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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...

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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...

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    Users to experience slow internet speed in Sept 21-23

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:43pm on September 19, 2017

    Internet users in Bangladesh will face interruption as the country is going to face around 60 Gigabyte per-second internet bandwidth shortage for three days from...

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    Petrobangla inks deal with Gunvor for LNG supply

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:39pm on September 19, 2017

    Petrobangla, the state-run Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation, on Tuesday signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with trading agency Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd to...

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    Nat’l body formed to oversee govt’s reform programme

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:31pm on September 19, 2017

    Cabinet Division has formed a national committee to oversee the implementation of the government’s doing business reform programme adopted for improving the country’s ranking in...

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    Govt extends OMS to upazila level

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on September 19, 2017

    The government on Tuesday decided to relax the mandatory jute packaging act for rice and to introduce open market sales of rice at upazila level...

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    BB okays share transfer of Lafarge, Holcim for merger

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:47pm on September 18, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has approved transfer of entire shares of Holcim Cement Bangladesh to Lafarge Surma Cement Bangladesh as part of the entities’ global merger while...

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    Govt launches OMS in wake of rice price hike

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:44pm on September 17, 2017

    The government on Sunday started open market sales of coarse varieties of rice at the rate of Tk 30 per kg across the divisional towns...

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    Prices of rice, onion rise further

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:19pm on September 15, 2017

    Prices of rice and onion increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week due to the monopoly of rice mill owners and wholesalers of...

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    Housing sector may improve in coming years

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:17pm on September 14, 2017

    Real estate and housing sector of the country might improve in the coming days after witnessing an average 11 per cent price fall during the...

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