Landlessness main reason for poverty: experts

May 31, 2010

Growing landlessness in Bangladesh is undermining its efforts for steady progress in poverty elimination, experts said after a public survey revealed that majority poor people cited landlessness as the main reason for their extreme poverty, NewAge Quoted.
Some 60 per cent of the country’s 40 per cent poor people who are living down the poverty line or Read more

facebook blocked

May 30, 2010

Ban follows arrest of man over ‘cartoon’ of Hasina, Khaleda; members of popular social network angrily react to govt decision
Regulators yesterday “temporarily” blocked access to Facebook, a popular social networking site.
The decision came after the arrest of a youth for uploading satiric images of some politicians, including the prime minister and the leader of the opposition.
The government did not make any official statement yet, but sources in Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said part of the reason is the posting of some anti-religious and porn links by users across Read more

CCC mayoral candidates launch campaigns

May 29, 2010

The ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidate in the Chittagong City Corporation elections, ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed candidate, M Manjur Alam Manju, formally began their electoral campaign from the Shah Amanat Shrine on Friday.
Former mayor Mohiuddin began the campaign after saying jumma prayer at the shrine, and was Read more

Shahadat, Tamim lead Tigers’ fightback

May 29, 2010

Batsmen held their nerve after Shahadat Hossain ended England’s run riot with a five-wicket haul as Bangladesh reached 172-2 in their first innings on the second day of the first Test at Lord’s on Friday, reports NewAge.
Tamim Iqbal made his Lord’s debut memorable with a superb half-century before his unfortunate run-out, but the other batsmen did not let the momentum dip defying the hosts’ three-pronged Read more

Rare manuscripts wear out at DU library

May 29, 2010

Century-old ‘puthis’ and manuscripts, rare books, newspapers and periodicals printed in Bangladesh during the last century have been wearing out at the Dhaka University central library for lack of proper preservation and proper materialisation of the exiting resources.
The authorities had taken hardly any measures to preserve these rare documents even after being Read more

Vitamin A Plus Campaign today

May 29, 2010

The National Vitamin A Plus Campaign-2010 will be held across the country today with a view to preventing childhood blindness, reducing child mortality rate and strengthening immunity.
Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque formally inaugurated the campaign at Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS) at Mahakhali in the city yesterday morning by feeding Read more

Reckless driving kills Buet fresher

May 28, 2010

Driver escapes; angry students torch buses; barricades road for 4 hours
A Buet student was killed by a callously driven bus at Azimpur of the capital, triggering violent student protests that halted traffic on city streets for hours yesterday. The victim’s head was crushed under a wheel of the bus.
During the angry outburst against mindless driving, the students torched four buses, vandalised Read more

Dhaka Metro likely by 2013

May 28, 2010

Construction of the much-hyped 27-kilometre underground metro rail project in Dhaka is likely to begin May 2011. And if the government accepts the Japanese donor agency’s proposals, the first phase of the rail project can be completed as early as 2013, according to a Bangladeshi Read more

Water-logging still worries the people of the port city

May 28, 2010

Despite various initiatives water-logging still causes immense sufferings to the residents of the port city in most of the areas especially during the rainy reason.
The dwellers of low-lying Bakalia, Chaktai, Chawkbazar, Bahaddarhat and Khatoonganj areas are the worst sufferers of this problem. Even after  moderate  shower, rainwater inundates all the Read more

Death anniv of Shilpachariya today

May 28, 2010

The 34th death anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin will be observed today.
Teachers and students of Dhaka University’s Fine Arts Faculty will place flowers on Zainul’s grave in the university’s premises at 8:30 in the morning. A discussion on Zainul will be held in the Faculty’s auditorium at Read more

Canada tightens visa policy

May 28, 2010

Canada has tightened the visa policy aiming to ensure that the North American country welcomes only clean people.
The Canadian Citizenship and Immigration department recently decided that it would not allow people visiting Canada or studying, working or migrating there should they have any history of Read more

Pharmaceutical industrial park to be set up soon

May 28, 2010

The government is going to set up a specialised industrial park at Gazaria in Munshiganj district for the country’s burgeoning pharmaceutical sector, industries minister Dilip Barua said.
Ground breaking for the proposed Tk 233 crore project would be held in mid-June, the minister Read more

Biogas Week begins today

May 28, 2010

Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL), a state-run non-bank financial institution, will observe the Biogas Week 2010 starting here today.
On the first day, Majpara union in Atgharia upazila, Pabna will be declared a ‘biogas union’.
IDCOL also plans to set up 12,000 biogas plants in the country, IDCOL officials told the Read more

Mannan new managing director of IBBL

May 28, 2010

Eminent banker Mohammad Abdul Mannan has taken over the charge of managing director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited from May 19, 2010.
Mohammad Abdul Mannan who carries with him 27 years of experience in Banking, started his Read more

EBL opens Bashundhara billspay centre

May 28, 2010

Eastern Bank Ltd opened a billspay centre at Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Playpan Centre principal Sabera Parveen Harun and EBL consumer banking head Mohd Musa inaugurated the centre, said a news Read more

Fewer sugary drinks can help blood pressure: study

May 28, 2010

WASHINGTON: Drinking fewer sugary drinks, one of the main sources of sugar in the US diet, can help reduce blood pressure, according to a study Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
“Our findings suggest that reducing sugar-sweetened beverages and sugar consumption may be an important dietary strategy to lower blood pressure and further reduce other blood pressure-related diseases,” said Read more

Maradona: I’ll run naked if we win

May 28, 2010

Argentina coach Diego Maradona has promised that he will run naked through the streets of Buenos Aires if his side manage to win their first World Cup since 1986.
Maradona lifted the trophy as player at Mexico ’86 and is in charge of the national team in South Africa. The ever-controversial coach has now promised to streak if he leads his side to Read more

Prince Of Persia

May 28, 2010

Release Date: 21 May 2010
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Ben Kingsley, Toby Kebbell
Details: US/116mins 12A
With lofty aspirations to be the next Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia is mostly notable for one thing; Jake Gyllenhaal’s man abs. The Donnie Darko star has gotten himself into remarkable shape for Read more

Britney Spears Wants To Be Frozen After She Dies, Seriously.

May 28, 2010

Britney Spears is reportedly obsessed with cryogenic freezing technology, and wants her body preserved in liquid nitrogen after her death. A friend of the popstar said: “Britney gets these obsessions and this is the latest. It started when someone told her Walt Disney had been preserved by cryogenics to be revived in the future. It got her researching and she became convinced it was worth a shot.”
The 28-year-old reportedly spent all of her Mother’s Day trip to Read more

Trott puts England on top

May 28, 2010

Bangladesh pace bowlers failed to capitalise on early morning condition giving England the upper hand as the hosts reached 362-4 at close on the opening day of the first Test at Lord’s on Thursday, reports NewAge.
Sakib al Hasan won a very crucial toss which helped the tourists to avoid batting in drizzle and Read more

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