3 national minority people killed trying to save woman from rape

July 31, 2011

Three villagers were killed as they tried to save a young woman from getting raped by some young people in Rupashipara at Naikhyangchari in Bandarban on Saturday.
The miscreants killed Aung Sha Marma, 62, Hamu Sing, 35, and his minor son Maungnuching, 5.
The Rupashipara union council chairman, Maching Marma, said that five young people sneaked into Read more

Six unnatural deaths in capital

July 31, 2011

A business executive was electrocuted at Badda, a woman was killed in a road accident at Ramna, three women committed suicide at Dakkhin Khan, Adabar and Badda and a factory worker died, reported to be from snake bite, at Mirpur on Saturday and Friday night, the police and hospital sources said.
Babu Ahmed, 25, manager of the MR Power IPS company, came in contact with a live wire when he Read more

Stalkers throw acid at schoolgirl

July 31, 2011

A schoolgirl suffered burns on her face after stalkers threw acid at her on the campus in Rajshahi city on Saturday morning.
She was admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
Her family said that at around 11:30am, two unidentified stalkers stopped the girl, a student of class Read more

GO-civil society nexus to implement RTI act urged

July 31, 2011

Building mass awareness on the right to information (RTI) act is imperative to ensure transparency and accountability at all levels, said speakers at a discussion yesterday.
It requires cooperative engagement between the government and civil society bodies, competent officials and political will, they Read more

RU students vandalise railway station

July 31, 2011

The Rajshahi Railway Police on Friday night took in, and later released, some Rajshahi University students on charges of vandalising the railway station and damaging government property.
The GRP sources said that they took in only three students for questioning.
The police said some university students asked the loco-master and other staff of intercity Read more

New makeshift shops on city footpath

July 31, 2011

Intense traffic congestion feared
Before the capital’s shimmering shopping malls to turn buzzing with shoppers, its footpaths wore a busy look with small traders and hawkers occupying footpaths even two-days ahead of Ramadan.
It is a common scene in the capital that footpaths turn too much crowded occupied by small traders and hawkers during Ramadan, blocking the movement of pedestrians and causing traffic Read more

Gold price crosses Tk 50,000 mark

July 31, 2011

The Bangladesh Jewellers’ Association on Friday further increased the gold price by Tk 1,166 per vori (11.66 gram) to Tk 50,721 only 10 days after setting the price at Tk 49,555.
Jewellers in the capital said the continued price spiral of gold on the global market and depreciation of taka against dollar compelled them to go for raising the gold price Read more

BRAC Bank launches credit card for online forex payment

July 31, 2011

BRAC Bank has launched a special credit card for online foreign exchange payment for specific business purposes such as domain purchase, server hosting and software licence purchase for IT businesspeople.
The ‘BASIS-BRAC Bank co-branded credit card’ will be issued only to the members of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS). The VISA card was launched yesterday at Read more

Stocks end the week in red

July 31, 2011

Stocks returned to the red as trading sessions advanced toward the close last week, ending a five-week gaining streak. Profit-taking pushed down market indices.
The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DGEN, capped the week at 6,587, declining 73 points or 1.10 percent. The yardstick of the premier bourse gained 884 points or 15.15 percent in five Read more

Apple, Samsung overtake Nokia in smartphone market

July 31, 2011

Apple and Samsung both sold more smartphones than Nokia in the second quarter, although Nokia still sold most phones overall, market researcher Strategy Analytics said Friday.
Nokia’s smartphone sales have plunged since its February announcement that its future smartphones will run Microsoft’s Windows Phone instead of its own Symbian OS: In the second quarter, it Read more

Mushfique saves Tigers blushes

July 31, 2011

A resilient knock of 64 by Mushfiqur Rahim gave some respectability to Bangladesh’s innings as they were all out for 188 in their first inning against Zimbabwe Board XI in Harare on Saturday.
Mushfique’s knock came after a familiar top-order batting collapse saw Bangladesh reeling at 35 for five after skipper Sakib al Hasan won the toss and elected to Read more

New policy to promote tourism industry

July 31, 2011

The Nepali government has brought new tourism policy to promote tourism industry, The Himalayan Times reports.
Addressing a press meeting, Minister for Tourism and Civial Aviation Hisila Yami said the ministry is planning a curriculum regarding tourism and the development of a separate Tourism University.
“European arrivals are declining due to the global financial crisis as they are investing in short Read more

Facebook, Twitter & generation obsessed

July 31, 2011

Facebook and Twitter have created a generation obsessed with themselves, who have short attention spans and a childlike desire for constant feedback on their lives, a top scientist believes, reports Daily Mail.
Repeated exposure to social networking sites leaves users with an ‘identity crisis’, wanting attention in the manner of a toddler saying: ‘Look at me, Mummy, I’ve done Read more

Mahamaya lake-a tourist spot spoiled

July 30, 2011

Security in one of country’s most preferred tourist spots under threat
Chittagong: Mahamaya, the second largest man-made lake in the port city, is fast becoming prey to human greed and negligence. Thwarted by pollution and land-grabbers, it is slowly getting girdled by shanties that have robbed the lake of its pristine beauty.
Besides, heavy vehicles like trucks are damaging the roads leading to the lake, sources said.
The lake was formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on December 30 last year. After seven months of its inauguration, the embankment is full of potholes due to lack of maintenance. Local goons, patronised by Read more

Central bank under political pressure

July 30, 2011

Intense lobbying for approval to 15 new banks
Bangladesh Bank has been under pressure from politicians to give approval for at least 15 new banks, finance ministry officials say.
Some ministers, Awami League lawmakers and business groups close to the ruling alliance are lobbying government high-ups for permission to set up new Read more

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