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June 2015

Budget session begins today

The 11th session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin today  at 5pm aimed at placing the country’s national budget for 2016-2017 Fiscal Year (FY)). President Abdul Hamid summoned the parliament session exercising his power bestowed upon him by Article 72 (1) of the Constitution. BudgetFinance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will place the national budget for 2016-17 FY on June 2. Parliamentary Secretariat Sources said all preparations have already been taken ahead of the budget session. The...

3,03,284 workers employed overseas till May 29

The overall manpower export from Bangladesh is expected to witness a robust growth at the year end as the officials say as many as 3,03,284 workers have gone abroad with jobs and many more skilled and semi-skilled Bangladeshis would go during the rest of 2016. The present government has already established various institutions for building skilled and semi-skilled manpower aimed at getting more overseas jobs for them easily. "As many as 3,03,284 Bangladeshi workers, who went abroad with jobs, sent home so far $4,769.88 million in remittance till May 29 this year. The government is desperately trying to

Bapex goes to ICSID for compensation

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (Bapex) has filed a case with an international arbitration court against Niko Resources Bangladesh Ltd. Bapex claimed a compensation of around Tk 9,189 crore and annulment of the previous cases against itself. Bapex filed this case at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). According to the related sources, Niko has pleaded guilty in the Canadian court to bribing a Bangladeshi minister for getting the lease of gas fields. Bapex submitted evidences to the ICSID on blown out gas fields that was generated by different international investigators and referred to that Canadian verdict indeed, while filing the case. Among the evidences, there is a copy of cheque that was used to transact the bribe...

Baki hopes to shoot at aim in Rio Olympics

An Olympics triumph can make you a hero in any country but legendary status awaits Abdullah Hel Baki if he can finally rid Bangladesh of an unwanted distinction — the biggest nation never to win a medal. Despite being home to nearly 160 million people, nobody from Bangladesh has ever even qualified for an Olympics — their competitors have all been wildcard entries — let alone reached the podium. Athletes and administrators admit they face huge obstacles to win medals, including a lack of facilities and funding, along with an overriding obsession with the non-Olympic sport of cricket. But after becoming the first Bangladeshi to gain a berth at Rio, Baki — a shooter who won 10 <...

Robi brings special offer with Sigree

Robi customers under Dhonnobad programme can now avail special discounts while enjoying Indian delicacies at Sigree. In this connection, Robi’s General Manager, Loyalty & Winbacks, Tawfique Imam and Sigree’s Deputy General Manager, Md. Emdadul Hoque have recently signed an agreement on behalf of Robi-Sigree Agreementtheir respective organizations. Robi’s Manager, Loyalty & Win-back, Casper Richard Roy was also present on the occasion. The exclusive agreement allows Robi’s Platinum Ace, ...

IBBL Shari`ah Supervisory meeting held

A meeting of the Shari`ah Supervisory Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited was held on May 31, 2016 Tuesday at Islami Bank Tower. Sheikh Moulana Mohammad Qutubuddin, Chairman of the Committee & President of Baitush Sharaf Anjuman-e-Ittehad Bangladesh presided over the meeting. The meeting was attended by Mufti Sayeed Ahmad, Vice-Chairman of the Committee and Mufti & Muhaddis of Al Jamiatus Siddikiah Darul Ulum (Madrasah-e-Furfura Sharif), Dr. Mohammad Shariah Meeting 31.05.2016