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Govt college teachers’ mobiles to be tracked

Govt college teachers’ 
mobiles to be tracked
The government is planning to introduce a mobile tracking system for about 15,000 government college teachers across the country to curb evasion of duty during working hours. Sources in the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (DSHE) said they were working on the plan to prevent negligence of work by teachers. The directorate has been receiving complaints that many teachers remain absent during work hours in connivance with principals. The sources said mobile tracking would be done using a 15-digit code, known as the IMEI number of the mobile set. Besides the mobile device, the biometric attendance system, too, would be used to double check the teachers’ presence at educational institutions, they added. The sources…

Dhaka to root out violent extremism with joint efforts: Envoy

Dhaka to root out violent extremism with joint efforts: Envoy

Bangladesh has said it is working closely with the US and other friendly countries to stamp out violent extremism in pursuance of its anti-terrorism 'zero tolerance' policy, reports UNB. Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Mohammad Ziauddin conveyed it during his meeting with Republican…
Unplanned development brings ‘no real change in Ctg city’

Unplanned development brings ‘no real change in Ctg city’

CHITTAGONG: Big infrastructures are being constructed in and around the port city in an unplanned way violating the 20-year long master plan and Detailed Area Plan (DAP), resulting in no real change in the port city. A recent report titled 'Necessity of constructing flyovers and woes in the development…
Murky side of migrant visa

Murky side of migrant visa

That the entire migrant visa operation is afflicted by a series of anomalies is not a new finding, but from time to time, we discover that in addition to the existing irregularities, a new one is added. The recent report on the migrant visa trade, alluding to a TIB report, states that around Tk5000…
The new law on child marriage

The new law on child marriage

The Parliament recently passed a law allowing child marriage in ‘special circumstances’. Earlier, the women's rights organisations and international rights groups like Human Rights Watch urged the lawmakers not to pass it. According to the law, the minimum age for the marriage of females…
BERC moves to frame 
FIT regulation

BERC moves to frame FIT regulation

The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has moved to formulate a regulation to set the feed in tariff (FIT) in purchasing electricity from private solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) projects by the government, reports UNB. According to official sources, the move came against the backdrop of…
Iraq battles IS in Mosul as resistance weakens

Iraq battles IS in Mosul as resistance weakens

Mosul: Iraqi special forces battled the Islamic State group yesterday in west Mosul, where a commander said jihadist resistance is showing signs of weakening under repeated assaults, reports AFP. The jihadists are also facing simultaneous offensives in Syria by government forces, Turkish-backed rebels…
Siddhartha Talukder’s solo exhibition ‘Self-revelation’ begins at AFD

Siddhartha Talukder’s solo exhibition ‘Self-revelation’ begins at AFD

A week-long solo painting exhibition by professor Siddhartha Talukder titled ‘Self-revelation’ has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka on Friday. Eminent artist Professor Rafiqun Nabi inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest on Friday evening on the galley premises,…
Mash, Mushfiq to play in same team

Mash, Mushfiq to play in same team

The participating clubs have started furnishing their respective team for the upcoming Dhaka Premier League (DPL) before the end of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) as there is no hard and fast rule of player’s selection. The Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolitan (CCDM) last week held a discussion…
Biogas changes rural life

Biogas changes rural life

Sufia Khatun, a rural housewife, is now very happy as she is cooking by biogas instead of firewood,reports BSS. Like Sufia, people of her neighbours, who never thought of having gas for cooking purpose are now using that for full domestic purposes. Sufia said it’s really unbelievable for us to…
Red tape, bidding complexity major hurdles for PPP projects: Study

Red tape, bidding complexity major hurdles for PPP projects: Study

A study on public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Bangladesh has blamed complexity in bidding and awarding of projects, land acquisition and bureaucratic red tape for the problems plaguing such projects. These obstacles should be removed to attract and retain entrepreneurs in PPP projects as well…
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