Muhith to sit with BB authorities today

Finance Minister AMA Muhith is likely to talk about the Bangladesh Bank fire and heist at a Bank Division meeting today. He is likely to come up with directives to recover image of central bank after the two incidents, said official sources. High officials including home minister, central bank governor and attorney general will attend the meeting. Officials said the authorities are working to reduce weaknesses of Bangladesh Bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of NY blocked the remaining thirty transactions, amounting to $850m, at the request of Bangladesh Bank.

March 27, 2017 18:33 UTC

Organist from Westford, Mass. to perform in Laconia on Friday

LACONIA — Organist Randy Steere will perform the first in a series of two Lenten recitals in the sanctuary of the Congregational Church of Laconia (United Church of Christ), Friday, March 31, from noon to 1 p.m.His program will include works by Schroeder, Bach, Liszt, Whitlock, Brahms and Mendelssohn. Steere is currently associated with First Parish Church United in Westford, Mass. He has served as minister of music, assistant organist, organist and choirmaster in numerous churches in New England and has taught organ performance and church music at the undergraduate level. Another Lenten recital is scheduled for Friday, April 7, by Laura Belanger of the Plymouth Congregational Church. The Laconia church will have a service at 9:30 am on Easter Sunday, with music from the chancel and bell choirs.

March 27, 2017 18:33 UTC

EU wants uniform labour standard in and outside EPZs

They should have rights of union, rights to be educated and gender equality in all fields, said Lietz. In line with the EPZ Act, workers at EPZs factory practice labour rights issue under Workers Welfare Association (WWA).The workers rights groups and global buyers are also demanding direct trade union outside of EPZs. The workers rights of trade union came under the spotlight following the labour unrest at Ashulia in Savar last December. The incident raised a question over workers rights as the owners fired workers following the incident. Of the total amount, $17.15 billion came from the apparel products, which is about 62% of the total RMG export of $28 billion.

March 27, 2017 18:11 UTC

Raushon Ershad blames lack of jobs for youths for rising militancy in Bangladesh

The leader of the opposition in Parliament was speaking at a programme of the Jatiya Party's student affiliate Jatiya Chhatra Samaj on Monday. Because they do not have any job; Militancy is rising due to the lack of employment," she said. Jatiya Party Senior Co-chair Raushon said the number of people eligible to work is around 90 million, including 40 million unemployed ones. "There is a saying: 'Idle brain is devil's workshop'," she said and added, "If we could create jobs, militancy wouldn't have spread. Raushon's husband Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad was also present at the programme marking the anniversary of Chhatra Samaj.

March 27, 2017 18:11 UTC

Doval’s obsession with China made India go for regime change in Sri Lanka: Gotabaya

While Menon looked at things as a diplomat, Doval looked at them as an “intelligence man”, the former Sri Lankan defence secretary said. Colombo was aware of New Delhi’s sensitivities and had expressly stated that it would not allow Sri Lanka to be used against India, Gotabaya said. Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa reacts during his final rally ahead of presidential election in Piliyandala in this January 5, 2015 file photo. ReutersFurther on US policy towards Sri Lanka, Gotabaya said that Ambassador Blake said that the US wanted “to be seen” to be helping the Sri Lankan war effort and for that he asked Sri Lanka to sign the Acquisition Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) to make its ports available for the US Department of Defense. Trump would have left Sri Lanka alone as he had pledged to make America look inward rather than outward.

March 27, 2017 18:06 UTC



Uber suspends self-driving car program in 2 states

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March 27, 2017 18:00 UTC

Health and bullpen willing, Rockies primed for playoff run

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March 27, 2017 17:48 UTC

German business morale hits five-and-a-half years high

German business confidence rose to its highest level in more than five and a half years in March, a regular survey showed on Monday, beating analysts’ forecasts for a slight decline. “The upswing in the German economy is gaining impetus,” commented Ifo president Clemens Fuest. The March increase in confidence surprised observers of the German economy, as analysts surveyed by Factset had forecast a slight slip in the survey result. “No-one was expecting such a sharp rise” in business confidence, analyst Uwe Burkert at LBBW bank commented. With consumer spending increasingly important to the German economy, retailers’ confidence about the coming months fell in the March survey.

March 27, 2017 17:48 UTC

Woman guilty of smuggling woman for surrogacy, forced labor

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March 27, 2017 17:37 UTC

'Fearless Girl' statue to stay on Wall Street until 2018

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March 27, 2017 17:26 UTC

'Distressed' by anti-terror crackdown, 'BNP is trying to save' militants, PM says

They are trying to save the militants by misleading the people," she added. The BNP leader also criticised the ruling party leaders for blaming the BNP for various issues. The prime minister, speaking at the Awami League discussion at Krishibid Institute on Monday, blamed the anti-liberation forces for militancy and violence. Bangladesh has for the first time observed Mar 25 as Genocide Day nationally. We've seen that a party or a group, they have not observed the Genocide Day.

March 27, 2017 16:30 UTC

Showers late today, light snow overnight

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March 27, 2017 16:18 UTC

HuJI leader Mufti Hannan seeks clemency from the President

Mufti sought president’s pardon admitting guilt on Monday evening, Jail Superintendent Md Mizanur Rahman told bdnews24.com. Earlier, Mufti had filed for a review of his death sentence, which the Appellate Division turned down on Sunday. The High Court upheld the verdict of the trial court on Feb 11 and published the full verdict on Apr 28. Top HuJI leader Mufti Hannan hails from Gopalganj and is infamous for being one of the initiators of militant activities in Bangladesh. A group of local people in Gopalganj held a demonstration on Monday demanding the quick execution of the sentence for Mufti.

March 27, 2017 16:07 UTC

Jaywalking 'disease' in capital

Jaywalking 'disease' in capitalFor some Dhaka residents, jaywalking is a kind of disease as they risk their lives negotiating running vehicles to cross the road. Photo: abdul mannanJaywalking: Pedestrians risk their lives to cross the street at Kakoli in the capital's Banani on Monday. Photo: abdul mannanJaywalking: Pedestrians risk their lives to cross the street at Kakoli in the capital's Banani on Monday. Photo: abdul mannanJaywalking: Pedestrians risk their lives to cross the street at Kakoli in the capital's Banani on Monday. Photo: abdul mannanJaywalking: Pedestrians risk their lives to cross the street at Kakoli in the capital's Banani on Monday.

March 27, 2017 16:07 UTC

BG student council receives Carter BloodCare plaque

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March 27, 2017 15:12 UTC




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