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Sand quarries ‘destroying’ country’s rivers

Sand quarries ‘destroying’ country’s rivers
The government earned about Tk. 66 crore by leasing out sand quarries last year. But that was not enough to cover the Bangladesh Water Development Board's (BWDB's) annual expenditure of Tk. 1,500 crore during that time to prevent river erosion caused mainly by frequent lifting of sand from river beds. Most of the deputy commissioners (DCs) in riverine districts are indiscriminately leasing out river beds for sand quarrying. This is one of the reasons for river erosion because of unplanned extraction of sand from rivers, allege various quarters. Green activists allege that the leasing of sand quarries are being given under politically consideration. Sand traders are digging up sand without bothering to maintain the proper alignment of…

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PM seeks Hanoi help to solve Rohingya crisis
PM seeks Hanoi help to solve Rohingya crisis
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has sought Vietnam’s support for a solution to the ongoing Rohingya…

Home ministry beefs up internal security

Home ministry beefs up internal security

Two days after the stabbing of Prof. Md Zafar Iqbal, a teacher of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), the home ministry beefed up its internal security by setting up archways yesterday (Monday). The security wing of the Public Security Division of the home ministry erected three…
75 CU students expelled in 3yrs

75 CU students expelled in 3yrs

Chittagong University (CU) has expelled 75 students for different terms in the last three years for breach of discipline. The charges range from kidnapping and vandalism to clashes, assault, and fraud in the admission test.  Sources said most of these students are activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra…
2000 industrial units to get gas connections

2000 industrial units to get gas connections

In the wake of the discovery of two trillion cubic feet of gas in Bhola, a southern district of Bangladesh, the government has formally decided to give gas connections to two thousand industrial units. This is indeed a great leap forward which will bolster local industry, create secure jobs and increase…
Rationalising quota system and privileges

Rationalising quota system and privileges

Frequently aggrieved guardians and students express dismay over the prevailing quota systems that deprive them due admission and employment against the principles of equal opportunities, equity and justice. It is mostly due to the discriminatory attitude of the authorities to please the vested section…
Govt to cut allocations 
worth Tk 4,955cr

Govt to cut allocations worth Tk 4,955cr

The government will not change the figure of the Annual Development Budget or the Annual Development Programme (ADP), but it will cut allocations worth Tk 4,955 crore from the project assistance portion. According to the revised proposal, the ADP will come down by 3 per cent—from Tk 153,331 crore…
Aid convoy enters Syria enclave as regime presses offensive

Aid convoy enters Syria enclave as regime presses offensive

DOUMA: An international aid convoy entered Syria’s Eastern Ghouta yesterday to deliver much-needed supplies as regime forces seized more ground in a fierce offensive to retake the battered rebel enclave, reports AFP. The United Nations said 46 trucks had entered Eastern Ghouta and arrived in the…
Art show of hundred women artists begins at Shilpakala today

Art show of hundred women artists begins at Shilpakala today

Marking the International Women’s Day (March 8), a weeklong art exhibition ‘Madhobilata’ featuring the art works of hundred women artists has been arranged at the National Art Plaza of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital. BSA and the University of Development Alternative…
India face Sri Lanka in opener

India face Sri Lanka in opener

India and Sri Lanka being in action against each other had become such a repetitive event in the recent past that any new series was unlikely to generate that much interest. Now they will meet again, in the Nidahas Trophy 2018 Twenty20 tri-series, beginning in Colombo today, reports NDTV. The hosts…
Commercial establishments lack fire safety measures

Commercial establishments lack fire safety measures

As much as 95 per cent of the commercial establishments in this district have not obtained the mandatory licence from the fire department. Many government offices, NGOs and semi-government organisations do not even have any fire-fighting equipment on their premises. There are about 8,000 different types…
Jute set to regain golden days

Jute set to regain golden days

A rise in the global demand for jute has translated into an increasing production of the golden fibre in the country. According to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) data, jute accounted for 4.9 per cent to the gross domestic product (GDP) in the last fiscal year. Sources in the Agriculture Information…
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