Bangladesh population

100% of the population now under electric cover

Bangladesh has reached a new milestone as the government is about to announce that it has covered 100% of the population with electricity. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will officially announce it during a program on March 21,” Nasrul Hamid, state minister for electricity, energy and mineral resources, told reporters during a briefing. program at Bidyut […]

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More obstacles to the population census

The census, which provides comprehensive data on the entire population and its composition, is essential for policy-making. Photo: star/file “> The census, which provides comprehensive data on the entire population and its composition, is essential for policy-making. Photo: star/file After twice rejecting proposals to purchase 3.95 lakh tablet computers for the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics […]

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FBCCI to open UAE-Bangladesh Business Council

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) is to establish a joint UAE-Bangladesh Business Council in Dubai to harness trade and investment potential in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The business council will be inaugurated during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Dubai next month. For all the latest news, follow […]

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Food fusions Delicious or gross?

#Food & Recipes Would you eat shorisha pizza? How about the kalabhuna dumpling? Bolognese fuchka? Yes? No? Well, that’s where the debate begins. First respectfully, then passionately, and then, in no time, things escalate! The culinary scene in Dhaka over the past few years has exploded. Boom away all he can want, but not all […]

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GoZayaan Acquires Pakistani Travel Technology Platform

GoZayaan has acquired Pakistani company FindMyAdventure, making it the first travel tech platform in Bangladesh to take over any business beyond its borders. The local start-up says its overseas expansion was in line with its aim to play a key role in shaping the future of travel in the South Asia region, paving the way […]

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A trip back in time to the University of Dhaka’s graduation in 2034

It was Titian Matin’s first return to his native Bangladesh after winning the Nobel Prize in Economics for his study of the reciprocal relationship between urban density and economic geography. As a professor of economics at MIT, he was invited to be the keynote speaker at the 2034 convocation of his alma mater: the University […]

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The government is now aiming to sting 70% of the population

Bangladesh now plans to inoculate 70% of its population with the Covid-19 vaccine – up from 80% originally planned – in line with the World Health Organization’s target. In October, the WHO set a target for countries to vaccinate 70% of their population by mid-2022, and according to projections made by Our World in Data, […]

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Airlines are rushing to change their flights to the United States

Airlines around the world, including long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed to cancel or change flights to the United States on Wednesday due to an ongoing dispute over the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology. close to US airports. The problem appears to have a particular impact on the Boeing 777, a long-range jumbo jet used by […]

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Qatar Adds Bangladesh to ‘Outstanding Red List’ Under Travel Policy

57 countries added to the red list Numerical Star Ratio Thu Jan 6, 2022 12:59 PM Last update: Thu Jan 6, 2022 1:03 PM Hamad International Airport. Reuters archive photo “> Hamad International Airport. Reuters archive photo Qatari authorities have added several countries, including Bangladesh, to its “exceptional red list” of travel and return policy […]

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RN Spinning Mills merges with Samin Food

Shares of RN Spinning Mills topped the list of winners on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday after announcing it would merge with its unlisted sister company as it seeks to resume production. Yesterday, the listed spinning mills announced their merger with Samin Food & Beverage Ind. & Textile Mills Ltd. Its shares closed up […]

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Half of the adult population is still unbanked

Economists call for better infrastructure and political support Featured activity report Wed Dec 29 2021 00:00 Last update on: Wed Dec. 29, 2021 01:47 AM Since financial inclusion is important for reducing poverty, the government should include the poor and women in digital financial services, one expert suggested. Photo: star / file “> Since financial […]

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The Food Talk celebrating Bangladeshi cuisine: 50 years of evolution

In Bangladesh, food is about celebration, and as we rekindle our patriotism and celebrate the Golden Jubilee of our victory, we also take this opportunity to reflect on how we have evolved as a country of a culinary point of view. With that notion, The Food Talk, a ranked Facebook group brimming with food lovers, […]

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Omicron: US lifts travel restrictions on 8 southern African countries

REUTERS Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:45 Last update on: Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:49 Passengers wait to board international flights, amid the spread of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron, at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 28, 2021. REUTERS / Sumaya Hisham / File Photo “> Passengers wait to board international […]

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Support Afghans with food and medical assistance: Bangladesh tells OIC

Bangladesh would support the Afghan people through humanitarian aid in the form of food and medical aid. This was conveyed by Foreign Minister Masud Bin Momen during the 17th Extraordinary Council of OIC Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan, which was held on December 18 in Islamabad, Pakistan. For all the latest news, follow the Daily Star’s […]

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RHD project to reduce travel time and costs

The construction of 15 bridges can take 8,000 Tk Work for these can start in 2 or 3 years 35 other bridges will be implemented in later phases Bridges will replace ferry travel To improve connectivity and reduce travel time and costs, the government has planned to build around 50 major bridges as part of […]

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5.2cr food insecure people in Bangladesh

The number of food insecure people in Bangladesh rose 2.4 percent to 5.2 crore between 2018 and 2020, according to a recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, while the pandemic has worsened access to food. According to the report titled “Asia and the Pacific – Regional Food Security and […]

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International Travel During COVID-19 | The Daily Star

Sat 11 Dec 2021 2:05 PM Last update on: Sat 11 Dec 2021 17:49 Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel “> Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel People have now resumed international travel, albeit cautiously. With the emergence of a new, more contagious variant, Omicron, however, countries are imposing new restrictions on travelers, making international travel even more uncertain, […]

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Women who travel | The Daily Star

A month ago, three of my friends planned a trip to Cox’s Bazar. They decided to take a night bus. It was a pretty simple plan that should have been easily executed by any adult but I ended up not going because I had no way of explaining to my parents that I was going […]

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Changing eating habits, reducing rice consumption: Minister of Agriculture

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque today urged the country’s people to gradually change their eating habits and eat other nutritious foods and fruits, thereby reducing the consumption of rice. “Per capita rice consumption in Bangladesh is 400 grams per day, which is the highest in the world. In many countries, the average consumption of rice […]

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Marginalized population faces harassment in using government services: TIB

Marginalized people in the country face discriminatory attitudes in many cases when seeking government services and benefits, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said today in a study. The study titled “Access of Marginalized Communities to Public Services: An Assessment of Accountability Mechanisms,” published in a webinar today, said the negative mentality of local public officials and […]

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US-Bangladesh Business Council donates medical equipment to fight Covid

The US-Bangladesh Business Council, in partnership with Project CURE, an American NGO, donated emergency medical equipment, including 60 oxygen concentrators, to strengthen Bangladesh’s response to Covid-19. Other supplies include variable positive air pressure units, other oxygen supplies and device accessories, as well as 45,000 pieces of PPE, including KN95 and N95 masks. For all the […]

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Bangladesh business mogul faces ugly allegations

A complaint has been filed against Sayem Sobhan Anvir, managing director of Bangladesh’s largest business conglomerate, Bashundhara Group, accusing him of encouraging the suicide of his mistress named Mosarat Jahan Munia, 21, from Comilla, a student in second year and candidate for the HSC exam at Mirpur Cantonment. Public school and college. Deputy Commissioner (DC) […]

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The US-Bangladesh Business Council will be launched today

The US-Bangladesh Business Council will be launched today virtually to boost two-way trade and investment between the two countries. It is an exclusive platform of the United States Chamber of Commerce, which will improve the trade, commerce and innovation corridor between the United States and Bangladesh through business-driven policy advocacy, according to the United States […]

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19th Bangladesh Business Awards ceremony today

The 19th edition of the Bangladesh Business Awards, an initiative of DHL Express and the Daily Star, will take place today. The global logistics provider and the country’s leading English newspaper have awarded the awards annually since 2000. For all the latest news, follow the Daily Star’s Google News channel. Minister of Commerce Tipu Munshi […]

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18th Bangladesh Business Awards: laurels for business heroes

DHL, The Daily Star honor 2 businessmen, 2 institutions Staff Correspondent Sat Jul 6, 2019 12:00 AM From left to right, Mominul Islam, Managing Director of IPDC Finance Ltd; Azam J Chowdhury, President of East Coast Group; NR Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys; Gowher Rizvi, International Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister; Hafizur Rahman Khan, […]

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LightCastle Partners ranks Bangladesh Business Confidence Index

According to a recent study by LightCastle Partners, a leading consulting firm, the Bangladesh Business Confidence Index (BCI) is 39 on a scale of 100, which implies between low and moderate. Ivdad Ahmed Khan Mojlish, Zahedul Amin & Sazzad Hossain Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:00 AM the LightCastle management team with Mamun Rashid, Managing Partner, […]