Metro articles

Women enjoy equal rights in Bangladesh, Chumki tells UN session

DHAKA, – State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki has said women enjoy equal rights in the family, community and society in Bangladesh, reports BSS. She made the remark on Wednesday while speaking on ‘Enhance Social Protection for Poverty Reduction and Women’s Empowerment’ at the ongoing sixty-first session of the Commission on […]

Journalists’ memo to PM for 9th Wage Board

DHAKA : Journalists yesterday placed a memorandum to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demanding immediate constitution of the 9th Wage Board for both print and electronic media, reports UNB. Leaders of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) led by BFUJ President Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul and Secretary General Omar Faruque handed […]

Effective steps for victim laborers’ compensation: Chunnu

DHAKA : Effective steps are underway to fix up national standard for proper compensating for the on duty injured or dead laborers’, state minister for labour and employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu said yesterday. “The existing labour laws would be made time-befitting further to ensure labour rights considering the country’s socioeconomic condition,” he told a view-exchange […]

Discussion meeting held on National standard of compensation for dead and injured workers

Bangladesh Institue of Labour Studies-BILS and Sramik Karmacahri Oikya Parishad (SKOP) jointly organised a discussion meeting titled “National Standard of Compensation for Dead and Injured Workers at Workplace Accident” on March 21, 2017 at CIRDAP Auditorium, Chameli House, 17 Topkhana Road, Dhaka, a press release said. State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque, MP […]

Training workshop held on enforcement guideline of Tobacco Control Law

National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has organized a workshop with relevant stakeholders on enforcement guideline of Tobacco Control Law with the support of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) & Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) at the conference room of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), Dhaka recently, a press release said. […]

Biman special service week end on March 23

DHAKA : The special service week of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, started on March 17, will continue till March 23. Biman Sramik League CBA has organized this special service week of the state-run carrier to mark the 98th birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Biman Managing Director and CEO M Mosaddique […]

Work on 100 technical institutes begins to create skilled workforce

DHAKA : The government has started its work to set up 100 technical schools and colleges in 100 upazilas at a cost of Tk 2281.69 crore, aiming to create skilled human resources through technical education, reports UNB. According to an official document, administrative approval has been given for land acquisition for the institutes in 91 […]

‘PM’s priority programmes closely related to SDGs’

DHAKA : Speakers at a workshop yesterday said Prime Minister’s priority programmes are closely related to achieving the targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All should extend their cooperation in implementing PM’s major programmes for achieving the targets of SDGs as the country has achieved most targets of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they told the […]

ITEC, ICCR Day to be celebrated Monday

DHAKA : Indian High Commission here will commemorate Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme and Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Day on Monday, reports UNB. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will attend the function as the chief guest which will be held at Muktijodhha Memorial Hall, IDEB Bhavan from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Over […]

Mijarul Quayes’s body to arrive early Monday

DHAKA : Body of former Foreign Secretary and Bangladesh Ambassador to Brazil and Mohamed Mijarul Quayes arrives here early Monday, reports UNB. Deputy Chief of Mission at the Bangladesh Embassy in Brasilia Shumona Iqbal and family members of Quayes are accompanying the body which is scheduled to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1am […]

7th Bangladesh Brand Forum Seminar 2017 held

DHAKA : The seventh Bangladesh Brand Forum Seminar 2017 was held on Saturday at Hotel Le Méridien Dhaka, under the theme of “Branding in Digital Age.” In Association with national English daily The Daily Star, the event was organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum (BBF) and powered by Dhaka Bank Limited & Beximco, reports UNB. Presented […]

Speaker for encouraging youths in democratic way

DHAKA : Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad and Chairperson of Common-wealth Parliamen-tary Association (CPA) Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has urged all CPA member-states to work together and encourage global young society with the democratic journey for consolidating the democratic regime. “We have to involve the young society with democratic values for establishing global peace and […]

Hasan accuses Khaleda of patronizing militancy

DHAKA : Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday accused BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia of patronizing militancy as a nationwide anti-militancy crackdown is underway, reports BSS. “She (Begum Zia) always encouraged militancy and they are carrying out subversive activities across the country,” he told a discussion to mark the 98th birthday […]

Bangabandhu to remain forever as source of our inspiration: President

DHAKA : President Md. Abdul Hamid yesterday urged all, irrespective of party affiliation, to take united efforts for building a happy and prosperous Bangladesh and ensuring bright future of our children being imbued with the ideology of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “Bangabandhu would remain amongst us forever as a source […]

Eastern University Signs MoU with VSO Bangladesh

Career Services and International Office (CSIO) at Eastern University and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday at Eastern University Board Room, a press release said. This MoU will allow EU students to work as VSO volunteers on three to four months post-graduate, graduate or internship volunteering program in […]

‘Street urchins now better privileged under new initiative’

DHAKA : Nearly a thousand of street urchins overlooked since birth in capital Dhaka are now enjoying better privileges like their fortunate counterparts born at solvent families, under a new initiative that provides food, shelter and education for their proper growth, reports BSS. Over 900 such children were given protection in two separate shelter homes […]

NAVY Chief launches LPC and submarine tag boat

KHULNA : Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed yesterday launched Large Patrol Craft (LPC) and Submarine Handling Tag Boat for Bangladesh Navy at Khulns Ship Yard (KSY) premises, saying that now the capability of Navy strengthened after handing over it to Naval fleet, reports BSS. “Khulna Shipyard is playing vital role for country’s […]

‘11 pc people at risk for glaucoma’

DHAKA : Glaucoma has emerged as a public health problem in Bangladesh as 11 percent people are at risk for glaucoma, a health expert told BSS yesterday. “In most cases, glaucoma is associated with higher-than-normal pressure inside the eye – a condition called ocular hypertension,” Associate Professor (glaucoma) of National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital […]

Mijarul’s body likely to arrive on Sunday from Brazil

DHAKA : The body of Bangladesh Ambassador to Brazil and former Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes is expected to arrive here on Sunday, family sources told BSS. However, a foreign ministry official earlier said a special aircraft carrying Mijarul’s body will leave Brasilia on March 17 and arrives in Dhaka on March 19 (Sunday). Sources […]

Dr Razee 32nd death anniv Wednesday

DHAKA: The 32nd death anniversary of Dr Aleem Al-Razee, a noted jurist, parliamentarian, educationist and philanthropist, will be observed in the country on Wednesday with due respect, reports BSS. A legendary figure, Razee was in the forefront of all political struggles and social and cultural movement unleashed in the country to win democracy, human rights […]

No IS in Bangladesh: Shahriar

DHAKA : State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Tuesday said there is no existence of Islamic State (IS) and other international terror outfits in the country, reports BSS. aThe terror attacks faced by the country in recent years were conducted by homegrown outfits,” he said while addressing the closing session of 3-day […]

Bangladesh emerges as role model of women empowerment: Momen

DHAKA: Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said on Monday that the present government of Bangladesh had been working relentlessly to ensure human rights and sustainable peace through women empowerment, reports BSS. “Bangladesh has been emerged as a role model across the world in regard of women development and their […]