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Load shedding hits 9-year high

Load shedding hits 9-year high
The worst power crisis in nine years, coupled with heat waves sweeping across the country for the last six days, has made life unbearable for the people.  Sources in the power sector told the Independent that the power crisis will continue till the arrival of the first drops of monsoon rain. The demand for electricity has skyrocketed very quickly, breaking the prediction made by the Power System Master Plan (PSMP).  Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power and energy, posted on his facebook account that the demand of power is 12,000MW this year, which is well past the 10300MW predicted by the PSMP.  “The power situation is not going to improve significantly  this year,” an official of the Power Division, pleading…

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Recruitment of 10,000 pry teachers delayed again
Recruitment of 10,000 pry teachers delayed again
The recruitment of around 10,000 primary teachers, who applied for the job in 2014, would be delayed…

CHT problems resolved sans 3rd party mediation: PM

CHT problems resolved sans 3rd party mediation: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government successfully resolved the ethnic problems in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) through talks without any third-party mediation, reports UNB. She made the remarks when former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga met her at her…
Wage social movement against corruption: President

Wage social movement against corruption: President

President Abdul Hamid yesterday stressed the need for creating a strong social movement against corruption at the grassroots level to make people aware of the adverse impacts of graft on society, reports UNB. "There's no alternative to creating awareness at all levels to fight graft,"…
Food adulteration

Food adulteration

According to media reports some 600 field-level sanitary inspectors will work across the country to ensure food safety for all during the holy month of Ramadan. This is welcome news but if previous records are anything to go by people should not get their hopes up immediately.  Food is a basic…
Sexual violence: A deeper look

Sexual violence: A deeper look

Without doubt sexual violence is the number one global and national public health issue. We currently live in a world that hears or reads reports of some type of tragic violent activity on a daily basis. Although in most countries there has been little research conducted on the problem, available data…
Nat’l Science and Tech Fair begins in Gaibandha

Nat’l Science and Tech Fair begins in Gaibandha

A three-day National Science and Technology Fair began at Gaibandha Govt. Boys’ High School on Tuesday amid much enthusiasm to students, teachers and visitors, reports BSS. The district administration has arranged the fair with the theme ‘Science and Technology for Developed Future’…
    4 companies get govt nod

    4 companies get govt nod

    The government yesterday handed out no objection certificates (NOCs) to four companies to purchase energy efficiency machineries worth Tk 397.16 crore from aboard. The interest rate has been fixed at 4 per cent. The move is part of the government’s initiative to promote energy efficiency in the…
    3 more arrests in bomber investigation

    3 more arrests in bomber investigation

    London: Three more men have been arrested as police continue to investigate whether Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi acted alone, reports BBC. Police arrested the three in the city on Wednesday. Abedi's 23-year-old brother was arrested on Tuesday. Abedi killed 22 and injured 64 when he blew…
    Various programmes undertaken to mark Rebel Poet’s birth anniv

    Various programmes undertaken to mark Rebel Poet’s birth anniv

    The 118th birth anniversary of the Rebel Poet (Bidrohi Kobi) Kazi Nazrul Islam will be observed today in a befitting manner across the country. The government has undertaken a massive programme to mark the birth anniversary of Nazrul at the national level. This year, main programme of Nazrul’s…
    Bright start for Abahani in super league

    Bright start for Abahani in super league

    Reigning champions Abahani Limited got off to a solid start to the super league phase of the Walton Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, securing a comprehensive 60-run win over Prime Bank Cricket Club by D/L method yesterday at BKSP-4 ground. The victory however brightened Abahani’s chance…
    Heat wave paralyses life

    Heat wave paralyses life

    Benapole: The blistering heat wave is baking Jessore as the district is witnessing the country’s highest temperature, reports UNB. According to the local Met office, the heat wave is sweeping across the north-western part of the country including Jessore. Earlier on Tuesday and Monday, the country’s…
    MP ‘stalls’ PM’s priority river dredging project

    MP ‘stalls’ PM’s priority river dredging project

    The dredging of the Old Brahmaputra River, which is part of the Prime Minister’s priority projects, has been stalled in Pakundia area of Kishoreganj for over a month following alleged interference from the local MP. The dredging of the rivers Shitalakhya, Banar and Old Brahmaputra was initiated…
    What next for Brazil’s decaying kleptocracy?

    What next for Brazil’s decaying kleptocracy?

    Dawisson Belem Lopes is a professor of international and comparative politics at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Earlier this month, Senator Aecio Neves, a runner-up in Brazil’s 2014 presidential election, published in his Twitter account a self-congratulatory note with reference to President…
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