Formalin-free Kitchen Market : INITIATIVE instant hit

September 30, 2012

Buyers throng market to get non-adulterated items
The Malibagh kitchen market in the capital has presumably become the centre of attention since it was announced formalin free last week. Customers from faraway places in the city now throng the bazaar to buy different items, especially fish. Their enthusiasm is apparent as other markets have not taken any such move against harmful formalin that is widely used as preservative in food items in the country.
Commerce Minister GM Quader announced the market as formalin free on Read more

Deforestation causes embankment erosion in Sitakunda

September 30, 2012

Rampant deforestation on the coastal green belt at Sonaichhari union of Chittagong’s Sitakunda upazila for establishing ship breaking yards is causing the breakdown of
the union’s embankment.
Subsequently seawater from the Bay of Bengal is inundating the adjoining villages at every high tide, causing immense suffering to the residents.
Nityananda Jaladas, resident of one of the villages, Ghoramara, said the whole coastal area was a big government forest Read more

Illegal billboards choke port city

September 30, 2012

Thousands of illegal billboards have cluttered the port city over the years, obscuring the city’s exquisite natural landscape as the city corporation has remained
indifferent to launching a demolition drive.
Hoardings hide beautiful buildings, religious and historical places and parks. Many are even Read more

Shortcut to fortune

September 30, 2012

Hall-Mark’s way of building empire with short-term loans
Controversial business group Hall-Mark in wilful violation of banking rules has invested in long-term projects the money it took in short-term loan from state-run Sonali Bank.
The group that began making garments in 2007 now owns 80 factories, at least 40 of which are on paper though. Most of the ones that exist were built with the Read more

Tomatoes too adulterated

September 30, 2012

The item made off-limit to the market
Almost all seasonal vegetables, including cabbages, cauliflowers, beans, radishes, carrots and spinach, are on display. But there is no sign of tomatoes.
This was the picture at the Malibagh kitchen market in the capital when this correspondent visited it on Wednesday. Asked why tomatoes were not on sale, an elderly vegetable trader at the Read more

Child Helpline shows the way

September 30, 2012

Dial 1098 or 027312340 to help find lost child in Dhaka
The couple was frantically looking for their five-year-old child in the corridors of the launch, bound for Barisal. They realised, a little later, that their
little girl went missing in the rush while boarding the launch at Sadarghat.
Meanwhile back at the Sadarghat terminal, the lost child was crying her eyes out as she Read more

Govt to finalise policy amid criticism

September 30, 2012

Online Mass Media
Govt to finalise policy amid criticism
The government will finalise an online mass media policy soon to ensure objectivity in news reports, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said yesterday.
“The policy will not exert control on the freedom of the mass media. Rather it will help improve professional skills of journalists and ensure Read more

15 lakh dogs to be vaccinated

September 30, 2012

Tackling Rabies
15 lakh dogs to be vaccinated
The government has decided to vaccinate around 15 lakh dogs in the country instead of killing them for tackling rabies. In primary stage, the programme will be launched at city corporations and municipalities in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Dhaka divisions. The vaccination in six
districts of Rangur division has already been Read more

BTRC tightens SIM registration procedure

September 30, 2012

Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has issued detail procedure for selling of mobile connections by the retailers after October 12 when the mobile operators will not be allowed to sell pre-activated connections.
The BTRC in a notice on Thursday asked the mobile operators to complete all of their Read more

TATA launches vehicle for small businesses

September 30, 2012

TATA and its business partner in Bangladesh, Nitol Niloy Group, yesterday launched their new commercial vehicle, geared toward small businesses here.
Powered by a 611 cubic centimetre water-cooled engine, the TATA Ace Zip Pickup is the smallest commercial vehicle of TATA, with a payload Read more

Indo-Pak battle today

September 30, 2012

The fixity of purpose is often not good enough when India and Pakistan lock horns in any format of the game because it requires more than that. There will likely be no exception to that general rule when the two perennial rivals meet in a crucial Super Eights match of the ICC World Twenty20 at the R Premadasa Cricket Stadium today. The relative skills and strengths at times takes Read more

Sheikh Jamal hoping high

September 30, 2012

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club feels the side is a force to reckon with as the former professional league champions completed their players’ registration formalities at the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) headquarters in Motijheel yesterday.
The Dhanmondi-based outfit, who emerged champions in their debut season in Read more

BCB extends tender for WI tour

September 30, 2012

After not having received a suitable offer for its worldwide media rights, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has launched a separate tender for the media rights for the upcoming West Indies tour to Bangladesh, which is scheduled to take place from November 5 to December 11 this year.
As per the new deadline set by the BCB, companies are required to send in their offers by Read more

Siddikur in 5th position

September 30, 2012

Siddikur Rahman was in joint fifth position after the third round of the Mercuries Taiwan Masters with an aggregate score of one-over-par (217) on Saturday.
The 27-year-old golfer posted a one-over-par 73 on the third day in relatively calm conditions at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club after two windy and chilly days when he had posted matching Read more

BD A-WIHP 2nd 1-dayer today

September 30, 2012

Bangladesh A will be looking to bounce back in the second one-day game at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today. The home side lost the first 50-over game to the visiting West Indies High Performance squad by 11 runs on Friday after the visitors posted a total of 225.
The first game saw good individual performances from Imrul Kayes and Naeem Islam, both of Read more

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