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Bangladesh is the 45th largest economy in the world, but its position in infrastructure competitiveness is 114th Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said the government will construct a new airport on the west bank of Padma River where wide-bodied aircraft equivalent to Airbus A380 could land and take off from the first day. “We […]

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The Rampal Coal Plant will release ashes which will cause a loss as much as $ 100 million each year. In 60 years, it will release up to 38 million tonnes of ashes and 18 million tonnes will be used. The rest will be thrown into a pond created for the purpose. But if floods […]

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The military’s spy agency DGFI went beyond its jurisdiction to take money from businesses illegally during the emergency rule, and the military-controlled caretaker government was silent about the matter, the Supreme Court says. The High Court made the observation in the judgment ordering the government to return the money to the businesses, which was upheld […]

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A doctor examines a Chikungunya patient in Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Wednesday. — Sony Ramany Mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is spreading afresh in the capital with early rainfalls this year after a break of about five years. Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research officials said that they found 7-10 cases of Chikungunya in […]

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Twenty three people including a BNP leader have been awarded death penalty for killing four activists of Awami League and its student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League of Araihazar of Narayanganj in 2002. Kamrunnahar, judge of Narayanganj Second Additional District and Sessions Judge’s Court, pronounced the verdict today, Additional Public Prosecutor Jasmine Ahmed confirmed our district […]

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A portion of the under-construction Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover has been opened to traffic on Wednesday. During inauguration, the local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said the entire flyover would be opened to traffic within next month. The stretch from Bangladesh Film Development Corporation to Hotel Sonargaon would be allowed vehicles only to […]

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A canal at Hazaribagh lies buried under wastes, which have stopped flow of water, leading to water-logging in the area during rainy season. The photo was taken on Tuesday. — Sanaul Haque Urban experts and residents are in fear of massive water-logging in the capital this year again as the agencies concerned remain as indifferent […]

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Former foreign secretary and ambassador Faruk Ahmed Chowdhury passed away at a city hospital early Wednesday. He was 84. He breathed his last around 4:30am, one of his fellow colleague said this morning. Namaz-e-janaza of Faruk Ahmed Chowdhury will be held at the Baitul Aman Mosque at Dhanmondi-7 after asr prayers on the day. Before […]

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Two suicide vests and five explosives were found during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Jhenaidah’s Sadar Upazila, according to RAB. The local administration has issued an order restricting the movement of people around two buildings, used as militant dens, in Chuadanga village for security reasons, said Sadar Upazila Executive Official Mostafizur Rahman. […]

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Diplomats are “happy” over the post Jul 1 security measures in Bangladesh, but still feel the risk of terrorist attacks remains. “In terms of risk assessment, we still feel the risk. We still have restrictions on our movement,” Danish Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther said on Tuesday while interacting with diplomatic correspondents in Dhaka. The Diplomatic […]

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Mangoes, harvested before their maturity, are on display for sale at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka on Monday, triggering fear that chemicals may have been used to ripen the fruit. — Sanaul Haque Low quality mangoes, harvested long before their maturity, flooded the capital’s fruit markets, making horticulturists concerned about the possibility of application of chemicals […]

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The four state-owned banks have made a new record for default loans with a rise in bad loan of Tk 110 billion in a single year 2016. Now, the total amount of default loans of Janata Bank, Agrani Bank, Sonali Bank and Rupali Bank increased to Tk 264.86 billion, according to their annual reports. The […]

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