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NBR misses revenue collection target in 10 months of FY22

Dhaka, May 23 -- The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has missed the revenue collection target in the first 10 months (July-April) of the current fiscal year (FY22). The National Board of Revenue (NBR... Read More


Over 1.5m children at risk as floods hit Bangladesh, says UNICEF

Dhaka, May 23 -- Over 1.5 million children are at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition due to extensive flooding in north-eastern Bangladesh, according to UNICEF. The UN a... Read More


Speakers stress more effective tobacco taxation

Dhaka, May 23 -- Speakers at a discussion have stressed more effective tobacco taxation for achieving the goal of building a tobacco-free country by 2040 as committed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ... Read More


Israel confirms 1st monkeypox case

Dhaka, May 22 -- The Israeli Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed the country's first monkeypox case after the viral disease has recently been detected across North America and Europe. A man in h... Read More


BB shows appreciation to AB Bank for exceeding disbursement target of working capital

Dhaka, May 22 -- Bangladesh Bank has shown appreciation to AB Bank for exceeding the disbursement target of working capital in the agriculture sector refinance scheme of Tk 50 billion under the stimul... Read More


Forex reserves improve slightly, stand at $42.30 billion

Dhaka, May 22 -- Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves have improved a little to stand at $42.30 billion, which was at $41.92 billion on May 10. "Recently, the reserve of foreign exchange was a slig... Read More


Two teenage girls 'commit suicide' in Pabna

Dhaka, May 22 -- Two 15-year old girls allegedly committed suicide by drinking pesticide in Chatmohar upazila of Pabna on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Juthi Akter, 15, daughter of Jillur... Read More


Gold prices reach record high

Dhaka, May 21 -- Jewellers in Bangladesh have increased gold prices to a record high. As per new prices, the best quality of gold, 22 carat, will be sold at Tk 82,464 per bhori, up by around Tk 4,199... Read More


Met office forecasts light to heavy rain in parts of country

Dhaka, May 21 -- Most parts of the country, including Dhaka, may witness light to heavy rainfall in the next 24-hour period starting from 9:00am on Saturday, according to a met office bulletin. The 2... Read More


US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

Dhaka, May 20 -- The White House is working to put advanced anti-ship missiles in the hands of Ukrainian fighters to help defeat Russia's naval blockade, officials said, amid concerns more powerful we... Read More