Banking

BB governor for formulating policy on de-risk small transaction

BB governor for formulating policy on de-risk small transaction

Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Atiur Rahman urges governors of developed countries and international financial Institutions like World Bank to take necessary policy initiatives to 'de-risk' small transaction

Apparel

Bangladesh completes inspection of 1000 RMG factories

Bangladesh completes inspection of 1000 RMG factories

The Bangladesh Government has so far inspected structural, fire and electrical safety provisions of 1000 readymade garment (RMG) factories in the country, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said in a press statement.

Treasury

Indian Rupee gains 8 paise against US dollar

Indian Rupee gains 8 paise against US dollar

Indian rupee rose 8 paise to 63.76 against the dollar in early trade Tuesday on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters and banks amid a higher opening in the domestic equity market

Business

ADB to provide $505m to improve Bangladesh railways

ADB to provide $505m to improve Bangladesh railways

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to provide $505 million loans to further improve Bangladesh railways that will help the national economy and boost sub-regional trade

International

Marshall Island to vanish if planet warmed by 2 degrees

Marshall Island to vanish if planet warmed by 2 degrees

Marshall Islands likely will not exist if we warm the planet two degrees more, reports CNN columnist John D Sutter who travels to the remote Pacific to learn that doomsday forecast

Sports

ICC and BCCI need to be more transparent

ICC and BCCI need to be more transparent

ICC is not transparent at all on the issue of investigating corruption, BCCI's anti corruption unit never bothered investigating the matter simply because the matter wasn't under its jurisdiction

Environment

Marshall Island to vanish if planet warmed by 2 degrees

Marshall Island to vanish if planet warmed by 2 degrees

Marshall Islands likely will not exist if we warm the planet two degrees more, reports CNN columnist John D Sutter who travels to the remote Pacific to learn that doomsday forecast

Health

People confused by sunscreen labeling: Experts

People confused by sunscreen labeling: Experts

There is huge confusion over the labels on sun creams, and manufacturers should all use the same rating system, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

BD in Global Media

Mobile banking expands rapidly in Bangladesh

Mobile banking expands rapidly in Bangladesh

About $42 million is flowing through mobile banking systems daily. The number of registered mobile-money users has topped 23 million, around 15 per cent of the total population, according to the central bank

Offbeat

China fears loss of Great Wall, brick by brick

China fears loss of Great Wall, brick by brick

Scholars say the Great Wall of China is disappearing as a result of erosion, theft of bricks and damage from tourists scrambling over unrestored sections

Education

College admission results finally published

College admission results finally published

The results of the first merit list for college admission for the academic session 2015-16 were finally published on Sunday midnight after a three-day delay caused by technical glitches

Science &Tech

Five of the best smartwatches for 2015

Five of the best smartwatches for 2015

Smartwatches are the hottest thing in technology right now. The little wrist-based screens are dragging timepieces into the 21st century and shifting the buzzing, binging and bonging of modern life away from our phones