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Relief irregularity: 2 UP chairmen, 3 members suspended

The Local Government Ministry on Thursday suspended two union parishad chairmen and three members for their involvement in relief embezzlement. The Local Government Division of the ministry issued separate notifications in this regard. The suspended chairmen are- Kabir Ahmed of Birgaon union in Nabinagar upazila and Md Jamal Uddin Bhuiyan of Bishnupur union of Bijoynagar upazila in Brahmanbaria district. The ... Read More »

Can graft risks be mitigated not hindering Covid-19 response

Ed Olowo-Okere As governments respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the need for speed can lead to short-circuiting the normal procedures designed to control corruption risks. The circumstances of the pandemic can make traditional oversight even more challenging. Moreover, the nature of an emergency response itself can open new avenues for corruption. At its worst, corruption could lead to unnecessary ... Read More »

UP chairman, 6 members suspended over irregularities in relief distribution

The Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry has suspended a Union Parishad (UP) chairman and six UP members over irregularities in relief distribution. LGRD Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday. So far, 49 public representatives have so far been suspended for misappropriating relief materials. Among them, 18 UP chaiman, 29 UP member, one Zila Parishad member ... Read More »

Relief plunderers won’t be spared Minister

The public representatives who will plunder  relief materials or get involved in any other irregularity will not be spared, warned LGRD Minister Md Tazul Islam. The minister came up with the warning while talking to reporters after visiting a number of canals under Rajuk, Wasa and Water Development Board in the city’s Uttara area on Tuesday. “The people of Bangladesh ... Read More »

ACC appoints investigation officers in 22 districts to nab wrong-doers

Dhaka, Feb 06 – Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Thursday said that the commission has appointed investigation officers in 22 districts across the country to nab the terrorists, drug peddlers and godfathers, who were amassing wealth illegally beyond known source of income. He also said that the commission is taking immediate steps through Interpol to bring back all ... Read More »

GK Shamim, Khaled Mahmud put on 7-day remand

Dhaka, Oct 27 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday placed ‘Jubo League leader’ Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim and expelled organising secretary of Jubo League’s Dhaka south city unit Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan on a 7-day remand each on charge of accumulating illegal wealth. Read More »