Cultural arena mourns

July 31, 2013

Belal Mohammad’s Death
Cultural arena mourns
Cultural arena mournsCultural arena mourns the death of poet Belal Mohammad, an organiser of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, who died at the age of 77 at the Apollo Hospital in the capital early hours on Tuesday.
He had been suffering from old age complications.
A founder of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, Belal Mohammad was appointed the deputy director of the radio Read more

Dhaka Theatre narrates its history through performance

July 31, 2013

Dhaka Theatre narrates its history through performancePresentation of a collage of prominent productions of the noted theatre troupe Dhaka Theatre made Monday evening an ecstatic one for theatre lovers.
Dhaka Theatre celebrated its 40th founding anniversary through the presentation at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Dhaka Theatre was founded on July 29 in 1973 by a group of theatre activists who were ablaze with the vision and Read more

Contemporary art of Chittagong analysed

July 31, 2013

Contemporary art of Chittagong analysedContemporary art and artists of Chittagong were analysed through a speech at the Dhaka Art Centre, Dhanmondi in the capital on Monday.
Art scholar Palash Bhattacharya delivered the keynote speech at the programme organsied by Chittagong-based art organisation Jog Alternative Art Space as a part of their ongoing art exhibition
titled Bakshirhaat at the centre. Read more

Europe retailers agree to join US buyers under unified action plan

July 31, 2013

Bangladesh Garment Safety
Europe retailers agree to join US buyers under unified action plan
European retailers on Tuesday agreed to work together with North American buyers to ensure safe and sustainable garment industry in Bangladesh under a unified code of conduct for garment units.
The visiting delegation of EU Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a joint action plan of 84 EU retailers that stipulates inspection of all of their factory suppliers in Bangladesh to Read more

BB board concerned over soaring capital shortfall in SCBs

July 31, 2013

The board of directors of Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday expressed concern about the rise of the capital shortfall in the four state-owned banks to Tk 9,641 crore as on March 31, 2013.
The capital shortfall in the banks increased as the banks kept a large amount of provision against their classified loans, said BB officials Read more

BTRC likely to defer 3G auction by 10 days

July 31, 2013

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is likely to defer the 3G auction, scheduled to be held on September 2, by around 10 days, said BTRC officials.
They said the top officials of the mobile phone companies had met the BTRC chairman on Tuesday, requesting him to delay the auction unless the tax disputes with Read more

Telcos to get amortisation benefits on 3G spectrum fees

July 31, 2013

Mobile phone operators will get tax exemption for the money they will pay the government as 3G spectrum fees as the National Board of Revenue has decided to provide the operators with amortisation benefits for the fees, officials of the NBR said on Tuesday.
Under the amortisation scheme, mobile operators will be allowed to show the money as Read more

EAB opposes halting of movement of trucks, lorries on highways

July 31, 2013

The Exporters Association of Bangladesh on Tuesday demanded withdrawal of a government decision halting the movement of trucks, covered vans and lorries on the
highways for seven days from August 5 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The government should withdraw the decision for the sake of uninterrupted export and Read more

Agri ministry reluctant to engage in crop insurance scheme

July 31, 2013

The ministry of agriculture is not willing to get involved in the process of introducing ‘crop insurance’ terming it ‘unfeasible’ for the millions of farmers, officials said.
‘It has a financial implication. It cannot be dealt by our ministry. So we’re actually unwilling to get involved with the matter,’ a senior official of the agriculture Read more

Dhaka stocks fall on sell-offs ahead of Eid

July 31, 2013

Dhaka stocks dropped on Tuesday in volatile trading as investors offloaded shares with four trading sessions remaining ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals for Muslims.
DSEX, the benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, declined to 3,957.20 points, shedding 0.45 per cent or 17.92 points Read more

MFIs averted microcredit crisis in 2008-2010: Study

July 31, 2013

Bangladesh’s microfinance institutions successfully averted a microcredit crisis from 2008 to 2010, according to a new report on ‘Averting a Microcredit Crisis in Bangladesh’
released Tuesday by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor.
The report titled ‘CGAP Study: Slowing Growth Key to Avoiding a Microcredit Crisis Read more

Tapan elected Bangladesh Employers’ Federation president

July 31, 2013

Square Pharmaceuticals managing director Tapan Chowdhury has been elected the president of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation for the years 2013-2015.
A former adviser to a caretaker government, he is also a former president of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka, said Read more

BSEC to formulate guideline on acquisition, merger

July 31, 2013

Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has recently formed a committee to formulate a guideline for acquisition and merger of the listed companies.
The decision was taken at the commission’s 478th meeting presided over by chairman M Khairul Hossain.
The three-member committee will be headed by BSEC executive director Read more

BAB ‘attains full capacity’ to give accreditation certificates

July 31, 2013

Bangladesh Accreditation Board has attained full capacity to award accreditation certificates in favour of testing laboratory and calibration laboratory, officials said on Tuesday.
They said these two types of laboratories would no longer require certificates from foreign institutions, which will help entrepreneurs get accreditation certificates Read more

Teacher held over child abuse in Ctg

July 31, 2013

A teacher of Orbit Cadet School and College at Jamal Khan road in Chittagong was arrested by police on Tuesday over child abuse.
The arrested was identified as Osman Ghani, 30, from Maheskhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar.
‘We arrested him following the complaints made by the guardians,’ said Atikul Islam, Read more

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