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NGO returns 2 cows after loanee’s death

Joypurhat Correspondent Two cows, which were taken away on 7 December for failure to pay loan installment, were returned to the family of the debtor after his death at Badalgachhi upazila of Noagaon.  Employees of a non-government organisation (NGO), ‘Nir Setu Sanchoy O Rindan’, had taken away the cows from the teacher, Santosh Kumar Bashak, who was unable to repay ... Read More »

Bangladesh to graduate from LDC status in 2024: UNCTAD Bangladesh is expected to graduate from the group of the least developed countries in the 2017-2024 period, according to a report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). “Bangladesh is projected to graduate in 2024 meeting all three criteria: income, human asset index and economic vulnerability index, said UNCTAD in the report-“The Least Developed Countries Report ... Read More »

LGED launches innovative code of conduct online training programme

 City Desk The launching ceremony  of E-module on the code of conduct for the  LGED was held at LGED Headquarters, Agargaon in the city yesterday . The programme was jointly orgainsed by LGED, USAID and UNOPS at LGED Headquarters, Agargaon in the city yesterday. Additional Chief Engineer (Planning and Design) of LGED, Md. Khalilur Rahman, Project Director of Bangladesh Agriculture ... Read More »

BD NGOs receive Tk 5,000 cr every year NGOs in Bangladesh do receive an average Taka 5,000 crore from donors every year, an executive of a leading NGO revealed today, suggesting such organizations for innovation and bringing higher efficiency in their operations in order to accelerate SDG implementations. “Bangladesh has so far 2,500 NGOs and they get an estimated Taka 5,000 crore as grants every year. Now ... Read More »

BRAC has to pay Tk 4.04 b income tax as per court verdict Bangladesh’s top court has ordered BRAC, one of the largest NGOs of the world, to pay Tk 4.04 billion towards income tax. An appeals bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Wednesday has overturned the 2014 High Court verdict, which had exempted the NGO from taxes considering it to be a charitable organisation. The Appellate Division has ... Read More »

JICA Chief Shinichi Kitaoka to visit Dhaka Aug 6-7 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Shinichi Kitaoka will visit Bangladesh on August 6-7 to thoroughly assess the situation on the ground after the Dhaka café tragedy and discuss future cooperation with the Bangladesh leadership. This is going to be the first visit of JICA President to Bangladesh in recent years and the visit is part of JICA’s commitment to contributing to the development ... Read More »

‘BRAC ranks No 1 NGO in world’ NGO ADVISOR, a Geneva-based independent media organisation, on Sunday announced that BRAC is the number one NGO in the world this year. Committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector, NGO ADVISOR made the announcement on their website, said a release. Ranked in the second position in 2015, BRAC returned to the top position in the ... Read More »

Bill seeks action against NGOs for ‘indecent remarks’ on constitutional bodies A parliamentary body today finalised a bill with recommendation for government to include a provision in the bill to take actions against any NGO for making ‘indecent comments’ about different constitutional bodies. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law came up with the recommendation at a meeting held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban while finalising the bill Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) ... Read More »

WSUP -Pathfinder International MoU signed A partnership MoU has been signed between WSUP and Pathfinder International to serve better health and sanitation services for the low income community and school students in Dhaka and Chittagong area on Monday . The main objective of the MoU is to ensure health, nutrition and improved sanitation services for the low income urban community by the mutual partnership ... Read More »

GO-NGOs committed to be accountable to community Bangla version of Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)  which has developed in Bangladesh through a yearlong participatory process and field trail has been lunched in a seminar title “ Accountability and Quality Management in Humanitarian Actions : Bangladesh Perspective” held in BRAC centre yesterday . The seminar was organised by CHS Support Group and United Nations in Bangladesh with the ... Read More »