Soybean oil price to be slashed by Tk 10 per litre

The price of soybean oil will come down by Tk 10 a litre from 1 March. The decision was taken at a meeting of the task force on monitoring the market situation and commodity prices at the commerce ministry Tuesday. State Minister for Commerce Ahasanul Islam chaired the meeting

US deputy assistant secretary Afreen due in Dhaka next week

The US deputy assistant secretary for South Central Asia Afreen Akhter will visit Bangladesh next week to further advance the bilateral relations. This will be the first visit of any senior US official since the 12th parliamentary election. Diplomatic sources said Afreen is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka in a three-day visit on 24 February.

Two Gazipur villages rich with century-old history

Karnapur and Dorikhojakhani villages are in Gosinga union parishad under Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district and the Banar river flows beside them. But one might wonder as century-old history remains hidden in every inch of these two villages. Broken antiquities and century-old bricks lay abandoned here and there. Valuable stones carved with archaeological designs can … Read more

Loan will reduce in papers, but will it be in reality?

Bangladesh Bank has announced a new loan write-off policy relaxing the previous conditions. As per the loan write-off policy, banks can write off the default loans that have been in the bad and loss category for two years from their balance sheet. Previously, it was three years. Besides, Bangladesh Bank imposed several restrictions to boost … Read more

Indian defence industry interested in partnering with Bangladesh: Pranay Verma

The High Commission of India in Bangladesh Tuesday organised a seminar in the capital city that highlighted the advances made by the Indian defence industry in the last decade and its interest in partnering with Bangladesh. Indian High Commissioner Pranay Verma and Bangladesh Armed Forces Division Principal Staff Officer Lieutenant General MR Shameem addressed the … Read more