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Petrobangla to seek Tk 10,380cr subsidy

Petrobangla to seek
Tk 10,380cr subsidy
Liquefied natural gas (LNG), which was thought to be the lifeline against the impending gas crisis of the country, is turning out as a double-edged sword for the national exchequer. To offset the large import bill of LNG, Petrobangla is planning to ask for Tk. 10,380 crore as subsidy from the government to be able to continue the import of LNG. “We have calculated the subsidy for FY2019–2020 for the import of LNG,” said a senior official of Petrobangla.   From July 1, the government raised the price of domestic natural gas by a weighted average of 32.8 per cent—the largest hike in the country’s history—at the risk of affecting both household and industry sectors. The decision was taken by the highest…

Erosion by Shibsa River threatens western part of Sundarbans

Erosion by Shibsa River threatens western part of Sundarbans

Various species of trees, including the iconic Sundari after which Sundarbans is thought to have been named, in the western part of the mangrove forest face threats of being devoured by the Shibsha River. Riverbank erosion has taken a serious turn in the area, threatening a 15 to 20-kilometre stretch.…
2 lakh families get benefit from govt project

2 lakh families get benefit from govt project

Around two lakh vulnerable households in seven disaster-prone districts are getting benefits from a government project, which helps them enhance their resilience capacity to climate change. The Local Government Division is implementing the Local Government Initiatives on Climate change (LoGIC) involving…
Handicraft industry has bright future

Handicraft industry has bright future

Bangladesh has a rich heritage in the handicraft sector and the demand for handicraft goods is not limited to Bangladesh. As a matter of fact, there has been an annual growth in handicraft exports thanks to low production costs, cash incentives, access to loans with single-digit interest rates, availability…
The diabetes TRACK and the track records

The diabetes TRACK and the track records

Diabetes is one of the four major types of noncommunicable diseases that make the largest contribution to morbidity and mortality worldwide. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated that, worldwide, approximately 425 million people had diabetes in 2017, projected to be 629 million by 2045.…
New horizon in Bangladesh tourism industry

New horizon in Bangladesh tourism industry

Halal travel can unveil a new horizon of Bangladesh tourism industry. In recent years, halal travel has become an inevitable sector of world tourism. This sort of tourism is especially catered for Muslim requirements and it is undergoing a boom in world tourism. Worth $177bn in 2017, the market is expected…
Turkey begins joint patrols with Russia in N Syria

Turkey begins joint patrols with Russia in N Syria

Turkey started joint patrols with Russia in northern Syria yesterday to verify whether Kurdish forces have withdrawn from a key border zone in compliance with a deal reached between the two governments. The patrols, which began just before noon (1000 GMT), follow an agreement they signed in the Black…
‘Bhager Manush’ 
on Shilpakala stage today

‘Bhager Manush’ on Shilpakala stage today

Somoy Natyadal will stage the 183th show of its 26th production ‘Bhager Manush’ today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Adapted by noted playwright Mannan Heera from the popular Urdu short story ‘Toba Tek Singh’…
Vaughan faces Bangladesh fans’ wrath

Vaughan faces Bangladesh fans’ wrath

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has perhaps become the public enemy number one in Bangladesh. The outspoken ex-cricketer invited the wrath of the Bangladeshi fans with his comments for Shakib Al Hasan. As soon as the ICC banned the star allrounder, Michael Vaughan lashed out at Shakib Al Hasan…
DAE eyes massive onion output in Rangpur

DAE eyes massive onion output in Rangpur

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has fixed an all-time record target of producing over 1.70-lakh tonnes of onion from 6,550 hectares of land for Rangpur agriculture region during this Rabi season. The DAE officials said a target of producing 75,548 tonnes of onion was fixed from 6,868 hectares…
Country’s first aviation varsity to open in Lalmonirhat

Country’s first aviation varsity to open in Lalmonirhat

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University (BSMRAAU), the first of its kind in the country, is going to start its journey from the Lalmonirhat aerodrome. Sources concerned say that the varsity's first session will begin in ensuing January. For students’ admission in…
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