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    Disposal of radioactive waste: Cabinet okays draft policy

    The cabinet approves a draft policy for disposing of radioactive waste in light of the new nuclear power plant that is being built in the country.

  • Master's Status for Top Qawmi Degree: Towards legal recognition

    The cabinet yesterday approved in principle the draft of a law framed to recognise top Qawmi degree Dawra-e-Hadith as equivalent to master's in Islamic studies and Arabic.

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    Quota issue discussed at cabinet meeting: Planning minister

    The cabinet discusses on the quota issue to put an end to the crisis, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal says.

  • Cases filed under Section 57 to continue: IGP

    Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque says although the Cabinet approves in principle the draft of the Digital Security Bill, 2018 repealing section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, the proceedings of the filed cases under Section 57 will continue.

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    Cabinet condoles over death of Lucky Akhand

    The cabinet adopts a condolence motion over death of Lucky Akhond, a musician who is heralded as a legend in the industry of Bangladesh.

  • Draft BSTI law: 2yr jail for marketing goods without licence

    Cabinet approves draft of new BSTI law proposing two-year jail and fine of Tk one lakh for producing and marketing goods without BSTI license.

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    Transmittable diseases: Jail proposed for not undergoing test

    Government approves a draft law with a provision of jail term and fine for a person who is affected with transmitted disease but does not undergo medical detection procedure.

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    Impeachment of SC judges: Cabinet okays draft law in principle

    Cabinet approves in principle the draft of a new law with provision of investigation against Supreme Court judges for allegation of misconduct or incapacity.

  • Govt okays nuclear research for sustainable agro production

    The government approves a draft law that will endorse nuclear research for boosting the country’s agriculture in a sustainable manner. Cabinet division, in a regular meeting, approves the draft of Bangladesh Nuclear Agriculture Institute Act-2016.

  • Govt allocates Tk 1,000cr to pay jute mills workers

    The government has allocated Tk 1,000 crore to buy jute and clear the dues of the workers of state-run jute mills amid an ongoing strike and agitation in Khulna.

  • Tk 300cr fine proposed for operators

    The cabinet yesterday assured mobile phone users that their privacy and safety would not be endangered after the biometric registration of their SIM cards.

  • 6 months to leave residential areas

    The cabinet yesterday set a six-month deadline for the removal of all unapproved commercial entities operating in residential areas in

  • Trial possible under existing laws: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the cabinet meeting yesterday that the government would hold the trial of the Tonu murder case

  • Trial in Tonu killing case as per existing law: PM

    The government will hold the trial in Tonu killing case according to the country’s existing law, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a cabinet meeting today.

  • Unapproved businesses must go from Dhaka residential areas

    Unapproved institutions and commercial establishments must leave from the residential areas in Dhaka city within the next six months.

  • Double wings in 5 ministries

    The government moves to create at least 10 divisions under five ministries soon as part of its efforts to accelerate the pace of work in the civil administration and accommodate additional officials at different tiers of bureaucracy.

  • Cabinet okays draft of BRT act

    The cabinet approves the draft of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Act-2016, under which six dedicated fast-moving bus lanes will be built for the improvement of the capital’s transport system.

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    Move to stop malpractice

    The cabinet yesterday approved in principle the Public Procurement (4th Amendment) Act-2016, incorporating a provision for bidders not to quote a price 10 percent lower or higher than the official estimated price of a public procurement tender.

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    Pay hike for judges

    The cabinet yesterday approved a proposal to increase salaries of judges in line with the Eight National Pay Scale.

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    Cabinet okays proposal to raise judges' salaries

    Cabinet approves proposal to hike salaries and benefits of members of Bangladesh Judicial Service, fixing monthly salary of senior district judges at Tk 78,000.

  • Tender process turns awkward

    The power ministry is set to seek decision of the cabinet's purchase committee to either cancel an on-going power tender because of controversy surrounding it or award its contract to a Chinese consortium that created the controversy.

  • Trade union in EPZs gets nod

    The cabinet yesterday finally gave the nod to the draft Bangladesh EPZ Labour Law 2016, with provisions for forming legal trade unions in factories inside of the Export Processing Zones (EPZ).

  • EPZs may get trade unions; draft law approved

    Cabinet gives final approval to the draft of the ‘The Bangladesh EPZ Labour Law, 2016’ keeping a provision for constituting labour organisations in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs) as well as forming a permanent wage board for their workers.

  • 15 lakh to get job in 3 years

    The cabinet yesterday approved a draft deal to allow Bangladeshi private recruiting agents to send workers to Malaysia following the failure of the government-to-government (G2G) labour recruitment system.

  • ‘G2G Plus’: Bangladesh hopes to send 15 lakh workers to Malaysia

    The cabinet today okayed a draft deal for ‘G2G Plus’ that will allow private firms to send workers to Malaysia through government arrangement. The government hopes it can send 15 lakh workers under the new deal over the next three years.

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    Broadcast Law in June: Inu

    Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu says the draft of a ‘Broadcast Law’ will be placed at the next session of Parliament in June after getting clearance from Cabinet.

  • Scope widens for dual citizenship

    The cabinet yesterday approved the draft of "The Citizenship Law, 2016," expanding the scope of having dual citizenship by expatriate Bangladeshis.

  • Cabinet nods for widening scope of dual citizenship

    Cabinet gives final nod to the draft of a law expanding the existing scope of getting dual citizenship.

  • Ershad-led group firm on quitting

    In a meeting boycotted by those loyal to Raushan Ershad, Jatiya Party presidium members yesterday agreed on withdrawing its members from the Sheikh Hasina-led cabinet, according to meeting sources.

  • 14km new link road gets govt nod

    The government has taken up three projects aimed at ensuring smooth traffic flow on the exit routes from the capital.