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Reactions, Opinions, Recommendations- Civil servants new pay scale

Mixed reactions as proposed pay scale is up to more than doubled salaries for public servants.

Civil servants new pay scale proposed

Maximum Tk 80,000 as the highest basic and lowest Tk 8,200 for the civil servants.

Government committed to ensure women's empowerment

Finance Minister AMA Muhith said the present government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is committed to empowering women for the development of the society and the country.

Indigenous families living with ashes

Thirteen-year-old girl Ilsha Chakma and her brother Mithun Chakma, 18, silent and grim-faced, stood in front of their house burnt by Bangali settlers on December 16.

Have a look!

It seems all's caring and trying to manage the situation is not going to work. With the ship’s salvage taking more and more days and authorities trying and failing to clean up the spill – now this is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary and part of the world's largest mangrove forest.

Confusing views on oil spill

Two ministers, whose offices are closely linked with the Sundarbans, yesterday gave conflicting views about the oil spill and its environmental impacts; the same day a government inspection team said they had not seen any dead dolphin or crocodile.

Sundarbans Oil Spill: UN sends team

The UN has acquiesced to the request and sent a team of international experts to Bangladesh to help clean up the world’s largest mangrove forest Sundarbans on Thursday, more than a week after it was hit by a huge oil spill.

Their Job(!) is reviling each other?

PM Sheikh Hasina at a discussion termed BNP senior vice-president Tarique Rahman 'beast' and 'stray son of the BNP chairperson'. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia said apparently to Hasina, "Hold your tongue, mind your language."

President Hamid shocked at Peshawar tragedy

President Abdul Hamid has expressed deep shock over the mass killing of children in a savage Taliban militant attack at a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in Pakistan on Tuesday.

Hasina join world in condemning Peshawar school attack

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina vehemently condemned the attack by the Taliban on a school in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar yesterday.

Nasrul insists on ‘only the best’ for power sector

State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid on Monday said that the government is using the best technology equipment ever in power sector keeping in mind the best nations' practice.

Dolphin corpse found; Beginning of disaster!

It seems no one is watching over and trying to manage the situation. With the ship’s salvage taking more than two days and authorities failing to clean up the spill – now the first of what is expected to be a untold dolphin carcass came to the surface.

Plying of vessels through Shela river banned

Today the government imposed permanent ban on plying of any vessels through the Shela river route after the oil tanker capsize in the Sundarbans.

Control the fundamentalists alone not possible for Hasina: Gaffar

Noted writer and journalist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury said his support would continue for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her commitment to fight fundamentalism and try the war criminals.

Sundarbans oil spill: Delaying is not a good move

Removal of the “Southern Star 7” oil spill since the oil tanker capsized on the Sela River in the Sundarbans four days ago, has impeded because of bureaucratic foot-dragging.

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