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Slow progress worries govt

Slow progress worries govt
The government is worried as it is unlikely to complete any of the fast-track projects during its current term, which expires in January 2019, because of their sluggish progress in the last financial year, say sources. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has recently asked the finance ministry to hold a meeting with the ministries concerned to step up the implementation work. Sources said the PMO has expressed dissatisfaction over the tardy progress of the fast-track projects. Most of the 10 top-priority fast-track projects, involving a total cost of around USD 40 billion, are progressing, although they are a few years behind schedule, according to the fast-track monitoring committee of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The projects…

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Call for int’l aid gets louder
Call for int’l aid gets louder
The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) has made an urgent appeal for fund for critical operations…

Khaleda busy in UK working out 
roadmap for polls, movement

Khaleda busy in UK working out roadmap for polls, movement

Apart from receiving medical treatment in London, BNP chairperson was learned to have been busy together with her eldest son Tarique Rahman preparing her party's 'roadmap' for both the general election and a street movement aiming to win the 11th parliamentary polls, reports UNB in Dhaka.…
Land management automation project eyes to reduce hassles

Land management automation project eyes to reduce hassles

The government has taken a project for the automation of the country’s land management system, aiming to reduce hassles and complexities in land registration, transfer and land-related cases, reports UNB. The project titled, ‘Land Management Automation’ and taken by the Land Ministry,…
Rohingya influx

Rohingya influx

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are now in desperate need for all kinds of support including the financial one for their survival. Quoting the United Nations, a report of this newspaper yesterday mentioned that 40 per cent of the entire Rohingya population of Myanmar is now living in Bangladesh, an…
A dirty first?

A dirty first?

It was in March this year that an MP from Shiv Sena hit an Air India employee with a slipper. He was agitated  over a seating issue. Worse still instead of expressing regret the  MP, Ravindra Gaikwad, admitted to the assault in clear terms: “Maine sandal se pachhees maara (I hit him…
Preparations on to celebrate Durga Puja across country

Preparations on to celebrate Durga Puja across country

Preparations for celebration of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, are progressing fast throughout the country, reports UNB. The festival will begin on September 26 and conclude on September 30 through the immersion of idols in rivers. In Bagerhat, about 606 puja mandaps…
Software industry ready to soar

Software industry ready to soar

Tax benefits, government policy, and infrastructure make the software industry of Bangladesh a promising export sector. Currently, Bangladesh exports software to 30 countries, earning around $191 million in the 2016-17. A joint research done by the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) and the Japan…
North Korea seeks military ‘equilibrium’ with US

North Korea seeks military ‘equilibrium’ with US

SEOUL: North Korea said Saturday it was seeking military "equilibrium" with the United States as leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to complete Pyongyang's nuclear programme, reports AFP. North Korea successfully fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, responding…
Group painting exhibition ‘Diversity of the Nature’ begins at AFD

Group painting exhibition ‘Diversity of the Nature’ begins at AFD

A group painting exhibition titled ‘Diversity of the Nature’, by the students of Painting for Children, has begun at Galerie Zoom of Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi in the capital. Eminent artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury inaugurated the two-week group painting exhibition as chief…
Rajshahi rope in most-adorned player Mustafiz

Rajshahi rope in most-adorned player Mustafiz

Rajshahi Kings was the most fortunate franchisee in the BPL T20 Draft-2017 as they got the highly-discussed and most-adorned player from the four-hour-long player draft programme yesterday. This time the BPL players’ draft turned into a lackluster affair following the sign-up of the overseas players…
Primary students attend classes 
in the open

Primary students attend classes in the open

The students of Dakhin Bashbaria Government Primary School are attending classes in the open every day because the school building is in a decrepit state. The school in No. 6 Bashbaria union parishad of Dashmina upazila in Patuakhali district was established in 1993. A tin-shed building was constructed…
4 dredgers pledged by Kuwait 
emir not delivered in 7 years

4 dredgers pledged by Kuwait emir not delivered in 7 years

A commitment made by the Emir of Kuwait seven years ago, to give four dredgers as a gift to Bangladesh, has not been carried out yet. Allegations have been levelled that that this has happened as there has been no proper communication from the water resources ministry, with the Kuwaiti government also…
The Fijian villages that require approval to enter

The Fijian villages that require approval to enter

As sailors planning to spend a couple of months exploring Fiji’s outer islands, my family of three needed to be well-prepared. We had fishing gear, staple foods and a first aid kit with remedies for everything from sunburn to jellyfish stings. We also had a few sarong-type wraps called sulas and…
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