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Cabinet abolishes quotas for top class govt jobs

  

PNS Desk: The cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for abolishing the existing quota system in the recruitment process of first and second class government jobs.The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, UNB reports.Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters at the secretariat."Now, the recruitment to the first and second class jobs (from grade-9 to grade-13)...

Biman flight makes emergency landing in Sylhet

  

PNS Desk: A wheel problem has forced a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft to make an emergency landing at the Sylhet’s Osmani International Airport on Wednesday.“Right before landing, the pilot announced that there was a problem with one of the landing wheels,” a passenger, Subrata Purkayastha told the Dhaka Tribune. Panic gripped the passengers immediately, he said.All 65 passengers and the crew were safe, airport officials said.Flight BG-601, a Dash 8 plane, took off from...

Journos providing no false news have nothing to worry: PM

  

PNS Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said journalists who do not provide false news need not to be worried over the recently passed Digital Security Bill, 2018.Replying to a question over the Digital Security Bill, she said, "If anybody doesn't have any criminal mindset or any plan to commit any offence in future then there's nothing for him to be worried about," she said.There is nothing here (in the bill) for a journalist to be worried who will not commit any offence...

ACC starts probe into graft allegation against SK Sinha

  

PNS Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Wednesday said the national anti-graft agency has launched a probe into allegation of corruption and misusing of power raised against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.“We launch investigation. The FIR (first information report of the case) is coming and we are going to appoint an investigation officer to this end. The investigation officer will scrutinise the mattermatter and there is no scope to go out of...

TIB for overhauling Digital Security Act

  

PNS Desk: Voicing concern over the recently passed 'Digital Security Bill' which what it said is contradictory to the Liberation War spirit and the Constitution, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has demanded that the government overhaul the entire law, including removal of the retrograde sections.TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman made the demand in a statement on Tuesday, UNB reports.Although the discussion with the Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) over the act...

PM offers all possible support to tsunami-hit Indonesia

  

PNS Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday offered giving all possible support to Indonesia to deal with the situation created by devastating earthquake and tsunami there on last Friday, leaving over thousands of people dead and huge devastation.The prime minister said this in a telephonic conversation as Indonesian President Joko Widodo phoned her this evening, BSS reports.PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said during the 10-minute conversation, the Prime Minister expressed...

39th special BCS viva Oct 10-26

  

PNS Desk: The viva-voce of the 39th (special) Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations for the post of assistant surgeon will be held from October 10 to 26. Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) published a press release dated September 27 on its website on Tuesday. The examination will begin from 10 am each day at the BPSC head office in the city’s Agargaon area, it said. The registration number-wise detailed schedule of the exam is available on the BPSC website....

Bangladesh-Myanmar form ‘Joint Working Group’

  

Pns: In a bid to form the Joint working group for resolving the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh and Myanmar officials sat in a meeting in Dhaka Tuesday (December 19).Delegations from both the countries sat in a meeting at the state guesthouse Meghna and formed the crucial JWG with 15 members each from Bangladesh and Myanmar.Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque will lead Bangladesh side in the group while the Myanmar side will be led by Permanent Secretary at Myanmar foreign ministry...

ASI withdrawn over infant’s death during mugging in Jatrabari

  

Pns: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Police was withdrawn following the death of a five -month-old baby during the Monday’s mugging incident in capital's Doyaganj area.The ASI was identified as Badrul Alom of Jatrabari police station under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) who was on duty during the incident, has been withdrawn for negligence in duty.Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station, confirmed the matter to the media on Tuesday.The spot where muggers...

Unite to ensure next poll victory: PM

  

Pns: Confident about Awami League’s victory in the next national election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the party men to forge a strong unity at all levels so that the ‘sure victory’ must not slip away just for intra-party conflicts.“We’ll win in the next elections as people are in our favour, they’re ready to give us vote. So, we’ve to remain careful so that none can hatch any conspiracy over the polls,” she said.The PM said this while speaking at a civic reception...

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