Where degree doesn’t matter

June 30, 2011

BAEC’s principal engr has no engineering certificate 
If you thought you needed an engineering degree to become an engineer, you are wrong.
To prove yourself wrong, join Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), one of the top research institutions in the country.
Aliuzzaman Sarder started his career at BAEC as a scientific assistant (SA)-II with an HSC degree Read more

Tour for Sundarbans on caravan of cars begins tomorrow

June 30, 2011

A fourty-day tour for Sundarbans on caravan of cars will begin on Friday for publicity of the world’s largest mangrove forests in the world, reports UNB.
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation and Bengal Tours Ltd. have jointly organized the program, titled ‘Caravan Tour for Sundarbans‘ Read more

Maitree Express schedule refixed

June 30, 2011

The schedule of Dhaka-Kolkata direct train “Maitree Express” has been revised with effect from July 1 in response to popular demand in Bangladesh, says an announcement of Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
The train will now start from Dhaka on Wednesdays and Fridays and will depart from Kolkata on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The time for Customs and Immigration checks on the Indian side will be reduced by Read more

Water factory owner jailed

June 30, 2011

A mobile court yesterday fined Tk 3.5 lakh to the owner and manager of a mineral water producing factory and sentenced tits owner to 15 months imprisonment for running the plant without BSTI license.
The court also ordered to forfeit equipment and a pick-up van of the company in favour of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), says Read more

Five PSTN operators may get back licences

June 30, 2011

The telecom ministry and the industry regulator have amended rules to return licences to five fixed-phone operators, who have been out of service for over a year due to a government ban.
Under the changes, the five public switched telephone network (PSTN) operators will now have to solve their payment disputes on interconnectivity charges with the mobile operators bilaterally before Read more

Undisclosed money investment decision propels stocks

June 30, 2011

DSE turnover hits two-and-a-half month high
Turnover of the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Wednesday hit a two-and-a-half month high and the stocks extended gains for the third day on buying spree after the government allowed legalisation of undisclosed money by investing in the capital market, market operators said.
The Finance Bill 2011 passed on Tuesday included a provision of investment of undisclosed Read more

Another world order at play

June 30, 2011

A social business is a non-loss and non-dividend company where investors can recoup their dividend but nothing beyond that. All profits will be used to improve the products and services, and/or to increase the company’s reach.
Social business campaigners and experts from 15 countries joined Prof Muhammad Yunus in Read more

Bangladesh drown Pakistan in rain

June 30, 2011

In the end it was a combination of the driving monsoon deluge, a stop-start playing surface and a bit of luck that saw Bangladesh ease to an emphatic 3-0 win over rivals Pakistan in their 2014 World Cup pre-qualifier first leg at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
In Bangladesh’s most important game for some time, the rain that the rival coach Tariq Lutfi Read more

Villas-Boas warns Wenger

June 30, 2011

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Villas-Boas warns Wenger 
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has warned Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger that the Blues will continue to splash the cash in pursuit of the Premier League title.
Wenger has accused Chelsea of “financial doping” in the past in frustration at their policy of spending vast sums on signing players, even though the money to fund the deals comes from billionaire Read more

Social business will change society: Yunus

June 29, 2011

The second annual Social Business Day was observed on Tuesday in the capital to celebrate Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus’s concept of social business and its implementation.
Prof Yunus opened the daylong events held at Hotel Sonargaon marking the day.
Inaugurating the events, he elaborated the role of social business in the country towards Read more

Alien encounters ‘within twenty years’

June 29, 2011

Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilisations within the next two decades, said a top Russian astronomer on Monday, according to the Guardian’s report published on Tuesday.
The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms…Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years,’ said Andrei Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Read more

Dhaka’s fashion triumph

June 29, 2011

A week of international, national and regional fashion shows, exhibitions, workshops, and roundtables – Dhaka Fashion Week has come a long way. Writes Nadee Naboneeta Imran
Dhaka Fashion Week (DFW), which began in 2008 as the brainchild of Kawshiki Nasser Tupa and Fakhrul Chowdhury, stepped into its fourth year last week, hosting a range of fashion-related programmes, which has surely made the event worthy of its name. Now considered one of the biggest fashion events of our Read more

Sakib seeks a break

June 29, 2011

Captain Sakib al Hasan has requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board to grant him a leave when the national cricket team will be traveling to South Africa.
The board has planned to send the team to South Africa to play a warm-up game or two before they go to Zimbabwe for a Test and one-day series in Read more

Research activities of BRRI at stake

June 29, 2011

Toxic industrial seepage, water-logging threaten field trials
Research activities at Bangladesh Rice Research Institute have been threatened by intrusion of industrial waste water and possible spill-over of toxicity in the soil of the institute’s immediate vicinity.
If the seepage of toxic industrial wastes continues, the institute may need to be relocated soon from the industrial belt of Gazipur to an area free from pollution for the sake of undisturbed research activities, say researchers.
A daily sun investigation finds that a major portion of the 45-hectre research field of the institute has already turned into Read more

Kuddus – an icon of Bangla folk music

June 29, 2011

n the realm of folk music in Bangladesh, Abdul Kuddus Boyati is a name that needs no introduction.
In popularising folk music, especially Palagaan, his contribution is yet to be surpassed by any.
Through his organisation Bangla Folk Media, Kuddus, along with a bunch of young Bauls, has been Read more

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