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Activists of Karmajibi Nari, an organisation representing working women, especially those working in the readymade garment sector, staging a drama at a ral
Activists of Karmajibi Nari
ly in the city Monday demanding implementation of minimum wage. — FE . . . . . .     Read Full Story
Depreciation of dollar not harmful for Bangladesh, says MCCI

The price effect of the dollar depreciation may in the short run be adverse for the economies with floating exchange rates, it should not be considered serious. This view was expressed by the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) in an editorial comment in the latest issue of its chamber news. According to the chamber . . . . . .     Read Full Story
Imports record 23pc rise
Country's overall import recorded a substantial increase during the first half of the current fiscal
Depreciation of dollar not harmful for Bangladesh, says MCCI
The price effect of the dollar depreciation may in the short run be adverse for the economies with f
Govt to form wages commission for SOEs, corpns
The government has decided to form the National Wages and Productivity Commission 2005 for the worke
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Huge arms haul in Cox's Bazar
COX'S BAZAR, March 14: Para-military BDR Monday recovered a big cache of weapons in an abandoned co
Trade & Finance
Myanmar bars foreign firms from new onshore oil, gas exploration
YANGON, Mar 14 (AFP): Myanmar's military government has barred foreign firms from onshore oil and ga
Oil holds firm above $54 ahead of OPEC output review
SINGAPORE, Mar 14 (Reuters): Oil prices held steady today, firmly planted above $54 a barrel despite
US tobacco giant offers to buy Indonesia's big cigarette maker
JAKARTA, Mar 14 (AFP): US tobacco giant Philip Morris today said it had offered to buy Sampoerna, he
Falling revenues and fiscal imperatives
Adequate revenue mobilisation to meet both recurring and development expenditures is considered to b
Bill Gates' fight against poverty and disease
The Saturday's issue of this newspaper carried two different reports that had something to do with t
Factors hurting Bangladesh's export competitiveness
TO improve the climate for both domestic and foreign investors, policymakers must first acknowledge
Chinese parliament passes law to tame Taiwan, warns US, Japan against ‘interference’
BEIJING, Mar 14: China's parliament passed Monday a law giving its military the legal basis to attac
Annan hopeful about ME peace efforts
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Mar 14 (AFP): UN Chief Kofi Annan, on his first visit to the Middle East in fou
Strike grips Lankan town over tsunami relief
COLOMBO, Mar 14 (AFP): A strike gripped Sri Lanka's northeastern town of Trincomalee Monday as thous
DCC bulldozes 200 shops in Nilkhet
In the midnight operation, Dhaka City Corporation bulldozed some 200 shops from the footpaths in the
Country's irrigation area increases
The minor irrigation area as well as use of irrigation equipment marked a slight increase last year
UN team to inspect training for upcoming deployment of Bangladeshi army in Sudan
A six-member high profile team of the United Nations Peace Keeping Force arrived in the capital to i
Saudi prince due in city today with investment high on agenda
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz arrives in the city today (Tuesday) with investment a
DBBL posts 12.46pc growth in net profit
Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd (DBBL), a second generation private commercial bank (PCB), posted a 12.46 per
China anti-secession law hits Taiwan stocks
TAIPEI, March 14 (AFP): Taiwan share prices closed 0.79 per cent lower today amid concerns over a po
India to use Harbhajan antics to battle Pakistan
KOLKATA, India Mar 14 (Reuters): India look set to recall off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to counter a r
S Africa smash Zimbabwe
CENTURION, South Africa, March 14 (Reuters): Paceman Monde Zondeki took six wickets as South Africa
Fate of Lara, six others hanging in balance
JAMAICA, March 14 (BDNEWS): The ongoing sponsorship dispute between the West Indian players and the

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