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ECNEC approves livelihood program worth Tk. 826 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved the ‘Improvement of Livelihood of Marginal Communities Programme’ at an estimated cost of Taka 826.12 crore. The programme is aimed at providing housing to some 20,000 ultra-poor families in city corporations and municipal areas side by side with reducin...

HPM Sheikh Hasina lays foundation of underpass near Shahid Ramijuddin School and College

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today laid the foundation stone of an underpass near Shahid Ramij Uddin School and College on Dhaka Airport Road, urging all government officials to discharge duties sincerely as expectation of the posterities. “Our children have opened up our eyes, awakening our conscience….. So, I hope that everybody ...

Bangladesh to increase cooperation on power generation with Nepal

Bangladesh has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nepal to increase cooperation in the power sector and speed up the process of importing hydro-electricity from Nepal. Apart from the import of hydro-electricity from Nepal through India, the MoU includes investments by Bangladesh in Nepal’s power sector. Nasrul Hamid, state ministe...

Cabinet approves Road Transport Act 2018 with maximum sentence

The cabinet has given its final approval to a draft of the Road Transport Act 2018 that raises the maximum sentence for deaths from road accidents. If ‘intention’ is proved in a road accident, it will be prosecuted under section 302 which means the death sentence. If the driver is responsible for a death, they will be prosecuted und...

Zia was involved in Bangabandhu murder: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has strongly postulated slain president Ziaur Rahman’s involvement in the August 15, 1975 carnage and expressed her deep sorrow for being unable to expose him to justice. “Zia’s consequence was inevitable (for the murder) and it’s my regret that I couldn’t hold his trial for the (August...