Beyonce has best body, say women

February 22, 2010

Singer Beyonce is the celebrity with the best body in the eyes of British women, but males prefer Hollywood actress Megan Fox, a new survey has found, quoted metro.co.uk.
The singer topped the poll among females with 24% of the vote, but one in five men stated Transformers star Fox boasted the sexiest body and named her as the woman they would most like to sleep with if their partner gave them a celebrity pass.
The poll of 2,000 people also revealed newlywed Katie Price was losing favour with the Read more

75 out of 97 level crossings left open

February 22, 2010

Bangabandhu Bridge-Joydevpur Rail Line
75 out of 97 level crossings left open
At least 75 of the 97 level crossings on the Bangabandhu Bridge-Joydevpur rail line have been left without gates and gatemen rendering them risky for pedestrians and vehicles, reports The Daily Star.
Even the level crossings with gates and gatemen are unsafe too, as the ill-paid gatemen do not perform their duties properly.
A large number of vehicles, including heavy ones, and pedestrians pass through the level crossings everyday and quite a few accidents reportedly took place on the route since its construction.
Some 17 cloth-traders were killed when a speedy train hit a minibus carrying the traders at Read more

Chandana Majumdar on “Raat Biraatey”

February 22, 2010

Folk singer Chandana Majumdar is the guest of tonight’s episode late-night street show “Raat Biraatey”. The programme will be aired on Banglavision at 11:15pm.
Majumdar is a popular contemporary folk singer. She attained popularity through her debut album from Bengal Foundation “Bhober Ghatey”, which featured Lalon songs. Her skilful singing of Bijoy Sarkar numbers is also noticeable. She gained popularity as a playback singer through the Read more

How to Stay Happily Married

February 22, 2010

Most people dream of finding someone to love and marry. With divorce rates soaring, marriage can be a scary word. But if you go into your marriage with your eyes open and a willingness to make it work, you can stay happily married. Follow these tips to make your marriage work.
Step 1: Communicate with your spouse. Talk about everyday things and important things. Say sorry and be forgiving. You have to be a friend to get a friend. Friends really listen to each other. They don’t just wait for their turn to Read more

Slums: Human rights live here

February 21, 2010

More than 1 billion people across all continents live in slums. These communities, characterized by inadequate housing, lack of basic services, overcrowding, and high levels of violence and insecurity, are also places where residents live, work, and raise their children. Yet, many governments are failing in their duty to protect the rights of these people.
Global slum populations are growing at alarming rates. Disinvestment in Read more

Govt bank borrowing declines

February 21, 2010

The government’s dependence on bank borrowing has reduced substantially largely because of the fact that it could not utilise much of the projected allocation for implementing the annual development programme.
On the other hand, the government has paid back a large part of the bank borrowings it had Read more

Bidding for shares of Ocean Containers begins tomorrow

February 21, 2010

Institutional bidding for the shares of Ocean Containers Ltd (OCL), an off-dock service provider, will begin tomorrow under book building method. The company will be listed directly.
The three-day bidding, however, will start on Chittagong stock exchange first, as the Dhaka Stock Exchange is yet to give listing approval to the Read more

Bangladesh software to go global

February 21, 2010

Bangladesh would quickly emerge in the world market in software export as the country has tremendous potentialities in development of IT sector.
This was stated by the newly appointed Honorary Consul General of Bangladesh in Germany, Arndt Huesges in an exclusive interview with  the Read more

Rahimafrooz best distributor of Castrol in SA sub region

February 21, 2010

Rahimafrooz Distribution Limited is accredited as the best distributor of Castrol lubricant for the year 2009 in Castrol South Asian Sub Region (SASR) Partner’s Conference 2010, held in, Malaysia recently.
Having a growth rate of 45 per cent in the lubricant market of Bangladesh was the key indicator for Read more

Nokia unveils new X6

February 21, 2010

Entertainment just got a whole lot more interesting with the introduction of the new Nokia X6, the flagship music device from Nokia and a dedicated web portal to engage music lovers. Nokia unveiled this combo of full blown entertainment experience giving Bangladeshi music lovers an exciting platform to Read more

Festive flavour floats at Ekushey Book Fair

February 21, 2010

Publishers, salesmen and visitors at the Ekushey Book Fair were in a festive mood on Saturday, on the eve of Ekushey February and International Mother Language Day, reports NewAgebd.
Presence of hundreds of booklovers at the fair made the publishers and sellers happy as they were satisfied with the sales on the day when 152 new Read more

Sales up at Khulna Ekushey book fair

February 21, 2010

Sales have got momentum at the month-long Khulna Ekushey Book Fair 2010 on the premises of the Khulna Divisional Government Public Library in the Khulna city. Organised by the district administration, the fair that began on February 1 will end on February 28.
A total of seven titles by local writers have so far hit the fair till February 20, said the Read more

Toxicity lab at DU to test efficacy of locally produced drugs

February 21, 2010

The Dhaka University (DU) yesterday proposed to set up a bioequivalence and toxicity lab at its pharmacy department in order to ensure quality of locally produced drugs and widen export market for Bangladesh’s pharmaceuticals abroad.
The proposal came at a regional seminar held at the Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University, amid Read more

British Council extends its edn services in Ctg

February 21, 2010

The British Council extended its educational services here at the port city Chittagong by opening two resource centres in partnership with the Shishu Academy and Chittagong City Corporation-run Premier University.
Students (children to university goers) and professionals of the port city now can be more Read more

Trouble flares in hills again

February 21, 2010

2 ethnic people die in army firing, Bangalee settlers torch 200 houses
At least two indigenous persons were claimed by the authorities to have been killed as the army opened fire on agitated indigenous people feuding with settlers in remote Gangaram Mukh area of Baghaichhari upazila in the Read more

Homage paid to language movement martyrs

February 21, 2010

The nation paid homage to the language movement martyrs a minute after midnight past Saturday, with thousands of people walking barefooted to the shaheed minars across the country with wreaths and flowers.
People in Dhaka started streaming along the roads leading to the Central Shaheed Minar on the Dhaka University campus to place flowers at the altar of the monument after state dignitaries, political leaders, diplomats and representatives of Read more

Govt plans downsizing manpower in admin

February 21, 2010

The government plans to outsource lower-grade jobs and make the position of assistant officers, who should have a minimum graduation and computer literacy, the lowest rank in civil service.
The draft of the civil service act 2010 proposes that general services should be outsourced to Read more

Malnutrition takes a toll of nearly 240 children every day in country

February 21, 2010

Around 240 children die every day in the country because of malnutrition while around 110 babies die for not giving breast milk within one hour of birth, paediatric specialists and nutritionists said.
Khurshid Talukder, paediatrician and research coordinator of Centre for Women and Child Read more

Shaheed Minar incorporated into UN web site

February 21, 2010

Shaheed Minar, the memorial of the historic Language Movement of 1952, has been incorporated into the UN website for the first time on the occasion of International Mother Language Day.
The website was launched in New York on Friday. The International Mother Language Day website Read more

PM for liberal society

February 21, 2010

Hands over Ekushey Padak 2010
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged people of all strata to help build Bangladesh as a knowledge-based, liberal and non-communal country free from prejudices being imbued with the spirit of the great language movement.
She also called upon the country’s artists, poets, writers and other intellectuals to Read more

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