Stocks fall below 4,000pt mark

September 30, 2013

Dhaka stocks declined on Sunday, the first trading session of the week, as the benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange DSEX fell below the 4,000-point mark after one-and-a-half months due to investors’ inactivity on the trading floor.
The DSEX lost 1.11 per cent, or 44.58 points, Read more

Tesco coerced Liberty into shutting down factory

September 30, 2013

Alleges factory owner, demands Tk 300 crore in damages
The owner of Savar-based Liberty Fashion Wears on Sunday alleged that British retailer Tesco had coerced them into shutting down the factory.
He made the allegation at a press conference at the National Press Club in the city. Liberty also demanded Tk 300 crore as damages from Read more

Nazmul awaits NSC carrot

September 30, 2013

Nazmul Hasan’s desire to become the first elected president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board hinges on the will of the National Sports Council after he decided against participating in the October 10 election for a directorship. Nazmul, the incumbent BCB president, has long expressed his desire to retain the post and has thrown his weight behind the ad hoc committee Read more

Saber demands postponement of BCB election

September 30, 2013

Election commission receives 14 objections over councillorship
Former BCB president Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Sunday demanded that the Bangladesh Cricket Board election schedule should either be cancelled or postponed unless a written copy of the Supreme Curt directive is obtained. Saber placed his demand to the election commission in the afternoon and sought a written explanation over some of his queries that Read more

Mehedy remains U-19 captain for WI tour

September 30, 2013

The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the Under-19 squad for next month’s tour of the West Indies on Sunday, with Mehedy Hasan retaining the captaincy despite the team’s poor tour of England in August. The tri-nation series in England, which was won by Pakistan U-19, saw Bangladesh win just one match in Mehedy’s first competition as the U-19 captain, Read more

BKSP dominate age-group swimming

September 30, 2013

The 29th Bashundhara National Age-Group Swimming Competition came to an end at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Mirpur on Sunday, with BKSP maintaining their utter dominance in the sport. BKSP won 58 gold, 44 silver and 29 bronze medals from 100 events during the three-day competition. Bangladesh Ansar grabbed 15 gold, 19 silver Read more

BJMC clinch women’s handball title

September 30, 2013

Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) clinched title of the Invitational National Women’s Handball Tournament crushing Rangamati district by 27-4 goals in the final held Sunday at the Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Handball Stadium. The winners led the first half by 20-3 goals.
In the day’s final, Shirina of BJMC scored Read more

JU teachers go on strike again

September 29, 2013

Agitating teachers of Jahangirnagar University teamed up as General Teachers’ Forum began a three-day strike on Saturday to press for the resignation of vice-chancellor Anwar Hossain. Teachers said that they went on the strike as the commission investigating the crisis at the university over the demand for the resignation of the vice-chancellor failed to end Read more

DU regd graduate reps’ elections held

September 29, 2013

The third and final phase of elections of 25 registered graduate representatives to the Dhaka University senate was held at three polling centres on the university campus on Saturday.
About 20,000 registered graduates cast their vote in the elections held between 10:00am and 5:00pm, the university registrar, Syed Rezaur Rahman, Read more

Poly students, teachers threaten to boycott exams

September 29, 2013

Students and teachers of polytechnic institutes across the country on Saturday declared to boycott their final examinations of the 2nd,4th, 6th and 8th semesters, demanding immediate change in the 2008 gazette that identifies diploma professionals as supervisors, not engineers, reports UNB. The declaration of the exam boycott came from the leaders of Read more

Aduri torture case to be shifted to STT

September 29, 2013

Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Benazir Ahmed said on Saturday that the case of torture of domestic help Aduri would be transferred to the speedy trial tribunal.
‘It’s a brutal act. We’re contacting the ministry of home affairs to transfer the case to the speedy trial tribunal so that the criminal is punished Read more

Fire breaks out at SBMC hostel

September 29, 2013

Property worth about Tk 5 lakh was gutted in a fire at Zamilur Rahman Hostel of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College on Saturday. Jalilur Rahman, duty officer of Barisal Fire Service Station, said the fire originated from an electric short circuit at room 210 and damaged property worth about Tk 5 lakh. M Sharfuzzaman Rubel, superintendent of the hostel, said Zubayer Hossain, Read more

3 electrocuted in Ctg

September 29, 2013

Three workers of Dye Ammonia Phosphate, a state-owned fertiliser company, were electrocuted on Saturday evening at 5:00pm in the port city.
The deceased are Shahabuddin, 30, Maruf, 20 and Waij Uddin, 40.
Sub-inspector of Chittagong Medical College Read more

USTC students besiege pro-VC’s office

September 29, 2013

Students of University of Science and Technology, Chittagong on Saturday besieged the office of pro-vice-chancellor AHM Ishaque Chowdhury as the authorities concerned failed to meet their demands within the deadline set by them. The agitating students formed a human chain in front of the university in the morning and at one stage, they laid siege to the office Read more

13,000 Yaba tablets seized

September 29, 2013

Rapid Action Battalion on Saturday arrested an alleged drug peddler in the capital’s Dhanmondi area in possession of 13,000 Yaba tablets.
The RAB was interrogating the accused, Harun or Rashid, 27, to unearth details about
the crime after his arrest Saturday afternoon. Read more

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