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New pay scale notification in a week: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said that the gazette notification on the new pay scale for all government officials and employees will be published in a week. The minister said that the notification is presently being processed by the Law Ministry, will reach the Finance Ministry in a day or two, and that the formal notification will be issue ...

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Square Hospitals fined Tk 2.65 lakh for irregularities

A Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) mobile court on Wednesday fined Square Hospitals Ltd Tk 2.65 lakh for various irregularities. A special team of Rab-2, led by Executive Magistrate Mohammad Helal Uddin, conducted a drive at the hospital at Panthapath around 12:30pm. During the drive that continued for two hours, the mobile court team found that the hospital was operating its ...

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Women must create their own fate: PM

Emphasising that women must create their own fate and personal destiny, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said women can do all outside works maintaining decency as the religion Islam gives them that liberty. “Maintaining decency, we could go anywhere and do all of our works — Islam gives that liberty and scope to women …women have to create their ...

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Municipal polls- EC out to stage a farce: Khaleda

Describing the December 30 municipal polls as an eyewash, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday alleged the government and Election Commission are out to stage a farce in the name of polls. “You’ve seen the elections to Dhaka and Chittagong city corporations, and the same conditions are being created now. Our party men were barred from submitting nomination papers and they ...

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UK International Development Minister Baroness Verma visits Bangladesh

Britain’s commitment to achieving the Global Goals and working closely with Bangladesh was reaffirmed by UK International Development Minister Baroness Verma who arrived in Dhaka today (8 December 2015). During her visit, the Minister will engage with local audience about the UK Government’s priorities and how UK Aid can best support the Government of Bangladesh’s commitment to the new Global ...

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I was a legal president: Ershad

The special envoy to the Prime Minister and also the Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Monday claimed that he was legal president during 1986-90 period, he also hoped to be the president again in future. The former army ruler made the remarks as he was replying to a reporter’s question regarding the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks– Ziaur Rahman ...

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N’ganj 7 murders: Order on further probe pleas Dec 9

The High Court will deliver its order on December 9 on a petition filed seeking further investigation into the sensational seven-murder incident of Narayanganj. An HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain fixed the date on Sunday after completing hearing the petition filed by Selina Hossain Beauty, wife of slain councilor Nazrul Islam, seeking further investigation ...

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No one will have to quit polls race: EC

“We’re alert as we’ve taken lessons from the elections we’d arranged in the past. That’s why I’m saying we’ve taken all measures so that no one is forced to quit the election race, unless he or she does it deliberately,” he said. Talking to reporters at Election Commission Secretariat, the election commissioner further said, “We can assure you that from ...

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Bangladesh plans new aviation route eying Indian tourists

Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon on Sunday said Bangladesh plans to introduce a new aviation route between Sylhet and Chittagong expecting it to attract tourists from bordering northeastern Indian region. Inaugurating a photographic exhibition on tourism in the capital, he said his ministry contemplated introduction of the route taking into account the attraction of the sea resort ...

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US partnership with BD to continue: Bernicat

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Sunday said her country’s unwavering commitment to reducing hunger and poverty remains strong and hoped to continue their partnership with Bangladesh to achieve the goal of making healthy and productive lives for all. “We hope to continue our partnership with Bangladesh to achieve the goal of making sure each and every person has ...

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