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Solar irrigation pumps winning farmers’ hearts

Solar-powered irrigation is gaining popularity among farmers because of uninterrupted water supply and cost advantage over diesel-based pumps, said industry operators. Since 2012, 358 solar-based irrigation pumps have been installed to water crop on over 23,000 bighas of land, according to Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. Idcol, a state-run financial organisation, provides grants to set up […]

Two alleged robbers were beaten to death by villagers in Laxmipur and Jhalakathi districts early yesterday. In Laxmipur, six to seven suspected robbers attacked the house of one Siraj Uddin, 55, in Char Kadira village of the district’s Kamalnagar upazila around 4:00am and robbed money and valuables from the house. When Siraj and his family […]

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Bangladesh for the first time held a single-country trade fair in Amsterdam of the Netherlands. The Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DBCCI) and the Bangladesh embassy in the Netherlands jointly organized the trade fair Dutch Bangla Expo 2016 on 28-29 September at the famous RAI convention Centre. The exposition showcased business and investment opportunity in Bangladesh […]

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Most borrowers did not repay the capital borrowed from Equity and Entrepreneurship Fund of the Bangladesh Bank in time as eight-year time frame for the repayment already expired and the projects disappeared. According to the latest Bangladesh Bank and Investment Corporation of Bangladesh data, 229 projects, which borrowed capital of Tk 528.45 crore from the fund, […]

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Durga Puja starts

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The biggest religious festival of the Hindu Community, Durga Puja has begun across the country through bodhon (incarnation) of goddess Durga on Friday. The annual festival of the Hindu community started through Mahashashthi Puja on Friday and will end with the immersion of the goddess’ idols on Bijoya Dashami on October 11. The main Durga […]

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Raushon Ershad, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, has questioned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s determination to stop food adulteration. In several previous sessions in the House, she had urged the government to take effective measures to put an end to the menace. Bringing up the issue on Thursday again, Raushon said, “I’ve been speaking about […]

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We must do much more to protect children   A report by Child Rights Advocacy Coalition, a platform of 10 NGOs has revealed some chilling data – around 1,095 children were killed over the last four years. This is a horrific scenario especially since these children did not die of natural causes. The causes of […]

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In August, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Dhaka and spoke about the strength of the U.S.-Bangladesh partnership. He mentioned that our two countries now work together on everything from health care to education to regional and global security. As the Commanding General of the U.S. Army in the Pacific (USARPAC), I want to […]

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India has said there is need for the international community to stand united against those whose persistent violations increase nuclear threat and proliferation risks and exercise “utmost vigilance” against terrorist groups gaining access to weapons of mass destruction. “India’s support for global, non-discriminatory, verifiable nuclear disarmament in a time-bound manner remains firm,” Ambassador D B […]

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England pacer Jake Ball has starred on debut with a five-wicket haul that saw Bangladesh slip to a 21-run defeat despite having victory in sight in the first ODI. Despite a scintillating career-best 112 from Imrul Kayes, who featured in a superb 118-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan (79), Bangladesh crumbled in their chase of […]

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Protests against the attack on Sylhet college girl by a Bangladesh Chattra League leader continued in Sylhet and elsewhere for the fourth consecutive day on Friday. The condition of the victim Khadiza Akhter Nargis remained unchanged and she was still on life support, sources at Square Hospitals Limited in Dhaka said. People from all walks […]

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