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60 lakh people employed in country’s poultry industry

DHAKA : Around 60 lakh people, of whom 40 percent women, are currently employed in the country’s poultry industry directly or indirectly. The investment in the industry is above Taka 30,000 crore while it contributed about 2 percent in the GDP (Gross Domestic Product), Bangladesh Poultry Industries Central Council (BPICC) President Mashiur Rahman told BSS. […]

23 conditions for BNP to hold rally

DHAKA : BNP on Saturday said it got a conditional permission from the authorities concerned to hold its public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan here on Sunday, reports UNB. Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they were allowed to stage the rally on […]

Dhaka needs strong diplomacy to solve Rohingya crisis: CPD

DHAKA : The government of Bangladesh needs to continue energetic diplomacy, particularly with regional partners, to solve the Rohingya problem “Platforms such as Bimstec and BCIM which aim to deepen regional and sub-regional trade, investment and transport connectivity should be used for arriving at a solution,” said CPD Executive Director Dr Fahmida Khatun. She was […]

SC adjourns Niko appeal seeking stay on HC order

DHAKA : The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned till December 7 the hearing on the appeal filed by Niko seeking stay on the High Court order that declared its (Niko) two deals with Bapex and Petrobangla illegal, reports UNB. The five-member Appellate Division bench, led by acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah, passed the order […]

Delta plan to make uplift sustainable: Experts

DHAKA : In order to make development sustainable and more productive, the process for preparing Bangladesh Delta Plan (BDP) is progressing incorporating all development aspects, water and development experts said yesterday, reports BSS. Bangladesh Delta Plan should be prepared considering its own perspective as the country has unique and complex geographical characters, they told a […]

Govt working for teachers’ skill development: Minister

DHAKA : The government is working to improve professional skills of all teachers in the country, said Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman on Thursday, reports UNB. “Adequate scope is being created for professional skills development of all teachers,” he said at the inaugural function of an international conference in the city. The conference […]

Entertainment basic human right: Inu

DHAKA : Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said yesterday that entertainment and culture are the basic human rights, reports UNB. He was speaking at the Bangladesh Children’s Welfare Council premises at a function organized on the occasion of World Children’s Day. The minister, once again, emphasized the need for a uniform education for all children […]

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It is not eyewash, its real

RASHIDUL HASAN In the age of booming capitalism people have became more and more self-centric. But sometimes, simple act of benevolence can make all the difference which reflects the notion of what humanity stands for. Mujibur Rahman, a carpenter by profession, has been suffering from hepatitis C for the last 6 months. He needed an […]

Malaysia wants inclusive polls in BD: Fakhrul

DHAKA : BNP said the visiting Malaysian parliamentary delegation told a meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday that their country wants to see a peaceful transfer of power in Bangladesh through an inclusive and acceptable election, reports UNB. “We’d very lively discussions in a cordial atmosphere. They (Malaysian team) told us that their […]

PM approves 3rd phase design of Swadhinata Stambha

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the design of the master plan (third phase) of the ‘Swadhinata Stambha’ (Independence Monument) being constructed at Suhrawardi Udyan. The premier gave the approval after reviewing the proposed design of the project at a meeting at her Gonobhaban residence, reports BSS. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said […]

33 promoted to ADIG

DHAKA : The home ministry yesterday promoted 33 superintendent of police (SP) to the rank of additional deputy inspector general (ADIG), reports BSS. According to a notification of the ministry, the newly promoted officers are-Special Police Super, CID, Md Rezaul Karim, deputy commissioner (DC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Harun-or-Rashid, DC of the detective […]

84 families get ‘Kar Bahadur Paribar’ award

DHAKA : National Board of Revenue (NBR) gave ‘Kar Bahadur Paribar’ award to 84 families and ‘Tax Card’ to 141 individuals and organizations to encourage people to pay tax. Finance minister AMA Muhith and state minister for finance and planning MA Mannan handed over award and ‘Tax Card’ at a programme at the NBR’s Agargaon […]

Commonwealth MPs agree to introduce uniform visa, trade systems

DHAKA : Commonwealth parliamentarians on Monday reached a consensus on a recommendation to introduce uniform visa and trade systems, and ease tariff restrictions among the Commonwealth countries like the European Union (EU), reports UNB. They also agreed on some other recommendations, including the one for introducing youth quota in parliaments of the commonwealth countries. The […]

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Khaleda Zia needs treatment for political blindness: Nasim

CHITTAGONG : Terming BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia as politically blind, Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday suggested treatment for the sightlessness. Nasim alleged that Khaleda Zia continues to make falsehood about present government’s stance over Rohingya people while the role of the Awami League government was acclaimed by the world community, reports […]