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Announcement of gas price hike ‘this week’

Announcement of gas price hike ‘this week’
A fresh hike in gas prices is likely to be announced on Thursday, according to sources at the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC). The increased prices will come into effect from next month, they said. The National Board of Revenue (NBR) yesterday approved a proposal for an SRO describing the withdrawal of taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and sent it to the law ministry. The ministry is likely to complete the vetting of the SRO by today. It will then be forwarded to the energy regulator, which will finalise the new gas price and declare it at a press briefing. If there is any delay in getting the vetted SRO, the gas price hike might be announced next week. NBR chairman Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyah and the Prime Minister's energy…

Mercury rises to 35.6C in Dhaka

Mercury rises to 35.6C in Dhaka

The sun was merciless over the city yesterday with no sign of any cloud cover.  Although it was an autumn day, commuters and schoolchildren felt the heat when stuck in traffic under a blazing sun. The day's maximum temperature was 35.6 degrees Celsius, without any relief in the form of rainy…
Govt working to bring back two fugitive killers of Bangabandhu: Quader

Govt working to bring back two fugitive killers of Bangabandhu: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the government is working sincerely to bring back two fugitive killers of Bangabandhu from abroad, reports BSS. “The government filed cases with the courts of Canada and the United States to bring…
Act now against urban degeneration

Act now against urban degeneration

A World Bank report titled: 'Enhancing Opportunities for Clean and Resilient Growth in Urban Bangladesh: Country Environmental Analysis 2018’, paints a bleak picture of unplanned urbanization in Bangladesh, forecasting a grim future where pollution will result in massive losses. The report…
Journey from Montreal to Kigali: Key achievement and implications for Bangladesh

Journey from Montreal to Kigali: Key achievement and implications for Bangladesh

Ozone gas, naturally present in our atmosphere, spreads from 10 km to 50 km altitude from the earth surface. Ozone protects our planet by absorbing the harmful ultra-violet (UV) radiation emitting from the sun by forming Ozone layer in the stratosphere(also referred to as "good ozone" layer).…
Project taken for direct train link with Darjeeling

Project taken for direct train link with Darjeeling

After more than five decades, Bangladesh and India have taken a move to revamp Chilahati-Haldibari rail connectivity which would open up scope for trains to travel to Shiliguri and Darjeeling, reports BSS To this end, Bangladesh Railway has taken a fresh project to reconstruct over seven kilometers…
Brexit plan or crash out of EU: May

Brexit plan or crash out of EU: May

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted her Brexit plan was the only alternative to leaving the EU without an agreement -- something the IMF said yesterday would inflict "substantial costs" on the UK economy, reports AFP. Despite strong opposition in her Conservative party and…
Concert for autism awareness 
at Army Stadium Sept 28

Concert for autism awareness at Army Stadium Sept 28

A concert for autism awareness will take place at the capital’s Bangladesh Army Stadium on September 28. The concert is being organised jointly by PFDA-Vocational Training Centre (PFDA-VTC), Bangladesh Musical Bands Association (BAMBA), the Ministry of Social Welfare and SkyTracker Limited. A…
Bangladesh get off to a perky start

Bangladesh get off to a perky start

Bangladesh Under-16 national women’s football team got off to a flying start in the AFC Women’s Under-16 qualifying round (first phase) with a massive 10-0 victory over Bahrain yesterday at the Bir Sreshtha Mostafa Kamlapur Stadium in the capital. Earlier, Zahraa Assaf scored four goals…
No cyclone shelter or embankment in 8 remote Rangabali chars

No cyclone shelter or embankment in 8 remote Rangabali chars

Rangabali upazila consists of isolated areas in the district. Here remote islands are surrounded by four rivers and the sea. Most of the chars of this upazila have not any flood control embankment. As a result, thousands of people of eight chars of this upazila are exposed to the whims of nature. 'Charakkam'…
AL fulfils most of 2014 election pledges, trips on others

AL fulfils most of 2014 election pledges, trips on others

The Awami League (AL) has fulfilled most of the promises made ahead of the 2014 election in the past five years under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. At the same time, it has forgotten some of its important election promises relating to the upholding of democracy in the country. In its…
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