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Bangladesh shuts for long Eid vacation

Dhaka, April 8 -- Bangladesh shuts for a long Eid vacation beginning today with umpteen holidaymakers going on exodus from this overpopulated city by all modes of transport. Witnesses said large numb... 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


Now City Bank PLC agreeing merger with weakling BASIC

Dhaka, April 8 -- Ongoing mergers and acquisitions in Bangladesh's banking sector gets in high gear now that City Bank decides on coupling with the weakened state-run BASIC, officials said. The list ... 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


Minimum wage for cotton textile workers set at Tk 10,001

Dhaka, April 8 -- The government has fixed minimum monthly wages for the workers of cotton textile industry, making a little change in basic pay and house rent from the proposed ones. The Ministry of... Read More


Bank mergers: navigating challenges, seizing opportunities

Dhaka, April 8 -- In the ever-evolving landscape of Bangladesh's financial sector, a profound transformation is underway, driven by strategic mergers guided by the Bangladesh Bank. These mergers repre... Read More


Saudi Arabia to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday

Dhaka, April 8 -- Saudi Arabia has declared Wednesday, April 10, as the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr, after the crescent moon was not spotted on Monday evening. The Kingdom announced that the holy month ... Read More


Eid trippers to pay Tk 9.84 billion extra fare

Dhaka, April 8 -- Public transport operations will extract additional Tk 8.84 billion from passengers before this Eid despite the government efforts to stop collecting extra fare. About 10.6 million ... Read More