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235 police officers promoted to SP

  

PNS Desk: The government has promoted 235 Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) to the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP).The home ministry in a circular on Wednesday said the order will make effective immediately.The promotion, for the officers who are on study leave or in peacekeeping mission abroad, will be effective after their joining, it added in the circular.PNS/Tamanna Khan

EC sets Dec 23 for JS polls

  

PNS Desk: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday set December 23 for the 11th parliamentary election.“The voting will be held on December 23, 2018” Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said while announcing the election schedule in an address to the nation on state-run television and radio.The CEC said the last date of submission of nomination papers is November 19 and the scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on November 22. The deadline for withdrawal of...

Eid-e-Miladunnabi Nov 21

  

PNS Desk: Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth day of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), will be observed on November 21 (Wednesday) as the moon of Rabiul Awal was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Friday.The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the Islamic Foundation's Baitul Mukarram office, said an Islamic Foundation press release, reports UNB.Religious Affairs Secretary Anisur Rahman presided over the meeting attended, among others, by Joint Secretary to...

EC: Jamaat-affiliated persons can go to polls as independents

  

PNS Desk: A top official of the Election Commission has opined that persons affiliated with the political party Jamaat-e-Islami, which has lost its registration, can participate in the upcoming election as independent candidates.Candidates from other unregistered parties can also run as independents, EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed told reporters on Friday at the EC Secretariat.“Even they can run with the symbol of any registered party, provided that they get nomination from that...

Ordinance to be issued on EVM use if not placed in Parliament : EC secretary

  

PNS Desk: The Election Commission (EC) is determined to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the upcoming 11th parliamentary election.“If the amendment to the Representation of the People Order (RPO) for the use of EVMs in the general election is not placed in Parliament, we will get the approval through an ordinance to be issued by the president,” EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed told reporters on Thursday. On August 30, the commission approved RPO amendments to use EVMs in the...

Bangladesh ranks 39 in global brand value

  

PNS Desk: The brand value of Bangladesh has been rising as the country has ranked 39 in a global brand value index 2018 reflecting its socio-economic vivacity.Bangladesh has a brand value of U$257 billion, up 24 percent from last year, according to the ‘Nation Brands 2018’, report released by London-based Brand Finance, reports BSS.Bangladesh’s rank was 44th in the index 2017.Bangladesh is ahead of Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the global brand value index 2018 as these two...

Put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas, Prime Minister urges China

  

PNS Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged China to put pressure on Myanmar so that it takes back Rohingyas who were displaced from their homeland in Rakhine state. She made the call when visiting Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi met her at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city. After the meeting, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters. Sheikh Hasina hoped that China will play a positive and...

President Abdul Hamid: Rohingya crisis an acid test for international community

  

PNS Desk: President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged the international community to play its due role in solving the protracted Rohingya problem. He made the call at a programme titled ‘The Hardening of International Relations: A Risk to Peace and Security’ at the official opening session of the 20th annual session of Home and Global Security Forum held at Grand Hotel Kempeinski of Geneva, Switzerland. “I urge the international community to play its due role, including at UN Security...

Airport Road crash: Jabal-e-Noor owners, 4 staff indicted

  

PNS Desk: A Dhaka court on Thursday framed charges against six people in a case filed over the death of two college students in a road accident on Airport Road on July 29, UNB reports. Those indicted are the owners of two 'Jabal-e-Noor' buses Shahadat Hossain and Jahangir Alam, drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Sumon and assistants Enayet Hossain and Asad. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order following hearing on charge framing. The court also fixed...

All prospects will be fulfilled if government continues: Muhith

  

PNS Desk: Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Friday expressed his firm belief that all projections including growth would be fulfilled if the present Awami League government continues.He, however, apprehended the growth will come down and there will be no prosperity if Khaleda Zia’s party takes power in future.“In the coming year, growth will not be affected by election at all. But, it will depend on who will form the government after election. If it is Khaleda Zia (BNP),...

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