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Only 10pc work done in 6 years

Only 10pc work done in 6 years
One of the Prime Minister’s priority projects—Establishment of Global Maritime Distress and Safety System and Integrated Maritime Navigation System (EGIMNS)—is yet to be implemented, though its work began in 2014. This delay has left officials of the shipping ministry wondering that how long it should take to implement a priority project. The Department of Shipping, which had started the project, did almost nothing to progress the project work till 2016, the deadline of the two-year project. This has been revealed during the project evaluation by the ministry concerned.   The government for the first time had extended the implementation time for three years till June 30, 2019. Now, the project director (PD) said they…

Unconsumed solar power sale to national grid growing fast

Unconsumed solar power sale to national grid growing fast

The sale of solar power from consumers' end to the national grid under the Net Metering System (NMS) is growing fast as its volume has already reached 8.213 MW across the country. According to official statistics, now all the six government distribution utilities are purchasing solar power from…
DU loses its beauty fast with fading greenery

DU loses its beauty fast with fading greenery

Once admired for its green ambience and cool atmosphere, Dhaka University is now losing its beauty fast with the fading greenery and untidy environment like other parts of the capital. Students of the university, once thriving on its reputation for providing quality education, face myriads of problems…
Carbon reserve of the Sundarbans

Carbon reserve of the Sundarbans

It is a good piece of news. There is a reserve of 5.6 crore tonnes of carbon in the Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans and Tk 18,816 crore can be earned by selling this reserve of carbon without causing any harm to the world’s largest mangrove forest. Bangladesh’s Forest Department that conducted…
Modi adopting a more exclusive approach

Modi adopting a more exclusive approach

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounded the peace bugle in less than 48 hours of his momentous victory, it was seen as a move to build bridges. More importantly it was a signal to the minorities that under Modi’s second term as Prime Minister the effort will be to have  inclusive government…
Dry fish gains popularity abroad

Dry fish gains popularity abroad

Dry fish is one of the main delicacies of the Chittagong region. Traditional dry fish preparations are quite popular across the country. Bangladeshi dry fish is now being exported to the UK, the US, and the Middle East. The Department of Fisheries says it has adopted new and hygienic methods of drying…
Sudan protest leaders arrested after crackdown

Sudan protest leaders arrested after crackdown

Security forces have arrested two prominent rebels and an opposition leader, aides said yesterday, just days after a bloody crackdown stifled hopes for Sudan’s swift democratic transition. The men were arrested after they held meetings on Friday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was…
Lavlu-starrer ‘Darshonik Abu Hossain’ to be aired tonight

Lavlu-starrer ‘Darshonik Abu Hossain’ to be aired tonight

Actor-director Salauddin Lavlu, who has limited himself only to acting and appeared in only a couple of Eid tele-dramas over the last few years, will be seen in an Eid tele-drama titled ‘Darshonik Abu Hossain’. The drama will be aired tonight at 11:45pm on private TV channel Banglavision.…
India, Aussies face each other in standout clash today

India, Aussies face each other in standout clash today

India and Australia will face each other on Sunday in the standout clash of World Cup 2019 so far. The two-time champions, being led by Virat Kohli for the first time in a 50-over World Cup, will be desperate to lay down a marker against the five-time world champions. The two teams have had quite the…
Once mighty Titas reduced to a trickle in Brahmanbaria

Once mighty Titas reduced to a trickle in Brahmanbaria

The literary sketch of Titas River in Adwaita Mallabarman’s ‘Titas Ekti Nadir Naam’ or ‘a river called Titas’ - later made into a film of the same name by Ritwik Ghatak - has undergone a sea-change in reality over the years and turned into a narrow canal due to navigability…
Dhaka dwellers enjoy uninterrupted utility services during Eid holidays

Dhaka dwellers enjoy uninterrupted utility services during Eid holidays

For the last four days, the residents of Dhaka have experienced virtually no power cuts, water shortages, low gas pressure or traffic tailback—the things that are a daily affair for the 360-sq-km city with a population of 17 million. With an estimated eight million residents away in the countryside…
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