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High oil price, USD rate make govt bleed

High oil price, USD rate make govt bleed
The three-and-a-half-year-long record high oil price in the international market and the increasing dollar price are causing a huge loss to the government. The two factors are also putting foreign reserves under pressure, as the government has to foot higher import bills. Sources in the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) said that they earned good profits from fuel sales for several years. But non-adjustment of oil prices with that in the international market is causing a huge loss to the BPC. The high oil prices in the international market and its payment through dollar, the exchange rate of which has shown an uptrend over the last one year, are exerting a huge pressure on the foreign currency reserves, they said. The sources said that,…

Zia made mockery of democracy, says PM

Zia made mockery of democracy, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon all to remain united to expedite the development of the country to materialise the dreams of the Father of the Nation, reports UNB. "InshAllah, we'll build this country as hunger- and poverty-free Bangladesh as dreamt by the Father of the Nation...this…
Maintain democratic values

Maintain democratic values

President Md Abdul Hamid  yesterday asked police to remain steadfast and neutral while performing their duties maintaining democratic values and human rights, reports UNB. "The rule of law is very important in the democratic state and society. Police play the key role in carrying out these…
Cold spell affecting agriculture

Cold spell affecting agriculture

The ongoing cold spell has not only hit hard the people, especially the poor ones in the northern areas, it will surely damage the crops of the country also. In the past we noticed that when there was severe cold it affected the crops. This year, the mercury dipped to 2.6 degree Celcius in certain areas…
‘Comfort Women’ and the Japan-South Korea relationship

‘Comfort Women’ and the Japan-South Korea relationship

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might not participate in the inaugural ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics because a South Korean task force has stated that the agreement with Japan on the ‘comfort women’ issue, signed in December 2015, has serious flaws. This will be an undesirable…
Commodity prices keep rising

Commodity prices keep rising

Prices of rice, flour, onion, powder milk and spices showed an increasing trend this year compared with those a year ago, according to the prices quoted in the market data of the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB). Prices of all types of rice have risen by around 21 to 30 per cent in the past week…
13 killed in California mudslides

13 killed in California mudslides

LOS ANGELES: Mudslides unleashed by a ferocious storm demolished homes in southern California and killed at least 13 people, police said Tuesday, reports AFP. Authorities said the bodies were discovered in mud and debris during rescue operations in Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles. “We are…
Loko Natyadal to stage ‘Sonai Madhab’ in India

Loko Natyadal to stage ‘Sonai Madhab’ in India

Popular theatre troupe Loko Natyadal (Siddeshwari) from Bangladesh will stage their much-acclaimed play ‘Sonai Madhab’ at the ‘Second International Theatre Festival’ in Kolkata, India. The four-day festival will take place at Behala Sarat Sadan in Kolkata. ‘Sonai Madhab’…
Mominul hits career best 258 for EZ

Mominul hits career best 258 for EZ

Mominul Haque hit his career best 258 as Islami Bank East Zone (EZ) hurled the baton over Prime Bank South Zone on the second day of the first round of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) yesterday at BKSP. Mominul’s second first class double century was complemented by youngster Zakir Hasan’s…
Illegal sand lifting wreaks havoc along Brahmaputra

Illegal sand lifting wreaks havoc along Brahmaputra

Unabated sand lifting in the Brahmaputra River has led to extensive damage of agricultural land and houses in the adjacent areas in Jamalpur Sadar upazila. Sources said gangs of illegal sand lifters have set up as many as 11 dragging machines along the river from Sonkanda to Narundi in the upazila.…
Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage, muck in Myanmar: UN

Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage, muck in Myanmar: UN

Tens of thousands of Rohingya children have been left “trapped and almost forgotten” in remote, squalid camps and isolated villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, many of them separated from their parents, The Guardian report quoting the UN. Stringent restrictions on the movement of Rohingya…
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