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Graft looms large on PM’s priority project

Graft looms large on PM’s priority project
The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) is allegedly trying to resort to direct procurement method (DPM) instead of open tender method (OTM) for earth-filling work to develop an industrial park in Sirajganj sadar upazila, one of the Prime Minister's priority projects, even after the tender process is over, sources in BSCIC said. The BSCIC had undertaken the five-year project in 2010 to develop the park at a cost of Tk 378.92-crore, and later, the project was revised twice before the cost rose to Tk 628.10 crore, the sources said. BSCIC invited tenders on January 29 last year for the earth-filling work, worth Tk 157 crore, in Sirajganj. A total of 12 organisations submitted their tender documents for the work in three…

Friendship’s ICT-aided schools in remote 
chars ‘create landmark’

Friendship’s ICT-aided schools in remote chars ‘create landmark’

The press conference for “Friendship’s ICT-aided schools in remote chars create landmark – 100 per cent  pass rate in JSC exam” was held in the capital recently. The event was a recognition and celebration of the fact that all students from 7 of Friendship’s innovative…
Lax security at DU campus ‘worrying’

Lax security at DU campus ‘worrying’

Certain rules and security measures were well in place for past several years keeping intact the academic atmosphere of the country's numero uno public university. Not any longer. Dhaka University (DU) campus is now facing the menaces of mugging, night-time insecurity and overcrowding by outsiders,…
Beacon for jute

Beacon for jute

For a long time, the government is trying to revive the jute sector, but up until now jute has failed to make a comeback. There are many reasons for it. From the field, farmers complain they do not get high quality seeds from the government on time. This situation forces the farmers to produce low grade…
A score card of power sector

A score card of power sector

In the recent years Bangladesh has experienced booming economic growth, rapid urbanization and increased industrialization. The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared the ‘Vision 2021’ to turn Bangladesh into a middle-income country by 2021 and ‘Vision 2041’ to be a developed…
Gains significant, say experts

Gains significant, say experts

Bangladesh economy has achieved remarkable successes in all socio-economic indicators in the last nine years from 2009 to 2017 because of the government’s inclusive and pro-poor policies, according to experts, reports BSS. “Bangladesh has achieved remarkable successes in various socio-economic…
Pro-regime rallies 
in Tehran as US imposes sanctions

Pro-regime rallies in Tehran as US imposes sanctions

TEHRAN: Pro-regime rallies were held around Tehran Friday with authorities seeking to put the recent violent unrest to bed, as Washington slapped fresh sanctions on Iran and called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting, reports AFP. Iranian officials blamed a plot by the CIA, Israel and Saudi…
Bangladeshi artistes in spotlight

Bangladeshi artistes in spotlight

In certification of their huge fanfare in West Bengal, several Bangladeshi artistes are performing at the 10-day Jodhpur Park Festival that kicked off in Kolkata yesterday. On the inaugural day, Rabindra Sangeet exponent Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya amazed audience with her rendition of several Tagore songs.…
Tigers seek to start 2018 afresh

Tigers seek to start 2018 afresh

Bangladesh top-order batsman Imrul Kayes on Friday said that they want to focus more on what is positive and better for them in their next series and future games they have. Although the last series in South Africa Bangladesh have not done well, they seek to start afresh in 2018 with a solid start what…
Gas crisis grips Kochua as winter sets in

Gas crisis grips Kochua as winter sets in

Kochua Sadar upazila has been in the grip of an acute gas crisis for the past three and a half years, which has become worse this winter. Many hoteliers and restaurateurs as well as numerous housewives complained that they have to wait for gas to come in their pipelines from 5am to 10pm every day. Several…
PM assurance pacifies 
non-MPO teachers

PM assurance pacifies non-MPO teachers

Teachers and employees of non-government educational institutions who are outside the purview of the monthly payment order (MPO) facility formally withdrew their ongoing hunger-strike yesterday after obtaining an assurance from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The president of the Non-MPO Institutions…
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