Campbell Given All-Clear For Haiti Trip

May 23, 2010

NAOMI CAMPBELL has been given permission to fly to Haiti after a previously planned trip was called off due to an outbreak of malaria.
The supermodel hosted star-studded catwalk shows as part of her Fashion For Relief campaign to aid recovery in the Caribbean country, which was struck by a massive tremor in January (10).
She was due to fly there in April (10) to distribute the donations she helped raise and lend a hand to survivors but the charity mission was Read more

How will it respond to predicted climate change?

May 23, 2010

Kuakata Biodiversity
How will it respond to predicted climate change?
Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman
KUAKATA, locally known as Sagar Kannya (daughter of the sea) is located in the southwest of Bangladesh. Next to Cox’s Bazar it is the second most famous sea beach of this country. And Kuakata is one of the rarest sea beaches of the world, which has a rare scenic beauty offering the full view of the rising and setting of crimson sun in the water of the Bay of Bengal. This 30 km long and 03 km wide beach has a typical natural setting and sandy as gently sloping into the Bay of Bengal.
It is 70 km away from Patuakhali district headquarters and Read more

UGC takes up Tk 681cr project on higher edn, research

May 23, 2010

The University Grants Com-mission has undertaken a Tk 681 crore project titled ‘Higher Education Quality Enhance-ment Project’ for improving the quality of higher education and research in the country, reports UNB.
The International Development Association, a soft lending arm of the World Bank, will provide Tk Read more

Govt asked for digital Bangladesh roadmap

May 23, 2010

A prominent lawmaker of the Awami League-led alliance on Saturday expressed apprehensions about proper allocation for information and communication technology sector in the next budget in keeping with the government’s pre-election pledge to build a digital Bangladesh.
Hasanul Haque Inu, chairman of the parliamentary standing on post and telecommunications Read more

Govt asked to help boost solar energy use

May 23, 2010

A parliamentary body has asked the government to offer tax- and duty-free benefits to all solar accessories in the next budget to encourage faster expansion of green energy, its chairman said at a discussion in Dhaka yesterday.
“Our existing energy sources will deplete in the years to come. So, we will have to go for solar Read more

Islami Bank re-elects chairman

May 23, 2010

Abu Nasser Muhammad Abduz Zaher, representative of lbn Sina Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, was re-elected chairman and Yousif Ahdullah Al-Rajhi, representative of Al-Rajhi Company for Industry & Trade, KSA and Mustafa Anwar were also re-elected vice-chairmen of Read more

HSBC signs MoU with Etihad Airways

May 23, 2010

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Bangladesh has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Etihad Airways.
Under the agreement, HSBC select customers would receive preferential rates and privileged Read more

Rooftop gardening to help protect city environment

May 23, 2010

Speakers at a workshop on environment in Dhaka on Saturday said rooftop gardening could immensely help protect environment as well as biodiversity in the capital city.
Paribesh Bachao Andolon and Sweet Heaven Garden jointly organised the workshop followed by a display on environment in Siddheshwari in Read more

Dr Raihan made senior adviser to Orbis Asia

May 23, 2010

Dr Abu Raihan, country director of Orbis International in Bangladesh, has recently been appointed as the senior adviser to the Orbis Asia programme, says a press release.
Dr Raihan will now oversee the strategic direction of Orbis programmes in Asia, quality of programmes and development of regional resources and professional linkages in Asia. His Read more

It’s all because of WC

May 23, 2010

30 hurt; cops fire shots to tame fans of Brazil, Argentina
A clash between football fans of Brazil and Argentina at two villages in Bera upazila of Pabna left 30 people, including five policemen, injured yesterday morning.
Police and locals said the clash between the residents of Sheikhpara and Dakshinpara started Read more

5 lakh mobile sets enter illegally every month

May 23, 2010

At least five lakh mobile sets out of about 45 lakh are entering the country every month in an illegal way due to imposition of more tax on import of mobile phone sets.
Mobile Phone Importers Association leaked out the information at a pre-budget discussion at the spectra convention centre in the city on Read more

Brothers draw with Shuktara

May 23, 2010

Ctg MSC win
Shuktara Juba Sangsad earned another valuable point forcing Brothers Union to share points after a goalless draw in the Citycell Bangladesh League on Saturday.
Held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Shuktara Juba Sangsad of Narayanganj, who are still facing relegation threat, obtained 16 points from 22 matches with two matches remaining to Read more

Moderate drinkers have better health than teetotallers’

May 22, 2010

People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol have better health on average than those who are teetotal, according to a major new study.
The study indicates that moderate drinkers have lower rates of heart disease, obesity and depression than people who abstain from alcohol entirely, quoted The Telegraph
But while recent research has highlighted the health-giving properties of wine and some other Read more

3-day bank card fair begins

May 22, 2010

A three-day ‘Bank Card Fair’ to showcase services of credit and debit cards began in the city’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Friday.
The country’s leading banks and financial institutions set up 40 stalls at the card fair, the first of its kind in the country, organised by a business weekly Read more

Green activists place 6-point demand to save River Meghna

May 22, 2010

Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan has demanded immediate prevention of land encroachments, complete removal of wastes from rivers and adoption of ‘free river’ policy instead of ‘river boundary’ policy to save the rivers of the country including the River Meghna.
The organisers also placed a six-point charter of demands in a rally at the National Press Club in Read more

Zonta Club IV executives

May 22, 2010

Munira Naim and Najmi Moyeen have been elected president and secretary of Zonta Club IV-Dhaka recently, says a pres release. The election was held at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the club.
Other members of the executive committee for 2010-12 are 1st vice-president Farha Lazina Sumi, Read more

Nuclear power plants with Russian aid

May 22, 2010

Dhaka, Moscow sign agreement
Bangladesh and Russia signed yesterday a five-year “Framework Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of the Use of Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes” having the way for the establishment of nuclear power plants to meet the growing power needs of the country.
In a press release, the foreign ministry said that state minister for science and ICT Architect Read more

PM opens Tongi flyover tomorrow

May 22, 2010

May 20: Finally Ahsanullah Master flyover at Tongi of Gazipur  is ready for inauguration. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to formally open the flyover on Sunday. After the inauguration ceremony the fly over will be opened for all. The authority expected that communication will be easier without using the Dhaka Read more

Abahani’s hattrick closer

May 22, 2010

Dhaka Abahani Limited need just one point from last two matches for their hat-trick championship celebration of the Citycell Bangladesh League when they escaped with a 2-1 victory against Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra on Friday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
It was 21st victory out of 22 outings that kept them on 33 matches unbeaten at stretch and Read more

Lions tame Tigers

May 22, 2010

Bangladesh received a severe blow to their confidence ahead of the first Test against England when the English Lions handed them a nine-wicket defeat on the third day of the four-day match at county cricket ground in Derbyshire on Friday.
Resuming the day at 139 for nine Bangladesh could add only 22 runs to their overnight total Read more

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