Book reading programme launched in Ctg

August 20, 2015

Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in association with bKash Ltd on Tuesday launched a book reading programme at the Chittagong Collegiate School in Chittagong. Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, founder and chief executive officer of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, and Kamal Quadir, chief executive officer of bKash Ltd, the leading mobile financial service provider in Bangladesh, Read more

Hazards of mercury poisoning go unnoticed 

August 17, 2015

Large amounts of toxic mercury, appro 58.5MT, were imported in 2014
A group of experts yesterday said mercury poisoning, a major health hazard, remains unnoticed and unheeded in Bangladesh, putting public health in jeopardy. Referring to a study conducted by the Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) on mercury poisoning, they asked for immediate steps to stop such hazards. Large amounts of Read more

4 cops killed as train rams pick-up van

August 16, 2015

At least four policemen were killed and seven others injured on Friday night while a train tossed a pick-up van off the road at Dhelapeer level crossing under Saidpur in Nilphamari.
The deceased were identified as Shamsul Haque, Maidul Islam, Shariful Islam and Faruk Hossain — constables of Saidpur Police Station. Four critically injured Read more

Yaba sweeps country

August 15, 2015

Yaba aggression has recently swept the country without any let up. No measures can keep the drug dealers at bay. Meanwhile, police nabbed a drug dealer from KB Das Road in old part of Dhaka city on Thursday night. Moreover, police seized 39,000 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets from the possession of the arrestee, who was identified as Sabbir Hossain alias Sabbir Read more

Children with disabilities demand friendly schools 

August 12, 2015

Assert their constitutional rights
Children with disabilities yesterday called for creating friendly atmosphere for them in mainstream schools, saying education was their constitutional right.
At a roundtable, speakers urged the government to ensure training for all the teachers to give extra care to such children at school. Read more

Mother, girl share glory in HSC

August 11, 2015

A woman and her daughter passed the Higher Secondary Certificate examinations this year with grade-A in Bhola municipality under the district, making the event a talk of the town.
Kawsar Jahan Shikha, 30, wife of prominent dance instructor of Bhola Shilpakala Academy Salauddin Harun passed with GPA 4.91 from Elisha Islamia Model College Read more

Ethnic minorities want constitutional recognition as ‘indigenous’

August 10, 2015

People from national minority communities on Sunday celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples across the country demanding their constitutional recognition as ‘indigenous’ and recognition of their traditional land rights in the constitution. Different socio-cultural and political organisations and groups organised discussions, rallies and processions Read more

Eid travellers to pay extra this season

July 15, 2015

Claims Bangladesh Passengers’ Welfare Assoc
Passengers have to pay Tk 11,000 crore as additional fare to travel in different modes of transport during the Eid-ul-Fitr rush, claimed a report of Bangladesh Passengers’ Welfare Association yesterday. Of the additional fare, Tk 6,225 crore will be charged in road transport, Tk 4,000 crore in water transport and Tk 775 crore in railway sector during the rush from Read more

Fake notes at ATM booths: What to do

July 5, 2015

With Eid approaching, people all over the country are withdrawing money from banks and ATM booths. Generally, the validity of notes issued from banks and booths are ensured. While there has not been any definite proof, we have heard of some claims of ATM booths issuing counterfeit money. But the problem with booths is that without a bank official present, it might be 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

Ekushey crowd in book fair

February 23, 2014

People, who went to pay tribute to the martyrs of the language movement by placing flowers at the Central Shaheed Minar, visited the Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, adding to the fair crowd arguably to the highest extent. Many attending cultural programmes in different spots on the Dhaka University campus also streamed into the fair crowd. People of Read more

Hajj pilgrims can choose any KSA-bound airline

February 21, 2014

Says High Court
The High Court yesterday declared ‘illegal’ the government’s decision directing Hajj pilgrims to choose only Biman Bangladesh Airlines or Saudi Arabia Airlines for going to Saudi Arabia.
Terming the government decision “illegal”, the HC said that the Hajj pilgrims could choose any airline while going to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. After Read more

Govt, non-govt bodies make presence felt at book fair

February 20, 2014

The stalls of government service providers and autonomous institutions have drawn a good crowd at the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair.
Besides their own publications, most of these stalls have been displaying books brought out by others, as the writers belong to the institution which has Read more

Light titles lead tally, serious books lag behind

February 19, 2014

Ekushey Book Fair
Light titles lead tally, serious books lag behind
Volumes of poetry, novels and story clinched the highest position in the tally of new books that arrived so far till the 18th day of the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Tuesday.
But serious books like volumes of essays and research-based publications witnessed a poor sale with their poor number among the new arrivals. Read more

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