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Construction delay flusters industries

Construction delay
flusters industries
The delay in the construction of a gas pipeline along a stretch of 1.2km of the Karnaphruli river has put on hold the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG), causing a shortfall in the gas supply network across the country. This has frustrated 2,500 business houses that have been waiting for the last one year. According to sources in the Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL), the Anwara-Fouzdarhat Gas Transmission pipeline project is to be implemented by an Indian company called Gypsum-Gasmin JV.  The company has already failed to meet two deadlines so far. According to the GTCL website, the project work started in April 2016 and was supposed to be finished by December 2017. Later, another deadline was set in July this year, but the implementing…

Spain to raise awareness

Spain to raise awareness

A Spanish delegation, which visited Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar district, has stressed the importance of raising awareness about the Rohingya situation in the global community, and highlighted the commitment to finding solutions, reports UNB. A representative of the Humanitarian Office of the…
Students, teachers despair over damaged varsity buildings

Students, teachers despair over damaged varsity buildings

Different parts of 19 academic buildings, teachers' quarters and residential halls of Rajshahi University (RU) are lying in a damaged state. But the varsity authorities cannot renovate, reconstruct or demolish these buildings, marked "risky" by the engineering department in July last year,…
Paucity of research in universities

Paucity of research in universities

When President Abdul Hamid asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to play an active role in ensuring the quality of research in higher education, he said what has now become the crying need in our universities, public or private. A university is precisely a place of research, besides instructing…
Consensual sex

Consensual sex

Now India has enlisted her name in the list of the countries which have decriminalized adultery for the sake of safeguarding human rights for women. Consensual has already been legalized by some western countries, and some Asian countries have also made it legal. The precursors in this group are Denmark,…
Poultry farms close down in large numbers

Poultry farms close down in large numbers

The country’s poultry sector is in turmoil, with high bank interest rates forcing local poultry farmers to shut down their farms. To add to their woes, foreign entrepreneurs are also quietly taking over the domestic poultry industry. The president of the Bangladesh Poultry Industries’ Central…
Afghanistan delays elections in Kandahar after Taliban attack

Afghanistan delays elections in Kandahar after Taliban attack

KABUL: Afghanistan postponed legislative elections in Kandahar province yesterday, after a Taliban-claimed attack on a US-Afghan security meeting killed a powerful police chief and threatened stability across the south, reports AFP. Saturday’s parliamentary ballot would be delayed by one week,…
100th show of anti-war play ‘Tringsha Shatabdee’ at BSA today

100th show of anti-war play ‘Tringsha Shatabdee’ at BSA today

Audience-admired theatre troupe Swapnadal is going to stage the 100th show of its anti-war production ‘Tringsha Shatabdee’ today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will be present…
Soumya leads BCB XI from the front

Soumya leads BCB XI from the front

Fast-bowler Ebadot Hossain’s fifer was complemented Soumya Sarkar’s unbeaten scintillating hundred that overshadowed Hamilton Masakadza’s century as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)-XI squeezed past Zimbabwe by eight wickets in indomitable fashion in the 50-over practice match at the…
Stress on use of modern tech in mango farming

Stress on use of modern tech in mango farming

RAJSHAHI: Agricultural scientists and researchers at a function here have stressed using modern technology in mango farming as it can help make this juicy fruit farming more profitable and increase its production, reports BSS. They said modern mango farming can also contribute to reduction of carbon…
Projects to make quake-tolerant buildings elude engineers

Projects to make quake-tolerant buildings elude engineers

The Public Works Department (PWD) has failed to utilise its trained manpower for retrofitting of old buildings that are vulnerable to earthquake due to lack of projects and comprehensive plans by the government. According to sources, PWD has trained 241 engineers and retrofitted two old public buildings…
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