The record fuel price hike yesterday would put Bangladesh in a favourable position as the country enters into negotiations next month with the International Monetary Fund for financial assistance to ease the pressure on the precarious balance of payment and foreign currency reserves.
They were never part of the political elite. Neither were they among the wealthy. Yet they were always considered the most revered and respected members of society because they were teachers -- high school teachers in particular.
The Press Council Act-1974 was being amended with a provision to fine a journalist up to Tk 10 lakh for offences under the law. Bangladesh Press Council Chairman Justice Nizamul Huq Nasim said the council’s senior journalist-representatives had been consulted with, and they gave their blessings.
PK Halder, the former MD of a bank and a notorious embezzler, siphoned off and laundered about Tk 10,000-11,000 crore out of Bangladesh. That’s equivalent to the combined yearly budget of 51 public universities of the country, which is Tk 10,515.71 crore.
TTE Shafiqul Islam fined three passengers who were travelling without tickets. This action prompted the Pakshey Division of Bangladesh Railways (BR) to temporarily suspend him. The punishment was delivered swiftly. So swiftly that Shafiqul had to be informed through a telephone call.
We have become so heartless that we can now watch video of Nahid Mia getting beaten to death – without any hesitation. Once, we identify the "Helmet Gang" as killers, we reach the decision that nothing will happen to them.