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  • Southwest may turn wasteland

    India plans to build 16 more barrages on Ganges

    Southwest may turn wasteland
    The river Gorai, one of the distributaries of the Ganges, has dried up under the Gorai Bridge in Kamarkhali of Magura as Farakka barrage alone has diverted around 40,000 cusec of Ganges water. Sixteen more barrages and further diversion of water will ultimately mean the death of the Ganges and its distributaries in Bangladesh. Photo: File

    India's decision to build 16 barrages, one in every 100 kilometres of the Ganges, would ultimately kill the river and spell disaster for ecology in Bangladesh, say green campaigners. The Indian government plans to construct the barrages under the Ganges waterway Project to ensure...

8 more officials under probe

The Anti-Corruption Commission is going to probe the allegedly forged freedom fighter certificates of eight top bureaucrats. The ACC decision follows allegations...

8 more officials under probe

The Anti-Corruption Commission is going to probe the allegedly forged...

Bangladeshi pleads guilty in US court

A man of Bangladeshi origin and a US citizen have pleaded guilty in New York to bribery and fraud charges in...

Bangladeshi pleads guilty in US court

A man of Bangladeshi origin and a US citizen have...

BNP high-ups fail to solve JCD crisis

The BNP high-ups yesterday failed to find any solution to the infighting in Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal over formation of its new...

BNP high-ups fail to solve JCD crisis

The BNP high-ups yesterday failed to find any solution to...

36 return home

Thirty-six Bangladeshis returned home yesterday after they were confined and tortured in a Sothern Thailand jungle near which another 118 Bangladeshi...

36 return home

Thirty-six Bangladeshis returned home yesterday after they were confined and tortured in a...

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33 killed as 2 buses collide

In one of the country's deadliest-ever road crashes, at least 33 people were killed and scores injured in Natore yesterday. The accident occurred around 3:30pm at Rijur Intersection on Bonpara-Hatikumrul highway when a Rajshahi-bound Keya Paribahan bus from Dhaka overtook a truck and rammed a Gurudaspur-bound local bus of Othoi Paribahan coming from the opposite direction, witnesses said. Of the dead, 12 people...

Airport operations likely to collapse

The High Court yesterday ordered the government to immediately take steps to screen all incoming passengers for Ebola infection at all international ports and border areas with the help of armed forces. The court also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why it should not be directed to provide humanitarian aid to Ebola affected people in other countries. Health department officials said it takes around five minutes to...

Nigeria Ebola-free

Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus yesterday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak...

Mugger or enemy?

A man was shot in the legs in the capital yesterday by a police sub-inspector who has an “extramarital affair” with his wife, claimed the victim's family. Police, however, claimed the injured...

Zim fold for 241

Despite having lost a wicket towards the end of the first day of the three-day practice match at Fatullah yesterday, the day belonged to the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI as they...

'Spare parts' for human

A segment of human intestine has been grown in laboratory mice for the first time as part of research that could one day produce transplant “spare parts” for repairing diseased tissues...

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ebola-outbreak

     Business

Foreign loans not as risky as thought: BB

Private companies eventually draw a small portion of the foreign loans approved for them, a recent study by Bangladesh Bank found. External lenders disbursed 35 percent of the approved loans in 2012 and only 25.3 percent last year, according to the study by the Chief Economist's Unit of the central bank, carried out in the backdrop of a debate over private sector commercial borrowing from external sources. The major advantages of foreign loans are lower borrowing costs...

     Op-ed

IN a country where thousands of crores of taka is siphoned off from banks without so much as whimper from the government, spending a sum of ten crores by Rajuk on wasteful trips, euphemistically called study tours, may look like pittance. But the issue is more fundamental than the sum involved. It is the planned and calculated manner of misusing public money by persons in high places of a government institution that is the point at issue. And unless cognizance is taken and the matter rectified through severe administrative actions after thorough auditing, wasting public money will assume an endemic proportion. Even a person who has himself availed of the benefits of...

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