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One year on, govt plan still remains on paper

One year on, govt plan still remains on paper
The government’s plan of raising USD 1 billion by issuing bonds of power companies on the stock market of Singapore has remained in paper for the last one year. In March last year, the power, energy and mineral resources ministry had planned its entry into the global stock market to not only enhance the transparency and accountability of the power companies, but also to create a ‘branding’ of Bangladesh in the outside world. The ministry had also brought in consultants from a world-renowned firm to assist it with the listing process on the Singapore stock market. But since then, no progress has been made, this correspondent has found out. However, Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, said that…

BNP to join polls only if neutral govt is in place: Mosharraf

BNP to join polls only if neutral govt is in place: Mosharraf

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will take part in the next general polls only after establishing a neutral election-time government, party standing committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has said. Speaking at a discussion meeting at the Jatiya Press Club, he criticised the ruling party…
Keep children away from wrong path, PM tells mothers

Keep children away from wrong path, PM tells mothers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged mothers to take good care of their children so that they do not go to the wrong path, reports UNB. "Parents need to pay extra attention to their children so that don’t walk on the wrong path of militancy and terrorism, and resort to drug addiction…mothers…
Illegal blood banks

Illegal blood banks

It is something of an open secret that illegal blood banks do exist in Bangladesh. However, as a recent report in a Bengali daily stated that one such bank existed in a hospital at a metropolitan city. After the law enforcers busted the illegally established blood bank, it was revealed that blood was…
Modi who?

Modi who?

It was, for the Americans, a crucial day; they waited with bated breath.  There was apprehension whether Donald Trump will become laughing stock yet again or emerge a man befitting the office of the President of one of the most powerful countries of the world; whether he will shed off the image…
'Thief' lynched in C'nawabganj

'Thief' lynched in C'nawabganj

A suspected thief was lynched by a mob at Amjoan village in Nachole upazila of Chapainawabganj early yesterday. The deceased was identified as Gumani, 26, of Dadanchak village under Shibganj upazila of the district. Fasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Nachole Police Station, said Gumani entered the house…
    Bright days ahead

    Bright days ahead

    Despite the remarkable success in the installation of solar home systems (SHS) across rural Bangladesh, solar power is yet to be considered a viable option for base load electricity in the country. Because of the lack of innovation and strategic market plans, solar energy has so far failed to establish…
    Air strikes kill 11 civilians in Syria

    Air strikes kill 11 civilians in Syria

    BEIRUT: At least 11 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded on Saturday in air strikes on a central Syrian village that a monitor said were likely carried out by Russia, reports AFP. "The raids targeted a livestock market in the village of Oqayrabat, held by the Islamic State group in Hama…
    Group exhibition ‘Bangabandhu Bangladesh’ begins at BSA

    Group exhibition ‘Bangabandhu Bangladesh’ begins at BSA

    A two-week group exhibition, titled ‘Bangabandhu Bangladesh’ by 40 prominent artists, has begun at the Gallery-6 of National Art Plaza, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital. BSA, in association with Somotot Sonargaon, has organised the exhibition which includes as many as 100…
    Malaysia blank Bangladesh in opener

    Malaysia blank Bangladesh in opener

    Bangladesh national team suffered a setback in their opening match in the second round of the World Hockey League Pool A when they went down to Malaysia by 3-0 yesterday at the Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium. Malaysia, number 13 in world ranking led the opening half by 2-0 and could add only one in…
    ‘No existence of Al-Qaeda, 
IS in Bangladesh

    ‘No existence of Al-Qaeda, IS in Bangladesh

    BHOLA: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday reiterated that there is no existence of Al Qaeda and IS in Bangladesh, reports BSS. “There are some home-grown terrorist groups (in the country). But our security forces have been able to tackle them properly,” he said while addressing…
    50 lakh displaced by cyclone in 6yrs

    50 lakh displaced by cyclone in 6yrs

    At least 50 lakh people were displaced and turned into refugees between 2008 and 2014 due to cyclones in Bangladesh, say experts. Around 70 per cent slum dwellers in Dhaka are climate refugees, they say. Bangladesh has had to face strong cyclones like Sidr, Aila, Komen, and Roanu in recent years. At…
    ‘Control’ is the new core of Germany’s refugee policy

    ‘Control’ is the new core of Germany’s refugee policy

    Thorsten Benner is director of the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. On March 2 and 3, German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Egypt and Tunisia. Concerns about migration and refugees will top the agenda of her talks with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Tunisian Prime Minister…
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