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EC planning laminated NIDs amid high demands

The Election Commission is planning to issue laminated national ID cards rather than smartcards due to the high demand of applicants. EC officials informed reporters that the NID wing office is crowded every day as citizens seek the ID cards because they are required to make use of several important services, such as opening bank […]

Transformer damage in power distribution systems is on the rise raising frequency and duration of power cuts. Experts blamed poor maintenance and overloading for the increasing rate of transformer damage. Transformer damage increased by 52.69 per cent in April compared to March, according to a report placed before a monthly coordination meeting with the state […]

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National Committee to Protect Sunderbans and Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon jointly hold a press conference at a Dhaka University auditorium on Saturday, marking unveiling of a report on Rampal power plant. — New Age photo Dredging the Passur River and its channels to facilitate coal supplies to the Rampal coal-fired power plant would adversely affect the […]

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The finance division has proposed a Tk 1,300 crore bailout fund to be given to scam-hit BASIC Bank and Sonali Bank from the exchequer for the outgoing fiscal, officials said. Of the fund, Tk 1,000 crore was proposed for BASIC Bank and the rest Tk 300 crore for the largest state-owned commercial bank Sonali. Finance secretary Hedayetullah Al Mamoon […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party will organise people and begin peaceful movement after Eid-ul-Fitr in demand of a fair election and in protest at government repression, said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday. She was addressing an iftar party organised by National People’s Party at a hotel in Dhaka. The BNP chairperson expressed her hope that people […]

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England batsman Ben Stokes plays a shot during their ICC Champions Trophy match against Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday. — AFP photo Bangladesh have qualified for the Semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time thanks to England’s 40-run win under Duckworth/Lewis system over their arch-rivals Australia in their last group […]

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