Government

Ecnec okays four projects worth Tk 1,763 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) yesterday approved four projects worth Tk 1,763 crore at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Government to form fund to meet expenses of big events

The government will form a permanent fund to meet expenses of organising big national and international events -- a move to avoid criticism for 'extortion' by the state. The decision to collect funds from corporate houses, including banks, had drawn huge criticism.

Hajj visa acceptable till Sept 15: Saudi Embassy

More than 20,000 aspiring Hajj pilgrims are in a dilemma over getting their Hajj visas this year as the Saudi embassy declared that it will not receive any application after September 15.

UGC warns students choosing private universities

University Grants Commission, the country's higher education guardian, has released detailed complaints of some 18 lawsuits against several private universities who are running their academic activities through High Court stay order.

Government to recruit 120 factory inspectors by October 20

The government marked October 20 as the deadline to recruit 120 factory inspectors to fulfil the conditions of an action plan provided by the US, in an effort to win back trade privileges from the Obama administration.

Most people satisfied with government

In a dramatic turn of public opinion, three-fourths of the population are more or less happy with the performance of the current government led by Sheikh Hasina which came to power through a one-sided election eight months ago.

Khaleda is a killer, pervert: Prime Minister

Terming BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia a killer and pervert, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that the defeated force will not be able to rise again in Bangladesh.

Prime Minister stresses bigger domestic market for local goods

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid emphasis on expansion of domestic market for Bangladeshi goods reducing export dependency so the economy continues to grow.

Build cold store to boost potato exports: Russia

Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Nikolaev yesterday proposed constructing a cold store in Chittagong to export disease-free potatoes to Russia.

ACC quizzes Morshed Khan

The Anti- Corruption Commission on Tuesday interrogated former Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan and his son Faisal Morshed Khan in a money- laundering case.

Black money flying abroad

When money laundering is as easy as slicing a cake and the money is safe abroad, why anyone would want to legalise his black money is a question that seems to have no answer.

Government to export rice to Sri Lanka

Encouraged by a bumper yield and good stocks at home, the government has decided to export at least 50,000 tonnes of rice, first of its kind since the independence, to Sri Lanka in the current fiscal year.

Cabinet okays Nursing and Midwifery bill

The Cabinet has approved in principle the draft of the 'Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council Act, 2014,' with some amendments repealing the Bangladesh Nursing Council Ordinance, 1983.

Bangladesh ranked 5th in SAARC E-Government Index

Bangladesh has been lagging behind in developing of E-Governance among the SAARC countries, according to the latest E-Government Development Index.

Invite fresh bids for offshore blocks:Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday instructed the energy and mineral resources ministry to invite fresh bids for offshore blocks to ensure optimum extraction of oil and gas from the Bay of Bengal.

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