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Bangladesh, WB sign $100mn financing deal for safe water, sanitation in municipalities

The project will provide safe piped water to residents of selected municipalities Dhaka, Oct 30 : Bangladesh on Wednesday signed a $100 million financing agreement with the World Bank to ensure improved water supply, sanitation, and drainage system in 30 selected municipalities, benefitting about 600,000 people. Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Monowar Ahmed and World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh ...

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Samrat’s business partner held in Bhola

Bhola, Oct 30 : The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested an associate of expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Samrat from Charnoabad in Sadar upazila on Tuesday. The arrestee was identified as Zakir Hossain, 45, business partner of Samrat and son of Abdul Mannan. Tipped-off, a team of Rab conducted a drive in the area on early Tuesday and arrested ...

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Speakers urge proper implementation of RTI Act

Dhaka, Oct 29 : Speakers at a convention on Tuesday urged the government to accelerate  implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2009 with all stakeholders for ensuring public rights and building good governance here. They also underscored the need for increasing transparency, accountability and cordiality in all government and private institutions to ensure the rights. The views were ...

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PM slams BNP for calling anti-drive mere eyewash; prefers having a casino island

Dhaka, Oct 29 : Taking a swipe at BNP leaders for terming eyewash the ongoing anti-corruption drive, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said time will say whether it is eyewash or anything else. “They keep calling it as eyewash; wait and watch… you’ll see whether it’s eyewash or anything else,” she said posing a question as to why she ...

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UN urged to recognise Bangladesh genocide & the ongoing Rohingya genocide

An International Conference on the recognition of Bangladesh genocide and Resisting the ongoing Rohingyas Genocide in Myanmar  was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 25 October 2019 at the permanent Bangladesh Mission in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference was organised by Nirmul Committee’s Swiss Chapter and chaired by Central Nirmul Committee’s President Shahriar Kabir. Keynote presentation was made by Justice Shamsuddin Chowdhury ...

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2nd All European Forum for Secular Bangladesh Conference held in Geneva

The 2nd All European Forum for Secular Bangladesh (Nirmul Committee) Conference was held on Saturday 26 October 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference took place at Bangladesh Embassy auditorium, in Rue de Neuchatel, Geneva, Switzerland. Central Nirmul Committee President Shahriar Kabir attended to make a keynote strategic presentation on working towards international recognition of Bangladesh genocide and the repatriation of Rohingya ...

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Ecnec clears Tk 1762-cr project for household census 2021

It okays a total of 10 projects Dhaka, Oct 29 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 10 projects, including a Tk 1762-crore one for conducting the population and household census 2021. The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ...

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JSC, JDC exams results under CGPA 4 from 2020: Minister

Exams to begin November 2 Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni. Dhaka, Oct 29 : Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Tuesday said the results of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will be published under Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) 4 scale from 2020. She came up with the information at a press briefing at the ...

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Italian PM invites Hasina

Dhaka, Oct 29 : Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has formally invited her Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina to visit Italy to further strengthen the existing friendly relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen held a meeting with Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Italy Manlio De Stefano at the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome on ...

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Probe report in graft case against former CJ SK Sinha on Dec 5

Former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. Dhaka, Oct 29 : A court on Tuesday fixed  December 5 for submitting an  investigation report in a case filed against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for allegedly demanding bribe. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikder fixed the new date as Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC) director Syed Iqbal Hossain, also the investigation officer in the case, ...

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