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‘Nat’l security cell’ under PMO soon

‘Nat’l security cell’ under PMO soon
For the first time, the government is going to appoint a chief executive officer (CEO) to implement the decision of the National Committee on Security Affairs (NCSA), government sources have said. The CEO will work under the National Security Affairs Cell, which will be formed under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) soon, the sources added. To run the cell, an office will be rented near the PMO, they informed. In the first phase, seven people will be appointed to assist the cell’s CEO. Already, the cabinet division and the ministry of home affairs have begun the process of recruiting the CEO, a high official of the home ministry said. The official hinted that a senior police officer, who is to retire soon, is likely to be appointed…

Hajj pilgrims suffer for visa complexity

Hajj pilgrims suffer for visa complexity

The Hajj pilgrims are suffering in the Ashkona Hajj Camps due to a delay in getting visas owing server complexity and as the agencies not renting houses in Saudi Arabia. The Hajj pilgrims have to wait for two to three additional days in the camp which increases spike in their sufferings. Many of the…
Poverty rate to reduce to 10pc before next polls: Info minister

Poverty rate to reduce to 10pc before next polls: Info minister

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the country is now hunger-free and the poverty rate will reduce to 10 per cent before the next parliament election.  “Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared building a hunger- and poverty-free Bangladesh . . .…
Technical education for girls needs attention

Technical education for girls needs attention

It is disturbing to note that enrolment of girls in technical education is not very common due to social taboos and lack of proper information about the prospects of the subject. According to a report of this newspaper yesterday, in the last five years, the number of girls writing Higher Secondary Certificate…
A big win for India

A big win for India

It clearly is a step forward and rightly hailed a  “major victory” for India the low down being that the International Court of Justice favouring India in the controversial case of Kulbhushan Jadhav which has taken several twists and turns in the past few years. Indian national Kulbhushan…
Hydroponic farming gaining success in Bangladesh

Hydroponic farming gaining success in Bangladesh

Amid stories of agrarian crisis everywhere, Tanvir Hossain Siddiqui has a happy tale to tell. The founder of Agro Circuit at Uttara has no problem selling 25-30 kg of exotic green vegetables he produces every day and that too at premium prices. Tanvir’s clients include Gourmat Bazaar, Unimart…
Suspect ‘spotted in area’ days before

Suspect ‘spotted in area’ days before

Neighbours spotted a man resembling Shinji Aoba near the Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) office before Thursday’s fire. Mr Aoba, 41, who suffered severe burns, is in police custody and has been transferred to a hospital in Osaka. On Saturday, a man died in hospital from his injuries, bringing the death…
Three plays to be staged at Shilpakala today

Three plays to be staged at Shilpakala today

Three theatre troupes will stage their theatrical productions at the three different venues of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital this evening. Theatre troupe Batighar will premiere its hour-long monodrama titled ‘Himur Kolpito Diary’ at the Studio Theatre…
Tamim vows to fare well in upcoming Sri Lanka series

Tamim vows to fare well in upcoming Sri Lanka series

Bangladesh stand-in skipper Tamim Iqbal on Saturday said that the ensuing ODI series in Sri Lanka will obviously be challenging for them as they are going to play the series without some of their key and regular players. Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is red-hot form in World Cup scoring 606 runs,…
Chilahati port resumption project left in the lurch

Chilahati port resumption project left in the lurch

Despite having huge prospects, Chilahati landport is yet to start its operation even after eight years of announcement to do so. The announcement for making the landport, which was shut during India-Pakistan war in 1965, functional remained limited only to the issuance of a gazette notification. Besides,…
Pedestrians avoid footbridges at risk of life and limb

Pedestrians avoid footbridges at risk of life and limb

People crossing busy roads by running past moving vehicles is a common sight in the capital. Yet, even the traffic police remain oblivious to such violations of rules at a time when the city's footbridges are standing forlorn. Throughout the city, though there are footbridges, they remain unused,…
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