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28 April 2017

BRTA goes in the grip of ‘gangsters’

An influential syndicate allegedly extracts around Tk 60 lakh illegally every month from vehicles that go to the Dhaka circle office of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in the city’s Mirpur area to avail of various services. The syndicate members first extort money from the vehicles while standing in queues and then for the retroreflec...

Country under ‘dictatorial rule’: BNP

BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government has created an agonising situation in the country by imposing a ‘dictatorial’ rule. “The government has imposed a dictatorial rule by annihilating democracy and destroying all the democratic institutions. We must come out of it,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Speaking at a...

PM to visit flood-hit Sunamganj Apr 30

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the flood-hit haor areas of Sunamganj district on April 30 (Sunday). "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit flashflood-hit haor areas of northeastern district of Sunamganj on April 30 to see for herself the flood situation there," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB on Wednesday. Meanwhile, an...

Haor fishermen also to get food aid under VGF: Maya

The government will provide food assistance to fishermen alongside the farmers of flood-hit haor region under the vulnerable group feeding (VGF) programme as they have become jobless. Besides, the government has released Tk 10-15 crore for each of the flood-hit haor districts to create alternative employment for the affected people, including th...

Govt to establish database in capital

Noting that a large data bank can help prevent cyber attack, Additional Secretary to the ICT Division Md Harunur Rashid has said the government is going to establish a database, involving Tk 20 billion, in the capital to this end. “This will be the world’s 6th data bank. Its back-up storage will be in Jessore,” he said while speaking at a semina...

One in 3 foreign patients in India from Bangladesh: Report

Of the 460,000 inbound patients to Indian hospitals, more than 165,000 were from Bangladesh in 2015-16 making Bangladesh the largest foreign user of India’s health services. Over 58,000 medical visas were issued to Bangladeshi nationals in 2015-16. They bought $0.34 billion worth of services, Indian media Business Standard reported on Wednesday ...

Flood damages Boro on 219,840 hectares, hits 850,088 families: Govt

Boro crops on 219,840 hectares of land have fully been damaged by flood in six districts of the country since March 29 last, affecting 850,088 families, accordingly to government estimate. The flood caused by heavy rainfall and onrush from the upstream also damaged 18,205 houses either fully or partially in 62 upazilas of Sunamganj, Sylhet, Netr...

7 HSC examinees held on charge of question paper leak

A mobile court here arrested six HSC examinees and a cybercafé owner in front of Joypara Degree College in Dohar upazila on charge of leaking a question paper minutes before the start of an examination on Wednesday morning. The arrestees are cybercafé owner Jubayer Ahmed, 27, and examinees Zahirul Islam, Tamanna Islam, Sumiya, Onima Sharif, Sumi...

Cabinet purchase body approves 11 proposals including import of 1600 MW power from India

Cabinet Purchase Committee on Wednesday approved some 11 proposals including import of electricity from Indian Adani Group's 1600 MW power plant in Jharkhand state of India for next 25 years. The government signed a contract in this regard during the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent India visit. The tariff per unit was fixed at 8.6120 ce...

Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor steal moments of love in ‘Thodi der’

Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor's upcoming film, 'Half Girlfriend', which is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name, explores the complicated romantic relationships of today's youth. Ahead of the film's release, the makers have released another soul-stirring song, titled 'Thodi der'. Sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Farhan Saeed, the me...

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