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Law minister for code of conduct for judges

Law minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said that it was now necessary to frame a code of conduct for the judges in the wake of recent public statements by judges on the judiciary and appearance of a retired judge to defend a war crimes convict…

February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Nahid finds no proof DU was Oxford of East

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid told parliament on Thursday that there was no documentary evidence in support of Dhaka University being called the Oxford of the East…

February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
UAE names women ministers for happiness, tolerance

UAE names women ministers for happiness, tolerance

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday appointed women to the newly created posts of state ministers for happiness and tolerance, and a 22-year-old female for youth affairs…

February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Big state-owned banks in problems, says Muhith

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Monday said condition of the big state-owned banks was not good.
‘They are in problem,’ he said at a function held for dividend handover of Tk 10 crore by Bangladesh Development Bank Limited, a state-owned specialised bank, at his secretariat office…

February 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Muhith sees little possibility of realizing claims from Pakistan

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith do not find any possibility of realizing Bangladesh’s monetary claims from Pakistan until changes of mindset in that country…

February 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics

2,944 kg gold seized in 3 yrs: Muhith

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Monday told parliament that 2944.208 kgs of gold were seized during the last three years…

February 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Foreign loan drops to Tk 640cr in Q1

Disbursement of foreign assistance dropped to Tk 640 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal.
The amount was Tk 773 crore during the same period of the last fiscal…

February 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

China-backed AIIB taps former British minister

The China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, viewed by some as a rival to the World Bank, on Friday announced executive appointments including a treasury minister from Britain’s former coalition government…

February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

JP MP demands statement from home minister on recent police ‘brutality’

Jatiya Party lawmaker Pir Fazlur Rahman on Thursday demanded the home minister’s ‘statement’ on recent ‘heinous activities’ of the some members of the police forces…

February 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Indian minister wants compulsory prenatal sex tests

India’s children’s minister has called for mandatory tests to determine the sex of an unborn child in a bid to counter high levels of female foeticide, sparking fierce criticism Tuesday from women’s activists…

February 3, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Workers pass busy moments in taking preparation for the upcoming Ekushey Book Fair at Suhrawardy udyan in the capital on Thursday. — New Age photo

AMAR EKUSHAY BOOK FAIR 2016 : Yet another empty threat to pirated book sellers

The cultural affairs minister and book fair authorities on Thursday warned of stern measures against sellers of pirated books in the upcoming Amar Ekushey Book Fair, although such repeated warnings over the last three years did not bring about any result…

January 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

Muhith admits TIB statements

The finance minister, AMA Muhith, on Wednesday admitted the statement of Transparency International Bangladesh that the country could not make any improvement in the global corruption perceptions index because of series of loan scams in the banking sector…

January 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, Politics

Factories with no ETPs will be shut down: minister

The shipping minister Shajahan Khan on Wednesday said factories located along the rivers in Dhaka would be shut down if their existing effluent treatment plants are not kept functional…

January 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Tarana prosecutes Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote secretary

The state minister for post and telecommunications, Tarana Halim, prosecuted Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote general secretary Arun Sarkar Rana on Sunday night accusing him of collecting large amount of money forging her signature and using her name and office…

January 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics

Country to break 6pc growth trap: Muhith

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Monday said that the country will be able to break its six per cent growth trap by obtaining 7 per cent growth in the gross domestic product in the current fiscal year…

January 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

195 Pak army officers must face real trial: minister

Shipping minister Shajahan Khan said on Monday 195 officers of Pakistani occupation forces must have to face trial for committing war crimes during the Liberation War…

January 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu is seen along with others at the inaugural session of ‘South Asian Countries SME Summit 2016’ at a hotel in Dhaka on Thursday. South Asian Countries SME Forum and National Association of Small and Cottage Industries of Bangladesh jointly organised the summit. — New Age photo

Call for women-friendly SME in South Asia

Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu on Thursday said integrated and women-friendly small and medium enterprises would play a vital role in ensuring sustainable growth and prosperity in the South Asian region including Bangladesh…

January 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Business
APPAREL SECTOR REPORT : Was it necessary for minister to suggest suing TIB

APPAREL SECTOR REPORT : Was it necessary for minister to suggest suing TIB

AFTER the parliament report which led to calls for its ban by MPs, Transparency International, Bangladesh has come out with another one on the RMG sector. The first was on the nature and functioning of the parliament…

January 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Op-Ed

Railway ministry sent fare hike proposal to PM

The railways minister Md Mazibul Hoque on Thursday said they had sent a proposal to the Prime Minister’s Office to increase train fares by 7.8 per cent…

January 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National

HI-TECH PARKS : Muhith bins plea for further VAT waiver

Finance minister AMA Muhith has turned down a request to provide additional value-added tax benefits against services for the investors and developers of the country’s hi-tech parks beyond the existing VAT waiver…

January 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

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