July 06, 2022
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  • Bangabandhu Satellite-2 project to keep on hold

    Industry Desk: With Western sanctions to punish Moscow for the invasion of Ukraine in place, the timely launching of Bangabandhu Satellite-2 by Bangladesh with the help of a Russian firm has become uncertain, according to officials.The government has now adopted a “wait and see” position over firing the satellite as…

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  • Not possible to vote in EVM in more than 100 seats

    Says EC AlamgirStaff Correspondent: Election Commissioner (EC) Alamgir said the EC does not have the capacity to hold EVM elections in 300 seats in the next parliamentary elections. Electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be used to elect 100 to 130 seats if the political parties can gain confidence.He was speaking…

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  • Sports Directorate turns into a den of corruption

    Golam Mostafa Jibon: Allegation has been intensified that Sport Directorate has turned into a den of corruption and irregularities due to lack of proper monitoring by the high-ups.A grand festival of anomalies in the name of manpower recruitment is going on in the sector on the tip of nose of…

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  • Dhaka now empty on big Eid holidays

    Zarif Mahmud: Busy people are leaving the mechanical city of Dhaka after getting a long vacation. As a result, the city of traffic jams has become very empty now. The traditional traffic jam in Dhaka is not visible now. As there is no traffic jam, people can easily travel inside…

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  • Govt goes for deep drilling in natural
    gas fields

    Staff Correspondent: The government has decided to launch deep drilling in different natural gas fields to reduce pressure on liquefied natural gas (LNG), officials confirmed.LNG imports have become costly as the international market remains volatile due to the Russia-Ukraine war.“We have purchased natural gas at $39 per mmbtu from six…

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  • Good dividend even fails to attract investors

    Banks’ share in capital market Mahfuz Emran: In the last two years, the tendency to pay cash dividends has increased among banks offering bonus shares. At the same time, the overall rate of dividend payment has also increased. Even though banks pay good dividends to investors, they are not able…

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  • Over 3m holidaymakers to leave Dhaka daily for Eid

    Staff Correspondent: The Passenger Welfare Association of Bangladesh (PWAB) has called for measures to protect the millions of homebound travellers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr from harassment and to stop transport operators from charging extortionate fares.The organisation also stressed the need to combat the horrific congestion on the highways and to prevent…

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  • Gas crisis likely to end soon

    Bibiyana resumes full production Staff Correspondent: After four days of disruption the Chrvron-operated Bibiyana gas field resumed full production from yesterdaymorning, which is likely to end the gas crisis in parts of Bangladesh.Chevron Bangladesh in a statement confirmed this, saying that the Bibiyana Gas Plant has resumed full operations, with…

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  • LPG gets costlier
    further by Tk 48

    Staff Correspondent: Consumers will have to buy Liquefied Petroliam Gas (LPG) at a higher price as the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has re-fixed the price of 12 KG LPG container at Tk 1439 from existing Tk 1391 with effect from 6 pm yesterday.It means, a consumer has to pay…

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  • Vehicular movement on Padma Bridge by June

    Staff Correspondent: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the Padma Bridge would be opened for vehicular movement by June 2022.He made the announcement while speaking at a review meeting on the progress of the Padma Multiple Bridge Project at the Bridge Division conference room.Quader, also the Awami…

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