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No household gas price hike for now

No household gas price hike for now
The government is unlikely to increase the prices of gas for households, sources within the power, energy and mineral resources ministry told The Independent. While many view this as a ‘populist stance’ in an election year, electricity prices are, however, likely to spurt, as the per unit gas price for the power plants will be increased by about 400 per cent. The gas-based power plants currently need to pay Tk. 3.16 per unit. The six gas distribution companies, in their proposals seeking gas price increases, have asked to make it Tk. 12.90 per unit, sources said. Talking to The Independent, Mir Moshiur Rahman, the managing director (MD) of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd, said they have already finalised their…

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Trying to resolve Teesta issue: Modi
Trying to resolve Teesta issue: Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said they were trying to resolve the hurdles to the signing…

IT sector to ensure employment for young generation: Ambassador Belal

IT sector to ensure employment for young generation: Ambassador Belal

Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal said Bangladesh is enjoying unique demographic dividend and emphasised that IT sector of Bangladesh would facilitate to ensure employment for young generation, reports UNB. He explained how important digitalisation is for Bangladesh to achieve…
Women power emphasised

Women power emphasised

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said women have been contributing to all spheres of society and breaking new grounds with courage. “It was difficult for women to achieve success in our society. The women of today are very courageous; they are leaving their mark in every sphere of society.…
Integrated approach on water

Integrated approach on water

It’s encouraging to find that the government has decided to formulate an integrated national action plan to materialize the recommendations made at the High Level Panel on Water, HLPW. Water is an integral part of life and livelihood in Bangladesh, inextricably linked to the country’s aspiration…
Unemployment a big problem for Bangladesh

Unemployment a big problem for Bangladesh

Youth unemployment issue is crucial for sustainable development of Bangladesh. The youth unemployment has increased significantly over the years whereas the overall unemployment remained stable. The annual rise in population is increasing the share of the working-age population, as a mass of new employees…
QR code payment makes inroads into Bangladesh

QR code payment makes inroads into Bangladesh

Mahbubul Haque is no stranger to QR code payment. He came back to Bangladesh from the US two years ago to open his business here.   “While I lived in Scranton city in the US, I used to pay for my coffee in the Starbucks through QR code,” he said. So, Haque got excited when saw at a…
Syria army bombs Ghouta enclave as bodies pile up

Syria army bombs Ghouta enclave as bodies pile up

HAMMURIYEH: New air strikes and barrel bombs pounded Syria’s Eastern Ghouta yesterday as government forces pressed a three-week advance that splintered the rebel enclave and trapped dozens under collapsed buildings, reports AFP. Defying global calls for a ceasefire, Syria’s government has…
March 7 speech celebrated thru song and dance

March 7 speech celebrated thru song and dance

Marking the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has organised an eleven-day event titled ‘Bangabandhu Cultural Festival’ on the premises of BSA in the capital as well as different district Shilpakala Academy premises. The festival…
Victory will lift team’s morale: Mushfiq

Victory will lift team’s morale: Mushfiq

As the victory still grips the country, the question that comes to the fore—can Bangladesh cash in on the victory to kick-start the fairytale journey? If the past history is taken into the consideration, it is likely, if not highly likely given Bangladesh mostly relies on the momentum to thrive…
Rokeya Begum illuminating lives in a world of darkness

Rokeya Begum illuminating lives in a world of darkness

Rokeya Begum, 26, had lost her eyesight in childhood. But her loss of vision could not darken her world as she continued her education, using the Braille system. Her hard work and determination to carry on in the path of life is a testament to her indomitable spirit. As the fruit of her keen pursuit…
UN to seek $1b 
for this year

UN to seek $1b for this year

UN officials said yesterday that nearly $1 billion will be needed this year to feed and care for the roughly one million Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps in southeastern Bangladesh, reports AFP. The $950 million for this year's aid effort was "a very legitimate and valid"…
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