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Day: October 22, 2014

Tarique’s adviser arrested in London
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Tarique’s adviser arrested in London

News Desk: An adviser to BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman was arrested in London yesterday on charges of fraudulence. MA Sayem, the newly-appointed human rights advisor to Tarique, was arrested from Uzma Law Centre, his law firm in East London, for forging papers to help a client, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting an officer of an adjacent law firm. The officer talked to Prothom Alo on condition of anonymity, the newspaper adds. Tarique appointed a few lawyers as his human rights affairs advisers recently.
Economic growth to accelerate 6.2pc
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Economic growth to accelerate 6.2pc

Economic growth to accelerate 6.2pc WB forecasts for current fiscal year amid strong domestic demand The economy may grow by 6.2 percent this fiscal year thanks to strong domestic demand and a revival in private investment activities and remittance flow, the World Bank said yesterday. The economy's natural capacity is sufficient to achieve growth of more than 6 percent, Zahid Hussain, a lead economist of the WB's Dhaka office, said. “And, it will not require a huge jump in investment.” But to achieve the targeted 7.2 percent growth, the country would have to raise the stagnant investment-GDP ratio to 35 percent from the present 28.7 percent. “An investment boom is required for taking the investment-GDP ratio to that level,” he told reporters while making a presentation on the economy...