Start construction of Savar CETP by in one week

February 25, 2014

Industries minister asks contracting firm
Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu on Monday ordered the contracting firm to start construction works of the central effluent treatment plant in the tannery estate at Savar in one week.
He gave the order to the JLPCL-DCL-JV, a joint venture of Chinese firm Jiangsu Lingzhi Environmental Protection Company Limited and local firm Read more

Ambush frees JMB convicts

February 24, 2014

Policeman killed; one of 3 snatched convicts arrested
In an apparent well-planned move, a gun-totting gang ambushed a prison van at Trishal on the Dhaka –Mymensingh Highway in broad day light and managed to free three high-profile convicted members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on Sunday. A policeman was killed during the attack. Police however arrested one of the three Read more

300 JnU students injured in clash with police

February 24, 2014

At least 300 students, five teachers, JnU (Jagannath University) unit BCL president and secretary, seven journalists and 12 policemen were injured following a fierce clash between students and police over the pupils’ attempt to take control of JnU Tibbet Hall at 10am on Saturday.
The injured were rushed to the university medical centre, Read more

Many stalls breach book fair guidelines

February 24, 2014

Some 45 publishing houses and pro-Awami League bodies participating in the Amar Eksuhey Book Fair have been breaching the fair rules and regulations by displaying and selling books of other publishing houses. The ruling AL-backed stalls have put on display titles brought out by others to ensure their presence in the month-long event. As per the article 6.5 of the Read more

Bangladesh urges India to stop screening ‘Gunday’

February 24, 2014

The ministry of foreign affairs has lodged strong protests with the Indian authorities against the reported derogatory remarks and distortion of historical facts in the recently released Hindi film ‘Gunday’. ‘The matter has already been taken up officially with the Indian authorities and strong protests have been conveyed to the Indian side,’ the foreign ministry said on Sunday. Read more

I am really happy

February 24, 2014

Samarjit Roy Choudhury tells on winning Ekushey Padak
I am really happyThe seasoned artist professor Samarjit Roy Choudhury has been honoured with the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civil award, as a recognition of his kaleidoscopic journey in art, spanning over five decades.
The artist along with 14 others received the award from the prime minister at the award awarding ceremony held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Thursday. ‘Ekushey Padak is Read more

Asia Cup squad shocks Mushfiq

February 24, 2014

Skipper alleges he was not consulted by selectors
Bangladesh’s skipper Mushfiqur Rahim took an unexpected swipe at chief selector Faruk Ahmed on Sunday for ignoring him while selecting the squad for the forthcoming Asia Cup.
The wicketkeeper-batsman could not stop from showing his frustration during a press conference at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. ‘It’s difficult Read more

Kohli keen to leave the past behind

February 24, 2014

Stand-in India captain Virat Kohli said on Sunday that his side will be hoping to put their disappointing tour of New Zealand behind them and start afresh in the upcoming Asia Cup.
India, who arrived in Dhaka on Sunday, are coming off a below-par display in New Zealand, where they lost both the Test and ODI series. The Indians failed Read more

Misbah expects wide-open Cup

February 24, 2014

Misbah ul Haq expects a wide-open tournament when the 2014 Asia Cup kicks off on Tuesday but still likes his team’s chances of lifting the trophy, the Pakistan captain said on Sunday.
‘I think [it will be wide open], because these teams are equally good and all teams have ability to win against any side, so this will be a good competition,’ Read more

Salahuddin to remain SAFF supremo

February 24, 2014

Bangladesh Football Federation general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag on Sunday said that Kazi Salahuddin is expected to remain in his post of South Asian Football Federation president as he is the lone candidate. ‘BFF president Kazi Salahuddin put forward his nomination paper with the support of four countries – Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal. No other candidate Read more

Ctg, Rangpur post wins

February 24, 2014

Chittagong and Rangpur completed successful run chases on day four of the fourth round of matches in the National Cricket League on Sunday, while a stubborn final pair for Rajshahi saved a draw against Dhaka. Chittagong v Barisal Opener Mahabubul Karim’s 162 and 49 runs from Faisal Hossain took Chittagong to 295-6 and a four-wicket victory over Barisal at Read more

St Gregory win boys handball title

February 24, 2014

Saint Gregory’s High School clinched the boys’ group title of the Milk Man Mini Handball Tournament beating Dhaka Residential Model School by 23-15 goals in the final after leading the first half 10-7 at the Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium on Sunday. In the girls group, Sunnydale School lifted the crown beating Scholastica by 4-2 goals after Read more

Govt may allow duty-free safety product import for RMG sector

February 24, 2014

Tofail urges buyers to include local engineers in factory inspections
Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday assured that the government would take an initiative to ensure duty-free import of fire and building safety-related products and he would place the matter to the next cabinet meeting. ‘To make the readymade garment sector safer and compliant I will talk to the prime minister and the finance minister over the issue and the Read more

BB tightens loan facilities for bank directors, sponsors

February 24, 2014

Bangladesh Bank on Sunday issued rules and regulations on bank directors and shareholders’ taking loans from their respective banks that included a bar on waiving any loan of any director and interests that are included in the bank’s earning. The BB issued the rules and regulations in line with the amended version of the Bank Company Act 1991. It said that the total Read more

20 NRBs to get CIP status for 2011, 2012

February 24, 2014

The government is set to award 20 non-resident Bangladeshis the status of commercially important person for their outstanding contribution to the national economy in 2011 and 2012.
Of them, 19 will be awarded the status for their contribution to the economy through sending remittance in 2011 and 2012 while the other will be Read more

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