Apparel workers to get Tk 3,000 at entry point

July 30, 2010

Govt announces new wage structure
The government announced on Thursday a revised wage structure, unanimously recommended by the tripartite Minimum Wage Board, for the apparel industry workers.
The workers, however, have to wait at least for three months to get the new wages as the employers took the time while signing the wage agreement on Thursday, reports NewAge.
The labour minister, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossian, announced the new wage structure at a news conference at his office, in the Read more

Office hours revised for Ramadan

July 30, 2010

Cabinet okays 9:00am to 3:30pm
Office hours during Ramadan will be from 9:00am to 3:30pm for government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous organisations.
The cabinet at its regular weekly meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat yesterday fixed the new Read more

30th BCS tests start today

July 30, 2010

The preliminary tests of 30th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations will be held today.
Over 1.31 lakh applicants will sit for the first-round exams in 110 centres across the country from 10:00am, competing for 2,572 posts of various cadres, said Public Service Commission (PSC) Read more

HC asks BIWTA to dismantle ‘recreation centre’ on Buriganga

July 30, 2010

The High Court on Thursday asked the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority to dismantle in a month a ‘recreation centre’ being constructed on a char in the middle of the River Buriganga at Kamrangirchar in Read more

Dhaka joins global move to save tigers

July 30, 2010

Bangladesh joins hand with 12 other Tiger Range Countries (TRC) to save global tiger population.
Tiger is treated as one of the most critically endangered animals fast disappearing from the world. Only 3,200 big cats [Penthera Tigris] of five sub-species exist in the wild of 13 countries including Read more

Save Shuvadda canal from grabbers

July 30, 2010

Environmentalists urge govt
Environmentalists yesterday demanded that the government dismantle illegal establishments erected on the Shuvadda canal to protect it from the grabbers.
They made the demand from a rally organised by the Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) in front Read more

George Clooney’s Girlfriend Cocaine Scandal

July 30, 2010

Elisabetta Canalis, George Clooney’s most recent sweetheart had been mentioned in a cocaine scandal in Italy. According to reports, a prostitute in Italy claimed that in 2007 she and Canalis did cocaine together in a private club. She added that the models use to come to the clubs and entertain the VIP guests. Officials say that the celebrities were given free cocaine from people who wanted to be seen with them. Both clubs were closed down on July 26.
The testimony was given before Canalis started dating Read more

Miranda Kerr is ‘pregnant’

July 29, 2010

Miranda Kerr will have a “crazy-hot baby”.
The pregnant Australian catwalk beauty’s fellow Victoria’s Secret model Jessica White has congratulated Miranda and her husband Orlando Bloom on their happy news and insists the tot couldn’t get a better start in life when it comes to good looking genes.
Jessica told America’s OK! magazine: “She’s preggos! I’m very excited.
“I’m happy for her. Love is in the air, and good for her. I think Read more

Fans facing hard time to track real Madhuri

July 29, 2010

Bollywood once sought after actress Madhuri Dixit Nene wants to establish contact with her fans but unfortunately, she is not able to do so. She is finding difficulty to prove her real identity in the social networking site, ‘Twitter’. There are so many fake accounts in her name that fans are having a hard time to track the real Madhuri and chat with the ‘Dhak Dhak’ lady, reports bollywoodmantra.com. As per report, Madhuri has joined the social networking site on May 30. Verification of the Read more

Inadequate icing, chemical use cause 12pc fish harvest loss

July 29, 2010

More than 12 per cent of the country’s fish harvest is lost due to ignorance and negligence in management and processing at different stages from the harvest to retail distribution, reports NewAge.
Nearly 25 per cent fish are consumed fresh while only a portion of the 40 per cent fish that require icing are properly processed, according to the findings of a recent survey.
Except hilsa, prawn, shrimp, pomfret and other high valued marine species, ideal icing is not practiced for other fishes causing an average loss of Read more

Fishermen, traders count loss for want of ice

July 29, 2010

Frequent Outages in Patuakhali, Barguna
Fishermen, traders count loss for want of ice
Fishermen and fish traders in the coastal areas of Patuakhali and Barguna districts are facing losses due to storage problem as ice production has greatly reduced following frequent power cuts and low voltages, reports The Daily Star.
Fishermen have to sell fishes including hilsa for almost half the usual prices in local markets as they cannot store it due to lack of ice and cold storage in the area.
Failing to manage sufficient ice, many trawlers waiting at Mohipur fish landing station in Kalapara upazila under Patuakhali district could Read more

Garment workers’ minimum wage fixed at Tk 3,000

July 29, 2010

The wage board has recommended raising the minimum monthly pay for garment workers to Tk 3,000 from Tk 1662.50.
The proposed raise is 80 percent on the present wage of an entry-level worker, board Chairman Read more

Jessore river leased out for fish farming

July 29, 2010

The land ministry has finally leased out a stretch of 103.66 acres of the Mukteshwari river for fish farming for the next six years.
A meeting of the National Water-body Management Committee took the decision on July 26 Read more

Gulshan-Tejgaon link road users suffer because of a bridge

July 29, 2010

Users of the city’s Gulshan-Tejgaon link road have been suffering seriously for more than one year due to delay in construction of a bridge on the road. The scheduled time of completion of the bridge was July 8, 2010 but the authorities again changed the schedule and fixed it on June 2011, reports The New Nation.
Contractor Abul and Brothers started the construction work of the bridge in July last year but the work got slowed down till February due to Read more

Western Marine launches ice-class vessels

July 29, 2010

Marking a milestone in the shipbuilding industry, Western Marine Shipyard Ltd has rolled out two ice-class vessels. “These are specially designed vessels,” said Md Saiful Islam, chairman of Western Marine. Ice-class ships have strengthened hulls to enable them to navigate through Read more

Metal Plus launches Indian generator

July 29, 2010

Metal Plus Ltd Tuesday launched an Indian brand of diesel generator, Eicher Engines, in Dhaka.
The generator features include low fuel consumption and a 250-litre tank, for a continuous run time of up to 2,500 hours. The generator has one-year warranty with ready availability of spares and Read more

Salman F Rahman new IFIC Bank chairman

July 29, 2010

Beximco Group vice-chairman Salman F Rahman has been unanimously elected as the IFIC Bank chairman at an emergency board meeting held on Monday. He is also a sponsor shareholder of the bank, said a Read more

StanChart appoints new HR head

July 29, 2010

Shah Masud Imam, will be heading Standard Chartered Bank’s Human Resources function in Bangladesh with effect from August 1.
Imam has been with the bank for the last five years in various senior roles, most recently as Read more

BRAC Bank opens branch at North Gulshan

July 29, 2010

BRAC Bank opened a new branch at North Gulshan in the city on Tuesday.
BRAC founder and chairperson Fazle Hasan Abed inaugurated branch in presence of the bank’s chairman, Muhammad A (Rumee) Ali, said Read more

City Bank American Express Lounge launched at airport

July 29, 2010

City Bank American Express Lounge was launched at Hazrat Shahajalal International Airport on Tuesday.
The lounge, to be managed by Dhaka Sheraton Hotel, will cater the American Express Gold Credit Card members provided facilities like complementary food and beverage and Wi-Fi internet access and other Read more

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