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'Alponay Boishakh 1431' set to welcome Bengali New Year

Dhaka, April 9 -- The country's largest Alpona festival, titled "Alponay Boishakh 1431," is all set to bring the essence of Bengali culture to life with vibrant strokes of colour and artistry, as the ... Read More


US First Republic Bank to close down in May

Dhaka, April 9 -- San Francisco-based First Republic Bank will close down in May this year after the remaining 62 branches of the bank complete takeover by JPMorgan Chase, media reported on Monday. C... Read More


Bus driver, helper beaten to death in Savar

Dhaka, April 9 -- A bus driver and his assistant have died in hospital care after being assaulted by passengers for demanding Eid-ul-Fitr tips in Savar. Sohel Rana Babu, 28, a driver of bus operator ... Read More


Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday as Shawwal moon not sighted

Dhaka, April 9 -- Muslims in Bangladesh will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday as the Shawwal moon was not sighted in the country this evening. More to follow.. Published by HT Digital Content Servi... Read More


BASIC Bank to merge with City Bank in strategic consolidation move

Dhaka, April 8 -- In a significant development within Bangladesh's banking sector, BASIC Bank is set to merge with City Bank, following a decision made during a Monday meeting between Bangladesh Bank ... Read More


Moon sighting committee to meet on Tuesday to fix date of Eid-ul-Fitr

Dhaka, April 8 -- A meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee will be held on Tuesday to fix the date of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims. The meeting will be hel... Read More


Sangskritik Jote to defy time limit, celebrate Pahela Baishakh until 9:00pm

Dhaka, April 8 -- The Sammilita Sangskritik Jote has announced a programme from 4pm to 9pm at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Pahela Baishakh in defiance of a government order to end the outdoor... Read More


Adani begins commercial output of wafers, ingots for solar power

Dhaka, April 8 -- Adani Group has begun commercial production of wafer and ingots used for making solar power cells and modules at its factory in Gujarat and aims to make polysilicon in 2027/28 to bec... Read More


Eid exodus fails to improve Dhaka's air quality

Dhaka, April 8 -- Although a significant exodus of residents leaving the capital for festive reunions on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr, Dhaka's air quality remains alarmingly poor. Dhaka ranked fourth ... Read More


Oil tumbles nearly 2.0pc as Middle East tensions ease

Dhaka, April 8 -- Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Monday, with Brent sliding under $90, as Middle East tensions eased after Israel withdrew more soldiers from southern Gaza and committed to f... Read More