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PM urges Lions Clubs to continue humanitarian work for society

  

PNS Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday highly commended the services of the Lions Clubs International to the humanity and urged them to continue their humanitarian work for the society.“Lions and Leos are playing a praiseworthy role to stand beside the humanity and nothing can be considered more illustrious than their serving the people,” she said in a grand rally of Lions Clubs International and Leo Clubs at Gonobhaban today.Sheikh Hasina said she has dedicated her life...

Why one needs to be politician overnight, wonders President

  

PNS Desk: President Abdul Hamid on Saturday urged all political parties to promote the people in politics who have an early orientation in politics as it is inappropriate to become a politician overnight. "I did politics for so many years but if I want to be an assistant professor of Dhaka University today, I cannot. Many government bureaucrats, army officers, doctors, engineers want to get involved in politics after their retirement… but why? Now, all political parties should think...

Bus kills Eden college student

  

PNS Desk: A female college student was killed and 10 others were injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Narayanganj district's Siddhirganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Friday afternoon.Deceased Taslima Akter Luva, 25, was a masters student at Eden Mahila College in Dhaka, said Siddhirganj Police Station sub-inspector Md Nasir Uddin.He said a bus of 'Shyamoli Paribahan' hit a human hauler (locally known as leguna) in Sanarpar area around 1:00pm, leaving one of...

EVMs to be used in next election if RPO amended: CEC

  

PNS Desk: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Friday said electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used in the next general election on a small scale if the Representation of the People Order (RPO) is amended. He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after visiting the EC stall at the three-day development fair at Sylhet Alia Madrasah ground in the afternoon. The fair that began on Thursday will end on Saturday. The CEC said EVMs are being showcased...

Parliament goes into session on Oct 21

  

PNS Desk: The Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) will go into its 23nd session of the 10th Parliament on October 21 after a 31-day recess. President M Abdul Hamid convened the session exercising his power bestowed upon him by Article 72 (1) of the Constitution, according to a press statement issued on Thursday. The statement said the session would begin at 4:30 pm on October 21. Prior to the start of the session, the business advisory committee of parliament will meet with Speaker Dr...

Demo at Shahbagh for quota restoration, rally Saturday

  

PNS Desk: Descendants of freedom fighters have demonstrated for restoration of the 30 percent quota blocking Shahbagh intersection in the capital for the second day on Thursday.The demonstration began on Wednesday night following a Cabinet decision of abolishing the quota that reserved for them in government jobs.Meanwhile, Muktijoddhar Sontan Command's central president Sheikh Atiqur Rahman informed media that a rally will be held at Shahbagh at 3pm on Saturday to press home for...

BPSC chairman: 40th BCS recruitment to be on merit basis

  

PNS Desk: Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Dr Muhammed Sadique has said the 40th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) recruitment will be based on merit, not on quota.The PCS chairman on Thursday said: "The quota system won't be applicable in the recruitment and it was mentioned in the circular of the 40th BCS that the cadres will be appointed on a merit basis,” reported UNB. However, Dr Sadique said: “The quota system will be there in the recruitment of the 39th special...

Resolve conflicts among Muslim countries: PM

  

PNS Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday underscored the need for resolving conflicts among Muslim countries, particularly the OIC member states, through discussions.She expressed the view when Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Abbas Vaezi Dehnavi paid a farewell call on her at her official residence Ganobhaban this morning, UNB reports .Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.Sheikh Hasina said any kind of conflict or...

EC creates 2,000 new posts ahead of polls

  

PNS Desk: The Election Commission has created around 2,000 new posts including those of 517 assistant upazila election officers to strengthen overall activities of the commission ahead of the upcoming national election.The commission will try to fill up the newly created posts before the 11th parliamentary election slated to be held at the end of December.Besides, the EC has also recommended promoting around 75 of its officials with around three months left before the...

High Court directs authorities to admit BNP Chief to BSMMU quickly

  

PNS Desk: The High Court on Thursday issued directives asking the authorities concerned to send BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia immediately to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for treatment. A HC bench comprising Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik Al Jalil pronounced the order. The order was given on a writ petition seeking the HC directives on the authorities concerned to send her to a specialized hospital from prison. The court also directed to...

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