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British era-Railways Act to be updated: Railways minister

Railways Minister Zillul Hakim on Monday said the Government is working to amend the 134 years old Railways Act, including updating it through incorporating harsh punishment to stop various irregularities in the Railways sector, reports UNB.The minister said this in Parliament while replying to a query of ruling Awami League...

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Arafat for ensuring transparency in disbursing grants for films

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Arafat on Monday said the government is committed to ensuring transparency and accountability in disbursement of government grants for film production, reports BSS. "More transparency and professionalism will be ensured in disbursement of government grants for film making," he said.The state minister...

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AL-backed syndicates behind unusual price hike: Farroque

BNP Chairperson's Advisory Council Member Zainul Abedin Farroque on Monday blamed Awami League-backed syndicates for unusual hike in prices of essentials, reports UNB."The traders who are responsible for price hike are part of Awami League (AL) syndicate. AL leaders fill up their pockets by depriving mass people. AL has snatched...

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BNP wants to create anarchy in country: Nasim

Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, MP, on Monday said BNP wants to create anarchy in the name of movement as the party doesn't want progress of the country and its people, reports BSS."BNP is an enemy of the country and its people," he told a function...

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Simeen Hossain briefs JS on steps to prevent rampant child marriage

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Simeen Hussain (Rimi) on Monday outlined 17 steps being taken by the government to prevent child marriage in Parliament, reports UNB.She said this in Parliament replying to a query of Jatiya Party MP elected from Kishoreganj and opposition chief whip Mujibul Haque Chunnu.In...

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FM to join OIC meeting on Israeli aggression

Foreign Minister (FM) Hasan Mahmud, now in Türkiye, will attend an extraordinary meeting of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Jeddah today (Tuesday) to discuss the continued Israeli aggression against Palestinian people, reports UNB.The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold the meeting at the headquarters of its General Secretariat...

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Mirza Fakhrul off to Singapore for health checkup

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir left the capital on Monday for Singapore for a regular health checkup.He was accompanied by his wife Rahat Ara Begum. They left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines around 8:30am.Fakhrul is scheduled to have treatment at a Singapore...

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