Vuvuzela, matches and lighters have been banned at Mongol Shovajatra brought out from the Institute of Fine Arts in Dhaka every year to celebrate the Bangla new year, the home minister said today.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says that The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam’s recent comment reveals that the mass media was forced to publish lies, distorted and partial information during the 2007-2008 caretaker government regime.
Examiners have not been asked to give extra marks to Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinees, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid says. “The examinees should get the marks they deserve,” Nahid says during a media briefing on the upcoming SSC examinations at Secretariat.
Hajj pilgrims will have to pay Tk 360,000 each for performing holy Hajj under the government management this year while the amount is around Tk 305,000 for performing hajj without any sacrificial animal.
Mobile phone users, by February, will be able to keep their current number even if they switch from one operator to another, Minister of Telecommunication Division Tarana Halim says.
Police foil two leftist parties’ attempt to lay siege to the Secretariat, protesting the government’s decision to increase gas and electricity prices.
Information Minister says the government will arrest BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia if she does not surrender
The Election Commission will hold a meeting with the officials of education ministry and law enforcement agencies on Thursday to discuss the date for Dhaka City Corporation polls.