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Gas prices to ‘double’

Gas prices to ‘double’
Before importing liquefied petroleum gas (LNG) from April this year, Petrobangla has sent a letter to the biggest customers of power and fertiliser plants, indicating that the gas price is going to be doubled. Sources said Petrobangla was working to finalise the gas price hike formula and would forward it to the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC). Petrobangla Chairman Abul Mansur Md Faizullah told the Independent: "We've have issued a letter to the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) so that they can prepare a budget for gas bill. It's necessary to increase the gas prices for all consumers as soon as possible, since the imported gas will be injected in…

Rohingya kids’ yearning for home reflected in drawing exercise

Rohingya kids’ yearning for home reflected in drawing exercise

More than 1,300 children have received psychosocial support from the UN migration agency - IOM in Cox's Bazar since September 2017, reports UNB. Children account for around 60 percent of the 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled 'industrial ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar to Bangladesh in the…
Nahid bats for affordable fees in private varsities

Nahid bats for affordable fees in private varsities

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday advised the authorities of private universities to make their fees affordable for students. “We hope the private universities would come forward with the mindset of serving the nation. Besides, I urge them to keep their admission and tuition fees…
Owning a flat: an elusive dream

Owning a flat: an elusive dream

People with limited income currently living in Dhaka rarely even dream of owning a flat in the city–the reason is not too hard to find. Meeting the cost of expenditure of daily life, they hardly can save money to make this dream possible. Even some time ago, living cost in Dhaka was much less…
Over a wink and a song

Over a wink and a song

It took one man to solve a problem, women in India have faced for decades. It was a man who created an artificial bladder to demonstrate what women have silently suffered. He used goat blood to test his invention hoping that its success, if it happens, would end the hardship his wife and many women…
Biscuits bring bucks

Biscuits bring bucks

With net export earnings of USD 80.41 million in the first six months (July¬–December) of the 2017–18 financial year, biscuit manufacturers have started playing a significant role in the national economy. The sector’s importance is manifest from the fact that its export earnings…
India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan, reports AFP. Modi reiterated India's commitment to help Afghanistan become "a peaceful, secure, permanent, prosperous and…
‘Baikunther Khata’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

‘Baikunther Khata’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

Loko Natyadal (Banani), one of the popular theatre organisations in the country, is going to stage Rabindranath Tagore's ‘Baikunther Khata’ today evening at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. ‘Baikunther Khata’…
Tigers vow to avoid T20 series defeat

Tigers vow to avoid T20 series defeat

Bangladesh are determined to prevent Sri Lanka from a tour sweep even though their own form wasn’t something to cheer for. The visitors had already clinched the tri-nation trophy and Test series by 1-0 before sealing the first T20 with quite ease. The second and final T20, the tour-ending fixture…
Topsoil extraction threatens agri production

Topsoil extraction threatens agri production

Some unscrupulous people have been doing brisk business by extracting topsoil here. The unabated removal of the fertile top layer of the soil is posing a threat not only to agriculture, but also to the environment. During a visit to Motneza village of Shailakupa, this correspondent saw a number of people…
Problem of plenty feared as govt plans to procure 35 dredgers

Problem of plenty feared as govt plans to procure 35 dredgers

The shipping ministry plans to procure 35 more dredgers for the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), even though it lacks enough personnel to run the existing fleet of 25 dredgers. At least Tk. 5,000 crore would be needed to procure these new dredgers, sources in BIWTA told this correspondent.…
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