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Mouthwatering latkan turns exportable

Mouthwatering latkan turns exportable

Burmese grape is now exported to different countries, much to the happiness of growers in the district that sees large-scale cultivation of the juicy nutritious fruit locally called latkan. Starting early 1990s, latkan cultivation has gained much popularity in the district in recent years, said officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE). The United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Saudi Arabia are some of the countries where latkan from Narsingdi is exported, said Subhas Chandra Gyain, agriculture extension officer of DAE in the district. A large number of marginal farmers mainly...

Gold smuggling ringleader held: DB

Gold smuggling ringleader held: DB

Detectives today claimed to have arrested the mastermind of a gold smuggling syndicate operating in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, India and Bangladesh. The capture of nine persons, scheduled to fly for Malaysia Sunday evening, led to the arrest of the alleged mastermind, Nazrul Islam Liton, 33, at a house in Purana Paltan a day later,...

4 Bangladeshi workers killed in Dubai road crash

At least four Bangladeshi workers were killed and nine others injured when a minibus carrying migrant workers collided with a truck in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates yesterday morning. The horrific crash also killed 11 Indian workers. The deceased Bangladeshis are Md Badrul Hasan, son of Nabial Haque of Chittagong's Sitakunda, Alamgir, son of Badsha Mia of Chandpur's Matlab, Nazrul Islam, son of Kalimullah of Sylhet's Jaintapur and Masum Dali, son of Inu Dali of Chandpur Sadar. Of the nine injured,...

Gold bars worth Tk 46.8cr recovered at Dhaka airport

Gold bars worth Tk 46.8cr recovered at Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence officials recovered at least 936 gold bars worth about Tk 46.80 crore from a Biman flight that landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this morning. Acting on a tip-off, the customs officials interrogated a civil aviation officer and later recovered the smuggled gold, Mostafizur Rahman, deputy director of Customs...

Man held with 3.2kg gold at Dhaka airport

Man held with 3.2kg gold at Dhaka airport

Customs Intelligence officials arrested a man in possession of 28 gold bars weighing 3.26 kilogrammes from an Emirates Airlines flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this morning. The arrestee, Bahar (full name could not be known immediately), returned from Dubai by EK-582 around 8:30am, Mostafizur Rahman, deputy director of customs iIntelligence,...

53 gold bars seized at Ctg airport, 1 held

53 gold bars seized at Ctg airport, 1 held

Customs intelligence officials recovered 53 gold bars weighing 6.18 kilogrammes and detained a passenger of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong this morning. The seized gold would worth Tk 2.65 crore, Nahid Nawshad Mukul, assistant director of customs intelligence, told The Daily Star. The officials recovered the gold bars...

New Taxi Service in Capital

Costliest in S Asia

Costliest in S Asia

The government has fixed new fares for taxi cabs in the capital, which are much higher than those in New Delhi, Bangkok, Dubai, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur and some other South Asian cities.   An inter-ministerial meeting at the communications ministry on March 23 made the decision upon requests from the cab service operators --...

Sahara Cup 2014

Boldness in Dubai, not so in Mirpur

Boldness in Dubai, not so in Mirpur

Even though an international game was taking place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday, the cricket lovers' attention was divided between actions on the field on the second day of the first Test and happenings off it, in a boardroom in Dubai. While news of Bangladesh's bold stance against the Big Three's...

Voice against Big Three gets louder

As the ICC executive board meeting slated for January 28-29 in Dubai approaches, pressure is mounting from different quarters opposing the radical draft proposal that aims to delegate the decision-making and financial powers to the BCCI, the ECB and CA and more frighteningly, to relegate Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to the second tier of Test cricket. The draft sparked a huge uproar in Bangladesh, with the young people arranging human chains in different parts of the country, including in the capital's...

Bangladeshi gets life-term in UAE

A higher court in Dubai yesterday sentenced a Bangladeshi worker to life term imprisonment for allegedly strangling a fellow female worker to death in 2012. Gulf News, a UAE based English daily, reported that 27-year-old Bangladeshi worker MK (full name could not be known immediately) allegedly killed a fellow national during an altercation over the fee after of having sex with her in 2012.

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