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‘Low-grade’ petrol a major concern

‘Low-grade’ petrol a major concern
Substandard and adulterated petrol continue to be sold at filling stations across the country, causing a double menace of damage to automobile engines and environmental pollution from excessive carbon emissions. As per the Bangladesh Standards & Testing Institution (BSTI) standard, the minimum octane number for fuel oil sold as petrol is 87. But fuels supplied across the county from distributors fall well below this octane standard, with tests revealing octane numbers of 80 and below. As a result, vehicle owners are forced to buy substandard petrol from filling stations across the country. To address the matter, the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has recently suggested that the refineries use boosters to increase the octane number…

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Candidates pass busy hours
All mayoral and councillor candidates nominated by ruling Awami League and opposition BNP, along with their supporters, have been passing busy hours for carrying out hectic campaigns with merely five days remaining for electioneering. Candidates of both the parties are making door-to-door visits and…

PM to launch train on Dhaka to Jamalpur route today

PM to launch train on Dhaka to Jamalpur route today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate a new intercity train – Jamalpur Express – on the Dhaka-Jamalpur-Dhaka route today. “The premier will inaugurate the train service through a videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban here,” said a press release.…
New evening courses being opened at RU ignoring UGC directive

New evening courses being opened at RU ignoring UGC directive

The authorities of Rajshahi University (RU) have opened evening courses at several departments and institutions, ignoring a recently issued directive of the University Grant Commission (UGC) and criticism by President Abdul Hamid. Some of the departments are opening evening courses for the first time…
HC guidelines for organ donation welcome

HC guidelines for organ donation welcome

In a welcome move, the High Court (HC) offers guidelines for donating kidney to known persons on emotional grounds following the example of India. The HC also barred wholesale voluntary donation practiced in some countries of the West including the United Kingdom, United States of America and France…
Beating retreat and ‘Abide With Me’

Beating retreat and ‘Abide With Me’

It is all about a hymn and that too a Christian one. The Government of India, as reports go, is unable to make up its mind on whether to go ahead with it or axe it. After indicating that the hymn Abide With Me will not feature in this year’s Beating Retreat, there is a flip flop over it with Vande…
Textile needs to grow footprint in global markets

Textile needs to grow footprint in global markets

The primary textile sector has witnessed a good expansion with some Tk. 2,500 crore worth of investment in 2019, mainly to install imported machines and set up new factories. Market insiders say local spinners can currently supply nearly 90 per cent of raw materials for the knitwear sector and 40 per…
Powerful quake kills 21 in Turkey

Powerful quake kills 21 in Turkey

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 21 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors yesterday. The Turkish government's disaster and emergency management agency (AFAD) said in a series of tweets early…
‘13th Int’l Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh’ kicks off

‘13th Int’l Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh’ kicks off

The 13th edition of the ‘International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh’ began on Friday at Shawkat Osman Auditorium of the Public Library with the slogan ‘Future in Frames’. On the opening day, Sudipta Saha-directed ‘Khoka Jokhon Chhoto Chhilen’ was screened…
Palestine dump Burundi to retain title

Palestine dump Burundi to retain title

Palestine retained the title of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament in style when they brought down high-flying Burundi to earth with a 3-1 win in the final at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital yesterday. The battle of Asian and African sides in the final turned exciting…
Faridpur farmers losing interest in Boro crops

Faridpur farmers losing interest in Boro crops

A high production cost and low prices of the products have led to a decline in boro cultivation in Faridpur over the years as frustrated farmers go for cash crops. Data from the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) show that the target of boro cultivation in 2010-11 was 39,417 hectres, which has…
Reclaimed riverbanks to house parks, walkways

Reclaimed riverbanks to house parks, walkways

The government has decided to develop the recently-reclaimed riverbanks around Dhaka city by planting trees under a social forestry scheme. Besides, the drive to remove more illegal occupations alongside the five riverbanks around the capital city is underway. While talking to The Independent, Shipping…
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