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Chinese Sinopec finds gas prospect in Shariatpur

Chinese energy exploration firm Sinopec has found onshore natural gas prospect at Shariatpur in central Bangladesh after a 2D seismic survey, a senior official said.The Sinopec has carried out the seismic survey in Shariatpur and 16 other districts in three onshore blocks - 3B, 6B and 7 - to delineate...

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A mother helping her son drink water at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital

A mother helping her son drink water at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday as the college student fell ill with dengue fever while staying at a dormitory at Arambagh in the city— FE photo by Shafiqul Alam

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Rivers recede in N region, thousands still marooned

Thousands of people were still left marooned in flood-affected districts in the country on on Saturday, though water levels in many rivers continued to recede triggering land erosion and breach of dams.The flood situation was improving in the northern region but deteriorating in the central region, triggering fear of flooding...

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Hard lobbying key reason for so many doctors crowding Dhaka

A staggering 4,749 physicians are posted as attachment (OSD) in Dhaka against only 783 sanctioned posts, causing a dearth of doctors at district level and below.According to statistics available with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Dhaka division has 42 per cent more doctors than the sanctioned posts.On the...

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Woman among three lynched in city, N’ganj

Three people, including a woman, were beaten to death by angry mob in Dhaka and Narayanganj on Saturday after they were suspected to be child lifters, reports UNB.In Dhaka, an unknown woman was killed in a lynch-mob attack at Uttar Badda in the capital in the morning.Inspector Yasin Gazi of...

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Drawback Office proving toothless

The office responsible for handling drawback facility is finding it exceedingly difficult to function legally due to the absence of relevant rules regarding tax refund, officials said.With the implementation of the new VAT law from July 01, the key task of the Duty Exemption and Drawback Office (DEDO) has been...

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Saudi king okays hosting of US armed forces

RIYADH, July 20: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has approved hosting the US armed forces in the kingdom, Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. An official in the Saudi Ministry of Defence clarified that the decision was made based on the principles of strengthening regional security...

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Youth stabbed to death in city

A young man was stabbed to death by another group over a trivial matter in the city's Lalbagh on Friday night.The deceased was identified as Shamim Hossain, 18, of the locality. — UNB

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Malaysian labour market to open in August

GOPALGANJ, July 20: Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed said Saturday the labour market in Malaysia is going to open as the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers will start August. "The decision of returning illegal workers to the country from Malaysia has been finalised… Moreover, the recruitment of new...

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