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No child to remain unschooled

PM says at award giving ceremony of Creative Merit Searching Competition-2019 in Dhaka WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government does not want any children to remain unschooled as an educated nation is urgently needed to ensure ‘Golden Bangladesh’ as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Agencies report. “Education is a kind ...

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Ecnec clears 8 projects

Tk 2,606 cr of Tk 5,142 cr  project to be spent on rural road development  WT24 Desk The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved eight projects involving Tk 5,142 crore, including Tk 2,606 crore to improve important roads under various unions and upazilas of Dhaka division, Agencies report. The approval came from the weekly Ecnec ...

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DIG Mizan, Enamul Basir sued

ACC approves case against the duo WT24 Desk Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has approved case filing against suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman and its suspended director Enamul Basir over a Tk 40 lakh bribery allegation.  ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter to Banglanews on Tuesday. The anti-corruption agency received evidence that Enamul ...

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No more unplanned construction, industrialisation

PM  underscores the need for planned development in urban and rural areas WT24 Desk Stressing the importance of planned development in urban and rural areas, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Monday now there is no scope to build a building or set up an industry just because one has money, Agencies report. “We don’t want to let anyone do ...

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Bride, bridegroom among 9 killed in Sirajganj

Train hits microbus at an unmanned level crossing at Panchakroshi in Ullapara upazila  WT24 Desk Eight members of a bridal party, including the bridegroom and bride, and the driver were killed and three others injured as a train smashed a microbus at an unmanned level crossing at Panchakroshi in Ullapara upazila on Monday evening, Agencies report. Five of the deceased ...

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Good governance in focus

PM asks DCs to work for eradicating terrorism, drugs, corruption and other social menaces WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday stressed the importance of establishing good governance everywhere for the country’s overall development, Agencies report. “For the overall development, good governance is urgently needed. Law and order and everything else are related with this,” she said. She said ...

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England eye World Cup glory as New Zealand focus on game

WT24 Desk Eoin Morgan’s England face New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday desperate to win the World Cup for the first time after four years of hard graft, AFP reports When England exited the 2015 tournament after an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few tipped them as potential champions four years later. As captain Morgan put it: “If you had offered ...

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Won’t tolerate corruption, warns PM

Bribe-giver an offender too, she says WT24 Desk Reaffirming that corruption will not be tolerated, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the top government officials to keep more vigil against corruption so that this menace does not affect the country’s development in any way, Agencies report. “We’ll never tolerate this (corruption), all will be held responsible for their own ...

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Work to retain developing country status

PM underscores the need to strengthen political and organizational power apart from people’s support WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday emphasised strengthening political and organisational power apart from the people’s support to retain the recognition of developing country status, Agencies report. “For retaining the status of developing country, we need political power mostly, we need the organisation and ...

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Cabinet shuffle again

State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad to be elevated to the rank of minister ; Fazilutunnesa Indira a state minister WT24 Desk State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad will be elevated to the rank of minister, according to Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam, Agencies report. Fazilatunnesa Indira, a leader of the ruling Awami ...

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