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UNESCO lifts objection to Rampal power project By Staff Correspondent | Last Updated: 7th July, 2017, 00:00

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has withdrawn its objection to construction of the proposed Rampal coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans.   It has also spared the Sundarbans,…

UNESCO lifts objection to Rampal power project

Water bodies in city turn breeding grounds for mosquitoes

Almost all the drains, dustbins and water bodies, including Gulshan Lake in the capital, have turned into breeding grounds for Aedes mosquito responsible for chikungunya and dengue diseases.  …


Implement dev projects speedily

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the civil servants to go for implementing the budget and development projects without any delay to yield better outcomes and move the country forward…


Power sector to get Tk 5,500cr

The government will utilise an idle fund of Tk 5,500 crore from Bangladesh Bank’s Islamic Development Fund (IDF) to invest in the power sector.   State Minister for Power,…

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Rice price falls on import duty cut Rice price falls on import duty cut

Prices of all varities of rice came down by Tk 2-4 a kg in retail markets soon after the government cut the duty on rice import by 18 percent.   The government on June 20 decided…

Metropolis
PM for continuation of democratic trend for prosperity PM for continuation 
of democratic trend 
for prosperity

Underscoring the need for the continuity of the healthy democratic trend, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the country will move towards further prosperity through such practice, reports…

Sun Extra
UN ICT programme for women launched in Bangladesh UN ICT programme for women launched in Bangladesh

The Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI), a specialized programme to empower women through technology, was launched in the country.   United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre…

Editorial
Women’s Involvement with Terrorism in Bangladesh Women’s Involvement with Terrorism in Bangladesh

The irreparable trauma of the terrorist attack on the “Holey Artisan Bakery” on 1st July 2016 grew deeper when we experienced quite a few similar attacks following such incident. Several…

Our faith
Proper time to make up missed (Qada) fasts Proper time to make up missed (Qada) fasts

Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the main pillars of Islam, and it is not permissible for the Muslims to avoid fast, except with an excuse. Allah (SWT) says, “The month of Ramadan…whoever…

World
We’ll use military forces if we must: US We’ll use military forces if we must: US

The US has said it will use its “considerable military forces” on North Korea “if we must”, following Tuesday’s long-range missile test, reports BBC.  …

Culturetainment
Eid plays mesmerise televiewers Eid plays mesmerise televiewers

With their quality contents and unique presentation, the Eid plays on small screen seem to have aroused great passion among the televiewers of the country after a long time.   Hundreds…

Winner
Shanto, Saifuddin guide Tigers to victory Shanto, Saifuddin guide Tigers to victory

A magnificent hundred by Nazmul Hossain Shanto and four for 36 by pacer Mohammad Saifuddin guided Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) High Performance Team to 70-run victory over Northern Territory Invitational…

My Districts
‘51pc schoolgirls in Rangpur use sanitary pads’ ‘51pc schoolgirls in Rangpur use sanitary pads’

RANGPUR: Fifty-one percent of schoolgirls currently use hygienic sanitary pads in working areas of WaterAid Bangladesh in Rangpur division while 86 percent schoolgirls used old clothes during menstruation…

News link
AL directs grass roots to speed up membership drive AL directs grass 
roots to speed up 
membership drive

The ruling Awami League has sent letters to its district units, asking them to speed up its membership collection campaign across the country.   The party started the campaign on…

Business
Development projects see cost hike trend Development projects see cost hike trend

The country witnesses a rising trend of cost acceleration in case of development projects with irrational and excess expenditure apparently in a bid to misappropriate the hard earned public money.…

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