Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Rural areas face more power outages than urban areas: DCs

The deputy commissioners on Thursday alleged that rural areas are having more power outages than the urban areas and that they are under constant pressure from the ruling partymen seeking lease of the sand and stone quarries in their districts. The heads of the district administration made the allegations at a meeting with the power ... Read more

Ctg still reels from power shortage

Diverting gas supply from CUFL to power station fails to improve situation The port city and its suburbs continue to suffer from acute power shortage despite the move to increase power generation in two units of Raozan power plant by diverting gas there from the Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Ltd (CUFL). The government indefinitely suspended the ... Read more

Restore canals, wetlands to stop waterlogging

Suggest experts as water bodies being lost due to unplanned urbanisation Mindless destruction of natural water bodies in and around Dhaka coupled with flagrant disregard for urban planning of successive governments have brought the capital to its knees, said noted urban

Cut emission level by 45pc within 2020

Vulnerable countries urge developed ones The most vulnerable countries (MVCs) demanded the developed countries to reduce their emission by 45 percent in aggregate against 1990 levels by 2020 and make available fund of $150 billion a year to help protect the

CNG pump owners postpone strike

CNG pump owners have postponed their proposed countrywide strike till August 16 in response to the call from the government to resolve their grievances through discussion, reports

No financing available for migration of the poor: WB

Projects around 10pc remittance growth despite recession Poverty reduction in Bangladesh will be accelerated significantly if the poor are provided with the opportunity to be employed abroad, said the World Bank, which projected around 10 per cent growth in remittances this fiscal

WASA drainage covers 37pc in Dhaka city

The WASA drainage system covers only 37 percent area in Dhaka City leaving the most of the metropolis vulnerable to severe waterlogging particularly during the monsoon. Concerned experts say ensuring free flow of water to all the existing 26 canals, freeing those from encroachers, extension of drainage

Titas MD sued for bribery

A CNG filling station and conversion workshop owner yesterday sued the managing director and two others of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd for demanding Tk 1 lakh bribe from

Micro-credit programme with a difference

Chinta Rani, 32 and Maloti, 35, both housewives and living at the village of Kutubpur under South Sunamjganj Upazila in Sunamganj, are no more taking loan from any NGO or Mohajan. Now, they can take loan from their own organisation formed comprising 30 others families of the village three years ago in association with a ... Read more

Bangladesh beat Windies, win ODI series

After their magnificent first-ever overseas test-series victory in West Indies last week, Bangladesh again proved their worth clinching the maiden ODI series against a test nation abroad when the tigers chased down the galloping Caribbean hosts to beat them by 3 wickets at Windsor Park in Dominica Tuesday. They were doubly crowned through making a ... Read more

Biggest pullout from CHT

Govt decides to withdraw one brigade, 35 temporary army camps by Sept; 200 camps already withdrawn in phases as per the 1997 peace accord In a major development towards implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord 1997, the government has decided to withdraw one brigade of troops and 35 temporary security camps from CHT ... Read more

Rid’s syrup unauthorised, toxic element found

Says probe report on paracetamol tragedy The government-formed probe committee has found presence of poisonous Diethylene Glycol in the paracetamol syrup of one pharmaceutical company after examining 300 samples of paracetamol and vitamin syrup of 10 companies. The seven-member body submitted its report to Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque yesterday. The committee headed by Joint ... Read more

Parts of the city still submerged in rainwater

Much of the low-lying areas in and around the city and many of its roads were still inundated on Wednesday as rainwater was taking time to recede due to lack of adequate drainage system. Meanwhile water, gas and electricity connections which were snapped at many parts of the city during Tuesday’s record downpour were yet ... Read more

DCs ask govt to define duties of upazila reps, officials

Deputy commissioners from across the country on Wednesday called on the government to bring an end to the conflict between the local representatives and the administrators at the grassroots level by defining their responsibilities more specifically. At the working session on the local government ministry on the second day of the deputy commissioners’ annual conference, ... Read more

Mega plan to generate 5000 mw electricity

The Ministry of Power and Energy has been mobilising Tk 40,000 crore to generate 5,000MW of electricity to reduce load shedding into a tolerable level within next four and half years during the term of the present government. The ministry has placed its mega plan of power generation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her ... Read more

Padma Bridge: Bonds to mobilize fund locally

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said the resource gap for the construction of Padma Bridge would be around US$ 500 million, as an inter-ministerial meeting reviewed the proposed mega project. “We’ll have to mobilize funds locally to meet the resource gap locally. I think there will be no problem to meet the gap.” he ... Read more