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44 govt, 431 pvt bldgs fail to show plans

44 govt, 431 pvt bldgs fail to show plans
Inspection teams of the Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkha (RAJUK) have examined a total of 1,818 high-rise buildings from April 1 to 15 this year. The owners of 475 of these buildings—431 owned by private entities and 44 by government entities—could not show any RAJUK-approved building plan to the inspection teams. An analysis of the data revealed that only 293 buildings out of the total 1,818 had been built by adhering to RAJUK rules. Now, the authorities are set to start its second phase of building inspection soon. This time, the inspection would be done zone by zone, housing and public works minister SM Rezaul Karim told reporters at a press briefing held in his ministry yesterday. The minister also disclosed the details of the probe…

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Probe finds 67 staff of RAJUK, ministry guilty

Probe finds 67 staff of RAJUK, ministry guilty
At least 67 officers and employees of the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) and the Ministry of…

Heat stroke, diarrhoea on the rise

Heat stroke, diarrhoea on the rise

The prevailing spell of heat wave has been continuing across the country over the last week, putting people in serious health risks like heat stroke and diarrhoea. The met office recorded the country’s highest temperature of 38.0 degrees Celsius at Jashore, in Khulna division, yesterday (Wednesday).…
AC bus service on Dhaka, N’ganj route  launched

AC bus service on Dhaka, N’ganj route launched

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) launched an air condition (AC) bus service on Dhaka-Narayanganj route yesterday. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the service at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the city. The new bus service will run on Bangabandhu National Stadium-Mayor…
Burden of books on students

Burden of books on students

Until a few decades back, a maximum of five text books had been enough for children’s primary schooling. But soon the kindergartens came to our society with a show of modernised way of teaching kids. Then guardians were not that much serious about their wards’ education at such an early…
Bloomberg on Bangladesh and India: The future of textiles, manufacturing and services

Bloomberg on Bangladesh and India: The future of textiles, manufacturing and services

In an opinion piece in Bloomberg on 24 February 2019 (Bangladesh and India pursue different economic models for growth) the columnist Noah Smith asks if Bangladesh can sustain its high growth rate of recent years, based as it is on the manufacturing sector led by low-cost textiles. He suggests that…
Street vendors’ business booms ahead of Eid

Street vendors’ business booms ahead of Eid

With two weeks of Ramadan already over, city people are thronging footpath stalls to buy clothes ahead of Eid. According to street vendors, mostly low-income people are flocking to buy items at affordable prices amid the frenzy for pre-Eid shopping. Several retailers at different makeshift stalls are…
May under fire over new Brexit plan as EU polls begin today

May under fire over new Brexit plan as EU polls begin today

Theresa May will make the case for her new Brexit plan in Parliament later, amid signs that Conservative opposition to her leadership is hardening. The prime minister will outline changes to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill - including a promise to give MPs a vote on holding another referendum. But shadow…
Mohakal to stage 50th show 
of ‘Nilakhyan’ today

Mohakal to stage 50th show of ‘Nilakhyan’ today

On the occasion of completing the eventful journey of 36 years, which will be marked on July 14, theatre troupe Mahakal Natya Sampraday is going to organise a year-long programme. The year-long celebration will be featuring staging plays in different countries, workshop, bringing new plays on stage,…
Bangladesh aim to break new ground at CWC

Bangladesh aim to break new ground at CWC

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Wednesday said it is imperative for them to start their World Cup mission with a bang following their jaw-dropping victory in Ireland. Mashrafe also said that wining in the tri-nation series in Ireland ahead of the extravaganza event will make them confident…
Record output makes farmers happy

Record output makes farmers happy

An all-time record harvest of 11,850 tonnes of groundnut has made farmers happy bringing smiles to their face during this just-ended Rabi season in Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and market sources said farmers are earning average profit of Taka…
Rail ticket app fails to give services

Rail ticket app fails to give services

The Bangladesh Railway started selling advance tickets ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr yesterday (Wednesday). But the “Rail Sheba” application failed to give services as people used to get 50 per cent train tickets through the app. The online ticket selling process "collapsed" as most of…
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