Emran Hossain

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    61,265 power bills inflated

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 03:10pm on July 05, 2020

    The power ministry on Sunday apologised for some 61,265 incidents of bill manipulation by its employees across Bangladesh during the COVID-19 lockdown from March to...

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    Flooding worsens as India opens barrage gates again

    Emran Hossain with Rezaul Karim Manik in Lalmonirhat | Updated at 12:57am on July 05, 2020

    For the third time in 15 days, the River Teesta overflowed its danger mark at Lalmonirhat, after India opened all 54 gates at Gazaldoba barrage...

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    Move for new household gas connections stuck

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:36am on July 05, 2020

    The government move to lift the suspension on giving new household piped gas connections has got stuck in the planning stage with the long wait...

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    Govt unmoved by call for retiring rental power plants

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:21am on July 04, 2020

    The government has remained indifferent to the call for immediately shutting down the rental power plants to lessen the expenditure from growing capacity charges, which...

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    1,113 acres eroded, 656 houses damaged in north flooding

    Emran Hossain with Rezaul Karim Manik in Lalmonirhat | Updated at 11:52pm on July 01, 2020

    Swelling rivers have swallowed 1,113 acres in five flood-affected districts in Rangpur division, destroying at least 656 houses, according to Water Development Board. As seven...

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    COVID-19 threat rises in flood-hit north as thousands crowd shelters

    Emran Hossain with Rezaul Karim Manik in Lalmonirhat | Updated at 12:54am on June 30, 2020

    As rivers swelled and burst banks, embankment, crowds of displaced people looking for shelters increased in the eleven flood-hit districts until Monday, the third day...

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    7 lakh marooned as flood spreads to 11 districts

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:31am on June 29, 2020

    At least 7 lakh people got stranded in floodwaters in hundreds of villages in 11 northern and central Bangladesh districts after the onrush of water...

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    Bangladesh reports 43 COVID-19 deaths, 3,809 new cases in 24hrs

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 03:01pm on June 28, 2020

    Bangladesh announced 43 more death from COVID-19 and 3,809 new patients in the past 24 hours until 8:00am Sunday as the country entered the 17th...

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    Eight districts inundated as six rivers cross danger level

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:22am on June 28, 2020

    Rivers in Brahmaputra and Meghna basins swelled up to nearly five and a half feet in the last 24 hours till 9:00am Sunday morning, crossing...

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    Lax protection blamed

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:10am on June 27, 2020

    Healthcare providers continued to sound alarm over very high rates of infection and death caused by the coronavirus among them as the government has been...