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Dissent brews over ‘discrimination’

Dissent brews over 
‘discrimination’
Dissatisfaction is rising among a section of additional secretaries for alleged favouritism shown towards admin cadre officials for the posts of acting secretary and secretary-in-charge. The disgruntled additional secretaries claimed that the authorities concerned were not considering bureaucrats from other cadres for these higher posts in different ministries and divisions. They said no official other than the admin cadre was posted as acting secretary or secretary-in-charge recently from the BCS batches of 1984 and 1985. “So far, 38 additional secretaries from the 1985 batch and 31 officials from the 1984 batch have been posted as acting secretary or secretary-in-charge from the admin cadre, but none from the other cadres,” an…

Nat’l Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign observed

Nat’l Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign observed

National Vitamin ‘A’ Plus campaign was observed across the country by feeding all kids aged between six and 59 months with Vitamin ‘A’ capsules. The Vitamin A Plus campaign, which is conducted twice a year in the country, was scheduled for January 19, but the Institute of Public…
Bangladesh set to begin kidney transplant from the brain-dead

Bangladesh set to begin kidney transplant from the brain-dead

The country’s health sector is waiting for making a historic landmark as Bangladesh is set to begin kidney transplant from the brain-dead to partially mitigate huge demand of kidney transplant aspirant patients. The move came as the government last year amended the organ donation law allowing…
Framers-friendly banking service needed

Framers-friendly banking service needed

Farmers’ banks are for farmers. But if they do not get the desired benefits from the bank that has been established for their welfare, the specialization of this banking system loses its purpose. This was rightly highlighted at a day-long half-yearly performance evaluation meeting of all zonal…
Who is this Gadkari ?

Who is this Gadkari ?

It is freak weather in India: thunder, hailstorm and an unexpected cold wave. What nature has ordained seems to be reflected in the political scenario as well: thunder and hailstorm of a different kind. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who  lashed out at the Congress versus Union Minister Nitin Gadkari…
Surge in textile sector investment

Surge in textile sector investment

To meet the growing demand for fabrics and yarn, Bangladeshi investors made an investment of nearly Tk 7,000 crore in the primary textile sector, the backward linkage industry for the readymade garments (RMG) sector, in the last five years. According to the Bangladesh Textile Mills' Association…
Thai princess’ bid for PM scuttled as party obeys royal command

Thai princess’ bid for PM scuttled as party obeys royal command

A new Thai political party vowed yesterday to obey a command from the king blocking the candidacy of a princess for prime minister in a dramatic reversal that appeared to boost the junta’s chances ahead of March elections. The announcement effectively blocks Princess Ubolratana’s unprecedented…
Five-day film screening begins at DU today

Five-day film screening begins at DU today

A five-day film festival will begin today at the TSC Auditorium of Dhaka University in the capital. Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) has organised the event marking the International Mother Language Day. The 18th edition of the festival, titled ‘Amar Bhashar Chalachitra’, featuring 18…
Local bowlers rule BPL rooster

Local bowlers rule BPL rooster

The Twenty20 juggernaut of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) sixth edition concluded on Friday after a fierce battle of the seven franchisee teams for the credible BPL trophy since last over a month. Comilla Victorians finally conquered the heist amid six and four drumbeat overpowering the red hot-favourites…
Four babies born to poor 
parents in need of support

Four babies born to poor parents in need of support

The government’s birth control programme has been beaten by nature. A woman in Jhenidah gave birth to four babies last November, making the newborns a local attraction. The babies have been named Padma, Meghna, Jamuna and Sagar. A festive mode is prevailing in the house and relatives are arriving…
New act fails to rein in illegal organ trade

New act fails to rein in illegal organ trade

The illegal organ trade in the country is going on unabated despite a law passed last year. Parliament had passed the Transplantation of Human Organs Act 2017 on January 9 last year to replace the old Organ Transplant Act enacted in 1999. As per the new Act, grandparents, grandchildren, and first cousins…
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