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Nasrul wants customer-friendly electric vehicle recharging policy

Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, has advised the authorities to create a customer-friendly electric car (EV) charging policy, as EVs are expected to dominate the future transport sector. He said this while speaking on Sunday at a virtual meeting about Guidelines for Electric Vehicle Recharging. Nasrul stated that the location of charging stations and the type of vehicles should all be considered when drafting a policy for charging electric vehicles. Nasrul stated that electric vehicles will be the dominant transport option in the future. The average petrol-powered vehicle's cost to travel 1,000 km is Tk5,375 while an electric vehicle will run Tk1,250. "Electric vehicles are environmental-friendly ones and the mechanical efficiency of electric vehicles is much higher than that of petrol-run vehicles," he said. According to the state minister, the electric car is one of the most talked-about topics in the world. "We need to plan now

BNP flag-bearer of vindictive politics, says Obaidul

Obaidul Quader, general secretary of Awami League, described BNP on Tuesday as the flag-bearer for politics of intolerance or vengeance. He said that people didn't believe BNP would create democracy because the party did politics in undemocratic manners. "BNP is the bearer for malevolent, intolerant politics." 'The people don't believe anymore that BNP will create democracy in the country by running it on undemocratic tracks,' he stated during a press conference held at the BRTA headquarters here. Obaidul, who is also road transport minister and bridges minister, stated that AL always speaks about BNP's practice of ill-politics, and that now pro-BNP intellectuals are starting to talk about the party's irregularities. He said that even though BNP is known for its hollow promises of democracy, a proponent of BNP revealed the party's undemocratic practices within the party and the election process. He claimed that BNP was jealous of their evil-acts be