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LGED bund killing Arial Khan River

LGED bund killing Arial Khan River
A marvel of engineering by the LGED (Local Government Engineering Department) stands proudly on the River Arial Khan, providing passage to local people of Joynagar, under the Jazira upazila in Shariatpur, has now become a bane, as the structure is seriously impeding the river’s flow. The bund was erected to help people cross the river before a bridge was built. As a result, the river bed has become heavily silted with the bund hampering the river’s smooth flow. Against this backdrop, the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has taken up a 52-km-long dredging project from the Padma to the mouth of Arial Khan at a cost of Tk 77 crore in two phases. The dredging work would become futile, if the bund constructed under…

Over 100 students write exam papers with wrong questions

Over 100 students write exam papers with wrong questions

Over 100 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) students wrote examination papers with the wrong set of biology question paper at a centre in the capital on Thursday. The incident took place at the Mirza Abbas Mohila College centre in Dhaka where the wrong set of objective questions were distributed among…
Dhaka cleaning campaign to set Guinness World Record

Dhaka cleaning campaign to set Guinness World Record

Over 15000 people joined a cleaning campaign in the capital arranged by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) aiming to set a new Guinness World Record, reports UNB. DSCC Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon inaugurated the campaign supported by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) at Golap Shah mazar point of Gulistan…
Happy Bangabda 1425

Happy Bangabda 1425

Pahela Baishaksh heralds a new beginning. Businesses, shoppers and landlords have long been practicing the tradition of opening Halkhata (new ledger) closing away the old one centring the day. They settle their debt and due as well as renew relationships by distributing sweetmeats or arranging special…
Stephen Hawking: The supernova of cosmology

Stephen Hawking: The supernova of cosmology

We humans are a recent phenomenon in a Universe that is very old, mostly imperceptible and beyond our comprehension. Had it not been for great scientists like Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Karl Schwarzschild, Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, Stephen Hawking and many more who unlocked the enduring…
PM asks banks to reduce interest to single digit

PM asks banks to reduce interest to single digit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the bank authorities to bring down interest rate to a single digit to expedite the country's investment, reports BSS. "I would like to tell you to cut interest rate, otherwise investment is not possible in the country ... it must be brought down…
Sri Lankan parliament suspended until May 8

Sri Lankan parliament suspended until May 8

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday suspended parliament until next month in a shock move amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government’s prime minister, reports AFP. A government decree quoted the president as stating that he had halted parliament’s…
Cultural arena set to welcome Bangla New Year 1425

Cultural arena set to welcome Bangla New Year 1425

Pahela Baishakh, the traditional New Year’s Day of the Bengali people, is celebrated on April 14 with an array of festivities. The streets are filled with the masses, all enjoying the day, dressed in new attires and looking jubilant. The most colourful celebration of the Bangla New Year begins…
Tushar hits century in each innings

Tushar hits century in each innings

Veteran domestic campaigner Tushar Imran yet again hogged the limelight amid the day of drawn BCL matches which were played at two different venues across the country. Tushar Imran against Islami Bank East Zone smashed second innings hundred that gave South Zone a strong position but Liton Das (113)…
Roads named after martyrs being changed in Saidpur

Roads named after martyrs being changed in Saidpur

Names of roads in the Saidpur upazila town in the district, named after various freedom fighters soon after the Liberation War are being changed. General Secretary of the Communist Party Saidpur upazila unit Delowar Hossain told The Independent that about 4,000 people under Saidpur upazila had sacrificed…
Hajj agency fraud triggers uncertainty

Hajj agency fraud triggers uncertainty

Discrepancies in the values for Hajj packages between government and private management would encourage rogue agencies and groups to misappropriate the pilgrims’ money, some Hajj agency owners have told The Independent. These agencies may even wind up operations and their owners may leave the…
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