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Monitoring to go to bureaucrats

Monitoring to go to bureaucrats
The government is going to set up a separate wing in the environment ministry to supervise the implementation of projects under the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust (BCCT), sources in the environment ministry said. The planned Climate Change (CC) wing will be headed by a joint secretary of the environment ministry, the sources added. With the setting up of the unit, projects approved by the BCCT will go under direct supervision of the civil bureaucracy. At present, the BCCT is implementing 472 projects involving Tk 2,600 crore. The environment ministry has already prepared a draft proposal to set up the new wing for the BCCT, and it was approved by the Secretaries’ Committee on Administrative Improvement Affairs, at its March 9 meeting.…

Facebook blocked 87 accounts, pages at govt request: Tarana

Facebook blocked 87 accounts, pages at govt request: Tarana

State Minister for Posts and Telecommuni-cations Division Tarana Halim yesterday told Parliament that Facebook authorities have so far blocked 87 Facebook accounts, pages and links of Bangladesh at the request of the government, reports UNB. The government of Bangladesh requested Facebook authorities…
Dhaka-Barisal air passengers often face flight suspension

Dhaka-Barisal air passengers often face flight suspension

Passengers at Barisal Airport are facing major hassles, particularly over irregular, decreased, suspended and closed flights on the Dhaka-Barisal-Dhaka air route. The Barisal Airport authorities have blamed a critical shortage of passengers for all these developments. The number of passengers on this…
Combating graft

Combating graft

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Saturday said at an anti-graft human chain in the city, that the benefit of development will not reach the doorsteps of the country's people unless corruption is prevented. Graft has become a cancer for the society as it is eating away the social fabric and…
The big fat Indian wedding

The big fat Indian wedding

If a Private Members Bill to cap wedding expenditure goes through in the Indian Parliament, the big fat Indian wedding may become a thing of the past. Lavish weddings would then be mere stories for books.  In any case, the big fat Indian wedding is like a fairy tale: more dream come true occasions.…
Opens up new horizon

Opens up new horizon

The recent price hike of pipeline gas in homes and the government’s policy of turning all domestic customers towards using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) have created opportunities for the country’s LPG market to make an exponential leap. However, a high price differential with pipeline gas…
South Korea protesters demand impeached president Park's arrest

South Korea protesters demand impeached president Park's arrest

SEOUL: South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-Hye was holed up in the presidential Blue House Saturday as protesters took to Seoul's streets demanding her arrest, a day after a court upheld her impeachment, reports AFP. The ex-president has made no comment since she was forced from office Friday…
Shadhona’s 59th presentation of ‘Nupur Beje Jai’ today

Shadhona’s 59th presentation of ‘Nupur Beje Jai’ today

On the occasion of the 59th presentation of monthly dance Programme ‘Nupur Beje Jai’, Shadhona Shangskritik Mondal has organised dance presentations at the Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management Foundation (BIAM) New Eskaton in the capital, today at 6:30 pm. On the 59th presentation,…
Herath loves to join 400-wicket club

Herath loves to join 400-wicket club

Rangana Herath conceded 400 career wickets would be “nice to have”, while reiterating that at 39, he considers his future in the game after every series. Having taken 6 for 59 in Sri Lanka's victory in Galle, Herath is now the most successful left-arm spinner in Tests, surpassing Daniel…
8 killed in road crashes

8 killed in road crashes

Eight people were killed in separate road accidents in five districts in past two days.In Kushtia: Two people were killed and 35 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Sahebnagar on Kushtia-Ishwardi highway in Mirpur upazila early yesterday, reports UNB.Akhtaruzzaman, officer-in-charge…
AL ‘will not’ go beyond constitution

AL ‘will not’ go beyond constitution

The Awami League (AL) is not worried about the BNP’s demand for formation of an election-time government to oversee the next general election scheduled to be held in 2019. AL insiders said the ruling party will neither hold any dialogue with its arch rival BNP, nor it is worried about the BNP's…
How transactional politics will affect journalism

How transactional politics will affect journalism

The concept of transactional politics has regained popularity after the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States. It basically refers to a political practice where governments reciprocate each other’s actions in an equal measure, in other words establish a certain type of…
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