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37 dists go off power for five hours By Staff Correspondent | Last Updated: 3rd May, 2017, 00:00

Power supply in 37 districts of the country was suspended for nearly five hours on Tuesday due to the partial failure of the national gridline.   Two major power supply lines broke…

37 dists go off power for five hours

New VAT law to shoot up essential prices

Consumers will be affected by soaring prices of essentials due to the 15 percent uniform VAT on all products and services under the new value-added tax (VAT) law that will come into effect from July…


Irregularities found in court bldg construction

A serious flaw was found in construction of chief judicial magistrate’s court buildings in six major districts that were built by public works department under a large project.  …


Road crash increases by 11pc, death toll by 15.82pc in 4 months

The number of road accidents and casualties has increased in the first four months of 2017 in comparison with the same period of the previous year.   “At least 1,552 people,…

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BPC’s fuel sales soar by Tk 2,083cr in 6 months BPC’s fuel sales soar by 
Tk 2,083cr in 6 months

Sales of petroleum fuels by state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) shot up by Tk 2,083 crore in last six months thanks to the drives against fuel adulteration, officials said.  …

Metropolis
JP MP demands discussion in JS JP MP demands 
discussion in JS

An opposition lawmaker on Tuesday demanded a discussion in parliament over a power struggle between the two branches of the state — judiciary and executive.   Jatiya Party…

Sun Extra
BNMCOA gets new body BNMCOA
gets new
body

Rafiqul Islam and Shahadat Hossen have been elected president and general secretary of Bangladesh Newspaper-Media Computer Operator Association (BNMCOA) respectively.   Rafiqul Islam…

Editorial
Taka Nervous in Exchange Rate Taka Nervous in Exchange Rate

Of late, the economy observed a knee-jerk reaction in the currency market when Taka dropped abruptly in value on April 26, 2017 below the threshold level of pain. The term threshold level of…

Post-logue
Havoc in Haors Havoc in Haors

Over 90 lakh people have been affected and crops on some 219,840 hectares of land have been damaged by flash floods in six haor districts of Sylhet division. A joint secretary of the Disaster Management…

Asia
US anti-missile system operational in S Korea US anti-missile system operational in S Korea

SEOUL: The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is now operational in South Korea. The system can intercept North Korean missiles although full operational capability is…

World
I would be honored to meet Kim: Trump I would be honored to meet Kim: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Monday he would be “honored” to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un under the right conditions, in comments that contrasted with earlier threats…

Culturetainment
Satyajit Ray remembered on his 95th birth anniversary Satyajit Ray remembered on his 95th birth anniversary

Satyajit Ray, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, was remembered on his 95th birth anniversary on Tuesday.   To mark the day in a befitting manner,…

Winner
Tricky Taijul’s 6 wkts thrash Rupganj Tricky Taijul’s 6 wkts 
thrash Rupganj

League leaders Prime Bank Cricket Club tasted their first defeat in the 6th match of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League after conceding a huge seven-wicket defeat against last time runners-up…

My Districts
‘Students need commitment to achieve cherished goals’ ‘Students need commitment
to achieve cherished
goals’

KHULNA: Speakers here urged the students to be committed to achieve their cherished goal with a view to build themselves as a future leader and the country in the spirit of Liberation War, reports…

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Thai king takes control of five palace agencies Thai king takes control of five palace agencies

BANGKOK: Thailand’s new king was granted control on Tuesday over five state agencies that oversee royal affairs and security, the latest move by an increasingly assertive monarch to consolidate…

Business
ECNEC approves 5 projects involving Tk 10,551 crore ECNEC approves 5 projects 
involving Tk 10,551 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the amendment to the ASHRAYAN-2 project with an additional expenditure of Taka 3,671 crore for constructing houses…

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