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Mar 31 2016 Coast Guard seize 5000 kg jatka

Coast Guard personnel seized 5,000 kilograms of jatka (hilsa fry less than 10 inches long) from a launch in the Dhaleshwari River in Munshiganj district on Friday.
Coast Guard official Lieutenant Colonel Syed M Kased said a team of coastguards conducted a search in Dhaka-bound launch ‘MV Mahin Rifat’ in the morning and seized 5,000 kilograms [...]


Mar 31 2016 BB allows non-listed cos to get capital from banks, NBFIs

The central bank has issued policies allowing non-listed companies to get capital from the banks and non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) indirectly, officials said.
Country's non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) can now invest maximum 50 per cent of their paid-up capital in funds like Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) and Alternative Investment Fund (AIF), they added.
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) [...]


Mar 31 2016 Public hospitals run shorthanded, private ones pitilessly exacting

Hospitals, diagnostic centres and medical colleges have found a rapid growth in the country but people are still being deprived of quality healthcare services. A double fix is diagnosed as the main cause of deprivation.   
Insufficient doctors, nurses and beds in public hospitals and skyrocketing costs and irregularities in private ones have limited the scope [...]


Mar 31 2016 Filipino casino operator pays back $4.63m to AMLC

A Philippines casino operator has paid back US$4.63 million stolen of Bangladesh Bank's reserve funds.
Senate President has said $34 million can be recovered from the country's banking system, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has reported.
Citing statement of legal counsel of the main suspect into the BB account heist involving US$ 81 million, the report said casino [...]


Mar 31 2016 Voting in 639 UPs ends, violence kills six

Six people were killed and at least 60 others injured in clashes in different parts of the country during the second phase union parishad election on Thursday, according to reports from agencies available until 10.00 pm Thursday.
Voting in the election to 639 union parishads of 82 upazilas concluded amid stray incidents of violence.
The second phase [...]


Mar 31 2016 Bangladeshis losing interest in Malaysia\’s second-home facility

The number of Bangladeshis keen to avail the second-home facility of Malaysia dropped by around 18 per cent last year, compared to 2014, according to the latest statistics released by the Malaysian authority.
Some 205 Bangladeshis availed the benefit of 'Malaysia My Second Home' (MM2H) programme in 2015 while the number was 250 in 2014.
At the [...]


Mar 31 2016 Govt cuts furnace oil price by 30pc on global mkt rut

 The government finally slashed Thursday the domestic price of furnace oil, mainly used in power plants for electricity generation, following a downward rally of oil price in international market.
The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MoPEMR) reduced the pump price of furnace oil by 30 per cent to Tk 42 per litre from its [...]


Mar 31 2016 Three to die for killing BCL man in Bogra

A Bogra court on Thursday sentenced three brothers to death and three people, including two siblings, to life imprisonment for killing a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activist in the district town in 2009. The condemned convicts are Rony Mondal, Masum Parvez Masum and Masud Parvez Munna, sons of Abdul Mazid, while the lifers are Jahangir [...]


Mar 31 2016 73pc think BD on right track

Around 73 per cent of Bangladeshis feel their country is going in the right direction; a nine percentage point increase since November 2015 and a 38 point increase over the last two years, according to a new poll released on March 30 by the International Republican Institute's Center. Overall, 83 per cent of respondents said [...]


Mar 31 2016 দুই ইঞ্চি দূরে ছিল ভারতের ফাইনাল!

প্রথমে রবিচন্দ্রন অশ্বিন, এরপর হার্দিক পান্ডিয়া। অশ্বিনের পা-টা তবু লাইনের এক ইঞ্চিরও কম সামনে পড়েছে। পান্ডিয়ার পা পড়ল এক ইঞ্চিরও বেশি। এই দুইলে মিলে ধরে নিতে পারেন দুই ইঞ্চি। আর এই দুই ইঞ্চি দূরত্বটাই ভারতকে ছিটকে দিল ফাইনাল থেকে। মহেন্দ্র সিং ধোনি মনে করেন, ওই দুটি নো বলের কারণেই হেরেছে ভারত।
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