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RMG workers back to work

RMG workers back to work
Normalcy returned to Bangladesh’s garments industry after revision of the wage structure amid threat of factory closure. Most of the workers joined duty with a large number of security personnel deployed yesterday. However, unrest was reported from the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Ashulia’s Jamgora around 9:00am and Dhaka-Aricha highway in Amin Bazar areas as readymade garment workers tried to put up a blockade, but the police foiled their attempt. Commerce minister Tipu Munshi said discipline returned to the RMG sector after workers joined their respective factories. He also said the government will pay Tk 1 lakh as compensation to the relatives of those killed in the current movement. “One hundred per cent production has resumed…

9th wage board gazette in due time: Mahmud

9th wage board gazette in due time: Mahmud

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday assured newsmen that the new Wage Board Award for newspaper and news agency journalists and employees would be announced within specified period. “From right today I will begin work to get the gazette on the 9th Wage Board Award,” the minister…
Complete road repairing 
work before monsoon

Complete road repairing work before monsoon

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday asked the authorities concerned to complete the renovation works on roads maintaining quality before the monsoon sets in. He came up with the directive while speaking at a meeting with the chiefs of organisations under his ministry, ongoing…
Health care 
at lower cost

Health care at lower cost

The president has told a team from the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) that they should make efforts to provide treatment to people from lower income groups at affordable rates. This is a timely exhortation from the president because now, most public medical institutions have adequate…
NCTB honours curriculum 
guru M A Jabbar

NCTB honours curriculum guru M A Jabbar

The word ‘curriculum’ is familiar in the education arena. It means the total education plan of any level and contains the objectives, contents, teaching-learning process and assessment measures in its purview. Independent Bangladesh has completed three full cycles of primary and secondary…
No SIM replacement 
tax for MNP services

No SIM replacement tax for MNP services

The government removed the value added tax (VAT) and supplementary duty (SD) on the SIM replacement under the mobile number portability (MNP) services. Now a subscriber who changes the SIM card under MNP service will not need to pay any SIM tax and supplementary duty. The finance ministry issued a gazette…
No Brexit more likely than no deal, says May

No Brexit more likely than no deal, says May

Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-ditch attempt to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal as Tuesday's key Commons vote looms closer. She will warn that trust in politics will suffer "catastrophic harm" if the referendum result is not implemented. The EU has issued fresh assurances…
Indo-Argentine ‘Thinking of Him’ and Jaya-starrer ‘Debi’ under spotlight today

Indo-Argentine ‘Thinking of Him’ and Jaya-starrer ‘Debi’ under spotlight today

Indo-Argentine film ‘Thinking of Him’, which explores Rabindranath Tagore’s relationship with Argentinian feminist, writer and activist Victoria Ocampo, will be screened today at the Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbag of the capital. Besides, celebrated…
Khulna look to break losing jinx

Khulna look to break losing jinx

The second leg of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 Cricket Tournament will open with the match of the rejuvenated Rajshahi Kings and rock-bottom Khulna Titans at the picturesque Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS) in Sylhet today. Meanwhile most of the teams flew to Sylhet…
Rangpur farmers eye bumper vegetables output

Rangpur farmers eye bumper vegetables output

Farmers are expecting a bumper production of winter vegetables after exceeding its fixed farming target of the crops in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region this season. “The farmers have already cultivated winter vegetables on 38,766 hectares of land, higher by 2.75 percent against…
No end to trip-to-trip basis contract in bus operation

No end to trip-to-trip basis contract in bus operation

Five months into the decision to recruit drivers and transport workers on the basis of a proper job contract with the provision for monthly salaries, Transport Owners' Association is yet to implement the decision. During the student-led protest for safer roads last August, the association decided…
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