Local ad firm goes global

July 31, 2010

Benchmark attracts leading brands in Nepal, fights Indian majors
Local advertising and brand solution provider Benchmark has started a full-fledged subsidiary company in Nepal marking Bangladeshi advertising industry’s step into the age of going global.
‘TBWA\Benchmark Communication Nepal has started its full-fledged operation from early Read more

World Cup venue to be named after Muralitharan

July 30, 2010

The new International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele, Kandy which will be one of the venues to host matches of next year’s cricket world cup will be renamed as the Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium.
The Central Provincial Council in Kandy has taken this decision unanimously to Read more

Mobiles have more germs than toilet handle

July 30, 2010

London: The average mobile phone carries 18 times more potentially harmful germs than a flush handle in a men’s toilet, according to research for consumer group Which?.
A hygiene expert who swabbed and analysed 30 handsets for the study found seven had warning or high levels of environmental bacteria.
One harboured levels of bacteria, including faecal coliforms, high enough to give its user a serious stomach Read more

CCC proposes Tk 741cr budget for FY 2010-11

July 30, 2010

The Chittagong City Corporation drew up a budget of Tk 741.51 crore for 2010-11 fiscal year with a surplus of Tk 1.78 crore and without imposing new tax on city dwellers on Thursday The CCC Mayor M Manjur Alam announced the budget at a general meeting at the corporation auditorium Thursday noon when Read more

Imtiaz made envoy to Bhutan

July 30, 2010

The government has appointed Imtiaz Ahmed, current Bangladesh ambassador to Sweden as the next ambassador of Bangladesh to the Kingdom of Bhutan, according to an official announcement yesterday.
The relation between Bhutan and Bangladesh has always been positive since the former Read more

Apparel workers to get Tk 3,000 at entry point

July 30, 2010

Govt announces new wage structure
The government announced on Thursday a revised wage structure, unanimously recommended by the tripartite Minimum Wage Board, for the apparel industry workers.
The workers, however, have to wait at least for three months to get the new wages as the employers took the time while signing the wage agreement on Thursday, reports NewAge.
The labour minister, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossian, announced the new wage structure at a news conference at his office, in the Read more

Office hours revised for Ramadan

July 30, 2010

Cabinet okays 9:00am to 3:30pm
Office hours during Ramadan will be from 9:00am to 3:30pm for government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous organisations.
The cabinet at its regular weekly meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat yesterday fixed the new Read more

30th BCS tests start today

July 30, 2010

The preliminary tests of 30th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations will be held today.
Over 1.31 lakh applicants will sit for the first-round exams in 110 centres across the country from 10:00am, competing for 2,572 posts of various cadres, said Public Service Commission (PSC) Read more

HC asks BIWTA to dismantle ‘recreation centre’ on Buriganga

July 30, 2010

The High Court on Thursday asked the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority to dismantle in a month a ‘recreation centre’ being constructed on a char in the middle of the River Buriganga at Kamrangirchar in Read more

Dhaka joins global move to save tigers

July 30, 2010

Bangladesh joins hand with 12 other Tiger Range Countries (TRC) to save global tiger population.
Tiger is treated as one of the most critically endangered animals fast disappearing from the world. Only 3,200 big cats [Penthera Tigris] of five sub-species exist in the wild of 13 countries including Read more

Save Shuvadda canal from grabbers

July 30, 2010

Environmentalists urge govt
Environmentalists yesterday demanded that the government dismantle illegal establishments erected on the Shuvadda canal to protect it from the grabbers.
They made the demand from a rally organised by the Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) in front Read more

George Clooney’s Girlfriend Cocaine Scandal

July 30, 2010

Elisabetta Canalis, George Clooney’s most recent sweetheart had been mentioned in a cocaine scandal in Italy. According to reports, a prostitute in Italy claimed that in 2007 she and Canalis did cocaine together in a private club. She added that the models use to come to the clubs and entertain the VIP guests. Officials say that the celebrities were given free cocaine from people who wanted to be seen with them. Both clubs were closed down on July 26.
The testimony was given before Canalis started dating Read more

Miranda Kerr is ‘pregnant’

July 29, 2010

Miranda Kerr will have a “crazy-hot baby”.
The pregnant Australian catwalk beauty’s fellow Victoria’s Secret model Jessica White has congratulated Miranda and her husband Orlando Bloom on their happy news and insists the tot couldn’t get a better start in life when it comes to good looking genes.
Jessica told America’s OK! magazine: “She’s preggos! I’m very excited.
“I’m happy for her. Love is in the air, and good for her. I think Read more

Fans facing hard time to track real Madhuri

July 29, 2010

Bollywood once sought after actress Madhuri Dixit Nene wants to establish contact with her fans but unfortunately, she is not able to do so. She is finding difficulty to prove her real identity in the social networking site, ‘Twitter’. There are so many fake accounts in her name that fans are having a hard time to track the real Madhuri and chat with the ‘Dhak Dhak’ lady, reports bollywoodmantra.com. As per report, Madhuri has joined the social networking site on May 30. Verification of the Read more

Inadequate icing, chemical use cause 12pc fish harvest loss

July 29, 2010

More than 12 per cent of the country’s fish harvest is lost due to ignorance and negligence in management and processing at different stages from the harvest to retail distribution, reports NewAge.
Nearly 25 per cent fish are consumed fresh while only a portion of the 40 per cent fish that require icing are properly processed, according to the findings of a recent survey.
Except hilsa, prawn, shrimp, pomfret and other high valued marine species, ideal icing is not practiced for other fishes causing an average loss of Read more

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