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2 lakh illegal vessels operate in country

2 lakh illegal vessels operate in country
The Department of Shipping (DoS) has failed several times to register vessels plying illegally in the country due to the interference of local politicians. According to DoS sources, there are around two lakh engine-driven boats, sand carriers, speedboats, bulkheads, trawlers and fishing boats without any registration in the country. It is mandatory to register a vessel if the engine is over 16 horse powers. However, hundreds of owners across the country are illegally plying their vessels whose engines were between 20 to 60 horse powers, the sources said. Besides, the owners don’t find interest to register their vessels due to complications of value added tax (VAT) and other taxes, a DoS source said, adding that if the system could be…

Three held with 2.5kg  gold at Dhaka airport

Three held with 2.5kg gold at Dhaka airport

Dhaka Customs officials yesterday detained three individuals with 2.56kg gold worth around Tk 1.33 crore and 10 foreign mobile phones from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka. The detainees were Aflatun Akhter Mukti, Kanika Hossain Jhunu, and Saiful Islam. A Dhaka Customs House team…
Egg-carrying mother hilsas flood Barishal fish market

Egg-carrying mother hilsas flood Barishal fish market

The Barishal fish market is flooded with mother hilsas even after a 22-day fishing restriction during October 9–30 this year. A visit to the Barishal kitchen markets revealed that most of the hilsas on sale bore eggs. Around 10,000 mounds of hilsa have reached the Barishal hilsa and kitchen markets.…
Stigma surrounding mental illness

Stigma surrounding mental illness

It is worrying to note that as many as 17 per cent of adults in the country have been suffering from various mental health problems and of them 92 per cent do not take any treatment. This provides an alarming picture showing that the stigma surrounding mental health in this country is as strong as ever.…
Old age homes: Remove the stigma

Old age homes: Remove the stigma

Shamsun Nahar is 82 years old. After working as a head librarian at Dhaka College for 30 years she retired. Her husband passed away four decades ago and now all five of her children live far from her. While she is welcomed to stay in any one of her children's place, she stays at her own house. She…
Revised Digital Commerce Policy yet to get Cabinet approval

Revised Digital Commerce Policy yet to get Cabinet approval

The Digital Commerce Policy, which has revised to attract foreign investment, is yet to get the approval of the Cabinet Division. In the last week of July, the reviewed policy was forwarded to the Cabinet for approval. The government brought changes in the policy by publishing a gazette notification…
Iran quake kills 5, injures 300

Iran quake kills 5, injures 300

An earthquake rocked northwestern Iran before dawn yesterday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 300 in crumbling and collapsed buildings. The 5.9-magnitude quake struck at 1:17 am (2247 GMT Thursday) about 120 kilometres (75 miles) southeast of the city of Tabriz, in East Azerbaijan…
Two popular plays 
on Shilpakala stage today

Two popular plays on Shilpakala stage today

‘Hamlet’ and ‘Sonai Madhab’, two of the most popular plays in the country’s theatre arena, will be staged today at two separate venues of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. BSA will bring ‘Hamlet’ on the stage at the National…
BCB focuses on youngsters

BCB focuses on youngsters

The way the Bangladesh youngsters carry them and showed a disciplined performance came as a pleasing surprise to many. Even though the series against India just began, the Bangladeshi youngsters demonstrated their talent and skill, required to go long way as far as the international cricket is concerned.…
Black Bengal goats hit big in Chuadanga

Black Bengal goats hit big in Chuadanga

The rearing of Black Bengal goats has increased as it helps reduce poverty. About 545,768  Black Bengal goats are in  Chuadanga at present. Of the total, 545,105 goats are being reared in private farms  and by families, while 663 are being reared in the Chuadanga Government Goat Farm.…

ACC turns down 93pc complaints sans probe

Ignorance and lack of awareness about the Anti-Corruption Commission Act are the main reasons for the accumulation of a huge number of complaints before the Commission, submitted by people seeking speedy action against corruption. Though the anti-graft body receives a large number of complaints every…
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