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Friday, 14 September 2012
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expanded her council of ministers by inducting seven new members -- most of them little known public figures except for Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir and Hasanul Haque Inu -- with many wondering about the reasons behind the move. The new ...
Saturday, 15 September 2012
The controversial Hall-Mark Group now claims an abnormally inflated price for the 47 acres of land it has mortgaged to Sonali Bank for the Tk 2,686-crore loan it has taken using forged papers. Through public advertisements over the last few days, the company has been cl...
Saturday, 15 September 2012
The joint assessment study about the possible economic and environmental impacts of the proposed Tipaimukh dam in Bangladesh part, especially the Sylhet region, starts this month. The two-year-long study will be conducted under the supervision of recently-formed ministe...
Saturday, 15 September 2012
The refusal, for that is what it is, by Tofail Ahmed and Rashed Khan Menon to accept the offer of places in Sheikh Hasina\'s cabinet is telling. While Menon has been clear about the reasons behind his unwillingness to be a minister, Tofail has been more diplomatic in hi...
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Quick rental power plants last July ate up more than 80 per cent of the subsidy for the power sector although they provided less than 10 percent electricity to the national grid, officials said. The state-owned Power Development Board estimated that it incurred a loss o...