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BSS-ITAR TASS Cooperation Likely

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) and Russian News Agency ITAR TASS would soon be able to increase cooperation between them. The Minister made the remark following a meeting with Russian Ambassador Alexander Nikolaev Tuesday morning at the Secretariat. Hasanul Haq Inu said, “We on principle agreed to the Russian proposal

Uninterrupted Eid Journey Due To Early Steps

Eid journey has become uninterrupted and smooth due to early steps by the concerned ministries, 12 deputy commissioners’ planned actions, restriction on movement of heavy vehicles and closure of garments factories on different dates. As Communications Minister Obaidul Kader inspected the roads round-the-clock, the highways have become worthy of early and smooth journey. On the

Top Bangladeshi UN Official Resigns

Ameerah Haq of Bangladesh has resigned as the United Nations Under Secretary General for Field Support, ending a nearly four-decade long challenging career with the organization. She had expressed her desire to quit the post to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently. Ban announced acceptance of Haq’s resignation in a statement on Tuesday and expressed

Humayun Ahmed’s Second Death Anniversary Today

Today marks the second death anniversary of legendary writer-filmmaker Humayun Ahmed. To observe the day in a befitting manner, different cultural organisations have chalked up elaborate programmes. Besides, satellite channels will air special programmes on the life and works of the legend. In memory of the late filmmaker, Channal i will air an array of

Bangladesh Centre at Visva Bharati Coming Soon

Strengthening the cultural connect with neighbouring Bangladesh, the Visva Bharati University at Santiniketan in West Bengal is in talks to set up an exclusive centre at the campus, an official said Thursday. After centres were established by the governments of Japan and China at the campus, the varsity officials are chalking out plans for a

Government Create Fund For Unemployed Women

The government will implement a project at a cost of Taka 114 crore aimed at making the unemployed women self-reliant through training. Under the project named ‘Empowerment of Women Through Technology Transfer”, training will be given to the poor and unemployed women of every upazila. State Minister for Women and Children Meher Afroz today said

Dhaka South City Corporation Announced Proposed Budget

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Thursday announced a proposed budget of Tk 1,565.75 crore for fiscal 2014-15. At the same time, the DSCC approved amended budget of Tk 672.84 crore of fiscal 2013-14. In the budget for 2014-15, the DSCC fixed a target of Tk 1,464.33 crore revenue and other income, which was Tk

Hajj Flights Start From August 27

Hajj flights will begin on August 27 to ferry a total of 98,762 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year. Biman Bangladesh Airlines will carry the pilgrims from August 27 to September 28 while Saudi Airlines will do the job from September 1 to September 30, sources in civil aviation and tourism ministry said. Of the

State Owned Jute Mills in Dire Financial Straits

Govt owned jute mills in Khulna industrial belt are going through a severe financial crisis for various reasons, including inability to sell their produced goods. Some jute mills including private ones are facing closure due to acute crisis of raw materials. Most mills cannot purchase raw materials and pay workers’ wages failing to sell large

University Grants Commission Okays Tk 2015cr For Public Universities

University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) has approved the original budget of Tk 2015.46 crore for the country’s public universities for fiscal 2014-2015 and the revised budget of Tk 1824.70 crore for fiscal 2013-2014. The UGC approved the budget in its 137th Full Commission meeting held on Monday with UGC Chairman Prof Dr AK Azad