Transgender community struggling for survival amid pandemic By Jannatul Islam | Last Updated: 19th October, 2020, 11:18

 Around 70 percent of the transgender population has borrowed money only to make their ends meet

Transgender community struggling for survival amid pandemic

Bhasan Char ready to welcome Rohingyas Bhasan Char ready to welcome Rohingyas

All the development project at Bhasan Char at a cost of around Tk3,095 crore has been completed


India to join int’l conference on Rohingya India to join int’l conference on Rohingya

US, UK, EU and UN Refugees and host countries organise the conference


Many cops found addicted to drugs Many cops found addicted to drugs

Dope tests are being conducted on law enforcers on charges of their involvement in drug trade and abuse


Criminals get off scot-free despite CCTV footage Criminals get off scot-free despite CCTV footage

 

The ‘failure’ of law enforcers to arrest the criminals is emboldening them to commit


Fortune seekers fall prey to human traffickers Fortune seekers fall prey to human traffickers

Detective sources say many innocent Bangladeshi expatriates mostly staying in Libya have been held hostage by organised gangs



 617 more unions to get broadband connection 617 more unions to get broadband connection

The move has been taken to bring the underprivileged areas under the connectivity to boost e-commerce and ensure e-services


BB tightens monitoring of debt mgt, stimulus funds BB tightens monitoring of debt mgt, stimulus funds

Entrepreneurs are getting loans from stimulus packages at subsidized interest rates of 4 to 4.5 per cent


Kuril flyover lies uncared for Kuril flyover lies uncared for

Several large potholes and broken roads are seen at Khilkhet, Purbachal and Kuril points


School banking gets popular School banking gets popular

The student aged between 11 and 17 years, can open an account under the School Banking scheme


Exports to seven major destinations yet to rebound Exports to seven major destinations yet to rebound

According to Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data, a major portion of Bangladesh’s exports is generated by 20 countries


Police sources get involved in crimes Police sources get involved in crimes

Police sources have now become a source of panic and fear for the general people because of their crimes


Govt to make rape punishable by death Govt to make rape punishable by death

The government’s move comes after people burst into street protests against rape and the Daily Sun published several special news reports and editorials

 

 


Commercial aromatic rice farming shows bright prospects Commercial aromatic rice farming shows bright prospects

Prices of aromatic rice are much higher than that of regular rice verities in the country


Policy sought for e-waste management Policy sought for e-waste management

The annual production of e-waste now stands at 5.45 million tons, maintaining a 30-percent growth year-on-year, according to a research organisation ESDO


Moral degradation causes violence against women Moral degradation causes violence against women

Experts say that such incidents are on the rise as law enforcers are now busy tackling the coronavirtus pandemic


Non-govt teachers in grave misery Non-govt teachers in grave misery

Around 42,433 applications for retirement benefits are pending with the authorities concerned

 

 


Forex reserves maintain strong growth Forex reserves maintain strong growth

The country’s forex reserves stands at $38.85 billion at the end of August


Frustration, internal conflict grip BNP Frustration, internal conflict grip BNP

It is still uncertain about holding the party’s council session soon


3 Bibiyana power plants seek gas supply assurance 3 Bibiyana power plants seek gas supply assurance

These plants require 185mmcfd of natural to feed their generators


Govt to nurture youth potential to boost development Govt to nurture youth potential to boost dev

Terming the government youth-friendly, Russel further said there will be constructed youth training centre in every upazila to decentralize the opportunities


Interest and exchange rate outlook for Bangladesh Interest and exchange rate outlook for Bangladesh

The weighted average call money rate comes down to 2.54 per cent in mid-September from 4.27 per cent on September 01


Rape incidents on the rise Rape incidents on the rise

Culture of impunity, social degradation, drug addictions blamed

 


Bangladesh Bank moves to speed up stimulus fund disbursement

BB moves to speed up stimulus fund disbursement

A team of the central bank led by a deputy governor will look into the cause for the slow pace in loan disbursement


Irregularities galore at private varsities Irregularities galore at private varsities

The universities have hardly taken any measures to sort out their irregularities as per the guidelines


Bright prospect of dragon fruit farming Bright prospect of dragon fruit farming

Farming of this fruit begun in the country in 2003-04 on a limited scale while farming started on a larger scale in 2007 and commercial cultivation began in 2014-15


Pandemic hits idol sculptors Pandemic hits idol sculptors

The celebrations of Durga Puja this year will begin on October 22 with bodhan (Invocation to the goddess) on the day of Maha Sashthi 


75pc building owners ignore govt notices

75pc building owners ignore fire safety notices

The FSCD headquarters has recently sent notices to 2,375 establishments in the capital and its outskirt areas


Govt eyes Aman harvest to recoup crop loss by flood Govt eyes Aman harvest to recoup crop loss by flood

To recover the losses the government launched Tk17.54 crore agri rehabilitation programme for 1, 39,631 marginal and small farmers in the affected areas


Patuakhali power plant to be delayed for corona Patuakhali power plant to be delayed for corona

The virus pandemic will defer another coal-fired power project being jointly implemented by state-run…


Foreign NGO workers flout rules, evade tax Foreign NGO workers flout rules, evade tax

The extent of NGO’s work in Bangladesh has increased manifold since the influx of Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar


Harvesting peace amid bullets, bloods, hunger Harvesting peace amid bullets, bloods, hunger

This information has recently been published on the website of the United Nations Headquarters


Zoo inmates enjoy serenity of nature Zoo inmates enjoy serenity of nature

Being freed from annoying experiences, monkeys, the most poked animals of the zoo, were spending good time in their cages on the opposite side of the deer’s moat


Govt plans to lease out jute mill infrastructures Govt plans to lease out jute mill infrastructures

The 2nd governing board meeting of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) has endorsed the decision with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair


Informal sector revives gradually Informal sector revives gradually

Economic analysts and experts said though the informal sector workers are getting back to work, their income is yet to reach the previous level


Students to get free textbooks in due time despite corona Students to get free textbooks in due time despite corona

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has already started work to print textbooks and reach them to the students in due time despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic


Swadhinata Sangram sculptures let to rust away

Swadhinata Sangram sculptures let to rust away

Their contributions had shaped history and created a new era for the nation and the world


77pc corona beds lying vacant 77pc corona beds lying vacant

 Some Covid-19 dedicat hospitals may be open for general patients


16,152 pvt health centres apply for licences 16,152 pvt health centres apply for licences

DGHS sources say some 16,152 private hospitals, clinics, diagnostics centers and blood banks have submitted applications till September 14


Police stations turn junkyards Police stations turn junkyards

These vehicles are left uncared under the open sky either within the premises of the police station or in adjoining free spaces

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