“As soon as I reached
London, someone told me, 'Chacha, I want to buy a bank'. I
asked him, 'Do you have money to buy a bank?'.”
about investors in London showing interest in the privatisation
process of government-run Sonali Bank.
“Our Dhaka branch
is being handed over to Bank Al Falah since our head office
is facing significant difficulties to control the only branch
in the region from Bahrain.”
manager of Shamil Islami Bank of Bahrain (SIB).
Bank Al Falah (BAF), which has over 120 branches in Pakistan,
has taken over SIB's operations in Bangladesh. The BAF is
a sister concern of the Abu Dhabi group.
“It might be a
tough job. But I urge the government to give me a chance to
test my ability. I am confident I can do it. ”
newly elected mayor of Chittagong
reiterating his demand for the formation of a city government.
“I don't believe
those who attacked me are BCL men.”
UDDIN KHAN HIMU
general secretary of Bangladesh Chatra League (BCL), Dhaka
Awami League, which controls the organisational activities
of the BCL, later suspended all the activities of its DU unit.
“We are communicating
using sign language.”
deputy police commissioner of Mombasa, Kenya.
Police in the African state arrested 69 Bangladeshis in a
heavily guarded Kenyan port city. "We have confirmed
that they are all Bangladesh nationals and there is no single
Pakistani as earlier thought," Mbijiwe said.
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