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6 killed as nor’wester rips through Dhaka

A tree uprooted by a sudden storm partially crushes a car near Ramna Park, adjacent to Hotel InterContinental, in Dhaka in the evening on Sunday, March 31, 2019 Md Manik/Dhaka Tribune   Power outage hits different city areas as people suffer in gridlock for hours Six people were killed after a nor’wester coupled with hailstorm […]

Time to enhance global support to the most vulnerable communities People collect metal sheets from a damaged supermarket to re-build their destroyed houses following the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, on March 21, 2019. PHOTO: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP Saleemul Huq The massive cyclone Idai that devastated Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last week has […]

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In this file photo taken on February 20, 2019 Bangladesh’s Mehedi Hasan reacts during their third one-day international against New Zealand at University Oval in Dunedin. — AFP photo Bangladesh all-rounder Mehedi Hasan on Sunday told reporters that he would be happy to play the supporting role in the bowling department in his team’s forthcoming […]

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The Election Commission, or EC, has suspended voting in the local government election to Cumilla’s Titas Upazila over irregularities, the EC’s Joint Secretary (Public Relations) SM Asaduzzaman said on Sunday. Polls to 107 Upazilas in the fourth phase of the staggered election opened at 8am on Sunday. Two hours into the elections, gunshots were fired […]

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Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100: Implementation challenges and way forward Image credit: Dutch Water Sector Shamsul Alam |  March 31, 2019 Bangladesh Government has approved Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 (BDP 2100) on September 04, 2018 with the aspiration of achieving ‘safe, climate resilient and prosperous Delta’ by 2100. In other words, ‘BDP 2100 is the plan […]

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Land, building owners of FR Tower on 7-day remand BSS . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Mar 31, 2019        A Dhaka court on Sunday put Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower, and SMHI Faruque, the land owner of the building, on seven-day remand in connection with a case filed over Thursday’s […]

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Banani fire probably caused by electric short circuit: Probe body Prothom Alo English Desk | Mar 31, 2019        The probe committee formed by the home and disaster management and relief ministries suspected that the fire at FR Tower originated from an electric short-circuit on the seventh floor of the building that killed 26 people, […]

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Brothers Union batsman Fazle Mahmud (R) celebrates his century against Prime Bank Cricket Club during their Dhaka Premier League match at Mirpur on Saturday. — BCB photo The ongoing Dhaka Premier League witnessed its first tied match of the season, when Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan held Shinepukur Cricket Club to a dramatic tie in their […]

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File photo of BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Photo from BNP’s Facebook page Rizvi alleged that 30,000 modern 12-bore shotguns and 30,000 cartridges were bought, spending several thousand crores of taka, but,  the government failed to purchase modern equipment to douse fire BNP came down heavily upon the government, for its negligence, […]

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AIIB approves $120m in loans for Bangladesh power sector The China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIID, has approved a loan of $120 million for a project that aims to upgrade and expand the power transmission system in Chattogram, according to a statement on the bank’s website. An initiative of the Power Grid Corporation of […]

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Tasvir Ul Islam The police on Saturday filed a case for fire in the FR Tower, which killed at lease 26 people on March 28, and arrested owners’ association presdient Tasvir Ul Islam Saturday evening and landlord SMHI Faruque early Sunday. Dhaka Metropolitan Police additional deputy commissioner Golam Saklayen Sithil said that they arrested Faruque […]

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Happiness and growth Economic growth does not guarantee rising happiness An old paradox lives on Mar 21st 2019  The Economist GDP per person v self-reported happiness 85 countries with adult population over 5m 2005-08 average 2015-18 average Happiness and GDP per person:moving in the same direction moving in opposite directions 151050345678→A decade ago Venezuela was […]

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