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Hartal begins peacefully in Rajshahi, Rangpur divs

Hartal begins peacefully in Rajshahi, Rangpur divs

Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions are passing through peaceful spells of 48-hour hartals (shutdown) today morning amid a nonstop blockade of the BNP-led 20-party alliance. In Rajshahi and Rangpur, the hartals were called yesterday protesting the arrest of local leaders of BNP and the Jamaat-e-Islami. Bogra, a district inside Rajshahi division, called a separate hartal...

SSC exams in due time: Nahid

SSC exams in due time: Nahid

In view of the recent violence centering BNP-led 20-party alliance’s blockade, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said that the upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) would be held throughout the country in due time. “No conspiracy can stop the SSC and equivalent exams,” the minister said while talking to reporters at his office in...

Shun violence for talks, Inu tells BNP

Shun violence for talks, Inu tells BNP

BNP-led 20-party will have to shun violence for talks, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said today reiterating the government’s stand over the prevailing political impasse. However, he ruled out any immediate possibility of dialogue, pushed by different quarters of the society, and asserted that the stalemate will be “resolved on the streets”. “Khaleda Zia can...

Mymensingh to become division

Mymensingh to become division

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today instructed to introduce Mymensingh as a new division splitting Dhaka division in two. The plan to introduce the eighth administrative division was rolled out at today’s cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat under her leadership. As per premier’s instruction at the cabinet meeting, National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reorganisation (Nicar)...

Govt seeks 17 Facebook users' info

Govt seeks 17 Facebook users' info

The government has asked the authorities of social networking platform Facebook to give information on 17 users. The request was served through seven requests from January to June this year. But the FB authorities have not served the requests of the Bangladesh government. "We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases. Each and every...

Bangladeshi Workers In Malaysia

Move to speed up recruitment

The officials of Bangladesh government will hold talks with the Malaysian authorities on Monday in Malaysia to speed up the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers under the government-to-government (G2G) system to the Southeast Asian nation. The officials at the expatriates' welfare and overseas employment ministry said the two-day meeting will focus on the acceleration of the recruitment of male workers and the employment of female workers under state arrangements. "As only a few people now get job opportunities under the G2G process,...

Return Hajj flights start today

The return Hajj flights will begin today with an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh carrying 419 pilgrims. Flight BG-2012 will take off in Jeddah at 10:30am local time, confirmed Tasmina Akter, assistant manager (public relations) at Biman Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Saudi authorities have asked the Bangladesh government to take punitive steps against 43 private Hajj agencies allegedly for irregularities in services provided to the pilgrims, said an official at Bangladesh Hajj Office in Jeddah. However, Nasir Uddin Ahmed, deputy secretary at the ministry of...

India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India has issued no instruction to seal its borders with Bangladesh in the wake of the October 2 grenade explosion at a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal, foreign ministry here said today. The concerned Indian authorities have clarified it in response to a verification made by the Bangladesh government following the recent...

7 promoted to secretaries

7 promoted to secretaries

Bangladesh government today promoted seven additional secretaries to secretaries and posted them at different ministries and divisions, according to an official order. The Ministry of Public Administration issued separate gazette notifications in this regard. The promoted secretaries are: Sirajul Islam, Golam Rabbani, SM Golam Farroque, Khandaker Iftekhar Haidar, Dr Selina Afroza, Iqubal Khan Chowdhury and...

Withdraw tough draft law on NGOs, HRW tells govt

Withdraw tough draft law on NGOs, HRW tells govt

Calling upon the international donors to publicly express concerns over a law proposed by Bangladesh government to impose draconian restrictions on already beleaguered NGOs, the Human Rights Watch said the law should be withdrawn. “The draft law can easily be misused to limit perfectly legitimate activities of NGOs (nongovernmental organisations) and to attack critics,”...

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