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    ACC detains ‘corrupt’ businessman at Dhaka airport

    Daily Dhaka Times: The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC has detained a businessman at the Dhaka airport who stands accused of embezzling nearly Tk 50 million from state-run Pubali Bank. The arrestee, Bahauddin Sadi, is accused in a case that ACC started in 2013 over embezzlement of Tk 49.4 million from the bank. Pubali Bank’s branch […]

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    Bidi labourers protest Finance Minister’s comment

    Daily Dhaka Times: Bidi labourer union leaders expressed protest on the Finance Minister’s recent comment on shutting off the industry of poor people. The organization leaders shared their protest from a press conference at Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday. Earlier on July 30, after a meeting with the tobacco companies, Finance Minister AHM Muhith told […]

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    India’s Ola to enter Bangladesh market

    Daily Dhaka Times: Indian ride-hailing company Ola is planning to enter Bangladesh market as part of an international expansion plan, says a report by NDTV’s Gadgets 360 citing undisclosed sources. The company, which leads rival Uber in India’s ride-hailing market, has been looking at international markets for a while, and it has identified India’s neighbours […]

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    Restaurants still reeling from Dhaka terror attack

    Abu Hayat Mahmud: Restaurants and cafes in Dhaka are still struggling to return to normal after the setbacks of last July’s terrorist attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan. Foreign patronage has declined at restaurants in Gulshan 2, Banani and the Baridhara diplomatic area after the attack which resulted in the deaths of 17 […]

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    Bangladeshi Eid shoppers spend billions of taka in India

    Golam Mawla: Bangladeshi markets are more or less flooded by Indian dresses during the Eid. But thousands of Bangladeshis still prefer to make round trips to India for Eid shopping. This time, an estimated 150,000 shoppers are expected to travel to the neighbouring country. Munshiganj’s Arafat Abedin went to Kolkata on Friday. He spent more than […]

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    Banani rape: What matters and what doesn’t

    Tanim Ahmed: Why did she go to the hotel? It does not matter if she went to a restaurant or a hotel. Wasn’t it almost dark when she went? It does not matter what time of day or night it was. Did she have someone older accompany her? Did she at least have a friend […]

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    Roots Journalist Fellowship Declaration Program

    Daily Dhaka Times: Roots Bangla and it’s associate CARE Bangladesh has given fellowship as roots journalists to 9 students from 6 universities and three honorary citizens. Information Technologist Mustafa Jabbar, Sohrab Hassan, Assistant Editor, Daily Prothom Alo and Murad Bin Aziz, CARE Bangladesh graced that program at Bishwo Sahityo Kendro in Dhaka last Wednesday. Along […]

  • 24 killed in Tongi factory boiler blast

    Priyo News : The death toll in a huge fire at a packaging goods factory in Gazipur’s Tongi has risen to 24. The fire spread across the five-storey factory building of Tampaco Foils Ltd after a boiler exploded around 6am on Saturday. Contradictory reports were coming on over the deaths as the bodies recovered from […]

  • Kuwait once again bans Bangladeshi workers

    BD News : Kuwait has once again imposed a ban on recruiting workers from Bangladesh, local media reports say. The restrictions come months after the Gulf nation reopened its manpower market for Bangladesh on certain conditions, including one that says the employer must own a house, reports the Kuwait Times.  It said the interior ministry […]


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