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Prime Minister Asked For Constructing Concrete Road

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also ruling Awami League president, asked the authorities concerned to construct all roads with concrete gradually. The premier made the plea in the meeting of Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) in the capital on Tuesday. The premier said the roads are destroyed quickly as these were made with

Climate Change Would Suffer 9pc of GDP Growth by 2100

Bangladesh economy would suffer annual losses of upto 9.0 percent by the end of this century without changes to the current global behavior, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) climate and economics report for South Asia. The report, titled Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia, predicts the six countries

Prime Minister Order To Reclaim Rivers Around Capital

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called for early construction of a circular road around the capital city and asked the authorities to reclaim the lost parts of Buriganga and other rivers for the project, reports UNB. The Prime Minister gave the directives while presiding over a meeting on reclamation of all flowing rivers including

Bangladesh Wants Tough Action Against Israel

Bangladesh has called upon the members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to impose sanctions on Israel to send “a strong message” against its brutalities in Gaza. Suggesting some actions, Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi said the time had come “to move beyond the traditional approach of censure and official declarations and resolutions”. Instead,

Launch Sinks in Padma River With Over 250 Passengers

MUNSHIGANJ: A launch with over 250 passengers on board capsized in the River Padma near Mawa Ghat under Lauhajang upazila in Munshiganj on Monday. Two bodies of unidentified women were recovered while many people went missing until filing of this report at 9pm. Mawa Highway Traffic Inspector Shahdat Hossain said the Mawa-bound ‘Pinak-6′ launch caught

Prepaid Digital Meters For Electricity To Be Introduced

Prepaid digital metering system is set to start introducing across the country with an aim of eliminating electricity theft, illegal connection, stopping public hassles and to ensure accountability, transparency in power distribution. The Power Development Board (PDB) and Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) have taken the initiative to set prepaid meters for its all users

Pm Accuses USA, Canada of ‘Double Standards’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said USA and Canada pass judgement on Bangladesh’s elections and at the same time they shelter Bangladeshi murderers, which demonstrate their double standards. Sheikh Hasina was briefing the press on Saturday on her recent UK tour. Asked about the government’s efforts to bring back the murderers of Bangabandhu, she said,

BGMEA to Organise BATEXPO 2014 Outside Bangladesh

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) will organise the 25th edition of Bangladesh Apparel and Textile Exhibition (BATEXPO) outside Bangladesh. Sources at the BGMEA told the Daily Observer On Monday that the BGMEA decided to hold the BATEXPO 2014 outside the country for the first time. A source said BATEXPO-2014 will take place in

Bangladesh – Sri Lanka Trade Crosses $100m For First Time

As bilateral trade crossed the critical $100million mark for the first time, a confident Bangladesh called  for a formal investment protection mechanism to drive trade volumes to next levels. “As a result of an investment protection agreement, fundamentals of investments would be right for Bangladeshi investors looking at Sri Lanka and this would drive our

Top Bangladeshi UN Official Resigns

Ameerah Haq of Bangladesh has resigned as the United Nations Under Secretary General for Field Support, ending a nearly four-decade long challenging career with the organization. She had expressed her desire to quit the post to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently. Ban announced acceptance of Haq’s resignation in a statement on Tuesday and expressed