Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has sought Tk 4721.73 crore from the government to make up deficit in costs of petroleum fuel that the country imports for local consumption, an official said. The BPC has sought the amount from the Finance Division as per the decision of the Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) during a meeting with State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid in the chair. “We would require Tk 4721 crore to meet immediate cash need for importing fuel and recently the Finance Division has released Tk 600 crore,” BPC Chairman Eunusur Rahman told daily sun. During the meeting, BPC official said, it is not possible for... more ›
New York: The issues like religion-based politics, rise of militancy and lack of labour security are the major concerns for the USA administration. Along with there are the incidents of Bangladesh government’s attitude toward Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus. Dhaka will get more US facilities if the above issues are resolved. Moreover, relations between the two countries will improve further, said Dr Nina Ahmed, the person who is symbol of hope for the immigrants in the USA, reports NRB News. President Barack Obama appointed Nina to a 14-member Advisory Commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders Affairs (AAPIs) in... more ›
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia threatened to wage a tougher movement against the Awami League-led government if it does not sit for a dialogue immediately on an early general election. “After the January 5 general election, we gave 10 months’ time to the government. We thought they would sit for a dialogue to arrange a credible and fair election, but they did not pay any heed. We will now wage a movement,” she said. The BNP chairperson made the remarks at a views-exchange meeting with pro-BNP upazila chairmen, vice-chairmen and women vice-chairmen from Rajshahi division at her Gulshan office in the city on Monday night. “We will launch a fresh movement to realise... more ›
The central leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) are yet to find out a way to end crisis over the new committee of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), associate student organisation of BNP, although they held a number of meetings on Monday. When asked about the decision to resolve the JCD crisis, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhul Islam Aalmgir told daily sun on Monday evening that nothing important happened yet. “We will inform you whenever the update will come,” he said. On Sunday night, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia directed Mirza Fakhrul and Mirza Abbas to resolve the crisis. Following the direction of the BNP chief, Fakhrul, Abbas, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Syed Moazzem... more ›
The Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) has proposed the government to create 360 new posts in its organogram to help the state-run agency expedite its research activities. The BRRI has placed a proposal to the public administration ministry in this regard as it said the existing manpower at BRRI is not sufficient to carry out research activities smoothly. Dr Shahjahan Kabir, director (administration) of BRRI, said they have proposed the ministry to create the posts over two years ago. The BRRI has a total of 680 staff members currently. The proposed 360 new posts include that of 30 scientists and 80 scientific staff. BRRI Director General Jibon... more ›
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