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Housing plan on hills draws flak

Housing plan on hills draws flak
The state-owned Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) is going to handover large tracts of land, including that in the hills, to private organisations with a view to increase its income, raising concerns among green groups. The textiles and jute ministry has selected a private developer, A Class Limited, to build a supermarket, residential apartments and a resort on its hilly plots in Chittagong metropolitan city, according to sources. A total of 6.79 acres of land, including 4.60 acres of hilly terrain of BJMC-owned Amin Jute Mills at Chatteswari Road, will be handed over to the private developer for the execution of the apartment project under public-private partnership (PPP), the sources said. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had given her…

Civic polls a litmus test for EC: Shujon

Civic polls a litmus test for EC: Shujon

Shushashoner Jonyo Nagorik (Shujon), a civil society platform, said yesterday that the Gazipur and Khulna city corporation polls will be a litmus test for the Election Commission (EC) -- whether it can hold free and fair polls -- as the next general election is approaching. “The two civic polls…
Construction work of specialised hospital for labourers soon

Construction work of specialised hospital for labourers soon

State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque yesterday said construction work of a specialised hospital for labours will begin soon at Chashara in Narayanganj, reports BSS. “The Ministry of Labour and Employment is working to improve the working environment for labours. Construction…
Air pollution 
in Dhaka

Air pollution in Dhaka

It is disturbing to note that the World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked Dhaka as the third most polluted mega-city in the world. The list is topped by Delhi. The WHO data also shows that nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. The WHO estimates that around seven…
Leprosy still entails stigma

Leprosy still entails stigma

Leprosy remains a serious health problem, creating social and other repercussions.  The rights activists said leprosy remains a neglected issue in the country. The negligence causes massive sufferings for people. The disease has been around since ancient times. It is caused by a slow-growing type…
ADB to partner with private sector to help achieve SDGs

ADB to partner with private sector to help achieve SDGs

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said it is firmly committed to partnering with the private sector to help achieve the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reports UNB from Manila, Philippines. ADB has also expressed its commitment to help improve infrastructure…
Iran to quit nuke deal if US pulls out

Iran to quit nuke deal if US pulls out

TEHRAN: Iran warned yesterday that it will quit a landmark nuclear deal with world powers if President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the accord, reports AFP. “If the United States withdraws from the nuclear deal, then we will not stay in it,” Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign policy…
PranganeMor to bring Tagore’s play on Mahila Samiti Mancha

PranganeMor to bring Tagore’s play on Mahila Samiti Mancha

Popular theatre troupe PranganeMor is going to stage a show of its Tagore’s play titled ‘Ami O Rabindranath’ today at 7pm at the Mahila Samiti Mancha in the capital’s Baily Road. Based on the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore, the play has been scripted and directed by Nuna…
BCB expects more bilateral series with India in next FTP

BCB expects more bilateral series with India in next FTP

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is expecting more bilateral series with India in the next FTP cycle as they get a ray of hope, observing the schedule that ICC is preparing currently. There is chance that Bangladesh will get three bilateral series against Indies in three years—two in Bangladesh…
Preparations on to face floods on Brahmaputra basin

Preparations on to face floods on Brahmaputra basin

RANGPUR: The authorities concerned are taking preparations to face early flood situation, if any, in the flood-prone and low-lying areas of different northern districts situated on the Brahmaputra basin, reports BSS. “We are taking preparations in association with local administrations to face…
Nat’l Maritime Institute to introduce paperless exams

Nat’l Maritime Institute to introduce paperless exams

The National Maritime Institute (NMI) Bangladesh is going to introduce a paperless, digital entry exam system to prevent question paper leak in its admission test. This state-owned research and education institute is spending Tk. 50 lakh to introduce this new technology-based system at the pre-sea ratings…
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