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Home ministry gets two divisions

The Ministry of Home Affairs has got two divisions under it in order to improve the quality of service and to ensure smooth functioning of the ministry. The divisions are named as Public Security Division and Internal Security Service Division A total of 493 officials will work in the two divisions. The public administration ministry sent a letter to the ...

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Budget 2016-17: Muhith eyes 10.7pc tax-GDP

A large revenue earning target from taxes is likely to be the main feature of the upcoming budget to be unveiled tomorrow, as the finance ministry set a 10.7 per cent tax to GDP ratio target. While the revised estimate has been contracted to nine per cent of gross domestic product this fiscal, the fresh target of 10.7 per cent, ...

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Hasina happy at Nawaz Sharif’s successful surgery

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed happiness over the successful open heart surgery of her Pakistani counterpart Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. In a message to the Pakistani Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina also wished his speedy recovery, said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim. “I was extremely worried about your illness that led you to the open heart surgery in London. Nonetheless, ...

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Law & order fine, claims PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday claimed the country’s law and order situation is normal and people are getting justice as her government has taken various “effective steps.” “People are getting justice, and locals and foreigners are leading a normal life and doing business peacefully,” UNB news agency quoted the prime minister to have told Parliament responding to a tabled ...

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HC rule against MPs heading school committees

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday declared illegal the rules that allowed lawmakers to hold the post of chairperson in governing bodies of non-government schools and colleges. The MPs from now on cannot be appointed as president of managing committees of such educational institutions. The HC also cancelled the special governing body of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College led by ...

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2.4 crore SIMs remain unregistered

Airtel network problem not related to biometric registration Some 2.4 crore SIMs still remain unregistered after the deadline for re-registration under the biometric method expired on Tuesday midnight. Some 10.81 crore SIMs were registered under the biometric method within the deadline, which is 82 percent of the country’s 13.80 mobile phone subscribers. A total of 108,108,000 subscriber identification modules (SIMs) ...

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Arrest warrant issued against Tarique

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in a case filed for his derogatory remarks against Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2014. Parvez Ahmed Chowdhury Porag, a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League in Dinajpur, filed the defamation case accusing Tarique on December 23, 2015. The court of Additional ...

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Hasina seeks global support for women empowerment

28 May, 2016 Stating various components of socioeconomic development model, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday called upon the global leaders to ensure women empowerment, quality of infrastructure development and mitigate climate change impacts. She also urged the developed countries to be more generous in technology transfer, resource mobilisation and capacity building of other countries for overcoming the challenges towards ...

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Bangladesh relief team goes to Sri Lanka

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 At the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has decided to extend emergency humanitarian support to Sri Lanka as a quick response to the need of its flood and landslide affected people. In view of that a 19-member relief support team organized by Bangladesh Armed Forces Division left Dhaka for Colombo today ...

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Six Bangladeshis indicted in Singapore

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 A Singapore court indicted six Bangladeshi nationals today for armed violence and financing militants. The investigation revealed that several members of the group had considered carrying out armed violence overseas. 27 Bangladeshis were arrested in November and December. Twenty-six were deported, while the last one was jailed for attempting to leave Singapore illegally. ...

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