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Incredible land grabbing

Incredible land grabbing
Flouting the conditions of contracts between the government and the workers and employees of state-owned Karilin Silk Mills in Chittagong, a large piece of land of the mill was illegally sold by a workers’ leader to Bangladesh Steel Re-Rolling Mills Ltd (BSRM) through forgery. Sprawling on 2.69 acres of land alongside Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Fauzdarhat Industrial Area, the mill was illegally sold to BSRM, Bangladesh’s one of the leading steelmakers, in November 2010 at Tk 17.34 crore. But industry insiders say the price of the land would be over Tk 100 crore. As per the gazette notification of the Ministry of Textiles and Jute and condition of the handover deed between the government and the workers and employees, there is no…

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Gazipur factory fire kills six
Gazipur factory fire kills six
Six persons, including a school-teacher, were killed and ten others injured in a fire after two boilers…

BNP's 6th national council by March

BNP's 6th national council by March

BNP yesterday night decided to hold its sixth national council by March this year, reports UNB. The decision was taken at a meeting of the party's standing committee, its highest policymaking body, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told a press briefing. He, however, said…
Greens for army engagement to revive Buriganga

Greens for army engagement to revive Buriganga

Green activists have sought the engagement of army to revive the dying Buriganga River as the lack of strong political will, concerted efforts, enforcement of laws and faulty demarcations stood in the way of its revival, reports UNB. They said it was not supposed to take too much time to save the Buriganga…
An earthquake can be catastrophic for Bangladesh

An earthquake can be catastrophic for Bangladesh

On January 4, very early in the morning, millions of people in the capital and other places of the country woke up as the earth beneath them vibrated violently sending shockwaves of panic among them. Many left their homes and rushed to the streets within minutes of realising that an earthquake of a…
Narendra Modi and his selfie-obsession

Narendra Modi and his selfie-obsession

It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who popularised the selfie among Indians. This is not to suggest that India was not tech-savvy or unfamiliar with the concept or its application. Selfies were in vogue even before Modi hit the national scene but they were not in the realm of being a VIP phenomenon.…
Target to generate 2,000MW renewable energy in 2021

Target to generate 2,000MW renewable energy in 2021

The government has set a target to generate 2,000 megawatt (MW) renewable energy in 2021 which is 405MW at present, reports BSS. The new target of renewable energy would be 10 per cent of the total electricity generation in 2021 and would increase to 20 per cent in 2030. “The government has already…
Plastic products

Plastic products

Till recently, Bangladesh’s plastic sector was more like a cottage industry restricted to manufacturing household items. However, with innovative entrepreneurship and diversification, plastic products have now joined the league of textiles, apparel, leather and jute goods, which contribute towards…
Kerry in Riyadh to reassure allies over Iran

Kerry in Riyadh to reassure allies over Iran

AFP, RIYADH: US Secretary of State John Kerry, on a visit to Saudi Arabia Saturday, again sought to reassure his Gulf allies concerned over perceived warming of ties between Washington and Iran. He also announced that the Syria Support Group of 20 nations and organisations will meet “very shortly”…
Star-studded celebration on Razzaks birthday

Star-studded celebration on Razzaks birthday

Yesterday was the 75th birthday of Nayak Raj famed living legend of the country’s film industry Razzak. To celebrate the day in a befitting manner and to pay proper respect to the legend on his special day, several media houses have passed their felicitations to the actor. Channel i made a three-day…
Bangladesh slump to 11th position in T20 ranking

Bangladesh slump to 11th position in T20 ranking

New Zealand and Zimbabwe players have made impressive gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings, which were released on Saturday morning. New Zealand came back from behind against Pakistan to win the series 2-1, while Zimbabwe recovered from 0-2 down against Bangladesh to draw the series…
Rural people benefit from dairy farming

Rural people benefit from dairy farming

The expanding dairy sector continues to boost rural economy cutting poverty to change socioeconomic condition of the common people side by side with meeting nutritional demand in the northern districts, reports BSS. Concerned experts and dairy farmers see brighter prospect for exploration of diary sector…
DNCC mayor bemoans 'lack
of power'

DNCC mayor bemoans 'lack of power'

Despite being the city father, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq yesterday bemoaned that he has no authority to deal with its 80 percent problems, reports UNB. “Some 80 percent of the problems are not under my purview to solve those. Traffic jam, water-logging, taking off billboards…
How cutting meat out of your diet changes your body

How cutting meat out of your diet changes your body

Vowing to ditch steaks and burgers in favour of a vegetarian lifestyle may have crossed your mind for ethical reasons or because of concerns about red meat and health.  So, what actually happens to your body when you stop eating meat?  You lose weight A team at George Washington University…
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