Equal rights of women demanded

November 29, 2010

Sundarbans Resources
Equal rights of women demanded
Speakers at a workshop demanded equal rights of women and men to the resources of the Sundarbans, pointing out that women often face attack, discrimination, and harassment while collecting the forest resources.
They also demanded of the government to give state recognition to the profession of the Read more

$7m Korean support for two projects likely

November 29, 2010

The Korean government is considering a grant of 7 million US dollars for implementation of two projects in the field of ICT and vocational training in Bangladesh.
According to Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Bangladesh office sources, a three-member team of Korean delegation has completed Read more

US official Alyssa Ayres arrives

November 29, 2010

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alyssa Ayres arrived here yesterday for a five-day visit.
During the visit, she will hold meetings with politicians, senior public officials, civil society groups, entrepreneurs and media, says a press statement of the US Embassy in Read more

DU Ga unit result published

November 29, 2010

Result of Ga unit (business studies faculty) admission test of Dhaka University was published yesterday.
The result is available on the official websites of the university — http://www.admission.univdhaka.edu/ or www.gaunit. univdhaka.edu
A total of 2,893 admission aspirants have come out successfully in the examination out of Read more

Govt hot on cooking oil

November 29, 2010

The commerce ministry sits with edible oil refiners today to find the reasons behind soaring soybean oil prices.
Depending on the brand, the retail price of five litres of packed soybean oil stands at Tk 514-560 from Tk 464-494 earlier, traders said yesterday. The price of loose soybean oil crossed Tk 100 a Read more

Walton to relocate Korean mobile phone plant to Bangladesh

November 29, 2010

Walton Hi-tech Industries Limited is going to relocate a Korean mobile phone manufacturing plant to Bangladesh which is scheduled to come into operation early next year, advisory director of the company, Mizanur Rahman, said on Sunday.
The handsets to be manufactured by the plant will be marketed under a local brand, he Read more

Huntsman in focus

November 29, 2010

Textile chemicals company Huntsman Textile Effects organised a programme in Dhaka yesterday to highlight its activity and the future of its business in Bangladesh.
The multinational’s local agent, Swiss Colours Bangladesh, co-organised the event styled ‘Avitera SE & Eriopon LT – A Revolution in Exhaust Dyeing’ at Read more

Central bank warns against Tk 1 coin trading

November 29, 2010

The government will punish people trading coins of Tk 1 denomination for more than their value.
In a statement on Sunday, the Bangladesh Bank said it could not ascertain the reason behind the surge in demand for these yellowish coins.
The central bank statement, however, did not elaborate on the mode of punishment or Read more

Food festival at Radisson

November 29, 2010

Radisson Water Garden Hotel has organised a six-day food festival to promote Bangladeshi cuisine.
The festival kicked off on November 25 and will continue serving diners until tomorrow, said Razeen Abhi Mustafiz, assistant public relations manager for the five-star hotel.
“The purpose of the festival is to endorse Bangladeshi food, which is gaining popularity around Read more

Climate fund still a pledge

November 29, 2010

Bangladesh along with other weather-hit countries to raise voice once again for its quick release as UN starts Cancun summit today
The 16th United Nations climate conference kicks off in Cancun, Mexico today amid this year’s experience of numerous extreme weather events, and doubling of related global human death toll compared to last year’s.
Bangladesh and other vulnerable countries will raise their voices there for immediate Read more

HC asks for soya bean oil import, price report

November 29, 2010

The High Court on Sunday asked the chief controller (export and import) and the chairman of Chittagong Port Authority to inform the court within four weeks on how much soya bean oil had been imported in last six months and what their prices were.
The president and secretary of Vegetable Oil Refiners’ and Vanaspati Manufacturers’ Association Read more

Railcars to hit tracks

November 29, 2010

Railway proposes to buy 10 motors initially to improve travel to and from Dhaka; estimated Tk 210cr to come from Indian credit
The government is going to introduce railcars between the capital and its adjoining districts next year to improve the transport of commuters to and from the capital.
Bangladesh Railway recently submitted a proposal to the planning commission to buy 10 diesel-electric multiple units (DEMU), also called railcars or railmotors, in Read more

Launches pick up passengers in mid-river

November 29, 2010

Leaders of the launch owners’ association on Sunday decided to pick up passengers in the middle of the River Buriganga and avoid using Sadarghat pontoons in protest at continued harassment by the pontoon leaseholder.
The owners in the afternoon started picking up passengers in the mid-river after ferrying them Read more

Dipjol finally surrenders

November 29, 2010

Actor and Dhaka City Corporation Councillor Monwar Hossain Dipjol turned himself in to the police last night, 12 days after he went into hiding to elude arrest over assault on a policeman.
Abdul Malek, officer-in-charge of Darussalam Police Station, said Dipjol surrendered shortly before 10:00pm in connection with a case filed on November 17 for assault on Read more

Jessore tannery fined for pollution

November 29, 2010

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined a factory a record Tk 69.87 lakh for discharging untreated liquid waste in the Bhairab River in Jessore.
This is the first ever punishment for polluting environment in the country’s South-Western region and also the highest ever penalty awarded to a factory by Read more

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