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Titas dogged by graft

Titas dogged by graft
The country suffers massive loses as about Tk 480 crore is being drained out annually, thanks to corrupt employees of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co. Ltd who provides illegal gas connections in exchange for money. By dint of this practice along with other illegal means, a corrupt Titas staff usually gets an average of Tk 45,000 in bribe. These corrupt employees even accept bribe and rig the system to make sure that household connections have low gas pressure and the high pressure is channeled out to industrial connections. The graft scenario was revealed by a recent probe anti-graft watchdog Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) conducted on state-owned Titas and its employees. Upon completion of the investigation, the ACC yesterday…

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Pricey water boiling
Pricey water boiling
Gas worth Tk 332 crore is spent per year by users to make the “undrinkable” water supplied…

Order on demolishing BGMEA bldg April 25

Order on demolishing BGMEA bldg April 25

The order to demolish the building of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) will be issued on April 25, said Housing and Public Works Minister, SM Rezaul Karim, yesterday (Wednesday). The minister made the comments while talking to the media. “The building will…
Changes in rainfall patterns affecting people’s livelihood, say experts

Changes in rainfall patterns affecting people’s livelihood, say experts

Experts here yesterday observed that the rainfall patterns are changing in Bangladesh due to climate change which affecting the country’s agriculture as well livelihood of people.  “The rainfall patterns are changing in the country gradually. We’ve already experienced a huge amount…
Significance of Mujibnagar Day

Significance of Mujibnagar Day

On April 17, 1971, the first government of Bangladesh took oath in Baidhyanathtala in Meherpur, giving official format to an administration, harbouring the desire of independence among millions of Bangladeshis. The day carries special relevance because though Bangladesh was not officially born in April…
Rural-urban migration needs information support for female migrants

Rural-urban migration needs information support for female migrants

Approximately 34 percent of Bangladesh’s current population lives in urban areas. Of this urban population, more than half lives in the four largest cities: Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna and Rajshahi. Cites that holding the prospects for better income opportunities than most parts of Bangladesh, rapid…
Massive investment in RMG 
accessories boosts exports

Massive investment in RMG accessories boosts exports

Bangladeshi garments accessories and packaging makers have made a massive new investment year-on-year of around Tk. 1,000 crore to push up export earnings and meet the demand of the apparel sector.  Accessibility of the workforce at reasonable wages, duty-free market access in major export destinations,…
Joko Widodo leads presidential race

Joko Widodo leads presidential race

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy with pollsters giving him a wide lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, a firebrand ex-general, hours after voting closed Wednesday across the 17,000-island archipelago. While official results…
LRB will continue as LRB

LRB will continue as LRB

Fans as well as the country’s music world witnessed several dramatic incidents recently involving LRB, the popular band of the country. The band is almost synonymous with late legendary musician, Ayub Bachchu, fondly called AB, who passed away last October. The first incident that stirred the…
Abahani thump MSC to close
in gap on leaders Legends

Abahani thump MSC to close in gap on leaders Legends

Mosaddek Hossain Saikat’s all-around show guided Abahani Limited to a 45-run win over its traditional rival Mohammedan Sporting Club in the high-scoring thriller of the Super Six of the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) in Savar yesterday.   By winning the second consecutive match in Super League,…
Solar irrigation infuses new dimension

Solar irrigation infuses new dimension

Solar pump irrigation has brought a new dimension in agriculture in the drought-prone Barind tract benefiting its people in many ways. “Solar power irrigation is not only contributing to lessening pressure on fossil fuel driven power supply but also reducing the gradually mounting pressure on…
Salman urges OIC states to step up investment

Salman urges OIC states to step up investment

The Prime Minister’s adviser on private industries and investment, Salman F Rahman, urged all member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to increase investment in Bangladesh. He said the investment environment in Bangladesh was much better than many other countries. Rahman…
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