Dhaka motor show starts on June 23

June 10, 2022

Dhaka Motor Show that will be a glittering showcase of the World automobile and auto component industry, where brand new cars and motorcycles will be on display, will take place between June 23 and 25 at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka.
CEMS-Global USA, a professional multinational exhibition and convention organiser based in New York, will organise the event.
The Dhaka Motor Show could not be organised in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 Read more

Turkish Cuisine Week being celebrated in Dhaka

May 25, 2022

The Turkish Embassy in Dhaka is celebrating Turkish Cuisine Week at its premises from May 21-27.
Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Osman Turan inaugurated the exciting evening of culinary adventure yesterday (May 24, 2022), reads a press release issued by the embassy.
Held for the first time this year, Turkish Cuisine Week aims to showcase Turkish dishes in their original glory. It is being celebrated across the world with events where meals are prepared with creative presentations by world-famous cooks from Read more

Once a place of comfort, now lies abandoned

April 24, 2022

Renovation work of Pantha Kunja Park remains halted for three years
Dipan Nandy
On hot summer days, when the scorching heat would leave pedestrians exhausted, the park would serve as a resting place. Mornings would see clusters of people belonging to different age groups flocking for routine workouts. In the golden hours of the afternoons, the triangular park became a place for light chats.
However, the scenes drastically changed for Pantha Kunja Park at Karwan Bazar intersection when Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) took the initiative to revamp it in 2018.
The initiative was taken to Read more

First jewellery expo begins

March 18, 2022

A three-day Bangladesh Jewellery Expo-2022 opened at International Convention City Bashundhara yesterday, organised by Bangladesh Jewellers Association (Bajus) to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the country’s golden jubilee of independence.
Bajus hopes that the fair, the first of its kind in the country, would help develop the local gold jewellery industry by bringing in more buyers from home and abroad.
Echoing the same, Gulazar Ahmed Read more

An effort to make full use of Dhaka’s spaces

March 12, 2022

To emphasise the importance of fully utilising spaces in Dhaka, which is facing a dearth of playgrounds and open spaces, social organisation Bhumijo arranged a children’s fair in the front yard of its public toilet facility at Raowa Club in the capital’s Mohakhali on Thursday.
The children’s fair, titled “Golpo Gane, Rong Tulite Amader Desh Amar Shohor”, had various arrangements like arts and crafts activities and storytelling. There was also an exhibition of children’s paintings as well, says a press release.
Following Bangabandhu’s dream for Read more

Furryghor: A foster home for your furbabies

March 5, 2022

Furryghor, the first-ever boarding house for pet animals in Bangladesh, where a person can keep their cats and dogs temporarily with safety and security maintaining hygiene, began its journey at Mirpur Zoo Road in Dhaka city.
The founding owners of Furryghor said that they felt the urge to set up a boarding house for pet animals as there was no such place in Bangladesh where a pet owner could keep their animals for daycare or night stay.
A total of 14 cats and three Read more

Boi Mela extended till March 17

March 1, 2022

The Amar Ekushey Boi Mela has been extended till March 17 as the COVID-19 situation improves across the country, bringing the total duration of its run-time to 31 days – the longest in the history.
The announcement of the extension has satisfied publishers, to say the least. According to them, the sales this year has matched their expectations so far, which means the 17-day extension can make up for much of the losses faced during the pandemic.
“This year’s fair has been going well from the very beginning. Not only the Read more

Khazana celebrates 20th anniversary

January 9, 2022

Khazana, one of Dhaka most popular restaurants, is proudly celebrating its 20th year in business.
“Reaching 20 years in business is a huge milestone for Khazana”, Avishek Sinha, CEO of Khazana commented.
He added that since they first opened their doors, they have continuously ensured to push the boundaries and consistently hit high-standards in both the service and the preparation of their dishes.
“In two decades this ethos has never once changed,” he added, and continued, “Over the years, Khazana has become the Read more

Buffet Brunch at Bahar, Renaissance Dhaka

October 7, 2021

Renaissance Dhaka’s Buffet Brunch will now be a regular feature at Bahar multi-cuisine restaurant, as the perfect way to highlight the weekend options on Friday and Saturday, said a press release.
After the success of their breakfast offerings, this is the upgraded version with an expanded buffet spread.
There will be a dedicated egg counter with adored breakfast creations – live omelette station, fried eggs, egg benedict with all condiments – baked beans, chicken sausage, turkey bacon, hash browns. Indulge in the Read more

Dhaka metro rail formal test run started

August 29, 2021

Bangladesh’s first ever metro train service has started its test run on the viaduct in the capital.
The formal test run started from Uttara at 11:54am. on sunday after Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the event by waving a green flag at the depot in Dhaka’s Diabari..
The minister told reporters that after a total of 14 months of performance test – which includes five months of trial run – the commercial operation of metro rail in Dhaka will begin by the end of 2022.
“We will inaugurate three Read more

Metro rail: Rolling out in the open on August 29

August 27, 2021

The authorities are all set to start operating of a metro train on the viaduct on Sunday, touching a new milestone in the country’s first ever metro rail project.
On that day, a train will run from Uttara to Mirpur Pallabi station at 10 am. As a precautionary measure, the metro rail run from Diabari to Pallabi station in the city on Friday. Metrorail runs from 8 am to 10 am in the heart of the city. There was no problem in running the metro rail.
Metrorail Project Manager ABM Arifur Rahman said that Metrorail has been run as Read more

Many Dhaka areas without drinkable water supply

July 9, 2015

Situation has been such for years
Many Dhaka areas without drinkable water supplyResidents of some parts of the capital have been facing a drinking water crisis for the last several years. The water they are supplied with has a bad odour. Families living in parts of Mugda, Bashabo, Kadamtola, Maniknagar, Mayakanon, Tilpapara and Manda have been suffering the most.
The water, however, can be used for bathing, cooking and doing other household chores.
Mohammad Delowar Hossain, a resident of Mugda Jheel Par, said every week he collects about 60 litres of water from a Wasa pump Read more

Thousands greet Falgun

February 14, 2014

Thousands greet FalgunAs the sun pierced through the mists of dawn, the choir under the yellow flower laden Bokul tree at the compound of the Fine Arts Institute of the Dhaka University greeted the first day of the Falgun, the Spring, yesterday. Hundreds in yellow and crimson raiment gathered to bid adieu to the winter.
Though the morning chill of the fading winter was still tendering with a pleasant cool air blowing, dissipating the fragrance of the flowers around, down from the marigolds to the mango trees in bloom, the singers sang along Read more

JU campus turns into tourist spot

December 28, 2013

JU campus turns into tourist spotHundreds of nature lovers are thronging the Jahangirnagar University campus every day to watch the migratory birds twittering and swimming in the campus lakes.
Now, the dawn breaks on the campus with the sweet twittering and chirping of the migratory birds.
The presence of a huge number birds has turned the campus into a tourist spot where people are coming from different places to enjoy the beauty of the birds.
Different types of migratory birds are gathering on the campus with the advent of Read more

Tougher days ahead for pedestrians as city walkways vanishing

November 23, 2013

Tougher days ahead for pedestrians as city walkways vanishingWalking on the Dhaka city’s footpaths with a sense of comfort has become unimaginable because of their poor maintenance with slabs missing or broken and encroachment by hawkers, vehicles and kiosks, piling garbage and construction activity.
‘I’m an avid walker and I want to do that in the evenings these days, but now I’m thinking about giving it up because I cannot do it leisurely; we have to get onto to the road because the footpaths are filled with garbage or parked with vehicles. And where apartment buildings Read more

Overhead cables not yet removed

October 11, 2013

Overhead cables not yet removedTangles of Internet and television cables hanging overhead on many footpaths in the capital have not been removed yet, leaving the pedestrians to face hazards and exposed to fatal accidents.
Pedestrians in different city parts have alleged negligence of the authorities concerned while the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission authorities have claimed that they launch regular drives in this regard.
Sanjida Ria, a resident of Dhanmondi, told New Age they cannot walk along the Read more

Water polluted: Waste piles up

October 7, 2013

Hatirjheel starts stinking
Water polluted: Waste piles up
Water polluted- Waste piles upHatirjheel Project, the much talked about recreation centre, is losing its appeal and attraction and started to stinking now.
Sources said when it rains, solid waste mixed with it enters the Hatirjheel-Begunbari Lake, and thereby, pollutes the lake water.
Most of the visitors do not apply civic sense when they go to the project area. They carry with them soft drinks bottles, polythene filled with ground nut, biscuits and newspaper and leave those there after use. Since those are not Read more

SCC sets up railings to save footpaths

October 4, 2013

SCC sets up railings to save footpathsThe Sylhet City Corporation authorities have taken an initiative to build iron railings along the city streets so that the vendors cannot
reoccupy the reclaimed footpaths.
Sources in the Nagar Bhaban have said the authorities decided to construct iron railings gradually along all main roads in the city centre to keep the footpaths free of street vendors. ‘Initially the corporation has started installing iron fence along the footpaths in front the Nagar Bhaban compound, Sylhet head post Read more

Frosh Fest held at BRAC University

October 2, 2013

Frosh Fest held at BRAC UniversityBRAC University on Tuesday organised a daylong Frosh Fest at the indoor game zone of its campus in the capital to welcome the newly enrolled students.
This year, BRAC University chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators arranged and coordinated the festival, in which forty clubs participated.
They set up colourful stalls, club exhibits and registration booths for membership.
Professor Fuad Hassan Mallick, pro-vice-chancellor of the university, inaugurated the Read more

Wastes litter Dhaka city roads

September 17, 2013

Wastes litter Dhaka city roadsHundreds of tonnes of solid wastes lie scattered and uncollected on the roads and lanes of the capital every day, hindering pedestrians’ movement and causing health hazards and environment pollution.
Every day nearly 1500 tonnes of solid wastes are left unattended by the Dhaka South City Corporation and the Dhaka North City Corporation.
At Eskaton, near a school,
there is a city corporation dustbin.
Pedestrians, especially students of the educational institution, every day Read more

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