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.
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.
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.
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.
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.