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Ministries play blame game

Ministries play blame game
The environment and forest ministry and the Chittagong Hill Tracts affairs ministry have blamed each other for deforestation in hills, one of the reasons behind catastrophic landslides in four districts that killed at least 142 people, including four army personnel, and injured scores others. Blaming the CHT affairs ministry, the forest ministry said deforestation and unplanned ‘jhum’ cultivation have triggered the landslides while the former held the later responsible saying that it is the environment ministry which is responsible for deforestation as they are the authority to permit timber traders for logging tress in the hills.  Incessant rains and unplanned felling of tress from the hills triggered the landslides in two…

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Landslides claim 10 more lives
Landslides claim 10 more lives
Ten more people were killed at Khagrachari, Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong districts yesterday (Wednesday),…

Int’l community shocked at loss of lives in landslides

Int’l community shocked at loss of lives in landslides

The European Union (EU), the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Denmark yesterday expressed deep shock at the loss of lives in landslides while the EU offered support to alleviate the impact of this severe natural disaster, reports UNB. “If requested, the European Union stands ready…
Conviction rate in cases now 70pc: ACC chief

Conviction rate in cases now 70pc: ACC chief

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Wednesday claimed that the conviction rate in graft cases filed by his Commission reached 70 per cent in the last five months, reports UNB. “We've been informed that the conviction rate in graft is about 90 per cent in Bhutan...in…
Landslide disaster

Landslide disaster

Given the shocking number of casualties and property loss, the big-scale land disaster occurring at least at three places day before yesterday – was an appalling eye-opener to how much irreparable harm we had caused to our hills and mountains. At least some 132 confirmed deaths, including four…
Budget 2017-2018: Excise duty 
on bank accounts

Budget 2017-2018: Excise duty on bank accounts

“I am proposing not to impose any excise duty on the accounts where the balance, whether debit or credit, does not exceed the limit of Tk. 1 lakh at any point of time during a year. However, I am proposing to impose Tk. 800 excise duty instead of the existing Tk. 500 in case where the balance,…
Holistic approach needed to prevent AIDS spread

Holistic approach needed to prevent AIDS spread

RAJSHAHI: Instead of sporadic efforts, holistic approach has become an urgent need for more public awareness about the prevailing risks of HIV/AIDS for its successful prevention, reports BSS. Collective efforts of all stakeholders and other gatekeepers are very important to prevent anymore infection…
Nominees instead of legal heirs to get money after demise of depositors

Nominees instead of legal heirs to get money after demise of depositors

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has directed all financial institutions to pay deposited money to the nominee or nominees after the death of a single or joint account holders.  The BB gave this directive in a circular issued on Monday, signed by its general manager Md Shah Alam.  According to the…
Staggering’ civilian toll in strikes on IS

Staggering’ civilian toll in strikes on IS

London: UN war crimes investigators say US-led coalition air strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa are causing "staggering loss of life", reports BBC. Coalition warplanes are supporting an offensive on the IS stronghold that was launched last week by an alliance of…
Afsana Mimi in Eid tele-drama ‘Dorojar Opare’

Afsana Mimi in Eid tele-drama ‘Dorojar Opare’

DL reporter Afsana Mimi, a multi-talented actress who fascinated the audience with her splendid performance in numerous tele-dramas or telefilms many a times, has now been staying away from appearing on the screen since long time. She rather spends busy time with her own acting institution, Bangladesh…
Tigers target to come up with best performance

Tigers target to come up with best performance

The excitement is palpable as Bangladesh play their first ever semifinal in any ICC Global tournament. And the opponent is India, which generated huge enthusiasm revolving around the match. As Bangladesh pondered it as summit clash, they want to enjoy every bit of the match, playing down the pressure…
Unfit vessels ply without life jackets

Unfit vessels ply without life jackets

Hundreds of illegal and unfit small vessels, including trawlers and launches, have been carrying passengers without any permission every day in different coastal rivers in Patuakhali district. These vessels do not have life-savng equipment, such as life jackets, and several accidents occur throughout…
BNP plans to get people’s 
support for poll-time govt

BNP plans to get people’s support for poll-time govt

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is planning to launch a mass contact programme across the country after the holy Eid-ul-Fitr to drum up public support in favour of a neutral government to conduct the next general election, according to party sources. The party’s next plan is to place its…
Election pledge is just another Trump scam

Election pledge is just another Trump scam

The Trump administration’s “infrastructure week” ended whatever hope any of us had that something positive could come out of this administration. It’s clear that his promise for rebuilding the country’s infrastructure is just another Trump scam. During his campaign, Trump…
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