Dhaka: 8:30 PM, Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

Mill-factories to remain shut on June 26 in Gazipur

Staff Correspondent: All kinds of mill, factories, government and non-government offices will remain shut in Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) area on June 26, the day polls will be held in the city.

Citizens to get e-passport

Staff Correspondent: Now the citizens in the country can get the advantage of electronic passport (e-passport). The government has undertaken a project involving about Tk 4,635 crore to distribute these passports among the people.

Order on Khaleda’s bail pleas on July 5

Staff Correspondent: Two courts in Dhaka on Thursday fixed July 5 to pass their orders on the bail petitions of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases -- one filed for celebrating ‘fake’ birthday and another for undermining the country's map, the national flag and the Liberation War.

5 killed in Khulna road accident

Staff Correspondent, Khulna: At least five people were killed and 15 others were injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Dumuria upazila of the district on Thursday noon.

DCs conference to be held on July 24-26

Secretariat Correspondent: A three-day Deputy Commissioners (DCs) Conference-2017 will begin on July 24.

Gazette for new name of Environment and Forests Ministry

Secretariat Correspondent: The government has issued a gazette over changing the name of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

World celebrating 4th International Yoga Day today

Desk Report: The fourth edition of International Yoga Day is being observed across the globe today (Thursday).

Two committees formed for MPO entitlement

Secretariat Correspondent: The Education Ministry has formed two committees for entitlement of non-government educational institutes to the ones that enjoy monthly pay order (MPO) from the state coffer.

Order for ending probe into Panama, Paradise Paper leaks soon

Staff Correspondent: Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Wednesday ordered all ACC officials to complete enquiries by June 30 against individuals or entities whose names have been appeared in Panama Paper and Paradise Paper leaks.

Non-MPO teachers continue sit-in

Staff Correspondent: Teachers and employees of non-MPO educational institutions continued their sit-in programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club for the 11 consecutive days on Wednesday demanding bringing them under the monthly pay order (MPO) scheme.

99 lakh jobs by 2020: PM

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said about 99 lakh new workforce would be added to the country’s manpower sector by 2020.

Govt on ‘zero tolerance’ policy against drugs: PM

Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government has adopted ‘zero tolerance’ policy against drugs. Police, BGB, RAB and other law enforcing agencies are working relentlessly to implement the policy.

Rajshahi city polls: Bulbul, Liton collect nomination papers

Staff Correspondent: Mayoral candidates, backed by ruling Awami League and BNP, have collected nomination papers for the upcoming city corporation elections in Rajshahi.

Poll-time government in October: Obaidul Quader

Secretariat Correspondent: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, also the general secretary of ruling Awami League said there is a possibility to form poll-time government in October.

GCC polls: CEC visits Gazipur

Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Wednesday visited Gazipur ahead of City Corporation (GCC).