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  • Saima for special plan to reduce disaster risk of disabled

    Saima for special plan to reduce disaster risk of disabled

    Chairperson of National Advisory Committee on Autism Saima Hossain yesterday said special planning should be taken to cut disaster risk of the people with disabilities.

    “The people with disabilities are vulnerable during any natural and manmade disaster … So, special planning is needed for protecting lives of physically and mentally challenged people during disaster period,” she told the inaugural ceremony of Dhaka Conference on disability and disaster risk management.

  • JSC, JDC results expected to be published by Dec 31

    The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations are expected to be published by December 31, 2015.

    Inter-education board coordination sub-committee has placed a proposal for publishing the results to the Education Ministry.

    The committee’s president and also the chairman of Dhaka Education Board Abu Bakkar Siddique told the Dhaka Tribune that since the results will determine the promotion of the examinees to class 9, they expect to publish the results by this December 31.

  • Hasina opens main work of Padma Bridge

    Hasina opens main work of Padma Bridge

    The premier said: ‘The bridge would particularly benefit the people of the southern part of the country’The main construction of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge began yesterday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurating the works of the main bridge and river training.

    The premier opened the river training works at Jajira point in Shariatpur and inaugurated the works of the main bridge at Mawa in Munshiganj.

    While inaugurating river training, Sheikh Hasina said the allegations of corruption in the Padma Bridge project were part of a conspiracy. She said the World Bank had not been able to prove any of the allegations.

  • Paris Agreement ready at COP21

    After a hectic overnight debate and discussion, the conference of parties (COP)21 yesterday produced a legally binding agreement, though deemed weak by many, to tackle the negative impacts of climate change in future.

    According to the final version of the agreement, countries participating in the conference agreed to limit the world’s temperature by well below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century from the pre-industrial period. And at the same time, the countries will try to check the temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius.

  • Muhith: 8th pay scale cheques from January

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the new pay scale for civil servants will be implemented within this month despite the complexities created by different quarters centring its execution.

    “We hope civil servants will receive cheques from January, but the arrears will be disbursed in two installments,” Muhith told reporters at the Secretariat yesterday after a meeting with Tathagata Roy, governor of the Indian state of Tripura.

  • Second Digital Marketing Summit held in city

    The second edition of Digital Marketing Summit (DMS) was held in the capital yesterday with an aim to inspire and share the knowledge and practices of online marketing.

    This year’s DMS was presented by Grameenphone and organised by Bangladesh Brand Forum (BBF) at GP House in city’s Bashudhara R/A.

    The day-long summit was designed with 5 keynote sessions of digital marketing experts, two insightful panel discussions, three exclusive deep-dive sessions, digital expo, and a special knowledge session for university students.

  • NBR to recognise 12 young tax writers

    The National Board of Revenue is going to recognise 12 secondary and higher-secondary level students for their write-ups on tax-related issues.

    During the National Income Tax Day on September 15, the revenue authority launched an essay-writing competition under these two categories to raise awareness among future generations.

    Students from grade six to 12 submitted essays on “why one should pay tax” and students from grades 11 and 12 wrote on the “role of income tax in Bangladesh’s development.”

  • Brac students make solar car

    Brac students make solar car

    Teachers and students of Brac University have made an eco-friendly and economically affordable light weight solar powered electric car, which they showcased at the three-day power and energy week ending yesterday.

    The project was accomplished under the supervision of Professor Md Mosaddequr Rahman, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Brac University, and led by Imran Bin Jafar, teaching assistant of the department.

  • DFID: Bangladesh needs 10-15 years to become middle-income country

    The agency said Bangladesh is facing challenges in accessing justice and rule of law alongside concerns about a contraction of the space for media and the civil societyBangladesh is likely to become a middle-income country and graduate from the LDC status in 10-15 years if 5-6% GDP growth can be maintained, the UK’s state aid agency has said.

    The Department of International Development (DFID) also said that the graduation would be quicker if the annual growth could be raised to 8%.

    These views came in a DFID report titled Supporting Transformational Change Over the Next Five Years.

  • Sylhet AL in trouble with rebel candidates

    The rebel mayoral candidates of the ruling Awami League in three municipalities in Sylhet district have been carrying on with electioneering ignoring the party’s ultimatum to pull out.

    On December 9, the ruling party’s central high command gave its rebel candidates across the country 24 hours to pull out, but two rebels in Golapganj, and one each in Jokiganj and Kanaighat are not paying heed.

  • Four Sirajganj mayoral candidates named in arson, subversion cases

    Four mayoral candidates fielded by the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami in Sirajganj are yet to begin vigorous campaigns as they have been accused in arson and subversion cases.

  • AL calms rebel candidates in Barisal

    Awami League leaders in Barisal have finally succeeded in persuading three rebel mayoral candidates for Muladi municipality to withdraw their nominations after long negotiations.    

    The three are Jubo League central committee member Delwar Hossain Hawladar, Sramik League leader Didarul Ahsan Khan and Muktijoddha Projonmo League Central President Aziz Hawladar.

  • 7 injured in Titumir college BCL clash

    At least seven activists of the ruling party’s student front Chhatra League were injured in a factional clash at the Government Titumir College in Dhaka yesterday.

    The injured are: Sohel, 26, Mahiuddin, 25, Abdul Aziz, 28, Billal Hossain, 22, Mostafa, 20, Joy, 20, and Abu Bakar, 21 – all  from the district of Brahmanbaria.

  • Moulvibazar OC accused of campaigning for AL candidate

    Three mayoral candidates in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura municipality have recently complained to the Election Commission against the officer-in-charge of Kulaura police station.

    They complained that the officer-in-charge, Matiar Rahman, had campaigned in favour of Awami League-backed candidate Shafi Ahmd Salman, which they described as a serious offence and also demanded the removal of the police official.    

    The three are BNP-backed candidate Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Jatiya Party-backed Muhibur Rahman and Awami League rebel candidate Shafi Alam Yunus.

  • Successful campaigns of ‘Moja losss?’

    The invisible people behind the virtual wall are applauded vehemently for the many brave efforts they had taken in the last couple of years to identify and help arrest of culprits who got away after committing violence against women and killing people on the streets.

  • Executive magistrates in each municipality from today

    The Election Commission will deploy from today an executive magistrate in each of the 234 municipalities that are going to polls on December 30.

    The magistrates will be deployed until December 31, according to an EC decision made last Wednesday.

    “As electoral symbols will be distributed on December 13, candidates will finally start campaign from December 14. The executive magistrates will be in the field to take action in case of violation of electoral code of conduct,” EC Seceretary Sirajul Islam.

  • Controversies surrounding ‘Moja losss?’

    During their three-year-long journey, Moja losss? gained massive support from the people, mainly the youths and teens, for speaking their minds on many occasions. The page, however, also drew criticisms in some cases.

  • Farmers incur losses as aman prices fall

    Despite bumper yield of aman paddy, the farmers of the district are counting losses as they have to sell their produces to manage expenditure of livelihood.

    Sources said the selling rate of paddy was between Tk550 and Tk650 per maund in the market though production cost incurred by farmers was within Tk500 to Tk600.

    Farmers who got lease of lands are the worst affected, according to available information from grassroots level.

  • Five missing as trawler capsizes in Buriganga

    At least five people, including three of a family, went missing as a trawler capsized in the Buriganga in Alirtek area under Sadar upazila yesterday morning.

    The victims were Selim Khan, his son Emon khan, Class IX student and daughter Mousumi, Class VI student, Selim and Abdul Quader, 50, son of Abdul Hamid.

    The passengers of the trawler said Sadar upazila-bound trawler from Fatullah, carrying 50-60 passengers, sank in the area around 7am after being hit by a Dhaka-bound launch.

  • Dhaka to go under security blanket

    Dhaka to go under security blanket

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has taken measures for ensuring foolproof security in the capital ahead of two national days and a festival.

    The Martyred Intellectuals Day and the Victory Day will be observed tomorrow and on December 16 respectively while the Christian community is looking ahead to celebrate Christmas on December 25. There will also be celebrations on the night of December 31 to welcome the year 2016.      

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