Delay in repair’ deliberate’

October 7, 2012

Battered Dhaka Roads
Delay in repair’ deliberate’
Slow action of DCCs aims at greater corruption
With repairing dug-up roads, the Dhaka city corporations allegedly make deliberate delays or resort to substandard patch ups to have expensive
repairs later on, opening the window for greater financial irregularities.
The infliction of uncalled for miseries on the city dwellers while they make delays and do Read more

Written tests of 33rd BCS put off

October 7, 2012

Bangladesh Public Service Commission yesterday postponed the written test of the 33rd Bangladesh Civil Service examination scheduled to start today in the wake of question leak allegations.
Exams on the compulsory subjects scheduled to be held from October 7 to October 18 have been postponed. But the subject-wise tests due from October 30 to November 14 will be Read more

‘Drug addict’ kills 2-year-old son?

October 7, 2012

Mother sues him, 6 others
The drug-addict father of a two-year-old has been suspected of murdering his only child, whose body police dug up at the capital’s Osmany Udyan on Friday morning.
The child’s mother Shanta Islam yesterday filed a murder case against seven people, including the father Johny, his parents and siblings, said Read more

Fake note den busted, 4 held

October 7, 2012

Detectives yesterday arrested four members of a ring counterfeiting bank bills, seized notes worth Tk 24 lakh and busted their mini-factory in the capital’s Uttara.
The detainees are Mominur Rashid Babu alias Driver Babu, 25, Mohammad Rubel alias Chashma Rubel, 28, Mohammad Shaheen Miah, 24, and Read more

BB wants more control over state banks

October 7, 2012

Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman yesterday called for more control over state-run commercial banks to help them run professionally and enhance their accountability.
Exemption of state-owned banks from some of Bangladesh Bank’s supervisory empowerments of Banking Companies Act stands in the way of effective supervision of Read more

South Asia Regional Art Exhibition starts in capital

October 7, 2012

It was an afternoon where artistes and photographers from eight South Asian nations brought their visions about the future, together they created their own respective ideas of future that is not at all bypassing the existing real world.
A total of 25 young artistes, born after 1975, sketched their thoughts that ranged from river Read more

Austrian going to jump from space

October 7, 2012

For 23 miles up on the edge of space, and wearing only a pressurised suit and a parachute, Felix Baumgartner will pause at the hatch of his tiny capsule as it ascends into the heavens beneath one of the biggest balloons ever made.
The sponsor Red Bull Stratos announced on Friday that the jump by extreme athlete Baumgartner, 43, have been moved from Monday to Tuesday. The jump can only be made Read more

World T20 final today

October 7, 2012

The ICC World Twenty20 reaches its climax today with two deserving, talented teams in Sri Lanka and West Indies facing off in the final at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.
The match starts at 7:30pm Bangladesh time. State-run Bangladesh Television will show the match live.
The final marks an opportunity for both teams to add major silverware to their respective Read more

Autumn welcomed through music, dance

October 6, 2012

Cultural organisation Chhayanaut Sangskritik Kendra welcomed the month of autumn by arranging a colourful programme at the early morning of Friday held at the Bakultala of Faculty of Fine Art of Dhaka University.
The programme featured Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless songs synchronised with dance recitals upholding the beauty of autumn. The students and Read more

REHAB fair begins in New York today

October 6, 2012

Amid gloomy real estate business at home, listed developers are going to arrange the ‘REHAB Fair-2012’ in New York targeting the growing Bangladesh-origin second generation and retired groups in the USA. The three-day fair, organised by the Real Estate and Housing
Association of Bangladesh begins today that will help attract prospective Read more

Walton Android phone to hit market soon

October 6, 2012

Walton Android Primo, the first of its kind in Walton’s smart phone series, is likely to hit market in Dhaka soon, said a news release.
The new smartphone is coming to the market with the slogan, ‘Get Android Primo-Be Entertained.’
Equipped with all third generation (3G) features, this smartphone set will be very Read more

A teacher with a difference

October 6, 2012

Bahaz takes no day-off, no leave for 33 years
Md Bahaz Ali Fakir, an English teacher of a secondary school, has not taken even a day’s leave for the past 33 years, setting an example of great devotion to his profession.
Teaching at Shaheed Smrity High School and College in Tangail’s Madhupur upazila, Bahaz, 55, has been off work only on weekends and national holidays over the years, despite many difficulties along the way.
Headmaster of the school Mohammad Bazlur Rashid Khan said Read more

Fatal crash takes 13 lives

October 6, 2012

Bus from wrong side rams microbus in Sylhet, 12 of the dead were from same family
At least 13 people, twelve of them from the same family, were killed and 30 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus at South Surma of Sylhet yesterday morning.
The accident occurred around 6:30 am in Tetli area on Dhaka-Sylhet highway when a Sylhet-bound bus, taking the wrong side of the road, rammed the microbus with Read more

Stop rental power plants

October 6, 2012

Speakers tell seminar
Speakers at a seminar yesterday stressed on the need for shutting down rental and quick rental power plants and repairing national power plants to meet the country’s power demands.
They also suggested taking initiatives and setting up big power plants to increase energy production locally rather than depending on multinational companies Read more

Tagore’s philosophy vital to resolve crisis

October 6, 2012

States Prof Anisur Rahman
Resorting to the philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore is now essential to overcome the environment and humanity-centered crisis in the earth, said an authority on Rabindranath Prof Anisur Rahman yesterday.
“Rabindranath initiated a social movement to enliven the unity between human beings and the environment,” said the acclaimed economist and Tagore singer while delivering a memorial Read more

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