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Govt unlikely to cut oil prices, hints PM

Govt unlikely to cut oil prices, hints PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hinted that oil prices may not go down in the country as the government still needs to redeem a huge amount of losses that was incurred while paying subsidies for oil imports. The comment of the prime minister overshadows the words of hope recently given by Finance Minister AMA Muhith that oil prices might be reduces in line with the falling prices of fuel oil in the international market. Sheikh Hasina, during a meeting yesterday with a delegation of the newly elected office bearers of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), said the government had to purchase fuel at a higher price previously for power generation, for which it had to incur a liability of Tk 38,000 crore. Out of that…

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Govt announces reward for info on illegal VoIP
Govt announces reward for info on illegal VoIP
The government will reward people for providing information on illegal voice over internet protocol…

Floods worsen in North

Floods worsen in North

The overall flood situation in the districts of Jamalpur, Kurigram, Sirajganj, Bogra deteriorated yesterday (Thursday) as different rivers rose. This compounded the sufferings of people already facing scarcity of relief materials. People alleged that the supply of relief materials was too meagre for…
Hunger strike observed for removal of  VC

Hunger strike observed for removal of VC

The teachers who were assaulted by BCL activists on the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology(SUST) campus on Sunday observed a token hunger strike yesterday demanding immediate removal of Vice-Chancellor Prof Aminul Haque Bhuyan from his post. They observed the four-hour long hunger strike…
Rains expose Dhakas drainage conditions

Rains expose Dhakas drainage conditions

The  occasional heavy rains that have been pouring over the city for the last fortnight have once again exposed its vulnerability to serious waterlogging and even flooded conditions caused by its dysfunctional drainage system. The rains that fell on the city on Tuesday and caused probably the worst…
Obamas real achievement with the Iran deal

Obamas real achievement with the Iran deal

One cannot help but feel sorry for President Barack Obama.  After twenty months of painstaking negotiations with Iran and America's coalition partners, hours of hearings on Capitol Hill, countless closed briefings for lawmakers, and scores of articles and opinion pieces about the nuclear deal,…
Degradation of values behind campus unrest

Degradation of values behind campus unrest

Eminent teachers and politicians came up with remarks that loose teacher-student relationship and degradation of values are responsible for the present unwarranted situation in the educational institutions including Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), reports BSS. Talking to the news…
PM urges businesses to tap marine resources

PM urges businesses to tap marine resources

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the business community to tap the opportunities provided by the government for promotion of their business and industries, reports BSS. “We don’t do businesses of our own, rather we promote businesses for ensuring further economic development,”…
China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade

China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade

AP, BEIJING: China’s leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat. The massive parade through the heart…
Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival  kicks off today

Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival kicks off today

The fourth edition of ‘Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival’ (Ganga-Jamuna Natya O Sangskritik Ustab 2015) will see its curtains rise today with a gala opening ceremony at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the city. Aiming at consolidating the harmony between…
Socceroos rout Bangladesh

Socceroos rout Bangladesh

The Socceroos have ripped Bangladesh to shreds in their World Cup qualifier, cruising to a ruthless 5-0 victory in Perth yesterday, according to ABC. The reigning Asian Cup champions were never troubled on Thursday night against the world’s 173rd-ranked side, who were well off the pace in just…
Farmers eye Eid market for profit

Farmers eye Eid market for profit

Over 1,000 families of ten villages in Harinakundo upazila have been happy with adequate income coming from fattening of cows for the Eid-ul-Azha festival. This farming of cows has made the people of villages like Malipara, Vaina, Dobila, Bagchua, Lakshmipur, Rahimpur, Joradah, Bahadurpur, Bagasra and…
It shocks the world

It shocks the world

The full horror of the human tragedy unfolding on the shores of Europe was brought home on Wednesday as images of the lifeless body of a young boy – one of at least 12 Syrians who drowned attempting to reach the Greek island of Kos – encapsulated the extraordinary risks refugees are taking…
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