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Juniors get a boost

Juniors get a boost
Henceforth, state ministers and deputy ministers will be able to attend cabinet committee meetings in the absence of ministers. They will be able to represent ministries and divisions. So says a circular issued by the cabinet division yesterday (Thursday) and signed by its additional secretary (committee and economic), Md Mustafizur Rahman. It says: “The government has decided to allow state ministers and deputy ministers to perform their duty in the cabinet committees in the absence of ministers.” Cabinet ministers observed that it would encourage state ministers and deputy ministers to do their work with a sense of responsibility. Cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told The Independent that this would help cabinet committees…

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Sufferings for thousands
Sufferings for thousands
Waterway workers have gone on an indefinite strike, demanding that their 15-point charter of demands…

BNP slams interim report

BNP slams interim report

BNP on Monday slammed Bangladesh Bank’s ex-Governor Dr Farashuddin Ahmed for his remark that the government should be given time for taking breath over the central bank’s money heist, reports UNB. “Dr Farashuddin Ahmed has submitted their probe report (on Bangladesh Bank heist) to…
18 suspected robbers held

18 suspected robbers held

Police in a drive arrested 18 suspected members of a robber gang following an abortive robbery attempt at Golapbagh in the capital’s Jatrabari area early yesterday, reports UNB. All of the arrestees hail from Chokoria upazila of Cox’s Bazar district. Deputy Commissioner (Wari Division) of…
Positive economic outlook

Positive economic outlook

It is good to know that, according to one of the most credible and globally recognized statistical rating organizations, Fitch Ratings, Bangladesh’s economic outlook is not only stable but its long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings or IDRs are also stable. Besides the globally…
Why criticise Pahela Baishakh celebrations?

Why criticise Pahela Baishakh celebrations?

Thankfully the first day of the Bangla New Year passed without any serious incident. The security measures taken by the concerned authorities certainly worked and people, braving the intense heat, came out in droves and enjoyed themselves with great enthusiasm. All the paraphernalia attached to the…
Stess on cultural activities for preventing corruption

Stess on cultural activities for preventing corruption

RANGPUR: Enhanced nurturing of cultural activities, involving the young generations, against corruption can create public awareness to launch effective movement against the social disease to free the nation from the severe curse, reports BSS. The opinion came at prize distribution ceremony of anti-corruption…
    Ensure good governance in banking sector

    Ensure good governance in banking sector

    Experts at a roundtable here yesterday stressed the need for ensuring good governance and enhancing Bangladesh Bank’s monitoring and recruiting honest and competent people to top positions to restore discipline in the banking sector and check plundering, reports UNB. They also observed that the…
    Obama seeks Gulf help against IS

    Obama seeks Gulf help against IS

    AFP, RIYADH: US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to push for increased efforts against the Islamic State group, despite strains in their ties with Washington. On what is likely his final presidential visit to historic American allies, Obama is seeking to overcome recent…
    Sourav Chowdhurys solo art show begins at AFD today

    Sourav Chowdhurys solo art show begins at AFD today

    An 18-day solo art exhibition titled ‘Eternal Existence’ by artist Sourav Chowdhury will begin today at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD), Dhanmondi in the city. Managing Director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited Rupali Chowdhury will inaugurate the exhibition at…
    A battle between Mash and Tamim

    A battle between Mash and Tamim

    The Dhaka Premier League (DPL) begins today at different venues across the city with the battle between Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Tamim Iqbal generating a huge enthusiasm. On the first day of the league three matches will be held but the match which will be the centre of attraction is Abahani Limited…
    Call to build crime-free society thru community policing

    Call to build crime-free society thru community policing

    Speakers at a community level participatory discussion opined that wide-ranging community participation is very important for making the community policing forum effective and meaningful for the sake of building crime-free society, reports BSS In the wake of gradually rising trend of social crimes especially…
    PM wants good polls, AL team informs EC

    PM wants good polls, AL team informs EC

    The Election Commission (EC) yesterday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed it to hold fair polls. “A delegation of the Awami League (AL) met us today. Their party chief and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh assured us that she wants good polls. The PM has directed all to hold good elections.…
    Ballot opera

    Ballot opera

    At first sight, there is nothing common to a municipal corporation office in Siliguri, West Bengal; the highly secured rooms and corridors of Parliament House, New Delhi; a Tempo Traveller cruising the streets of Chennai; a sprawling house in Kanichukulangara in Kerala; the VVIP lounge in airports at…
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