Saturday, 18 January, 2020, 1:48 AM
Mizanur Rahman
Staff Correspondent
Serving the Daily Observer  since March ’2014.



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Foreign loans soars to $20.77b in three years Foreign loan in the country's public and private sector has increased in the last three years to US$ $ 20.77 billion from $ 38.88 billion in 2016 to $ 59.56 billion in 2019. The share of the public sector loan was $ 45.52 billion while it was $14.05 million in the private sector, the official ...
Kitchen Market Roundup
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Prices of lentils, edible oil, cardamom on riseThe prices of lentils, edible oil and cardamom prices increased this week in the city's kitchen market. Trader said lentils price has increased by Tk 10 to Tk 15 per kg in retail market, so also prices of local lentils increased. It sold between Tk 110 and Tk 105 per kg by the week-end. The ...
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EC wants Tk 34cr more over Tk 10.25cr for DCC pollsThe Election Commission (EC) sought an additional allocation of Tk 33.75 crore for training of officers and employees to operate electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming two Dhaka City Corporation elections and the Parliamentary by polls.The EC has sent a letter, signed by its Deputy Secretary Abdul Momin Sarkar, to the Finance Division of ...
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Visitors throng REHAB fair on Christmas holidayThe Winter Fair-2019 of Real Estate and Housing Association, Bangladesh passed overcrowded Wednesday -- on the second day of its opening at Bangabandhu International Convention Center at Agargaon in the city.Being a public holiday for Christmas celebration more visitors poured in the fair along with aspirants looking for buying a flat or attempting to make ...
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Projects mooted to keep Sundarban clean The government has taken an initiative to protect Sundarbans from pollution now increasingly being caused by seawater vessels. The Shipping Ministry has taken a project in this regard at a cost of Tk 401 crore titled as 'Modern Waste and Oil Slick Management and Disposal Project at Mongla Port'.The project has already been sent to ...
Farmers Not Getting Fair Price
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Aman procurement drive not workingFarmers are not getting fair price of newly harvested Aman paddy spreading panic across the country. As the season progresses farmers worries are growing how to recover cost and recoup with the situation. The government official paddy procurement price earlier announced at Tk 26 per kg for directly buying six lakh tones from farmers on ...
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DITF to open on Jan 1, brisk preparations underway The numbers of stalls in the forthcoming 25th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) have      been reported this year at 555 down from 605 last year. Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) and the Ministry of Commerce are jointly organizing the fair raising question on scaling down the numbers of the stalls. EPB sources said the month-long event ...
Rohingya Refugee Temporary Rehabilitation
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Bhasan Char project cost to increase by Tk 783 croreThe government has decided to increase the cost of the temporary Rohingya refugees rehabilitation project at Bashan Char near Hatiya island under Noakhali district, by Tk 783 crore along with extension of time for implementation of the project by two years more.Bhasan Char is an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, located more than ...
Project Awaits  Ecnec Approval
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Keraniganj-Dhaka-Munshiganj road to be regional highwayThe government has decided to carry out massive road infrastructure development work for widening local highways across the country. Preparations are afoot to place a project before the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) in this regard in its next meeting. The Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges is taking the project namely 'Improving the ...
Interview
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e-commerce offers future mode of marketing Mohammad Rassel, Evaly Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - an e-commerce outlet and member of E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (E-CAB) recently talked to The Daily Observer on some aspects of the newly developing web-based trading in Bangladesh Speaking about the role of e-commerce only recently emerging as a market player to facilitate  buying and ...
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