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Nov 15 morning: Cabinet, Fardin murder, Momen, Student politics and School admissions

Good morning. If you’re waking to a horde of texts from last night — like General Secretary Obaidul Quader who complained about receiving night calls from Bangladesh Chhatra League — then catching up with the news can seem cumbersome. So, here are five quick things to know to start your day up-to-date.

Govt buckles up as tough 2023 looms

In anticipation of a crisis in 2023, the government is now focusing on precautionary measures like increasing food production, boosting investment and remittance, and lowering import costs.

PM asks energy ministry, BPC to explain reasons behind fuel price hike

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given directives to the respective ministry to clarify once again the reason behind the fuel price hike.

Universal pension scheme: Cabinet approves draft bill

The country’s people aged 18 to 50 years would be eligible for the universal pension scheme, to be introduced by the government after becoming 60 years old.

PM directs to take immediate action against rice hoarders

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given directives to take immediate action against rice hoarders.

PM thanks colleagues in last cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thanked her cabinet colleagues for their cooperation during the last cabinet meeting of the incumbent government yesterday.

Cabinet okays proposal to sign deal prohibiting nuke weapons

The cabinet approves a proposal for signing the "Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons", a legally binding instrument of the United Nations for nuclear disarmament.

Draft BSTI law: 2yr jail for marketing goods without licence

Cabinet approves draft of new BSTI law proposing two-year jail and fine of Tk one lakh for producing and marketing goods without BSTI license.

Govt doubles investment ceiling for foreigners seeking citizenship

Foreigners will have to invest a total of US$1 million in Bangladesh or transfer a total amount of $2 million from their country to Bangladesh to avail citizenship here.

January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

Cabinet approves draft of expatriates’ welfare policy

The cabinet approves the draft of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Act 2016 to make the immigration procedure easier and hassle free.

December 7, 2015
December 7, 2015

Gazipur, Rangpur to get metropolitan police

The cabinet approves draft laws for converting Gazipur and Rangpur police to metropolitan police. Bijoy Bhattacharya, additional secretary to the cabinet division, says the decision was made to provide legal services to the doorsteps of the people.

September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015

Cabinet apprised of Karnaphuli tunnel updates

Bridges Division apprises of the cabinet about its minister Obaidul Quader’s recent visit to China to sign a deal with China Communications Construction Company Limited to build a tunnel under Karnaphuli rive in Chittagong.

April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015

Govt allows leave for ethnic new year celebration

The government has decided to allow the public servants, who belong to ethnic minority groups, to take optional leave for two days to celebrate traditional festivals before and after the Pahela Baishakh.