Transport worker murdered

November 30, 2010

Criminals yesterday killed a transport worker and dumped the body into the Turag River at Salehpur’s Bashudha Housing area in the city outskirts Savar.
Police detained two alleged killers of the transport worker after a mob gave the two a good beating.
The deceased Mohammad Sujon, 19, of Aminbazar area was a driver’s assistant of a Read more

Adamjee Cant School golden jubilee on Dec 23, 24

November 30, 2010

The golden jubilee of Adamjee Cantonment School and College in Dhaka will be held on December 23 and 24 on its premises, says a press release.
An agreement on this regard was signed between Desh TV, as co-partner of the event, Radio Today, as media partner, and the institution Read more

Sunbeams students win Lucknow’s choral singing competition

November 30, 2010

A group of students from Sunbeams School in Dhaka won the ‘Most Outstanding Team’ award in a choral singing competition at Celesta International 2010 held in the Indian city of Lucknow from November 17 to 21.
The team of students performed a patriotic song to win the award at the event, which provides a golden opportunity for Asian teenagers to showcase their talents in the fields of choral singing, Read more

Suchitra Sen Film Festival opens

November 29, 2010

The second Suchitra Sen Film Festival began in Pabna, hometown of the screen legend, last Friday amidst festivity. Seasoned filmmaker Amjad Hossain inaugurated the eight-day festival at the Town Hall (Mukto Moncho) premises.
“One of the few true screen legends in the sub-continent, Suchitra Sen had made immeasurable contribution to Bangla cinema,” chief guest Amjad Hossain said at the inauguration of the Read more

Misleading AIDS info dangeraous for nation

November 29, 2010

Speakers tell roundtable
Disseminating accurate information on HIV/AIDS and their usage in daily life are the key to prevent spread of the deadly disease, panelists told a roundtable yesterday.
As there is no treatment of the disease, prevention is the only way to ward off the fatal infection, they said, adding that wrong or misleading information Read more

JS caucus demands constitutional recognition of ethnic minorities

November 29, 2010

Places 11-pt constitutional amendment proposal
A Jatiya Sangsad caucus on Sunday came up with an 11-point proposal for instituting constitutional recognition of the country’s ethnic minorities.
Convener of the JS caucus on indigenous peoples Rashed Khan Menon in a written statement presented their recommendations at a news Read more

Twelve killed in road accidents

November 29, 2010

At least 12 people were killed and another was injured in separate road accidents in Pabna, Gopalganj, Bagerhat, Chapainawabganj and Narayanganj districts on Saturday and yesterday.
Our correspondent from Pabna reports: A child was killed in a road accident on Bhangura-Faridpur highway at Berhawlia village of the district on Read more

CDA changes flyover plans

November 29, 2010

Number of flyovers reduces while cost doubles
The Chittagong Development Authority has decided against constructing two of the five flyovers it had originally planned to build to ease traffic congestions in the city.
The prime minister had earlier in the year laid the foundation stones of the flyovers in different parts of the city Read more

New English language test for people to join partner in UK

November 29, 2010

A new English language requirement will be introduced today for non-European migrants who, as of today, apply for a visa to go or remain in the UK as a partner or spouse of a British citizen or person settled there.
Applicants will need to show that they can speak and understand English to a basic level. They will usually meet this requirement by passing an English language test with a UK Border Agency-approved Read more

British Council to hold 4-month Tagore festival

November 29, 2010

The British Council will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore through a four-month long festival to be held in between next February and May.
The festival programmes include a fashion show, a creative writing workshop, a music show on TV and a dance drama.
The British Council unveiled the festival plan at a press conference Read more

Equal rights of women demanded

November 29, 2010

Sundarbans Resources
Equal rights of women demanded
Speakers at a workshop demanded equal rights of women and men to the resources of the Sundarbans, pointing out that women often face attack, discrimination, and harassment while collecting the forest resources.
They also demanded of the government to give state recognition to the profession of the Read more

$7m Korean support for two projects likely

November 29, 2010

The Korean government is considering a grant of 7 million US dollars for implementation of two projects in the field of ICT and vocational training in Bangladesh.
According to Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Bangladesh office sources, a three-member team of Korean delegation has completed Read more

US official Alyssa Ayres arrives

November 29, 2010

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alyssa Ayres arrived here yesterday for a five-day visit.
During the visit, she will hold meetings with politicians, senior public officials, civil society groups, entrepreneurs and media, says a press statement of the US Embassy in Read more

DU Ga unit result published

November 29, 2010

Result of Ga unit (business studies faculty) admission test of Dhaka University was published yesterday.
The result is available on the official websites of the university — http://www.admission.univdhaka.edu/ or www.gaunit. univdhaka.edu
A total of 2,893 admission aspirants have come out successfully in the examination out of Read more

Govt hot on cooking oil

November 29, 2010

The commerce ministry sits with edible oil refiners today to find the reasons behind soaring soybean oil prices.
Depending on the brand, the retail price of five litres of packed soybean oil stands at Tk 514-560 from Tk 464-494 earlier, traders said yesterday. The price of loose soybean oil crossed Tk 100 a Read more

Walton to relocate Korean mobile phone plant to Bangladesh

November 29, 2010

Walton Hi-tech Industries Limited is going to relocate a Korean mobile phone manufacturing plant to Bangladesh which is scheduled to come into operation early next year, advisory director of the company, Mizanur Rahman, said on Sunday.
The handsets to be manufactured by the plant will be marketed under a local brand, he Read more

Huntsman in focus

November 29, 2010

Textile chemicals company Huntsman Textile Effects organised a programme in Dhaka yesterday to highlight its activity and the future of its business in Bangladesh.
The multinational’s local agent, Swiss Colours Bangladesh, co-organised the event styled ‘Avitera SE & Eriopon LT – A Revolution in Exhaust Dyeing’ at Read more

Central bank warns against Tk 1 coin trading

November 29, 2010

The government will punish people trading coins of Tk 1 denomination for more than their value.
In a statement on Sunday, the Bangladesh Bank said it could not ascertain the reason behind the surge in demand for these yellowish coins.
The central bank statement, however, did not elaborate on the mode of punishment or Read more

Food festival at Radisson

November 29, 2010

Radisson Water Garden Hotel has organised a six-day food festival to promote Bangladeshi cuisine.
The festival kicked off on November 25 and will continue serving diners until tomorrow, said Razeen Abhi Mustafiz, assistant public relations manager for the five-star hotel.
“The purpose of the festival is to endorse Bangladeshi food, which is gaining popularity around Read more

Climate fund still a pledge

November 29, 2010

Bangladesh along with other weather-hit countries to raise voice once again for its quick release as UN starts Cancun summit today
The 16th United Nations climate conference kicks off in Cancun, Mexico today amid this year’s experience of numerous extreme weather events, and doubling of related global human death toll compared to last year’s.
Bangladesh and other vulnerable countries will raise their voices there for immediate Read more

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