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Supplier attempts to sell rejected wheat

Supplier attempts to sell rejected wheat
A private supplier, Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprise Pre Ltd, after breaching tender conditions with the Department of Food (DoF) and importing low-quality wheat from Russia, is now attempting to sell those in the local market. The DoF signed two agreements with Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprise Pre Ltd after floating an international tender last year for 100,000 metric tonnes (MT) of wheat at USD 291.83 per MT. In the first consignment (contract signed on November 13, 2018), a total of 50,258 MT of wheat, worth USD 14,596,500 reached the Chattogram port on January 15 this year. The DoF rejected about 7,001 MT of the consignment on January 30, saying the consignment contained “wheat of other classes up to 14.73 per cent instead of…

Hasina a ‘person 
of very big heart’

Hasina a ‘person of very big heart’

Outgoing Malaysian High Commissioner in Dhaka Nur Ashikin binti Mohd Taib yesterday made her farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the city and called her a 'person of very big heart'. PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. The outgoing…
Students block Dhaka-Mawa highway

Students block Dhaka-Mawa highway

Students of different schools and colleges formed a human chain and blocked Dhaka-Mawa highway at Rejendrapur in South Keraniganj here yesterday, demanding immediate arrest and capital punishment of the truck driver responsible for the death of two siblings in a road accident. Shahjamal, officer-in-charge…
Save agro land 
with policy

Save agro land with policy

At a recent seminar on agriculture land protection, speakers have unitedly called for policy to save agro land from being used for non- agriculture purposes. Reportedly, 6930 brick kilns are on agro land which not only reduces available arable land but also destroys the fertility of the ground on which…
PM’s invitation: BNP needs to seize 
the opportunity

PM’s invitation: BNP needs to seize the opportunity

While ‘politics is an art of compromise’, any tête-à-tête leads to bridging gaps between bickering parties, and rejecting any scope or opportunity of meeting opponents even over a cup of tea does not help as what has happened in the case of BNP-led Jatiya Oikyafront. The…
Grameenphone set to be declared SMP

Grameenphone set to be declared SMP

The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has decided to declare the country’s leading mobile phone operator, Grameenphone, as a significant market power (SMP), a move to create a level playing field and promote competition in telecom industry. The decision was taken at a…
Arctic air freezes US, killing 8

Arctic air freezes US, killing 8

A brutal cold wave moved eastward yesterday after bringing temperatures in the US Midwest lower than those in Antarctica, grounding flights, closing schools and businesses and raising fears of hypothermia. The extreme weather has now been blamed for as many as eight deaths, US news outlets reported.…
Loko Natydal’s new play coming to stage in March

Loko Natydal’s new play coming to stage in March

Loko Natydal, one of the most prominent theatre troupes in the country, is going to bring their new production ‘Amra Tinjon’ on stage in March this year. Based on the story written by noted poet-writer Buddhadeb Basu with the same name, the play ‘Amra Tinjon’ is planned and directed…
High scoring BPL matches
boost for batsmen

High scoring BPL matches boost for batsmen

While the poor scores in every match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) was the talk of the town for which it was severely criticised initially, the cash-rich event suddenly turned out to be the ‘tournament of run fest.’ The sixth edition of BPL saw two largest scores in the tournament’s…
‘Mechanisation can mitigate Barind agriculture challenges’

‘Mechanisation can mitigate Barind agriculture challenges’

Scientists and researchers unanimously mentioned that large-scale adoption of farm mechanization can be the effective means of facing the existing agriculture related challenges in the drought-prone Barind area. They identically observed that the region’s agriculture is facing many challenges…
Traffic discipline falls short 
despite fines, filing of cases

Traffic discipline falls short despite fines, filing of cases

Despite increasing vigilance by traffic police, it is nigh impossible to discipline traffic on the streets of Dhaka, as pedestraisns continue their merry habit of jaywalking and drivers carry on with reckless driving. Road safety advocates and urban experts, however, still bat for continuous programmes…
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