Asifur Rahman

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

PM to inaugurate 1,320MW Payra power plant tomorrow

The Payra area in Patuakhali is going to be a major economic hub with a sea port, a special economic zone, an airport and the country’s biggest coal-fired power plant that will officially launch...

March 18, 2022
March 18, 2022

Complaints against telcos piling up

The stack of complaints against mobile phone operators is increasing everyday but the authorities are having to keep those aside because of a case pending at High Court (HC).

March 14, 2022
March 14, 2022

Prize Bonds: Tk 35 crore winnings remain unclaimed

Have you ever bought a national prize bond? If you have, then please match your bond numbers with the draw results again as you could be one of those lucky few who are yet to claim their prize...

March 13, 2022
March 13, 2022

Does anyone ever leave DU?

The central playground of Dhaka University almost seemed like it accommodated the whole campus on that one field yesterday.

March 11, 2022
March 11, 2022

TCB coverage: Govt decides to deliver to 5cr people

Amid soaring prices of daily essentials, the government has decided to deliver 61,000 tonnes of soybean oil, sugar, chickpea and lentil to five crore people through the Trading Corporation of...

March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022

Runaway energy prices raise alarm

The runaway fuel oil and gas price in the international markets has already hit Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves and intensified pressures on the exchange rate amid the escalation of imports...

February 18, 2022
February 18, 2022

Stimulus for the laid-off: Only 0.5pc spent in a year

The government spent only about 0.5 percent of a Tk 1,500 crore stimulus package unveiled in 2020 for laid off workers of export-oriented apparel and leather factories.

February 18, 2022
February 18, 2022

Water project awaiting revision: Officials ‘not involved’, yet they travelled abroad

Three government officials toured abroad this month using funds from a water development board project in Cox’s Bazar, although none of them was directly associated with the work.

February 11, 2022
February 11, 2022

Power cost keeps spiralling

Capacity payments for under-utilised independent power producers (IPPs) are heavily affecting the power generation cost, putting pressure on the government to raise the tariff, said a recent study.

January 29, 2022
January 29, 2022

Faulty design, negligence and much more

On December 24, the MV Abhijan fire hazard took the lives of 49 people and injured many more. A month since the tragedy, one question still lingers in everyone’s minds: who was responsible?