Barapukuria graft case order on Mar 10

The High Court yesterday set March 10 for delivering order on its long-pending rule asking the Anti-Corruption Commission to explain why the Barapukuria graft case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others should not be quashed.

Faridpur, Mymensingh, Comilla to be made divisions: Prime Minister

Faridpur, Mymensingh and Comilla will be made administrative divisions in the country to further accelerate overall development in those areas, Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina has said.

639 new land offices by 2019

Several hundred new land offices will be constructed in 61 districts by 2019 in order to improve the maintenance of land records in the country.

Dhaka and Delhi to strengthen regional ties

Bangladesh and India yesterday agreed to expand cooperation in the regional, sub-regional and international arenas. Two sub-regional issues were discussed – water and power links, and connectivity and transport links.

Indian foreign secy due today

Indian Foreign Secretary Dr S Jaishankar will arrive in Dhaka today to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues between Bangladesh and India.

PSC recommends easing of quota system

In the wake of repeated delays, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has renewed its recommendation to ease the quota system in government jobs, as it is not possible to overcome the problem relating to applying the system.

Rich-poor gap narrows: Muhith

Inequality between the rich and the poor has been falling in Bangladesh since 2010, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said yesterday.

Encourage more women in local government

Tackling barriers that limit the involvement and effectiveness of women in local politics is essential not just to help empower women, but also to revitalise this vital tier of governance by making it more representative and democratically accountable.

Online registration for new voters introduced

The Election Commission today introduced an online application system for the registration, correction and replacement of voters’ polling areas. From now everybody can use the site-

1,752 km highways to be upgraded to four lanes

The government has decided to upgrade 1,752 kilometers of highways across the country to four-lane ones, aiming to make long-distance journeys smooth and risk free ones.

PM for dynamic justice delivery system

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday stressed further simplifying the country’s justice dispensation system so that the justice seekers could get justice easily.

Government wants World Bank to focus on infrastructure

Bangladesh will seek more support from the World Bank to fix its weak infrastructure during talks with a top official from the multinational lender this week.

PM hands over Ekushey Padak to 15 eminent personalities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday handed over Ekushey Padak-2015 to the country’s 15 eminent personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

Parliament passes Formalin Control Act

Bangladesh has moved one step closer to enacting a stringent anti-formalin law providing for life in prison for import, production and storage of the preservative without licence.

Government to enhance financial power of field level officials

The government has decided to enhance financial power of the heads of various departments and field level officials to expedite the decision-making process and execution of the projects under development and revenue budget.

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