HSC exams postponed to May 22

April 22, 2012

The government has postponed today’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations due to the hartal called by opposition.
The postponed examinations under eight general education boards have been rescheduled for May 22. Alim examinations under the madrasa board will now be held on May 9 while those under Read more

Anamul misses double ton

April 22, 2012

No play today; Day 3 tomorrow
Anamul Haque missed a maiden double hundred but Khulna continued to dominate Dhaka Metro yesterday on a rain-interrupted second day of the National Cricket League second phase game at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium.
Khulna declared their first innings on 618 for eight; stumps were drawn with Dhaka Read more

Pijush new MD of BFDC

April 22, 2012

Renowned actor Pijush Bandyopadhyay has been selected as the new Managing Director (MD) of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC).
Confirming the news, Pijush said, “I got the letter. BFDC is something a place, which is going to be a new experience for me. However, I would like to work with everyone and take the film industry of our country forward.”
The appointment of Read more

RU folklore students want PSC quota

April 22, 2012

Rajshahi University folklore students demanded quota under public service commission for those taking degrees in the subject.
To press their demand, the department students held a press conference at the university’s central cafeteria on Saturday in which Mahbub Hossain, a master’s level student was the main Read more

Many aspirants for BD coach’s job

April 22, 2012

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to officially start the hunt for Stuart Law’s successor but refreshingly many have shown interest in becoming the Bangladesh head coach.
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones was the first to express his interest, before 49-year old former England all-rounder Dermot Reeve also threw his hat in the ring Read more

BCB keen on series against SA in May

April 22, 2012

Bangladesh is keen to play a series against South Africa in May at home or away and has taken necessary initiatives to arrange the series, Bangladesh Cricket Board
president AHM Mustafa Kamal told reporters on Saturday.
The BCB has drafted a letter to South Africa, according to Kamal, with a proposal for a series Read more

Hen lays ‘eggless’ chick!

April 21, 2012

A Sri Lanka hen has given birth to a chick without an egg, in a new twist on the age-old question of whether the chicken or the egg came first.
Instead of passing out of the hen’s body and being incubated outside, the egg was incubated in the hen for 21 days and then hatched inside the hen.
The chick is fully formed and healthy, although the mother has died.
The government veterinary Read more

2.5b poor unbanked worldwide: WB report

April 21, 2012

Three quarters of the world’s poor, 2.5 billion in terms of number, do not have bank accounts, not only because of poverty but also because of the cost, travel distance and amount of paper work involved in opening one, according to a World Bank report.
Those without access to formal banking often have to rely on money lenders who often Read more

Dubai deports 88 Bangladeshis

April 21, 2012

Illegal Stay
Dubai deports 88 Bangladeshis
Dubai authorities yesterday sent 88 Bangladeshi expatriates back for working there “illegally”.
They all landed at Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport on a Fly Dubai plane at 8:30pm.
The returnees who went to Dubai for work at different times had to serve jail sentences as they had fled from their employers’ firms, said Shahabuddin Chowdhury, inspector (immigration) of the Read more

Swine flu patients improving

April 21, 2012

The health of all 31 swine flu infected students of Kurigram Nursing Training Institute has been gradually improving since they were first diagnosed with the disease on Tuesday.
They were recovering after being treated with Oseltamivir, an anti-influenza drug, widely used worldwide for treating the highly infectious Read more

Swine flu returns, stay cautioned

April 21, 2012

Swine flu or Influenza A (H1N1) has recently returned in Bangladesh. Experts urged to stay cautious and take preventive measures and seek treatment if anybody shows the signs and symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, headache, body-pain, difficulty in breathing, with general weakness, loss of appetite, diarrhoea or vomiting etc. The following tips will help you to avoid catching Read more

Save Sonadia, save Sundarbans

April 21, 2012

Sourav Mahmud
Sonadia Island is one of the biodiversity hotspot of Bangladesh. In 1995, the Government of Bangladesh included a provision for the declaration of Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) in the Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act. Twelve sites are classified as ECAs and guidelines exist to control further damage to these areas. Sonadia is considered ecologically important by the government and in 1999 was declared as an ECA under Environmental Act of Read more

Ramsar Convention: Our obligation

April 21, 2012

Dr. M.A. Bashar
It is learnt from newspapers very recently that in the Sundarbans area three large constructions will take place which are very dangerous and detrimental to normal functioning of the mangrove forest ecosystem. It means that the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors will be seriously hampered in the ecosystems conservation. The projects are: construction of coal-based electric plant; depot for storage of coal in Phulbari; and a ship-yard covering large area. Already it is protested by various environment related Read more

Jolie uses fame to fight humanitarian crises

April 19, 2012

Film star Angelina Jolie will use her powerful box office fame to draw wider attention to some of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.
Jolie, who has already served more than 10 years as goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is taking on a new role as special envoy for large-scale Read more

“I am dating somebody and it’s a big secret,” Preity Zinta

April 19, 2012

Bollywood’s popular bubly actress Preity Zinta, who is known to wear her heart on her sleeve, got candid with media recently when she spoke about her relationship status and her love life. She revealed that she is dating someone and it’s a big secret! Everyone knows that after her split with business tycoon Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta moved on in life but she maintains that she is still in touch with her ex-flame Read more

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