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Capital flight triples in a year

THE Global Financial Integrity (GFI) in its latest study has found that capital flight from Bangladesh has tripled in the last year from US$1.78billion up from $593million a year ago. The country ranked 4th in South Asia and shows a disturbing trend which indicates that there is little confidence in the political stability of the country. The flight of such large sums of monies is also an indicator of how little control policymakers have over the transfer of such...

Myanmar: Following Bangladesh's blueprint in garment sector

Myanmar: Following Bangladesh's blueprint in garment sector

Myanmar has set out an ambitious plan to emulate Bangladesh's runaway success in the garment sector, as it looks to become one of the major apparel suppliers itself, said a minister of the Southeast Asian nation. “In our country, the garment industry is booming. We hope we will be a hub for sourcing garment...

Mozena offers words of peace before leaving

Mozena offers words of peace before leaving

All political parties in Bangladesh need to use political space peacefully, outgoing US Ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena said yesterday, after his farewell meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan residence in the capital. Mozena told reporters that they discussed the important role of the opposition in democracy. He also said he...

Militants planned to use drone: DB

Militants planned to use drone: DB

Militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team was on the verge of "making a drone" to carry out bomb attacks on secular personalities and key establishments of the country, detectives claimed yesterday. The outfit's targets included secure government and non-government establishments, secular-minded political and cultural personalities, teachers and journalists, they claimed. The detectives came up with the...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

BGP kills ‘illegal’ Myanmar national in Teknaf

BGP kills ‘illegal’ Myanmar national in Teknaf

Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) shot dead a Myanmar national living in Bangladesh “illegally” while fishing in Naf River in Cox’s Bazar this morning. Police identified the deceased as Kala Miah, 40, son of Shahid Alam, a resident of Gudampara in Teknaf upazila, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent. Kala along with two others went to...

Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

9,822 clear written tests of 34th BCS

9,822 clear written tests of 34th BCS

The written test result of the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations was published today. A total of 9,822 candidates appeared successful in the written tests. The result of the written tests is published at the website of the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) website, a press release of the commission said. Also, the result can...

Businessman Moosa denies graft allegation

Businessman Moosa denies graft allegation

Controversial businessman Moosa Bin Shamsher today denied the allegation brought against him of amassing wealth illegally and siphoning off a huge amount of money to Switzerland. Moosa was talking to reporters after emerging from the Anti-Corruption Commission’s head office, where he was interrogated for three and a half hours over the allegation. A team led...

India's Fortis opens cardiac care unit in Khulna tomorrow

India's Fortis opens cardiac care unit in Khulna tomorrow

India's Fortis Escorts Heart Institute will start its journey in Bangladesh tomorrow, with an aim to provide cardiac care to around 1,000 patients a month at 'reasonable' fees. AFC Health Ltd, a concern of Bangladesh-based Active Fine Chemicals, has set up a 42-bed cardiac care centre in Khulna with an investment of around Tk 30 crore. Fortis will manage and operate the hospital. “The centre will provide early diagnosis and prompt treatment as it is equipped with latest technology and equipment and has a team of noted cardiac specialists,” said SM Saifur Rahman, managing director of AFC Health. The hospital will offer diagnostic services such as angiography to detect heart diseases as...

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