PM receives WIP award

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Monday handed over the Women in Parliament (WIP) Global Forum award to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Govt target 1 m foreign tourists in 2016: Menon

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, MP, today said the government has set a target to increase foreign tourists to 10 lakh from current nearly 5 lakh in the tourism year 2016.

Independence Day being observed

The nation is celebrating its 45th Independence Day and paying homage to the war martyrs by placing floral wreaths at the National Memorial at Savar and other monuments across the country.

Independence Day: Reverberation of the 'bloodshed soil'

The genocide in Bangladesh began on 26 March 1971 with the launch of Operation Searchlight, as West Pakistan began a military crackdown to suppress Bengali calls for self-determination. During the nine-month long war for independence, members of the Pakistani military launched the killing machine across the country.

ECNEC approves 5 projects with Tk12,055m

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the 'Power Distribution System Development Project (Rajshahi Zone)' with around Tk9150 million in a bid to ensuring dependency and longevity of Rajshahi zone’s power distribution as well as reducing system loss.

Public admin shuffled

In its latest shake-up in the public administration, the government has promoted, transferred with new appointment and made officer on special duty (OSD) 14 officials including additional secretaries.

Cabinet approves 2 new medical universities

Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said the aim of the present government is to ensure further development of the country's health sector through building expert physicians for which there is a need for setting up more medical universities.

Prime Minister hopes for all parties to join city polls

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed hopes that the BNP and other parties would participate in the upcoming city corporation polls in Dhaka and Chittagong. The premier made the remarks during an unscheduled discussion following the weekly cabinet meeting at the secretariat on Monday .

FTA studies on way

The commerce ministry has been conducting a major study on the implications of signing free trade agreements (FTAs) with some major trading partners, a senior official said.

Confiscate land property of those torching land offices: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the law enforcement agencies to confiscate all the land property of those to be found guilty of torching land offices across the country.

IMED report reveals sluggish implementation of ADP

Some 88 projects saw no expenditure while in some 92 projects there was zero real progress in the Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP) of the last fiscal year (2013-14), although its implementation rate fared better with 95 percent success rate.

'Reliable power supplies by 2021'

Energy Adviser to the Prime Minister Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said the country would witness reliable power supplies in different sectors by 2021.

Dhaka seeks G7 help to integrate into global system

Bangladesh needs help from the developed world in order to integrate with the global system and maintain the standards associated with the global value and supply chains.

Govt bends to IMF pressure on new VAT law implementation

The government has finally agreed to a proposal of the International Monetary Fund on implementing the new value added tax, much to the worry for both consumers and small and medium businesses.

Denmark to give Tk 6b in next 6 yrs

Danish minister for trade and development cooperation Mogens Jensen on Wednesday said Copenhagen will provide financial support to different development projects in Bangladesh.

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