Mahbubur Rahman Khan

December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022

To appoint the right people

Sometimes, it takes just days to find a competent person for a post in government services. Sometimes, relevant authorities remain in the dark about vacancies. This large discrepancy leads to the inefficient use of human resources.

December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022

Peaceful BNP rally brings sigh of relief

Allaying public fears of violence, the BNP yesterday held its Dhaka rally peacefully and unveiled a 10-point demand to “restore democracy”.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Anti-corruption day: Cases filed, but no progress in probes

Several big loan scams in the banking and financial sectors came to the fore in the last decade and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has done its job by filing cases. But, no progress is apparent.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

IBBL loan scam: ACC yet to decide on probe

The Anti-Corruption Commission is still undecided about launching a probe into Tk 7,246 crore loan anomalies at Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd.

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

Govt wrests control of energy pricing

Electricity and gas prices can now be adjusted without a public hearing after the cabinet yesterday amended a law, paving the way for introducing dynamic energy pricing in Bangladesh.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Spot LNG purchase by pvt sector gets nod

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday instructed the import of liquified natural gas from the spot market by the private sector as the government looks to alleviate the industrial energy crisis that is threatening to derail Bangladesh’s growth momentum.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

River Erosion Allocation: No report on beneficiaries yet

Department of Disaster Management (DDM) distributed Tk 50 crore among victims of river erosion in October 2021 through upazila nirbahi officers of the affected areas.

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Foreign trips: Wrong picks at wrong time

Senior government officials are set to go to Germany for a training exercise that could have benefited field-level officials who are implementing a groundwater monitoring project.

November 5, 2022
November 5, 2022

It’s Taqsem’s territory

For years, Dhaka Wasa Managing Director Taqsem A Khan has been keeping two people close to him and at the top of the organisation even though they had retired in 2016.

October 21, 2022
October 21, 2022

Housing for secretaries: Luxury in the time of austerity

The recent decision to build “luxurious residences” at the cost of Tk 42.85 crore for the cabinet and principal secretaries by the housing and public works ministry has drawn flak from different quarters.