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Thousands suffer for wildcat bus strike

BRTA launches mobile courts against unfit vehicles and charging of extra fare in capital Soon after the BRTA authorities launched mobile courts against unfit vehicles and the practice of forcing passengers to cough up extra fare yesterday, bus owners and workers went on a sudden strike in Dhaka city, which made thousands of commuters suffer in the capital. Hundreds of ...

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Biometric SIM registration system inaugurated

The trial run of biometric SIM registration system has begun in the capital on Wednesday. Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT adviser to the prime minister, inaugurated the new SIM registration process at the Posts and Telecommunications Division at the Secretariat around 10:30am. Tarana Halim, state minister for Post and Telecommunications Ministry, while speaking at a press conference at her ministry Tuesday, ...

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Kumari Puja held

The inner meaning of Kumari Puja is to create a feeling among all to realise the image of mothers in all the women Mohashtami, the third day of the five-day Durga Puja festival of Bangalee Hindu community, is being celebrated on Wednesday. Hindu devotees are set to observed the day with Mohashtami Puja Proshastha and Brotobas in the morning and ...

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Meet today to fix next year’s entry policy for govt instts : Area-based school admission mooted

The government will take initiatives to admit students to Class I in their local schools to spare them the trauma related to admission. The education ministry will hold a meeting at the Secretariat today (Tuesday) on the admissions policy for the next year for government schools. The ministry is working on the plan after getting directives from Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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BCA Essex Region decides to sigh agreement with Learn Direct

BCA leader called upon all caterers to maintain the highest quality, presentation and realistic pricing of their products.  The leaders requested this to all curry industry owners in a executive committee meeting held in Colchester on Thursday 8th October which was organised by Bangladesh Caterers Association Essex branch. President of Essex BCA and UK BCCI London President Jamal Uddin Moqoddus ...

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President, PM urge all to ensure safety, rights of girl children

President M. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called upon all to come forward to guarantee security of girl children and ensure their equal rights and dignity. They made the call in separate messages on the occasion of the National Girl Child Day-2015, reports BSS. They appreciated the theme of this year’s Girl Child Day — ‘Safe ...

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Children must not pass miserable days on streets, PM to ministries

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed the Women and Child Affairs and Social Welfare Ministries to make sure so that children do not have to pass miserable days on the streets, reports UNB. “[officials of ] Women and Child Affairs Ministry and Social Welfare Ministry are here, I’m directing the two ministries that make sue so that no child ...

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WB talks with Muhith to fund $1.9bn in Bangladesh

The World Bank (WB) most likely will scale up its funding to Bangladesh, with pleading new financing commitments amounting to $1.9 billion for the current 2015-16 financial year (FY16), reports BSS. Referring to a meeting between finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and WB senior vice president Kyle Peters, the multi-donor agency in a press release issued here today (Sunday) ...

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Maximum priority to Kunio murder case investigation

The law-enforcement agencies have put maximum priority to ensuring proper investigation into the Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio murder case considering all possible aspects. Acting Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Rangpur Range Police and Head of the five-member probe committee Humayun Kabir said this at an unscheduled media briefing at his conference room in the city this afternoon, BSS reports. He ...

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PM accolade with 18 awards, nine honourary doctorate degrees

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the UN general assembly under a global spotlight a day after receiving the world’s highest environmental accolade- Champions of the Earth – while she progressively earned Bangladesh international limelight, winning 18 prestigious awards since 1997. A three-time elected premier, Sheikh Hasina first drew an extra international focus when the UN honoured her with its UNESCO ...

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