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Law enforcers asked to heighten security ahead of Durga PujaApprehending security threat during Durga Puja to be celebrated across the country on October 19, the government on Wednesday asked the law enforcement agencies to boost up security measures in the country. The instruction was given at a meeting on the law and order situation during Durga Puja. The meeting was held on Wednesday in ...
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Movement only way to free Khaleda: MoududBNP Standing Committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed has said their party is taking necessary preparations to come up with street programmes to push for Khaleda Zia's release from jail and holding an inclusive national election. "We need to forget about having Khaleda Zia released from jail through legal process ...street movement is now the only ...
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RMG workers to stage demo tomorrowGarment workers will stage demonstrations in their respective factory areas across the country on September 21 protesting the fixation of their minimum monthly wage at Tk 8,000 by the government and demanding re-fixation of the wage at Tk 16,000.They also decided to continue their agitation until the demand is met.Garment workers under the banner of ...
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Public servants to get low interest home loans from Oct 1The government employees will be eligible to apply online seeking home loans with a low-interest rate from four state banks from Oct 1.They can borrow up to Tk 7.5 million in home loans with 5 per cent interest from Sonali, Janata, Agrani and Rupali banks.At present, the government employees are eligible to take home loans ...
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ADB approves $110m more for BD urban health servicesThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday approved additional loan financing of USD $110 million for a project that is improving access to urban primary healthcare services in Bangladesh through public-private partnerships (PPPs)."ADB's support to the government-led Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project approved in 2012 has been filling a vacuum created by the ...
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Shippers hail decision to allow India use BD portsCoastal shipping trade can boost overall economic activities of Bangladesh making the country a trans-shipment point between the South Asian and the Western Asian countries.Water way connectivity has become imperative for competitive international business and as part of multimodal trade which is interconnected with a country's air and land routes.For a better multimodal transport system ...
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BD has potential to widen  trade with S Asia: WB Bangladesh has the potential to more than double its trade with South Asian countries, said a World Bank (WB) report on Wednesday.Increased regional trade can     accelerate Bangladesh's growth and create more jobs for men and women, said the report titled A Glass Half Full: The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia. The report ...
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Six made senior secretaries, four get transferredSix secretaries and government officials of equivalent rank have been promoted to the rank of Senior Secretary. At the same time, offices of four secretaries have been reshuffled on Wednesday, a day after the six officers got promoted.The Public Administra-tion Ministry on Wednesday issued separate orders promoting the secretaries to the rank of senior secretary ...
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No steps to bring BNP across table, says HasinaPointing to BNP, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday hinted in parliament that she would not take any step to bring them back to the table on the issue of national elections. Her reiteration came following a question of Jatiya Party lawmaker Fakhrul Imam about what action  the Prime Minister will take to resolve the ...
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Digital Security Bill passed in JSThe parliament on Wednesday passed 'The Digital Security Bill, 2018' amid the fear of the journalist community that the law will gag press freedom. The bill moved by Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar, was passed by voice vote negating the proposal of opposition Jatiya Party MPs to seek public opinion on the ...
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