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Manjurul Ahsan The Power Development Board on Wednesday proposed to raise the bulk rate of electricity by 50 per cent which would affect retail consumers significantly, officials said. The proposal was submitted to the Energy Regulatory Commission the day before the finance minister AMA Muhith placed his budget proposals for next fiscal suggesting power price […]

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Speaker Abdul Hamid said on Sunday that some lawmakers’ remarks censuring noted litterateur Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed would be expunged from the parliament proceedings. “I, on behalf of the Jatiya Sangsad, regret some unparliamentary comments about Prof Abu Sayeed,” he said. “All the comments will be expunged form the proceedings.” Citing a news report, Awami […]

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According to local officials, the leading causes of blindness in Bangladesh are cataract, glaucoma and childhood blindness Dubai: More than 5,000 patients were examined for visual impairment during a six-day eye camp organised by the non-profit organisation Noor Dubai Foundation last week in Natore district of Rajshahi division in Bangladesh. It was the Foundation’s fourth […]

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Dhaka: Faced with the threat of legal action from the Federation of International Cricketers Association, Bangladesh Board viagra mail order uk President Mustafa Kamal said that payments of all the players who participated in the Bangladesh Premier League will be cleared. After FICA CEO Tim May threatened to initiate legal action against the BCB and […]

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By JULHAS ALAM Bangladesh said Thursday it anticipates 7.2 percent economic growth in the coming fiscal year from increased export earnings and more remittances from Bangladeshis abroad. Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith unveiled the budget for 2012-13 in Parliament amid a boycott of the proceedings by the opposition, who accuse the government of repressing its leaders […]

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By Madhusree Chatterjee, IANS, New Delhi : Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink… A cluster of striking images by leading South Asian documentary photographer Munem Wasif turns the spotlight on the water tragedy brewing in Bangladesh. An estimate by Veolia Water, an international water provider, says a staggering 60 percent of the […]

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YANGON, Burma (AP) – Burma’s president on Sunday night declared a state of emergency in a western state where sectarian tensions between Buddhists and Muslims have unleashed deadly violence. He warned that if the situation spun out of control, it could jeopardize the democratic reforms he has been instituting since taking office last year. It […]

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(Reuters) – Bangladesh’s exports fell for the third month in a row in May, government figures showed on Sunday, as the euro zone debt crisis continued to subdue the country’s economy. In May, exports plunged 4.17 percent from a year earlier to $2.199 billion, Export Promotion Bureau data showed. In April, exports fell 7.13 percent […]

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