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Quota abolished officially

Quota abolished officially
A day after the Cabinet approved the report of the high-power committee, the public administration ministry yesterday (Thursday) published a gazette notification, abolishing the quota system in Class-I and II government jobs. “The government has amended the existing quota system for direct recruitment in all government, semi-government/autonomous bodies and different corporations for Class-I (Grade-9) and Class-II (Grades 10–13) posts on the basis of merit by abolishing the existing quota system for the posts,” the notification said. “The gazette notification will be implemented with immediate effect,” the notification added. The Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sontan Command and the Bangladesh Adibashi Quota Songrokhon…

Quader dubs BNP ‘fake political party’

Quader dubs BNP ‘fake political party’

Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader has dubbed the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) as a ‘fake political party’. Quader said the BNP was "fake" as that party spread falsehood on any issue. Citing an example, Quader said although the BNP delegation had failed to…
Can’t return to nuclear weapon-testing era

Can’t return to nuclear weapon-testing era

Visiting Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) Dr Lassina Zerbo yesterday laid emphasis on building world peace saying they cannot return to the era of nuclear weapon testing, reports UNB. “The common ground what the international community can and…
Scrapping quota and jobs on merit at last

Scrapping quota and jobs on merit at last

The government has finally taken the decision to completely scrap the quota system in first and second class jobs. This was done at the recommendation of a highly powered government committee which also underlined that, if necessary, certain privileges for underprivileged communities can be evaluated…
Optimising sustainable energy policy

Optimising sustainable energy policy

It is obvious that a country needs uninterrupted gas and electricity supply for its industrial production and for our drive to be an industrially developed nation, relentless power supply is required in which we are not doing well. “Ensuring sustainable power supply” is a major challenge…
Radiation measurement yet to begin

Radiation measurement yet to begin

Preparations were made by the telecom regulator to find out the risks to public health caused by radiation emitted by mobile phone towers by September, but the work did not begin. It is believed that radiation emitted by mobile phone towers cause health risks or environmental damage. The Bangladesh…
Dutch thwart Russian cyber attack on OPCW

Dutch thwart Russian cyber attack on OPCW

THE HAGUE: Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber attack targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog in April and expelled four Russian agents, the government said yesterday, reports AFP. nThe Russians set up a car full of electronic equipment in the car park of a hotel next to the Organisation…
‘Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival’ begins today

‘Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival’ begins today

The seventh edition of the 11-day theatre festival titled ‘Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival’ (Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Ustab 2018) will begin today on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital’s Segun Bagicha area. Aiming at consolidating the harmony between…
Bangladesh vow to cross Philippines hurdle

Bangladesh vow to cross Philippines hurdle

Bangladesh advanced to the semifinal in the ongoing Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament with  one match in hands thanks to Philippines’ 3-1 victory over Laos. Now the hosts will face the challenge of Philippines today in their group last match. The match, though will not…
668 Durga Puja ‘mandaps’ in Jashore this year

668 Durga Puja ‘mandaps’ in Jashore this year

Idol-makers of Jashore district are now busy ahead of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community. Idol-making is progressing in full swing as less than a fortnight remains for the celebrations to begin on October 15. The clay modellers are currently giving the finishing touches…
Govt urges EU to provide GSP-plus facilities after 2027

Govt urges EU to provide GSP-plus facilities after 2027

The government has asked the European Union (EU) to provide GSP-plus (generalised system of preferences) facilities to Bangladesh even after 2027, the year till which the country will continue to enjoy trade facilities for LDCs. “Bangladesh will become a developing country from LDC in 2024. So,…
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