BB moves to stem slide in reserve

The Bangladesh Bank will not be making any drastic policy changes ahead of the national election scheduled for January, putting all its focus on tackling the depleting foreign exchange reserves and refraining from printing money to give loans to the government.

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Bashundhara seeks to invest in Teletalk

Struggling state-run mobile operator Teletalk is evaluating a proposal from Bashundhara Group to become its strategic investor, in a move that can shake up the country’s mobile landscape.

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Japanese scientists find microplastics are present in clouds

Researchers in Japan have confirmed microplastics are present in clouds, where they are likely affecting the climate in ways that aren't yet fully understood

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Team comes first for Shakib

He also said why taking Tamim would have been a difficult proposition for him. “When I don’t know whether someone is playing the third game or the seventh game and I will only know in the morning of the game, then it’s difficult for me to select the team.

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'I feel like I've come into this World Cup nice'

The hosts took the three-match series 2-1 but Australia finish on a high ahead of the World Cup starting October 5 in India

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Japanese, Chinese firms to build 370MW solar power plants

Two Japanese companies and one Chinese firm have received approval from Bangladesh to invest in three solar-based power plants..The cabinet committee on purchase gave its nod to the project proposals yesterday. The plants will be built in Dinajpur, Bandarban and Feni..The plants will

Canada wants labour law reforms

Canada wants Bangladesh to reform labour laws in line with recommendations from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to secure the Canadian General Preferential Tariff (GPT) Plus scheme and enjoy the zero-duty benefit after graduation from least developed country (LDC) status in 2026.

BB asks 15 banks to improve financial health

Bangladesh Bank yesterday passed directives on 15 banks through its observers and coordinators to improve their financial health.

Nearly 11,000 Bangladeshi firms members of Dubai chamber

The number of new Bangladeshi companies joining the Dubai Chamber of Commerce has surged 47 percent year-on-year to 1,044 in the first half of this year, said the chamber. .With the latest addition, the total number of Bangladeshi firms registered as members of the Dubai chamber rose to 1

Infrastructure for tourism not built in planned way

Infrastructure facilities for the tourism sector in Bangladesh have grown on the basis of demand but not in a planned way, said Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday..“We have to determine the existing demands and build up the tourism sector in a planned way in differen

Scrap-based apparel makers in trouble

Md Sharif Hossain, a small garment manufacturer, established a large-scale factory in Pabna sadar upazila a few years ago in a bid to manufacture apparel from garment scraps, locally known as "jhoot", and export to the Indian market..Manufacturing clothes from garments waste, namely jhoot,

ATJFB celebrates 11th founding anniversary

Aviation and Tourism Journalists' Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB), the lone platform of aviation and tourism reporters in the country, today celebrated its 11th founding anniversary coinciding with World Tourism Day

Former Ctg chamber president, his wife ordered to clear Tk 184 crore default loans

The duo has so far defaulted on loans of Tk 904 crore given by different banks

Grameenphone launches regional design bootcamp ‘Jelay Jelay Smart Uddyokta’

“Jelay Jelay Smart Uddyokta” initiative aims to foster entrepreneurship to address regional challenges and build local innovative solutions



AL afraid of visa curbs

Political leaders and government officials are scared of US visa restrictions, despite publicly asserting that they are not concerned about the implications of such sanctions, said BNP Standing Committee member Nazrul Islam Khan yesterday.

Won’t allow BNP on streets

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said they will not allow BNP to take to the streets during the 36-day ultimatum they have issued to the opposition.

Minority Rights Protection / Form separate ministry, commission: speakers

The government needs to form a separate ministry and a commission for the welfare and protection of the country’s minority community, said speakers at a discussion yesterday.

SC upholds suspended foreign ministry official's bail, orders him to surrender passport

The Supreme Court today upheld a High Court bail order for suspended foreign ministry official Md Zakir Hossain and asked him to surrender his passport to the trial court concerned in a corruption case.

Bangladesh-US ties 'outstandingly cordial' but some trying to inject bitterness: Momen

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has described Bangladesh's relationship with the United States as "outstandingly warm and cordial", but noted that some quarters are trying to inject bitterness into this relationship through lies



Azad Abul Kalam going strong amidst 3-decade career

Azad Abul Kalam has graced the stage, television, and silver screen with his exceptional talent, presenting audiences with unforgettable characters. Recently, he portrayed the titular character in the web-series "Puff Daddy", which captured everyone's attention.

Netizens call out Golden Globes Awards’ two new categories

Golden Globes Awards announced the new additional categories on their social media accounts. However, the announcement seemed to have sparked a spiral of negative opinions from the netizens.

Apurba to debut in Tollywood

Ziaul Faruq Apurba has gained a massive fan base in Kolkata following his popular tele-fictions, including "Boro Chele" and "Batch 27". Now, the actor is all set to debut in Tollywood with the thriller film, "Chaalchitro".



Man City crash out of League Cup

Alexander Isak scored the only goal at St. James' Park in a clash between two much-changed sides.

Miami, without Messi, lose US Open Cup final

Without Messi and his former Barcelona team-mate Jordi Alba, Miami struggled to compete with an enterprising Houston and could have little to complain about the outcome.

We have to look forward, says Bangladesh team director Sujon

“I request everybody to keep faith in this team. We have a very exciting team with a blend of youth and experience. We have a dream and we have to materialise it. I believe everybody will try their best to uplift the image of the country,” said Khaled Mahmud.

Life & Living

Life & Living

How to cope with reader’s block

Reading and writing go hand in hand. And perhaps that’s why, just like there’s writer’s block, there’s also readers block. Only reader’s block is probably worse because reading is easier than writing, yet you just can’t do it.

Dodging death and mischievous monkeys: Ikramul Hasan Shakil’s epic journey

Ikramul Hasan Shakil, a trekker whose love of the outdoors and sense of adventure is only matched by his tenacity. He is the first mountaineer from Bangladesh to leave his mark on the "Great Himalayan Trail," beginning his arduous trek on 1 August, 2022, from Hilsa town, which is located at the northwest border of Nepal and Tibet.

How to accessorise your bedroom if you are an avid traveller

Have you travelled to different destinations around the world? If yes, you are probably always eager to bring something from those locations into your home.



Leisure time is not wasted time

We need to stop denigrating leisure as a waste of time or something to feel guilty about.

Making the jump from O level to A level

It only takes a few weeks into A levels for students to realise the stark difference between O and A levels.

The issue with A Level grade boundaries this year

A grade boundary is the minimum mark you require in order to achieve a particular grade.

Tech & Startup

Tech & Startup

Meta announces the Quest 3 VR headset with Mixed Reality features

Meta has introduced the Quest 3, its latest virtual reality headset, scheduled for shipment starting October 10th. With a price tag of $499, the Quest 3 presents an array of technical advancements, including a notable emphasis on “mixed reality” (MR) capabilities.

Meta’s new Ray-Ban smart glasses can take calls, play music, and livestream

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has unveiled an upgraded version of its wearable technology, the Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses, at the recent Connect launch event. This new iteration promises enhanced features and functionalities, building on the foundation set by its predecessor.

iPhone 15 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: Which one should you pick?

Apple's latest offering, the iPhone 15 Pro, boasts a series of enhancements over its predecessors, including a redesigned aesthetic and the introduction of the Dynamic Island. Meanwhile, Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 5 showcases a captivating display, innovative design, and commendable battery life. With both smartphones now retailing at similar price points, this comparison aims to guide potential buyers in making an informed decision.

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Barishal traders demand a month's delay in hilsa fishing ban

Hilsa traders in Barishal have demanded a month's delay in the mother fish conservation drive this year. However, the proposal of the Barisal Divisional Fisheries Department has not been implemented nationally

Russia-Ukraine 'drone war': Where does it end?

In this era of technological advancement, remote-controlled unmanned vehicles, drones, are changing the dynamics of warfare

Cox's Bazar lifeguard services seeing uncertain future

Just like many countries across the globe, Cox's Bazar also has lifeguards who constantly keep an eye on the bay, ready to rush to save lives if a person is drowning

AL ‘peace rally’ starts at south gate of Baitul Mukarram

Ruling Awami League has started its "peace rally" at the South Gate of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital this afternoon

Khulna Chest Disease Hospital running without specialist doctors

All the buildings of Khulna Chest Disease Hospital are in a dilapidated and dangerous condition. In the absence of alternative arrangements, treatment is going on in a highly risky environment



Madhumati devours roads, homesteads

The erosion of Madhumati river has taken a severe turn in Magura and Jhenidah districts, engulfing roads, crop lands and homesteads.

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Lalmonirhat, Kurigram: Teesta erosion worsens

The Teesta river has continued eroding homesteads and arable lands at 12 places in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram districts, after water level rose following heavy rains.

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Dhaka City: Air pollution rose by 13pc over 3 years

Air pollution has increased by almost 13 percent in the capital since 2020, says a study by the Centre for Policy Dialogue.

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Dhaka’s air quality ‘unhealthy’, 5th worst in the world this morning

Dhaka's air quality has been categorised as 'unhealthy' this morning

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Govt resets fuel sales commission for petrol pump owners

The government has re-fixed the commission rates on fuel sales for petrol pump owners and transport fares for tank-lorries

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Antarctic sea ice hits lowest winter maximum on record: US data

The sea ice around Antarctica likely had a record low surface area when it was at its maximum size this winter, a preliminary US analysis of satellite data showed Monday

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Flashflood after rainfall in Dinajpur / Over 1,000 families marooned

Following downpour in the last two days, swelled up rivers have inundated the low-lying areas in Dinajpur Sadar upazila and in the vicinity of the district town, leaving over 1,000 families marooned amid flash flood

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