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  • Benpole Customs witnesses 58pc revenue growth

    Benapole Correspondent: The Benapole Customs House, entrusted with the operations of country’s largest Benapole Land Port, fetched Tk 4,148.27 crore as revenue collection in the last fiscal year (FY21) despite the COVID-19 pandemic which was 58 percent higher than the previous fiscal year (FY20).The revenue collection from the Benapole Customs…

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  • New variety of BSRI-48 Sugarcane released

    Ishwardi, Pabna: Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute has released another new variety of sugarcane with high yield and high sugar content. The variety was released at the 105th meeting of the National Seed Board held on June 17 while Md. Mesbahul Islam, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture chaired. Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research…

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  • $ 47m loan agreement signedwith Korea for CWASA project

    Chattagram Bureau: A loan agreement was signed yesterday under which South Korea would provide $47 million soft loan to Bangladesh for the “Bhandal Jhuri Water Supply Project”, Chattagram.The agreement on additional soft loan was signed between Bangladesh and Korea through a cross signing process.Md. Shahriar Kader Siddiky, Wing Chief (Asia,…

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  • Bumper Aush yieldexpected in Jamalpur

    Jamalpur Correspondent: Bumper production of Aush rice is being expected in Jamalpur this Kharip-1 season while 4,045 hectares of land brought under the crop cultivation with a production target of 10,611 tonnes of rice.According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) officials, farmers of the district cultivated two varieties of…

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  • Banshkhali coal fired power plant uncertain

    129 dignitaries, 74 groups ask China to stop funding Ayub Ali from Ctg: About 129 influential rights activists and 74 organisations from 21 countries, including Bangladesh, have called upon the Chinese authorities to immediately withdraw and end provision of finance and technical support for the Banshkhali coal power plant in…

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  • Electricity prices up 118pc in last 11 years

    Staff Correspondent: Wholesale price of electricity has increased by 118% and retail price by 89.63 % in the last 11 years, speakers said during a webinar yesterday.The Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) and Voktakantho organized the webinar, titled “Consumer Rights Protection in Energy Conversion.”During the discussion, it was also revealed…

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  • Country sees record Boro cultivation this year

    Staff Correspondent: This year, 207,84,508 tons of boro have been cultivated – which is the highest cultivation ever. The national average yield of boro paddy in the country this year was 4.29 tons per hectare where last year it was 3.97 tons. In other words, the production per hectare has…

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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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