Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020

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Shahjalal Airport uplift project finally takes off

DHAKA: Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), the main gateway to Bangladesh by air, is going to get a facelift to a most modern airport as a long-delayed modernization project finally takes off at the beginning of next year.The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB)

Ershad rues his political fortune in grand alliance

DHAKA: Former President HM Ershad, who had ruled Bangladesh for nine years as a strongman, now passes his days in unhappiness, with most of his desires cherished in joining the grand-alliance government remaining unfulfilled. Political analysts think that the situation is going beyond

Process of building Bangabandhu Airport under PPP gets going

DHAKA: Paperwork got going at government initiative to establish the proposed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Airport through public-private partnership (PPP), a newly devised development paradigm now being practiced around the global by combining the two sectors in a synergy.The Ministry of

Tk 4000 crore defalcated from govt. banks!

DHAKA: The government is taking initiative to recover some Tk 4000 crore allegedly misappropriated from nine government banks under cover of debt waivers during the times of the past four-party coalition and the caretaker governments. Competent sources said the huge amount of money was

No alternative to planned city, following law to get rid of traffic jam: BRTA Chairman

DHAKA: Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) Chairman Ayubur Rahman Khan sees it as only natural that the capital will get more suffocating with impassable traffic jam for pressures of population. “For roads, an ideal city should set aside 25 percent areas inside while Dhaka offers

Biman bypasses rule to sign accord with Kabo

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines had renewed the accord with Kabo Airlines on chartering an airplane bypassing the rules and regulations of the institution, competent sources said when asked about reasons for a high-level row over the issue. They pointed out that the deal, signed during

Old vehicles come back: citizens vexed with severe traffic jam

DHAKA: The city streets again got clogged with a comeback of outworn vehicles ahead of Eid-ul-fitr as the police drive apparently nosedived, putting city-dwellers in abject misery besides polluting the environment.Allegations have it that dilapidated vehicles are plying roads due to

Land acquisition and rehab in Barapukuria to cost Tk 191 crore

DHAKA: The government has earmarked Tk 191 crore for funding the acquisition of 646 acres of land and rehabilitation of the people displaced for the Barapukuria coalmine, according to a draft budget. A sum of Tk 80 crore has been projected as land-acquisition cost while Tk 109 crore for

BBS to be upgraded to SIMD for better statistics management

DHAKA: The government has taken initiative to make Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) more dynamic through upgrading the Department of Statistics.As per the plan, the Statistics Department under the Planning Ministry will be named Statistics and Information Management Department

Building digital Bangladesh: Online one-stop service begins from Sep

DHAKA: The Government is going to introduce online ‘one-stop service’ in all districts by December, starting from next month, under its flagship agenda for digitizing Bangladesh. Jessore comes first under the quick-service system, allowing people to get all government services at

Destiny spreads its wings buying Best Air

DHAKA: Burgeoning business group Destiny is set to spread its wings by buying Best Air, a private airline, which made a tailspin in 2009 and lay inoperative.Destiny Group is negotiating the deal with Best Aviation, the mother organisation of the airline. The Best Air will set out with a

Govt mulls clipping mobile courtÔÇÖs wings

DHAKA: The government now mulls curtailing the jurisdiction of mobile court that catches delinquents off-guard, competent sources said, as a knock to a big business created ripples. They said the plan is on the cards following a row between Commerce and Industries Ministers over the

Digitization of demography: 3.3 lakh digital maps for next census

DHAKA: The National Population and Household Census will begin in March next year, this time using hi-tech methodologies, to update country’s demographic scenario. The census will be conducted using up-to-date technology with an aim to get quick and accurate results. Bangladesh Bureau

22 more Jamaat leaders wanted for war crimes!

DHAKA: A fresh list is learnt have been prepared for detaining 22 more Jamaat stalwarts soon after the recent arrest of five of its top leaders, who are now facing trial in the war-crime tribunal.Competent sources told banglanews24.com.bd that the list prepared by the special branch of

Muhith scuttles BNP stand on credit deal with India

SAVAR: Finance Minister AMA Muhith Sunday said the main opposition BNP was opposing credit agreement with India for nothing but to stop foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country. While in power, Muhith said, the four-party alliance government had shut ways of investment.

Tripura power plant costs BD 2,000 trees

DHAKA: Bangladesh will have to cut down its around two thousand trees to make way for the construction of a proposed thermal power plant by India in its landlocked northeastern Tripura State.An allocation of Tk 3 lakh has been recommended for felling these trees in a bid to reconstruct

Bengal Tiger transfigured into white cat!

DHAKA: It’s a tale of a Royal Bengal Tiger transfiguring into a mewing white cat in front of the SAARC Fountain, one of the busiest points of the capital city. The national animal of the country appeared in the city in January this year during the South Asian Games. The Royal Bengal

Malkhana mired in miasma of mismanagement

DHAKA:  Evidences vital to disposal of the under-trial cases at Dhaka court lie mired in a miasma of mismanagement in its malkhana or storehouse, sources said.  In order to prove the offence in most cases, the prosecution largely depends on evidences with forensic proof.The

Drug traders change tricks of the trade

DHAKA: Illegal drugs are making inroad into the capital through newer and innovative tricks of the cross-border trade, according to latest findings. The drug traders become active again after a brief period in alert for administrative vigilance. As a result, the clandestine drug markets

ULFA leaders- urge: Don brand us as marauders by a pen-stroke

United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), the outlawed separatist group of the northeastern Indian state of Assam, has created a reign of terror in the Garo hills along greater Mymensingh frontier setting up their dens. Their hideouts are fortified with arsenals like AK-47, Uzi gun,

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