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The Financial Express

92301. Two fake CID men heldPublished: September 12, 2017 12:06:55

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two fake officials of Crime Investigation Department (CID) from Bhutipukur border area in Tentulia upazila on Monday afternoon. The arrestees were identified as...


92302. Japan PM to launch $17-billion Indian bullet train projectPublished: September 12, 2017 17:17:31

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat this week, in a tightening of ties...


92303. UN imposes tougher sanctions on North KoreaPublished: September 12, 2017 10:14:45

The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test conducted on Sept. 3, imposing a ban...


92304. Central bank decides to keep watchful eye on exposure of banksPublished: September 12, 2017 09:49:27

The central bank has decided to strengthen monitoring of commercial banks' exposure to share market with a view to avoiding recurrence of an unwanted situation, officials said.   Under the...


92305. Country needs to ‘widen tax net, not overstretch payers’Published: September 12, 2017 10:21:40

Bangladesh needs to expand its tax network instead of overburdening the existing tax base, if the country wants to increase its revenue generation capacity, speakers opined at a seminar in...


92306. Paddy farming facing setback in Rangpur flood-hit areasPublished: September 12, 2017 10:22:40

Cultivation of Aman paddy is facing setback in different flood affected areas under Rangpur division due to acute crisis of seedlings.   Although flood water has begun to recede from...


92307. Irma leaves Florida without powerPublished: September 12, 2017 10:42:08

About 6.5 million homes and businesses in Florida, two-thirds of the total, are without power after Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the state, officials said on Monday.  ...


92308. Asia shares hit ten-year high on Irma, North Korea reliefPublished: September 12, 2017 11:34:16

Asian shares hit a 10-year peak on Tuesday with investors breathing a sigh of relief as North Korean fears eased slightly and the worst-case scenario from Hurricane Irma looked to...


92309. PM calls on Myanmar to end violencePublished: September 12, 2017 12:19:49

Bangladesh has called on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingyas as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits refugee camps in the southeastern part of the country.   “We urge the Myanmar...


92310. PM leaves for Rohingya camp visitPublished: September 12, 2017 11:14:11

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left for Cox’s Bazar to distribute aid among Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar.   Hasina left Dhaka on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight around...


92311. Dhaka, Chittagong bourses open positivePublished: September 12, 2017 12:11:41

The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed a positive trend in the first hour of trading Tuesday amid volatility as some investors were active on sector-wise...


92312. One dies in Satkhira lightning strikePublished: September 12, 2017 13:18:01

A fish farm owner was killed by a lightning strike at Assasuni upazila in Satkhira on Tuesday morning.   The deceased has been identified as Jahangir Hossain, 45, son of...


92313. Risk of few drinks in pregnancy reviewedPublished: September 12, 2017 13:43:51

There is "surprisingly limited" evidence that light drinking during pregnancy poses any risk to the baby, say UK researchers.    They reviewed all the available studies done on the topic...


92314. 20 injured in Jhenaidah road crashPublished: September 12, 2017 13:54:54

At least 20 people have sustained injuries as a bus carrying 50 passengers plunged into a ditch skidding off Harinakunda-Jhenaidah road near the Circuit House in Jhenaidah Sadar Upazila on...


92315. Pakistan beefs up security ahead of T20 seriesPublished: September 12, 2017 14:10:29

Pakistan has tightened its security for the T20 series, first big international cricketing event on home soil for eight years, between Pakistan and a World XI in Lahore.   International...


92316. Medical entry test: Court halts move to deduct scoresPublished: September 12, 2017 14:55:05

The government's decision to deduct scores of aspirants taking the medical and dental colleges' entrance test for a second time has been stayed.   On Tuesday, the High Court froze...


92317. China auto sales rise in AugPublished: September 12, 2017 15:28:09

China's auto sales continued to increase in August, evidence of the steady growth of the world's largest car market, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed Monday....


92318. BB to award highest remittance sendersPublished: September 12, 2017 18:12:17

Bangladesh Bank (BB) will give remittance award to the highest remittance senders and the highest remittance receiving institutions for encouraging Non Residence Bangladeshis (NRBs) to send money through legal channels,...


92319. Samsung Note 8 smashes pre-order recordsPublished: September 12, 2017 16:09:53

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 premium smartphone have hit the highest-ever for the Note series, beating its predecessor Note 7 over five...


92320. '370,000 Rohingyas flee Myanmar for Bangladesh'Published: September 12, 2017 17:29:12

Violence in Myanmar prompted 370,000 Rohingya people to flee to Bangladesh since August 25, up from a previous estimate of 313,000.   The UN International Organization for Migration revealed the...


92321. The paralysis in policy decisionsPublished: September 12, 2017 20:04:02

The very name of the venue evokes a feeling of not only ordinariness but also of a non-event. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the town with 15000 population, that has been hosting...


92322. Towards a cleaner Bangladesh - safe water, sanitation and hygiene for allPublished: September 12, 2017 20:15:47

Community-Led Total Sanitation might be the greatest Bangladeshi export.  In countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, a consensus has emerged that the best approach is Community-Led Total Sanitation, which...


92323. Live in Bengali with full spiritPublished: September 12, 2017 20:52:38

All languages are sweet to their patrons, but none can be sweeter than one's own mother tongue. The language children learn since birth is derived from their surroundings, especially from...


92324. The Economist gives a thumb-up to Bangladesh  Published: September 12, 2017 21:17:10

In an article titled "East overtakes West" published on September 7, 2017 the Economist, a reputed British weekly,  puts Bangladesh ahead of Pakistan in terms of GDP per capita   and ...


92325. Middle income nation status before 2021: KamalPublished: September 12, 2017 21:27:04

Bangladesh will become a middle income country before 2021, says the planning minister. “We are hopeful that our dream of becoming a middle income country will be fulfilled before 2021,”...


92326. JJ Abrams to direct next Star Wars moviePublished: September 12, 2017 21:29:41

JJ Abrams, who launched the new era of Star Wars films with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to the series as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode...


92327. Google appeals against EU anti-trust finePublished: September 12, 2017 10:59:51

Tech giant Google has lodged an appeal against the 2.4billion euro fine (£2b / $2.8b) which was ordered to pay by the European Commission in June.   The regulator had...


92328. Move underway to develop financial inclusion networkPublished: September 12, 2017 10:29:29

A move is under way to organise a platform styled Financial Inclusion Network-Bangladesh (FIN-B) for developing, sharing and disseminating knowledge and expertise in financial inclusion.   Its main objective will...


92329. Yunus asks Suu Kyi to start peace processPublished: September 12, 2017 22:26:36

Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus has called upon Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take “immediate steps” to halt the Rakhine State violence and stem the flow...


92330. Taxpayers to pay penalty for hiding tax-exempted incomesPublished: September 12, 2017 10:09:16

Taxpayers have expressed their resentment over a penal measure that deprives them of tax-exemption benefit of certain incomes.   According to the current income-tax provision, tax-exempted income or income entitled...


92331. UNFPA seeks $13m urgently for Rohingya women, girlsPublished: September 12, 2017 22:02:13

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sought emergency funding for reproductive health and gender-based violence response for Rohingya women and girls arriving from Myanmar.   The UN population agency said...


92332. PM wants coordination to deal Rohingya refugeesPublished: September 12, 2017 21:45:33

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday directed the all authorities concerned to work in a coordinated manner while dealing with the Myanmar refugees staying in Bangladesh.   She asked the...


92333. Fakhrul appreciates PM for visiting Rohingya refugeesPublished: September 12, 2017 21:33:19

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for visiting Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar.   But he strongly criticised her government for not...


92334. Rain, poor roads and mute sufferings  Published: September 12, 2017 21:19:14

HEAVY rain this year has taken its toll on the roads of our capital as most of them go under water with a little bit of rain. Commuters are harassed...


92335. Continuing horror story  Published: September 12, 2017 21:18:26

THIS refers to your thought-provoking article titled "The Rohingya horror story continues" published on September 12. The Rohingya are an ethnic group, largely comprising Muslims, who predominantly live in the...


92336. Providing medical help for Rohingyas  Published: September 12, 2017 21:17:48

THE ROHINGYA people of Myanmar are being subjected to inhuman torture and persecution. As a result they are compelled to leave their homeland and seek refuge in Bangladesh. They are...


92337. State-run banks and default loans  Published: September 12, 2017 21:16:17

How does one react to the finding that one third of the country's state owned banks' bad loans is in the grip of only 20 defaulted borrowers?  This, no doubt,...


92338. Change of guard for pvt. medical colleges  Published: September 12, 2017 21:15:16

The move, though belated, to transfer the control over academic affairs of private medical colleges from the Dhaka University to some other institution will be considered a step in the...


92339. Asian agribusiness has much to learn from Spain's cooperative modelPublished: September 12, 2017 20:46:01

La Almunia de Doña Godina, a small town situated in the fertile plains of Valdejalón in northwestern Spain, was buzzing with unusual activity one late afternoon a few weeks ago,...


92340. Dealing with Libor manipulationPublished: September 12, 2017 20:39:33

A couple of years ago when the report on Libor manipulation came out, I wrote an article wherein my suggestion was for our banks and financial institutions to do some...


92341. The anatomy of illiberal capitalismPublished: September 12, 2017 20:29:39

Populists such as US President Donald Trump and de facto Polish leader Jarosław Kaczyński, and authoritarians such as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, do not...


92342. UN aircraft with emergency relief reaches DhakaPublished: September 12, 2017 20:10:05

Two chartered aircraft of the UNHCR with emergency relief supplies for 25,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) Tuesday.   "The two aircrafts, one is...


92343. Egypt cuts military ties with North KoreaPublished: September 12, 2017 20:04:12

Egypt’s defence minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea.   There was no immediate confirmation from the Egyptian government, says...


92344. Dhaka edn board secy for revoking MCQ methodPublished: September 12, 2017 19:37:09

Secretary to the Education Ministry’s Secondary and Higher Secondary Division Sohrab Hossain suggested the withdrawal of the MCQ method from the secondary and higher secondary level examinations.   He came...


92345. Most Rohingya refugees are children: UNICEFPublished: September 12, 2017 19:24:04

Most Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, who managed to flee Myanmar in the past six days, are children, says Bangladesh Chief of UNICEF’s Child Protection Jean Lieby.   “60 per cent...


92346. Schoolgirl’s death triggers angry protest in DhakaPublished: September 12, 2017 19:14:50

The death of a schoolgirl in a road accident at Shewrapara area of Dhaka triggered an angry protest on Tuesday.   The deceased was identified as Disha, 10, a Class-V...


92347. Muggers hack mobile top-up trader to death in M’singhPublished: September 12, 2017 18:46:22

A mobile top-up trader was hacked to death by muggers at Kewatkhali in Mymensingh early Tuesday.   The deceased was identified as Haripad, 45, a resident of the area, reports...


92348. Italy co to supply AEASA radars for Bangladesh Navy’s aircraftPublished: September 12, 2017 18:39:45

Leonardo, an Italy-based company, will supply AESA radar to be used in two maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) of the Bangladesh Navy (BN) The aircrafts will be equipped with Leonardo’s Seaspray...


92349. Spain's Constitutional Court suspends Catalan referendum lawPublished: September 12, 2017 18:36:25

The Spanish Constitutional Court has suspended a Catalan law outlining a legal framework for an independent state, a court source said on Tuesday, an expected move after it suspended a...


92350. Govt to recruit 10,000 physicians: Health ministerPublished: September 12, 2017 18:11:46

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said all the necessary arrangements have been made to recruit 10,000 physicians for providing equitable and inclusive health services in the country’s rural and...