Protesters vow not to leave streets

February 17, 2013

Bid farewell to Rajib
People joined the Shahbagh protests sporting black badges on Saturday to bid farewell to blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, who had been actively involved in the protests before being killed by assailants on Friday night.
Protesters, with the coffin of Rajib wrapped in the national flag in the protest venue, vowed not to leave the streets to push for their demand for death penalty for all war Read more

Solar panel yet to power any city traffic signals

February 17, 2013

The authorities have not yet installed any solar panel at the existing 70 signal posts in the capital even about four years after the project was initiated.
The installation of solar panels at 70 old signals posts is scheduled to be completed in May while the construction of 30 new signal posts, along with the installation of solar panel there, is Read more

Book fair mourns death of Rajib

February 17, 2013

Amar Ekushey Book Fair
Book fair mourns death of Rajib
The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair on its 16th day mourned the killing of blogger Rajib Haider, an activist of the Shahbagh movement demanding death penalty for war criminals.
Both the visitors and the representatives of different stalls were deeply shocked with the death of Rajib who was killed by unnamed assailants Friday night at Pallabi in Read more

Greens for climate change adaptation under UN

February 17, 2013

Greens on Saturday called for taking action on the ground to promote climate change adaptation under UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Speaking at a consultation at National Press Club they urged the fast developing countries to take more mitigation initiative so that the Least Developing Countries like Bangladesh would require Read more

Lukewarm response to Pragati’s Pajero sales

February 17, 2013

Pragati Industries Limited, the state-run automobile assembling industry, sold 300 units of vehicle in the first seven months of the current financial year which was only 27 per cent of their estimated annual target.
The government had set a target for the PIL to sell 1,100 units of vehicle in the FY 2012-13 but it is unlikely to achieve the target as the government procurement of vehicles has come Read more

Healthy turnover marks third gaining week of stocks

February 17, 2013

DSE Weekly Review
Healthy turnover marks third gaining week of stocks
Dhaka stocks continued to gain for the third week last week amid healthy turnover as participation of retail investors increased thanks to the market’s gradual uptrend.
DSEX, the newly launched benchmark index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, gained 2.51 per cent or 105.38 points, to close at 4,304.97 points Read more

Kings stutter to semis

February 17, 2013

Chittagong Kings got the better of their nerve to beat Duronto Rajshahi by four wickets in the crucial eliminator setting up a semi-final contest against Sylhet Royals in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.
Chasing a meagre target of 108 runs for victory, Kings looked extremely nervous when they lost five wickets in quick succession, but they somehow managed to overcome it to cruise to their target Read more

11 banks hold 74.25pc classified loan

February 16, 2013

The country’s 11 banks held 74.25 per cent default loans of the banking sector as of December 31, 2012 as a significant amount of loans has been classified by the banks due to recent banking scams, said Bangladesh Bank officials. The 11 banks including four state-owned banks and three specialised banks are Sonali Bank, Janata Bank, Agrani Bank, Rupali Bank, Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Read more

Shahbagh protests call for ban on Jamaat

February 16, 2013

Protesters call off earlier plan after fellow’s killing
Shahbagh protesters late Friday night stepped back from the decision they announced in the afternoon that they would be holding protests for seven hours every day after the killing of a blogger at Mirpur and Jamaat-e-Islami’s call for a general strike for Monday.
The decision on rally for seven hours that was announced in the afternoon, however, drew Read more

Online sales of products gaining popularity

February 16, 2013

Online sales of products are gaining popularity in the country, said participants of a fair in the capital on Friday. The three-day fair began on the day where entrepreneurs who only use to sell their products through online are taking part.
Constant Solutions, an IT and marketing organisation, organised the fair titled Read more

Guardians want quality books for kids

February 16, 2013

Ekushey Book Fair
Guardians want quality books for kids
Parents taking their children to the Ekushey Book fair on the the Bangla Academy premises on Friday sought quality books. The earlier part of the day dedicated to the children also witnessed a huge crowd.
Many guardians, however, on the day expressed concern over the quality of the books been sold at a high price. ‘I have brought my kid so that she can be introduced with own tradition Read more

Gayle back to his supreme best

February 16, 2013

The demon in Chris Gayle is back and back in some style to create a storm in the Bangladesh Premier League that destroyed Sylhet Royals in the race-to-final against Dhaka Gladiators on Friday.
In an astonishing display of power-hitting, Gayle rained down 12 sixes to stroke a swashbuckling 114 from 51 balls, which powered the Gladiators to Read more

Gladiators in final after winning cliffhanger

February 16, 2013

Chris Gayle struck a powerful century but Dhaka Gladiators still suffered a scare before reaching their second consecutive final in the Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka on Friday.
The holders beat Sylhet Royals by just four runs in a roller-coaster race-to-final despite Gayle making 114 from 51 balls to power them to 197-9 in their Read more

Duronto, Kings face off in knockout tie

February 16, 2013

Captaincy remained the focal point for Duronto Rajshahi and Chittagong Kings as they clash with each other in the first eliminator today where the losers will be eliminated from the Bangladesh Premier League.
The winner of the tie, meanwhile, will take on Sylhet Royals to determine which team goes through to the all-important final on February 19 where Dhaka Gladiators are lying in Read more

Feni taste second win

February 16, 2013

Feni Soccer Club registered only their second victory after they dished out a single-goal defeat to Arambagh KS in the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League at the Shaheed Salam Stadium in Feni on Friday.
Liberian striker Anthony Paul Doe scored the all-important goal in the eighth minute, taking advantage of a defensive mistake as Anthony did not commit any error in placing the ball into the far Read more

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