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Underground metro work to start soon

Underground metro work to start soon
The process of designing of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line-1, the country’s first underground subway network, is near-complete and the construction work is likely to begin very soon, sources close to the project said. To ease traffic gridlock of Dhaka, the government took up a plan to build a total of five metro lines—one elevated, one underground and three underground-cum-elevated—in the capital and its adjacent areas by 2030. Of those five metro lines, the MRT Line-1 starts from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and goes to Kamalapur railway station, with an extension from the Khilkhet point to Purbachal Kanchan Bridge, according to the government-owned entity Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL). Talking to…

Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN to help Malaysia-bound Rohingyas

Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN to help Malaysia-bound Rohingyas

Malaysia's prime minister yesterday vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders to "stop the oppression" of the stateless minority group expelled from Myanmar. Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader…
Thousands join yoga event in capital

Thousands join yoga event in capital

Around 7,000 people from all walks of life, including ministers and the Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh, participated in the Fifth International Day of Yoga (IDY) in the capital for good health and peace of mind yesterday (Friday). The International Day of Yoga—its theme being "Climate…
Plant more trees

Plant more trees

The Prime Minister has urged all to plant and nurture saplings in their respective workplaces and houses with a view to protecting the environment. She has asked all who are in schools, colleges, offices and courts to plant some saplings in their respective workplaces and houses. This we believe is…
Climate change is a youth issue

Climate change is a youth issue

No challenge poses a more significant threat to future generations than climate change. All-encompassing efforts to tackle climate change are, therefore, more urgent than ever; as the UN Climate Change Executive Secretary recently remarked, “the world is still running behind climate change.”…
Loss by SoEs keeps widening

Loss by SoEs keeps widening

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) incurred the highest loss of Tk 10,271.58 crore among 49 state-owned enterprises (SoEs) in the outgoing 2018-19 fiscal year (till April 30), according to the Bangladesh Economic Survey (BES) 2019. Thirteen other SoEs suffered a loss of Tk 13,068.62 crore…
Thousands converge on HK police HQ in anti-govt demo

Thousands converge on HK police HQ in anti-govt demo

Thousands of protesters converged on Hong Kong’s police headquarters yesterday, demanding the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader and the release of demonstrators arrested during the territory’s worst political crisis in decades. The latest protest comes after the government…
Weeklong Bangladesh Int’l Theatre Fest underway

Weeklong Bangladesh Int’l Theatre Fest underway

Weeklong theatre festival titled ‘Bangladesh International Theatre Festival’ is underway on the premises of Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The inaugural ceremony of the weeklong festival was held at the National Theatre Hall of BSA on Thursday. Presided…
Tamim disappointed at his batting form in WC

Tamim disappointed at his batting form in WC

Opener Tamim Iqbal’s form has been a worrying factor in Bangladesh’s tent after he loosely threw away his good start in the first three matches of this World Cup. As Shakib Al Hasan has been in form of his life while Mushfiqur Rahim is in good touch, Tamim’s form didn’t adversely…
Saline water leaves croplands out of production in Satkhira

Saline water leaves croplands out of production in Satkhira

Farmers in Sadar uapzila of the district had harvested paddy from wetlands in a festive mood even last year, but this year they are struggling to remove saline water from their paddy fields, let alone harvesting crops. A fear has gripped the farmers of 37 villages as shrimp farm owners filled nine waterbodies…
Blood test before marriage key to avoiding thalassaemia

Blood test before marriage key to avoiding thalassaemia

Creating social awareness about thalassaemia, an inherited blood disorder characterised by abnormal hemoglobin production, is a must as there is easy and permanent treatment as well as preventive vaccination for the disease, say health experts. They suggest that it is important to perform a blood test…
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