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Proposal to expand Dhaka city approved

Dhaka – The government decided on Monday to incorporate 16 more unions into the two city corporations of Dhaka, expanding the area of the city by more than double. The decision was taken at the meeting of the National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reforms (NICAR) held at the Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The LGRD Ministry ... Read More »

Law to be amended to gear up CHT Land Reform Com: PM

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government will amend the Land Reform Act, 2001 to gear up the activities of the CHT Land Reform Commission, unb news agency reported. “We’re constituting and reconstituting the Land Reform Commission repeatedly but its activities are not progressing properly…there’s a little bit of confusion and dispute there,” she said. The ... Read More »

Khaleda deserves death sentence for killing people: Inu

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will have to be condemned to death for burning people to death in the name of a movement as Jamaat leaders were sentenced to death for their war crimes, said Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday. He came up with the remarks while speaking at a mass rally at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital. ... Read More »

Violence marks 4th phase rural Union Pariahad polls; 4 killed

Dhaka – Voting in the 4th phase election to 703 union parishads in 87 upazilas of the country’s 46 districts concluded amid stray incidents of violence that left two people dead and over 100 others injured in different parts of the country on Saturday, unb news agency reported The balloting began at 8am and continued till 4 pm without any ... Read More »

PM accuses BNP of plotting to kill Joy

Reiterating her firm vow not to give any room to terrorism and militancy on the soil of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said no one would be allowed to play with the fate of the country in the name of militancy as long as she is alive. Read More »

Family meets Nizami at Kashimpur jail

Family members of death-row war criminal Matiur Rahman Nizami met him at Kashimpur Central Jail part-2 in Gazipur on Friday. Jail sources said six members of Nizami’s family-his wife Samsunnahar Nizami, two sons– Barrister Najib Momen and Khadiza Mohsina, daughter-in-laws Saleha and Riyan entered the jail around 11:15 am, spent some time with him and got out of it around ... Read More »

11 sued over Apr 27 Sundarbans fire

Bangladesh Forest Department has filed a case against 11 suspects in connection with the fire that broke out in Tultala area of the Sundarbans under Chandpai Range in Sharankhola upazila on April 27 last. Station officer (Dhansagar station) of Chandpai Range Sultan Mahmud filed the case against them with Sharankhola Police Station on Sunday night. Bagerhat, UNB news agency reported. Read More »

US for steps to curb killings in Bangladesh

Washington — Secretary of State John Kerry called on Bangladesh’s leader to step up law enforcement to prevent a wave of killings targeting liberal voices, the State Department said Friday amid fears that the traditionally moderate South Asian nation is under threat from Islamic extremists. Read More »

SIM re-registration deadline to expire on Apr 30: Tarana

The re-registration of all subscribers’ SIM cards under the biometric method will end at 10m on April 30 as per as the government’s decision, reiterated State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Thursday. “The re-registration of SIMs under biometric method to end at 10pm on Apr 30 and all unregistered SIMs would be blocked for several hours on ... Read More »

16 DSCC officials temporarily suspended

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has temporarily suspended 16 taxation and deputy taxation officers for negligence of duty. Six are taxation officers while the remaining 10 are deputy taxation officers, according to DSCC Public Relations Officer Uttam Kumar Roy. Dhaka, UNB news agency reported. Read More »

Water transport workers withdraw strike

Dhaka – River vessel workers, who have been enforcing a strike from April 20 to press home their demand to review the minimum wages in the sector, have decided to withdraw upon assurances from the government of meeting their demands. unb news agencyreported. President of Bangladesh River Vessel Workers’ Federation Shah Alam told UNB on Tuesday night that the Federation ... Read More »

Minister warns against irregularities in rice procurement

Food Minister Quamrul Islam on Monday said stern action will be taken against those to be found involved in irregularities in rice and paddy procurement during this Boro season. The Food Minister came up with the warning at a press briefing at Khadya Bhaban. Quamrul said the government will purchase rice and paddy this year directly from farmers through maintaining ... Read More »

Unregistered SIMs, RUIMs await deactivation: Tarana

SIMs and RUIMs which will remain unregistered after April 30 will be deactivated shortly after the deadline, said State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Sunday. “At first, the unregistered SIMs will be deactivated for three hours on May 1 and those will be deactivated permanently in a very short time,” she told a rally at Dhaka University’s ... Read More »

Progress in RMG working environment slow: CPD

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a civil society think tank, on Saturday said there has been some sort of improvement in the country’s RMG sector working environment after the Rana Plaza tragedy, but the progress is slow. The CPD came up with its observation at a dialogue, titled ‘Re-emerging from the Rana Plaza Tragedy: An Account on the Third Anniversary’, ... Read More »

Polling in 614 more UPs underway

Dhaka – Voting in 614 Union Parishads (UPs) of 48 districts across the country began on Saturday morning. The balloting in the third phase of the election to the lowest tier of the local government body began at 8am and will continue till 4pm without any break. Nearly 30,000 candidates, including over 2,600 chairman contestants, are in the election race ... Read More »

614 more UPs go to polls in phase 3 Saturday

Dhaka – Some 614 Union Parishads (UPs) in 48 districts across the country are going to polls on Saturday in the third phase of the election to the lowest tier of the local government body. The voting will be held from 8am to 4pm without any break. Nearly 30,000 candidates, including over 2,600 chairman contestants, are in the election race ... Read More »

Water transport strike partially postponed

Dhaka – Two days after its enforcement press for a 15-point demand, the vessel strike was partially postponed on Friday night, unb news agency reported. The decision was taken after a meeting of Bangladesh Water Transport Workers Federation and Bangladesh River Vessel Workers Federation at Sadarghat launch terminal around 8pm, said Vessel Workers Federation president Shah Alam Bhuiyan. Read More »

EC withdraws SP, 2 Gazipur OCs, want AL workers restrained

The Election Commission, in the interest of impartial and fair Union Parishad polls, has asked Awami League leaders and activists ‘not to cross limits’, reports agencies. The response came after the ruling party delivered to the EC office Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s message asking to prevent the polls from falling prey to ‘indiscipline, faults and irregularities’ on Thursday. Read More »

Fair polls not possible under current EC: Sujan

Dhaka – Observing that the current Election Commission (EC) has outshined the MA Aziz-led one, Sujan general secretary Badiul Alam Mazumder on Tuesday said the Commission is the main obstacle towards holding a free and fair election, unb news agency reported. Speaking at a press conference, he also said the EC has proved that no fair polls, even at the ... Read More »