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Garment workers submit memo to BGMEA

Leaders of the Garments Sramik Odhikar Andolan, a combine of 12 apparel workers’ rights bodies , on Wednesday handed over a memorandum to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association leaders at its office at Kawranbazar. The memorandum demanded increasing minimum wage of the garment workers Tk. 16,000 per month with basic wage Tk10,000. The also demanded 50 per cent ...

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One week enough time to oust govt: BNP

BNP senior leader ASM Hannan Shah on Wednesday said one week is enough time to oust this government if a movement can be carried out in a proper way with support from the media and people. “There’s no need for 3-4 months for ensuring the fall of this regime. It won’t take more a week to do that if the ...

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Journalist Syed Fahim Munaim passes away

Maasranga Television’s chief executive officer (CEO) and chief editor Syed Fahim Munaim passed away yesterday following a cardiac arrest. He was 63.   The renowned journalist breathed his last at his Gulshan residence in the capital around 6am. He is survived by his wife and three sons.   He was inspired by his father Syed Nuruddin, who was also a journalist, to ...

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NSDI to be set up for country’s progress: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) will be set to build a beautiful country. The Prime Minister said her government will soon form the NSDI to exchange information and data easily among government, autonomous and non-government institutions to ensure desired development through proper planning. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating a two-day ...

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Dhaka may send soldiers to protect two holy mosques in KSA: Foreign minister

Bangladesh may send its soldiers to protect two holy mosques in Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Wednesday. The soldiers can be sent to Saudi Arabia under the Riyadh-led 34-nation coalition against terrorism and violent extremism, he said. We will consider when time comes, he told a press conference at the foreign ministry when asked if ...

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Trial of militants in Singapore: Four plead guilty, 2 deny charges

Four Bangladeshi workers detained last month under the Internal Security Act were found guilty of financing terrorism on Tuesday in Singapore. The four are Rahman Mizanur, 31; Miah Rubel, 26; Md Jabath Kysar Haje Norul Islam Sowdagar, 31; and Sohel Hawlader Ismail Hawlader, 29. ‘All pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday’, reports Singapore’s The Straits Times. They were charged last ...

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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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