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SHV Energy aims to be an LPG market leader in Bangladesh

Country Today Desk SHV Energy, a leading global distributor of off-grid energy such as LPG, is set to launch its Bangladesh operations in September this year. It aims to become one of top three distributors of bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the country’s emerging market, said Massih Niazi, chief executive officer of SHV Energy Bangladesh, in an exclusive interview ...

Peace talks to pre-empt ‘TTP-Da’ish nexus’

International Desk  The Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) on Tuesday formally endorsed the efforts aimed at seeking a peace deal with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The development came after the military leadership told lawmakers that it was feared that the TTP might join hands with Da’ish Khorasan and Pakistan was compelled to seek a peace deal with the ...

Australia consider Maxwell as spin all-rounder for second Test

Sports Desk All-rounder Glenn Maxwell remains in Australia’s plans for the second Test against Covid-hit Sri Lanka on an expected turner at Galle, skipper Pat Cummins said Thursday. Maxwell, a batsman who bowls off-spin, will fight for a place in the team with fast bowler Mitchell Starc as the tourists look to clinch the series in the final match starting ...

Chicago shooting suspect considered second attack

International Desk A man accused of opening fire on a Fourth of July parade near Chicago contemplated a second attack after the deadly shooting, authorities say. According to police, the 21-year-old suspect drove for more than two hours to Wisconsin after the shooting, which left seven dead and dozens wounded. He saw another Independence Day celebration there and allegedly considered ...

25km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu bridge highway

Tangail Correspondent A 25-kilometre tailback was created on Dhaka-Tangail- Bangabandhu bridge highway from early Thursday causing immense sufferings to the Eid holidaymakers. Homebound people were the worst sufferer of the traffic situation as thousands of vehicles carrying Eid holidaymakers have remained stuck on the highway. Starting from the Bangabandhu bridge east, the tailback reached Rabna area of Tangail Sadar upazila. ...

Rains likely to quell heat in Bangladesh

Staff Reporter Expect some respite from the scorching heat and frustrating humidity, as the weather department has predicted monsoon showers at many places across the country in 24 hours. “Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty winds is likely to occur at a few places over Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at one ...

White House communications director quits

International Desk US President Joe Biden’s communications director is quitting, the White House said Wednesday, the latest in a number of departures of high-ranking officials ahead of November’s midterm elections. The administration said in a statement confirming Kate Bedingfield’s exit later this month that she wanted to spend more time with her husband and young children after three years leading ...

Monsoon rains kill 77 in Pakistan

International Desk At least 77 people have died in monsoon rains lashing Pakistan, the country’s climate change minister said Wednesday, warning more heavier-than-usual downpours lay ahead. “For me, it’s a national tragedy,” Sherry Rehman told a news conference in the capital, adding the toll was taken from June 14, when the monsoon started. “When people die like that, it’s not ...

Realise Bangladesh situation, be more active in Rohingya repatriation: PM to int. community

Staff Reporter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged international community to play more active role in Rohingya repatriation to their homeland, realising the huge burden of over one million displaced Myanmar nationals on Bangladesh under the fallout of Coronavirus and Russia-Ukraine war. “Rohingyas are huge burden for us. All the countries are facing difficulties due to Coronavirus and Russia-Ukraine ...

Global Covid cases top 557 million

Online Desk The overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 557 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe. According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 557,522,144 and the death toll from the virus reached 6,366,784 Thursday morning. The US has recorded 89,930,463 cases so far and ...