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9 promoted to secretary

9 promoted to secretary

The government has promoted nine additional secretaries to the rank of secretary. The public administration ministry today issued a gazette notification in this regard. The officers were posted to different ministries and divisions as acting secretary until the promotion. MA Hannan, acting secretary to the liberation war ministry, has been made secretary to the ministry; Nazrul...

Khaleda calls for countrywide resistance committees

Khaleda calls for countrywide resistance committees

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon the 20-party alliance leaders and activists to form resistance committees across the country.  “Khaleda Zia directed the alliance workers to form resistance committees at all villages across the country against state-sponsored terrorism,” BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed said in a press statement this afternoon. “The fall of...

Indian railways to get $137bn boost

Indian railways to get $137bn boost

India's government has announced plans to invest $137bn (£88bn) in its ageing railway network over the next five years. Unveiling the annual railway budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the cash boost will help modernise existing tracks and introduce faster trains. Prabhu left the heavily subsidised passenger fares unchanged. The state-run railways operate more than 12,000...

Govt firm on anti-terror stance: PM

Govt firm on anti-terror stance: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday reiterated her government's firm stance against all sorts of terrorism, saying the armed forces must move forward imbued with the same ideal. “We are committed to international peace and security. Our standpoint against all kinds of terrorism is very clear. Our armed forces must move forward imbued with the...

Protect kids from violence

Save the Children has called upon the government and all political parties to protect children from the impact of violence and ensure their access to educational opportunities. In a statement issued yesterday, the organisation said, “Save the Children is very concerned at the impact of the ongoing political unrest and violence on the children of Bangladesh. “Children have been killed and injured as a result of arson attacks on transport, crude bomb attacks and other kinds of violence.” At least 11 children...

Govt urges EC to hold DCC polls

The government yesterday finally gave the go-ahead to the Election Commission for holding the long-overdue polls to Dhaka city corporations. The LGRD ministry sent a letter to the EC requesting measures for holding the polls. A gazette notice was attached to the letter, said EC sources. The move comes at a time when the BNP-led 20-party alliance have been enforcing countrywide indefinite blockade and recurrent hartals for over one and a half months demanding a midterm polls under a non-partisan administration. Elections...

Corporate Espionage On Government

India vows to go tough

India yesterday vowed the "strictest punishment" against anyone involved in stealing top-secret documents from the country's petroleum ministry and selling them to energy companies, as the number of people arrested over the scam rose to 12. Five senior executives from top refineries including Reliance Industries, Essar Oil and Cairn India were arrested late yesterday following a major police sting operation to trap those responsible for leaking the classified documents, police said. Seven others -- two former ministry employees, a journalist, three...

Ready for dialogue

Ready for dialogue

The BNP last night told the visiting delegation of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights that it was ready for dialogue with the government to bring an end to the ongoing political crisis. The party also said all the subversive activities during the crisis are being carried out by the government and it...

No need to rush for KSA job registration yet

After several thousand people signed up for jobs in Saudi Arabia last week following an advertisement, the expatriates' welfare and overseas employment minister yesterday clarified that there was no need to rush for registration now and that the government would open online registration only for females seeking jobs as domestic helps in the Kingdom soon. “Initially, Saudi Arabia wants to hire only house maids. So, male workers don't need to register names at this moment,” Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain told a...

Good news via Google Glass

Good news via Google Glass

A startup serving doctors in the US with  patient recordkeeping in real-time via Google Glass plans to employ 7,000 Bangladeshis for its backend office in Dhaka. Ian Kazi Shakil, chief executive officer of San Francisco-based Augmedix, has set up its office at Panthapath where 45 young Bangladeshis are building the solution that allows patient...

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