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Forex reserves dip below $20 billion

Dhaka, March 10 -- Bangladesh's gross foreign exchange (forex) reserves have dropped below $20 billion as the central bank paid $1.29 billion to the Asian Clearing Union (ACU) against import bills, so... Read More


Sammilito Parishad sweeps BGMEA election

Dhaka, March 9 -- SM Mannan Kochi-led Sammalito Parishad has won all 35 posts of director at the biennial election of the apparel apex body, BGMEA, for the term of 2024-26. According to the provision... Read More


SCBA Polls Violence: Six lawyers including ex-secretary arrested, five remanded

Dhaka, March 9 -- Law enforcers have arrested at least six Supreme Court lawyers, including former Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal, for their allege... Read More


90pc glaucoma patients at risk of blindness: Survey

Dhaka, March 9 -- A research survey has revealed that only 200 thousand people among 2.0 million people affected by glaucoma, a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, receive medical car... Read More


Labaid Hospital fined Tk 0.2m for unauthorised rooftop restaurant

Dhaka, March 7 -- The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has imposed a Tk 0.2 million fine on Labaid Specialized Hospital in the capital's Dhanmondi area for non-compliance with building design regul... Read More


Private sector credit growth falls

Dhaka, March 7 -- The flow of formal credit to the private sector declined again, with its yearly growth slowing to 9.95 per cent in January 2024, as the central bank tightened its monetary policy to ... Read More


BRTA rejects TIB report on illegal transactions in bus service sector

Dhaka, March 6 -- Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has rejected a report recently published by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) that disclosed Tk 9.0 billion in illegal transactions in t... Read More


DCs urged to safeguard environment, biodiversity: Saber

Dhaka, March 5 -- Deputy Commissioners have been urged to safeguard Bangladesh's environment, ecosystems, and biodiversity, said Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury... Read More


Stocks down at opening as GP stock plunge

Dhaka, March 3 -- The stock market opened lower on Sunday as Grameenphone, the largest market-cap share plunged after the withdrawal of floor price. After remaining at Tk 286.6 more than 18 months, G... Read More


Islamic scholars advocate organised zakat collection, distribution to tap its full economic potential

Dhaka, March 3 -- Islamic scholars on Sunday called for institutional and organised Zakat collection and distribution to fully tap the economic potential of the mandatory donation. Zakat is the manda... Read More