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  • Country’s 6 districts at risk of a large-scale earthquake

    Staff Correspondent: Sylhet district of Bangladesh has seen 10 earthquakes within 10 days – which is the first time for the country. As a result, panic has been created among people across the country. None can calculate why the tremors, far away from the earthquake epicenter is occurring only in…

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  • Tk 46cr damage for 11 govt departments

    Cyclone Yaas Industry Desk: Eleven government departments in Bagherhat have suffered a damage of at least Tk46 crore due to Cyclone Yaas which passed through the country’s coastal areas late last month. The district administration has already started cooperation to repair the damaged infrastructures and rehabilitate people.According to the Bagerhat…

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  • Train tickets available at counters across country

    Staff Correspondent: The sale of train tickets began at counter of the railway stations across the country yesterday after a two-month closure due to coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic.At the same time, online train tickets are being sold.The sale of tickets started at 8:00am yesterday at all the railway station counters,…

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  • Rice import target still on uncertainty

    Indian variant of corona hits import Golam Mostafa Jibon: Uncertainty to meet the target of rice import from abroad has been created again due to recent military coup in Myanmar and sudden rising of incidences from coronavirus’s new variant in India that leads to complexities in some rules.Spread of Indian…

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  • Chattogram waterlogging a never-ending problem

    Ayub Ali from Chattogram: Though a number of initiatives have been taken over the years to address Chittagong city’s waterlogging problem, many of those have apparently gone down the drain due to a lack of coordinated efforts by the government bodies concerned.Town planners and experts made the observation while approached…

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  • Climate Change to get priority in Bangladesh

    ADB proposes more support Industry Desk: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) must now prioritise climate change, while continuing to support economic recovery and the COVID-19 vaccination program in Bangladesh, says a report released by ADB’s Independent Evaluation Department (IED).The review recommends that climate change and environment should be the leading…

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  • Tk 1,400cr project to construct 30 paddy silos

    Staff Correspondent: The government has initiated a big move to construct some 30 silos across the country having facility of paddy drying, preservation and other related facilities with an overall storage capacity of 1.50 lakh metric tons.The Directorate General of Food under the Ministry of Food will implement a draft…

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  • Lebukhali Bridge makes Kuakata in just 5 hours

    Zakir Mahmud Salim: Lebukhali Bridge – the long-awaited dream for the people of the southern part of the country, especially for the people of Patuakhali – has turned visible recently.The 1,470-meter-long bridge on the Dhaka-Kuakata Highway will provide direct road connectivity to the Southern region. Once the bridge is operational,…

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  • Govt to shift 80,000 more Rohingyas to Bhashan Char

    Staff Correspondent: As the government is set to shift 80,000 more Rohingyas to Bhashan Char soon, it has sought more active role of the international community to ensure all fundamental rights, including livable accommodation for the forcibly displaced Myanmar people.A total of 18,000 Rohingyas were earlier shifted there from the…

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  • Ctg port to get 283.23 acres land soon for Matarbari port

    Chattogram Bureau: The Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) will get 283.23 acres of land soon for developing the Matarbari port in a bid to enhance the cargo handling capacity of the country.To this end, CPA has already handed over a cheque of Tk 75.11 crore to the Cox’s Bazar district administration…

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