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List of Razakars to be displayed in every union: Minister

Meherpur, Aug 2 (UNB) – Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq on Friday said a list of Razakars as well as freedom fighters will be published and displayed in every union parishad by December. He said this while speaking at a meeting on approving the design of Mujibnagar Parjatan Motel in Meherpur. The meeting was jointly organised by Liberation ... Read More »

Floods claims 75 lives in 14 BD districts: Minister

Dhaka, July 28 (UNB) – A total of 75 people, including 56 children and six women, have so far died in 14 flood-hit districts across the country, said State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman on Sunday. Among the victims, 67 people drowned in floodwater while eight people died in the incidents of boat capsize. Besides, 6,30,383 people ... Read More »

Ruling party followers asked to resist mob beating: Minister

Dhaka, July 24 (UNB) – Stating that those who are against the construction of Padma Bridge are spreading the rumour of child sacrifice, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday said ruling party leaders and activists have been asked to resist the incidents of mob beating. “Those who had earlier said the government wouldn’t be able to construct the Padma Bridge ... Read More »

Internet users in Bangladesh hit 94 million: Minister

Dhaka, Jul 9 – Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Tuesday said the number of internet subscribers reached 94.4 million as of May. The minister said this in Parliament while replying to a starred question from ruling party MP M Abdul Latif. He said the number of the country’s total internet users was 60 lakh in December 2008 and ... Read More »

Dhaka-Benapole direct train for cross-border traffic: Minister

Benapole, July 3 (UNB) – Good news for cross-border travellers! A direct train service from Dhaka to Benapole will be launched on July 25 next, which will facilitate the travel of India-bound people through Benapole Checkpost, said Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the train service from Dhaka through a videoconference,” the minister said ... Read More »

Ershad put on life support at military hospital: Minister

Dhaka, July 1 (UNB) – Health Minister Zahid Malik on Monday evening said Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, now undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here, has been put on life support as his condition turned critical. Talking to reporters after vising Ershad at the CMH, the minister said, “His (Ershad’s) condition can be described as critical. He ... Read More »

5 BD cement factories near Sundarbans get EIA nod: Minister

Dhaka, Jun 29 (UNB) –Five air-polluting cement factories located within the ecologically critical area of the Sundarbans Reserve Forest have been given environmental clearance, Forest Minister Md Shahab Uddin told Parliament on Saturday. The factories are Meghna Cement Mills Ltd, Bashundhara Cement Mills Ltd, Mongla Cement Mills Ltd, Dubai-Bangla Cement Mills Ltd, and Holcim (Bangladesh) Ltd. “These air-polluting cement factories ... Read More »

Geographical location makes BD drugs route : Minister

Dhaka, June 24 (UNB) – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said illegal drugs enter Bangladesh from India and Myanmar due to its geographical location. “Although Bangladesh is not a drug-producing country, it’s now facing the menace due to its geographical location,” he said while responding to a tabled starred question from Jatiya Party MP M Mujibul Huq in Parliament. ... Read More »

BD official TV programs to be seen in India too: Minister

Dhaka, June 23 (UNB) – Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Sunday said the programmes aired by Bangladesh Television (BTV) will also be seen in India soon. Addressing a press conference at the secretariat, Hasan Mahmud said an agreement was signed with Doordarshan on May 7 to broadcast BTV programmes in India. Under the deal, the minister said, Bangladesh Betar also ... Read More »

Bangladesh gets $15bn remittance in 11 months: Minister

Dhaka, June 22 – Bangladesh received some US$ 15 billion remittance in the first 11 months of the outgoing fiscal year of 2018-19, according to statistics placed by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in Parliament on Saturday. “The amount of remittance sent by expatriate Bangladeshis till May of the current fiscal year (2018-’19) is US$ 15,059 million, which is US$ ... Read More »

300 top loan defaulters fail to repay Tk 509bn: Minister

Dhaka, Jun 22 – Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Saturday placed in Parliament the list of 300 top loan defaulters of the country involving Tk 50,942 crore (Tk 509bn). The Finance Minister made the disclosure while responding to a tabled written question from ruling party MP Israfil Alam. He said these loan defaulters took loans from all banks and ... Read More »

Digital Security Act not for curbing press freedom: Minister

Dhaka, Jun 10 (UNB) – Law Minister Anisul Huq on Monday told visiting European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore that the government has enacted the Digital Security Act to deal with cybercrimes, not to suppress press freedom. “We’ve elaborately talked about overall Rohingya situation. We’ve also discussed some other issues as he (EU envoy) talked about the ... Read More »

Bangladesh to export 10-15 lakh tonnes rice: Minister

Dhaka, May 30 (UNB) – Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said the government has decided to export 10 to 15 tonnes of rice, aiming to save famers from losses. Dr Razzaque disclosed the decision at a press conference on the government steps over the market price of paddy at his ministry’s auditorium. The minister said the government is ... Read More »

Bangladesh to dredge 10,000km waterways: Minister

Netrokona, May 23 (UNB) – The government has taken a plan to dredge some 10,000 kilometres of waterways to strengthen the country’s water transport system, said State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Thursday. “Water transport system is a cost-effective, comfortable and environment-friendly means of communication. But, we’re gradually losing the traditional waterways due to navigability problem,” he said. ... Read More »

Dhaka to restrict rice import to save farmers: Minister

Dhaka, May 19 – Though stopping rice import entirely is not possible, it can be restricted to save the country’s farmers, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday. “Both agriculture and farmers are the driving forces of the country. So, it’s the moral duty of the government to resolve their problems,” he said. The minister said this when media ... Read More »

IBBL signs MoU with Minister Hi-Tech Park

Dhaka- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Minister Hi-Tech Park Limited at Islami Bank Tower on Tuesday, 30 April, 2019. In presence of Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO, Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of the Bank and Dilruba Tanu, Managing Director of Minister Hi-Tech Park, Abu Reza Md. Yeahia, Deputy Managing ... Read More »

Dedicated marketplace to be set up for SME sector: Minister

Dhaka, Apr 29 – Industries Minister Nurul Majid Humayun has said that a dedicated permanent marketplace will be set up for small and medium entrepreneurs in the country. He made the announcement while addressing the concluding session of the “5th Buyer-Seller Conference” organised by SME Foundation at the Midas Centre in the city on Monday as chief guest. He said ... Read More »

495 foreign nationals in jail for illegal migration: Minister

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – Terming human trafficking a global menace, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said 495 people have so far been arrested for illegal migration from neighbouring countries. The Home Minister also said 57 of them have been convicted. He made the remarks at a seminar titled ‘Combatting trafficking: Repatriation of Victims of Human Trafficking’ jointly arranged ... Read More »

BD Govt to consider Khaleda’s parole if she seeks: Minister

Jamalpur, Apr 6 (UNB) – The government will consider releasing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on parole if she files an application and cites specific reasons, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Saturday. “We haven’t received any request for parole so far,” he told reporters after inaugurating a naval police station at Chikajani in Dewanganj upazila. Parole is a conditional release of ... Read More »

66 pc buildings in BD capital Dhaka unplanned: Minister

Dhaka, Mar 31 (UNB) – Around 66 percent buildings in capital Dhaka and its adjoining areas under the jurisdiction of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) have been constructed in an unplanned way, said Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim. “Of the buildings, some have no approval at all while some others flouted approved designs,” he told UNB in an interview ... Read More »

Climate change affecting agriculture greatly: BD Minister

Dhaka, Mar 21 – Mentioning that the climate change does harm to the agriculture sector most, Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said Bangladesh will be at stake if the sector is affected. “Bangladesh will be at risk if the agriculture sector is affected due to climate change. We’re giving priority to the climate change issue,” he said ... Read More »

Jobs for Chawkbazar victims, families mulled: Minister

Dhaka, Feb 26 (UNB) – The government is planning to provide jobs to survivors and family members of Chawkbazar fire victims, said Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed on Tuesday. “Chawkbazar fire is a tragic incident,” he said after visiting the blaze victims at Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). “We’ve been providing compensations to the families of the ... Read More »

Jamaat men to be tried for 1971 roles: Minister

Dhaka, Feb 26 (UNB) – No matter how much the Jamaat-e-Islami is reformed, its members will be put on trial if they committed war crimes in 1971, Law Minister Anisul Huq said on Tuesday. “We’re trying to conduct trials of war criminals,” he said after Muktodhara Foundation handed over a letter from New York governor announcing September 25 as ‘Bangladesh ... Read More »

Full list of Bd freedom fighters by 26 March next, Minister

Dhaka, Feb 24 – Minister for Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozemmel Haque on Sunday told parliament that the government would publish a full list of the freedom fighters of the country’s War of Liberation in 1971 by March 26 this on Sunday. The minister disclosed this while responding to a written question by ruling Awami League lawmaker Mir Mostaque Ahmed Robi ... Read More »