The Awami League Central Working Committee yesterday vowed to hold the upcoming 10th parliamentary election on January 5 and they would not accept any shift from the schedule announced by the Election Commission.
A Bangladeshi businessman accused of conspiring with employees of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc to bribe the country’s officials concerned to secure a contract for Padma bridge project surrendered before Canadian authorities yesterday.
The government's directive to transform country's traditional brick kilns into environment- friendly technologies seem to be less effective as below 20 per cent of the units adopted the new method so far.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has called an emergency meeting of the party's top brass in the backdrop of the Opposition’s continued blockade across Bangladesh. The ruling party's Central Working Committee will meet the Prime Minister at Ganabhaban on Wednesday afternoon.
As soon as the minimum wage of garment workers was increased, the house owners had raised rents to an amount more than the increased allowance. The workers urged the authorities including BGMEA to take steps so that the house owners do not raise rents.
UN's Permanent court of Arbitration will hold its final hearing on the India-Bangladesh maritime dispute at the Hague on December 9. Indian ministry of external affairs officials say the dispute over a huge patch of sea at the mouth of the Hariabhanga river has been up for arbitration for four decades now.
In its first meeting on Monday, the interim cabinet gave final nod to the ‘Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Act, 2013’ draft with provisions for a maximum seven-year prison term and Tk 300,000 in fine for violation.
The Supreme Court directed Rajuk today to maintain status quo on the construction work of Purbachal housing project at Bakurta and Parabarth moujas in Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur. The status quo will remain active until the High Court deliver a verdict on a writ petition filed challenging the legality of the project.
The government’s strategic food reserves and imports have declined drastically due to political uncertainty ahead of the general election. As the end of the present government’s tenure was closing in, food grain importers appeared to be uninterested in importing items due to political turbulence and hartal.
The government-constituted Wage Board has finalised the pay structure of the readymade garment workers with Tk 5,300 as the minimum and Tk 6,850 as the maximum wage. The board finalised the pay structure with the consent of representatives of both industry owners and workers at its 10th meeting held on Thursday.
Readymade garment factory owners have urged the government to take action against those behind the recent unrest in the factories. BGMEA and BKMEA leaders met the Minister and State Minister for Home on Tuesday and discussed the recent agitation in Savar, Ashulia and Gazipur industrial zones over the past several days.