Lotto inks licensing deal with Express Leather

November 30, 2010

Italian sportswear company Lotto has recently signed a ten-year licensing deal with local Express Leather Products Ltd in Dhaka.
The deal will allow Express to produce, distribute and retail Lotto-branded footwear, accessories in Bangladesh from January. Lotto also plans to give the same authority for apparel to the local Read more

Dipjol lands in jail

November 30, 2010

A Dhaka court yesterday sent Dhaka City Corporation ward councillor and film actor Monwar Hossain Dipjol to jail in connection with a case filed against him for assaulting a traffic police constable on November 16 in the city’s Gabtoli area.
Metropolitan Magistrate SK Tofail Hassan passed the order after Sub-Inspector Read more

Official recognition of elderly people as ‘senior

November 30, 2010

citizens’ demanded
Human rights activists, dignitaries of the civil society, academicians and aged people on Monday demanded official recognition of elderly people as ‘senior citizens’ and the ensuring of their rights.
They made the call while addressing a consultation meeting on ‘Older persons and the achievement of Millennium Development Goals’, organized by the Resource Integration Centre Read more

BTB becomes official partner of Shahrukh show

November 30, 2010

The Bangladesh Tourism Board at a news briefing on Monday said they would be official partner of Bollywood heart throb Shahrukh Khan live show scheduled to be held at Dhaka Army Stadium next month.
The press conference was jointly organised at the Sheraton Hotel by BTB and event management company Antar Showbiz which is arranging the Read more

EU to finance schooling of 400,000 children

November 30, 2010

European Union (EU) will finance schooling for 400,000 poor children, who are hardest to reach, with an indicative budget of € 48.5 million.
This was disclosed at a consultation workshop yesterday organised by the EU delegation at the Lakeshore Hotel in the city to publicise Read more

Transport worker murdered

November 30, 2010

Criminals yesterday killed a transport worker and dumped the body into the Turag River at Salehpur’s Bashudha Housing area in the city outskirts Savar.
Police detained two alleged killers of the transport worker after a mob gave the two a good beating.
The deceased Mohammad Sujon, 19, of Aminbazar area was a driver’s assistant of a Read more

Adamjee Cant School golden jubilee on Dec 23, 24

November 30, 2010

The golden jubilee of Adamjee Cantonment School and College in Dhaka will be held on December 23 and 24 on its premises, says a press release.
An agreement on this regard was signed between Desh TV, as co-partner of the event, Radio Today, as media partner, and the institution Read more

Sunbeams students win Lucknow’s choral singing competition

November 30, 2010

A group of students from Sunbeams School in Dhaka won the ‘Most Outstanding Team’ award in a choral singing competition at Celesta International 2010 held in the Indian city of Lucknow from November 17 to 21.
The team of students performed a patriotic song to win the award at the event, which provides a golden opportunity for Asian teenagers to showcase their talents in the fields of choral singing, Read more

Suchitra Sen Film Festival opens

November 29, 2010

The second Suchitra Sen Film Festival began in Pabna, hometown of the screen legend, last Friday amidst festivity. Seasoned filmmaker Amjad Hossain inaugurated the eight-day festival at the Town Hall (Mukto Moncho) premises.
“One of the few true screen legends in the sub-continent, Suchitra Sen had made immeasurable contribution to Bangla cinema,” chief guest Amjad Hossain said at the inauguration of the Read more

Misleading AIDS info dangeraous for nation

November 29, 2010

Speakers tell roundtable
Disseminating accurate information on HIV/AIDS and their usage in daily life are the key to prevent spread of the deadly disease, panelists told a roundtable yesterday.
As there is no treatment of the disease, prevention is the only way to ward off the fatal infection, they said, adding that wrong or misleading information Read more

JS caucus demands constitutional recognition of ethnic minorities

November 29, 2010

Places 11-pt constitutional amendment proposal
A Jatiya Sangsad caucus on Sunday came up with an 11-point proposal for instituting constitutional recognition of the country’s ethnic minorities.
Convener of the JS caucus on indigenous peoples Rashed Khan Menon in a written statement presented their recommendations at a news Read more

Twelve killed in road accidents

November 29, 2010

At least 12 people were killed and another was injured in separate road accidents in Pabna, Gopalganj, Bagerhat, Chapainawabganj and Narayanganj districts on Saturday and yesterday.
Our correspondent from Pabna reports: A child was killed in a road accident on Bhangura-Faridpur highway at Berhawlia village of the district on Read more

CDA changes flyover plans

November 29, 2010

Number of flyovers reduces while cost doubles
The Chittagong Development Authority has decided against constructing two of the five flyovers it had originally planned to build to ease traffic congestions in the city.
The prime minister had earlier in the year laid the foundation stones of the flyovers in different parts of the city Read more

New English language test for people to join partner in UK

November 29, 2010

A new English language requirement will be introduced today for non-European migrants who, as of today, apply for a visa to go or remain in the UK as a partner or spouse of a British citizen or person settled there.
Applicants will need to show that they can speak and understand English to a basic level. They will usually meet this requirement by passing an English language test with a UK Border Agency-approved Read more

British Council to hold 4-month Tagore festival

November 29, 2010

The British Council will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore through a four-month long festival to be held in between next February and May.
The festival programmes include a fashion show, a creative writing workshop, a music show on TV and a dance drama.
The British Council unveiled the festival plan at a press conference Read more

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