All eyes on capability of committee to protect rivers

The government has undertaken several initiatives to protect the rivers surrounding Dhaka and Chittagong from pollution, with most plans going in vain in the past. As a result, the rivers inclu ...

Shipping Corporation Act gets cabinet nod

The cabinet has approved the draft of Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) Act 2016 to make the state-owned shipping organisation vibrant. The approval came yesterday at the cabinet meeting presi ...

DC conference begins today

A four day conference for deputy commissioners (DC) will start today at the Shapla Hall in the PM's office. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the ceremony and brief the DCs about militancy ...

JSC, PSC tests to be held this year too

Students will have to sit the Primary School Certificate (PSC) and junior school certificate (JSC) examinations like previous years as the government has decided against doing away with the tests ...

'PM to inaugurate metro rail construction in June'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the construction work of Dhaka metro rail in June. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader made the statement while talking to the journalist ...

Tobacco kills 11 people per hour in the country

More than 11 people in Bangladesh die every hour because of tobacco-related diseases, says Health and Family Affairs Minister Mohammad Nasim. “Every year, around 100,000 people in Bangladesh ...

Owners disagree on bus fare cut

Transport owners are yet to agree with cutting fares despite the government reducing the price of fuel. The BRTA has communicated with the transport leaders but they are not available currently. ...

Md Sadik new PSC chairman

Member of Bangladesh Public Service Commission Dr Md Sadik has been appointed as the new chairman of the commission. The public administration ministry issued a gazette notification regarding the m ...

Now civil aviation secy replaced

Civil Aviation Secretary Khurshed Alam Chowdhury has been transferred to the Planning Commission, as the UK’s March 31 deadline for improving cargo facilities and airport security draws nearer. ...

Five secretary-level public servants transferred

The government has transferred five secretary-level public servants, including the secretary of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry, to new offices. Besides, Zillar Rahman, Dhaka divisional commiss ...

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