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    Govt launches digital market for sacrificial animals

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:23pm on July 07, 2020

    The government has launched a digital marketplace, believed to be the biggest platform of the kind, for selling and buying sacrificial animals ahead of the...

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    Bangladesh resilient in face of COVID-19: HSBC economist

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:21pm on July 07, 2020

    As global growth recovers in the coming quarters, Bangladesh stands to benefit from its strong economic fundamentals and will likely continue to deliver steady growth...

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    Khaled Mamun elected as CII fellow

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:20pm on July 07, 2020

    Md Khaled Mamun has been elected as a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, the trusted worldwide insurance professional body of the United Kingdom from...

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    Inflation rises to 5.65pc in FY20

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:01pm on July 06, 2020

    The average annual inflation increased by 0.17 percentage points to 5.65 per cent in the just concluded financial year 2019-2020 from that of 5.48 per...

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    Tootli Rahman elected president of WEA for 2020-22

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:41pm on July 06, 2020

    Tootli Rahman has been elected as the president while Rubina Hussain and Noorjahan Shahab have been elected as the vice-presidents of Women Entrepreneur Association of...

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    Myanmar’s jade miners’ dreams buried by disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Hpakant, Myanmar | Updated at 11:49pm on July 05, 2020

    Five Yay Ma Hsay — or ‘unwashed’ as the jade miners of northern Myanmar are known  — arrived early Thursday at the pit to scrape...

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    AmCham launches financial aid scheme for 1,000 farmers in Siranganj

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:46pm on July 05, 2020

    The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh on Sunday launched its financial support programme for 1,000 marginal farmers who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic...

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    GD Assist flies back NRBs, immigrant visa holders to Paris, NY

    Business Desk | Updated at 11:44pm on July 05, 2020

    The special chartered flight to Paris and New York arranged by healthcare management company GD Assist for the expatriate Bangladeshis, departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International...

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    Nepal tourism sector faces loss of $282m due to COVID-19

    Xinhua . Kathmandu | Updated at 11:29pm on July 04, 2020

    Nepal’s tourism industry is estimated to lose 34 billion Nepali rupees ($282 million) since the Nepali government enforced lockdown in March to prevent the spread...

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    Millions switch to ‘local TikToks’ after India ban on Chinese apps

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:26pm on July 04, 2020

    Millions of Indians have joined homegrown social media platforms since New Delhi banned a slew of Chinese apps, including TikTok, amid growing tensions between the...

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