• Friday, August 29, 2014

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  • Part of embankment collapses in Bogra

    Flood water flows 99cm above danger level, 1 lakh people affected

    Part of embankment collapses in Bogra
    This Star photo published on July 23 this year shows the flood control embankment in Rohodaha area in Sariakandi upazila of Bogra is on the verge of collapse due to constant onslaught by the river Jamuna.

    Some 100 villages have gone under water as a flood control embankment in Shariakandi upazila of Bogra collapsed in the rushing waters of the Jamuna River on Friday. Lives of around one lakh people have been affected badly following the collapse about 300 metres...

2 Bangladeshis killed in UAE

Two Bangladeshi workers died after falling from an under construction building at Sharjah city of United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, reported...

2 Bangladeshis killed in UAE

Two Bangladeshi workers died after falling from an under construction building at Sharjah city of United...

8.4kg gold seized, 1 held at Shahjalal airport

8.4kg gold seized, 1 held at Shahjalal airport

Customs Intelligence officials seized 72 gold bars weighing around 8.4 kilogrammes and detained a person at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in...

8.4kg gold seized, 1 held at Shahjalal airport

Customs Intelligence officials seized 72 gold bars weighing around 8.4 kilogrammes and detained...

More than 3m have fled Syria: UN

More than 3m have fled Syria: UN

More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees and the desperate crisis is only getting worse, the UN's refugee...

More than 3m have fled Syria: UN

More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees and the desperate crisis is only...

I WHO?

“Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.” — Soren Kierkegaard  Danish philosopher, theologian Socrates' ukase was “know thyself.” Easier said than done—a whole cloud of philosophy condensed into the drop of these two short words. How can you know yourself? And why should you know yourself? Don't cringe at the sight of the word philosophy. You may think of it as an irrelevant “ivory-tower” exercise,...

Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed

West African health ministers meeting in Ghana have agreed that travel restrictions imposed to combat Ebola should be lifted. The ministers followed advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which said that the restrictions create food and supply shortages and harm efforts to contain the deadly virus. The index case & 80 contacts in #DRC hv no history of travel to #Ebola affected...

Three rivers too hungry

The Padma, the Ganges and the Jamuna have taken away around 1.5 lakh hectares of land but returned only 53,000 hectares in the last four decades. In other words, the country has...

1 dies in Meghna trawler capsize

A man died as a salt-laden trawler sank into the Meghna River due to the heavy current at Gazipur point of Haimchar upazila in Chandpur this morning. The victim was identified as...

Iceland eruption triggers red alert

The Icelandic Met Office has raised its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight. Scientists said a fissure eruption 1km (0.6 miles) long started in...

Panda fakes pregnancy ‘to get good food and care’

The world’s first live broadcast of a panda birth has been called off after experts said the “mother” involved may have been faking the pregnancy to receive better treatment. “Phantom pregnancies” are...

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     Business

Sugar mills stuck in huge losses

Falling sugar prices on the global market and increased imports have lowered the prices of the sweetener in the domestic market, putting state-owned and private mills in a tight spot. Raw sugar imports surged 31 percent year-on-year to 19.83 lakh tonnes last fiscal year amid the refiners' rush to capitalise on the lower international prices to build up stocks for export and the domestic market. But the International Sugar Organisation on Tuesday said the global sugar consumption needs to outstrip supply by at least three million tonnes before prices...

     Op-ed

THE latest Poverty map published jointly by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, World Bank and World Food Programme reveals disquieting trends. Nearly a third of the estimated 50million people live in the capital city. That the poor are flocking to Dhaka and other major urban centers are indicative of the fact that all major economic activities are concentrated around these areas, while the rest of the country lags behind. The results merely go to explain why urbanization overall is growing at nearly 30 per cent per annum. Infrastructure development, empowerment of local government and more importantly, the decentralization of economic activities are seen as prerequisites for a balanced growth of the country....

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