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Satellite Bangabandhu-I to be launched on May 4

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DHAKA - Bangladesh's first communication satellite Bangabandhu-I is set to launch to the orbit on May 4 next by the American firm SpaceX from Florida.

"Today, SpaceX confirmed us that Bangabandhu Satellite would be launched to the orbit on May 4 next," project director of the satellite Mohammad Mesbah Uddin told BSS.

He said Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX will lift the 3.5-metric tonne Bangabandhu-I communications satellite from the Cape Canaveral launching pad and it will take eight days to...
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Bangladesh's economic outlook broadly optimistic, macroeconomic management sound; ADB

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DHAKA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today said the economic outlook of Bangladesh remains broadly optimistic as the country's macroeconomic management was sound with the economy expected to continue to do well.

"Bangladesh economy appears to be in a good shape and is likely to continue to...
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Quota reform agitations Univ students boycott classes

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Students of both public and private universities have boycotted their classes for the last few days.
Most classrooms at the Dhaka University were found empty as students decided not to attend classes. The sce-nario at Rajshahi University and Jagannath University was the same while...
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No plan to impose VAT on edn: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the government has no plan to impose value added tax (VAT) on education, including private universities.
She said this while presiding over the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) held at the NEC...
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Chisty, his son, 2 other Farmers Bank officials held

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Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested four accused including the Farmers Bank's former Audit Com-mittee chairman Mahabubul Haque Chisty on Tuesday in connection with the embezzlement and irregularities in loan disbursement.
The others are - chairman's son Rashedul Haque...
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