money laundering

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

BASIC Bank loan scams: ‘A drama is all we’re watching’

The High Court yesterday expressed disappointment at the embezzlement of large amounts of money from the state-run Basic Bank and the Anti-Corruption Commission’s failure to press charges in any of the 56 cases filed over the bank’s loan scams in the last seven years.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Will the government touch the ‘untouchables’?

The default-loan narrative has smeared our otherwise powerful story of graduation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status.

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

Money laundering: Charges pressed against 5 former NSU trustees

The Anti-Corruption Commission has pressed charges against nine people, including five former members of the board of trustees of North South University for laundering around Tk 304 crore.

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Money laundering: Samrat's bail extended till Nov 8

A Dhaka court today (October 20, 2022) extended bail of expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat until November 8 in a case filed for laundering around Tk 222 crore and channeling it to casinos in Singapore and Malaysia between 2011 and 2018.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

Banking sector holding the economy hostage

Comprehensive reforms needed to boost investment, sustain growth

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Kolkata court extends judicial custody of PK Halder, 5 associates

A special court in Kolkata that deals with money laundering cases today (September 22, 2022) extended the judicial custody of Bangladeshi national and former NRB Bank MD PK Halder and five of his associates till November 17.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

What's so wrong with hundi?

The central bank’s deviation from the policy commitment is the main reason why hundi-makers mushroomed at home and abroad.

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

Tk 2,000cr laundering case: Key suspects cleared of wrongdoing

As members of a powerful syndicate, they allegedly manipulated tenders left and right and took cuts from numerous contracts across government offices in Faridpur.

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

Sisters, who were PK Halder’s associates, arrested while trying to flee Bangladesh

Rapid Action Battalion have arrested two associates of former NRB Global Bank Managing Director (MD) PK Halder, as they were attempting to flee the country.

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

Curbing money laundering through AI

East India Company colonised Bengal in 1757 when India’s contribution to the world’s GDP was about 27 per cent and Bengal (Suba-E-Bengal) was one of the wealthiest places on Earth.