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Update : 24 Jul 2023, 09:44 AM

Maheshkhali island to become energy mega hub

The government has developed the Maheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal as an energy hub, aiming to implement power plants and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal by 2027 to boost the country's overall economy and achieve self-reliance in the power and fuel sector. 

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Jhalakathi bus accident: Driver had no licence to operate heavy vehicles

The driver of the bus that plunged into a roadside pond, leaving 17 people dead and 35 injured, did not have a licence to operate heavy vehicles, said an investigation committee formed to probe into the accident.

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Chittagong elevated expressway to be inaugurated in November

The eagerly awaited launch of the Chittagong city's largest flyover elevated expressway is set to take place in the first week of November this year. 

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Spain election: Conservatives win but fall short of majority

Spain's opposition right-wing Popular Party (PP) won Sunday's snap general election, with 100% of the votes counted, but was set to fall short of a parliamentary majority.

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Supporters of the conservative Partido Popular (People's Party) wave flags as they celebrate the polls result outside the PP headquarters in Madrid after Spain's general election on July 23, 2023 AFP

Over 350-year-old Dhaka Gate being renovated

Believed to be over 350-year-old, Dhaka Gate, also known as Mir Jumla Gate or Ramna Gate, is currently undergoing renovation to restore its former glory after years of neglect. 

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Record 2,292 dengue patients hospitalized in a day; death toll reaches 176

Bangladesh reported 2,292 new dengue cases in the 24 hours till Sunday morning, the highest number of hospitalization in a day from the mosquito-borne disease this year.

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