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Tarana takes new assignment

Tarana takes new assignment

State Minister Tarana Halim, who was transferred from the telecoms ministry to the information ministry in the recent cabinet re-shuffle, has begun to work at her new offices. She went to her new offices on Sunday and received with flowers by ministry officials. Tarana then called upon Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu, local media reports said.

Tarana lost posts and telecoms when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reshuffled her cabinet after three new ministers and a state minister were sworn in Wednesday (Jan 3), with a year left for the current government. The actress-cultural activist was made state minister for posts and telecoms two and a half years ago. Now she will be playing second fiddle to Minister Inu.

However, several local media reports had stated she was upset about her being shunted aside from posts and telecommunications to the information ministry.