Himu busy working on serials

April 24, 2011

One of the known faces of TV plays, Humaira Himu is busy shooting for a few TV serials and plays.
She is currently working on three TV serials and two single-episode TV plays.
About her current projects, Himu says, “I am now working in several TV serials which will be aired soon in different TV channels. Of them, Uttoradhikar by Kaisar Ahmed, Chou-mohol by Read more

Babu in Tagore birth anniversary special

April 24, 2011

Rabindranath Tagore’s story Detective is going to be made into a single episode TV play by Mannan Hira. The play will feature popular actor Fazlur Rahman Babu as the protagonist. Alongside Babu the play will also feature Mir Sabbir and Farzana Chhobi in lead roles. The shooting for the play will begin from tomorrow. The play will be telecast on ATN Bangla on 8 May on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Read more

Shojol to play eight roles in a play

April 24, 2011

Shojol will be seen playing eight different roles in the TV play, Bish Othoba Eksho Fota Jol.
The play will be directed and produced by Anjan Aich. The play will also feature Nowsheen and Preethu, alongside Shajol.
The shooting of the play will start on 25 April. The play will be shot at several locations in Uttara, Read more

Impact on environment and health

April 24, 2011

Shipbreaking in South Asia
Impact on environment and health
Md. Abu Sayed
Shipbreaking, referred to as ship recycling, is a type of ship disposal involving the dismantling of an obsolete vessel’s structure for scrapping or disposal. It includes a wide range of activities, from removing all gears and equipment to cutting down the ship’s infrastructure.
Every year, about 600 end-of-life ships containing large amounts of toxic and hazardous substances and materials, and fuels, are sent to the beaches of South Asia, where they are dismantled. According to recent figures, 96 per cent of world’s GT ships were dismantled in Read more

Climate change and neglected tropical diseases

April 24, 2011

Khalid Md. Bahauddin
Recent investigations attribute more than 150,000 deaths per year and a global disease burden to climate change. An area that has received particular attention is the potential impact of global warming on shifts in the spatio-temporal distribution of disease vectors, and hence the frequency and transmission dynamics of vector-borne diseases. Vectors, pathogens (parasites), and hosts survive and reproduce within certain optimal climatic conditions. Changes in climate will alter the transmission of vector-borne diseases in different ways, such as changing the Read more

A Touch Of Ecstasy

April 24, 2011

Syed Abdullah Khalid’s solo exhibition
Syed Abdullah Khalid is regarded as one of the most brilliant sculptors of our country. He is mainly recognised for his ‘Aparajeyo Bangla’, one of the most familiar sculptures, and considered a landmark, in Dhaka. A multi-talented artist, Khalid has not only excelled in sculpture but also made an impression with his paintings.
Khalid’s solo painting exhibition, Read more

Crazy idea, overactive police

April 24, 2011

Teenager Suhana (not her real name) felt the pressure of a very tight HSC exam schedule was too much. She did not want to drop out. Instead, she figured, if a national crisis arises, the authorities would have to postpone the upcoming chemistry exam on April 21 and she would get a few days more to prepare for the test.
The problem was there was no national crisis. So Suhana from Kafrul conveniently decided to Read more

7 killings in 12 days panic Rajshahi people

April 24, 2011

Seven people were killed in 12 days in Rajshahi which panicked the city dwellers.
People alleged that the law and order was deteriorating and crimes such as killing, mugging and extortion were on the increase every day as the law enforcement agencies are not active enough to check crimes.
They urged to the law enforcement agencies to intensify their dries against crimes. They also Read more

‘Friend’ stays out of arrest

April 24, 2011

Russell Murder
‘Friend’ stays out of arrest
Sabbir Hossain, a prime suspect in Natore youth Russell murder case, is still at large, as police raids on several places yesterday went in vain.
Sabbir, a final-year student of Rajshahi Medical College, was last seen at a seven-storey building in the capital’s Mohakhali where Rapid Action Battalion men recovered Russell’s mobile phone Read more

Denim, knitwear makers losing business

April 24, 2011

Erosion in their market competitiveness blamed
The country’s textile and apparel industries are set for a rough ride as they are seeing many of their supply orders being diverted to China, Pakistan, and other countries due to an erosion in their market competitiveness, industry insiders said.
Both the fabric and ready wear manufacturers have been led to this tight corner by the Read more

7 special economic zones under way

April 24, 2011

The government says SEZs will promote investment
The government will set up seven special economic zones in seven divisions and at least three of the SEZs will get into operation by this year, finance ministry officials said.
The main objective to develop the SEZs is to boost local as well as foreign investment, they said.
‘The government has decided to allocate funds in the next budget for setting up the special Read more

Jute goods win back shine

April 24, 2011

Districts in Focus
Jute goods win back shine
A rise in demand for jute products, mainly handicraft goods, has made small enterprises of the north enthusiastic and hopeful to go ahead despite setbacks.
At least 150 enterprises in Rangpur division are now producing jute goods such as mats, travel bags, vanity bags, wallets, sandals, pen-stands, wall mats, curtains and various kinds of Read more

Desperate Housewife can’t hook her bra

April 23, 2011

Teri Hatcher has revealed that she has a medical condition called ‘frozen shoulder’ which has left her unable to do everyday tasks such as hooking her bra because she can’t use her arm properly.
Teri Hatcher has a medical condition which has left her unable to “hook a bra”.
The ‘Desperate Housewives’ star revealed she is suffering with a rare and debilitating illness known Read more

Meghna death toll rises to 33

April 23, 2011

Some still missing; sunken launch salvaged
Five more bodies were recovered from the sunken launch MV Bipasha yesterday, raising the death toll to 33.
The launch sank around 1:30am on Thursday after colliding with a stone-laden trawler that had already tipped over in the Meghna at Char Kakoria under Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria.
Salvage vessel MV Rustom reached the spot Thursday night and continued rescue operation Read more

e-textbook for students

April 23, 2011

PM launches tomorrow govt website with 106 books 
The government is going to launch a website with digital versions of textbooks for primary and secondary students to give them free access to textbooks online.
At least 106 textbooks of primary and secondary levels have been converted to e-books, electronic version of textbooks, published by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board Read more

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