BNP Paribas, however, does not expect a resolution to the trade war this year, said Hong Kong-based Manishi Raychaudhuri, Asia-Pacific equity strategist at the banking group, according to a Reuters report published on the poll on Wednesday. Many manufacturers looking to move production out of China and into countries such as Bangladesh, Vietnam and Taiwan, Raychaudhuri noted. The Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index tracking companies' six-month outlook worsened in the three months ended June to 53, versus 63 in the previous two quarters. For a fourth straight quarter, survey participants cited the global trade war as the chief risk to business, followed by Brexit and a slowdown in the Chinese economy. Companies surveyed from May 31 to June 14 can change from quarter to quarter, Reuters noted.
June 19, 2019 16:28 UTC
During Bangladesh’s five-day stay I felt it and got the first hand experience of a day with sun, rain, hot and cold. Somerset County Ground at Taunton was beautiful and it could be observed from press box hills. There is a museum situated just beside the Somerset Cricket Board office and obviously history has been preserved for the renowned club. The first day I entered the ground, I wanted to visit the museum but it was closed. According to a source, the earliest confirmed reference to cricket in Somerset is a match on July 13, 1751.
June 19, 2019 15:56 UTC
BSTI logoNow there is no bar to manufacture, sell and market PRAN Turmeric powder, curry powder and lachcha semaiBangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has certified PRAN Turmeric powder, curry powder and lachcha semai as standard products. With this there will be no bar to manufacture, sell and market PRAN Turmeric powder, curry powder and lachcha semai, reports UNB. Earlier on June 11, BSTI withdrawn suspension of 26 companies, clearing them to sell their products, barely a month after it found the same products substandard. In a circular issued on that, BSTI said these companies were again permitted to sell their products after they had managed to ensure the required standards. BSTI on Tuesday also said that 22 of the 93 other food items, currently being sold in the market, were found substandard in the second phase of testing.
June 19, 2019 15:56 UTC
Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid File PhotoAfter wrapping up a seven-day visit to two central-asian countries, the head of the state is returning homePresident Abdul Hamid has left Uzbekistan for home on Wednesday after wrapping up his seven-day official visit to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. A special VVIP flight (BG-1519) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines took off from Tashkent International Airport at about 3:15pm, carrying the President and his entourage members. Mosud Mannan, ambassador of Bangladesh in Uzbekistan and high civil and military officials concerned went to the airport to bid farewell to the President. While visiting the Bangladesh embassy at Tashkent, President Hamid paid tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath on his portrait. The president left Dhaka on June 13 to attend the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) at Tajik capital Dushanbe and another program in Uzbekistan.
June 19, 2019 15:45 UTC
“A committee is being constituted at the national level comprising renowned historian Professor Muntasir Mamoon, writer and academic Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal, war veteran Shahriar Kabir, and writer Selina Hossain to prepare a new syllabus to project true history of the liberation war,” she said. The prime minister expressed hope that, with the accomplishment of work by the committee, it will be possible to stop distortion of the history of liberation war, and project its true history before the new generation, adding that her government has taken special programs to check distortion of liberation war history, and project its true history. “But after assuming office, our government has taken various programs to project the true history of the liberation war before the people, and inspire the new generation with its spirit,” she said. The steps include highlighting the true history of the liberation war in curriculum and textbooks, reviewing the syllabus from class one to the university, and abolishing the distortion of the history from the concerned books after identifying them. The prime minister said initiatives have been taken to incorporate the true history of the liberation war in the syllabus, to present real history of the liberation war to the students.
June 19, 2019 15:45 UTC
Map of Jhenaidah districtRaju Ahmed, who killed Sohel for having an extra-marital affair with his wifeJulia, was arrested on Wednesday morningPolice arrested the killer of Muezzin Sohel from Bagutia village of Jhenaidah Sadar upazila. Raju Ahmed, who killed Sohel for having an extra-marital affair with his wifeJulia, was arrested on Wednesday morning . According to Jhenaidah Superintendent of Police (SP), Md Hasanuzzaman, Sohel, and Julia were classmates in Chapali Madrasa of Jhenaidah's Kaliganj upazila. Raju came to know about their relationship, and forced Julia to phone Sohel to come to Raju's house. Getting the phone call from Julia, Sohel went to Raju's house, and was caught by Sohel, and his two associates.
June 19, 2019 15:33 UTC
The national Vitamin 'A' Plus Campaign will be observed across the country on June 22, aiming to feed Vitamin A plus capsules to all children between six and fifty-nine months of age. In Khulna, speakers addressed a journalist orientation workshop held at the city’s School Health Clinic, jointly organized by the Khulna Civil Surgeon's Office and Khulna City Corporation (KCC), underscoring the need for the National Vitamin A plus Campaign. In Rangpur, Rangpur City Corporation has completed all preparations to treat 1.26-lakh children between six and 59 months of age, with Vitamin A Plus capsules in the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign. Mayor of Rangpur, Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa, disclosed the information at a press conference in his conference room to make the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign successful in the city in the morning. In Pabna, Civil Surgeon Dr Mehedi Hasan said at a workshop in the district town that 3,86, 566 babies will be given Vitamin A Plus capsules in the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign.
June 19, 2019 15:22 UTC
Bangladesh played five-time champion Australia thrice in the World CupThe Tigers met the Aussies in the World Cup for the first time in 1999, when Bangladesh batted first and only managed to get to 178/7 after 50 oversBangladesh played five-time champion Australia thrice in the World Cup. 1999: Group StageThe Tigers met the Aussies in the World Cup for the first time in 1999, when Bangladesh batted first and only managed to get to 178/7 after 50 overs. 2007: Super Eight StageBangladesh qualified for the second round of a World Cup for the first time in 2007 and faced the then defending champion Australia in their first match of the Super Eight stage. 2015: Group StageAfter beating Afghanistan comfortably in their first match of the 2015 World Cup, Bangladesh were set to play Australia in their second match. The one point Bangladesh had gained from this match would later prove to be vital to take Bangladesh through to the quarter-final.
June 19, 2019 15:22 UTC
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda addresses a law and order meeting regarding Bogra-6 by-polls on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Focus Bangla'A legal framework has been prepared in this regard'Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said Electronic Voting Machines (EMVs) will be used in all future elections in Bangladesh. "A legal framework has been prepared in this regard," he said while addressing a law and order meeting regarding Bogra-6 by-polls on Wednesday, reports UNB. At the meeting, the CEC said EVMs will be used as much as possible in the local government elections too. "But army personnel will be present at polling booths as technical support for the EVMs. They won't discharge election duties but will take care if there is any problem with the EVMs."
June 19, 2019 15:11 UTC
In #Nepal thousands of people came onto roads in capital Kathmandu today against controversial “Guthi Bill”. The protesters demanded govt to scrap the controversial bill pic.twitter.com/Zipt42gqk9 — Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) June 19, 2019The system, known as "guthi", is rooted within the Newar community indigenous to the Kathmandu Valley. Loud chants to scrap the bill rang as demonstrators waved the national flag and played traditional drums. Wednesday's mass protest took place despite a government announcement the day before to withdraw the bill and hold discussions with concerned stakeholders. We will not back down until the bill is scrapped," said Rajan Kansakar, a student at the protest.
June 19, 2019 15:00 UTC
Within two months, illegal small vehicles running inside Dhaka will be identified, and restricted'A committee has been formed to identify, and remove illegal vehicles from streets in the capital, and reclaim footpaths, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Wednesday. Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon, Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Jahangir Alam and Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy were also present at the meeting. Quader said the newly-formed committee has representatives from police and Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation. DSCC Mayor Khokon is its chief coordinator while Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam is its member. "We believe we can remove the menace of traffic jams if we try sincerely," the road transport minister said.
Map of Madaripur districtAt least 25 others were injured and 40 houses vandalized in the post-polls violenceA Jubo League activist was hacked to death in a surge of violence following the upazila elections in Madaripur Sadar upazila. The incident occurred in the town’s Sabujbag area around 12pm on Wednesday, said the district’s Additional Superintendent of Police, Uttam Kumar Pathak. The deceased was identified as Ershad Munshi, 23, a member of Madaripur Municipality’s Ward No 3 unit of the ruling Awami League’s youth wing, said Atahar Sardar, president of Jubo League in the district. According to family members, the accused, Jasim Gourir, a local anti-drug activist, orchestrated the attack and is on the run. Additional Superintendent of Police, Uttam Kumar Pathak, said: “We are working to keep the troubled environment under control and to ensure that no more untoward incidents occur.”“We will investigate i the murder and take proper action accordingly.”
The Aussies are in good form in the tournament so far as they have won four games out of five. All-rounder Shakib al Hasan is in red hot form as he is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 384 runs in just four innings. Australia admitted Shakib will be the key threat against them, and also know they have to deal with Bangladesh spinners well in their next match. “Bangladesh are playing some really good cricket at the moment, led by Shakib. We’ve put our time into Shakib and all the players at the top of the batting-order.
Asked to bat first in a game that was reduced to 49 overs a side, South Africa's batsmen, barring Hashim Amla and Rassie van der Dussen, failed to build on their starts in the face of a disciplined bowling effort from the Kiwis. South Africa had hope while Amla was at the crease but that too faded after he was bowled for 55 by Mitchell Santner in the 28th over but Van der Dussen's unbeaten 67 gave them a respectable total. Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers, picking up three wickets, while all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme contributed with an economical spell of 1-33 in his 10 overs.
June 19, 2019 14:37 UTC
Representational photoA Faridpur court sentenced 13 people to life imprisonment for killing two men in Saltha upazila in 2003District courts in Faridpur and Kishoreganj sentenced 23 people in two separate murder case hearings on Wednesday. A Faridpur court sentenced 13 people to life imprisonment for killing two men in Saltha upazila in 2003. The convicts are Mannan Khan, Surman Kha, Majed Kha, Wajed Kha, Rashed Kha, Siddique Fakir, Soharab Fakir, Afsar Fakir, Fazlul Fakir, Rahman Kha, Rezaul Kha, Jakir Kha, and Osman Fakir, reports UNB. Faridpur Special Judge Court's public prosecutor (PP), Advocate Golam Rabbani Babu Mridha, said local arbitration was undertaken regarding the harvesting of onions in Natkhola village of Saltha upazila on December 23, 2003. A Kishoreganj court sentenced three people to death and seven to life in prison for murdering former Jahangirnagar University student Ershadul Islam Choyon in 2005.
June 19, 2019 14:37 UTC