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World oil price falls but BD consumers pay high Coronavirus pandemic has pushed oil price to its 30-year low in the international market but Bangladesh has failed to take advantage of the declining price.Brent crude oil sold at $20.49 on April 26, 2020. Oil importing countries like Germany, Japan and India took the advantage and supplied it to their consumers at the lowest price. ...
26 buried, 11 injured hospitalised in Libya
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Sad saga of hapless fortune seekers"The migrant paid the traffickers up to US$10,000 each but their demand was for more and began torturing the hapless migrants. A fight broke out at one stage of an altercation and one of the top traffickers was killed, the members of the dead trafficker's family and his associates immediately opened fire indiscriminately and killed ...
Journey Across Mediterranean
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Traffickers in BD, Libya trap people with false promise  A racket of traffickers has been active in Bangladesh and Libya for quite a long time offering people lucrative jobs in Libya.They issue fake visas to people of Bangladeshi to take them to Europe across the Mediterranean.They offer fake visas promising lucrative jobs in Libya although it (Libya) has stopped hiring foreign workers since 2015 ...
Average Billing
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Six power cos ‘fleecing consumers’ Six power distribution companies are taking a large amount of money from consumers amid coronavirus pandemic in the name of 'average bill'.Ignoring the tariff structure, ordered by the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC), utilities are sending bills to its consumers across the country calculating three-month average power consumption, which is completely wrong and an illegal ...
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Rohingyas want to know steps taken by Myanmar to protect themRohingya leaders want to know the measures taken by the Myanmar government to protect the minority Rohingyas from genocide in Rakhaine State as per the directive of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)."On 22 May 2020, Myanmar submitted the first report indicated in the ICJ Order on provisional measures of 23 January 2020," the ICJ ...
Cyclone Amphan
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One crore people without power in coastal areasAbout one crore people living in the southern part and coastal areas are now living without electricity after the strong cyclone 'Amphan' hit the country on Wednesday.Kushtia, Khulna, Bagherhat, Sathkhira, Barishal, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Lakshmipur, Jashore, Barguna and Noakhali districts and many areas of Cox's Bazar, Chandpur, Chattogram, Bhola and Jhalokathi plunged into darkness as soon ...
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Power Division fears Tk 35,000cr loss for corona pandemicPower Division is facing a Tk 35,000 crore loss in generation, transmission and distribution sides caused by the coronavirus pandemic.To offset the loss, Power Division plans to write a letter to the Prime Minister, the line Minister of the Power, Energy and Mineral Resources seeking directives and intervention to overcome the situation."We have prepared a ...
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Undocumented workers start arriving from MideastThe Middle Eastern countries have agreed to send back the undocumented Bangladeshi workers at their own cost. Taking the advantage the first batch of 366 Bangladeshi expatriate workers arrived home on Wednesday night from Saudi Arabia by a special Saudi Airlines flight.Some 350 of them were to return from Kuwait and 440 others from the ...
Plight of Migrant Workers
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Hosts want Dhaka to take back labourersThe country is set to face serious financial and humanitarian crisis as Bangladeshi migrants' host countries have asked the government to take measure immediately to bring back Bangladeshi migrants amid COVID-19 pandemic.According to the Foreign Ministry sources, some Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan and Kuwait and Asian countries Malaysia and Maldives ...
Payra Power Plant
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First unit to go into commercial operation soonPayra1320 MW coal-fired power plant is set to announce its Initial Operation Date (IOD) this week following the successful test run of the country's biggest power project."We have successfully completed the test run of the first unit of this project in different phases and produced about 680 MW of electricity during the period. We get ...
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