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12 industrial units receive President’s Award

Bangla Mirror Desk: 30 March, 2016 Twelve industrial units on Wednesday received the first-ever ‘President’s Award for Industrial Develeopment-2014’ for their significant contributions to the national economy, reports UNB. President Abdul Hamid handed over the awards to the recipients in five categories at a function held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city. The five categories are large industry, ...

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10th session of Parliament from April 24

Bangla Mirror Desk 30 March, 2016 The 10th parliament will go into its 10th session on April 24, after a 54-day recess, reports UNB. President Abdul Hamid has convened the session. The House will go into session at 5pm on the day, said a Parliament Secretariat handout on Wednesday. Before the House goes into session at 5pm, the business advisory ...

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Saima to present keynote paper on autism at UN seminar

Bangla Mirror Desk: 30 March, 2016 The United Nations has invited Bangladesh’s National Advisory Committee on Autism chairperson Saima Wazed Hossain to present the keynote paper at a seminar at its headquarters in New York on the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day on April 1. Quoting Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan, BSS reports that the ...

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Tonu’s body exhumed for fresh autopsy

 Bangla Mirror Desk 30 March, 2016 The body of Comilla Victoria Government College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu was exhumed in Muradnagar upazila of the district for a fresh post-mortem examination on Wednesday. In compliance with a court order, Tonu’s body was dug out from the grave at Mirzapur village around 11:30 am after ten days of her burial. The body ...

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Islam remains Bangladesh’s state religion as High Court scraps petition

Bangla Mirror Desk : 28 March, 2016 The Bangladesh High Court has rejected a petition, which challenged a Constitutional amendment that gave Islam the status of the state religion. A larger High Court bench led by Justice Naima Haider on Monday held a hearing over a rule issued on the matter before scrapping the plea. The other members of the ...

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Contempt of Court : SC fines two ministers

Bangla Mirror Desk : 28 March, 2016 The Supreme Court on Sunday convicted Food Minister Qamrul Islam and Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq of the contempt of court and fined them Tk 50,000 each. A full bench of the Appellate Division comprising eight judges headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha delivered the judgement after rejecting the two ministers’ ...

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Fuel prices cut in a month

Bangla Mirror Desk : 28 March, 2016 Following a widespread criticism over fuel price, the government has decided to cut price of fuels in a month as oil prices hit rock-bottom in the international market. The minister came up with this at his office but declined to reveal on which sectors price would be reduced for which kind of oil. ...

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Fire breaks out in Sundarbans

Bangla Mirror Desk: 28 March, 2016 A fire broke out at Shikdar Bari Shila in Chandpai Range of the Sundarbans on Sunday evening. Station officer of Dhansagar in Chandpai Range, Sultan Mahmud, said forest officials saw some smoke hovering over the area in the evening, reports UNB. The forest officials reached the spot and saw the fire. Later, around 8:30am ...

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Bio-metric SIM registration ends by April 30: Tarana

Bangla Mirror Desk 28 March, 2016 State minister for post and telecommunications Tarana Halim said the SIM registration through bio-metric process has to be completed by April 30. She told the journalists after registering her own SIM at a cell phone operator at Farmgate on Sunday. Tarana said no SIM will remain active until it is registered through bio-metric process.

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GO must for official passport

Bangla Mirror Desk : 28 March, 2016 From now on a Government Order (GO) would be needed along with a departmental no-objection certificate to get an official passport issued.   The home ministry issued a circular in this regard on March 24. It said every ministry will have a focal person to verify no-objection and GO, BSS reports.   The ...

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