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  • Poverty declining at a slower pace

    Poverty continues to decline but at a slower pace since 2010 though the country has recorded more than 6.5 percent economic growth annually during the period, according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics data.

  • Bangladesh rice import

    Supply adequate, yet rice prices up

    Rice prices have gone up as millers and traders hiked prices banking on the government decision to raise import duty on the cereal to 28 percent from 2 percent, say market insiders.

  • BBS under fire, again

    The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is the body the government depends on for data on the various sectors of the economy to make policy decisions.

  • World Bank

    Interest on WB funds to double

    The cost of funds that Bangladesh gets from the World Bank is likely to double the next fiscal year, thanks to a rise in the country's per capita income.

  • Early marriage even earlier

    Over the last five years, more women got married at a younger age while men's average age of marriage kept going up. Last year, women's average age of marriage was 18.8 years, dropping from 19.3 in 2012. During the period, that for men rose to 26.3 from 24.7.

  • 7.05 % GDP target ‘imaginary’: BNP

    Terming the facts claimed by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) about the country’s national income and gross domestic product as “confusing”, BNP alleges that the government is “misleading” people with this information in a bid to hang on to power.

  • Europe’s dilemma is a stark closer to Asia

    Persecuted Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and thousands of Bangladeshi nationals have undertaken perilous journeys across the Andaman Sea to reach countries in Southeast Asia.

  • Mixed fruit salad sweet and sour

    Lately, three exceptional pieces of news must have grabbed your attention, even sprung pleasant surprises at you, not without a 'toxic' bit lacing them.

  • Punishing children at home

    It is jarring to note that up to two-thirds of the country's children are subjected to some kind of beating by their parents.

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