Government

ADB to provide $ 250 mn for Dhaka Water Supply Project

The Asian development Bank (ADB) will provide $ 250 million to Bangladesh for ‘Dhaka Environmentally Sustainable Water Supply’ to increase supply of surface water in the capital.

ECNEC okays modern telecom network for BTCL

The government on Tuesday approved the ‘Establishment of NGN-based Telecommunication Network for Digital Bangladesh’ project costing Tk 1,863.15 crore to expand Tele-density and Tele-access facilities among the people for reaching the ICT services at reliable and affordable price.

Bangladesh Bank to bring banks under central payment system

Factors preventing Bangladesh Bank from launching its National Payment Switch (NPS) have been resolved, and efforts are in full swing to make the services available to customers by July.

PM to open Trust taxicab service Tuesday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the taxicab service of Trust Transport Services here on Tuesday, aiming to break the long spell of quality public transport crisis.

No transparency in PM's relief fund for Rana Plaza victims

The government has failed to show transparency in collecting and distributing money for the victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse, a BNP leader said yesterday.

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.

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