A project has been taken to give a further boost to agricultural production in the greater Sylhet region by over 86,000 metric tonnes a year through proper utilisation of ground and surface water by developing necessary irrigation infrastructures, reports UNB. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved the project, ‘Sylhet Division Small Irrigation Development Project,’ involving Tk 138.06 crore. Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) under the Ministry of Agriculture will implement the project by June 2019 with fund from the national exchequer. As Sylhet division is surrounded by numerous rivers, haors, canals and beels, it is possible to expand irrigation facilities in the region through developing suitable irrigation... more ›
The education ministry has asked the deputy commissioner (DC) of Dhaka to shut down the six illegal campuses of Prime University which are functioning in the capital. In a letter to the deputy commissioner of Dhaka on October 15, the ministry asked the district administration to take necessary steps for closing the illegal campuses of Prime University on immediate basis. The district administration was also asked to inform the ministry of the update after taking the steps. Sources in the ministry and University Grants Commission (UGC) said there was a dispute over the ownership between two groups—Mirpur group and Uttara group—of Prime University. The two groups were also operating... more ›
Ganajagaran Mancha on Friday kicked off Jagaran Jatra to press for its six-point charter of demands including the scrapping of presidential clemency for war crimes convicts and a ban on Jamaat-Shibir politics. Four buses packed with Mancha leaders and activists started for Rajshahi division in the north from Shabagh around 9:30 am. While talking to journalists, Mancha spokesperson Dr Imran H Sarker said they launched Jagaran Jatra with a demand for constitutional amendment so that war criminals cannot get presidential pardon in future. On Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ruled out any possibility of constitution amendment. Imran alleged that the commuting of Saydee’s death penalty could not... more ›
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Friday said, “We need democracy, not bureaucracy, because we believe in people’s empowerment.” He said, “Bureaucrats are now running upazila parishad…Democracy comes in Bangladesh only for a day and that is the day of election. Jatiya Party does not believe in one-day democracy. We shall bring back full power to the chairmen of upazila parishad, if we come to power.” HM Ershad, also the Special Envoy to Prime Minister, was addressing a Eid Reunion programme organised by Dhaka city (north) Jatiya Party at Banani ground on Friday afternoon. “We shall decentralise power by making provincial council, if we come to power. We want... more ›
NARAYANGANJ: A woman and her minor daughter were killed and her another daughter was injured when a truck rammed into a rickshaw carrying them at Missionpara in the city on Friday, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as Shirin Begum, 28, a resident of Khanpur area of Chashara, and her six-year-old daughter Joyeeta. Witnesses said the accident took place in the area around 10:30 am when a goods-laden truck heading towards Khanpur from Chashara knocked down a rickshaw Shirin and her two daughters were riding, leaving the mother and her minor daughter dead on the spot and her... more ›
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