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14,000 expatriate workers left country in five days: CAAB

A total of 14,000 expatriate workers left the country for Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Singapore from April 17 to 21 amid the countrywide lockdown enforced to contain the Covid-19 transmission. Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Chairman Air Vice-Marshal M Mafidur Rahman said the workers flew for their designations after flight operations for expatriates resumed on April 17. Besides, ...

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Netflix shares plunge amid fears coronavirus boom is over

Video-streaming giant Netflix has reported a slowdown in subscriber growth, sending its shares tumbling. About 3.98 million people signed up for Netflix between January and March, well short of the projected 6 million. The company said a lack of new shows may have contributed to the shortfall, adding that it expected this to recover as sequels to hit shows are ...

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Toyota’s electric SUV concept is a glimpse at the company’s future

Toyota unveiled an electric SUV, the BZ4X, at the Shanghai Motor Show Monday. Currently, the BZ4X is a concept vehicle but Toyota intends to put it into production soon as a part of a major push into electric vehicles. While it has been a pioneer in hybrid and even hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles, Toyota has been slower than some other ...

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Bank of England to consider digital money plan

The Bank of England and the Treasury have announced they are setting up a taskforce to explore the possibility of a central bank digital currency. The aim is to look at the risks and opportunities involved in creating a new kind of digital money. Issued by the Bank for use by households and businesses, it would exist alongside cash and ...

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Singapore-bound spl Biman flight flies Tuesday

The Singapore-bound special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will be operated on Tuesday. Biman’s Public Relations officer Tanvir Ahmed confirmed media about the matter. On April 11, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) suspended all domestic and international flights for a week from April 14 responding to the government decision for a complete lockdown in the wake of rapid ...

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Like to leave business if tax anomalies not removed: Syed Nasim Manzur

The entrepreneurs of Bangladesh are exposed to a hostile taxation system which is detrimental for expansion of local and foreign investments, said Apex Footwear Ltd Managing Director Syed Nasim Manzur. Investors are facing stepmother behaviour from the authorities concerned, he said, adding “Although an industrialist counts loss, he/she will not be exempted from the tax as per current system.” He ...

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Airlines get landing permission; 476 fly for KSA, Oman

Middle-East bound special flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines faced disruption in flight schedules on Saturday failing to get landing permission in Dammam and Riyadh. But, flight operations became normal on Sunday after Saudi Arabia gave landing permission in the two destinations. Some 476 expatriate workers flew for Saudi Arabia and Oman today. Of them, 271 left by Biman and 205 ...

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Biman cancels 1st spl flight failing to get nod from KSA

Biman Bangladesh Airlines cancelled its first Riyadh-bound special flight scheduled for Saturday morning after failing to get permission from Saudi Arbia authorities. Passengers, who reached at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport six hours prior to the departure time, started protest after the Biman authorities informed them that the flight for Riyadh was cancelled. An official at the airport said the special flight of ...

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Matchbox cars get green makeover in eco drive

Matchbox is launching a series of toy cars based on real-life electric vehicles and making some using recycled materials as part of a global relaunch. The first will be a mini version of the Tesla Roadster and will be followed by other models along with scaled-down charging stations. The toymaker wants to raise awareness among children of the environmental impact ...

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Talos Energy announces deep-water Gulf of Mexico exploration results

Talos Energy announces deep-water Gulf of Mexico exploration results Talos Energy, BP and Chevron USA have announced the successful drilling results of the Puma West exploration project, located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Green Canyon Block 821. The Puma West was drilled to a total depth of 23,530 feet and was designed to test sub-salt Miocene sand. The possibility ...

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