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    Bangladesh sees progress in ending child marriage, but ‘still not enough’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:40am on November 30, 2016

    Mentioning that Bangladesh has made a very good progress in dealing with child marriage, prime minister’s foreign affairs adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi on Tuesday called for joint efforts to eliminate the problem from the country as it is still far from enough...

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    Hearing on Rohingya entry today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on November 30, 2016

    A third bench of the High Court Division on Tuesday posted a public interest litigation writ petition seeking a directive on the government to temporarily open the borders to the persecuted Rohingya minorities of Myanmar...

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    Democracy needs active media role: Inu

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 01:23am on November 30, 2016

    Minister for information Hasanul Haque Inu on Tuesday said that the media should play a pro-active role in preserving democracy and upholding the values of the constitution of the country...

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    Allies extend support to BNP’s mayoral candidate for NCC polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:22am on November 30, 2016

    he allies of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday extended their ‘total support’ to BNP’s mayoral candidate for election to Narayanganj City Corporation scheduled for December 22...

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    BNP forms coordination committee for NCC polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:18am on November 30, 2016

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party has formed a six-member coordination committee, headed by a standing committee member, to conduct electioneering of the party-nominated mayoral candidate in Narayenganj City Corporation polls scheduled for December 22...

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    BRTA asks Uber, SAM to submit proposals

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:11am on November 30, 2016

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority on Tuesday asked officials of online transportation network company Uber to submit proposals within three weeks to continue their services...

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    Emergency landing with PM: Probe bodies inspect aircraft

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 01:08am on November 30, 2016

    Separate committees on Tuesday inspected a Boeing-777-300ER aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which made an emergency landing carrying prime minister Sheikh Hasina in Turkmenistan on Sunday, on its arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Tuesday...

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    Poor access to finance may hamper housing sector’s growth: IFC

    Mahamudul Hasan | Updated at 01:07am on November 30, 2016

    Bangladesh would need Tk 81,816 crore in next four years to lend to low and middle income groups for construction of houses in the rural and urban areas, according to an International Finance Corporation’s study...

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    Vested interests still a barrier for stock markets

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:05am on November 30, 2016

    The country’s capital market has failed to play effective role in mobilising resources despite large financing needs of the economy because of ‘vested interests’, according to experts and a donor agency...

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    Embezzlement of Rupali Bank’s Tk 151cr: ACC probe kicks off

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:56am on November 30, 2016

    The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday launched inquiry into alleged embezzlement of Rupali Bank’s Tk 151 crore by jeweler Anower Hossain, ACC officials told New Age Tuesday...