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    Businesses should invest in universities for research: conference

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:45pm on September 21, 2017

    Businesses in Bangladesh lack interest to invest directly in the universities for research purposes which was ultimately hindering the country’s qualitative advancement in the field of education, speakers said at an international conference held at a city hotel on Thursday...

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    BR explores British cos’ expertises for future projects

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 10:43pm on September 21, 2017

    Bangladesh Railway has held a meeting with some 10 United Kingdom-based companies to explore their expertises for its future development initiatives. ..

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    No cut in rice price despite traders’ assurance

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:33pm on September 21, 2017

    The price of rice is yet to fall in the city’s retail markets although traders at a meeting on Tuesday had assured the government to bring down the price of the staple from Wednesday...

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    Dhaka stocks slump on profit taking sales

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on September 20, 2017

    Dhaka stocks slumped on Wednesday after two flat sessions amid fall in share prices of two-third scrips as investors rushed to book profits from their investment after recent surge...

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    First submarine cable maintenance deferred to Oct

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on September 20, 2017

    The scheduled maintenance of first submarine cable (SEA-ME-WE 4) has been deferred to October instead of September, a senior official of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited told New Age on Wednesday...

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    Customs launches new interactive web site to facilitate business

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:51pm on September 20, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue on Wednesday launched an interactive website for customs as an online database of information, rules, regulations, forms, documents related to trade and customs to facilitate trade and business in the country...

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    Auction for 4G by Nov, service launch in Dec: Tarana

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:50pm on September 20, 2017

    State minister for posts and telecommunication Tarana Halim on Wednesday said that the government had planned to hold spectrum auction for launching 4G service within November this year...

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    Govt okays imports of 50,000 tonnes of rice

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:49pm on September 20, 2017

    The cabinet committee on national purchase on Wednesday approved purchase of another 50,000 tonnes of parboiled rice from the international market to meet supply shortage and its price spiral in the local market...

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    Farm loans disbursement soars in 2 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on September 20, 2017

    Farm loans disbursement registered a 35.46 per cent growth in the first two months of this fiscal year (2017-18), compared with that in the same period of FY 2016-17...

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    HC asks govt to explain why 2.5pc surcharge on tobacco products

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:06pm on September 20, 2017

    The High Court on Wednesday asked the government to explain why its decision of imposing 2.5 per cent surcharge on the income from the tobacco...