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Bangladesh Cuts Academy And Office Hours To Save Power

Bangladesh will close seminaries for one further day each week and reduce office hours to ease an electricity deficit, a government functionary says.
Last month, the South Asian nation started daily two- hour power cuts.

Protesters have taken to the thoroughfares in recent weeks after the government raised petrol prices by further than 50.
The war in Ukraine has driven up the cost of importing energy and taken a risk on Bangladesh’s frugality and foreign currency reserves.

On Monday, Bangladesh Cabinet Secretary “Khandker Anwarul Islam” said that seminaries which were preliminarily only closed on Fridays- would now also be shut on Saturdays.
Under normal circumstancesseminaries in Bangladesh are open for six days a week- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Meanwhile, government services and banks will have their opening hours cut to seven hours a dayrather of eight hours. stillprivate services will be allowed to set their own operating hours, Mr Islam said.
He added that the government would continue to give power to townletsincluding in the early hours of the morning when crops are rinsed.

numerous corridor of Bangladesh are known to go without electricity for further than two hours a day.
The country generates utmost of its electricity from natural gas, some of which it imports.

officers have shut down all of the country‘s diesel- driven power shops, which regard for around 6 of Bangladesh’s electricity generation, because of the rising cost of energy significances.
Before this month, petrol prices were raised by further than 50, with the cost of the energy rising from 86 taka a litre( 90 US cents, 76p) to 130 taka.

At the same time the price of diesel and kerosene went up by further than 40.
In July, Bangladesh came the third South Asian nation to seek a loan from the International Monetary Fund( IMF), after Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

While the size of the implicit loan has not yet been decidedaddresses are anticipated to begin after the World Bank and IMF Spring meetings in October.
Bangladesh’s foreign currency reserves have downscaled to around$ 40bn(£ 34bn) or four and a half months of typical government spending.

In recent times, the$ 416bn frugality has been lauded as one of the swift– growing in the world.

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Ukraine: UK Embassy In Kyiv To Reopen Next Week-Uk PM

 

BBC reported that the British embassy in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv will reopen next week, Boris Johnson has announced.

Ambassador Melinda Simmons said she was “heading back” after leaving when Russia invaded.

The prime minister also said there was a “realistic possibility” the Russian bombardment would continue until the end of next year.

Mr Johnson added the UK was looking at sending tanks to support Poland as it supplies Ukraine with heavy weaponry.

The prime minister made the embassy announcement at a news conference in Delhi, where he has been holding talks with Indian leader Narendra Modi.

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It comes after Russia withdrew forces from around Kyiv when it failed to seize the capital, and launched an assault on the eastern Donbas region.

Mr Johnson visited Kyiv earlier this month to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky, following a pledge to give £100m worth of weapons to Ukraine.

Taking questions from reporters, the prime minister said intelligence assessments that the Russian assault could continue to the end of next year, and end with a Russian victory, were plausible.

He said Russian President Vladimir Putin has “a huge army” but “he has a very difficult political position because he’s made a catastrophic blunder”.

Mr Johnson said: “The only option he now has, really, is to continue to try to use his appalling, grinding approach driven by artillery, trying to grind the Ukrainians down.

“I think no matter what military superiority Vladimir Putin may be able to bring to bear in the next few months, and I agree it could be a long period, he will not be able to conquer the spirit of the Ukrainian people.”

The prime minister said he was looking at what the UK could do to “backfill” weapons in countries, such as Poland, “who may want to send heavier weaponry to help defend the Ukrainians”.

“We’re looking at sending tanks to Poland to help them, as they send some of their T-72s [tanks] to Ukraine and other steps like that,” Mr Johnson said

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