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    Govt trims project cost after WB withdraws fund   

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:17pm on July 28, 2020

    The government on Monday trimmed the cost of a project by Tk 462.26 crore after the World Bank withdrew US$50 million fund citing failure in...

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    ACC starts probing 94 UP chairmen, members over embezzlement

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:43pm on June 27, 2020

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated investigation into the alleged corruption and irregularities by 94 union parishad chairmen and members while handling various relief programmes amid...

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    Coordination cell formed for executing lockdowns

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 01:06am on June 25, 2020

    The local government division on Wednesday formed a coordination cell for executing lockdowns in the red zones across the country in a synchronised way. The 15-member...

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    Three UP members suspended

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 05:19pm on May 18, 2020

    The Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry has suspended three union parishad members over irregularities in relief distribution. The ministry issued separate notifications in...

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    LGRD ministry allocates Tk 30.63cr for mitigating COVID-19, dengue

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:57pm on May 14, 2020

    The Local Government and Rural Development Ministry on Thursday allocated a special fund of Tk 30.63 crore to the local government bodies to continue programmes...

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    7 more UP chairmen, 3 members suspended

    Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 12:10am on April 24, 2020

    The Local Government Division on Thursday suspended 10 more union parishad chairmen and members, most of them are reportedly aligned with ruling Awami League, for...

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    12 more UP chairmen, members suspended for relief theft

    Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 05:01pm on April 19, 2020

    The local government ministry on Sunday suspended 12 more union parishad chairmen and members at places across the country for theft of government rice meant...

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    Bangladesh local government bodies not playing effective role

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:23am on March 21, 2020

    The local government bodies are not performing any role for generating awareness and taking preventive measures for mitigating the coronavirus despite the number of infected...

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    Are people being heard?

    Ataur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2020

    A LOCAL government budget is not only an expenditure control technique, but it also includes political and economic decision-making. The budget reflects a strategic plan...

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    Issues and prospects of local governance

    Ataur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on December 23, 2019

    BANGLADESH has a relatively long experience of local government and administration and the history goes back to British colonial administration. But, the colonial legacy has...