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Government has no clear data on Rana Plaza victims

It was government’s responsibility to prepare statistics over the victims that how many workers were injured, how many were dead and how many remained unidentified.

Gold smuggling up as airports lag behind in surveillance equipment

The country’s three international airports have turned into easy transit routes for illegal gold consignments to India from the outside world as the airports lag behind in surveillance equipment.

Rural road network project being implemented in Rajshahi region

A rural road network project is being implemented aimed at removing physical bottlenecks for improving rural accessibility, upgrading quality and enhancing sustainability of rural transport and market services in the project area.

Each MP to get Tk 200million fund for development

The government is set to allocate Tk 200 million development fund to each of the lawmakers in addition to their current Tk 150 million fund as it is going to take up a Tk 61.75 billion project on political consideration.

How a political party can do politics by burning people?

Accusing BNP of launching the culture of burning people to death, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she can’t understand that how a political party can do politics by burning people to death alive.

Kamaruzzaman hanged

Al-Badr commander Muhammad Kamaruzzaman has been hanged to death for committing crimes against humanity during the country's bloody war of independence in 1971. The execution was carried out around 10:30pm Saturday at Dhaka Central Jail. Kamaruzzaman is the second war crimes convict who filed a review petition with the apex court.

Electricity will go to every house: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated her government's commitment to reach electricity to every house saying seventy percent people now have excess to electricity and much time would not be needed to reach electricity to every house.

RDA plans Tk. 850-cr uplift projects in Rajshahi

The Rajshahi Development Authority (RDA) has
planned to implement some 13 development projects with an estimated cost of
around Taka 850 crore.

Govt to lower economic growth target for unrest

The government is set to revise down current fiscal year's GDP growth projection by 0.5 percentage point to 6.8 percent in light of the dragging political unrest.

ADP execution up by 23pc

In a marked success of for Bangladesh, the government has been able to increase its implementation of the annual development programme (ADP) by 23 percent.

873 promoted to assistant, joint and deputy secretary

The government on Monday promoted a total of 873 officials in the civil bureaucracy to the rank of deputy secretary, joint secretary and additional secretary, although there were no vacancies in the approved organogram.
Of them, 231 joint secretaries were promoted to additional secretary, 299 deputy secretaries to joint secretary, and 343 senior assistant secretaries to deputy secretary.

Dhaka plans airlifting of citizens from Yemen

Bangladesh is planning evacuation of its citizens from war-ravaged Yemen and charter planes to ferry them home as around 600 Bangladeshi expatriates initially identified in Sana and other cities were awaiting immediate rescue, according to officials in Dhaka and Kuwait.

Social safety roadmap

The government is set to unveil a new scheme that will bring 3.57 crore of the poorest and most vulnerable citizens under social safety plans.

Films must be creative, decent: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Friday urged the filmmakers to give focus on country’s history, heritage and culture as well as social issues saying the movies must be creative, decent, educative and certainly based on Liberation War.

8 big BR projects to be implemented with Beijing's support

An inter-ministerial committee has selected eight big projects involving an overall estimated cost of around $ 11 billion to be implemented with probable Chinese assistance to improve the country's railway network.

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