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

Painters, artists have their shares in book fair

February 18, 2014

Many visitors to the Amar Ekushey Book Fair are found gathering around painters and artists to get their face painted with pictures in different colours.
Around 50 painters are found every day at the fair ground — both at the Bangla Academy premise and its extended part of Suhrawardy Udyan — who Read more

Bookworms’ interests ebb away with drizzle

February 18, 2014

Continuous drizzle put a damper on the interests of the book lovers to the Ekushey Book Fair in the last two days till Monday, causing a less turnout than usual. The climate rather turned the situation at the fair venue–both the Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan segments–completely messy, much to the disgust of the visitors as well as traders. Read more

Pry students mourn fellows’ death

February 18, 2014

Picnic Bus Accident
Pry students mourn fellows’ death
Students of all primary schools on Monday mourned the death of seven of their fellows who died in a traffic accident at Chaugachha in Jessore.
The government on Sunday declared mourning in all primary schools for Monday after the seven schoolchildren – Ankhi, 10, Suriya, 8, Shanta, 6, Mithila, 7, Read more

HSC, equivalent exams begin April 3

February 18, 2014

The Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations of 2014 will begin on April 3, said an education ministry statement on Monday.
The examinations were supposed to begin on April 1, but were deferred by two days after a request from the Election Commission because of the Read more

54,412 get pry scholarship

February 17, 2014

A total of 54,412 students got primary scholarship this year, the minister for primary and mass education minister, Mostafizur Rahman, said on Sunday.
Of the 54,412 students, 21,978 received talent-pool scholarship and 32,434 students general scholarship, he said at a press briefing at the Read more

Artworks of Bangladeshi artists selected for UNESCO exhibition

February 16, 2014

Artworks of Rokeya Sultana and Kanak Chanpa Chakma, two women artists of Bangladesh, have been selected for exhibition at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
UNESCO director general Irina Bokova will inaugurate the exhibition on March 7 and it will remain open to public till March 21. The exhibition Read more

Knowledge combines with love at book fair

February 15, 2014

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Friday reached a new height, with knowledge being combined with the message of universal love on Valentine Day.
Holiday crowd and brimming number of enthusiast couples were found swarming the fair venues, inside the Bangla Academy and its extended part Read more

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