Air passengers’ number drops as manpower export falls

August 30, 2010

In recent years due to massive manpower export fall since global financial meltdown Bangladesh’s main aerodrome Hazrat Shah Jalal Airport in Dhaka suffered a decline in the number of passengers, according to an official record.
Officials at the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) say the decline in Read more

Robi’s profits boom in Apr-Jun

August 30, 2010

Mobile operator Robi’s profits rebounded to Tk 34.1 crore in the second quarter of the year, after a sharp fall in the first quarter, according to Axiata Bangladesh, Robi’s owner.
According to Axiata’s financial report, Robi earned its highest-ever quarterly revenue in the second quarter, touching Tk 34.1 crore. It had dived to Tk 6.2 crore in the first Read more

One step ahead

August 30, 2010

Sarwar Ahmed
As you step out of the lift at the entrance of an outstandingly modern, crisp and clean office, you see an oil painting of a lion and a lamb lazing together. If the painting is a paradox, so is the story of Imdad Haque, a 55-year-old Bangladeshi who locked horns with his future. He has offices sprawling from New York to Moscow, Hamburg, Vienna, Ankara, Dubai, Singapore and recently in Dhaka.
Since early in life, Imdad was a go-getter, a value instilled in him by his late father. His father was an army personnel, and Imdad helping, were the first to train the youth of Read more

Eid shopping peaks in Khulna

August 30, 2010

Eid shopping has peaked at different shops, shopping centres and markets in the Khulna city, with female buyers outnumbering their male counterparts.
Sales of saris, garments, footwear and cosmetics are now remarkable at New Market, Aarong, Western Plaza, Daulatpur Market, Save and Safe, Khulna Shopping Complex, Malek Chamber, Read more

RU Eid vacation from Sept 1

August 30, 2010

The authority of Rajshahi University (RU) has prepared for a 16-days vacation from September 1 on the occasion of Eid- ul- Fitr. The classes and examination will resume on September 18.
The classes of the different department will remain closed from September 1 to September 16, official sources said Read more

Operation of Adventure World in Sylhet resumes

August 30, 2010

Operation of the Adventure World, a private amusement park near Osmani International Airport in the Sylhet city, resumed on Sunday, 16 months after its closure following a directive of the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation.
The park authorities in a press conference at the Sylhet Press Club in the afternoon Read more

Dr Farid made atomic energy body chairman

August 30, 2010

Government appointed Dr Farid Uddin Ahmed, a renowned nuclear scientist, as the next Chairman (current charge) of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), on effect from September 24, 2010, says a BAEC press release.
Dr Ahmed was born in December 31, 1954 at Kathalia Upazila in Jhalakathi. He Read more

Prof Nazrul new Buet VC

August 30, 2010

Prof Dr SM Nazrul Islam of Mechanical Engineering department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) has been appointed the vice chancellor (VC) of the institution.
A reliable source at the education ministry confirmed The Daily Star yesterday afternoon that procedure of appointing Prof Nazrul to the post has been Read more

Tele-flm “Phirey Jabar Bela” on Channel i

August 30, 2010

Tele-film “Phirey Jabar Bela” will be aired on Channel i at 12:30 pm on the fourth day of Eid-ul-fitr. Written by Imdadul Haque Milon, The film has been directed by Mahbuba Islam Sumi.
The story of the film zooms in on a triangular love story. Ifty and Lara, a newly married couple, go for honeymoon in Nepal where a friendship is formed between Lara and Zeba. It is revealed that Read more

Wake-up call for Tigers

August 30, 2010

The latest match-fixing scandal of Pakistan gripped the Bangladesh cricket team on Sunday as they resumed practice after two days off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
The Tigers were also under the scanner just two months ago at the same Lord’s after Sakib al Hasan had confessed a day before their Test match against England that he was also Read more

Test continues amid ‘fixing claims’

August 29, 2010

The Test match between England and Pakistan has resumed under a cloud of controversy following allegations that some of the tourists were involved in match-fixing.
Mazhar Majeed, a 35-year-old agent, was arrested on Saturday night and four Pakistani players gave statements to the police over claims about the Read more

Mother’s hugs brings dead son back to life

August 29, 2010

For two hours, a grieving mum cradled the apparently lifeless body of her newborn son – and all her caresses and whispered words were rewarded when the baby suddenly began to move.
Born prematurely at 27 weeks and weighing just one kilo, doctors said Jamie Ogg had no chance of survival. Unlike his twin sister Emily, he was not breathing and after 20 minutes of trying to resuscitate him, Jamie was Read more

Railway left in the lurch

August 29, 2010

The sector not getting $600m from donors as reform remains stuck in bureaucracy for 4 years
The struggling Bangladesh Railway is yet to get the much-needed $600 million loan as for three and a half years bureaucracy had been stalling the rail reforms that the multilateral donors insisted on, officials concerned said.
The donors had initially released $130 million but they are now saying it would not Read more

Gabtali-Sadarghat water bus service starts journey

August 29, 2010

Water bus, an alternative transport for the people of the capital, has started its journey to give city dwellers relief to some extent from unbearable traffic congestion.
Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan yesterday inaugurated the water bus services with a capacity of carrying 35 passengers every trip from Gabtoli to Sadarghat after a pause of one and half hours.
The buses scheduled to carry passengers from 7:00 am to 6:00pm would take 30 minutes for every trip, the minister said. But Read more

Bus tickets for Eid-trip already sold

August 29, 2010

Thousands of city dwellers are becoming frustrated for not finding advance Eid tickets as they desired to celebrate the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the greatest religious festival of the Muslims, with their near and dear ones at village homes.
Hundreds of people crowded at the counters of Gabtoli, Shayamoli and Kallanpur bus Read more

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