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Govt irked over Chevron move

Govt irked over Chevron move
US oil giant Chevron’s deal to sell out its Bangladesh assets to a Chinese company has irked the government as the international oil company (IOC) took the move even without responding to a Bangladesh offer for buying the assets, sources concerned said. Recently, Chevron inked a preliminary deal with China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil for the transfer of its ownership of gas fields in Bangladesh. Highly-placed sources in the power, energy and mineral resources ministry said the Bangladesh government felt “embarrassed” by the Chevron move as the IOC took the decision without responding to Bangladesh’s offer for buying these assets. The government did not take the issue in goodwill that Chevron has struck a deal with…

BNP plans various programmes to rev up party machine

BNP plans various programmes to rev up party machine

The BNP wants to hold various progammes throughout March and April to provide a fresh impetus to the party rank and file so that it overcomes the present stagnancy and becomes spirited once again to move ahead, according to party leaders. The party supremeo, Khaleda Zia, has emphasised the need to complete…
PSC recommends simplifying  quota system in govt service

PSC recommends simplifying quota system in govt service

The Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) once again recommended simplifying quota system for recruiting officials to public service due to the existing complexities in applying quota, reports UNB. The application of the existing quota related rules is complicated and a matter of multidimensional…
Tannery owners skip one more deadline

Tannery owners skip one more deadline

In an act of sheer audacity and defiance the owners of the Hazaribagh tanneries have skipped yet another deadline. This continues a pattern of the authorities setting one deadline after another and the owners flouting them with apparent impunity. If this is not capitulation against the powerful vested…
Energy needs and its multi-dimensional effects in the economy

Energy needs and its multi-dimensional effects in the economy

Importance of energy in the contemporary era is an undisputed matter all around the globe. It is quite apparent that growth of an economy is inextricably interconnected to energy and its sustained supply. The indispensable role of energy has been acknowledged in historic events like the Industrial Revolution.…
Bangladesh producing eco-friendly jeans

Bangladesh producing eco-friendly jeans

Bangladesh has 67 garments factories already that have the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certificates and around 220 garments factories are in the pipeline to get the LEED certificates soon. The information was revealed to The Independent by the founder of Denimsandjeans, Sandeep…
Merkel visits Tunisia for talks on migrant crisis

Merkel visits Tunisia for talks on migrant crisis

TUNIS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to press Tunisian leaders to step up efforts to help curb an influx of illegal migrants to her country during a visit on Friday, reports AFP. Her two-day trip, which also included a stop in Egypt, comes with Germany still reeling from several jihadist attacks,…
Three Bangladeshi films awarded at BIFF in Bihar

Three Bangladeshi films awarded at BIFF in Bihar

Two Bangladeshi short films and one documentary film received awards at the Bodhisattva International Film Festival (BIFF) held From February 16 to 23 in Bihar, India.  BIFF was organised as an initiative to promote the rich culture, tradition and heritage of the Indian State of Bihar whilst also…
Bangladesh’s warm-up match
with Sri Lanka XI ends in draw

Bangladesh’s warm-up match with Sri Lanka XI ends in draw

Bangladesh honed their skills and techniques with bat and ball in the two-dayer practice before stepping into the two Test series against the hosts Sri Lanka at the De Zoysa Stadium in Moratuwa yesterday. Because of the resolute batting performance especially from skipper Dinesh Chandimal, the match…
Century-old college suffers from staff crunch

Century-old college suffers from staff crunch

Lack of adequate number of teachers and infrastructure shortfalls have hampered academic activities at the 131-year-old Narail Government Victoria College. According to the pattern set by the Enam committee, the college now needs a total of 114 posts for teaching staff. But there are only 46 teachers…
SC initiative for speedy disposal

SC initiative for speedy disposal

The Supreme Court (SC) has taken a special initiative for quick disposal of sensational killing cases. The top court has already sent some death references in such cases to the High Court (HC) for speedy disposal. The blogger Rajib killing case, Rajon and Rakib killing case, police officer Mahfuzur…
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