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Power prices go up again

Power prices go up again
Electricity is set to become costlier as retail power prices have been hiked once again, the ninth time during the Awami League (AL) administration's three terms since 2009. The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) yesterday raised the power tariff by 5.3 per cent at retail and 8.4 per cent at wholesale levels. BERC Chairman Md Abdul Jalil announced the new price of electricity at a packed press conference at the commission headquarters in Dhaka. The new price will be effective from March this year. The last power price revision happened in November 2017, when it was hiked by 5.3 per cent. As per the decision of the BERC, the electricity price at the retail level has been increased from Tk 6.77 to Tk 7.13 per unit, and at the…

5 stabbed as students of Dhaka College, City College clash

5 stabbed as students of Dhaka College, City College clash

At least five students have been injured in a clash between two groups of Dhaka College and City College. The clash took place in the capital’s Science Laboratory area around 11 am yesterday. The injured, all students of Dhaka College, have been identified as Tanvir, Nihal, Rahat, Soyad, and Safian.…
Construction of two RU halls still in limbo

Construction of two RU halls still in limbo

Construction works for two residential buildings on the Rajshahi University (RU) premises are yet to start, even after more than a year and a half after the inauguration of the project. The delay in construction is making students suffer due to a seat crisis, especially as a good number of residential…
Tolerance and compassion urgent in India

Tolerance and compassion urgent in India

It’s profoundly disheartening to see the largest democracy in the world roiled by mindless sectarian violence, especially at a time when the US president visited the country. The capital has been a flashpoint for the last few days and the outrage has reportedly been triggered by the desecration…
Sex workers also deserve dignity in death

Sex workers also deserve dignity in death

In two momentous events, a couple of sex workers in Daulatdia, the largest brothel of the country were recently given proper burials with janaza prayers offered by local priests. The credit goes to the local police officer, who influenced the imams to offer funeral prayers, and other sex workers who…
BTRC clears the way for tower sharing cos to start operation

BTRC clears the way for tower sharing cos to start operation

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has finalised a service-level agreement (SLA) that will enable companies awarded tower-sharing licences to begin operations. Brig Gen Md Shahidul Alam, director general (spectrum management) of BTRC, said, “The problem regarding the…
Syria rebels re-enter key Idlib crossroads town

Syria rebels re-enter key Idlib crossroads town

Syrian rebels reentered the key northwestern crossroads town of Saraqeb lost to government forces earlier this month but fierce fighting raged on in its outskirts yesterday, an AFP correspondent reported. The counterattack by jihadist fighters and their rebel allies cuts the main Damascus-Aleppo highway,…
Four-day art event underway

Four-day art event underway

‘International Art Festival 2020, Nilphamari’, the third edition of four-day art event, is underway in Nilphamari from February 26 to 29. The formal inauguration of the event was held yesterday at the festival venue, Nilsagar--a place famous for a large water body at Dhobadanga village in…
Afif, Naim up for new challenge

Afif, Naim up for new challenge

After having earned maiden call-ups to the national side, Afif Hossain and Mohammad Naim Sheikh said they would give their best shot at every opportunity afforded to them in the ODI series against Zimbabwe. Afif and Naim are two uncapped players in the 15-man ODI side named by the Bangladesh Cricket…
New variety of mustard oil on high demand

New variety of mustard oil on high demand

Mustard growers in Bhola district are expecting good yields this season due to favourable weather conditions and new varieties of high-yielding mustard oil seeds being prepared at Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institut e (BARI). Sources in the Bhola district office of the Department of Agricultural…
Rice prices again on the rise

Rice prices again on the rise

People are having to spend an additional Tk. 100-250 per 50-kg sack of rice as the prices of the essential foodgrain have risen for the third time in two months in the kitchen markets of the country. This is causing stress on the middle-class and low-income people Minikate rice is being sold at Tk.…
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