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Bangladesh to dig wells near Myanmar border

Bangladesh to dig wells near Myanmar border
For the first time, Bangladesh is going to dig two exploration wells at two prospects in shallow sea near the Myanmar maritime border. The two wells—Shimanto and Palongki—will be dug by the Australian company Santos in Block SS-11 in the Bay of Bengal within this year. Earlier, Santos, under a joint venture (JV) with Singapore’s KrisEnergy, carried out a 3D seismic survey in Block SS-11, covering some 305 square-kilometre area in shallow waters to explore the hydrocarbon potential. In 2017, Santos and Kris had carried out a 2D seismic survey in 3,220 LKM (line kilometre) areas and identified seven prospects which wooed the JV to carry out the 3D seismic survey later on. The joint venture of Santos and Kris was committed to…

Govt to take major step to save vultures

Govt to take major step to save vultures

The government is keen to conserve many wildlife species that are on the verge of extinction, said Shahab Uddin, minister for environment, forest and climate change, yesterday. “Even birds like the vulture are in the list. The government is already working with South Asian countries to prevent…
Students want to sit for 2nd term

Students want to sit for 2nd term

Around fifty examinees, who took part in Rajshahi University admission test last year, formed human chain on the campus yesterday protesting the authorities' decision to discontinue opportunity to sit twice for admission tests. Students of different colleges of Rajshahi formed the human chain in…
Spectre of hunger

Spectre of hunger

The top  leaders of the world should be disturbed by the fact that more than 113 million people across 53 countries have suffered ‘acute hunger’ last year. ‘Acute hunger’, differently called acute malnutrition, is a form of devastating epidemic and is caused by a decrease…
Tensions and potential conflict between host communities and Rohingya refugees

Tensions and potential conflict between host communities and Rohingya refugees

Since 1978, Bangladesh has been generously hosting Rohingya refugees in its coastal district of Cox’s Bazar. It happened to the Rohingya minority several times that they were forced to flee their home in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh because of violence, persecution and killings. The recent…
Bangladesh likely to see fastest economic growth in Asia: ADB

Bangladesh likely to see fastest economic growth in Asia: ADB

Bangladesh's economy is likely to see the fastest growth in Asia and the Pacific, a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report said Wednesday.     The Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019 forecasts that Bangladesh GDP is expected to grow by 8% in  FY2019-2020 with robust private…
Erdogan’s party demands full recount after Istanbul defeat

Erdogan’s party demands full recount after Istanbul defeat

Turkish electoral authorities yesterday began recounting votes from Istanbul districts after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP challenged tallies showing an opposition candidate narrowly won a weekend local election. The AKP won most votes nationwide in Sunday’s municipal ballot,…
Film on Bangabandhu to be released by March 2021

Film on Bangabandhu to be released by March 2021

Noted Indian film director Shyam Benegal yesterday said that they have a plan of releasing a film on Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by March 17 in 2021. “Making of the biopic on Bangabandhu will complete before the end of the ‘Mujib Year 2020-21’,…
Abahani off to winning start

Abahani off to winning start

Abahani Limited began their AFC Cup qualifiers with a winning note defeating Manang Marsyangdi Club by 1-0 at ANFA Complex in Kathmandu yesterday. Afghanistan defender Masih Saighani headed home the match winner on half an hour mark of the game. Abahani Limited, who made a slow start took the match…
Power shortage hampers normal life in Rajbari

Power shortage hampers normal life in Rajbari

Persistent load shedding coupled with water crisis has made civic life in Rajbari municipality including adjacent rural areas miserable at the very beginning of summer season. On an average, people of Rajbari Sadar upazila along with neighboring five upazilas have been going through at least 12 hours…
Children in South Asia hardest hit by air pollution: Study

Children in South Asia hardest hit by air pollution: Study

Air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children born today by an average of 20 months and will have the greatest impact in south Asia, according to a study published yesterday. The State of Global Air report, published by the US-based Health Effects Institute and the University of British…
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