Miscellany

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    Sea of purple: Swiss women strike for equal pay

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:20am on June 16, 2019

    Several hundred thousand purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of Swiss towns and cities on Friday,...

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    India Civil aviation minister says confident airline capacity problems will be solved

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:20am on June 16, 2019

    India’s new civil aviation minister said on Friday he is confident that airline capacity shortage problems following the grounding of Jet Airways Ltd will be...

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    Agriculture’s share in GDP drops amid lack of govt support

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:20am on June 15, 2019

    Growth rate of the agriculture sector and its contribution to the country’s economy have dropped amid lack of government support and initiative for modernising the...

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    Why one US can-maker avoids Trump’s tariffs while rivals pay up

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:20am on June 15, 2019

    One of the largest US producers of aerosol cans, Colorado-based Ball Metalpack, has laid off 91 of its 500 US workers since president Donald Trump...

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    US weekly jobless claims rise

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2019

    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, which could add to concerns that the labour market was losing steam...

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    Asia rice: demand stagnant in export hubs on lack of fresh offers

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2019

    Export prices for Indian and Vietnamese rice slipped this week on thin demand while strength in the baht made supplies from Thailand less competitive even...

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    Online system to control NSC transactions

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2019

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said real-time information was available on the sale, profit and encashment of national savings schemes from the ‘National...

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    Govt allocates Tk 100cr for start-ups in budget

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2019

    The government has allocated Tk 100 crore in the proposed national budget for the fiscal year of 2019-20 for all types of start-ups for promoting...

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    Kamal, like Muhith, says govt to launch pension scheme for all

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2019

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, like his predecessor AMA Muhith, on Thursday said that an ‘Universal Pension Authority’ would be formed soon for gradual introduction...

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    Allocation for PPP raised by Tk 500cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2019

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the proposed national budget for the fiscal year of 2019-20 has raised allocation for the public private partnership projects...

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