Thursday, 22 Feb, 2024


Industrial policy-2010 being placed in cabinet meeting Monday

DHAKA: With the focus on privatization of the losing public concerns, at last the ‘Industrial Policy-2010’ is going to be placed in the cabinet meeting Monday for approval. Earlier on August 3, the cabinet committee on economic affairs finalized the draft of the policy in a meeting

Homebound people start gathering at airlines offices

DHAKA: As homebound people are suffering a lot in collecting bus, launch and train tickets amid Eid rush, the affluent ones started flocking in different airlines’ offices in the city to avail a hassle-free trip home.  The state-owned Biman Bangladesh Airlines and some private

Holidaymakers upset not getting five-day vacation<br />Perennial sufferings greet them on homeward j

DHAKA: Much of the cheer of the holidaymakers got dampened into regret, as five-day Eid vacation plea of the Home Ministry didn’t get the Prime Minister’s nod.Traditionally, people enjoy a three-day holiday on the occasion of Eid, but it is too short a span of time for them to

Grand alliance to hold divisional rallies after eid: AL allies in the dark

DHAKA: The ruling Awami League-led grand alliance is going to hold rallies at divisional headquarters to mobilize public support for holding the trial of war criminals and also to build a political counteroffensive against the anti-government movement being waged by the opposition

Nepotism you may call: Sherifa banks on Ershad bourse

DHAKA: Sherifa Quader, wife of the Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister, began to go sailing in a fair weather as soon as she became active in Jatiya Party politics of late.She became active in JP politics in the middle of July. JP chairman and ex-president HM Ershad made her party

BNP big wigs eye Secy Gen position

DHAKA: Aspirants for the position of Secretary-General in opposition BNP appear to be in a rat race although the party chief has nothing of that sort of change in her mind for now. A group of leaders in BNP strengthened their efforts in a bid to sideline incumbent secretary-general

Bonus toll ahead of Eid!

DHAKA: Now eid bonus is added on to toll, with drivers and transport owners held hostage by thugs.  A section of transport workers, identified terrorists and an organized gang, allegedly with the blessing of a section of cops and influential quarters, got busy extorting toll ahead of the

Shahjalal Airport uplift project finally takes off

DHAKA: Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), the main gateway to Bangladesh by air, is going to get a facelift to a most modern airport as a long-delayed modernization project finally takes off at the beginning of next year.The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB)

Ershad rues his political fortune in grand alliance

DHAKA: Former President HM Ershad, who had ruled Bangladesh for nine years as a strongman, now passes his days in unhappiness, with most of his desires cherished in joining the grand-alliance government remaining unfulfilled. Political analysts think that the situation is going beyond

Process of building Bangabandhu Airport under PPP gets going

DHAKA: Paperwork got going at government initiative to establish the proposed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Airport through public-private partnership (PPP), a newly devised development paradigm now being practiced around the global by combining the two sectors in a synergy.The Ministry of

Tk 4000 crore defalcated from govt. banks!

DHAKA: The government is taking initiative to recover some Tk 4000 crore allegedly misappropriated from nine government banks under cover of debt waivers during the times of the past four-party coalition and the caretaker governments. Competent sources said the huge amount of money was

No alternative to planned city, following law to get rid of traffic jam: BRTA Chairman

DHAKA: Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) Chairman Ayubur Rahman Khan sees it as only natural that the capital will get more suffocating with impassable traffic jam for pressures of population. “For roads, an ideal city should set aside 25 percent areas inside while Dhaka offers

Biman bypasses rule to sign accord with Kabo

DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines had renewed the accord with Kabo Airlines on chartering an airplane bypassing the rules and regulations of the institution, competent sources said when asked about reasons for a high-level row over the issue. They pointed out that the deal, signed during

Old vehicles come back: citizens vexed with severe traffic jam

DHAKA: The city streets again got clogged with a comeback of outworn vehicles ahead of Eid-ul-fitr as the police drive apparently nosedived, putting city-dwellers in abject misery besides polluting the environment.Allegations have it that dilapidated vehicles are plying roads due to

Land acquisition and rehab in Barapukuria to cost Tk 191 crore

DHAKA: The government has earmarked Tk 191 crore for funding the acquisition of 646 acres of land and rehabilitation of the people displaced for the Barapukuria coalmine, according to a draft budget. A sum of Tk 80 crore has been projected as land-acquisition cost while Tk 109 crore for

BBS to be upgraded to SIMD for better statistics management

DHAKA: The government has taken initiative to make Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) more dynamic through upgrading the Department of Statistics.As per the plan, the Statistics Department under the Planning Ministry will be named Statistics and Information Management Department

Building digital Bangladesh: Online one-stop service begins from Sep

DHAKA: The Government is going to introduce online ‘one-stop service’ in all districts by December, starting from next month, under its flagship agenda for digitizing Bangladesh. Jessore comes first under the quick-service system, allowing people to get all government services at

Destiny spreads its wings buying Best Air

DHAKA: Burgeoning business group Destiny is set to spread its wings by buying Best Air, a private airline, which made a tailspin in 2009 and lay inoperative.Destiny Group is negotiating the deal with Best Aviation, the mother organisation of the airline. The Best Air will set out with a

Govt mulls clipping mobile courtÔÇÖs wings

DHAKA: The government now mulls curtailing the jurisdiction of mobile court that catches delinquents off-guard, competent sources said, as a knock to a big business created ripples. They said the plan is on the cards following a row between Commerce and Industries Ministers over the

Digitization of demography: 3.3 lakh digital maps for next census

DHAKA: The National Population and Household Census will begin in March next year, this time using hi-tech methodologies, to update country’s demographic scenario. The census will be conducted using up-to-date technology with an aim to get quick and accurate results. Bangladesh Bureau

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