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Rahima now well-off

Rahima now well-off

Mamun Choudhury, Habiganj Correspondent Rahima Khatun, a woman of 30 years old lives in Shaistaganj upazila of Habiganj district. She was married in very pre-matured age of 13 years. After completing their 13th marriage anniversary, her husband passed away. She was very helpless with her 3 children’s – 2 boys and a baby girl, that […]

45pc of total workforce in agriculture sector: Industries secretary

DHAKA : Industries Ministry Senior Secretary M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan yesterday said about 45 percent of country’s total workforce is involved in agriculture and their contribution to the GDP growth is around 15 percent. “Though the contribution of industry sector has increased in our economy in the recent time, the agriculture sector is still playing […]

Affected haor families to get 30 kg rice, Tk 500: Minister

DHAKA : The government will provide 30 kgs of rice and Tk 500 cash every month under a 100-day scheme to each affected family of disaster-hit haor areas, said Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Sunday, report s UNB. “The government has taken a 100-day scheme to provide relief to 3,35,000 […]

Dinajpur boiler blast death toll rises to 7

DINAJPUR : Three more people who sustained burn injuries in a boiler explosion at a rice mill in Dinajpur on Wednesday died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital and Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday, raising the death toll from the incident to seven, reports UNB. The victims were identified as Ranjit Bosak, manager of the […]

Ctg port to have Bay Container Terminal

DHAKA : The government has initiated a move to construct a Bay Container Terminal with Indian credit to enhance the capacity of Chittagong Port which will reduce ship congestion at the port, officials said.He said another plan is there to construct a terminal at the proposed Payra Deep Sea Port, modernise Mongla Port and construct […]

Quader asks leaders not to use BCL for personal interests

CHITTAGONG : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday directed the Awami League (AL) leaders not to use the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) as tools for fulfilling their personal interests, reports BSS “Don’t use BCL as sentinel for personal gains as this will harm both you and BCL. Don’t build houses within […]

Next general election to be held under Sheikh Hasina: Tofail

DHAKA : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said that all political parties, including the BNP, would take part in the next general election by 2019 under the present government. “Sheikh Hasina would head as the prime minister the election-hour government and there is no scope to go beyond this,” he told a memorial meeting on […]

Dhaka seeks DFQF market access to Eurasian Economic Union

DHAKA : Bangladesh has sought support from Belarus for the duty free-quota free (DFQF) access of Bangladeshi products to the Eurasian Economic Union where Belarus is a key member with Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia, reports UNB. Bangladesh has also invited Belarusian investment in Bangladesh, where they could use Bangladesh as a regional hub among […]

Govts unable to meet growing higher education demand: Unesco

DHAKA : Governments across the world are struggling to keep pace with the rapidly rising demand of higher education as many families cannot afford it, shows a Unesco paper released on Thursday, reports UNB. The new policy paper from the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at Unesco […]

Deal with Summit for 2nd LNG terminal at Moheshkhali

DHAKA : The state-owned Petrobangla yesterday signed a deal with Summit Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal Company for installation of a Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) at Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal, reports BSS. The Summit would set up the floating storage and FSRU terminal at its own cost having 500 million […]

Launch service on Teknaf-Maungdoot route to stop smuggling

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said launch service between Teknaf in Bangladesh and Mungdoo in Mymanmar route would be introduced to help curb smuggling, reports BSS. “If launch service between Teknaf and Mungdoo is introduced then cross-border smuggling could be stopped,” he told newsmen after a meeting on National Smuggling Prevention Committee […]

Govt to provide support to flood affected people: Maya

DHAKA : Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya yesterday said the government will provide necessary support to the flood affected people in haor areas, reports BSS. “The extreme poor in haor areas will get food through VGF programmes while the flood affected ones will get food-grain at Taka 10 per kg only,” […]

Government hiding correct info on Rampal: Sultana Kamal

DHAKA : National Committee to Protect Sundarbans Convenor Sultana Kamal has alleged the government is hiding the correct information about the Rampal coal-fired power plant project from the public, reports UNB. Addressing a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Wednesday, she said the government has been making untrue statements regarding the proposed Rampal plant […]

Ctg BCL men among 108 sued over clash with cops

CHITTAGONG : Two cases were filed against 108 people, including the president and general secretary of Chittagong city unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) with Kotwali Police Station early Wednesday, reports BSS. Sub-inspector of the police station M Mahiuddin filed a case against city unit BCL president Imran Ahmed Imu and 54 others for preventing […]

Stop commercialisation of education: President

MYMENSINGH : President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday stressed the need for stopping the commercialisation of education in the country since it hampers its quality, reports UNB. “Commercialisation of education hampers its quality. Many times, it impedes the flourishing of students’ merit. That’s why commercialisation of education must be stopped,” he said. The President was addressing […]

Govt working to turn Directorate of Registration into department

DHAKA : Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq said yesterday the government has been working to turn Directorate of Registration into a department aimed at making it as a dynamic and people oriented organization, reports BSS “We would turn it as an efficient, effective, dynamic and people-oriented department by bringing all its officials […]

MPs back plans for 8 June poll

A UK general election will be held on 8 June after MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap poll. The House of Commons backed the PM by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed, as Labour and the Lib Dems supported the move. The PM has argued […]

Many SOEs to be ‘abolished’ if financial reports followed: CAG

DHAKA : Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Masud Ahmed on Tuesday said many state-owned enterprises (SOEs) would have been ‘abolished’ for various irregularities had the CAG reports been followed, reports BSS. “In fact, the (financial) reports have not yet been followed for various social reasons… If so, many state-owned enterprises would have been abolished on […]

Climate change promises rough ride for airlines

DHAKA : Keep that seat belt buckled – it could be a bumpy flight and new a research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149 percent because of climate change, reports UNB. That is because global warming, driven in part by the colossal fossil fuel consumption of today’s massive […]

Fake Indian Rs 15.34 lakh seized, 5 held

DHAKA : Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested five persons along with counterfeit Indian rupees of 15.34 lakh and equipment of making those from the city’s Adabar Thana area on Monday, reports UNB. “We arrested five people from Mohammodi Housing Society area at 4.45pm yesterday (Monday) and seized fake Indian currency 15.34 lakh and equipment […]

AL’s popularity increased: Hasan Mahmud

DHAKA : Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the popularity of his party has increased to a great extent following the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister of Sheikh Hasina, reports BSS. He stated this at a discussion arranged by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote (BSJ) marking the historical Mujib Nagar Day in […]

Tannery workers demand necessary facilities at Savar tannery area

DHAKA : The leaders of Tannery Workers Union on Tuesday demanded necessary facilities, including residence and hospital, for the tannery workers at Savar tannery estate, reports UNB. Without fully preparing the tannery area in Savar disconnection of utility services in Hazaribagh proves that a third party is trying to destroy the tannery industry, said Abul […]

Honey collector killed by tiger in Sundarbans

SATKHIRA : A honey collector was killed and his brother injured in an attack by a tiger in Dingamari cannel under Satkhira range of the Sundarbans early Monday, reports UNB. Masudul Alam, former chairman of Gabura union in Shyamnagar upazila, said Ruhul Amin Sheikh, 35 and his brother Hossain Sheikh-two sons of Malek Sheikh of […]