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NGOs not using funds properly, says govt

NGOs not using funds properly, says govt
Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order, AKM Mozammel Haque, has said that they have asked the authorities concerned to monitor the activities of non-government organisations (NGOs) working among the Rohingyas at Cox’s Bazar. “There are some NGOs working here in the name of providing support to the forcibly displaced Myanmar citizens, known as Rohingya with ulterior motives, as per intelligence reports,” he told reporters after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order yesterday. “We are astonished that some NGOs have paid Tk. 150 crore as hotel bills and paid Tk. 8 crore as house rent,” AKM Mozammel Haque, who is also the minister for Liberation War Affairs. “The NGOs were spending only…

2,970 votes cast on 1st day

2,970 votes cast on 1st day

A total of 2,970 out of 7,825 votes have been cast on the first day of two-day election to Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for its 14 executive posts, including president and secretary. On the first day of voting, 2,970 lawyers have cast their votes peacefully at the SCBA auditorium building. A…
HC seeks reports on steps taken to check air pollution

HC seeks reports on steps taken to check air pollution

The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the director general of the Department of Environment (DoE) to submit a report on the steps it has taken to prevent air pollution in Dhaka. It asked DoE director Ziaul Haque to appear before it on April 10 along with the report. It also asked both Dhaka North and…
Toxic air causing too many fatalities

Toxic air causing too many fatalities

According to a latest study polluted air is causing nearly 800,000 deaths in Europe annually. This indeed is an alarming figure. And the fatality caused by dirty air is not limited to heavily industrialised Europe. Even in relatively less affluent countries too air pollution is causing deaths in far…
Preparations for climate change

Preparations for climate change

Bangladesh faces a bleak future as global warming looms over our head with the changes in the sea level and this is not about to go away. Day by day with the pressure for the increased population and global development, pressure on land and resources will also increase. Global warming is an inevitability…
Introduce Blockchain, AI, IoT, finance minister asks banks

Introduce Blockchain, AI, IoT, finance minister asks banks

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday asked the banks to introduce the Blockchain, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) for ensuring security and reducing operating cost.  “We know that automation is essential. The latest technology in the banking sector is ‘Blockchain’.…
111 killed in Mozambique, Malawi floods

111 killed in Mozambique, Malawi floods

At least 66 people have been killed and 141,000 affected after heavy rains deluged central and northern Mozambique, the government has said as it appealed for funds to manage the crisis. "The government has decreed a red alert due to the continuing rains and the approach of the tropical cyclone…
Comedy play ‘Jobor Ajob Bhalobasa’ at BSA today

Comedy play ‘Jobor Ajob Bhalobasa’ at BSA today

Theatrewala Repertory will stage 26th show of its comedy play titled ‘Jobor Ajob Bhalobasa’ today at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital.   The play is an adaptation of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s comedy ‘The…
Shakib, Mash and Mushfiqur
in ESPN World Fame 100

Shakib, Mash and Mushfiqur in ESPN World Fame 100

Bangladesh’s top three stars  Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza have been named in the ESPN World Fame 100 for the first time. Indian captain Virat Kohli and Shakib Al Hasan are two of the most sought-after players in the cricketing world currently. Both have ruled…
Call to provide 
services properly

Call to provide services properly

Speakers here yesterday underscored the need for providing reproductive healthcare services properly to build a healthy nation. “The government and the non government health service providers should come with positive attitude and be more cordial and sincere to provide and reach their services…
Bangladesh joins nations to ban Boeing 737 Max 8

Bangladesh joins nations to ban Boeing 737 Max 8

Bangladesh has decided to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft used by international and local flight operators, starting yesterday (Wednesday), in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crash on March 10, in which 157 people were killed. The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB)…
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