Sukanta Halder

Sukanta Halder is the Staff Correspondent of The Daily Star.

Eco and heritage tourism targeted as govt eyes more tourists

The government has drawn up a plan to construct facilities across the country to attract both local and international tourists looking for eco-tourism and traveling to heritage sites.

20h ago

Eco and heritage tourism targeted as govt eyes new genres of tourists

The government has drawn up a plan to construct facilities across the country to attract both local and international tourists looking for eco-tourism and traveling to heritage sites

23h ago

Why are onion prices rising abruptly?

According to the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), local varieties of onions were being sold for Tk 105 to Tk 115 per kg yesterday compared to Tk 95 to Tk 100 per kg a week ago.

1d ago

3.64 lakh insurance policies discontinued in January-March

Some 3.64 lakh policies of 36 life insurance companies of Bangladesh lapsed in the first quarter of 2024 due to a myriad of factors, including the worsening financial health of clients and agents’ tendency not to disclose key information while making sales.

2d ago

Govt draws up list of 494 products for GI status

The government has prepared a list of 494 products to secure geographical indication (GI) recognition for them in order to safeguard the source of their origin, enhance their economic value at home and abroad, and fetch financial benefits for producers.

4d ago

Jewellery machinery expo begins in Dhaka

Appraise your gold jewellery down to the precise purity in just 10 seconds, watch in amazement as a broken gold chain is repaired in a heartbeat, or witness new links being forged through a machine in seconds.

1w ago

NBR abandons plans to cut tax for AC, fridge and bike makers

The tax administration backtracked from its decision to levy a 5 percent tax on incomes generated by manufacturers of motorcycles, air conditioners and refrigerators until 2032, raising it to the previous rate of 10 percent.

1w ago

Move to get GI status for Sundarbans' honey finally gathers steam

Seven years after an application by the deputy commissioner of Bagerhat district, the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) has finally taken the initiative to register Sundarbans' honey as a GI (geographical identification) product.

1w ago
July 12, 2024
July 12, 2024

Eco and heritage tourism targeted as govt eyes more tourists

The government has drawn up a plan to construct facilities across the country to attract both local and international tourists looking for eco-tourism and traveling to heritage sites.

July 11, 2024
July 11, 2024

Eco and heritage tourism targeted as govt eyes new genres of tourists

The government has drawn up a plan to construct facilities across the country to attract both local and international tourists looking for eco-tourism and traveling to heritage sites

July 10, 2024
July 10, 2024

Why are onion prices rising abruptly?

According to the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), local varieties of onions were being sold for Tk 105 to Tk 115 per kg yesterday compared to Tk 95 to Tk 100 per kg a week ago.

July 10, 2024
July 10, 2024

3.64 lakh insurance policies discontinued in January-March

Some 3.64 lakh policies of 36 life insurance companies of Bangladesh lapsed in the first quarter of 2024 due to a myriad of factors, including the worsening financial health of clients and agents’ tendency not to disclose key information while making sales.

July 8, 2024
July 8, 2024

Govt draws up list of 494 products for GI status

The government has prepared a list of 494 products to secure geographical indication (GI) recognition for them in order to safeguard the source of their origin, enhance their economic value at home and abroad, and fetch financial benefits for producers.

July 5, 2024
July 5, 2024

Jewellery machinery expo begins in Dhaka

Appraise your gold jewellery down to the precise purity in just 10 seconds, watch in amazement as a broken gold chain is repaired in a heartbeat, or witness new links being forged through a machine in seconds.

July 2, 2024
July 2, 2024

NBR abandons plans to cut tax for AC, fridge and bike makers

The tax administration backtracked from its decision to levy a 5 percent tax on incomes generated by manufacturers of motorcycles, air conditioners and refrigerators until 2032, raising it to the previous rate of 10 percent.

June 30, 2024
June 30, 2024

Move to get GI status for Sundarbans' honey finally gathers steam

Seven years after an application by the deputy commissioner of Bagerhat district, the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) has finally taken the initiative to register Sundarbans' honey as a GI (geographical identification) product.

June 29, 2024
June 29, 2024

16 non-life insurers fined Tk 83 lakh for irregularities

All but Bangladesh Co-operative Insurance have already paid the fines

June 28, 2024
June 28, 2024

No ray of hope for migrant workers in budget

The government has neglected to outline adequate initiatives in the proposed budget for the next fiscal year to support migrant workers, meaning the country may miss out on opportunities to raise remittance earnings on the back of a higher number of Bangladeshis going abroad.

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