DHAKA, Feb 10: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government is considering setting up a healthcare assistance trust fund to ensure healthcare for the poor and helpless people on February 8.
"We are considering establishing a healthcare assistance trust fund like the Education Assistance Trust Fund as the present government is committed to ensuring medicare facilities for all," she said.
She added that the donation in health assistance trust fund would…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 9: Bangladesh was depicted as the most vulnerable country to climate change before the world through the just concluded nine-day Antarctica visit, Minister of Environment and Forest Dr Hasan Mahmud said here on Thursday.
Narrating his experience of the Antarctica visit to newsmen at his ministry, Dr Hasan said Bangladesh was recognised as the most vulnerable country to the impact of climate change due to severe floods, erratic rainfall, extreme temperature, cyclone, sea…
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DHAKA, Feb 9: Prime Minister's Public Administration Affairs Advisor H T Imam said promotion in the civil service is an ongoing process and the government has given promotions in three tiers of the administration to make it efficient and dynamic.
"The promotion of 680 officers in the rank and status of additional secretary,…
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Frustrated members of Organic Mango Out-growers Association (OMOA) are agitating for the upright enforcement of anti-bushfire laws in northern region after its members have lost about 3,500 acres of mango plantation valued at 1,560,000Ghana cedis to bushfire.
According to the Coordinator of OMOA,…Continue
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As I was browsing the morning headlines and quietly sipping my coffee, I came across an article from Entrepreneur entitled, "How Pinterest is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Social Media for Business". In case you haven't heard of it,…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 8: Bangladesh Communications Minister Obaidul Quader informed the Parliament that 8071 people were killed in 8875 road mishaps in the country from 2009 to 2011.
"A total of 8875 cases were filed in connections with these road accidents," the minister in reply to scripted question from a Parliament Member.
Replying to another question of the lawmaker, he said Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) issued 61,606 driving licenses in 2011. Of the licenses,…
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DHAKA, Feb 7: Fuel import, energy price hike, and taka's devaluation against the US dollar have jacked up the country's non-food inflation to 13.16 percent in January -- which is the highest in the last fifteen years.
Prices of food items such as rice, lentil, fish, meat, fruits, egg, edible oil, and packaged milk also went up in January compared to the month before, according to a top official of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
At a media conference yesterday, BBS shared…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 7: As the city returned to its usual business after a three-day holiday, city dwellers yesterday experienced unusual traffic congestion in most parts of the city due to ongoing works of installing utility pipelines in some major streets.
The tailbacks were also the result of additional…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 7: The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has formed a special cell to crack down on cyber crimes.
The 11-member Bangladesh Computer Security Incident Response Team (BD-CSIRT) started work to ensure security in information and communication technology sector, the BTRC chairman told journalists recently.
Giasuddin Ahmed, vice-chairman of the commission, heads the team drawn from commission members, representatives from mobile-phone…
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Intolerance and uncultured sporting skills have sent Tunisia national team packing out of AFCON games currently ongoing in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea. The Tunisia players’ uncultured sporting skills nearly marred the beauty of football when they turned rough on the pitch with their Ghanaian counterparts.
Many an African football fan who watched the match between the Black Stars of Ghana and their Tunisia side was amazed the characters and manners Tunisian players displayed during the…Continue
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Media practitioners in the Northern Region have been encouraged to limit their political reportage, and rather partner with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to champion the cause of deprived people in…Continue
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Since Wednesday, the Romanian Opposition has been officially on parliamentary strike, protesting the unilateral manner in which the majority led by PM Boc’s Democrat-Liberal Party pushes laws, but also against anti-democratic derailments such as the attempted to merge local and legislative elections. The last intent was however circumvented by the street protests.
The Social-Liberal Union (USL) wanted its protest to have a strong impact, but the way in which it was managed, starting…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 2: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today said that there was no tangible truth in the allegation that Bangladesh Minister Syed Abul Hossain had taken money for awarding contract in the bridge project.
The former communications minister has been dropped from the much talked…
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DHAKA, Feb 2: The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC), an independent and constitutional organisation in Bangladesh Thursday said that it finds no graft in the process of appointing contractors for the Padma Multi-purpose Bridge Project.
"We did not find any corruption in appointing contractors for the project," Chairman of the ACC Golam Rahman told journalists at a press briefing on the outcome of ACC's inquiry into the alleged corruption in the US $2.9 billion mega bridge…
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DHAKA, Feb 2: Bangladesh government has undertaken a plan to launch tourism river routes to turn the hospitality industry into a wetland-based one to attract more tourists, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Lt Col (retd) Faruk Khan said here today.
The river routes would come to an end in Khulna via Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Padma, Meghna rivers, he added.
The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion, organized by World Peace Mission at Jatiya Press Club…
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DHAKA, Feb 2: Environment and Forest Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has hoisted the national flag of Bangladesh at
Antarctica on the southern end of the landmass of earth.
He is now on a visit to Antarctica as a member of 'A Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth' organized by former US Vice-President Al Gore, said an official release today.
Al Gore is the founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project that works for creating awareness about climate change in…
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A second round of applications is now open in the IPI News Innovation Contest, a media innovation contest run by the International Press Institute (IPI) and funded by Google.…Continue
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