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UNESCO go ahead ‘conditional

UNESCO go ahead 
‘conditional
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources, Nasrul Hamid, yesterday said the UNESCO World Heritage Committee set some conditions for going ahead with the proposed Rampal plant, which would be located near the Sundarbans, to protect the world heritage site. Talking to reporters at his Gulshan residence, he said the Bangladesh government had accepted the heritage committee’s conditions. He made this disclosure after the external publicity wing of the foreign affairs ministry issued a press release, claiming the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO had withdrawn its earlier objection to the construction of the Rampal power plant at its current location.  The committee meeting, held in Kraków, Poland, has also spared…

BNP still against Rampal power plant project

BNP still against Rampal power plant project

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi yesterday said their party will not change its stance against the construction of the coal-fired Power Station at Rampal near the Sundarbans though UNESCO has withdrawn its objection to it, reports UNB. "Environmentalists in Bangladesh, even…
Local drainage system collapses

Local drainage system collapses

The waterlogged streets of Chittagong city are testimony to how the local drainage system has completely collapsed under a constant barrage of heavy rains. The city's canals and drains are capable of receding 10 crore cubic metres of water per hour. But they became dysfunctional with 25mm downpour…
Mitigating city’s 
water logging

Mitigating city’s water logging

If the already filled-up rivers and canals surrounding the city cannot be recovered and a well planned and coordinated approach to work between various utility services is not taken, the problem of Dhaka’s water-logging can never be mitigated. According to yesterday’s report, Dhaka South…
Don't assume Trump is more responsible with nuclear weapons than North Korea

Don't assume Trump is more responsible with nuclear weapons than North Korea

Who can be trusted with nuclear weapons? Received wisdom has it that only the leaders of the world’s established nuclear weapons states are responsible guardians of their nations’ nuclear arsenals. At the same time, only the belligerent leaders from developing countries with nuclear aspirations…
Rod prices high despite new VAT law suspension

Rod prices high despite new VAT law suspension

The prices of MS (mild steel) rods remain ‘abnormally high’ in the domestic market though the government has stepped back from imposing a uniform 15 per cent VAT amid mounting pressure from the business community, reports UNB. The price of per tonne MS rod is now Tk 48,000 in the local market…
US warplanes fly over disputed            South China Sea

US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

BEIJING: US warplanes have flown over the disputed South China Sea, the US Air Force said Friday, a move aimed at asserting freedom of navigation rights in the hotly-contested area, reports AFP. The flights come as both US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend the G-20 meeting…
Curtain falls on Loko Natyadal’s four-day festival today

Curtain falls on Loko Natyadal’s four-day festival today

On the occasion of the completion of three-decade journey, a four-day theatre festival organised by Loko Natyadal will come to an end today with the staging play ‘Leelaboti Akkhayan’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. Written…
BCB HP Team clinches series

BCB HP Team clinches series

Pace all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin smashed a scintillating century to propel Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)-High Performance Team to thrash the Northern Territory Invitational XI by 42 runs in the third fixture of the five-match one-day series at the Marrara Cricket Ground (MCG-1) in Darwin yesterday.…
Huge mango production leads to booming trade

Huge mango production leads to booming trade

A bumper harvest has led to a booming mango trade in Thakurgaon this year.“Because of bumper production of the fruit this year, people, including those belonging to the low-income group, can afford to buy them,” market sources said. Surjapuri, a special variety of Thakurgaon area, is plentifully…
Rice market starts to be stable finally

Rice market starts to be stable finally

Prices of rice are stabilising in the market after the reduction of 18 per cent import tariff on the item. Currently, coarse rice is being sold at Tk 38 per kg from Tk 41 per kg in local markets one week back, sources said. According to food ministry sources, rice from Vietnam is likely to start reaching…
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