Government

Plan to cut extreme poverty to 8.9 per cent in 5 years

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.

Bring child abusers to justice: Unicef

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.

Government firm on autorickshaw ban on highways

The government is hell-bent on imposing its ban on autorickshaws on highways with owners and workers continuing demonstrations in different parts of the country.

Government urged to withdraw VAT on private education

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.

Apps launched for easy access to government services

The government yesterday launched 500 mobile applications for android users to help people get government services easily.

500 locally-developed mobile apps to be launched today

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.

MP's son Rony charged with murder

The police have pressed murder charges against Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan’s son Bakhtiar Alam Rony in a case filed over killing two people on Dhaka street.

Khaleda greets Hasina on Eid-ul-Fitr

BNP chairperson and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia has greeted Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr.

Role of accreditation board significant to promote standardization: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said role of Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) is important to promote standardization by enhancing capacity of services providing organizations and individuals.

Dhaka visit good for relationship: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was certain that his visit to Dhaka would be beneficial for the people of both the nations and in the larger good of the South Asian neighbourhood.

Prime Minister slams migrants, calls for trafficking crackdown

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.

10 citizens get ‘Ansarullah death threats’

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.

CCTV camera only a showpiece

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.

BR’s drives to reclaim its lost lands probe futile

Drives by Bangladesh Railway (BR) against illegal occupation of its lands are proving ineffective as 4,391.39 acres of its lands still remain under occupation, according to latest statistics.

‘Joy Bangla’ is a slogan for all: Joy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said “Joy Bangla” is not only the slogan of the Awami League, it is the slogan of our Liberation War, it is the slogan of Bangladesh.

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