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TCB to sell soyaean oil at Tk 100 litre, sugar at Tk 70kg from Sunday

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, state-ownwed Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start selling rice, lentil, sugar and soyabean oil among some one crore family cardholders across the country at subsidized rates. The TCB said this in a press release on Saturday. The press releases stated that State Minister Ahsanul Islam Titu would inaugurate the selling activities at Sheikh Fazlul ...

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Eid-ul-Azha: Advance train ticket sales begin Sunday

The sale of advanced train tickets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha begins Sunday. Like the previous Eid, all tickets will be sold online. People can purchase tickets from the Bangladesh Railway website and through mobile apps. Muslims in Bangladesh are expected to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha either on June 16 or 17, depending on moon sighting. Advance trains tickets for June 12 will be ...

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BB allows banks to utilize CSR to boost digital transactions

Bangladesh Bank (BB) today (May 31) said banks can utilize Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to encourage digital transactions from June 1 this year to June 31, 2025. A directive in this regard was issued by the Central Bank and copy of the same was forwarded to the managing directors and Chief Executives of the banks on Friday (May 31). According ...

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Petrol, octane prices hiked by Tk 2.50, diesel 75p

The government has further increased the retail prices of diesel, kerosene, petrol and octane for the month of June due to devaluation of Taka against US dollar. The Energy and Mineral Resources Division set the new automated price through a gazette notification as per the government decision on Thursday. As per a gazette notification, the prices of diesel and kerosene ...

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Sports cars and millions seized in cybercrime busts

The US and Europe have separately announced major takedowns of cybercrime networks that defrauded people of billions. The US has arrested Chinese national YunHe Wang and seized assets including a Ferrari, luxury watches and 21 properties. While Europol, Europe’s crime agency, has made four arrests but said eight fugitives are on the run. They will be added to Europe’s “most ...

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Special trains on Ctg-Cox’s Bazar route cancelled

Bangladesh Railways has cancelled the running of special trains on the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar route due to engine problem and lack of locomaster. The authorities said on Thursday (May 29) that the order will remain in force till further direction. The trains on the route operated on Wednesday as usual. The railway officials said that the special trains will start running ...

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UCB signs bancassurance agreement with Janata Insurance Company Limited

United Commercial Bank PLC (UCB) has recently signed a bancassurance agreement with Janata Insurance Company Limited with a view to offering insurance products to its customers. An agreement signing ceremony was held at UCB Corporate Head Office. Officials from both the concerns were present at the event. From United Commercial Bank PLC (UCB), Syed Faridul Islam, Managing Director & CEO ...

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StanChart Bangladesh invests in future of business education at IBA

Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of the University of Dhaka have recently inaugurated two new facilities–a Conference Centre and Teacher’s Lounge, along with a fully landscaped garden area. These new campus resources, a contribution to the educational institution from Standard Chartered, reflect the Bank’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of business leaders, fostering ...

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Taxation avoidance deal encourages Dutch businesses in Bangladesh: FS

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen on Monday said the signing of a new generation avoidance of double taxation treaty between Bangladesh and the Netherlands in March should encourage Dutch businesses to have stronger footprints in Bangladesh for mutual benefit. He made the remark while the Netherlands Ambassador to Bangladesh, Irma van Dueren, paid her maiden courtesy call on him at ...

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Flight operations at Shah Amanat resume after 17 hrs

After 17 hours’ of suspension, flight operations at Shah Amanat international Airport in Chattogram resumed at 5am on Monday amid heavy rain triggered by Cyclone Remal. Earlier, the airport authorities suspended the flight operation due to the adverse weather and warning of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD). Airport Director Group Captain Taslim Ahmad said, “After opening, three flights have already landed at ...

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