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Govt plans to appoint administrator

Govt plans to appoint 
administrator
The government is going to appoint an administrator to monitor all activities relating to the share transfer of Chevron Bangladesh, a top official of state-run energy company Petrobangla told The Independent yesterday. “Till now, we don’t know anything. We don’t know what is happening inside the Chevron office in Bangladesh. So, we have decided to send someone to monitor all of its activities here,” said Petrobangla Chairman Abul Mansur Mohammed Faijullah. The decision to appoint the administrator comes on the heels of a row between the global energy giant and the government over the sell-out of Chevron’s Bangladesh operations. The government apparently went ‘tough’ over the issue as Chevron recently…

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Hasina seeks Jakarta help
Hasina seeks Jakarta help
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday requested the Indonesian government to play a role in sending…

SC adjourns 16th amendment appeal hearing till May 8

SC adjourns 16th amendment appeal hearing till May 8

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday deferred till May 8 the hearing of an appeal filed by the government against a High Court (HC) verdict that declared illegal the 16th amendment to the constitution establishing parliament's authority to remove Supreme Court judges. The eight-member…
Teacher, businessman,
lawyer in the fray

Teacher, businessman, lawyer in the fray

A teacher, lawyer and a businessman will be contesting the Comilla City Corporation (CCC) election on March 30, according to the affidavit of the candidates posted on the Election Commission's (EC's) website. Five mayoral candidates, two of them women, are in the fray. One candidate has cases…
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is being observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world today amid some disturbing realities.  Women constitute half of the total population of our country but numerical strength will do little if their participation in the mainstream development activities…
The great seventh March speech

The great seventh March speech

It is amazing to think that in his historic 7th March speech he addressed the people of the land as ‘tumi’ and “tomader” (the informal you Bengali). One has to remember that he was barely 50 at the time.  According to the current writer Bangabandhu’s becoming so popular…
Over one lakh MT potato produced in Jamalpur

Over one lakh MT potato produced in Jamalpur

 A total of 106734 metric tonnes (mt) of potato has been produced in 5,221 hectares land in this current Rabi season of the district, reports BSS. According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said the production of 11184 metric tonnes potato is higher than previous year.…
    Govt tough on cyber crime

    Govt tough on cyber crime

    The state minister for posts and telecommunications, Tarana Halim, said yesterday that the government is planning to hold talks with the authorities of Facebook this month to identify pages that contain militancy-related and other objectionable posts. Tarana said this at the inauguration of the two-day…
    US begins deploying missile defence system in S Korea

    US begins deploying missile defence system in S Korea

    The US says it has begun deploying the first parts of a controversial missile defence system in South Korea, reports BBC. The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system (Thaad) is designed to protect against threats from North Korea. The move to begin installing the system comes a day after the North…
    Palakar brings ‘Narigon’ to stage on Int’l Women’s Day today

    Palakar brings ‘Narigon’ to stage on Int’l Women’s Day today

    Today, on the International Women’s Day, popular theatre troupe Palakar will stage yet another show of its much-acclaimed production ‘Narigon’ at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. Noted author-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq…
    Oman down Bangladesh in 5-goal thriller

    Oman down Bangladesh in 5-goal thriller

    Bangladesh suffered another shocking loss when they conceded a 2-3 defeat to Oman in the well contested third and last Pool-A encounter in the 2017 Men Hockey World League Round-2 at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium in the capital yesterday.    By losing the match, Bangladesh’s…
    Brick fields violate law with impunity

    Brick fields violate law with impunity

    Brick kilns here are burning rubber tyres and wood instead of coal, violating with impunity the law framed by the government to control brick manufacturing and the set-up of brick fields in 2013. The law was enacted to protect the environment and biodiversity. There is a total of 51 brick fields in…
    PM calls for improving maritime cooperation

    PM calls for improving maritime cooperation

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasised sustainable use of marine resources as essential for economic prosperity and regional energy cooperation at the IORA Leaders' Summit in Jakarta. In her address to the inaugural ceremony of the first-ever Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)  Leaders’…
    From science fiction to reality: The 
evolution of artificial intelligence

    From science fiction to reality: The evolution of artificial intelligence

    What was once just a figment of the imagination of some our most famous science fiction writers, artificial intelligence (AI) is taking root in our everyday lives. We’re still a few years away from having robots at our beck and call, but AI has already had a profound impact in more subtle ways.…
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