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Dhaka asks district administrators: Keep families with you

Dhaka – The government is going to take action against those deputy commissioners (DCs) whose spouses and children are not living with them at district headquarters, said LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam on Thursday. “A move is underway to prepare a list of such DCs. The government will soon take action,” he said while addressing a progamme marking the launching ... Read More »

Is civil society arguing itself out of political space?

By Felix Dodds New York, Jul 29 2019 (IPS) – As some of you will know I have a new book out Stakeholder Democracy: Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear. (other contributors to the book were: Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Carolina Duque Chopitea, Minu Hemmati, Susanne Salz, Bernd Lakemeier, Laura Schmitz, and Jana Borkenhagen). Read More »

Kids will go hungry during UK school holidays

Up to A Million Children Left Without School Meals Over Summer Alex Firth, Associate, Children’s Rights Division @alexwfirth The summer holidays have begun here in Britain. For many children of low-income families what should be a happy time is instead filled with anxiety. Food aid charities predict an upsurge in poorer families relying on food banks, now that the school ... Read More »

Imran, Indira take oath of office

Dhaka, July 13 – State Minister Imran Ahmad, who was promoted to a full minister, and newly appointed State Minister Fazilatunnesa Indira took oath of office on Saturday. President Abdul Hamid administered the oath to them at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban in the evening. Read More »

Sustainable development needs fundamental governance changes

New York, 8 July 2019: “The world is off-track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Most governments have failed to turn the transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda into real transformational policies. Even worse, xenophobia and authoritarianism are on the rise in a growing number of countries.” “The implementation of the 2030 Agenda is not just a matter of ... Read More »

Lack of governance caused moonsighting confusion: BNP

Dhaka, June 5 – BNP on Wednesday slammed the government for creating confusion over the sighting of the moon and said it happened for the lack of good governance. “What happen yesterday (over moon sighting) is I think an outcome of the lack of good governance in the country,” said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Talking to reporters ... Read More »

How to govern a digitally networked world

By Anne-Marie Slaughter and Fadi Chehadé Washington, DC – Governments built the current systems and institutions of international cooperation to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century problems. But in today’s complex and fast-paced digital world, these structures cannot operate at “Internet speed.” Recognizing this, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres last year assembled a high-level panel – co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Alibaba ... Read More »

Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching

Indonesia, May 5 (AP/UNB) — Indonesian authorities resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country’s waters by sinking 51 foreign ships Saturday, as the government ramps up efforts to exert greater control over its vast maritime territory. The seized ships were sunk at five ports across the archipelago, which has some of the world’s richest fishing grounds, the ... Read More »

EC appoints observers for suspended Gaibandha-3 election

Dhaka, Jan 24 – Election Commission (EC) has appointed its observers and monitoring persons to closely oversee the parliamentary polls of Gaibandha-3 constituency scheduled on January 27. EC sources said the Commission on Wednesday appoint seven of its senior election officers to 20 unions under Sadullahpur and Palashbari upazilas of Gaibandha-3 constituency to closely monitor and observe the elections for ... Read More »

City set to go under foolproof security blanket during eid

Amid the growing sense of insecurity among people and foreigners following Friday’s café terror attack and rumour of more attacks, ‘massive security measures’ have been taken to ensure the peaceful celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr. Law enforcers will keep sharp eyes on diplomatic zones and the places where foreigners and envoys reside, visit and hang on. Besides, they will stay ready round ... Read More »

Five attackers had JMB link, says IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Sunday said the five militants whose identities have been made public after the Gulshan restaurant attack, have links with the banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). The IGP came up with the information while talking to reporters after visiting two injured police constables-Alamgir and Kabir — injured in the Gulshan attack, ... Read More »

US, Australia, S Korea alert their citizens in Bangladesh

Dhaka – The United States, Australia and South Korea have urged their citizens to avoid the area around the restaurant at road 79 in Gulshan-2 in the capital city, UNB news agency reported. The US citizens have also been advised to remain vigilant in their movements and activities, inside the diplomatic enclave and anywhere else in Bangladesh. Read More »