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Britain’s new trading scheme to benefit Bangladesh

The UK government has launched a new scheme that aims to drive trade with Bangladesh and other countries boosting jobs and growth. The new trading rules will help countries come out of poverty and help British businesses and consumers at the same time, said the UK government. The UK Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) is a major opportunity to grow ...

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Covid staff shortage in UK could shut meat production lines

Staff absences could see shortages of meat products, the industry has warned. Meat processors are seeing up to one in 10 of their workforce told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid app. Some companies could be forced “to start shutting down production lines all together,” warned Nick Allen, chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA). As Covid cases ...

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Online sale of sacrificial animals soars amid Covid restrictions

With the raging pandemic keeping many away from crowded cattle markets, the online sale of sacrificial animals has gained momentum across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The digital platforms have reported a sale of nearly three lakh cattle until Saturday, three days ahead of the festival, surpassing last year’s sale of 87,000 animals. Some 289,819 animals have already been sold ...

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Alesha Mart doing business following rules, says chairman

Alesha Mart, an e-commerce platform, has been doing business following all the existing rules and regulations of the country, said Monzur Alam Sikder, chairman of Alesha Holdings Limited, the parent company of Alesha Mart. “We have been delivering products to the doorsteps of customers in time from the very beginning. The platform has so far delivered good of 3,50,000 orders. ...

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Hong Kong: US issues warning on business risks

The US has issued a warning to firms over the risks of doing business in Hong Kong after China imposed a new national security law there last year. A new business advisory tells multinational firms that they are subject to the laws and that their people could be arrested under them. Other risks may include having to surrender data to ...

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bKash suspends transactions with Evaly, Alesha Mart, 8 others

Country’s leading mobile financial service provider bKash on Saturday announced suspension of transactions through its channel to 10 e-commerce platforms. The platforms are Evaly, Alesha Mart, Dhamaka Shopping, E-orange, Sirajganj Shop, Aladiner Prodip, Qcoom, Boom Boom, Adyan Mart and Needs, according to a notice published on the bKash website. The notice reads that the payment gateway service of bKash had ...

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Sacrificial animals sale begins in city’s cattle markets

On the eve of the holy Eid-ul Azha, the trading of sacrificial animals began in the city’s makeshift cattle markets today and it will continue till July 21 maintaining the corona health guidelines. A total of 18 cattle markets — eight makeshift including Gabtoli cattle market in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) area and another 10 makeshift including Sarulia ...

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Online sales of sacrificial animals could touch 7 lakh this Eid: Tipu Munshi

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said that the online sales of sacrificial animals could touch 7 lakh this year, with more and more people preferring the virtual way of buying amid Covid-19. “I think the sales of animals could touch 5-7 lakh this year. Last year, the figure was about 1 lakh,” he said at a webinar on the ‘Impact ...

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Industries Ministry moves to preserve rawhide in ‘dochala’ houses during Eid

Industries Ministry has taken an initiative to preserve sacrificial animal rawhide in ‘dochala’ houses by using adequate salt for ensuring fair price of rawhide at the marginal level. To this end, the ministry has already provided necessary guidelines for the implementation of this initiative through the district administration. Talking to journalists, Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana said in this process, the ...

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Islamic Relief UK to deliver its biggest ever food distribution in the UK for Eid

From next week, Islamic Relief UK and 18 partners – including FareShare – will begin distributing essential food packs to vulnerable communities throughout the UK. The country-wide distribution will not only mark the final weeks of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month in the Islamic calendar but will also happen following the Islamic festival of Eid-al-Adha (otherwise known as The Festival of ...

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