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Want dam, not relief goods

Want dam, not relief goods
The people of the Gabura area said they do not want relief from the government but want it to construct and repair dams in their area to save them from disasters like cyclones. The people of Gabura, who are facing an uphill struggle against nature as they live in the coastal areas of the country, made their demand when state minister for disaster management and relief, Dr Enamur Rahman, and deputy minister of the water resources ministry, AKM Enamul Hoque Shamim, and cabinet secretary M Shafiul Alam visited the area to see the actual situation after Bangladesh was hit by the super-cyclone Fani on Saturday. A group of journalists from both the print and electronic media also visited the area with the two ministers. Two MI-17 helicopters of the…

Fani damage ‘insignificant’

Fani damage ‘insignificant’

Cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, which lashed Bangladesh on Saturday, has damaged over 1.55 lakh acres of cropland and pulverised over 21,000 houses, according to data released by the National Disaster Response Coordination Center (NDRCC). The very severe cyclone entered Bangladesh through Khulna…
Bangladesh needs branding to help expand trade: Dutch envoy

Bangladesh needs branding to help expand trade: Dutch envoy

The ambassador of Netherlands, Harry Verweij, has said proper branding of the image of Bangladesh can help expand its trade and economic benefits. “I’d urge Bangladeshi people, media, BGMEA and government to brand Bangladesh with a positive image and a message. As foreigners, when we talk…
More awareness about lightning needed

More awareness about lightning needed

As the weather pattern becomes erratic, nature is lashing back at us in the forms of extreme rainfall, cold and heat-waves. These are the manifestations of climate change and while efforts are underway to mitigate the impact of these, there is no denying that certain natural phenomena need to be understood.…
Management in the dynamic 
world of digitisation

Management in the dynamic world of digitisation

Winston Churchill once said, “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Following WWII, the US was positioned for exponential growth in manufacturing as it shifted its war-time production capacity over to civilian products such as cars and appliances. After…
Govt plans to import more LNG to meet gas demand

Govt plans to import more LNG to meet gas demand

The government is planning to import more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the global market. During the recent state visit of Prime Minister Sheik Hasina in Brunai from April 21-23, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed for LNG supply from the country. The State Minister for Power, Energy…
Tension mounts as ‘six Gazans killed’ in Israeli counter attack

Tension mounts as ‘six Gazans killed’ in Israeli counter attack

Gaza militants fired new barrages of rockets at Israel yesterday in a deadly escalation that has seen Israel respond with waves of strikes as a fragile truce again faltered, sparking fears of further violence. Gazan authorities reported six Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes in the latest round…
Theatre Art Unit’s ‘Sutay Sutay Hanna and Shapla’ invited to Sweden

Theatre Art Unit’s ‘Sutay Sutay Hanna and Shapla’ invited to Sweden

Theatre Art Unit, one of the prominent theatre troupes in Bangladesh, is going to stage its play ‘Sutay Sutay Hanna and Shapla’ in Sweden. A 19-member team is scheduled to leave home for Sweden today at the invitation of a Swedish theatre troupe named Sandra Balls Opera. Theatre Art Unit…
Bangladesh ‘A’ team to
play two series in Aug

Bangladesh ‘A’ team to play two series in Aug

Afghanistan ‘A’ team will come to visit here in Bangladesh in coming August to play a series against its Bangladesh counterparts, the series that comprises of two four-day matches along with a three-match one day series. Bangladesh A’ team will therefore travel to Sri Lanka to play…
Indigo cultivation turning the wheels of fortune

Indigo cultivation turning the wheels of fortune

Compulsory plantation of Indigo, which had resulted in the Indigo Rebellion  in the Rangpur area, has started again. Depending on Indigo, dying factories are developing and Indigo products are being exported to earn foreign currency. Sources said the farmers of Rangpur and Nilphamari districts…
High Court likely to hear writ today

High Court likely to hear writ today

The High Court (HC) is likely to hear today a writ petition filed seeking compensation for 88 inheritors of some Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Air Force officials, who were convicted in various sentences by a military tribunal during the regime of former president Ziaur Rahman. The HC bench, comprising…
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