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Fresh erosion hits Padma Bridge construction site

Another 80 square metres area of the Padma Bridge construction yard in Louhajang’s Kumarbhog has been washed away by strong river currents only four days after a jetty, link road and a temporary concrete plant were devoured by the river, reports bdnews24.com Wednesday’s erosion was just to the east of the 250 square metre stretch eroded on Sunday, the bridge ... Read More »

BD to import 950,000 tonnes wheat in year to June 2016

Bangladesh’s state grains buyer plans to import 950,000 tonnes of wheat in the year to June 2016, up from 300,000 tonnes the previous year, seeking to secure food supplies, reports bdnews24.com “We will seek wheat with 12.5 percent protein content to ensure quality,” said Ilahi Dad Khan, procurement director at the Directorate General of Food. The announcement came after the ... Read More »

Fragile rule of law leads to brutality in society: NHRC chief

businessnews24bd.com Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Dr Mizanur Rahman on Thursday said the fragile state of the country’s rule of law leads to brutality in a society. “The fragile state of the country’s rule of law is one of the prime reasons behind rise in the incidents of brutality and social unrest. In some cases, it’s hard ... Read More »

Malaysia confirms wing part is from missing MH-370

Malaysia confirmed early on Thursday that a piece of a wing washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was from Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the first trace of the plane found since it vanished last year with 239 people on board, reports bdnews24.com “Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must ... Read More »

Cyclone alert: Ctg, Cox’s Bazar ports asked to hoist danger signal 7; Mongla, Payra signal 5

A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal has forced the Meteorological Department to advise Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar maritime ports to hoist danger signal No. 7, reports bdnews24.com  It has also advised the Mongla and Payra ports to hoist danger signal No. 5. Its Storm Warning Centre Deputy Director Shamsuddin Ahmed on Wednesday night told bdnews24.com the signals were upgraded ... Read More »

Medical admission test on Sept 18

businessnews24bd.com The admission tests for medical and dental colleges for the session 2015-16 will be held on September 18. The Health Ministry confirmed the date after the decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday. Detail schedule of the admission test will be published soon. Country’s 29 government medical colleges have 3,162 seats and 64 private medical colleges have 5,325 ... Read More »

Nurul, Kamal, Yafes take oath as minister

Nurul Islam BSc has taken oath as minister in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Cabinet in the first shakeup since she returned to power in January last year. State ministers Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Yafes Osman have become full ministers. They took oath at the swearing-in ceremony conducted by President Md Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban on Tuesday evening. MPs Tarana ... Read More »

Rich – poor gap in Bangladesh is still huge: BBS

Differences between the rich and the poor remain pronounced even as Bangladesh jumps to the lower-middle income country category, a survey has revealed, reports bdnews24.com  More than half of the stunted children in Bangladesh are from the poor families, a Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics report published on Sunday said. Twenty-seven percent of stunted children are from rich families. According to ... Read More »

Highways to be extortion free during Eid: IGP

businessnews24bd.com Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Sunday said law-enforcement agencies have taken all-out preparations to make the highways fully free from extortion ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.The IGP came up with the assurance while talking to reporters after a follow-up meeting with law-enforcement agencies at the Police Headquarters. The police boss said, “We had a meeting with stakeholders, ... Read More »

Record remittance inflow of $15 billion in 2014-15

Non-resident Bangladeshis have sent remittances worth $15.3 billion during the just concluded 2014-15 fiscal, the highest ever in a single year, reports bdnews24.com Remittance inflow stood at $14.23 billion during the previous FY 2013-14, which means it rose by 7.51 percent in a year. In June 2015, the last month of FY 14-15, expatriate Bangladeshis sent $1.42 billion, said Bangladesh ... Read More »