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Women leaders lament: womenÔÇÖs equal rights remain elusive

Women leaders lament: womenÔÇÖs equal rights remain elusive

Country’s women leaders Thursday lamented that equal rights of women in Bangladesh still remained elusive, although both government and opposition sides are led by two ladies. 

2010-06-17 12:38:46
Coal policy ready, placed at PMÔÇÖs disposal

Coal policy ready, placed at PMÔÇÖs disposal

Drafting the Coal Policy, focused on opencast mining, has been completed and it now lies at the Prime Minister’s disposal before getting cabinet approval, officials said.

2010-06-17 12:36:48
Govt postpones drive against illegal chemical storehouses

Govt postpones drive against illegal chemical storehouses

The government has postponed the taskforce drive against illegal chemical storehouses and small industries in the capital for two months and asked businessmen to relocate their businesses outside residential areas.

2010-06-17 12:35:50
Cabinet decides: Bengali to be used in all offices

Cabinet decides: Bengali to be used in all offices

The government Thursday decided on use of Bengali exclusively in all government and private organizations, including offices, courts and banks.

2010-06-16 23:13:09
Expressway deal by December <BR>Govt expects completion of DEE by 2013: Communications Minister

Expressway deal by December
Govt expects completion of DEE by 2013: Communications Minister

The deal will be done by the December deadline and the government expects the first phase of the nearly US$ 2 billion Dhaka Elevated Expressway (DEE) project to be completed by December 2013, the Communications Minister said Thursday, though the finance minister appeared a bit doubtful.

2010-06-16 22:02:35
Jute genome generates high hopes<br>Govt. to raise age limit, salary for researchers: Agri Minister

Jute genome generates high hopes
Govt. to raise age limit, salary for researchers: Agri Minister

The government is going to raise both age limit and salary for real researchers, as the discovery of jute genome by Bangladeshi researchers generated high hopes for advances in intellectual property of the nation.    

2010-06-16 21:16:36
lightening kills college student in Savar

lightening kills college student in Savar

Lightening kills a college student at Summire village of Birulia union here on Thursday.

2010-06-16 21:14:51
Compensation for death of UN peacekeepers raised to $70,000s

Compensation for death of UN peacekeepers raised to $70,000s

Compensation package for death of UN peacekeepers has been raised 40 percent to around 70,000 US dollars or Tk 50 lakh per head, said an official announcement here Thursday.  

2010-06-16 20:06:54
Eight shops gutted at Savar, injured 10

Eight shops gutted at Savar, injured 10

Eight shops were gutted in a fire at a Supermarket in Savar Thursday.

2010-06-16 19:28:13
CCC Ward Councillor held, released later

CCC Ward Councillor held, released later

Police held a ward councillor amid a brawl as the polling in the Chittagong City Corporation election began Thursday amid enthusiasm among the voters.

2010-06-16 18:50:22
Muktijoddha Command Council warns 2 candidates

Muktijoddha Command Council warns 2 candidates

The Muktijoddha Central Command Council Thursday issued a warning to two of the candidates in its elections as they “violated” the electoral code of conduct.

2010-06-16 18:38:29
Alijan jute mill workers-Police clash: 30 injured <br> OfficialsÔÇÖ bungalows looted, 2 cars torched

Alijan jute mill workers-Police clash: 30 injured
OfficialsÔÇÖ bungalows looted, 2 cars torched

Officials of a jute mill here were assaulted, their bungalows ransacked and two cars torched in a massive midnight violence let loose by the workers on Wednesday night to press their demand for back pays, police and witnesses said.    

2010-06-16 18:27:09
Govt to rein in BangabandhuÔÇÖs six fugitive killers by Aug 15: Law Minister

Govt to rein in BangabandhuÔÇÖs six fugitive killers by Aug 15: Law Minister

Government`s efforts are on to rein in the remaining six fugitive killers of Bangabandhu before coming August 15 to execute fully the verdict of the murder case within “the shortest possible time”.

2010-06-16 12:16:18
Lightning kills one in Sirajganj

Lightning kills one in Sirajganj

A housewife was killed and three other people were injured in lightning strikes at Char-Shailojan village in Chouhali upazila on Wednesday morning, as an inclement weather prevails across the country.

2010-06-16 12:14:55
Road-rail links with China through Cox`s Bazar route final, PM tells parliament

Road-rail links with China through Cox`s Bazar route final, PM tells parliament

Bangladesh is going to construct direct trans-border road and rail links with China and ASEAN countries through the originally planned Cox`s Bazar route, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina informed parliament Wednesday.

2010-06-16 12:13:24