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Power Tariff at Retail Level: Desco proposes 6.34pc hike

Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd (Desco) yesterday sought 6.34 percent retail power tariff hike to avoid losses. At a hearing at the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc), the power distribution company said the retail tariff should be raised to Tk 7.40 a kilo-watt hour unit from existing Tk 7.20. The company supplying power to areas […]

Exports to India are not picking up despite a host of positive initiatives by both the countries. “We are struggling to cross the $1 billion-mark on export to India although India is one of the high potential markets for Bangladesh,” said Abdul Matlub Ahmad, former president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and […]

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Refugees, they are

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More than a month has passed since the brutalised and uprooted Rohingya refugees, mostly women, children and the elderly, began arriving in Bangladesh. Their gut-wrenching tales and testimonies covered widely in national and international print and electronic media have stirred the world’s conscience. While most states (the powerful ones and those who aspire to be […]

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Rohingya children enter into Shah Parir Dwip at Teknaf crossing the River Naf as they flee from persecution by Myanmar forces in their homeland. — Sony Ramany No end to the influx of Rohingyas into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar in sight as the exodus has increased after a few days as the ethnic minority […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that the decision to form a Joint Working Group between Dhaka and Naypyidaw to take back Myanmar’s Rohingya nationals pointed toward an ‘uncertain’ path. ‘This (Joint Working Group) is totally an uncertain matter. This proves that the government is failing to resolve the […]

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At least 58 people were killed and over 500 injured when a gunman opened fire from a 32nd floor hotel room on a country music concert in Las Vegas in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Police identified the heavily armed gunman behind the Sunday night massacre on the Las Vegas Strip — […]

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CJ goes on leave

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The chief justice, SK Sinha, on Monday sought leave for a month on the ground of his ‘illness’ with effect from today, when the Supreme Court will resume after a 37-day long vacation. The minister for law, justice and parliamentary affairs, Anisul Huq, told New Age that the chief justice submitted an application and it […]

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US-born scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks, the award-giving body said today. The mechanisms help explain issues such as why people travelling long distances over several time zones often suffer jet lag and they […]

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South African bowler Kagiso Rabada (C) celebrates the dismissal of Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (not in picture) during the fifth day of their first Test in Potchefstroom on Monday. — AFP photo The pace of Kagiso Rabada and the spin of Keshav Maharaj sent Bangladesh crashing to a 333-run defeat on the fifth day of […]

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Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, right, and Kyaw Tint Swe, minister of Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s office, join a meeting over Rohingya issue at state guesthouse Padma in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo Myanmar on Monday proposed to take back her forcibly displaced nationals who fled to Bangladesh. Kyaw Tint Swe, […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina beamed with exaltation and cheer at the first installation of a span on the country’s much-hyped biggest infrastructure Padma Bridge project and said, ‘Yes, we’ve proved, we can.’ ‘I’m very happy,’ she said while exchanging views with leaders of Awami League and its […]

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After serving Indian army for 30 years, a retired soldier has been accused of being an illegal migrant from Bangladesh and a case has been registered against him by the Assam police. The foreigners’ tribunal will hear the matter on 13 October, reports NDTV. Mohd Azmal Haque – who lives in Chayyagaon, 70 km from […]

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