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Nothing to worry

Nothing to worry
Taking a swipe at those creating unnecessary tension about the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said there is nothing to be worried about it as modern technology is being used to ensure its safety, reports UNB. "Atomic energy regulatory bodies of Russia and India are providing training to our people and scientists, and this will continue....there's nothing to be afraid of," she said at a programme marking the First Concrete Pouring into the Second Unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. Sheikh Hasina said a vested quarter is there which creates fear and tension when the government goes for doing anything. “Let me ensure you about the nuclear power plant, there's nothing to be worry."…

Embankment saves 2,500 families from Dalu River erosion in Ctg

Embankment saves 2,500 families from Dalu River erosion in Ctg

At least 2,500 families, a government primary school, a local bazaar, a mosque, a madrasha, a graveyard and farmlands have been saved from the erosion of the Dalu River at Gatiadanga village of Satkania, in Chattogram, by an embankment built under private initiative. People at Gatiadanga of Satkania…
India opens ‘world’s largest’ visa centre in Dhaka

India opens ‘world’s largest’ visa centre in Dhaka

A new integrated state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC), the largest ever Indian visa centre in the world, was inaugurated at Jamuna Future Park in the capital yesterday, reports UNB. Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan formally opened…
Terrorist attack in Pakistan

Terrorist attack in Pakistan

Another shocking piece of news of terrorist attack—which killed 132 and injured even more—came from Pakistan Friday night. This time, the terrorists attacked an election rally in the town of Mastung near Quetta, the capital of the country’s volatile state of Balochistan, ahead of the…
Drug menace in Punjab

Drug menace in Punjab

“This is business of death, it has cravings again and again, it’s attack is everywhere, on this side or that (read  both sides of the border) Be it guy, girl, or a woman, young people, or village people, first they fall in love with it, and then cry”   When Tejinder "Tommy"…
Promising prospects in bicycle industry

Promising prospects in bicycle industry

In 1999, Bangladesh started exporting bicycles to the European market and the exports fetched around USD 10 million the following year. After 19 years, the annual export of bicycles has risen to USD 81.34 million.      Entrepreneurs say Bangladesh has the capacity to easily increase…
‘You think I will survive?’

‘You think I will survive?’

QUETTA: Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded Pakistani rally described scenes of panic and horror yesterday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded, reports AFP. The attack in Mastung in southwestern Balochistan province on Friday, claimed…
Fund raising exhibition for Rohingya refugees at Drik Gallery

Fund raising exhibition for Rohingya refugees at Drik Gallery

Today’s youth in Bangladesh is looking for wrongdoings in their surroundings and stepping forward to do something about them. In doing so, as their first initiative, Art for Cause and Nirmegh Foundation have jointly organised a three-day exhibition, titled ‘The Untold Stories of Rohingyas’,…
Deschamps on verge of history

Deschamps on verge of history

AFP, MOSCOW: Didier Deschamps has a reputation in France for being lucky, but if he leads his country to World Cup glory on Sunday he will become just the third man in history to lift the trophy as player and coach. Luck, then, is far from the only asset of the man who will lead his country into the…
Young farmer revolutionises mango farming

Young farmer revolutionises mango farming

A young man of Harinakundu upazila in Jhenidah has taught mango orchard owners how to preserve the fruits. The knowledge imparted by Shahidul Islam Biplob, 28, has prevented large quantities of mango from rotting and ensured good profits for the orchard owners. He is the first exporter of mango in Jhenaidah.…
Govt has destroyed democracy: BNP

Govt has destroyed democracy: BNP

The police yesterday (Saturday) foiled a seminar scheduled to be organised by Zia Parishad, a pro-BNP organisation, at the Engineers’ Institution, Bangladesh (IEB). BNP secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who was to address the seminar as chief guest, said refusal of permission for…
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