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Fruits adulterators to face death penalty

The High Court has directed police to sue traders using chemicals to ripen and preserve fruits under the Special Powers Act, 1974.   The criminal offence under the act carries maximum death penalty.   A division bench comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik and Justice...
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Bangladesh woos Omani investors

Muscat: 15-member Bangladesh Trade Delegation led by officials of Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Commerce, is currently visiting Oman offering investment opportunities in two-way trade in furniture and interior decor products. The main aim of the delegation is to extend an invitation to Omani...
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Bangladesh to launch 20K sites for e-services boost

The Bangladesh government says it plans to launch 20,000 Web sites by 2015 in order to bring e-services to the masses as part of its Digital Bangladesh vision. Local newspaper The Daily Star reported Monday that these sites will be developed and hosted by the...
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Bangladesh H1 trade deficit rises 28 pct

Bangladesh’s trade deficit rose about 28 percent to nearly $3.9 billion during the July-December first half of the fiscal year, boosted by higher fuel imports, a central bank official said on Tuesday. The trade deficit was about $3.05 billion in the same period of the...
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Bangladesh’s exporters lose fastest boat to China.

Bangladeshi exporters looking to gain from a direct shipping service to China have had their hopes dashed with the suspension this month of the first such link barely five months after it was initiated. They key problem – there are just too few goods heading...
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Neurotransmitter key to financial loss response

Financial market traders and keen gamblers take note. Scientists have found that a chemical in the region of the brain involved in sensory and reward systems is crucial to whether people simply brush off the pain of financial losses. Scientists say the study points the...
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1000 unions to get internet facilities

In its move to digitalise Bangladesh, the government on Tuesday decided to reach internet facilities to people of 1,006 union councils through optical fibre cable. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) cleared a project in this regard in a meeting chaired by...
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PM to launch work for 3 bridges in Patuakhali

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is in Patuakhali to lay the foundation stones of three bridges named after her three late brothers – Sheikh Jamal, Sheikh Kamal and Sheikh Rasel- on Saturday. Hasina reached Patuakhali around 10:30am where she is set to lay the foundation stones...
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Bangladesh-India ties on right track

The relationship between Bangladesh and India is on the right track, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has said. “We have good report card for the last three years,” she said at the two-day India-Bangladesh Dialogue here Sunday. However, she admitted that “not all has been achieved”,...
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Bangladesh-Russia $850 million aircraft purchase deal

Sources :A delegation of Russian defence exports giant Rosoboronexport is visiting the capital to give final shape to the proposed arms purchase deal of $850 million between Dhaka and Moscow, . The six-member Russian side is led by Anatoly P Isaikin, chief of Rosoboronexport, sole...
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Bangladesh rules out early transit facility.

Bangladesh yesterday ruled out granting early transit facility to India citing lack of adequate infrastructure to support it. Announcing the decision, Finance minister A M A Muhith laid emphasis on the development of infrastructure for allowing transit facility to India, saying that existing infrastructures at...
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