Sculpture mocks sculptor

October 25, 2011

It was supposed to be a symbol of our pride, the Bengal Tiger. But what is it on the southern side of the Sonargaon intersection? Is it a buffalo? Or a bear in yellow and black stripes perhaps? The cub next to it lying on the ground can never be a tiger cub. What is it then?
“It looks like a cross between a horse and a camel,” says businessman Babul Hossain, laughing at the statue.
The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) undertook the project to beautify the intersection as well as boost the spirit of the Read more

Dhaka’s groundwater drops 6m in 7 years

October 25, 2011

Study sees excessive withdrawal of water as the reason; saline water will make inroads if trend continues
The groundwater level in the capital has dropped by six metres in the last seven years.
The stunning slide is due to excessive withdrawal of groundwater to meet the needs of about 15 million city residents, and inadequate recharging of the underground vacuum it creates.
Such a fast depletion of the water table will result in intrusion of southern saline water into the Read more

It’s just 3 steps to healthier bone

October 25, 2011

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone density decreases and becomes porous leading to frequent fractures. It is a silent epidemic and largely preventable through just three steps C, D, E — Calcium, Vitamin D and Exercise.
Unfortunately, many people do not know that they have it until their bones start breaking. Experts urged to create mass awareness campaign on osteoporosis prevention countrywide Read more

Shaving salt, saving lives

October 25, 2011

Governments around the world could save huge health costs and avert millions of early deaths if they introduced laws to cut salt levels in food, US researchers claimed.
Shaving 3 grams off the daily salt intake could prevent up to 66,000 strokes, 99,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths in the United States, while saving $24 billion in health costs per Read more

150 software firms await 3G boon

October 25, 2011

Dhaka: About 150 software firms have been waiting for more than a year for the launch of the 3G technology. The government launch of the 3G technology will not only prove to be good news for telecom operators, a number of firms that develop software for 3G-enabled mobile phones for foreign buyers, at cheaper prices, could also offer a better rate for millions of local users, software industry Read more

Banks’ move fails to lift stocks

October 25, 2011

Key index of Dhaka bourse plunges 180 points
No efforts from the regulator and the private sector proved effective to pro up the stumbling stockmarket, which yesterday slipped again by more than 3 percent.
Owners of commercial banks, under their platform Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB), decided on Sunday to launch a Tk 5,000 crore fund to give a financial support to the stockmarket Read more

Bipasha Hayat’s solo painting exhibition begins today

October 25, 2011

Popular TV actress Bipasha Hayat’s 10-day solo painting exhibition titled ‘The Journey Within’ will begin today at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
Bipasha’s father noted TV actor and director Abul Hayat will inaugurate the exhibition as chief guest, while renowned artist Rafiqun Nabi and art critic Dr Syed Manzoorul Islam will Read more

Grand finale of ‘Khudey Gaanraj’ tonight

October 25, 2011

Grand finale of popular children reality show ‘Khudey Gaanraj’ will take place at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong tonight. The grand finale will begin at 7:35pm. The event will broadcast live on Channel i.
To encourage the participant children country’s two legendary singers – Runa Laila and Sabina Yasmin – will join the gala function in Chittagong. Therefore, popular folk singer Momtaz MP, judges of this Read more

Move to split DCC gets cabinet nod

October 18, 2011

In a major move, the Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to split the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) into Dhaka City Corporation (North) and Dhaka City Corporation (South) to ensure better administration and civic services in the fast growing highly-populated capital city. The proposal to amend the Local Government (City Corporation) Act, 2009 was approved in principle at the weekly Cabinet meeting Read more

Cell operators given a shock

October 18, 2011

Telecoms regulator asks for new fee for old bandwidth
Telecoms regulator yesterday sent letters to four mobile operators in the country asking them to pay spectrum charges and renewal fees and have their licences renewed for the next 15 years.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) also sought papers related to tax, VAT and VoIP from the operators Read more

Mob did not kill them

October 18, 2011

6 Students at Aminbazar
Mob did not kill them
Judicial probe report to SC suggests quizzing sand trader, drug peddlers
The incident of killing six students and injuring another youth in the early hours of July 18, on the night of holy Shab-e-Barat, in Keblarchar of Aminbazar took place before villagers had reached the spot.
The probe report of one-member judicial body has mentioned that villagers and others, who were offering prayers in the local graveyard, were not present during the killing as they reached there Read more

HC questions sponsored TV news, headlines

October 18, 2011

The High Court yesterday questioned the legality of sponsored news and headlines on television.
An HC rule asked the authorities concerned to explain in two weeks why broadcast of news and headlines, sponsored by different organisations, on TV channels should not be declared illegal.
The bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Md Nuruzzaman issued Read more

It’s most transparent

October 18, 2011

Abul on Padma project
Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain yesterday claimed the Padma Bridge is the most transparent project the World Bank ever financed in Bangladesh.
“I will finally prove, it [Padma Bridge] is the most transparent project ever executed by any ministry under the World Bank funding,” the minister said while launching new vehicles of Tata Motors at Read more

Private coaching challenged

October 18, 2011

The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain within four weeks why it should not be directed to take appropriate step to prohibit coaching business by  MPO registered teachers and government teachers.
It also issued rule asking the government why it should not be directed to publish a gazette Read more

Ship-breaking yard in Ctg fined, sued

October 18, 2011

Probe begins
A day after the death of four workers from toxic gas at the Jiri Subedar Steel Re-rolling Mills of Sitakunda, the Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined it Tk 25 lakh for not having proper safety measures in its ship-breaking yard.
Local police the same day filed a case against four of its officials, including its owner Read more

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