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32 Biman cadet pilots likely to lose jobs

32 Biman cadet pilots 
likely to lose jobs
The appointment of 32 cadet pilots of the state-owned Biman Bangladesh Airlines could be cancelled as the process by which they were appointed is ‘questionable’, said sources in the civil aviation and tourism ministry. Mohibul Hoque, secretary of the ministry, told The Independent on Wednesday: “The pilot appointment issue could be discussed in a board meeting slated for September 3. The agenda has not yet been finalised”. Sources said the Biman board had formed a sub-committee, headed by Barrister Tanjib Ul Alam, who is also a member of the Biman Board. The committee investigated the appointment of 32 cadet pilots a few months back and recently submitted its report with some recommendations, the sources added saying…

Speaker seeks Indian support over Rohingya repatriation

Speaker seeks Indian support over Rohingya repatriation

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday sought Indian support over the repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their place of origin in Myanmar's Rakhine state. She sought the cooperation during a meeting with Indian Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in Male, the capital city of the Maldives.…
Govt won’t tolerate irregularities

Govt won’t tolerate irregularities

The government will not tolerate any irregularities in the procurement of 35 new dredgers, including crane boats, tugboats, houseboats and other related vessels and their accessories. The state minister for shipping, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, made this observation during a courtesy call on the leaders…
Dredging policy should safeguard rivers

Dredging policy should safeguard rivers

Since rivers in Bangladesh carry about two billion tonnes of sediment from upstream during monsoon each year, the country’s riverbeds see a rise. Regular dredging is essential and its need has been voiced by rural people for a long period, Dredging not only saves communities living near rivers…
Dredging must be sustainable 
and eco-friendly

Dredging must be sustainable and eco-friendly

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had a special flair for anecdotes. He had a intensive background of personal experiences deeply rooted in the soil of the delta country. While talking to relatives in his Dhanmondi Number 32 residence just a year or so before his tragic assassination he was reminiscing…
Export of leather footwear maintains steady growth

Export of leather footwear maintains steady growth

Exports of leather footwear have registered a steady growth of 9.22 per cent by earning USD 72.35 million in first month (July) of the current financial year (FY2019–20) due to increasing investment in this sector. The sector earned USD 66.24 million during the same period in FY2018-19, according…
Iranian oil tanker pursued by US off the coast of Syria

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US off the coast of Syria

An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. across the Mediterranean Sea slowed to a near-stop yesterday off the coast of Syria, where America's top diplomat alleges it will be unloaded despite denials from Tehran.  The ongoing saga of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, comes…
Chhayanaut pays tribute to Nazrul on his 43rd death anniversary

Chhayanaut pays tribute to Nazrul on his 43rd death anniversary

Country’s prominent cultural institution Chhayanaut arranged a cultural event to pay tribute to the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, observing his 43rd death anniversary. The event inaugurated at its Dhanmondi auditorium on Saturday evening, with an introductory group performance on the song ‘Jago…
Sports can play vital role to make
people to people relation: Momen

Sports can play vital role to make people to people relation: Momen

Bangladesh keeps an eye on the current situation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state of Assam, India. Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen, MP came up with the comment on Sunday while he was speaking as the chief guest during the inaugural ceremony of the Sheikh Kamal Memorial First…
Harirampur edn instts                battered by erosion

Harirampur edn instts battered by erosion

With the decrease in Padma water level, the river bank erosion has turned acute devouring 11 educational institutions and over 200 houses at Dhulshura union in Harirampur upazila of the district. Many homesteads here also stand threatened by the devastating river erosion but the local Water Development…
Shortage of ‘trained doctors’ 
blamed for snake-bite deaths

Shortage of ‘trained doctors’ blamed for snake-bite deaths

Lack of proper training for dealing with snake-bite victims are blamed for the large number of deaths in Bangladesh every year. Many people die of snake bite as they do not get treatment in nearby hospitals and there is shortage of anti-venom injections, physicians and experts told The Independent recently.…
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