Government

No presidential clemency to war criminals: Law Minister

Law Minister Anisul Haq said the proposal of amending the constitution in a bid to disqualify the war criminals to seek presidential clemency would soon be placed before the policy-makers.

Remittance keep country’s economy active: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has lauded the contributions of the expatriate Bangladeshis and said the economy of the country is moving forward with the remittances they send. She also called upon them to contribute more for strengthening the economy of Bangladesh.

Latif removed from cabinet by Government

The government has removed Posts and Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique from the cabinet. A gazette notification on the removal of the minister has been issued

Shirin Sharmin elected CPA chairperson

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has been elected Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) that promotes parliamentary democracy in the former British colonies.

Latif Siddique 'removed' from Cabinet

Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique has been removed from the cabinet following his controversial remarks on hajj, said a senior official of the ruling party.

Latif Siddique summoned

Two courts have summoned Posts and Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique in five separate cases filed for hurting religious sentiments. A Dhaka court has summoned him in two cases and asked Latif Siddique to appear before it on October 28.

Talk of Town: Inu, Menon’s Hajj pilgrimage

Jokes are flying on Facebook after a photo of the chiefs of two Left-leaning political parties in the ruling Awami League-led alliance, taken just before they left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, went viral.

Prime Minister departs NewYork for London

Concluding her eight-day official visit to the USA, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here today for London by a US Air flight.

Sheikh Hasina’s 68th birthday Sunday

The 68th birthday of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be observed in home and abroad on Sunday.

Awami League is a party of terrors, thugs: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has claimed that the ruling Awami League is a party of terrorists, saying that its supporters are involved in crimes like killing, murder and disappearances.

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.

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