Bangladesh parliament passes universal pension scheme for people aged 18-50

The minimum deposit amount will be determined after the establishment of a five-member National Pension Authority headed by an executive chairman. The authority will have a 16-strong governing body, which will be headed by the finance minister. Other members of the Governing Body include Bangladesh Bank Governor, Finance Secretary, Financial Institutions Division Secretary, NBR President, […]

People of dust-covered Dhaka do not see enough preventive measures

More dust due to construction works Construction activities increase in Dhaka during winter as builders prefer the season with little or no rain. The construction and repair of buildings and roads and other infrastructure adds to air pollution and human suffering. Presently the drain is being constructed on Mohkhali-Gulshan link road. “The dust menace increased […]

Court rejects BNP’s plea to register case against DB K Harun, 9 policemen

The court has rejected the BNP’s plea to book 10 policemen, including Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Additional Commissioner Mohammad Haroon or Rashid, for vandalizing the BNP central office in Naya Paltan in the capital. The order was passed by Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhary of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) court. Nazim Uddin’s lawyer Masood Ahmed Talukdar […]