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Monitor NGOs working in RMG sector: PM

Monitor NGOs working in RMG sector: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the NGO Affairs Bureau to monitor the activities of non-government organisations (NGOs) working for the welfare of workers in the garments and textile sectors, a senior minister told The Independent. Hasina was speaking at an unscheduled discussion at the Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) yesterday. Some ministers said nobody knows the sources of NGOs' funds and what they are doing in reality. “There are allegations that NGOs train outsiders, instead of workers, and sometimes they provoke a section of the workers to carry out sabotage. It is also alleged that the NGOs are providing financial facilities to leaders of trade unions instead of workers. Sometimes, they…

Controversy over Ctg Port recruitment

Controversy over Ctg Port recruitment

Alleging nepotism of shipping minister Shahjan Khan in the recruitment process of the Chittagong Port, hundreds of people staged a demonstration and formed a human chain near Bandar Bhaban in Chittagong at 10am yesterday (Monday). It is alleged that the Chittagong Port recently recruited most of the…
PM receives 2 
int’l awards

PM receives 2 int’l awards

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday received the 'ASOCIO-2017 Digital Government Award' given to Bangladesh Postal Department, reports UNB. State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim handed over the award to the Prime Minister at the beginning of the regular cabinet meeting…
Expedite dredging  of river-route

Expedite dredging of river-route

It is disturbing to note that even five months after the allocation of funds, dredging of the Hazratpur-Zabra-Ghior river route is yet to begin. According to a report of this newspaper on Sunday, the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has issued only a show-cause notice against the…
Military– a way of life

Military– a way of life

Once upon a girl called me over telephone. Many people call me over my phones, inquire about the officers’ recruitment process in the Army and want to know about Army. Being a part of the officers’ recruitment in Bangladesh Army, I always answer those with pleasure. She had many queries.…
Poultry products need more time to go global

Poultry products need more time to go global

Despite a surplus production of poultry products, their targeted exports need some more times to overcome barriers like limited access to credit and dependency on import of poultry feeds. Competition with foreign firms and outbreak of diseases like avian flu also remain as obstacles to smooth growth…
Saudi, Bahrain target Iran

Saudi, Bahrain target Iran

CAIRO: Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian “aggression”, as Bahrain said the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement was “in total control” of Lebanon, reports AFP. The foreign ministers of both Gulf states spoke at an extraordinary general…
Three-day ‘Tirjok Natya Mela’ ends

Three-day ‘Tirjok Natya Mela’ ends

The three-day theatre festival ‘Tirjok Natya Mela 2017’ concluded with staging Syed Waliullah’s ‘Tarangabhanga’ on the final day at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital on Sunday. Tirjok Natyadol, a popular theatre group in the country based…
Dhaka lose top spot to Comilla

Dhaka lose top spot to Comilla

Considering the tournament’s best bowling side meets the best batting side, the match between Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dynamites generated a huge enthusiasm and it quite lived up to the expectation at the packed Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday. Comilla’s bowling depth…
School playground used for growing rice

School playground used for growing rice

About 1,000 students are being deprived of sporting activities and physical exercises as the authorities of Ulaniya Hat Secondary High School has been using the school playground for growing rice. Even though the students and their parents are incensed at the incident, they are scared of speaking against…
No good news for Rohingya children

No good news for Rohingya children

As the rest of the world observed World Children’s Day yesterday, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children in the settlements in Cox’s Bazar had nothing to do but to recall horrific memories and ponder about their future, which appears to be very bleak right now. Things have been particularly…
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