Non-traditional sources of energy answer to power crisis

August 30, 2009

A total of 3.34 lakh Solar Home System (SHS) installed in the rural and urban areas in the country, are producing 18MW of electricity everyday. The SHS covers at least 1.7 million people mainly in remote rural areas across the country, Read more

Iranian mugged, assaulted

August 30, 2009

Police inaction alleged
Thugs beat up an Iranian national and snatched her cash and jewelries on August 26 while she was traveling on a taxi. The victim Ashraf Aghazadeh alias Mina is the vice-principal of Bailey Road branch of Gateway Read more

TSP factory MD held over rape charge

August 30, 2009

He terms it conspiracy
Police arrested Managing Director of triple super phosphate (TSP) fertiliser factory Zahirul Haq from his residence in the city early yesterday on charge of raping a domestic Read more

No specific charges against Azad as yet

August 30, 2009

Law enforcers neither brought any specific charges against the Azad Group chairman, Abul Kalam Azad, also the managing director of the company, nor produced him in court even after the expiry of his remand Read more

DCC ward commissioner Habib held with Yaba tablets

August 30, 2009

The Rapid Action Battalion arrested Khawaja Habibullah, a ward commissioner of Dhaka City Corporation, and one of his associates along with 1,500 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets in Paribagh area of the city Saturday Read more

Marico holds IPO lottery

August 30, 2009

Marico Bangladesh Limited yesterday held a lottery for the allotment of shares in the initial public offering (IPO), the company said in a statement.
Marico has allotted 29,97,750 ordinary shares to general public, NRBs and mutual funds and 152,250 shares to its employees.
Refund warrants of unsuccessful applicants and allotment letters will be distributed from September 1 to Read more

Almost 50pc Bangladeshis still live on below $1.25 a day

August 29, 2009

Almost 50 per cent of the country’s population now live on less than $1.25 a day, a yardstick of measuring extreme poverty level in global standard, reveals the latest release of Asian Development Bank.
Bangladesh has been placed in a position just above Nepal among 20 economies of the Asia-Pacific region where over 10 per cent of the Read more

WiMax service likely in city from mid-Oct

August 27, 2009

The broadband wireless internet service WiMax is likely to be launched in the city from the second week of October.
Banglalion Communica-tion Ltd, one of the two companies that obtained WiMax licences, will provide the service under its ‘friendly test use’ programme to 15 areas of the city, GM Faruk Khan, head of promotion and spokesman for Banglalion, told the news agency Wednesday.
The areas included Uttara, Gulshan, Nakhalpara, Dhanmondi, Mohammadpur, Shyamoli, Elephant Road and Motijheel. The people of these Read more

Banglalink revenue up by 29pc

August 27, 2009

Mobile phone operator banglalink earned revenues of Tk 1,183 crore at the end of first half 2009, which is an increase of 29 per cent compared to the same time last year.
Its subscriber base increased steadily and reached 11.04 million at the end of June, which is a 17 per cent increase compared to the same time last year. The market share of banglalink also went up to 23.7 per cent in the first half of Read more

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez wins Miss Universe 2009 title

August 24, 2009

Miss Venezuela was the fairest of them all, again. Venezuelan Stefania Fernandez won the 2009 Miss Univere pageant in the Bahamas on monday. Dressed in a flowing red gown, Fernandez embraced runner up Miss Dominican Republic as the announcement was made, and received the crown from last year’s winner, Dayana Mendoza, of Venezuela. The other top-five finalists were Miss Kosovo, Miss Australia and Miss Puerto Rico. Venezuela, a beauty-obsessed South American country, has won the Miss Universe pageant six times. “I think this is the most beautiful group of women I’ve ever seen,” pageant Read more

Govt takes on terror socially, politically

August 24, 2009

Ansar-VDP assigned to monitor militancy at grassroots; imams join campaign
Recognising the fact that anti-militant drive is not enough to uproot the evil of extremism from the society, the government has launched a massive socio-political campaign, involving 14 different agencies, to educate people and Read more

Govt owes Tk 30,832cr to lenders in power sector

August 24, 2009

The government owes a whopping sum of Tk 30,832 crore as debt service liabilities to lenders, including foreign donors, for the power sector since 1972, though such massive funding failed to yield the desired improvement Read more

Biman struggles to maintain flight schedule

August 24, 2009

The authorities of Biman Bangladesh Airlines yesterday cancelled two of its international flights and changed timetable of all its flights even three or four times in last Read more

Ministers blame media role for price hike

August 24, 2009

Finance and commerce ministers have pinned the blame on the media for the price hike of essentials after much-hyped market monitoring and TCB’s sales drives failed to prevent food prices from Read more

Despite high price Iftar market vivacious

August 24, 2009

People from all walks of life in the city yesterday thronged before the Iftar markets for purchasing Iftar items for breaking the first day’s fast of the holy month of Ramzan with their family Read more

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