A four-day Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) began in Dhaka on Sunday with special emphasis on joint cooperation to counter international militancy and terrorism. The 38th PAMS is co-hosted by the Bangladesh Army and the US Army, Pacific with the theme ‘A new focus on the Asia-Pacific region: Opportunities and challenges for land forces’. Bangladesh got the opportunity to host the seminar after 22 years while in 1994 Bangladesh hosted the seminar for the first time. Army officers and security officials from 24 nations in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region attended the seminar. The programme... more ›
A parliamentary body on Sunday submitted its report on the much-talked-about Constitution (16th Amendment) Bill, 2014, which aims to restore parliament’s authority to impeach Supreme Court judges for misconduct or incapacity, to the House after scrutiny. Suranjit Sengupta, chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, submitted the report with Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah in the chair. The committee brought changes in some of the clauses and deleted unnecessary preamble of the bill. The bill is expected to be passed on September 18. Presenting the bill, Suranjit told the House that through the bill, the position of the judges has been made more protected... more ›
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is allegedly patronising an identified corrupt official, MA Wares, although several counts of corruption charges were proved against him beyond reasonable doubt. Wares, a protocol officer, was found to be involved in various sharp practices, but he is still going his own way despite his reported wrongdoings. Although he was suspended on March 22, 2006, for his involvement in a cheque scam, still he succeeded to overcome his misfortune with the blessings of the UGC authorities. Recently, he hogged the limelight through allegedly misappropriating Tk 50,000 of UGC chairman Prof AK Azad Chowdhury, but he was subsequently forced to return it in the face of pressure. ... more ›
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel on Saturday night and Sunday arrested five persons for their alleged involvement with the snatching of Tk 1 crore and 33 lakh from the employees of a RMG factory at Kaliakoir area in Gazipur on July 7. The arrestees were identified as ring leader Md Hanif, 45, Sakir Ahmed Sukkur, 27, Sharol Benjamin Kosta, 30, Md Anwar Hossain, 35 and Md Babul, 32. They were presented before the journalists at RAB headquarters on Sunday. Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, Legal and Media Wing director of RAB said conducting a secret drive, a team of RAB arrested Anwar from Savar bus stand area on Saturday night. According... more ›
The government on Sunday set up Bangladesh Journalists’ Welfare Trust as per subsection of 3 (1) of the Bangladesh Journalists Welfare Trust Act 2014, reports UNB. The law came into effect on August 25 when a gazette notification in this regard was issued, said a PID handout. As per the law, the Information Minister will be the chairman of the trust, while the information secretary as its vice-chairman. Parliament passed the Bangladesh Journa-lists Welfare Trust Bill 2014 on July 1 to ensure the welfare of poor, insolvent, sick and wounded journalists and the family members of deceased journalists.... more ›
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