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‘Foggy’ deal for fog lights

‘Foggy’ deal for fog lights
Some officials of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) have allegedly misappropriated over Tk 4 crore by installing 10 Chinese fog lights instead of US-made ones in ferries on the Shimulia-Mawa and Aricha-Daulatdia routes. Since their installation on June 5 this year, these lights could not be even made functional for smooth sailing of ferries during foggy weather, sources in the BIWTC said. According to sources, BIWTC installed six fog lights at Aricha on June 5 and four at Mawa on June 10. The total cost of the fog lights was Tk 4.5 crore, with each US-manufactured fog light priced at Tk 45 lakh. However, the fog lights stopped functioning almost as soon as they were installed, and several letters were sent to BIWTC headquarters…

Minister let down country at Paris climate meet, say activists

Minister let down country at Paris climate meet, say activists

Rights groups have demanded the resignation of the forest and environment minister, Anwar Hossain Manju, for his alleged failure to raise Bangladesh’s position at the recent Paris Climate Change Conference. They also alleged that the minister’s meekness at the summit was inimical to the…
‘Journo’ held with 40,000 yaba in Chittagong

‘Journo’ held with 40,000 yaba in Chittagong

Narcotics Control Department (NCD) of Chittagong yesterday arrested Cox’s Bazar district correspondent of a private television channel and his wife from Mariners Road in Firingi Bazar of Chittagong city along with 40,000 yaba tablets.  The arrestees were  Mohammad Selim, 32, Cox’s…
Trump’s scare tactics should be dismantled

Trump’s scare tactics should be dismantled

Domestic issues in the United States often make the pages of the world’s press, but that coverage is not always warranted. However, when a front-runner in the presidential race decides to use toxic rhetoric, it becomes wholly justified. The potential damage of such statements is not limited to…
Nearly 200 nations adopt climate agreement at COP21 talks in Paris

Nearly 200 nations adopt climate agreement at COP21 talks in Paris

Presenting the plan aimed at curbing global warming ahead of Saturday's vote, France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the delegations, "You go into this room to decide a historic agreement. The world holds its breath and it counts on you." The agreement, which was publicly released…
WHO calls for efforts to prevent newborn deaths

WHO calls for efforts to prevent newborn deaths

Nearly 7400 newborns die every day in the WHO South-East Asia Region causing untold misery to the mothers and families.  Two-thirds of these deaths can be prevented by adopting proven and cost-effective measures, World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday, reports BSS. “Scaling up interventions…
Mobile number portability 
to be launched by April

Mobile number portability to be launched by April

The government is set to introduce mobile number portability (MNP) system in April to enable cell phone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers even after changing from one mobile network operator to another, a senior official of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said…
Turkish troops withdrawn from Iraq’s Mosul

Turkish troops withdrawn from Iraq’s Mosul

AFP, ARBIL: Turkey withdrew troops Monday from a north Iraq camp, a lawmaker and witnesses said, after a deployment which Baghdad said went ahead without its permission and that sparked a diplomatic row. It was not immediately clear how many soldiers were removed from the camp, where Ankara sent troops…
Hillol, Richi in Chayanika Chy’s 299th tele-drama

Hillol, Richi in Chayanika Chy’s 299th tele-drama

Celebrated tele-drama director Chayanika Chowdhury, who is going to set a record in the history of tele-drama production in terms of quantity while making all quality tele-dramas, has completed the work of her 299th tele-drama titled ‘Bahire Bhitore’ recently. DhakaLive has news about Chayanika’s…
Comilla want to keep up momentum

Comilla want to keep up momentum

Comilla Victorians will go with positive verve to continue the upward spiral which took them to the final of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) despite tasting a crushing six-wicket defeat to Dhaka Dynamites in the tournament opener. While they have no star-studded side, the Victorians led by their inspirational…
Shivering cold, dense fog make life miserable

Shivering cold, dense fog make life miserable

Shivering cold and dense fog in Jehnidah and Panchgarh districts have paralysed the normal life and disrupted road communication over the past several days. Most of the people have kept indoors. Vehicles are plying on the road with head light on. In Panchagarh, a cold wave is sweeping across this northern…
Khaleda tribute to martyrs a mockery: PM

Khaleda tribute to martyrs a mockery: PM

Noting that Khaleda Zia’s tributes at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial is nothing but mockery, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday reasserted that the trial of war criminals will go on and there is no force in this world that can stop it, reports UNB. "If any Bangladeshi wants to stop…
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