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New project taken up at Tk 969 crore

New project taken up 
at Tk 969 crore
The government has taken up a Tk 969-crore project within 10 months of dredging the River Gorai by spending Tk 550 crore to restore the river in Kushtia and take the sweet water flow of the Padma to help the Sundarbans combat salinity intrusion. Against the backdrop of a 6–7 feet average siltation in River Gorai, the Bangladesh Water Development Board (WDB) completed dredging a 30-km stretch of the river in June 2017 at a cost of Tk 550 crore only to submit a third dredging DPP of Tk 969 crore, allegedly to milk money out of the government exchequer. Meanwhile, a team of government auditors have found huge monetary irregularities in the Gorai River Restoration Project Phase II. The audit department has found irregularities amounting to…

Dhaka, Baku for stronger trade relations

Dhaka, Baku for stronger trade relations

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam yesterday said Bangladesh and Azerbaijan have the opportunity to explore further economic and trade cooperation building on the sound momentum in bilateral political ties, reports UNB. He held a meeting with Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Oglu Mammadyarov…
‘Unauthorised’ bus committees have free run in JnU

‘Unauthorised’ bus committees have free run in JnU

Notwithstanding restrictions imposed by the authorities of Jagannath University (JnU), the dreaded culture of bus committees continues unabated on campus. University insiders and students complained that new bus committees are being declared one after the other, leading to increased harassment by their…
Industries polluting the Sundarbans

Industries polluting the Sundarbans

The Sundarbans is at stake. According to the environment ministry itself, there is existence of 190 industries and factories within 10 kilometres of this largest mangrove forest of the world. Even of these industries, there are 24 under-the-red-category industries that can cause serious harm to the…
Facebook and question paper leak

Facebook and question paper leak

Social networking sites like Facebook is a device used by people all around the world. Its purpose is to encourage and help in communication. However, this type of technology might be doing more harm than good. With the rise of websites such as Facebook, social networking may be on the verge of replacing…
Hilsa price spurts

Hilsa price spurts

The prices of hilsa and other fish, chicken and egg increased in the retail markets in the capital Dhaka over the week ending Friday as demand for hilsa fish rose on the eve of Pahela Baishakh. The Bengali New Year’s Day will be celebrated on April 14 amid great festivity in the country. In the…
Clashes erupt as protests begin along Gaza border

Clashes erupt as protests begin along Gaza border

GAZA CITY: Clashes erupted as protesters gathered along the Gaza border yesterday a week after similar demonstrations led to violence in which Israeli force killed 19 Palestinians, the bloodiest day since a 2014 war, reports AFP. Palestinians burned tyres and threw stones at Israeli soldiers over the…
Babita to be honoured with  Lifetime Achievement Award

Babita to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Internationally renowned film actress Babita will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Film Award 2016. The actress, who had earlier bagged the National Film Award seven times in different categories, considers this Lifetime Achievement Award the crowning achievement of her acting…
Inspirational Mash thrusts Abahani to zenith

Inspirational Mash thrusts Abahani to zenith

Abahani Limited was red-hot favourite to win the Dhaka Premier Cricket Division League title ever since they formed a team with a fine combination of young and senior players. Albeit minor blip, they justified the tag, clinching the trophy in emphatic fashion to end the season on a high. Luck was on…
Integrated fish farming a boon for Rajshahi farmers

Integrated fish farming a boon for Rajshahi farmers

RAJSHAHI: Integrated fish farming with poultry birds and other crops has brought a boon for many farmers, contributing a lot to meet the gradual demand of fishes, meats, eggs and vegetables, reports BSS. Many fish farmers set up small-scale poultry farms and vegetables gardens on surrounding their ponds…
‘No crimes in 
crime-free zones’

‘No crimes in crime-free zones’

Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) and its Indian counterpart Border Security Force (BSF) have claimed that the recently announced  “crime-free zone” along the border between India and Bangladesh has lived up to its name Nilotpal Pandey, commandant of India's Border Security Force…
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