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No change, only adjustments in pay scale: Muhith

Ruling out the possibility of bringing any change in the new pay scale, Finance Minister AMA Muhth on Wednesday said there might be some adjustments. “No change…there maybe only adjustments,” he told reporters responding to a query on the demand of the public university teachers and also some other government and semi-government employees regarding the new pay scale, announced by ...

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JS session to continue till February 29

The ninth session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that began on Wednesday would continue till February 29. The decision was taken today at the ninth meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the JS with its Chairman Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury presiding. Leader of the House and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the meeting, BSS reports. “The sitting ...

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Media must work for maintaining democratic process: Speaker

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Monday urged the media to work for upholding democratic practices in the country. “The media is a growing sector. The role of the sector is important in forming public opinion. So it will have to shape public opinion by giving voice to the common people, and working to maintain the democratic process,” she said. ...

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Emergency meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers in Jeddah Thursday

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an emergency meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of its Member States at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah on Thursday. The meeting has been called for by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss the ‘repercussions’ of the breaking into the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and the Saudi Consulate General in ...

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BSF hands over 4 BD nationals in Chuadanga

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed over four Bangladeshi nationals to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Jaynagar check post in Darsana area of Damurhuda upazila on Sunday noon, reports UNB. The returnees are: Fatema Bibi, 40, wife of Abdus Salam, a resident of Mathura village on Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar district, their sons Helal Uddin, 18, and Mohammad Hossain, ...

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Terrorist Daud Merchant being extradited: State Minister

Daud Merchant who is captivated in Bangladesh prison is being extradited to India. State Minister for Home Assaduzzaman Khan Kamal said this while speaking to media in his office today. Daud Merchant, a close ally of Dubai-based Indian mafia don Daud Ibrahim, was convicted of murdering one of Bollywood’s famous music entrepreneur Gulshan Kumar. The formal process has already begun ...

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Former Chinese Ambassadors to visit BD

Five former Chinese Ambassadors to Bangladesh will visit Bangladesh together from January 24-28 to see the ‘tremendous progress’ that Bangladesh witnessed over the last two decades, reports UNB. The former Chinese Ambassadors are Wang Chungui, Hu Qianwen, Chai Xi, Zheng Qingdian and Zhang Xianyi who had worked in Bangladesh since 1997, foreign ministry sources said. They will visit various places ...

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Public university teachers will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday

Public university teachers who have been on a movement to realise their four-point demand will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday. FBUTA secretary general Prof ASM Maksud Kamal on Sunday said that a delegation of the Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers Association (FBUTA) will go to Ganobhaban at 4:30pm tomorrow (Monday) to meet the Prime Minister, UNB reports. He ...

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Third terminal at Dhaka airport on cards

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked all the officials and employees of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to take good care of the national airlines and ensure better passenger service so that everybody can feel proud of it as a national flag carrier, reports UNB. “I will  ask those working at Biman to keep in mind that through Biman you are ...

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Teachers’ movement frustrates Hasina

Students won’t accept disruption in academic life, PM cautions Teachers of 37 public universities went on an indefinite strike yesterday to protest against alleged discrimination in the Eighth National Pay Scale, saying that they were compelled to go for such programmes as no one in the government had paid any heed to their demands for the last eight months. “We ...

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