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RHD pushes for approval

The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has proposed widening of Barisal-Patuakhali-Kuakata highways into four-lane despite, though the condition of the Dhaka-Barisal highways is poor, officials said on Wednesday.They said that the government-owned road developer had sought approval for a preliminary development project proposal (DPP) for widening the present Barisal-Kuakata road...

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RMG exports to US grow 4.81pc in first half

Bangladesh's apparel exports to the United States grew by 4.81 per cent during the first half of 2018 compared to that of last year. The country fetched $2.70 billion from apparel exports to the US market during January to June period of 2018 against $2.57 billion earnings of the corresponding...

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Three cranes arrive to add impetus to Ctg Port

CHATTOGRAM, Aug 15: The Chittagong Port is entering a new era with the procurement of three highly sophisticated quay gantry cranes.The cranes reached the port on Tuesday night as the Chinese ship MV Xing Jin Cheng Hai Yang berthed at the port's Chittagong Container Terminal-2.The prime seaport of the country...

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BPDB to take bids from private cos until Sept 20

The government has invited bids from potential entrepreneurs to build the country's first waste-based power plant to generate around 5.0 megawatts (MW) of electricity.The state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has invited bids from the private sector companies to submit their proposals by September 20 to implement the waste-based power...

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Over 600 fail to fly to KSA to perform Hajj

The government will take legal actions against some hajj agencies for failing to send Bangladeshi citizens to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for performing hajj this year. "We will take legal actions against them (the hajj agencies concerned) for their negligence in sending the aspirant pilgrims to Saudi Arabia...

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Summit’s Aziz Khan among 50 richest in S’pore: Forbes

Bangladeshi businessman and Summit Group Chairman Muhammed Aziz Khan is among Singapore's richest people, reports bdnews24.com.With $910 million net worth, Khan ranks 34th among 50 richest people in the city state, according to a 2018 list published by Forbes.Khan, 63, has interests in power, ports, fibre optics and real estate....

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Dhaka agrees to discard 'Myanmar national'

Myanmar claims that Bangladesh has agreed to stop labelling the identity cards it has been issuing Rohingya refugees as "Myanmar National's Registration Card, ' Myanmar media reported on Wednesday.Myanmar made a request to this effect during a three-day visit to Myanmar by Bangladesh's foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali.His visit...

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Tidal surge likely to inundate coastal dists

The low-lying areas of the coastal districts and offshore islands and Chars are likely to be inundated by surge height of two to three feet above normal astronomical tide under the influence of a monsoon depression, reports UNB.The coastal districts include Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Borguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirojpur,...

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Dyke collapse floods six Bagerhat villages

BAGERHAT, Aug 15 (UNB): Six villages were inundated in Sadar upazila as the river protection embankment along the Bhairab River collapsed at three points early Wednesday, leaving 1,000 people marooned.Locals said the embankment broke down at Majhidanga, Dingsaipara and Bishnupur points in the early hours.The water of the river which...

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Govt to raise wheat imports 10pc in 2018/19

Bangladesh will import around 6.5 million tonnes of wheat in the next marketing year, the USDA's local branch in the country estimated, according to a report published on www.agricensus.com Wednesday.A 10 per cent increase from the branch's estimate last year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expects around 260,000...

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UIU student goes missing in city

A private university student went missing from the city since Tuesday morning and his family suspected it to be an incident of kidnapping, reports UNB.Enamul Haque Polen, alias Afrin, 23, a student of United International University (UIU), went out from their Mohammadpur residence on Tuesday morning for his university and...

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A few vehicles plying

A few vehicles plying the usually-busy main road at Banani in the capital on Wednesday, as it was a public holiday on the occasion of National Mourning Day (August 15) — FE Photo

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