Microsoft’s free anti-virus software arrives

September 30, 2009

Security Essentials takes its full public bow
Microsoft has officially announced the arrival of its eagerly awaited free anti-virus software, Microsoft Security Essentials.
The software giant is keen to ensure that computers are better protected worldwide, and its solution is to release a free application that will be available for everyone.
“Consumers have told us that they want the protection of real-time security software, but that they are confused by trials and renewals and concerned about Read more

Exclusive: Apple dictated Light Peak creation to Intel, could begin migration from other standards as early as 2010

September 30, 2009

Remember how Intel showed off its new, advanced optical standard — Light Peak — this past week on a Hackintosh? Well it turns out there’s more to that story than you probably know, and it all leads back to some revealing facts about the connection… literally and figuratively. Engadget has learned — thanks to an extremely reliable source — that not only is Apple complicit in the development of Light Peak, but the company actually brought the concept to Read more

Chinese acrobats earn big applause from Dhaka crowd

September 30, 2009

Dhaka audience enjoyed a memorable evening with the performances of the Chinese traditional folk songs, bowl dance, jar balancing and several other eye catching acrobatics.
Artistes of the Inner Mongolia Artist Troupe of China delighted the audience at The National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.
The three-day cultural show, begun on Monday, is organised by Bangladesh Read more

Akram to join KKR camp in Gurgaon

September 30, 2009

Former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram will join the Kolkata Knight Riders’ camp, which begins in Gurgaon October 1.
“He will join the KKR camp at Gurgaon to oversee the proceedings,” former KKR skipper Sourav Ganguly said at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.
However, as Akram will be busy doing commentary for the ongoing Champions trophy, where the final is slated for Oct 5, he will join the KKR camp only in the later Read more

Businessmen to grab sports

September 30, 2009

Mayor, environmentalists decry bid to take over Dhanmondi public playground
A limited company of powerful businessmen will soon take over Dhanmondi playground, earmarked in the city’s master plan as a common field, to build there a mini stadium with exclusive sports facilities much to the chagrin of local residents.
Dhanmondi Club, now a limited company, has been named after Sheikh Jamal, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s slain brother, said sources.
Noted environmentalists denounced the move and said the playground is a public property, which will now serve Read more

AL, BNP in internal squabble

September 30, 2009

Internal discord has been rife in both the ruling Awami League and the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party with senior leaders speaking out against respective party standpoints creating confusion and anguish in the rank and file.
Impromptu and often unguarded statements made by some influential leaders to the media have exposed their personal grievances, rivalries as well as loosening fabric of the party hierarchies.
Remarks of former general secretary of Awami League, Abdul Jalil and senior BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury are some of the instances that even embarrassed Read more

Businessmen to grab sports

September 30, 2009

Mayor, environmentalists decry bid to take over Dhanmondi public playground
A limited company of powerful businessmen will soon take over Dhanmondi playground, earmarked in the city’s master plan as a common field, to build there a mini stadium with exclusive sports facilities much to the chagrin of local residents.
Dhanmondi Club, now a limited company, has been named after Sheikh Jamal, Read more

Govt did not come to power with people’s vote: Khaleda

September 30, 2009

She cites Jalil’s admissions as evidence of rigging
Opposition leader Khaleda Zia deplored that the present government is not paying attention to public welfare nor fulfilling its pre-election pledges as Awami League “didn’t come to power with people’s vote but through rigging”.
To underpin her observations she said that a former general secretary of the ruling party divulged that Awami League came to power ‘through entente and rigging’, which Read more

Gangetic dolphins return

September 30, 2009

A school of gangetic dolphins have returned to the rivers Turag and Buriganga with the flow of fresh floodwater from the upstream.
Several dolphins were sighted recently near Shoalmachi in the river Turag and at Jhaochar, a kilometre downstream in the river Buriganga, much to the delight of environmentalists and local Read more

Email views deserve study: Academics

September 30, 2009

Last date for opinions on education policy today
With the last date for the government invitation urging opinions from the general public — academics, guardians and students in particular, on the proposed Education Policy posted on website ending today, interested observers have come up with their views.
As a number of the academics told this correspondent yesterday, an impediment to the implementation of the Education Read more

Govt discusses with Tullow deal signing on offshore gas block

September 30, 2009

Despite protests and street agitation against awarding gas block to any foreign companies
Petrobangla officials on Tuesday discussed with Tullow officials the modalities of signing a deal on gas exploration in the country’s territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal under a government decision, which has faced with raucous protests.
According to official sources, Tullow country director Richard Lee led the Irish oil company’s delegation while Petrobangla Read more

BSMMU sacks 11 teachers

September 30, 2009

The authorities of the country’s lone medical university, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), yesterday sacked 10 professors and one associate professor for, what they said, ‘unlawful’ appointments.
University registrar Abdul Gafur who served the letter in this regard to the teachers told The Independent that the 11 had been relieved of their jobs because their appointments flouted the Public Servants (retirements) Act, Read more

Tax return deadline extended to October 31

September 30, 2009

The national board of revenue on Tuesday extended the deadline for submission of tax returns by one month.
The previous deadline for submitting tax returns for the current fiscal year was scheduled to expire on September 30. Now, the new deadline has been fixed on October 31.
The extension of deadline came against the demands by different quarters who pointed out that long holidays for Eid and Puja festivals made it difficult for taxpayers to comply with the September Read more

Myth, ignorance spell doom for dog bite victims

September 30, 2009

Govt officer dies of rabies
A 35-year-old government officer died of rabies at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) recently. A dog bit him three months back, which he ignored and did not take any safeguard after the bite. He turned up at the hospital when he began to feel pain and numbness at the bite site.
But, it was too late as doctors said he developed rabies that affects the nervous system and cannot be Read more

10 BCL men rape girl

September 30, 2009

Farcical arbitration let 16 culprits get away with fine of Tk 10,000 each; victim’s poor father dares not to file case
Ten activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) allegedly gang-raped a teenage girl Friday night and were later handed down mere punishment at village arbitration arranged to ensure their escape by local Awami League leaders.
Family sources say the AL leaders compelled the victim’s father not to go for legal action and also took their signatures on three Read more

Next Page »