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Mizanur Rahman
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Serving the Daily Observer  since March ’2014.



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Chilahati-Darjeeling rail link reopens next yearThe government has decided to connect rail line with India from Chilahati to Darjeeling to increase trade and business. The Railway Ministry has taken a project worth Tk 78.13 crore, the Planning Ministry sources told the Daily Observer on Monday.Parimal Chandra Bosu, Deputy Chief of the Railway Wing of the Planning Commission, said if the ...
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Dengue on rise in capitalDengue prevalence is on rise in the capital, with the symptoms of the fever also changing. According to sources, at least 60 people have been admitted to different hospitals in the capital in the last 24 hours with various complications including bleeding. Ayesha, Doctor of Public Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room said, "We ...
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Political clout, mismanagement of BB blamed for rise in default loansRenowned economists of the country on Thursday blamed instability in investment, political influence and weak management of the central bank for the rise in default loans. There are perfunctory regulatory systems and most of the cases loans are given on political considerations, they said.Executive Director of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Dr Iftekharuzzaman, Former Deputy ...
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Growth of ultra-rich a matter of big concern: EconomistsRenowned economists of the country on Wednesday said the sudden increase in the fastest growing ultra-wealthy population is a matter of big concern. This ultra-wealthy population is growing illegally and it is increasing due to inequality prevalent in the society. Prominent economists - adviser to a former caretaker government Dr A B Mirza Azizul Islam, ...
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Price of hilsa goes upPrices of hilsa have increased with the production slumping even though it is now the peak season in the southern region. Trader put the blame for the price hike on five reasons: river pollution, negative impacts of climate change, sandbars and river taming that has caused a lack of stream in rivers. Due to those ...
Tk 3,00,000 crore estimated for project implementation
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Delta Plan likely to get approval todayAround Tk 3,00,000 crore project to implement Delta Plan 2100 is likely to be placed before the National Economic Council (NEC) today (Tuesday) for its final approval. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will preside over the meeting, Planning Commission sources told the Daily Observer on Monday. The Draft of "Bangladesh Delta Plan (BDP) 2100" has been ...
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Home loan under easy term for govt employees from NovThe government has decided to offer public servants home loan on five per cent interest rate from November.For this the government employees can apply for a home loan from October, Finance Ministry sources told the Daily Observer recently. The sources said a working committee for house building for government employees has prepared a common application ...
Low Price, Nonpayment
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Seasonal rawhide traders in deep trouble Seasonal traders are in deep trouble due to low prices of rawhide of sacrificial animals. Now they are facing another problem as tanners are not paying the traders due to, what they say, fund crisis. Prices of rawhide of sacrificial animals crashed to a 10-year low during this Eid, dealing a heavy blow to small ...
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Huge amount of rawhide rotsRawhide of about 1 lakh cows and 10 lakh goats has rotten in different storehouses in the capital as they couldn't have been sold in time.   Rabiul Alam, Secretary General of Bangladesh Meat Traders Association, told the Daily Observer that skin of around 10 lakh goats and sheep has not been collected this year. That ...
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Local cattle, higher prices dominate sacrificial animal marketsThe sale of sacrificial animals has picked up from Monday afternoon with the asking prices remain high in the makeshift cattle markets in the city.Traders said the buyers are looking for local cows for sacrifice as the meat tastes better than that of the cows imported from India or Myanmar. Besides, there is a prevalence ...
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