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9,000MW more power to be imported: PM

9,000MW more power 
to be imported: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government has planned to import 9000 MW of electricity from neighbouring countries by 2041 to maintain the country's high economic growth, reports UNB. "We've a plan to import 9000 MW electricity from neighbouring countries by 2041," she said. The Prime Minister was addressing a ceremony marking the inauguration of 500 MW Additional Power Supply from India to Bangladesh through Behrampore-Bheramara inter-connection jointly with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee through videoconferencing. Sheikh Hasina joined the ceremony from Ganobhaban while Narendra Modi from New Delhi and Mamata Banerjee from Kolkata. At that time, Hasina and…

Importance of human rights highlighted

Importance of human rights highlighted

The importance of human rights has been highlighted in a panel discussion in Rajshahi which was organised to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh, the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and human rights NGO…
Colleges fail to meet university 
criteria, but still get affiliations

Colleges fail to meet university criteria, but still get affiliations

Rajshahi University (RU) is going to approve two more colleges, even though it has been alleged they have failed to meet the university criteria. It has also been alleged that most of the colleges approved by RU have failed to meet at least 10 conditions out of the necessary 13. These colleges have…
Traffic awareness campaign

Traffic awareness campaign

Until now, traffic awareness campaigns usually lasted one week, but this time, it’s a month long rigorous campaign with a multifaceted approach to get rid of unfit vehicles, penalize drivers without papers, make road users aware of safety regulations, and to inject a sense of discipline into our…
Recent increase in thunderstorms in Bangladesh

Recent increase in thunderstorms in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a disaster prone country. Almost every year, the country experiences disasters such as flood, cyclone, drought along with increasing thunderstorm and lightning.  Just like Bangladesh, there are increased incidents of thunderstorm in other counties. Lightning is one of the leading…
Cabinet clears policy to promote 
locally made motorcycles

Cabinet clears policy to promote locally made motorcycles

The Cabinet yesterday approved the draft of the ‘Motorcycle Industry Development Policy-2018,’ aiming to expand the local motorcycle industry and reduce dependence on import, reports UNB. The approval was given at the weekly Cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh…
US to close Palestinian mission in Washington

US to close Palestinian mission in Washington

The United States will shut the Palestine Liberation Organisation's diplomatic office in Washington, DC, over the Palestinian government's refusal to enter into US-led negotiations with Israel, reports Al Jazeera. "We have been notified by a US official of their decision to close the Palestinian…
Artist Shahabuddin’s 69th birthday celebration today

Artist Shahabuddin’s 69th birthday celebration today

Today is the 69th birthday of internationally-acclaimed Bangladeshi artist and freedom fighter Shahabuddin Ahmed. To celebrate his birthday in a befitting banner, multiple programmes have been chalked out by various organisations in the capital. The main programme of artist Shahabuddin Ahmed’s…
Youngsters ready to make the
chances count in Asia Cup

Youngsters ready to make the chances count in Asia Cup

  The young players of the Bangladesh team looked determined to make their first Asia Cup outing a memorable one as they are seeking a chance to get into the first XI. The likes of Mehidy Hasan Miraj, Abu Haider Rony and Mohammad Mithun who never played the regional tournament said they didn’t…
Public heath dept completes dev work worth Tk 95cr

Public heath dept completes dev work worth Tk 95cr

The Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) had completed development work at a cost of Tk. 94.60 crore in Noakhali from 2009 to 2017. Some water and sanitation-related work, which would cost Tk. 26 crore, is still going on, said Palash Chandra Das, executive engineer of DPHE, Noakhali, yesterday.…
5,000 music, physical training teachers to be recruited in Jan

5,000 music, physical training teachers to be recruited in Jan

The primary and mass education ministry has decided to recruit over 5,000 assistant teachers for giving music and physical training in government primary schools across the country. Sources said the recruitment process would be completed by January next year. A circular would be issued soon after fixing…
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