Biman flies into a tailspin

June 3, 2012

Glitches in aircraft lead to chaotic flight schedule
Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been failing to maintain its flight schedules since May 1 due to technical glitches in a number of aircraft.
In the latest incident yesterday, a Kathmandu-bound A310 airbus returned to Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport because of a fault in its hydraulic Read more

QUBEE Summer Laptop Fair starts June 7

June 3, 2012

A three-day ‘QUBEE Summer Laptop Fair 2012’ begins on June 7 at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the capital.
Event management organisation Maker Communication is organising the fair with the slogan ‘Enlighten up the Technology’ for the 11th time in Bangladesh, the organisers said at a press briefing at city’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Saturday Read more

Realtors protest Sahara’s entry

June 3, 2012

The government’s decision to allow Sahara India Pariwar to invest in the real estate sector has been met with vehement objections from the local realtors. The government is set to provide Sahara with one lakh acres of land to develop a satellite township around Dhaka.
The move comes at a time when the government failed to provide adequate land and Read more

New rule will add variation to Tigers’ bowling: Jurgensen

June 3, 2012

The use of two bouncers in an over in the one-day international as recommended by the International Cricket Council’s cricket committee recently will add variation to Bangladesh’s pace bowling attack, said bowling coach Shane Jurgensen.
The ICC’s cricket committee made the recommendation at its May 30-31 meeting at Lords Read more

Pybus in town

June 3, 2012

The Bangladesh cricket team’s new head coach Richard Pybus arrived yesterday to take over the reins of the Tigers for the next two years.
Pybus arrived in the capital within three days of being confirmed as the new Bangladesh coach for a two-year term to spend some time with his charges before the Zimbabwe tour, which Read more

DOHS, Victoria on collision course

June 3, 2012

Old DOHS and Victoria Sporting Club are heading towards a June 8 showdown for the Dhaka Premier League title after they won their respective matches yesterday. Both have two Super League games in hand and although DOHS are leading the table on 22 points, their game against challengers Victoria on the last day of the league, by all measures, will decide the winners, but none can afford to drop points in the next Read more

Plays highlight liberal values

June 3, 2012

Theatre in Asia
Plays highlight liberal values
The organisers chose four plays for the holiday audience on Friday (June 1). Nevertheless the absence of any popular or overseas plays was a major lacuna.
An international seminar on the diverse theatre practices in Asia throughout the day along with staging of four plays at three different venues in the evening at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy marked a busy day at the ongoing “International Theatre Festival, Seminar and Read more

Muktijoddha keep title hopes alive

June 3, 2012

Muktijoddha Sangsad kept their hopes of a maiden professional league title alive with a 3-0 victory over a hapless Brothers Union at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. The All Reds, who finished runners-up in the last edition of the top tier league, cut Abahani’s lead at the top of the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League table to two points with their fourth win in five Read more

Buriganga in its death throes

June 2, 2012

Waste continues to be dumped into the River Buriganga despite a June 2011 High Court order which prohibited the dumping of waste in the river or on its banks as well as ordering the sealing of sewerage outlets and industrial wastes lines within a year.
The High Court directed the chairman of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority to take steps to seal off the waste outlets and asked the Dhaka City Corporation to immediately start cleaning the riverbanks to stop dumping any more waste into or by the river Read more

Fishes spawn in Halda amid rain

June 2, 2012

Hundreds of spawn collectors with their boats and nets started collecting released eggs of indigenous species of carps from the Halda river in Chittagong for the second time this year, ignoring incessant shower yesterday morning.
The Halda, which flows through Hathazari and Raozan upazilas, is one of the world’s major natural sweet water fish breeding spots.
It is also the major source of carp fishes like ruhi, katol, mrigel and kalbaush in the country.
Heavy rain accompanied Read more

Yet another fatal crash

June 2, 2012

7 of a family killed in bus-microbus collision
Eight people, including seven of a family, were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus at Dulahazara of Cox’s Bazar yesterday, two days after a similar accident claimed 12 lives, including nine of a family, in Keraniganj near Dhaka.
The bus heading towards Cox’s Bazar collided head on with the microbus heading for Feni on Read more

Danger lurks on highways

June 2, 2012

Without road dividers, narrow highways become death trap; 904 people killed in 4 months
Narrow highways, lack of road dividers on accident-prone stretches, faulty road markings and, above all, reckless driving continues to take lives on highways of the country, experts said.
The experts also said buses had become the road menace and most accidents with high casualties were caused by recklessly driven Read more

No principal at 31 of 45 polytechnic institutions

June 2, 2012

Thirty-one out of the 49 government polytechnic and equivalent institutions are running without principals and only 14 of them have vice-principals, according to Directorate of Technical Education officials.
About 45 per cent of teaching positions at these institutions vacant which, the teachers and students said, is seriously hampering academic and administrative Read more

Online fraud: Chairman held

June 2, 2012

A group of angry online clients deceived by an Internet base private company — Sky Lancer — vandalized its Kalabaghan office in the capital on Friday.
Police immediately arrested Khalilur Rahman Nil, 27, chairman of the company, but Saiful Islam, it managing director, however, managed to escape from the Read more

Nishat, Mohit accorded reception

June 2, 2012

Nishat Majumder and her fellow mountaineer MA Mohit were accorded a reception at Kathmandu yesterday for their successful ascent of Mount Everest. The Nepal chapter of Plan International hosted the reception around 11:00am at a convention centre in the Nepali capital.
The duo, however, could not finalise till last night their schedule to return to Dhaka as they were Read more

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