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GDP growth to be 7.4pc this FY, says PM

Photo: bdnews24 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while addressing to the nation recently said, country's GDP grew by 5.24 per cent in the last fiscal year. According to government's estimate, the GDP growth will be 7.4 per cent this fiscal year. In June, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal aimed

DATA PRIVACY AND DATA DIPLOMACY IN BANGLADESH

Tawhidur Rahman In this age of globalized connectedness, we are constantly in need to connect through sharing our personal data. Everyday terabytes of personal data are used through different technologies to access and operate various technological devices. It has become a matter of concern how these data are being stored, accessed

Sheikh Hasina and Her Vision of Sonar Bangla

Dr. H. B. M. Iqbal Bangladesh, once considered a basket case, is now a role model for developing countries across the world thanks to the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is now considered one of the most popular and successful

PM for making modern technology-based BGB to safeguard sovereignty, border

BSS Photo: Collected Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government attached special priority to developing modern technology-based Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to make it more efficient to safeguard country’s independence and sovereignty alongside checking border crimes including smuggling and human trafficking. “We have entered a modern era. We have built a

PM calls for ensuring $100b to combat climate change

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called for ensuring 100 billion US dollars a year for developing countries to save them from climate change impacts as she placed a four-point proposal including “establishing climate justice” at a virtual “Climate Vulnerable Leaders’ Event”. She also informed that her government has decided to

Govt working to face pandemic, keep running country’s economy: PM

BSS Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government has been tirelessly working to face the Covid-19 pandemic and keep running the country’s economy. “We have been trying our best to do everything to face the pandemic and keep running the country’s economy,” she said in an introductory speech at the

Joy enters 50, public expectations getting increased

Bangladesh Government's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has just crossed his 50 on July 27 and this increased public expectations about his future role in political arena as by now he played the pivotal role in setting the country’s crucial course being the beacon of ‘Digital Bangladesh’. Joy, being a leading political

Academic institutions not opening now: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 31 ruled out the possibility of opening educational institutions immediately. She said, students are the future of the country and the government does not want to put them at risk. She also said, "Educational institutions may not be opened but we want to advance step by step

Economic activities need to be resumed: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 24 said economic activities have to be resumed for the sake of the lives and livelihoods of people. "Most countries of the world have already been compelled to relax their lockdowns, because it’s not possible to restrict people's paths of income for an indefinite period.

From The Editor January 2019

Dear readers, The beginning of a year always inspires hope; hope of starting afresh and shaking off the old burdens. 2019 promises to open new, even unfathomable opportunities for the fintech sector at home and abroad, because it is a field driven by innovation. We feature a plethora of topics spanning from

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