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Tuesday, 24 July 2012
It is a feeling of déjà vu for Syed Abul Hossain. Twice he had been a minister of the Awami League government, and twice he had to resign in the face of allegations of corruption or irregularities. But unlike in the 1990s, this time he resigned after signi...
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Syed Abul Hossain’s resignation from the cabinet is a clear signal from the government that it wants the World Bank to review its decision cancelling the $1.2 billion funding for the Padma Bridge over graft allegations, said government officials.The World Bank las...
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Syed Abul Hossain on Monday finally stepped down as the information and communication technology minister amid mounting pressure from within and outside the government over graft charges in the Padma Bridge project. The former communications minister neither attended th...
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
More than 6,000 Machine Readable Passports (MRP), not 2,280 pieces as figured out on July 11, have been stolen from the Agargaon passport office, a probe body suspects.The six-member probe committee headed by a Lieutenant Colonel was formed on June 21, after the immigra...
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
The Power Development Board has revised downward its proposal to raise the bulk rate of electricity from 50 per cent to 35 per cent with effect from July 1, said officials. They said that the PDB increased the amount of subsidy required from Tk 3,684 crore to Tk 4,111 c...