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Jamalpur solar plant makes char people happy

Jamalpur solar plant makes char people happy

JAMALPUR: – People in remote Munnia char surrounded by mighty Jamuna river here are now so much happy as they are getting their long-cherished power supply from a solar plant, reports BSS. Vincen Gtech Limited has set up the solar plant at a cost of Tk 8.81 crore at Munnia Char in Belgachha union in […]


2,645 houses brought under power network in Chandpur

CHANDPUR: – A total of 2,645 houses of 19 villages under Matlab Uttar upazila of the district have been brought under rural electrification network by Chandpur Palli Bidyut Samity (CPBS-2) on Saturday, reports BSS. Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya formally inaugurated the electrification programme at a simple function held at Mohonpur […]


Shishu Protiva Bikash Kendra observes 3rd anniversary today

      Shishu Protiva Bikash Kendro, a voluntary organization that works to reveal latent talent of underprivileged children in capital’s Tejgaon observed its 3rd anniversary with songs, dance, play, speech today at T C B auditorium of the capital around 10:30 am in the morning. The anniversary celebration started with colorful screenplay portraying language movement, […]


LGED to implement TK 2,080-cr development project in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: – Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) will implement a mega project at an estimated cost of Tk 2,080.40 crore for overall rural infrastructure development in the region, reports BSS. Additional Chief Engineer Ali Ahmed of LGED here today said the ‘Rajshahi Division Rural Infrastructure Development Project (Excluding Sirajganj District)’ will be implemented at an estimated […]


Clean running water crisis in Yemen

Eight million people in Yemen will be without running water within days as fuel runs out due to the Saudi-led coalition blockade of the country’s northern ports, Oxfam warned. They will join the almost 16 million people in Yemen who already cannot get clean piped water, leaving more than four in five people without a […]

PM approves 3rd phase design of Swadhinata Stambha

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the design of the master plan (third phase) of the ‘Swadhinata Stambha’ (Independence Monument) being constructed at Suhrawardi Udyan. The premier gave the approval after reviewing the proposed design of the project at a meeting at her Gonobhaban residence, reports BSS. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said […]

Private sector’s participation emphasized for implementing SDGs

DHAKA – Speakers at a discussion here today emphasized on the participation of the private sector for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reports BSS. Grameenphone and Telenor Group jointly hosted the discussion titled “Partnering for Reduced Inequalities: How business can contribute to the UN SDGs” at GPHouse where a range of stakeholders, including government […]

Nahid for adequate global financing in education to achieve SDG-4

DHAKA – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today urged the international communities to fulfil their commitment of financing in education to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals-4 (SDG-4) and targets within the given time, reports BSS. He made the call while addressing a ‘High Level Ministerial Panel Discussion on SDG-4 Education 2030’, on behalf of the […]

Farmers made agri revolution in the country: Noor

NILPHAMARI – Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor today said farmers made record through agriculture revolution in the country, reports BSS. “The present government is changing the fortune of country’s farmers and the agriculture revolution has been possible for timely initiatives taken by the government”, he said. The minister said this as the chief guest while […]

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All primary schools to get multimedia classrooms

DHAKA – All the 65,000 government primary schools will be brought under multimedia classrooms’ facility to promote ICT-based education among early graders to make their study easily understandable, interesting and attractive, an official told BSS, reports BSS. “We are working on bringing all government primary schools under multimedia classrooms so that students get the opportunity […]

Bangladeshi researchers develop advanced drug for Hepatitis B

DHAKA – Patients infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) may get much better and more effective treatment than even before as an advanced prescription medicine, developed by two Bangladeshi researchers, is set to hit local drugstores early next year after getting approval from the drug administration, reports BSS. The two Bangladeshi researchers, also doctors, have […]

Teletalk to give 20 lakh free SIMs to women

DHAKA – State-own mobile operator Teletalk will provide 20 lakh SIMs (subscriber identification module) to women free of cost for their empowerment through easy access to the internet and low-cost phone calls, reports BSS. To this end, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim yesterday launched a Teletalk scheme named “Aparajita SIM” at her […]

Sushma inaugurates Chancery Complex, 15 more India-funded projects

Dhaka – Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday morning inaugurated the Chancery Complex of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka, reports UNB. She also inaugurated 15 development projects in Bangladesh funded by the government of India. The cost of the projects is around 71.64 crore. Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam and […]