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Loan repayment swallows one-third of operating budget

Dhaka, March 29 -- Interest payment on government loans only sucks up one-third of Bangladesh's operating-budget expenditures, insiders said, sapping its public-spending abilities. Already, 52.3 per ... Read More


Dhaka ranks 3rd worst in air quality index this morning

Dhaka, March 29 -- Dhaka ranked third on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality on Friday morning. Its air quality continued to be in the 'unhealthy' zone with an air quality index (... Read More


BMD predicts showers in five divisions

Dhaka, March 29 -- The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted scattered rain or thundershowers with temporary gusty or squally winds for Friday. These conditions are expected to affect ... Read More


Cox's Bazar beach empty of tourists for Ramadan

Dhaka, March 29 -- Cox's Bazar beach, the longest natural sea beach in the world, is now experiencing a severe dearth of tourists for the holy month of Ramadan, reflecting dull business in the tourism... Read More


DU entry test results out

Dhaka, March 29 -- The results of Dhaka University (DU) admission test of all units for the 2023-2024 academic year was published on Thursday. DU VC Prof ASM Maksud Kamal announced the results in the... Read More


BIFC ex-chairman Abdul Mannan lands in jail in graft case

Dhaka, March 29 -- A Dhaka court has sent Major (retd) Abdul Mannan, former chairman of Bangladesh Industrial Finance Company Limited (BIFC), and five others to jail in a case filed by the Anti-Corrup... Read More


WASA to focus on coastal areas to address safe water crisis

Dhaka, March 29 -- Chairman of the Dhaka WASA Board Dr Sujit Kumar Bala on Thursday said it is the time to look at the water issues in the coastal areas. "There is a lack of fresh water availability ... Read More


Traders demand reversal of Karwan Bazar relocation plan

Dhaka, March 29 -- Traders at the wholesale hub of Karwan Bazar in the city urged the government to reconsider its plan to relocate the market to Amin Bazar. They also demanded an intensified surveil... Read More


Prepare for reaping graduation benefits, tackling challenges

Dhaka, March 29 -- Go all out preparing strategies for both maximizing benefits from Bangladesh's LDC graduation and facing post-graduation challenges, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says as she readies... Read More


Mind the gap: financing fashion industry's transition

Dhaka, March 29 -- Last year's COP marked a significant milestone for the global community. For the first time, all countries acknowledged the need to move away from fossil fuels to meet the goals lai... Read More