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Sonali Bank signs agreement with Bangladesh Bank

Dhaka, Jan. 31 -- Sonali Bank Limited has signed an agreement to participate in the Export Facilitation Pre-Financed Fund (EFPF) of Tk 100 billion formed by Bangladesh Bank, says a press release. Son... Read More


MTB distributes blankets among cold-affected people

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Mutual Trust Bank Ltd (MTB) has recently distributed blankets among the cold-affected people of Beraid in Dhaka city... Read More


Retail power price likely to go up in February

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- The government is likely to raise the retail power price in February as part of its plans to readjust gas and electricity prices every month. The Power Division raised the electrici... Read More


Army chief visits CHT border road project

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Chief of Army Staff General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed on Monday visited the Chittagong Hill Tracts border road project being implemented under the supervision of the Bangladesh Army in Ch... Read More


Blinken urges Israel, Palestinians to calm tensions; reaffirms need for two-state solution

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Israel and Palestinians to calm tensions as he visited on Monday during the worst violence in years, reaffirming a long-stalled peace visio... Read More


Death toll in Pakistan mosque bombing reaches 47

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- A suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan on Monday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 47 people and wounding more than 150 others... Read More


601 organisations participating in Ekushey Book Fair this year

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Bangla Academy has allocated a total of 901 stalls to 601 organisations for Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2023, which is set to be inaugurated on Wednesday. The authorities have allotted 1... Read More


Poisonous air pollution

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- When a city holds the unenviable record of remaining at the top of the list of the most polluted cities in the world for an entire week except a day, the gravity of the problem paint... Read More


Conservation finance and Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- In December 2022, a United Nations (UN) biodiversity meeting, formally known as the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was hosted by Cana... Read More


VAT from 17 big banks fall 7.0pc short of H1 target

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Collection of value added tax (VAT) from 17 large banks fell nearly 7.0 per cent or Tk 1.53 billion short of target for the first half of the current fiscal year (FY2022-23). Until ... Read More