The government plans to bring down the extreme poverty to 8.9% from the existing 12.9% by 2020 in line with its seventh five-year plan. Moreover, under the plans, it wants to reduce poverty to 18.6% from the current 24.8% within the period.
Expressing grave concern over the recent incidents of brutality on children in different parts of the country, UNICEF Bangladesh has stressed the need for immediate actions to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Leaders of private universities’ association yesterday called upon the government to review the decision of imposing 7.5 per cent VAT on private education, saying it will hamper the expansion of private tertiary education.
The government will launch 500 locally-developed apps today. One of the applications will enable customers to know about their utility bills from Dhaka Electric Supply Company, Power Development Board, and Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday slammed the country's economic migrants, many of whom are stranded in dire conditions at sea, calling them "mentally sick" and accusing them of hurting the country's image.
A radical Islamist group, believed to be Ansarullah Bangla Team, has threatened to kill 10 eminent citizens of the country including ruling party leaders, academicians and secular activists terming them atheists and anti-Islam.
After being installed in November 2009, most of the cameras started malfunctioning, especially during night time when light was low, and the command centre set up on the Abdul Gani Road in the city stopped receiving footage from these cameras.