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South Asia Satellite blasts off By Other | Last Updated: 6th May, 2017, 00:00

India on Friday successfully launched the South Asia Communication Satellite, which will provide communication and disaster support to the nations of the region.   Built by the Indian…

South Asia Satellite blasts off

Overseas jobseekers still fall victim to frauds

Bangladeshi workers seeking jobs abroad are still being cheated by dishonest manpower agents and brokers though a stringent law has been in force since 2013 to stop cheating of overseas jobseekers.…


Face of South Asia will change: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday laid emphasis on fruitful engagement in various fields of cooperation between South Asian countries for the betterment of the people of the region, reports BSS.…


15pc VAT higher than most South Asian countries

The uniform VAT rate of 15 percent that will come into effect in Bangladesh from July is higher than most countries in South Asia.   Countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives,…

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Fake revenue stamps on sale across country Fake revenue stamps on 
sale across country

The government is being deprived of huge revenue every year as a gang of frauds are making counterfeiting revenue stamps across the country.   Like fake banknote detectors, there…

Metropolis
Workers’ safety, rights to come up prominently Workers’ safety, rights to
come up prominently

Bangladesh and the United States will discuss trade and investment issues with a special focus on workers’ safety and rights on May 17, the first such meeting after the Trump Administration assumed…

Biz Capital
Tk 5,000cr CCC project to end waterlogging Tk 5,000cr CCC project to end 
waterlogging

Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) has taken up a mega project to address long-drawn waterlogging crisis in the city permanently.   Concerned CCC officials hope that the city dwellers…

Editorial
Development and Promotion of Entrepreneurship Education Development and Promotion of Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurs are considered as the most important segment of the society to generate employment opportunity, increasing GDP growth, fostering economic development around the world. Therefore, entrepreneurship…

Post Loug
Harvesting Rice prior to Flash Flood Harvesting Rice prior to Flash Flood

Long-term flooding pattern analysis from Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Regional Station, Habiganj, indicates that flood arrives at the first week of May and its depth steadily increases up to…

Asia
US urges SE Asia allies to shun North Korea US urges SE Asia allies to shun North Korea

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged his South East Asian colleagues on Thursday to take further steps to isolate North Korea’s pariah regime, reports AFP.  …

World
Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up Syria safe zones Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up Syria safe zones

ASTANA: Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday signed an agreement on setting up four safe zones in Syria that the United Nations described as a promising step to wind down the brutal six-year war, reports…

Culturetainment
I often feel like a stranger in my own land: Dr Chanchal Khan I often feel like a stranger in my own land: Dr Chanchal Khan

Dr Chanchal Khan is one of the leading exponents of Tagore songs and a researcher, acclaimed both in Bangladesh and India.  He has mastered a style of his own that blends his loyalty towards…

Winner
Shadman’s ton steers Abahani’s win Shadman’s ton steers Abahani’s win

Abahani Limited notched a big 107-run victory against Prime Bank Cricket Club in the 7th round of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan Ground 3 in Savar…

My Districts
Boosting local yarn production can revitalise silk sector Boosting local yarn production can revitalise silk sector

RAJSHAHI: President of Bangladesh Silk Industries Owners Association Liakat Ali said, boosting production of local yarn can help revitalising the silk sector to regain its lost legacy alongside meeting…

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