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Unloading ‘crippled’ in Ctg port

Unloading ‘crippled’ in Ctg port
Shortage of lighter vessels is seriously hampering the unloading of goods from mother vessels at the outer anchorage of the Chittagong Port. However, a section of shipping sources has dubbed the crisis as ‘artificial’. Importers are daily demanding 40–55 lighter vessels to unload goods from mother vessels, but the Water Transport Cell (WTC) is unable to give, on average, more than 14 vessels a day. The dearth of lighter ships to unload goods from mother vessels waiting at the outer anchorage of the country’s premier port has now become acute. Earlier, the number of big ships waiting at the anchorage used to be 50–60, but now their number has risen to 80, which went up to 130 last month. Importers have to count…

Don’t get dependent on safety-net allowances, urges PM

Don’t get dependent on safety-net allowances, urges PM

Stating that it is not the responsibility of the government to run every family, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her administration is providing various allowances under the social safety-net programme so that no one is left starving but it is not to make people dependent on allowances,…
No separate budget, RU veterinary clinic lacks digital equipment

No separate budget, RU veterinary clinic lacks digital equipment

The Veterinary Clinic and Artificial Breeding Centre, a premier and multidisciplinary hospital, was built to provide higher research facilities to the students of veterinary and animal science in Rajshahi University (RU). But it is now plagued by several problems, including a lack of transportation…
Road accidents rise

Road accidents rise

Despite relentless campaigns carried out by various bodies to raise awareness about safe driving on the roads, the number of casualties from road accidents saw a marked rise in 2017.  According to a report published by the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), a non-government…
Social media for academic purposes

Social media for academic purposes

Social media offers various opportunities to communicate with academia in a speedy and efficient way. It has transformative powers that permit faculty, students, researchers and academician to create influential networks, share innovative ideas and increase new audiences. Everything in the world has…
ECNEC approves 16 projects involving Tk 5,221cr

ECNEC approves 16 projects involving Tk 5,221cr

Considering the existing number of naval bases, location and scarcity of manpower, directives are already there to set up a full-fledged naval command, naval bases with jetty facilities and a 150-bed hospital at Rabnabad in Patuakhali in line with the Forces Goal 2030, reports BSS. In light of this,…
S Korea proposes high-level 
talks with North Korea

S Korea proposes high-level talks with North Korea

SEOUL: South Korea Tuesday proposed high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un called for better relations and said his country might attend the Winter Olympics in the South, reports AFP. Kim used his annual New Year address to warn he has a "nuclear…
‘Ayna Bibir Pala’ and ‘Naddiyo Natim’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

‘Ayna Bibir Pala’ and ‘Naddiyo Natim’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

Welcoming the new year with new hope and aspiration, two prominent theatre troupes of the country are going to stage their popular plays today evening at two separate venues of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Among the two troupes, Natyadhara will stage its admired…
Mash unfazed by extra responsibility

Mash unfazed by extra responsibility

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was unfazed by the challenging job of guiding the team in absence of a head coach, saying that it was no different responsibility that he was holding right after being appointed as the captain of the limited version cricket. With Khaled Mahmud Sujon terming as the technical director…
‘Resist illegal arms holders in Hill Tracks’

‘Resist illegal arms holders in Hill Tracks’

Rangamati: The former state minister for Chittagong Hill Tracts and Awami League leader, Dipankar Talukdar yesterday urges the local people in Naniarchar upazila to launch massive resistance against the illegal arms holders in the area, reports UNB. The AL leader came up with the compulsion while inaugurating…
500 more Rohingyas enter: IOM

500 more Rohingyas enter: IOM

Some 500 more Rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh over the last few days keeping the total number of new arrivals at 655,500 since August 25, 2017, says the UN Migration Agency yesterday, reports UNB. The IOM Needs and Population Monitoring Report said that there have been 628 new arrivals since the weekly…
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