One held with gold bars at Shahjalal Airport

April 24, 2014

Customs intelligence officials detained a young girl along with five gold bars weighting 988 grams at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka Wednesday morning.
Sources at the airport said customs officials challenged Maria Akhter Lily, 24, for her suspicious movement when she was leaving the green channel of Read more

Sudden rise of Teesta flow a diplomatic success: JS body

April 24, 2014

The parliamentary standing committee on water resources ministry on Wednesday claimed that the sudden rise of Teesta flow in Bangladesh on Tuesday was a diplomatic success of the Awami League government. The committee chairman, Ramesh Chandra Sen, after the maiden meeting of the committee on Wednesday, also told newsmen at a briefing at the Read more

MILKY MURDER: RAB presses charges against 12

April 16, 2014

Key suspects dropped, says family
The Rapid Action Battalion on Tuesday submitted the charge sheet in the Riazul Haque Khan Milky murder case accusing 12 people, mostly Juba League men, and dropping at least two leaders of Awami League and its youth front, who were named in the first information report. Milky, 42, Juba League Dhaka city (south) unit organising secretary, was shot dead Read more

BIRDEM doctors on indefinite strike

April 16, 2014

Physicians at Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Hospital went on work abstention for indefinite time from Tuesday protesting assault on colleagues by relatives of a patient. Many patients alleged that as result of the strike admission of patients also remained stopped from around 12 noon. BIRDEM Read more

Pay Commission to advise lowering voluntary retirement age

April 16, 2014

The national Pay Commission is going to recommend that the optional retirement age for public servants should be brought down to 20 years from the existing 25 years, a provision mainly exercised on political considerations in public service. It is also considering bringing the number of salary scales down to 16 from the existing 20 to address resentment among Read more

Six of 16 conditions for GSP revival fully met

April 16, 2014

The government has met only six out of 16 conditions of the US action plan for the revival of the GSP facilities for Bangladeshi products that were suspended in July 2013.
Seven of the conditions are half-done and there has been no progress on the remaining three, according to the report the commerce ministry Read more

Land area not assessed since independence

April 13, 2014

Govt ignores land reclamation potential in Meghna estuary, sea
Successive governments have neither assessed Bangladesh’s land area with the accretion of islands in the Meghna estuary and the sea nor implemented recommendations of various studies on land reclamation since independence in 1971. Bangladesh officially has 147,570 square kilometres of area that it inherited through the partition of India 1947 but there are confusions Read more

Lack of equipment, personnel cripple Fire Service

April 13, 2014

Acute shortage of manpower and equipment keep the Fire Service and Civil Defense crippled as beleaguered citizens look for rescue and other emergency services from it with increasing incidents of devastating fire and other disasters. In recent times, the Fire Service struggled to tackle the aftermath of Rana Plaza collapse, an the devastating fires  at Tazreen Fashions, Read more

Boro rice prospects bleak in north

April 13, 2014

Water for irrigation in TBIP areas rationed, farmers fear crop might go waste
Farmers growing boro on 1.1 lakh acres in three northern districts of Rangpur, Nilphamari and Dinajpur have not received a single drop of water under the Teesta Barrage Irrigation Project in the current lean season. Boro farming on another 40,000 acres in the districts under the project is also facing difficulties due to acute crisis of water during the peak season of Read more

BNP an illegal party, says PM

April 13, 2014

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has termed the Bangladesh Nationalist Party as an illegal organisation founded by a military ruler who had seized power illegally.
‘It is unfortunate for the people of Bangladesh to hear theories from those who have been illegal,’ she told the newly elected Upazila Parishad Read more

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