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3,000MW more power ‘before next polls’

3,000MW more power ‘before next polls’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the proposal for the generation of 3,000MW of power based on diesel and furnace oil. This amount of power will be generated sometime between next summer to December 2018, just before the next national elections, to meet the prevailing power crisis. The Power Division has already instructed the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to shortlist all interested companies to help reach the decision to award the project to the highest bidder.  “On Tuesday, we sent a letter to the BPDB, instructing it to form a technical committee and verify all the received bidding documents,” said a government official. However, BPDB chairman Khaled Mahmud said: “I haven't  received any…

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New parties upbeat on next polls
New parties upbeat on next polls
Political parties that are yet to be registered are upbeat about taking part in the 11th general election…

47 lakh Bangladeshi workers went abroad in 8 years

47 lakh Bangladeshi workers went abroad in 8 years

Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina yesterday said 46.79 lakh Bangladeshi workers went abroad in the last eight years since 2009 as her government has taken enormous initiatives for creating new labour market, reports BSS. "We have declared the overseas employment sector as a thrust…
Rain cripples life in Dhaka again

Rain cripples life in Dhaka again

Heavy overnight rains crippled the life in Dhaka as most of the roads, lanes and bylanes of different parts of the capital went under ankle to knee-deep water, causing immense hardship to the commuters and city dwellers, reports UNB. The Met Office recorded 103 millimeter rainfall in the last 24 hours…
Increase Dhaka’s drainage capacity

Increase Dhaka’s drainage capacity

Compared to past several years, this year the country is witnessing unusually heavy rainfall and in Dhaka city, the monsoon is creating great impact on the city dwellers’ life. On Tuesday, record rainfall was recorded in a day and the whole city’s traffic came to a standstill. There is little…
Online shopping adding flair to the market

Online shopping adding flair to the market

This year the Eid Shopping started as early as in March, three months ahead of actual celebration of the Eid festivals. The various online stores started the campaign with the week end exhibitions in the various clubs, hotels and the auditoriums across the major city corporations and municipalities.…
Missing man found dead in Gopalganj

Missing man found dead in Gopalganj

Gopalganj: Police recovered a body of an elderly man from a paddy field at Dighilia Kalibari village in Kotalipara upazia on Tuesday noon, three days after he went missing, reports UNB. M Kamrul Faruque, officer-in-charge of Kotalipara police station, said, Azgar Ali Sheikh, 65, son of Sonamuddin Sheikh…
Telcos term draft 4G guideline unrealistic

Telcos term draft 4G guideline unrealistic

Terming the draft 4G guideline ‘unrealistic’, the mobile operators of the country have decided to convey their discontent about the guideline to the Post and Telecommunication Division on July 18. The top three mobile operators-Grameenphone, Banglalink and Robi have expressed their dissatisfaction…
EU wastes Turkey’s time, says Erdogan

EU wastes Turkey’s time, says Erdogan

London: Turkey will find it "comforting" if the EU says it cannot be accepted as a member, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told the BBC. Speaking to HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi, he said Turkey was "able to stand on its own two feet", reports BBC. He also denied the country had…
Sudhin Das, Karunamaya Goswami remembered thru music and reminiscing

Sudhin Das, Karunamaya Goswami remembered thru music and reminiscing

DL Reporter Two legendary music exponent, teacher and researcher of the country, Suddhin Das and Dr Karunamaya Goswami, who passed away recently within a very short gap, were remembered  through music and reminiscing. In this connection, Bengal Foundation arranged a commemorative programme at the…
‘Bangladesh tour on schedule’

‘Bangladesh tour on schedule’

Mark Taylor, the former Australian captain and current board director of Cricket Australia (CA), said on Tuesday that he was confident the ongoing dispute between the players and the board would not lead to any disruptions during the national team’s upcoming tour to Bangladesh or the southern…
Repair of roads crippled by nexus of corruption

Repair of roads crippled by nexus of corruption

Beanibazar: The relevant implementing agencies and contractors must bear responsibility for losses of Tk 3-5 crore resulting from irregularities, corruption and poor standard of repair works carried out on highways and roads in the upazila in recent months, reports UNB. Conditions in some places lapsed…
AL symbol of trust of 16cr people: PM

AL symbol of trust of 16cr people: PM

Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh Awami League has now been turned into a "symbol of confidence and support" of 16 crore people as the party is taking the country to the path of prosperity. "Bangladesh Awami League is taking the country to…
What is behind India’s epidemic of ‘mob lynching’?

What is behind India’s epidemic of ‘mob lynching’?

Muslims across India marked Eid al-Fitr this year wearing black bands. Jamiat Ulama-i Hind, a leading Muslim religious body, cancelled its annual Eid celebration, a much-awaited event for the who's who in  New Delhi. The Jamiat and other organisations also called for Muslims to wear black bands…
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