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Govt to launch Tk 1.15t health programme

The government is going to launch a programme to gradually move towards Universal Health Coverage. The programme also aims to achieve health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the next five and half years starting from January 2017. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 4th Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Programme involving Tk 1.15 trillion, ...

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Hearing in Kalpana Chakma case resumes Wednesday : The case has been in the works for over 20 years

  A Rangamati court is set to hold further hearing Wednesday on a no-confidence petition filed challenging the police’s final report seeking closure of the Kalpana Chakma abduction case. Police on September 27 last year urged the court to end the case saying the investigators had failed to gather any further information or find Kalpana, an indigenous rights activist. They, ...

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Mob beats Munshiganj zila parishad member after he shoots rival

An Awami League-backed member of Munshiganj district council was admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital Tuesday night as he was beaten by a mob at a playground at Gopimohon Basak Lane in Dhaka where he shot at one of his family rivals in the evening. The district council member, Saidur Rahman, 45, of Banagram area under Wari police station ...

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Seminar on “Green Living and Working” held at BUP

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) organized a seminar on “Green Living and Working” on 21 March 2017 by the initiative of the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) at Bijoy Auditorium of its campus. In the seminar, Vice Chancellor of BUP Maj Gen Md Salahuddin Miaji, rcds, psc was present as chief guest while BUP Pro-VC ...

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Teesta treaty still uncertain, says minister ahead of PM Hasina’s India visit

The issue of sharing Teesta’s waters may remain unsolved during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to India. “We will not set a deadline. We will also not say that the treaty will be signed during this trip,” said Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud. “But we are hopeful,” he said, speaking at a roundtable discussion in Dhaka on Tuesday. ...

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Don’t misguide Prime Minister with wrong information says Chief Justice SK Sinha

   18th March, 2017   Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Saturday has alleged that a certain quarter is active to misguide the head of the government with wrong information about the judiciary in a bid to create loggerheads between the administration and the judiciary.   He criticized the section for misguiding the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by providing minor ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says no militants let to be existed in Bangladesh

 18th March, 2017   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday vowed to root out militancy from the country by any means to make Bangladesh a middle income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.   The Prime Minister candidly said Bangladesh would never be a place for militants and terrorists. She called on all to be alert against the anti-social ...

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Bangabandhu’s 98th birthday being observed

17th March, 2017   The nation is celebrating on Friday the 98th birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a befitting manner, reports BSS. Like previous years, the day is being observed as the National Children’s Day as Bangabandhu liked to spend time with children on his birthday. On this day in 1920, Bangabandhu, the spirited ...

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Brazil offers market for Bangladeshi ceramics and pharmaceuticals

15th March, 2017   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Bangladesh’s economic and trade cooperation with Brazil could be expanded in many areas. The premier made the remark during her meeting with Brazilian ambassador in Dhaka Wanja Campos Da Nobrega.  The Brazilian Ambassador paid a farewell call on the premier at her office in Dhaka on Wednesday morning. After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed ...

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Consider climate change issue in haors’ development projects: President

15th March, 2017     President Abdul Hamid has asked the authorities concerned to consider climate change issue seriously in taking and implementing infrastructure development projects in haor region, reports UNB.   He came up with the call while addressing a view-exchange meeting with local senior citizens and public representatives at upazila auditorium in Astagram upazila on Tuesday night.   ...

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