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BPC feels the pinch as global oil prices rise

BPC feels the pinch as global oil prices rise
The turmoil in international oil market of the past one year has hit the Bangladesh economy, with state-run  Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) counting a huge loss to continue smooth supplies to local consumers. In order to cover the loss, the BPC has sought Tk 8,100 crore for the 2018-19 fiscal year as subsidy from the finance ministry, and the requirement of subsidy may go up to Tk 15,000 crore. Talking to The Independent last week, BPC Chairman Md Akram Al Hossain said, “Recently, we wrote a letter seeking a subsidy of Tk 8,100 crore from the finance ministry for the next fiscal year, which starts next month.” BPC sources said at present, the corporation is suffering a loss of Tk 10.58 in per litre of diesel and Tk…

Double-capacity Pangu Hospital to start activities in September

Double-capacity Pangu Hospital to start activities in September

Health Minister Mohammed Nasim yesterday said that the 500-bed National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (Nitor), popularly known as Pangu Hospital, will be turned into a 1,000-bed one with the inauguration of a new 14-storey building in September, reports UNB. After visiting…
Nasim urges BNP to prepare for 
election instead of movement

Nasim urges BNP to prepare for election instead of movement

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim yesterday urged BNP leaders to get ready for the next general election instead of waging movement, reports BSS. “Please get prepared for the next election instead of launching movement,” he said, adding, “BNP should join the election…
Climate financing

Climate financing

Speakers at a press conference at the National Press Club on Thursday demanded giving focus on climate-resilient infrastructure development for climate financing. They also called for ensuring adequate and additional new budget for climate resilient economy and building adaptive capacity of coastal…
Opportunities for rights-based work

Opportunities for rights-based work

It is really encouraging to see that the present government has allocated the highest amount of budget ever in the history Bangladesh for the next 2018-19 fiscal year, which is Taka 464,753 crore. Although there is clamouring around the budget that it is lofty, yet it is really welcoming that the government…
Increased VAT on furniture 
dismays industry players

Increased VAT on furniture dismays industry players

The value added tax, which is an indirect tax, to be paid for selling and manufacturing furniture is going to increase to 5 and 7 per cent from the earlier rates of 4 and 6 per cent respectively. This will put extra pressure on buyers, say industry insiders. Selim H Rahman, president of the Bangladesh…
First ladies decry family separations

First ladies decry family separations

All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, reports AP from New York. Mrs. Trump did not go as far as some of her predecessors, though, and criticize…
Theatrewala Repertory to stage ‘Jobor Ajob Bhalobasa’ at BSA

Theatrewala Repertory to stage ‘Jobor Ajob Bhalobasa’ at BSA

After the Eid vacation, Theatrewala Repertory will stage the 19th show of its comedy play titled ‘Jobor Ajob Bhalobasa’ at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital tomorrow. The play is an adaptation of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s…
Senegal surprise Poland

Senegal surprise Poland

AFP, MOSCOW: Senegal recorded the first African win at the 2018 World Cup when they beat Poland 2-1 on Tuesday thanks to a deflected Thiago Cionek own goal and a terrible error by Polish 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny. West Bromwich Albion midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak got Poland back in the game with…
Youth invents fish culture technique

Youth invents fish culture technique

When the country is marching towards self-sufficiency in fish production, a young man has shown the way to quick production without any waterbodies. He has chosen the sands on river banks to serve as reservoirs. Officers of the Department of Fisheries (DoF) have praised the initiative by Raqibul Islam…
EC plans to expand use of EVMs in local govt polls

EC plans to expand use of EVMs in local govt polls

The practice of using electronic voting machines (EVM), instead of the traditional way of stamping ballot papers, to cast votes is expanding gradually in local government polls. Election Commission (EC) sources say the use of EVMs in local government elections have gained popularity among voters and…
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