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Distributors seek 120pc hike in gas prices

Distributors seek 120pc hike in gas prices
Gas distribution companies yesterday submitted proposals to the energy regulator for an average 120 per cent increase in gas prices, sources with the gas companies told The Independent. However, the companies, three out of six that have submitted proposals so far, have not made any hike in prices for gas used at household lever or for commercial purposes in their proposals to the regulator Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC). Justifying the proposed hike gas prices, officials said the average gas price per unit currently stands at Tk 7.39 per unit and if the proposed prices are implemented, the price would be Tk 12.95 per unit. But starting from April, the government is going to blend 1,000 million cubic feet (MMCF) of imported LNG,…

SCBA election begins today

SCBA election begins today

Annual election to the 14-member executive committee of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) begins today. The two-day polling will begin from 10:00am and will continue till 5:00pm with a lunch break from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. The result of the election is likely to be announced on Thursday night, SCBA…
No significant headway in the investigation

No significant headway in the investigation

COMILLA: The students of Victoria College yesterday formed a human-chain and brought out a rally in the campus demanding justice for their fellow Sohagi Jahan Tonu who was brutally raped and murdered at Comilla Mainamati Cantonment on March 20, 2016, reports UNB. Though two years have passed since the…
Ensure accountability 
in road construction

Ensure accountability in road construction

It is disturbing to note that there is hardly any accountability and transparency in the construction and repairing works of the roads and highways for reducing public sufferings. There is hardly any place in the country where conditions of roads and highways are good. Due to low quality construction…
Sunil Gavaskar’s holier than thou attitude

Sunil Gavaskar’s holier than thou attitude

On the 16th of March Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka at Colombo which was virtually the semi final of the Nidahas Trophy. Unfortunately the great victory lost its sheen somewhat as some Bangladeshi cricketers led by the skipper Shakib Al Hasan reacted to a decision by the umpires at the far end of the…
Bicycle industry shows promise as export earnings grow

Bicycle industry shows promise as export earnings grow

Bangladesh’s bicycle industry, an emerging export sector, has huge potential in the global market as export earnings are growing by around 9 per cent per year.   As of 2016, Bangladesh had a market share of 11 per cent in the bicycle industry in the European Union (EU) countries and the country…
US-S Korea military drills to resume

US-S Korea military drills to resume

SEOUL: The United States and South Korea announced yesterday that their annual joint military drills will go ahead next month, but the main exercise will be shortened by a month as a diplomatic thaw with North Korea gathers pace, reports AFP. No aircraft carrier will take part in the large-scale exercises…
40th show of ‘Raja Himadri’ 
to be staged tomorrow

40th show of ‘Raja Himadri’ to be staged tomorrow

Drishtipat Natyadal, one of the prominent theatre troupes in the country, will stage the 40th show of its acclaimed play ‘Raja Himadri’ tomorrow evening at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Dr Khandaker Tazmi Noor has adapted…
Sk Jamal book last super league berth

Sk Jamal book last super league berth

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club confirmed the prestigious super league spot as the last team, leaving Mohammedan Sporting Club in a state of frustration in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League yesterday. Mohammedan’s spot in the elite six clubs phase heavily relied on the defeat of Dhanmondi…
Growers expect bumper litchi yield

Growers expect bumper litchi yield

RAJSHAHI: Like the previous year, growers, agriculturists and other traders concerned are expecting a bumper production of litchi as most of the trees have sprouted massively by dint of a suitable climatic condition everywhere in the region, reports BSS. While visiting some of the litchi-producing areas…
70pc to be replaced by surface water

70pc to be replaced by surface water

The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) will supply 70 per cent of surface water instead of groundwater by 2021 as the ground water level in Dhaka has been declining by three metres every year, experts have said. Besides, about 5,000 shallow tube wells across the country will not be able…
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