Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday sought cooperation from scientists, researchers and IT experts for country’s development by way of research and innovations. “We seek cooperation from the scientists, researchers and technologists in moving the country forward. It is not possible to take the country forward without your cooperation,” Hasina said while addressing the Gold Medal Award Ceremony 2014 of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital. The premier also emphasised the need for practicing more on science and research-oriented activities for the sake of the country. “There is a need for... more ›
KARAULI: Sharpening his attack on Narendra Modi, Indian congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the BJP leader would have “ousted” even Atal Bihari Vajpayee like party veterans Jaswant Singh and L K Advani had the former PM continued being in public life. The Congress Vice President took a dig at Modi for his statement at rallies asking voters to make him the “chowkidar” (watchman) of the country, saying the BJP PM candidate was a “chowkidar” only to businessmen and had ousted senior leaders and “brought in Adani”. “He (Modi) boasts of development in Gujarat, but it... more ›
Country’s 740-square-kilometre coastal belt has a huge potential to produce as much as 20,000 megawatts of electricity from wind energy, according to formal findings, but sheer negligence on part of people in authority kept this great opportunity untapped. Partly because of laxity in undertaking potential wind-power projects through effective and rapid wind mapping, experts pointed out, the government has to go for costly power production or even opt for power import. Wind mapping through hiring services of foreign firms before undertaking projects has been underway quite for some time. When the task completes is anybody’s guess.... more ›
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Sunday said the present Awami League-led government turned out to be a huge “monster” as she alleged it has crossed all the limits of autocracy. “This government has become a huge monster by crossing all limits of autocracy. The country is passing through a critical time as anarchy is everywhere. There’s no security of public life and property,” she said in a written statement. In the statement, issued by BNP joint secretary-general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, the BNP chief protested the sending of BNP leaders Goyeshwar Chandra Roy and Amanullah Aman to jail. She... more ›
Normal life is hampered severely as rigorous heatwave has been sweeping across the capital and elsewhere in the country for days together. Amid the current hot spell, mercury hit 40.6 degrees Celsius in Rangamati Sunday—the highest temperature in a torrid summer this year, said meteorologist Sanaul Haque. The Met official said extreme heatwave will last a few more days as there is no sign of rain in the atmosphere. This year’s highest temperature in Dhaka was recorded 38.5 degrees Sunday while it was 37.5 two days ago—Friday and Saturday. Amid the stifling summertime temperatures, city-dwellers opted... more ›
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