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Why are state-run fertiliser factories wasting so much gas?

Four state-run fertiliser factories waste natural gas to such a degree that if the gas -- wasted in 9 days --- were to be used in producing electricity, the amount could have been enough to provide...

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Battle of Salda through the eyes of a hero

The battle of Shalda was one of the most important and valiant battles of our War of Liberation - was fought in the area surrounding the Shalda River.

Dhamaka: A movie about the media industry’s self-absorption!

“Neerja” movie’s director Ram Madhvani’s new movie “Dhamaka” was released on Netflix recently. It is about how the media industry turns a story into a selling product. The movie was filmed in just...

Govt seeking new investors for rail projects after China pulls out

China pulled out of two of the largest railway projects -- Joydebpur-Ishwardi Double-Line Project budgeted at TK 14,250 crore and Akhaura-Sylhet Dual-Gauge Railway Line budgeted at TK 16,104 crore....

Bangladesh now a developing country: What are the gains and losses?

Great news for Bangladesh on the year of the golden jubilee. Bangladesh has been promoted to a developing country from an underdeveloped country. After 45 years of being a Least Developed Country ...

Source tax and the plight of small investors

A mammoth source of income for the National Board of Revenue is now source tax on savings instruments. In the last fiscal year, the government has earned around Tk 3,000 crore from taxing savings...

Will the country be hit by another wave of coronavirus?

Coronavirus infections are on the wane in the country, as are the death numbers.

Four brave women perform funeral rites of female Covid victims

Four women from Mymensingh have come forward to perform the funeral rites for female Covid-19 deceased -- an altruistic work beyond social stigma and health risk, a work where only male volunteers...

Is importing oxygen enough?

Countrywide oxygen demand has increased 4 to 5 times, and still the health ministry is claiming that Bangladesh is not at risk of oxygen shortage. On the other hand, the director general of the...

Rash Purnima: A Manipuri tradition spanning 242 years

Rash Purnima -- one of the major festivals of the Manipuri community -- is celebrated during the full moon of autumn. According to legend, In 1779, Maharaja Bhagya Chandra, on the day of Shukla...

Festivities for Khasi tribe!

Moulvibazar's Kamalganj upazila Magurchara Khashia Punji holds a traditional end-of-the-year and New Year celebrations of the Khashia community.

Cultural engagement and growth to mend communal divide

“Poth cherona pother manush -- Shamprodayik montrona rukhte chhorai shompritir shur” -- was the slogan for cultural programme and protest arranged by Prachyanat at the base of Aparajeyo Bangla on...