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State banks' loan woes dwarf business

Dhaka, May 19 -- Investors in the industrial sector are struggling to launch new businesses or expand existing ones due to a slowdown in loan approvals by state-owned commercial banks. A central bank... Read More


BD seeks Oxford Group's nod to set up jab centre

Dhaka, May 19 -- Bangladesh has sought the support of the Oxford Group at the University of Oxford to establish a vaccine centre here in the country (Bangladesh). Health Minister Dr. Samanta Lal Sen ... Read More


Apparel workers seek rationing

Dhaka, May 19 -- Labour leaders, entrepreneurs, and economists joined forces on Saturday to demand support for low-income garment workers struggling with high inflation. The discussion, organised by ... Read More


RMG procurement platform digitalised

Dhaka, May 19 -- The Bangladeshi garment industry, a cornerstone of the nation's economy, is poised for a digital revolution. The country's first-ever digital procurement platform was unveiled on Sat... Read More


Woman dies in RAB custody in Kishoreganj

Dhaka, May 19 -- A 54-year-old woman named Suraiya Khatun died in RAB custody on Friday evening, sparking an investigation into the cause of death. Reports indicate that RAB personnel brought Suraiya... Read More


Call resonates to sign basin-based water treaties with India

Dhaka, May 19 -- A discussion meeting held on Saturday at the Jatiya Press Club commemorated the historic Farakka Long March, led by the late Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani. Speakers at the event, ... Read More


'LDC graduation to be accompanied by unprecedented levels of debt'

Dhaka, May 19 -- Unprecedented debt will surely derail the hope of sustainability after Bangladesh's graduation as a middle-income country. The civil society organizations who participate in the even... Read More


Over 20 Indian Cos participate in the 9th cold chain exhibition

Dhaka, May 19 -- More than 20 companies from India have taken part in the 9th "Cold Chain and Infrastructure Exhibition" held at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka. SAVOR I... Read More


DCCI for ESG compliance reporting to boost trade, investment

Dhaka, May 19 -- Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Ashraf Ahmed has said that embracing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) compliance reporting standards is ess... Read More


Interview: Dream Square Resort aiming for five stars and beyond

Dhaka, May 19 -- Advocate Nuruzzaman Khokon, a lawyer by profession but a hospitality entrepreneur by passion, has set his sights on propelling Bangladesh's tourism sector to new heights. In an inter... Read More