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Living cost in Dhaka soars 8.44pc in ’17 By Staff Correspondent | Last Updated: 3rd January, 2018, 00:00

Overall living expenses in Dhaka city rose by 8.44 percent in 2017 as essential commodities and some utility services became dearer, says Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB). Cost of products…

Living cost in Dhaka 
soars 8.44pc in ’17

Three new faces added to cabinet

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inducted three new faces in her cabinet and promoted a state minister to minister, increasing their number to 54. The new faces are IT entrepreneur Mostafa Jabbar,…


Khaleda, 48 others face arrest warrant

COMILLA: A court here on Tuesday issued warrants for the arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 48 other BNP and Jamaat men in a case filed over a petrol bomb attack on a passenger bus in the district…


Muggers get active in city

Organised criminal gangs, including muggers and robbers have become desperate in the capital and on its outskirts. The sudden rise in such criminal activities has triggered panic among city…

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42.94 lakh new voters listed 42.94 lakh new 
voters listed

A total of 42,94,889 new voters were enlisted during the countrywide voter roll update in 2017. The total number of voters is now 10,40,51,883 after adding the new voters, Acting Secretary of…

Metropolis
Foreign friends won’t put pressure on govt over polls: Shahriar Foreign friends won’t
put pressure on govt 
over polls: Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Tuesday said no foreign country will put pressure on the government supporting the demand of BNP or any banned political party over the next national…

Biz Capital
Production of dried fish starts in full swing Production of dried fish
starts in full swing

With the onset of winter, production of dried fish, locally known as shutki, is going on in full swing in different areas of the Chittagong city and district. A good number of people, mostly…

Editorial
New Year: Key Issues and Challenges New Year: Key Issues 
and Challenges

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Days.” ―…

Business
Patuakhali naval base gets ECNEC nod Patuakhali naval base 
gets ECNEC nod

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved a total of 16 projects, including establishment of a naval base in Patuakhali, involving Taka 5,221 crore. The…

Post-logue
Score Card of Power Sector Score Card of Power Sector

In the recent years Bangladesh has experienced booming economic growth, rapid urbanization and increased industrialization. Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared the ‘Vision…

Asia
S Korea proposes high-level talks with N Korea S Korea proposes high-level talks with N Korea

SEOUL: South Korea Tuesday proposed high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un called for better relations and said his country might attend the Winter…

World
Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports

MONTREAL: Snow, lengthy de-icing procedures and missing crews created havoc at Canada’s main airports on Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed out of the country’s biggest…

Culturetainment
Nat’l Instrumental Music Fest begins in city Nat’l Instrumental Music Fest begins in city

A 10-day National Instrumental Music Festival at the Nandan Mancha of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital’s Shegun Bagicha area on Monday. Presided over by the BSA Director…

Winner
Mashrafe urges cricketers to learn from Sabbir’s incident Mashrafe urges cricketers to learn from Sabbir’s incident

The New Year of Bangladesh cricket team has started with explosive Sabbir Rahman’s axing from national contract with a fine of Taka 20 lakh. With many exciting knocks in international…

My Districts
United efforts stressed to combat drug trafficking United efforts stressed to combat  drug trafficking

RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a post-rally discussion here opined that an united efforts has become an urgent need to combat illicit trafficking of drugs along with its trading and abusing to protect people…

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