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Gas rationing starts again

Gas rationing starts again
As the household gas demand is increasing ahead of winter, the government has started introducing gas rationing in the power and fertilizer sectors to make more gas available in Dhaka city, sources have told The Independent. Around 70MMCF (million cubic feet) of gas has already been diverted to household and industrial zones in Savar and Tongi. Last week, the Prime minister’s office held a meeting on this issue and sent a guideline to Petrobangla, the country’s oil and gas corporation. An official said the decision could make power generation costlier, as some of gas-based power plants would be shutdown and some fuel-based, costly plants run to meet the demand. “Yes, there should be some gas rationing ahead of winter and we…

‘ACC to gear up graft prevention acts involving youths’

‘ACC to gear up graft prevention acts involving youths’

Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Iqbal Mahmood has said the Commission will gear up its graft prevention activities in the coming days involving the young generation in anti-corruption movement apart from continuing its punitive works, reports UNB. "We've already taken various…
Free Gumti, Dakatia rivers from pollution, grabbing: Activists

Free Gumti, Dakatia rivers from pollution, grabbing: Activists

The National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), a rights body, on Saturday demanded immediate excavation of Gumti and Dakatia by freeing these two rivers from pollution and grabbing, reports UNB. NCPSRR made the demand to ensure free flow of water and movement of inland water…
Alarming condition 
of Dhaka rivers

Alarming condition of Dhaka rivers

The waters of rivers in and around the capital Dhaka such as Shitalkhya, Turag, Buriganga and Balu are getting even more polluted day by day. This is despite the fact that the pollution of the rivers is going on for a long time and the relevant people in the government know about the degradation of…
The ‘Padmavati’ controversy

The ‘Padmavati’ controversy

Well known film actor Deepika Padukone is under threat. She has been given special security by the Mumbai Police after she received threatens from the Karni Sena, a fringe group in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Padukone has been threatened with dire consequences similar to Lakshman’s revenge…
Leather sector at cusp of boom

Leather sector at cusp of boom

After ready-made garments, could leather be the next big thing for Bangladesh? It may be too early to answer, but if early signs are considered, then the future for Bangladesh's leather industry may indeed be promising. Already, leather has become the second largest export earning sector for Bangladesh,…
Hariri appears in Paris after rumoured Saudi ‘hostage’

Hariri appears in Paris after rumoured Saudi ‘hostage’

PARIS: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France yrsterday from Saudi Arabia, where his shock resignation announcement two weeks ago sparked accusations that he was being held there against his will, reports AFP. Hariri is in Paris at the invitation of France's President Emmanuel Macron,…
Group painting exhibition ‘Joloj 3’ underway at AFD

Group painting exhibition ‘Joloj 3’ underway at AFD

A group painting exhibition titled ‘Joloj 3’ (Aquatic 3) is underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. The inauguration ceremony of the exhibition held on Friday, which was attended by Prime Minister's Media Affairs Adviser…
Pollard smashes 500th T20 sixes

Pollard smashes 500th T20 sixes

Dhaka Dynamites all-rounder Kieron Pollard set a record of hitting 500th maximum as the second cricketer after his compatriot Chris Gayle. T20 specialist batsman Gayle slammed 772 sixes playing 83 matches less than his national team fellow Kieron Pollard. The 30-year-old Pollard, who represented West…
‘Char’ people boosting economic development thru cattle rearing

‘Char’ people boosting economic development thru cattle rearing

MANIKGANJ: Thousands of extremely poor people  living rural area specially char areas of seven upazilas of the district have  successfully overcome abject poverty through cattle head rearing. The domestic cattle head rearing in the rural areas is boosting economic  development of the…
Key river-route dredging yet to begin

Key river-route dredging yet to begin

Even five months after the allocation of funds, dredging of the Hazratpur-Zabra-Ghior river routes is yet to begin. Yet, the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has issued only a show-cause notice against the dredging company instead of taking strong action against it. According to sources,…
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