Deadline June; 30pc converted

The new law on brick kilns lacks proper guidelines for setting up eco-friendly manufacturing units with sustainable technology, and has failed to speed up the conversion of environmentally hazardous traditional kilns, observe experts and kiln owners.

450 more taxicabs from Tuesday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday is set to inaugurate 450 new taxicabs to make the transport system easier in Dhaka and Chittagong.

Holidays cancelled at Roads & Highways

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday cancelled all types of holidays at the Roads and Highways Department during the Eid and the rainy seasons.

‘Siddique abducted by my foes’

Syeda Rizwana Hasan, a prominent environmental activist of Bangladesh, has claimed that her husband was not abducted for his activities; rather he was abducted for her activities.

No initiative to recruit manpower for Padma Bridge construction area

The government has not taken initiative to recruit manpower for the Padma Bridge construction area, according to a circular issued today.

Study set to begin to outline power import from Tripura

State-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB) and the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) will conduct a joint feasibility study to facilitate Bangladesh’s import of 100 MW electricity from gas-fired Palatana power plant in India’s Tripura state.

Sunamganj to have largest solar power plant

The government will install a solar power plant in Sulla upazila of Sunamganj district aiming to give the people of remote haor (wetland) areas access to solar energy facilities.

Rohingya Issue: Dhaka seeks international community’s support

Bangladesh has sought cooperation of the international community for the implementation of its National Strategy to address the issue of undocumented Myanmar nationals in Bangladesh.

Veteran journalist ABM Musa passes away

Veteran journalist ABM Musa passed away at Labaid Cardiac Hospital in the city on Wednesday. He was 83. ABM Musa breathed his last at 1:15pm at the hospital.

World Bank forecasts 5.4% GDP growth rate

Bangladesh will achieve a 5.4 percent GDP growth rate in the 2013-14 fiscal, a World Bank (WB) projection has indicated.

ECNEC okays 4 projects involving Tk 2,793cr

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved four development projects including Construction of Ghorashal 365-MW Combined Cycle Power Plant with a total outlay of Taka 2,793 crore.

Govt plans to use remittance for construction of Padma bridge: Muhith

The government is planning to use remittance sent by non-resident Bangladeshis for the construction of Padma Multipurpose Bridge, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith here Monday.

15 mmcf gas added to National grid

The National grid on Monday started getting 15 million cubic feet (MMCF) additional gas per day from Shimrail Kandi Gas Field in the district.

ADB to provide $110 mn for pvt sector infrastructure projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Bangladesh on Sunday signed an agreement for US$110 million in loans to support the country’s private sector infrastructure projects including in renewable energy.

Non-food inflation in March declines by 0.11pc

Non-food inflation in March, 2014 declined by 0.11 per cent, according to the latest data released by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) today.

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