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Bangladesh to set up dolphin sanctuaries.

Bangladesh will declare three river areas in its southwest as dolphin sanctuaries, wildlife officials said Monday, in a bid to protect the country’s population of endangered freshwater cetaceans. The forestry department took the decision after studies found three areas in the UNESCO-listed Sundarbans mangrove forest,...
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Russia’s Gazprom to explore for gas in Bangladesh.

DHAKA Oct 31 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom , the world’s largest natural gas company, on Monday proposed exploring for gas in Bangladesh’s onshore fields to cushion an energy crisis that has slowed the country’s economic growth, a senior government official said. A Gazprom delegation is...
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Gas Mafia Syndicate Makes Political Alignment in Bangladesh

For shortage of production from the gas fields, constraints of gas transmission system coupled with poor gas system operation cause downstream gas marketing companies suffer the most. In a very conservative estimate the coincident peak demand in gas system is now about 2600MMCFD but the...
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Ivy 26,204, Shamim 6,850

Mayoral candidate Selina Hayat Ivy has bagged 26,204 votes while her main rival Shamim Osman got 6,850 in 18 polling centres out of 163 in the Narayanganj City Corporation elections,  
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Opposition boycotts NCC election in Bangladesh

BNP Backed Narayongonj Mayor Candidate Boycott Narayanganj City Poll..  Barely seven hours before the Narayanganj City Corporation vote, BNP has announced that mayor candidate Taimur Alam Khandaker, who the party was backing, is boycotting the polls. No army has been deployed. Voters have been threatened...
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BNP condemns diatribe against Khaleda in JS

The parliamentary party of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday demanded withdrawal of what was discussed in the house on Wednesday under rule 68 and alleged that the discussion had violated the rule itself. The opposition chief whip, Zainul Abdin Farroque, at a briefing...
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Scientists suggest alternative source of arsenic contamination

New research contradicts previous findings that arsenic contamination — an environmental crisis that affects more than 60 million people in the Bengal Basin — in groundwater may result from arsenic coming from man-made ponds, suggesting instead that it originates in sediments in aquifers. Groundwater sites...
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No army in NCC polls

CEC slams govt ‘refusal’ on deployment, says it’s a violation of constitution, EC won’t take responsibility for any trouble; no govt reply to EC’s letter for army to maintain law and order. The government did not deploy the army in Narayanganj city yesterday, ignoring the...
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