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All preparations taken to tackle disaster: PM

All preparations taken to tackle disaster: PM
More areas went under floodwaters in north and north-eastern areas of the country yesterday and the central parts of the country could get affected any time. According to Flood Forecasting Warning Centre (FFWC), the Teesta, Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Dharla, Surma, Kushiyara, Manu, Khowai, Dhalai, Someswari, Kangsha, Halda, Sangu, Matamuhuri and the Ghago are flowing above their danger levels at 23 points in different parts of the country. The rivers will continue to rise till Thursday (July 18), and the flood situation may further deteriorate next week, sources said. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government has taken all sorts of preparation to tackle possible flood in the country.   "We've our preparations…

All preparations taken to tackle flood: PM

All preparations taken to tackle flood: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government has taken all sorts of preparation to tackle possible flood in the country.   "We've our preparations everywhere, we can face any kind of exigency, but we must remain alert so that flood can't harm people," she said. …
Mystery of Zia killing must be revealed, says minister

Mystery of Zia killing must be revealed, says minister

Information minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said the mystery behind the killing of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman should be revealed before the nation. Speaking at a discussion in the city, Hasan Mahmud, also the ruling Awami League publicity and publications affairs secretary, said it should be clear to everyone…
Dhaka’s canals and drains must be reclaimed

Dhaka’s canals and drains must be reclaimed

It is well known to all concerned that choked canals and drains are mostly responsible for Dhaka city’s massive water logging problem, yet the concerned authorities apparently are not bothered enough to recover the grabbed canals and drains. A city of about 18 million people does not deserve this…
Will BJP walk the talk?

Will BJP walk the talk?

Four guns,  three in two hands and one in the mouth and a dance to a Bollywood number plus use of vulgar language while gulping down whiskey: a semi clad BJP MLA reportedly celebrating his home-coming after a leg-surgery. Could be that he wanted to test the strength of his post-operative leg or…
Local smartphones get a boost

Local smartphones get a boost

Despite growing domestic demands, assembled and manufactured smartphones are expected to become cheaper this year, thanks to increasing investments by local and foreign companies to set up plants to manufacture smartphone in the country and a duty structure designed by the government to discourage imports.…
26 killed in attack on Somali hotel

26 killed in attack on Somali hotel

At least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said yesterday. A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the Medina hotel…
Dr Sobahan’s miniature art show underway at AFD

Dr Sobahan’s miniature art show underway at AFD

A two-week solo miniature art exhibition titled ‘Life and the Narrative of Time-1’ by artist Professor Dr Hira Sobahan is underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on the gallery…
Contrasting captaincy styles  set up intriguing finale

Contrasting captaincy styles set up intriguing finale

Mark Wood had just fired in a quick bouncer that hit Hashmatullah Shahidi bang on the head. Shahidi went down in pain, and got back up quickly because he didn't want his mother to worry. Everyone at the Old Trafford in Manchester was very much concerned though. Shahidi got medical attention, and…
Groundwater level falls in Keraniganj

Groundwater level falls in Keraniganj

It is not about a single tube well that would go out of order and could be fixed soon. Imagine a village dependent on groundwater, where one day residents wake up to find not 1, 10, or 20 but rather 2,000 tube wells together have been rendered useless to the task of lifting water. The situation can…
73pc train accidents due to derailment

73pc train accidents due to derailment

Most of the train accidents take place due to derailment, causing huge loss of lives and properties, according to Bangladesh Railway sources. Record shows that 868 train accidents have occured in the last five and half a years, and 639 of them due to derailment, which is 73.62 per cent of the total…
Ambassador’s Message

Ambassador’s Message

Celebration of the French National Day 230 years ago, the people of Paris stormed the fortress named La Bastille, used as a prison since the 15th century, hoping to seize arms and ammunitions inside, as well as to free innocent men and women imprisoned without trial by the King Louis XVI. In that time,…
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