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Stocks stay afloat amid regulatory moves

Dhaka, July 12 -- Stocks surged on Sunday, extending the winning streak for the fifth straight session, as the buoyant investors continued their buying spree at the lowest possible prices amid the flo... Read More


Visa, AMEX credit card bills can be paid through bKash

Dhaka, July 12 -- Customers have been enabled to pay Visa and AMEX credit card bills through bKash without any extra charge during the Covid-19 crisis. bKash has offered 1.0 per cent instant cashback... Read More


'Make vaccine available to those in need, not highest bidder'

Dhaka, July 12 -- Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the "highest bidder,"... Read More


Floods, landslides kill 23 in Nepal, dozens missing

Dhaka, July 11 -- Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday. Nine people were killed and mo... Read More


110m children in Asia go hungry

Dhaka, July 11 -- As many as 110-million children in Asia remain hungry as their family income has fallen drastically for an economic depression amid coronavirus, reveals a latest World Vision survey.... Read More


Actress Koel Mallick, her entire family test positive for Covid-19

Dhaka, July 11 -- Bengali actress Koel Mallick and her entire family have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19). Koel revealed in a post on Twitter that she along with her father and veteran Ben... Read More


Prices of spices go up ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

Dhaka, July 11 -- Prices of spices have gone up due to a spike in demand ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims in Bangladesh. Cinnamon, cardamom and cloves became cos... Read More


ACC grills MediTech director over mask graft

Dhaka, July 11 -- The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday grilled the director of a company over alleged graft in mask and PPE procurement for the health ministry to fight the Covid-19 pandem... Read More


Govt defers fund release for low-priority projects

Dhaka, July 11 -- The government has decided to suspend fund release for implementation of low-priority projects under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) of this fiscal year (FY), 2020-21. The de... Read More


Lack of investment diversification among hurdles to boost FDI

Dhaka, July 11 -- Speakers at a webinar identified lack of diversification in investment as a key challenge in boosting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country. The speakers stressed on the ne... Read More