Biman spends Tk 40 lakh a month for pilots having no work

August 31, 2010

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been spending Tk 40 lakh each month for six additional pilots who have no planes to fly in the emaciating fleet of the national flag carrier, a web-based news agency, yesterday.
The pilots, appointed on contract, receive around US$ 57,000 a month – US$ 9500 each.
A board meeting of the Biman company has recently capped the age limit for Read more

Clean tech for brick kilns

August 31, 2010

Adopted in Savar kiln on trial basis; can cut air pollution by 60-70pc, save 4 lakh trees a year
A brick company using clean technology has started its debut production in the country at Nayarhat, Savar.
Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln, the technology, can reduce air pollution up to 60 to 70 percent and save 4 lakh trees every year, said Soumen Maity, an expert involved with the pilot project. It would also reduce use of coal by 30 to 40 percent, Read more

Thinkers in quest for a way through gridlock

August 31, 2010

It was really fascinating to watch in Ekushey TV news on Friday and Saturday nights (August 27 & 28) in two consecutive episodes a taxi driver named Mohammad Ali analysing to a BUET teacher a marvelous solution he derived from his 5-year long research based on his hands-on experiences to ease the notorious gridlock of Dhaka traffic system. Mohammad Ali studied Read more

Textile mill, tannery fined for pollution

August 31, 2010

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined a textile mill and a leather tannery a sum of Tk 40.60 lakh in the city’s Kalurghat Industrial area for polluting the river Karnaphuli with untreated chemical wastes.
A team from the DoE led by Munir Chowdhury, director of monitoring and enforcement took the action during an anti-pollution Read more

Ex-girlfriend says Asif a ‘serial fixer’

August 30, 2010

Mohammad Asif’s ex-girl friend has launched a scathing attack at the bowler and accused him of being directly involved in match-fixing.
As a panelist on a news channel, Asif’s former girl friend Veena Malik accused the fast bowler of being ‘criminal minded’ and a Read more

Imran says any guilty players must face tough punishment

August 30, 2010

 Former cricket captain Imran Khan called for exemplary punishment to be given to any player found guilty of spot fixing during the tour of England.
“I think there is a need to send out a message to youngsters…that crime does not pay,” Imran told Geo News on Sunday Read more

44 workers stranded in Sharjah for 5 months

August 30, 2010

Waiting for verdicts in cases filed against errant employers
At least 44 Bangladeshi workers have been languishing in the United Arab Emirates for the last five months after they sued their employers for not paying wages for nearly a year.
The workers living in two camps in Sharjah can neither find new jobs nor have enough money to return home.
They filed two cases against their employers in March but are yet to get verdict from Read more

BGMEA asks buyers to pay fair price : RMG workers to get dues before Eid

August 30, 2010

Readymade garment (RMG) factory owners yesterday have announced that they will pay dues and festival allowances to the workers before Eid.
They also said that with the help of Government they will take necessary steps to implement the decision if some factories fail to Read more

Shops at Banani playground demolished

August 30, 2010

A team of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) yesterday demolished around 50 makeshift shops erected at Banani playground following a report carried in this daily on August 22.
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC), however, has not yet freed the Chairman Bari Khelarmath (playground), in the residential area of Banani, occupied by Zaker Party to hold its Read more

Eid shopping gets momentum

August 30, 2010

The shopping for Eid-ul-Fitr festival has started gaining momentum as people of different ages thronged the city’s shopping malls to buy panjabis, dresses and other necessary items for their near and dear ones for celebrating the biggest occasion in the country with joy and gaiety.
With the advent of the Eid-ul-Fitr, city’s customers especially women in good number Read more

Ctg ship-breaker fined for ignoring workers’ safety

August 30, 2010

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined a ship-breaking yard at Sonaichhari under Sitakunda upazila Tk 7 lakh for ignoring workers’ safety and environmental pollution.
A team led by DoE Director (Enforcement) Munir Chowdhury fined Messrs Sultana Ship-Breaking. This is the first time a ship-breaking yard was Read more

Confusion over Fitra

August 30, 2010

Govt now says Tk 45 is minimum
In a span of three days, the Islamic Foundation has fixed this year’s fitra at Tk 100 and Tk 45 per head creating confusion among people.
At a meeting yesterday, Islamic Foundation fixed the minimum fitra at Tk 45. Earlier on Thursday, it fixed the fitra at Tk 100 per head in another meeting of the Read more

Four deals signed

August 30, 2010

Bangladesh and Chinese Yunnan Province yesterday signed four Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) aiming to enhance further cooperation in the areas of agriculture, tourism, energy and education.
The MoUs were signed at a delegation level talk between Bangladesh and Yunnan province last evening at Sonargaon Hotel. Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain and Read more

Four factories fined for food adulteration

August 30, 2010

Rapid Action Battalion yesterday in an anti-adulteration drive fined four factories in old Dhaka for producing adulterated vermicelli and fraud in marketing the product.
Rab-10 along with the members of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI) raided Kamrangirchar, Lalbagh and Chawk Bazar areas from 11:30am to 4:30pm to check Read more

BRTC to operate 200 buses during Eid holiday

August 30, 2010

Additional leased buses, alongside regular buses, will travel on inter-district routes during Eid holiday, a Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation statement said Sunday.
As many as 200 buses will be available during the holiday, which will start from Sep 8 and will continue three days after the Eid. BRTC will start selling tickets in Read more

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