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Pay wages and bonuses of Garments worker before Eid-ul-Azha: Asaduzzaman

Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said garments workers will be paid wages and bonus before the Eid-Ul-Azha, reports UNB. “The garment factory owners have informed me that they will pay wages and bonus to workers before the upcoming Eid”, said the minister while taking to reporters after a meeting on payment of wages and bonus to garments workers ...

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Govt committed to protecting religious minorities’ rights: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said there is a religious harmony in Bangladesh and her government is committed to protecting the rights of religious minorities, reports UNB. Sheikh Hasina said this when Eminence Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Vatican Cabinet Minister and the special envoy to the Holy Pope, met her at her office. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters ...

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Students’ anti-VAT demo triggers fresh traffic chaos

Students of the private universities as part of their ongoing movement brought out processions and blocked roads across the country, including Dhaka and Sylhet cities, on Sunday also protesting the imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) on tuition fees, reports UNB. In Dhaka city, movement of vehicles on the roads in Uttara area from Abdullahpur, Dhanmondi-Mirpur road and Kuril Biswa ...

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No Eid holidays for railway officials

Holidays of all railway officials have been cancelled for ensuring smooth journey of homebound people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque said this while speaking as the chief guest at a freshers’ reception programme at Mia Bazar Degree College in Chauddagram upazila of the district. The minister also noted that special trains will be introduced to tackle the pressure ...

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So far no BD national among Makkah victims

Bangladesh is waiting to get concrete information whether any of its national is there among victims of Saudi crane collapse that claimed the lives of at least 107 peoplewith over 238 injured as the identification of bodies still on. “The process of identifying dead bodies is still on. So far they’ve identified 27 bodies. There’s no Bangladesh national among them,” ...

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Stay alert so that pvt univs can’t raise tuition fee: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Saturday suggested the private university students to stay alert so that private university authorities cannot increase tuition fees or charge any extra money for paying their Value Added Tax (VAT). He said this at the award distribution ceremony of a debate competition, ‘Bitarka Bikash’, organised by Debate for Democracy in collaboration with Brac and ATN ...

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VAT on Private University : Students call 3-day strike

Terming the government’s assurance a ‘trick’, the agitating students of private universities have called a three-day student strike to protest the imposition of VAT on their tuition fees. The government on Thursday said that the students would not have to pay Value Added Tax (VAT). The university authorities will pay it. Jotirmoy Chakrabarti, one of the coordinators of No VAT ...

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Bloggers Killing : Ansarullah chief among 3 put on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court on Friday placed Ansarullah Bangla Team incumbent chief Abul Bashar and two others each on a seven-day remand in connection with the killings of bloggers Ananta Bojoy Das and Avijit Roy. Abul Bashar took the helm of the banned outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team following the arrest of its former chief Jasimuddin Rahmani in 2013. Bashar is also ...

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Tarana Halim threatened over phone

One influential person has threatened Tarana Halim, state minister for post and telecommunication, over a telephone call to stop the government move on banning the illegal trade of VoIP and SIM cards. State Minister Tarana Halim said to the media that she received the threat on Thursday through her official telephone at the secretariat to stop the government’s ongoing move ...

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Dissatisfaction over new pay scale by univ teachers irks PM

Apparently referring to the ongoing movement by public university teachers over the new pay scale, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday night said no government in the past except this AL government could enhance the salaries of public servants to a huge extent. “I don’t know why in some cases some [public university teachers] are expressing dissatisfaction over the new ...

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