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1. Sri Lanka Prosperity Index improves record highPublished: November 15, 2019 15:39:22

Sri Lanka's Prosperity Index (PI) saw a 42 per cent rise from 2017 to 2018, local media reports quoting the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said on Friday. The...


2. Cyclone aftermath: 0.25m people without power for five daysPublished: November 15, 2019 14:52:56

About 250,000 customers of the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) are languishing without electricity, five days after a powerful cyclone lashed the country's southern coast. According to the BREB, it...


3. UN adopts resolution on human rights situation in MyanmarPublished: November 15, 2019 14:46:22

A resolution on situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar has been adopted at the Unites Nations (UN). The resolution received 140 votes in its...


4. US and China 'getting close' to trade dealPublished: November 15, 2019 14:16:22

The United States and China are getting close to a trade agreement, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday, citing what he called very constructive talks with Beijing...


5. Chinese shares close lower FridayPublished: November 15, 2019 13:40:16

Chinese stocks closed lower Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.64 percent, at 2,891.34 points, Xinhua reports. The Shenzhen Component Index closed 1.01 per cent lower at 9,647.99...


6. Indian traders resume buying Malaysian palm oilPublished: November 15, 2019 13:07:30

Indian refiners have resumed buying Malaysian palm oil after a near one-month suspension linked to a political row as Kuala Lumpur began offering a $5.0 a ton discount over supplies...


7. India continue on highPublished: November 15, 2019 12:58:30

Indian captain Virat Kohli endured a rare fate in Tests as he was removed by Abu Jayed Rahi for a duck in the first session of Indore Test. However, India...


8. Over Tk 27m contraband goods seized in Cumilla in OctPublished: November 15, 2019 11:59:53

Narcotics and contraband items worth over Tk 27.40 million were seized during 8,523 drives conducted by various agencies in the district during the month of October. The information was revealed...


9. 12 years into Sidr: Bagerhat residents yet to get durable embankmentPublished: November 15, 2019 11:57:23

Twelve years ago, another much stronger cyclone, 'Sidr',  took a similar path to ‘Bulbul’  that ripped through the coastal districts, including Bagerhat. On November 15, 2007, the super cyclone left...


10. Israel says holding fire in Gaza as long as militants doPublished: November 15, 2019 11:56:23

Israel will follow suit if Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip stop cross-border attacks, an Israeli official said on Thursday, denying that Israel had changed open-fire policy as demanded by...


11. Four fined for selling onion at higher pricePublished: November 15, 2019 11:53:23

A mobile court in Chandpur on Thursday fined four grocery shop owners Tk 14000 for selling onion at higher price in Shahrasti upazila of the district. A mobile court led...


12. Study soon to fix Eid-time rawhide pricesPublished: November 15, 2019 10:56:54

The government is all set to conduct a study on the fixing of rawhide prices and the skin buy-and-sale process to ensure rational rates during Eid-ul-Azha. The mechanism is aimed...


13. Woman shot dead in Dhaka: Police crack three-decade-old murder casePublished: November 15, 2019 10:55:52

Police say they have cracked the Sagira Morshed Salam murder case, three decades after the incident on Bailey Road in Dhaka. The law enforcement arrested Hasan Ali Chowdhury, 70, the...


14. BSFIC sends SOS for Tk 12.70b fundPublished: November 15, 2019 10:53:10

The Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) has sent a distress signal to the government, seeking immediate sanction of Tk 12.70 billion to save the state-owned sugar mills. The...


15. Wata Chemicals posts highest EPS growth among local cosPublished: November 15, 2019 10:49:26

Wata Chemicals, a listed company in the pharmaceuticals & chemicals sector, posted the highest EPS (earnings per share) growth among its local peers in fiscal year (FY) 2018-19. The company's...


16. Renata generates highest turnoverPublished: November 15, 2019 10:47:45

Ten most traded companies accounted for nearly 27 per cent of transactions on the prime bourse on Thursday, with Renata generating the highest turnover. Market analysts said investors were active...


17. IBN SINA approves 30pc cash dividendPublished: November 15, 2019 10:46:12

The 35th annual general meeting (AGM) of The IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd was held at Emmanuelle's Convention Centre in the city on Thursday, said a statement. Shah Abdul Hannan,...


18. Govt adopts new strategy to curb money launderingPublished: November 15, 2019 10:42:27

The government has adopted a new strategy to combat trade-based money laundering and illicit financial outflow from the country with the incorporation of a few stringent provisions into it, officials...


19. Influx of BD workers from KSA continues unabatedPublished: November 15, 2019 10:40:49

The influx of Bangladeshi workers from Saudi Arabia continued unabated following raids by the Arab country against irregular foreign workers, sources said. According to the welfare desk at the Hazrat...


20. Onion prices explodePublished: November 15, 2019 10:37:49

The price of the local variety of onion went through the roof as it hit Tk 200 a kg at the retail level on Thursday. Even the previous day the...


21. Kamal vows to cut tax rates using all matrixesPublished: November 15, 2019 10:19:11

Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal has promised to reduce tax rates using all economic matrixes. The government will assess as to what extent it can reduce the tax...


22. Trump admitted to bribery in Ukraine scandal: PelosiPublished: November 15, 2019 10:13:17

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday President Donald Trump already has admitted to bribery in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of a Democratic-led inquiry, accusing him...


23. Top 20 defaulters: BB asks state banks to ramp up recoveryPublished: November 15, 2019 09:59:49

The central bank has asked four state-owned commercial banks, or SoCBs, to gear up the recovery drive, keeping in mind top 20 defaulters. The instruction was given at a meeting...