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Dhaka,  Tue,  30 August 2016
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August 30, 2016, 12:06 am
Strong supervision alongside competitive environment is an imperative for stemming the rise in non-performing loans (NPLs) in the country's banking system, experts said Monday. There have been worries over the ballooning of such bad loans in the banks as statistics show
August 30, 2016, 12:03 am
Bangladesh's development partners disbursed nearly 13 per cent less foreign aid, amounting to US$125.90 million, in the first month of the current fiscal compared to the corresponding figure, officials said Monday. Economic Relations Division (ERD) data showed the development partners provided
Bangladesh's potato production hit an all-time-high of 9.47 million tonnes in the last fiscal year (FY'16), the latest data showed but cold storage facilities showed little progress compared to higher output. While the country maintained its seventh position among top potato-producing countries by showing consecutive bumper production in the last four years, shortfall of storage capacity is hurting farmers and traders, sector insiders said.       Experts advocated increasing storage facility at lower cost for the farmers to maintain such higher growth. They also emphasised exploring new export markets and increasing use of processed food to minimise wastage. Potato output was a record 9.47 million
DOHA, Aug 29 (AFP) :  Qatar's international airport said Monday it is to charge passengers an exit tax as the energy-reliant emirate adjusts to falling oil prices. The 35-riyal ($10) levy is to be introduced this week, Hamad International Airport (HIA)
US Secretary of State John Kerry during his meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia focused on a multi-party system with space for peaceful political opposition and united efforts of all segments of Bangladesh people to face its current threats, says the US State Department. In a statement, Deputy Spokesperson at the US Department of State Mark Toner said Kerry met Khaleda
The government has fixed new rate of interest and services charges under the donor-assisted refinancing fund to help garment factory owners secure the loan, sources said. All charges have now been capped at 7.0 per cent, which were 9-10 per cent for getting loan from the apparel sector's remediation fund, according to a ministry of finance (MoF) guideline issued on Sunday
The second day of the strike enforced by Jagannath University (JnU) students demanding dormitories on the now vacated land of Dhaka’s old central jail, is underway on Monday. As part of their scheduled programme, a group of students of the university took position on the campus and staged demonstrations to press home their demand in the morning, witnesses said. Additional police forces have been deployed to avoid untoward situation. Police also barricaded Rai Saheber Bazar road and Tanti Bazar road. The students’ demand for ...
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Chinese Taipei secured their second successive win in the AFC U-16 Women's Championship 2017 Qualifiers crushing United Arab Emirates (UAE)
A test of how sticky a protein molecule is could help diagnose the early stages of Parkinson's disease, a study from the University of Edinburgh suggests, reports BBC. Scientists said early work on a small number of samples proved very accurate. Sticky clumps of the molecule are found in the brain cells of people with Parkinson's - and in those of some dementia sufferers. A Parkinson's disease charity said the results were "hugely promising" but larger studies were now needed. The study is published ...
The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports has vowed to continue with its movement unless the government backtracks on its decision to install the coal-fired power plant at Rampal. At a press conference, leaders of the committee also said they will intensify their movement with the participation of people particularly youths. The national committee organised the briefing in the city on Monday two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arranged a press conference on the Rampal power ...

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