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1,349 women raped in 10 months in Bangladesh: Report

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- Bangladesh witnessed an alarming rise in the number of rape incidents of woman during January-October 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, according to a report of an independen... Read More


US Embassy calls for applicants for Community Engagement Exchange Program

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- US Embassy in Dhaka has announced the call for applications for a new US government-funded civil society leadership programme - the Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program. The ... Read More


Domestic air travellers' turnout now almost normal

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- Domestic passenger turnout has reached almost its pre-Covid stage, a top official of a private airliner said. He said people now try to reduce six to eight hours' exposure by travel... Read More


Banks on the back foot in financing infrastructure projects

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- Most of the banks in the country do not feel comfortable to finance infrastructure projects mainly due to longer concession period of the projects than the banks' loan tenure of only... Read More


Hygiene, sanitation to get priority in next budget: Minister

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- Planning Minister MA Mannan on Thursday said public funds would be spent on the low-income people from now, targeting the specific goals. "From now, we will monitor where the public... Read More


Dhaka's canals brought under city corporations' jurisdiction to improve environment

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- Local government ministry on Thursday decided in principle to hand over the responsibility of Dhaka's canals to north and south city corporations. To this effect, it formed a 14-mem... Read More


Deadline for disbursing stimulus money among smaller enterprises extended

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- The central bank has extended the deadline further to implement the stimulus package for cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises (CMSMEs) from November 30 to December 31. It ha... Read More


Many auditors 'flout reporting rules'

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- Speakers at an event on Thursday said many auditors often violate the rules and regulations of financial reporting and some companies prepare two financial statements with an ulterio... Read More


Actor Aly Zaker passes away

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- Actor and director Aly Zaker has died in hospital care after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 76. Aly Zaker passed away at United Hospital in Dhaka at 6:40 am Friday, bdnews24... Read More


GQ Ball Pen declares 5.0pc cash dividend only for general investors

Dhaka, Nov. 26 -- The board of directors of GQ Ball Pen Industries has recommended 5.0 per cent cash dividend for the general shareholders excluding sponsors/directors for the year ended on June 30, 2... Read More