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Update : 18 May 2015, 02:50 AM

Is over-production killing Bibiyana?

The pressure in the wells at the country’s top gas field which supplies the lion’s share of gas to the national grid has plummeted because of over-production.

The well-head pressure in most wells at Bibiyana gas field has dropped by an average of between 1,050 pounds per square inch (psi) and 1,400 psi, down from a pressure of over 3,000 psi when the field began operating.

Bounty for 8 Pohela Boishakh sex offenders

Police yesterday declared Tk1 lakh bounty for providing information to capture eight people for their involvement in the series of sexual assaults of women and children on Dhaka University campus during the traditional Pohela Boishakh celebrations.

They were recognised from footages of the police’s CCTV cameras installed in the TSC area of the university.

Salahuddin’s wife arrives in Shillong today

BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed’s wife Hasina Ahmed went to Kolkata in a 9:20pm Air India flight last night, just hours after she got visa.

Their family said Mahbubul Kabir Moonmoon, husband of Salahuddin’s sister, is accompanying Hasina.

Annisul seeks Tk500cr for DNCC Bhaban construction 

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq has sought Tk500 crore from the Finance Ministry for the construction of the city corporation headquarters, along with the implementation of his other electoral promises.

The newly elected Dhaka North mayor asked for the fund yesterday when he met with Finance Minister AMA Muhith at the Secretariat in the capital.

EX-cop jailed for torturing DU student

A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Helal Uddin, former OC of Khilgaon police, to three years’ simple imprisonment for torturing then Dhaka University student Abdul Kadar with a machete in custody and falsely implicating him in three cases in 2011.

Dhaka’s Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Alamgir Kabir Raj pronounced the sentence in a jam-packed courtroom, and also issued arrest warrant against the convict.

IGP: More time needed to extradite Salahuddin

Bringing back BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed from Shillong would only be possible once Indian courts resolved the case against him for intruding into the neighbouring country’s territory, the Bangladeshi police chief has said.

“Salahuddin cannot be brought back from India soon,” said Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque, adding that the extradition would be made under the existing prisoner exchange treaty between Dhaka and New Delhi.

Call for the youth to change political culture

A discussion titled “A movement for change: The journey continues” was held at the Lakeshore Hotel in Dhaka yesterday aiming to encourage the country’s youth to get involved in politics and bring positive change through a democratic process.

Organised by Projonmo Bangladesh, the discussion was attended by former president Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, members of the diplomatic community, members and leaders of Facebook-based youth movement Blue Band Call, Centre for Generational Change, and other youth leaders and activists.

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