Top officials of Community Bank Bangladesh attend a board meeting at its head office in the capital recently CourtesyDecisions regarding the business operation and policies of the bank were taken at the meetingCommunity Bank Bangladesh Limited held its 14th Board Meeting at the Police Headquarters in Dhaka on Sunday. Decisions regarding the business operation and policies of the bank were taken at the meeting that was chaired by Inspector General of Bangladesh Police and Chairman of Community Bank Bangladesh Limited Dr Benazir Ahmed BPM (Bar), said a press release. The bank got its license on November 1 in 2018 to start its operation with a paid up capital of Tk400 crore. Among the board members, Dr Md Moinur Rahman Chowdhury BPM (Bar), additional IGP (Administration & Operations) Bangladesh Police, Md Mohsin Hossain NDC, additional IGP (Railway), Bangladesh Police, Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun BPM, PPM, DG (Additional IGP), RAB, Abu Hasan Muhammad Tarique BPM, DIG (Finance & Development), Bangladesh Police, Habibur Rahman BPM (Bar), PPM (Bar), DIG-Dhaka Range, Bangladesh Police, Md Ferdoush Ali Chowdhury, AIG (Welfare Trust), Bangladesh Police, Kazi Masihur Rahman, Independent Director, Masud Khan FCA, FCMA, Independent Director, and Masihul Huq Chowdhury, Managing Director & CEO, Community Bank Bangladesh Limited were present in the meeting.
June 03, 2020 13:41 UTC
The six injured college employees were kept at the college mosque. The JKG workers barricaded the road in front of Titumir College deep into the night over the incident. But JKG Healthcare Convener Sabrina Arif Chowdhury said the college staffers wanted the healthcare workers out of the campus and were ‘looking for excuses’ to make that happen. “The college employees suddenly attacked our workers at night and severely injured a person named Humayun. Several college employees, on condition of anonymity, said they had problems with the JKG workers’ ‘manners, behaviours and the way they dressed’.
June 03, 2020 13:41 UTC
The Commission issued the directive on Tuesday following appeals from some listed companies, seeking revision on the existing rules on holding mandatory meetings amid coronavirus outbreak. Bourses resumed their regular trading on Sunday after the trade suspension for above two months in response to defeat Covid-19 pandemic. It also said that some might have failed to hold meetings or comply with other directives due to the general holidays. Different documents of listed firms are law bound to be submitted between 15 to three months to regulators and stock exchanges. Earlier, March 24, BSEC relaxed regulations for listed companies on holding annual general meetings, extraordinary general meeting and board meetings physically temporarily, and allowed virtual meetings as a step towards curbing the spread of the virus.
There was no time to lose when Cyclone Amphan began forming over the Indian Ocean in May. Bangladesh’s disaster preparedness, including a network of 55,000 first responders, meant Amphan killed fewer than 100 people in India and Bangladesh. The pandemic and resulting deep economic crisis mean that the government must now deal with overlapping health, climate and economic emergencies all at once. Health, economic and climate resilience are interrelated. Bangladesh is unlikely to be the only country struggling with health, economic and climate emergencies this year.
June 03, 2020 13:30 UTC
McConnell was averse to respecting black Obama’s presidential decision. The colour black, in case you have not noticed, has been a universal problem, across the ages. Here in Bangladesh, it is yet an era when young men ready for marriage and their parents are awed by the colour white. There is hardly any movie where the leading lady is black or has been born with a dark skin. In Trump’s America and around the world in large measure, skin colour continues to outweigh character content.
BigstockMeanwhile, in Netrakona, a fifth-grader, who recently gave birth to a child, living under constant fear as the rapist is threatening her of deathA 13-year-old schoolgirl has been reportedly raped by a 50-year-old man and his teenager grandson in Modhupur, Tangail. After consulting with the village arbiters, the father of the girl filed a case with Modhupur police station under the Woman and Child Repression Prevention Act, confirmed OC Tarique Kamal. “A case was filed and we are making drives to arrest the perpetrators,” said the OC. We filed a case on March 10, this year, accusing six people because of their constant threats,” the teenager girl told Dhaka Tribune, explaining the misery she is facing from the perpetrators. “However, they are still walking free around the area, while we are living in constant fear,” said the new mother.
“Stay away from the blacks,” whispered my father -- in Bangla of course, lest he be thought a racist. Now, this was also time when racism is Hollywood movies wasn’t an issue that was being addressed in any vocal way. But, of course, my father is not the only -- or even the most egregious -- example of brown bigotry. Us brown folks, we do not need much help when it comes to prejudice. Rubaiyat Kabir has been part of the Dhaka Tribune’s Editorial and Op-Ed department, and is currently a contributor.
WHO notes there are few reports of truly asymptomatic cases. Asymptomatic cases under medical observation in China dropped to 357 as of Tuesday from 1,541 as of March 30. Wuhan has tested almost its entire population of 11 million and found no new COVID-19 cases. Some countries in Asia include asymptomatic carriers in their total confirmed cases. Researchers concluded that asymptomatic infection was common and found two asymptomatic patients had infected at least four other people.
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The Bangladesh Bank building at Motijheel Mehedi Hasan/ Dhaka TribuneExperts doubt the efficacyBangladesh Bank (BB) has filed a fresh civil case against 17 Philippines entities, including the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) to recover the $81 million stolen in a 2016 reserve heist. BB authorities recently filed the new case after Southern District Court of New York in March had dismissed the previous case and gave the order to run the case with the state court, according to the central bank source. Would BB to get any benefit from the caseBangladesh Bank would not get any benefit if there was not enough evidence and documents in favour of the case, said Salahuddin Ahmed, former governor of Bangladesh Bank. After the reserve heist in 2016, the government had formed an investigation committee, headed by BB former governor Mohammed Farashuddin. On February 5, 2016, unidentified hackers stole $101 million from Bangladesh Bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York using fake orders on the SWIFT payment system.
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BigstockWhat shape will money laundering, terror financing, smuggling, and the drug trade take in the post-pandemic world? They were shaded under the umbrella of legal business vis-a-vis the arms industry and the questionable drug and smuggling pursuits. No surprises therefore, that the arms industry has never gone bust no matter the nature of economic strife, nor have they requested stimulus of any kind. And in the middle of all this, the dubious minds and politicians are softly probing towards future domination of the world. Money laundering, terrorism finances, international smuggling, and the drug trade haven’t been daunted by this epidemic for all the economic collapse.
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Transport workers during a protest at Kadamtali bus stand in Sylhet on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Dhaka TribuneTwo groups of transport workers clashed at Kadamtali bus stand over the alleged embezzlement of their welfare fundsSylhet police have filed a case against 1,500 unidentified individuals over the clash between two groups of transport workers that took place in Kadamtali of the city on Tuesday. Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Sub Inspector Nur Alam filed the case on Wednesday, confirmed Jedan Al Musa, deputy commissioner SMP. A faction of transport workers had been protesting for the last few days against Selim Ahmed Folik, vice president of Bangladesh road transport workers' federation and president of Sylhet road transport workers' union, accusing him of embezzling Tk2 crore from the workers' welfare funds. On Tuesday morning, a few protesting workers reached Kadamtoli bus terminal and threw brickbats at Folik's office, which resulted in a clash between them and his supporters. Transport owners' unity leaders and police officials rushed to the spot upon hearing the news of the clash.
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Moments later, out of sight of many of the protesters who had been driven back, President Donald Trump walked past the church steps and produced a Bible. “It’s a Bible,” Trump replied. The president said nothing else about the significance of the site or the circumstances of his appearance before walking back toward the White House. I think it’s just an incredible — the whole Bible is incredible.”Police advance on protesters outside the White House in Washington, June 1, 2020. Other faith leaders have also suggested in the past that some of Trump’s actions and crasser remarks do not square with Christian values.
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Such a large death toll has prompted criticism of Johnson, who opposition parties say was too slow to impose a lockdown or protect the elderly in nursing homes or to build a test and trace system. The Reuters tally comprises fatalities where COVID-19 was mentioned on death certificates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland up to May 22, and up to May 31 in Scotland. Unlike the daily death toll published by the government, the death certificate figures include suspected cases. The tally also incorporates deaths that took place in English hospitals after May 23, and in Wales and Northern Ireland. The death toll surpasses even some projections by the government's own scientific advisers.
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The decision has wide economic and health implications as it could affect companies’ costs in restarting business activity and have an impact on workers’ safety. The Commission, the EU’s executive arm, classified the new coronavirus as a level-3 hazard on a four-step risk list on which level 4 is the highest. Level-4 biological agents pose a “high risk” of infection with no prophylaxis or treatment available. The decision means employers will have to guarantee a series of safety measures for their workers. But because the virus is not classified as high risk they are less likely to be exposed to legal challenges in case of infections.
June 03, 2020 12:11 UTC
Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar doesn’t like to tamper his game plan to chase a good average or strike rate. But left-handed batsman Soumya is not concerned of such discussions, rather he keeps his mindset intact and fetches result for the team giving merit to the situation when he is batting in the middle. I try to focus on my game plan and when I get success from it, I get a good feeling,” said Soumya. Ahead of the third game, head coach [Chandika] Hathurusingha had told me that he could feel I will score in the game. Besides putting the bat for auction, I have done other things too,” said Soumya.
June 03, 2020 12:00 UTC