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Gas prices to be costlier by 60pc

Gas prices to be 
costlier by 60pc
Gas could become costlier in 2018 by as much as 60 per cent compared to the present prices, when imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be injected into the national gas gridline. The government recently decided to blend 1,000 million cubic feet (MMCF) of imported LNG with natural gas to raise supplies in the wake of dwindling local production and rising demand. Sources in the energy sector told The Independent that the average cost per unit of gas is Tk. 7.50, with all taxes and value added tax (VAT). But if the imported 1,000 MMCF of LNG is blended with the local gas, the price will be Tk. 11.75 without any tax and VAT. As the average cost per unit of imported LNG will be 60 per cent higher than the average prices of the existing natural…

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Chikungunya spell may linger
Chikungunya spell may linger
Chikungunya, a viral fever spread by the Aedes mosquito, is expected to run its current spell till September,…

Heavy showers may trigger floods in North

Heavy showers may trigger floods in North

July rains in the country may be normal, but there are chances of heavy showers in Surma, Kushiyara,Teesta and Brahmaputra basins along with flooding in some parts of northern Bangladesh, the Met Office said in its long-range forecast for the month. The rains are coming in the wake of 37 per cent more…
President seeks IAEA’s support for Rooppur nuke power plant

President seeks IAEA’s support for Rooppur nuke power plant

Mentioning that the peaceful use of nuclear energy can play an effective role in meeting the growing electricity demand, President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to provide necessary support to Bangladesh's Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Project, reports UNB.…
Risky working environment

Risky working environment

The tragic boiler blast at Multi Fabs Limited, a readymade garments factory in Nayapara area of Gazipur city, has again brought to the fore the issue of safe working environment. At least nine people were killed and 50 others injured in the incident. Accidents can and do happen in many industrial units…
Subject based teachers to be recruited in secondary level institutions

Subject based teachers to be recruited in secondary level institutions

The ministry of education is planning to recruit subject-based teachers in non-government schools, colleges and madrasas of the secondary level. When the decision will be implemented, more than one lakh teachers and staff can be accommodated in non-government educational institutions. Bengali teachers…
JS body for coordination among Posts, Telecom and ICT divisions

JS body for coordination among Posts, Telecom and ICT divisions

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology yesterday recommended more coordination between Posts and Telecommunications and ICT divisions in carrying out their works, reports BSS. The recommendation was made at the 19th meeting of the committee…
    ADB study pinpoints high costs of doing business in Bangladesh

    ADB study pinpoints high costs of doing business in Bangladesh

    Businesspersons and traders of Bangladesh often face high trade costs as a result of excessive official formalities. The intraregional trade costs of Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal amount to a tariff equivalent of 186 per cent, the highest among a group of selected countries in other sub-regions in Asia…
    Modi visit holds special meaning for Indian Jews in Israel

    Modi visit holds special meaning for Indian Jews in Israel

    At a curry house in central Israel, a poster welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets patrons even before they encounter the rich scent of spices wafting from the kitchen, reports AFP from Ramla. Modi’s three-day visit began Tuesday—the first ever of an Indian premier to Israel—is…
    ‘Konjush’ on opening day of 
four-day festival today

    ‘Konjush’ on opening day of four-day festival today

    Loko Natyadal (Siddeswari) will stage its highly praiseworthy production ‘Konjush’ today at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. The play will be brought to the stage as a part of the four-day festival organised on the occasion of…
    BCB to give priority to Mash opinion

    BCB to give priority to Mash opinion

    With the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) strategic plan starting to revolve around the 2019 World Cup, they are set to decide the future of the ‘captain’ Mashrafe Bin Mortaza but they will prioritize the inspiring man’s opinion in this regard.  While the board president…
    Over 1 lakh people at risk in Dacope

    Over 1 lakh people at risk in Dacope

    Khulna: River erosion poses threat to at least 100,000 residents in the coastal areas of Dacope and Batiaghata upazilas, with water levels of the rivers flowing through them exceeding the danger level by 4-5 feet at some points, reports UNB. The erosion already has started at Pankhali Ferry Ghat and…
    Flood spectre looms large

    Flood spectre looms large

    Incessant rain and the onrush of water down the hills of neighbouring countries flooded new areas in northeastern parts of the country yesterday. Sources in the Water Development Board said the northern districts might face floods due to a rise in the water levels of the Jamuna and Brahmaputra rivers.…
    The Grenfell tragedy exposes a tawdry culture that has held sway for too long

    The Grenfell tragedy exposes a tawdry culture that has held sway for too long

    In the aftermath of catastrophe, there are facts and there are symbols. There is the crucial information – who made what mistakes when and for what reasons – to be excavated by reporters, inquiries and criminal investigations. And there is the wider impact, the way a terrible event turns…
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