Two killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB

July 31, 2013

Two suspected carjackers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion in South Keraniganj early on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Sabuj Miah, son of Abdur Rashid of Bhola and Sagar Ahmed, son of Mobinur Rahman of Barisal Read more

Poet Belal Mohammad dies

July 31, 2013

Poet Belal Mohammad, also a pioneer of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, died of old-age complications in Apollo Hospitals in the capital early Tuesday.
Belal’s long-time close aide Ayub Hossain said that the poet had died about 5:00am.
He was taken to the hospital on Monday evening when he complained of uneasiness, Ayub Read more

Selfishness a big flaw in modern economy: Yunus

July 31, 2013

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus on Tuesday said that ‘selfishness’ was a big flaw in modern economy and it should be converted to ‘selflessness.’
The concept of modern economy be change if selflessness earns its place in business, Yunus said hours after he had returned to the Read more

Air tickets for domestic flights sold out before Eid

July 31, 2013

The tickets of all airlines for all domestic flights ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr have already been sold out due to the rush of affluent and upper middle-class people to domestic airlines, said airlines officials.
They, however, said that they might operate additional flights on different domestic routes if the demand increased. They also said that a large number of homebound people Read more

HC defers again its decision on DSC, DNC mayoral polls

July 31, 2013

The High Court on Monday deferred again its decision on the two writ petitions seeking a directive on the government and the Election Commission to announce schedule for holding stalled mayoral elections in  Dhaka North and Dhaka South cities.
A bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar Read more

Court fixes August 21 for hearing on case filed by Rony

July 31, 2013

The Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday fixed the next date on August 21 for hearing on the final report which submitted by police in connection with the case filed by lawmaker Rony.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Shariar Mahmud Adnan set the next date for hearing on submitted final report in connection with his case filed against two television Read more

Truck, covered van, lorry banned for 7 days on highways during Eid

July 31, 2013

Plying of trucks, covered vans and lorries on national and regional highways will remain suspended for seven days starting three days before the Eid-ul-Fitr.
A release issued by the communication ministry on Tuesday said that the vehicles, carrying essentials, perishable products and fuels, would remain Read more

Clash over land kills 1

July 31, 2013

A man was killed in a clash between two groups of villagers over a land related dispute at Niamatpur village in Doarabazar upazila on Monday evening.
The deceased was identified as Abul Mia, 31, son of late Soab Ali of the village.
The people of the area said there had been a longstanding conflict between Abdun Nur and Read more

BSF picks up Bangladeshi

July 31, 2013

Members of Indian Border Security Force picked up a Bangladeshi labourer from Lauergarh border in Tahirpur upazila on Monday evening.
The victim was identified as Ichha Mia, 28, of Manigaon village in the upazila.
Local people said BSF troops chased Ichha and caught him as a group of people including Read more

Runa Laila visits India on first assignment

July 30, 2013

SAARC GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
Runa Laila visits India on first assignment
Runa Laila visits India on first assignmentON her first assignment as a goodwill ambassador of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, internationally acclaimed
singer Runa Laila will leave for India tomorrow.
During the four-day programme, she will meet the Indian foreign affairs minister, home affairs minister, visit clinics and HIV centres.
Runal Laila along with leading Read more

Local, Indian artists participate

July 30, 2013

SERIGRAPH EXHIBITION AT GALLERY CHITRAK
Local, Indian artists participate
Local, Indian artists participateArtworks created by 13 Indian and two local artists using a special type of print called serigraph are on display at a weeklong exhibition at
the Gallery Chitrak in Dhanmondi.
Serigraphy is a process of printmaking that originated in China and found its way to the West in the 15th century. It is done on fabrics with a help of a stencil made of plastic or paper. Ink is applied Read more

Govt gets Tk 773cr against target of Tk 7,400cr in FY13

July 30, 2013

INVESTMENT IN SAVINGS TOOLS
Govt gets Tk 773cr against target of Tk 7,400cr in FY13
The government in the just concluded fiscal year collected only Tk 772.84 crore or 10.44 per cent of the annual target of Tk 7,400 crore in investment in the national savings certificates and bonds.
Officials of the Bangladesh Bank said the government had been forced to go for higher bank borrowing to manage its deficit financing in the FY 2012-13 due to Read more

Operators keep pressuring regulator to change 3G auction method

July 30, 2013

Some BTRC officials fear syndication in bidding
Mobile phone operators have mounted pressure on the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to change further 3G auction procedures. But BTRC officials attributed the pressure to an apparent bid to manipulate the bidding.
Officials of four operators — Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi Read more

Bourses submit schemes to BSEC proposing 19-member board

July 30, 2013

DSE, CSE DEMUTUALISATION
Bourses submit schemes to BSEC proposing 19-member board
The Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges on Monday submitted their respective demutualisation schemes to the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission with a proposal of downsizing their boards to 19 for the existing 25 members.
BSEC acting chairman Helal Uddin Nizami, also a commissioner Read more

Retailers urged to take Bangladesh safety deal further

July 30, 2013

Workers rights groups are calling on retailers to use a legally binding deal to improve safety for clothes factory workers in Bangladesh as a blueprint for
tackling similar problems elsewhere, reports Guardian.
IndustriALL, the international union group which is Read more

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