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Stop new gas connections to homes: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday instructed Power and Energy Ministry officials to stop providing new gas connections to residential consumers, in favour of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) for them at affordable price in the next three years, reports UNB. She also asked the officials to pay special emphasis to development of solar power to spread electricity to off-grid remote areas. ...

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Electricity for all soon: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  said it would not take that much time to provide electricity to every household. “Around 70 percent people are now getting electricity. Inshallah, it wouldn’t take that much time to make it [electricity] available to the rest of the households,” she said. The PM came up with the assurance during her introductory speech before the senior ...

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873 govt officials promoted

The government recently promoted 873 officials — working at different ministries and divisions as senior assistant secretaries, deputy secretaries and joint secretaries– to higher posts including the ranks of deputy secretary, joint secretary and additional secretary. This is for the first that the government has promoted such a huge number of officials to higher posts at one time in the ...

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BNP blames PM for breaching electoral rule BNP makes the allegation through issuing a press statement

The BNP has claimed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has breached the electoral code of conduct by announcing her official support for the mayoral candidates in the Dhaka City Corporations polls. The party made the allegation through issuing a press statement on Tuesday. In the statement, BNP Standing Committee member Nazrul Islam Khan said according to the existing electoral law, ...

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Storm death toll rises to 34

The death toll in the nor’wester that lashed several districts in the country on Saturday climbed up to 34 with northern district Bogra remain the worst affected area. In Bogra, 10 more people were found dead yesterday after a nor’wester hit the district around 6pm Saturday and ran amok for about 45 minutes, raising the death toll to 19 there. ...

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Khaleda got back home with agony of defeat: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said BNP leader Khaleda Zia has gone back to her home with the agony of failure and defeat after staying in her office for long 92 days aiming to topple the government. “She (Khaleda) has suffered a heavy defeat, she got back home embracing the failure and defeat,” she said. The Prime Minister was ...

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Ban Ki-moon seeks Hasina’s cooperation

United Nation is going to set the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for post-2015 in it’s 70th General Assembly in September this year. The UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has sought the cooperation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in this regard as she was in the meeting that finalized the Millennium Development Goal (MDG). State minister for foreign affairs M ...

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Commuters face trouble

Many parts of the city remained inundated for hours after a downpour yesterday, exposing the poor drainage system of the capital. The waterlogging caused immense sufferings to commuters, especially office-goers and students, as traffic congestion resulted in tailbacks on many city streets. After the rain, some areas in Rajarbagh, Mouchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Kakrail and Fakirapool went under ankle-deep to knee-deep ...

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Family asked to meet Kamaruzzaman

Hours after the Supreme Court ruling upholding its death penalty for Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman for 1971 war crimes, the prisons authorities asked his family to meet him at Dhaka Central Jail by 5:00pm today. A three-member prisons delegation delivered a letter in this regard to his house at Mirpur in the capital, Dhaka around 3:00pm, Shishir Manir, a counsel ...

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Khaleda Zia surrenders in court, gets bail in graft cases

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has secured bail in two corruption cases after surrendering in a Dhaka court. She left her Gulshan office after three months and went to the court at Bakshibazar on Sunday। Dhaka’s Third Special Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar granted her bail in ‘Zia Charitable Trust’ and ‘Zia Orphanage Trust’ graft cases over an alleged embezzlement of more ...

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