Government

Fishermen to get government subsidy

The government is planning to bring the fishermen under subsidy provision as they face ban on catching mother hilsha during its peak breeding season, said Fisheries and Livestock Minister Mohammed Sayedul Haque.

I am much more careful now: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she is ‘more careful’ in running the government now than ever before. She said this at a programme in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Government to make guideline for quick investment decisions

The government is going to prepare a priority-based guideline to take investment-related decisions promptly for encouraging domestic and foreign investors.

CHT Treaty to be fully implemented soon: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said various sectors, including education, health, communication and socioeconomic, in the CHT marked progress due to implementation of the treaty.

PM for engineers’ help to attain 7pc GDP growth

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought all-out cooperation from engineers in attaining seven per cent GDP growth this fiscal year saying that the key to development is in the hands of engineers.

Govt to look into textile, apparel makers' demands

The government assured on Sunday the country’s apparel and textile sector leaders of looking into their demands, including reduction of corporate tax and resolving the existing problems relating to cash incentives.

Public uni teachers discuss pay scale with govt officials

Public university teachers had a meeting with high government officials over their four-point demand that include formation of a separate commission to introduce an independent pay scale for them.

Prime Minister urges investors to grab business opportunities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reassured investors of her government’s highest level of commitment to quickly facilitate their pragmatic proposals and simplification of investment procedure.

Minister Shahriar warns expats on Facebook

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam has warned Bangladeshi expatriates around the world against getting involved in incidents like that of Singapore.

Info ministry spends 25.61 per cent of ADP allocation

Information ministry has so far spent 25.61 per cent of the total allocation of Tk1.02 billion under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for 2015-16 fiscal.

Public university teachers postpone protest: Classes resumes from Wednesday

The public university teachers, who are striking over pay scale grievances, have postponed their work abstention till February 3 following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's assurance of solution to their demands.

High Court asks govt to enact witness protection law

The High Court directed to enact a witness protection act to ensure safety of witnesses and their appearance before court and quick disposal of cases of criminal offence.

Minimum marriage age for girls to remain 18

The minimum age of marriage for girls would remain 18 in the upcoming Child Marriage Restraint Act, said State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki.

Government to write to Google, YouTube: Tarana

The government will send letters to the authorities of search engine giant Google and video-sharing website YouTube about the country’s cyber security issues.

Whatsapp-Viber will be blocked: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said in the national Parliament on Wednesday that the popular messaging and calling apps Whatsapp and Viber will be blocked temporarily to tackle terrorism.

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