A Pakistani citizen has been illegally working at a private university in Chattogram for nearly two and a half years after being appointed by a local ruling-party lawmaker, who is also chairman of the board of trustees of the institution
Two of the six vendors of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation have expressed reservations about providing further fuel cargos, in a development that raises questions of whether the state agency would be able to ensure uninterrupted supply in the coming months.
A picnic was organised to boost the morale of a batch of SSC and HSC students, but the smiling faces in the group photo taken yesterday morning will remain a poignant reminder that some of those lives were cruelly cut short mere hours later.
With Eid approaching, the artisans of the port city’s Bihari Palli, who specialise in zardozi and karchupi work (intricate designs done by hand with beads and metal thread embroidery) are working day and night to straighten out their orders at different boutiques of the region.
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 at higher prices.
The far-reaching implications of an ongoing rally in oil prices amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have already descended on Bangladesh as the state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) is losing Tk 19 crore per day.