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PM voices strong warning against graft at field level

PM voices strong warning against graft at field level
Reaffirming her government's tough stance against corruption, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the Public Administration Ministry to issue a strong warning against graft by field-level administrations. "Your specific directives must reach the administrations at the grassroots level that tough action will be taken if anyone resorts to corruption," she said while visiting the Public Administration Ministry in the morning. The Prime Minister wondered why there should be corrupt practices when the government enhanced the salaries, allowances and other privileges of the public servants significantly. "They [public servants] must change their mindset." She emphasised ensuring good governance and building a corruption-free…

China to bolster ties with Bangladesh
on all fronts: Envoy

China to bolster ties with Bangladesh on all fronts: Envoy

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo yesterday said his country wants to enhance its bilateral ties with Bangladesh on all fronts in the coming days. The Chinese Ambassador made the remarks while addressing a function - "Happy Chinese New Year Gala 2019" - at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy…
DMP directives for Saturday’s AL victory rally

DMP directives for Saturday’s AL victory rally

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued a set of directives for peaceful and smooth celebration of the Awami League’s rally to be held on Saturday at the Suhrawardy Udyan as the party achieved a landslide victory in the 11th parliamentary polls. The DMP has come up with guideline for better…
Perils of plastic!

Perils of plastic!

Several weeks ago, an international news channel ran a story showing how micro plastic particles from packets, plates and other items were entering human systems during the consumption of food. Eating barely visible plastic may seem amusing at first but what these can do in the long run is certainly…
Trade unions should rethink their roles

Trade unions should rethink their roles

After days of unrest and agitation peace has returned to Ready Made Garment Sector, at least for the time being. Despite repeated assurances from the authorities the RMG workers at the beginning of the New Year went on a rampage and their violent agitation for several days disrupted the city traffic…
BTRC moves fast to break monopoly of telcos

BTRC moves fast to break monopoly of telcos

The decision to start the implementation of the criterion of significant market power (SMP) will be finalised at an upcoming meeting of the regulatory body. At the meeting, the top mobile phone operators of the country are likely to be designated ‘SMPs’. Earlier, the Bangladesh Telecommunication…
‘Catastrophic’ damage causing to planet: Study

‘Catastrophic’ damage causing to planet: Study

The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and “catastrophic” damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published yesterday. The key to both goals is a dramatic shift in the global diet—roughly half as much sugar and red meat,…
Curtain falls on DIFF today

Curtain falls on DIFF today

The 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) with the theme ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’ will end today. Rainbow Film Society, which has been dedicated to the promotion of a healthy cine culture in Bangladesh and in celebrating the global mainstream in film and…
De Villiers in Sylhet to make BPL debut

De Villiers in Sylhet to make BPL debut

Amid much enthusiasm South African great AB de Villiers joined Rangpur Riders yesterday to take part in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for the first time in his career. The team management informed that de Villiers, adorably called as Mr. 360 degree for his ability to play shots in all corner of the…
Media’s positive role for development sought

Media’s positive role for development sought

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has sought a positive support from the media for the sake of national as well as regional development. “The journalists always expose conscience, spirit and ideology and disclose the truth. I want to work with everyone,” he said while addressing a reception…
87pc varsity students lack 
knowledge of SC directives

87pc varsity students lack knowledge of SC directives

The majority of university students and professionals are not aware of the directions of the Supreme Court (SC) to prevent sexual harassment that were issued in 2009, according to a study conducted by ActionAid Bangladesh. The study, titled ‘Sexual Harassment at Educational Institutions and Workplaces:…
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