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Projects underway for 63 plants with 15,967 MW

DHAKA – Aiming to ensure cent percent electricity by 2021, the government signed contracts with private and public sponsors to set up 130 power plants having a total capacity of 23,861 megawatt (MW). “Of the contracts, 67 power plants having generation capacity of 7,800 MW have already been commissioned while 63 power plants with 15,967 […]

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PM seeks early solution to Rohingya crisis

LONDON – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought early solution to the Rohingya crisis, saying Bangladesh is enduring the entire brunt of the recent exodus of persecuted Rohingya people from Rakhine State of Myanmar, reports BSS. “Bangladesh seeks a peaceful, sustainable and early solution to the Rohingya crisis,” she said while delivering her speech in […]

Tk 300cr projects improving health services in Sylhet region

SYLHET: The government is implementing different projects involving Taka 300 crore for providing better health services in Sylhet region, reports BSS. The major projects include setting up of a health technology institute, building some health complexes and a new hospital and renovating and strengthening the capacities of existing community clinics. “The present government has implemented […]

‘Livestock management training crucial to women empowerment’

RAJSHAHI: Veterinary scientists and researchers at a discussion here mentioned that imparting livestock management training to women can be the vital means of intensifying women empowerment side by side with boosting the livestock sector, reports BSS. They viewed if the rural women were imparted training on livestock they will be capable of providing necessary services […]

PM reaches UK to join Commonwealth Summit

LONDON – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here in the early hours of today on a six-day official visit to the United Kingdom (UK) to join the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), reports BSS. A special aircraft of the Saudi government carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at Luton Airport […]

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Tk 300cr projects improving health services in Sylhet region

SYLHET – The government is implementing different projects involving Taka 300 crore for providing better health services in Sylhet region, reports BSS. The major projects include setting up of a health technology institute, building some health complexes and a new hospital and renovating and strengthening the capacities of existing community clinics. “The present government has […]

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Bangladesh missions abroad observe Mujibnagar Day

DHAKA – The historic Mujibnagar Day was observed in Bangladesh missions abroad in a befitting manner marking the swearing-in of the provisional government of Bangladesh that organized the War of Liberation under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS. In observance of the day, Bangladesh missions abroad organised various programmes that included holding […]

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3-day int’l tourism fair begins Thursday

DHAKA – The country’s largest three-day international tourism fair will begin here on Thursday with the participation of 11 countries to expedite and promote tourism sector in Bangladesh, reports BSS. Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB), the apex body of the county’s tour operators, will organize the fair styled “Biman Bangladesh Travel & Tourism Fair […]

PM flies to KSA, UK Sunday

DHAKA – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here on Sunday on an eight-day official visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, reports BSS. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage will leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here for Dammam in Saudi Arabia in the afternoon on Sunday. […]

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System loss in electricity drops to 12.19 per cent, Nasrul Hamid informs JS

SANGSAD BHABAN – The system loss in electricity distribution and transmission has significantly brought down to 12.19 percent during the last fiscal year, reports BSS. “We have successfully brought down distribution loss of the country’s whole electricity to 9.98 percent and transmission loss to 2.67 percent in 2016-17,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral […]

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All set to celebrate Pahela Baishakh in Chattogram

CHATTOGRAM – All preparations have been taken to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali new year, reports BSS. Different socio-cultural organisations, including district administration, have chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the day. The law enforcement agencies have taken extensive security measures in the city and district for celebration of the day in […]

BARI-evolved pumpkin, gourd farming profitable: Experts

RANGPUR – Experts at a farmers’ field day function have stressed expanded cultivation of high yielding variety pumpkin and gourd vegetables evolved by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) to earn high profits. They laid importance on adopting the latest technologies for production; preservation and utilisation of quality breeder seeds of the cucurbit group vegetables like […]

Two killed in Natore road accident

NATORE – Two people were killed and another was injured in a road accident at Srirampur in Baraigram upazila of the district this morning. The deceased were identified as Shah Mahmud, 55, of Srirampur village and Hasina, 45, a resident of Kayemkhola village in the upazila. Officer-in-charge of Bonpara Highway Police GM Shamsun Nur said […]

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Gazette notification on quota to be issued in due time

DHAKA – Senior Secretary of Ministry of Public Administration Dr Mozammel Haque Khan today said gazette notification on government’s job scrapping of quota system will be issued following directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports BSS. He made the comments while talking to journalists at his secretariat office. Dr Mozammel said, “We are now waiting […]

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PM seeks more South Korean investment

DHAKA – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought more South Korean investment in Bangladesh for mutual benefits of the two countries, reports BSS. “Both the countries are getting benefits from this investment,” she said when South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Ahn Seong-doo paid a farewell call on her at Ganabhaban this morning. PM’s Press Secretary […]

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Be frugal in using electricity: PM

DHAKA -Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today renewed her call to the countrymen to be economical in using electricity saying that the government has to spend a huge amount of money to produce it, reports BSS. “You’ll have to be economical in using electricity … we want that the people to use it properly,” she said […]

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PM opens Bheramara 410-MW Power Plant

DHAKA -Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today opened Bheramara 410-MW Combined Cycle Power Plant and cent percent electrification in 15 upazilas renewing her call to the people to be economical in using electricity, reports BSS. The premier inaugurated the power plant and cent percent electrification in 15 upazilas through a videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence […]

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Plane crash primary report released, Black Box sent to Canada

DHAKA – The Nepalese investigation commission has released primary report on US-Bangla Airlines deadly plane crash quoting that there was no corresponding replies or acknowledgements between pilot and ATC (Air Traffic Control) tower just before the crash, reports BSS. Not mentioning any cause behind the fatal accident, the five-page primary report noted all important equipment […]

Maize Harvesting Field Day in Fulchhari

GAIBANDHA: A field day on maize harvesting was held at Char Khatiamari under Fazlupur union of Fulchhari upazila in the district on Monday amid participation of farmers and officials, reports BSS. Fulchhari Upazila Agriculture Office arranged the function to motivate the farmers to cultivate the high quality maize on their char lands. Deputy Commissioner (DC) […]

Call to preserve sub-languages of Rajshahi region

RAJSHAHI, A: Speakers at a discussion here yesterday unequivocally called for conserving sub-languages in the region for the sake of protecting those from further diminishing, reports BSS. Terming language as one of the major elements of civilization, they suggested a holistic approach to protect the heritage with the best use of modern technologies and devises. […]

New BCL committee for Taltali upazila declared

Jasim Uddin, Taltali Upazila Correspondent: After long 14 years, a new committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League of Taltali upazila unit has been declared. The new committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League of Taltali upazila unit will be led by its new president Sarwar Hossain Swapon and new General Secretary Minazul Abedin Mithu. The written order was […]

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