HC asks for soya bean oil import, price report

November 29, 2010

The High Court on Sunday asked the chief controller (export and import) and the chairman of Chittagong Port Authority to inform the court within four weeks on how much soya bean oil had been imported in last six months and what their prices were.
The president and secretary of Vegetable Oil Refiners’ and Vanaspati Manufacturers’ Association Read more

Railcars to hit tracks

November 29, 2010

Railway proposes to buy 10 motors initially to improve travel to and from Dhaka; estimated Tk 210cr to come from Indian credit
The government is going to introduce railcars between the capital and its adjoining districts next year to improve the transport of commuters to and from the capital.
Bangladesh Railway recently submitted a proposal to the planning commission to buy 10 diesel-electric multiple units (DEMU), also called railcars or railmotors, in Read more

Launches pick up passengers in mid-river

November 29, 2010

Leaders of the launch owners’ association on Sunday decided to pick up passengers in the middle of the River Buriganga and avoid using Sadarghat pontoons in protest at continued harassment by the pontoon leaseholder.
The owners in the afternoon started picking up passengers in the mid-river after ferrying them Read more

Dipjol finally surrenders

November 29, 2010

Actor and Dhaka City Corporation Councillor Monwar Hossain Dipjol turned himself in to the police last night, 12 days after he went into hiding to elude arrest over assault on a policeman.
Abdul Malek, officer-in-charge of Darussalam Police Station, said Dipjol surrendered shortly before 10:00pm in connection with a case filed on November 17 for assault on Read more

Jessore tannery fined for pollution

November 29, 2010

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined a factory a record Tk 69.87 lakh for discharging untreated liquid waste in the Bhairab River in Jessore.
This is the first ever punishment for polluting environment in the country’s South-Western region and also the highest ever penalty awarded to a factory by Read more

Brick fall kills woman

November 29, 2010

A woman was killed yesterday as a piece of brick fell on her head when she was passing under a six-storey building being constructed at Banashree in the city.
The deceased was Parvin Akhter, a domestic help of Mohammad Babul from Block-l, Road-6 of the area.
Officer-in-charge Nazim Uddin of Khilgaon Police Station said two construction workers of the Read more

3 fined for stalking

November 29, 2010

A Chittagong court yesterday fined two youths Tk 1,000 each and another youth Tk 500 on charge of stalking university students in the port city’s Dampara area.
Police detained the three — Faisal Chowdhury, Abu Bakkar and Safayat Shakil — for stalking several female students of Asian University for Women (AUW) on Read more

Husband offers wife to another man to settle loan

November 29, 2010

Manama: Kuwaiti police are investigating a claim by a Moroccan woman that her Kuwaiti husband had offered her to another man for sex to settle a loan.
According to Kuwaiti daily Arab Times, the police launched a probe after the husband alerted the Maidan Hawalli police that his wife had been Read more

Sakib retained as captain

November 29, 2010

Mashrafee, Tamim, Ashraful return for Zimbabwe series
The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday put to rest all the speculations over the captaincy of the national side when it retained all-rounder Sakib al Hasan for the prestigious post for next month’s one-day international series against Zimbabwe.
The BCB named a 15-member squad for the five-match series that also included former captain Read more

Zimbabwe look to end Tigers’ winning run

November 29, 2010

Coach Allan Butcher feels Zimbabwe have a good chance to put a brake on Bangladesh’s winning spree in the upcoming five-match one-day series beginning on December 1.
Bangladesh, who never lost a series to Zimbabwe at home in the last five years, will begin the series as the firm favourites having beaten a full-strength Read more

ICC Cricket world cup history

November 29, 2010

Aussies open Cup account
The 1987 World Cup was the first to be held outside England, co-hosted by India and Pakistan. The teams were the same as in 1983, and the format was also the same; eight teams in two groups of four, with teams playing each other twice, and the top two to progress to the semifinals. Because of the shorter daylight hours in the subcontinent, the match length was reduced from sixty overs Read more

Sakib did not want it!

November 29, 2010

Sakib al Hasan said he took over the captaincy for the Zimbabwe series very reluctantly as he was not mentally prepared for the job.
‘I did not want to be captain until the World Cup. It was just my personal choice, nothing else. I was not prepared for the job in Read more

Ex-skippers lay stress on div cricket

November 29, 2010

Divisional cricket should get the focus if the Bangladesh Cricket Board wants to take the game forward, suggested former national captains during a meeting with chief executive officer Manzur Ahmed on Sunday.
Manzur, who took over the charge in September, invited the former skippers for an introductory meeting where various issues involving Bangladesh cricket came up for Read more

A ground of hope

November 29, 2010

‘Ground Olympian’, the highest playing ground of the country on top of a mountain in Lama, Bandarban, was formally opened to local students on Friday.
Abdullah Abu Sayeed, founder of Biswa Sahitya Kendra, formally opened the ground that has been developed by Quantum Foundation Read more

U-17 booters in quarters

November 29, 2010

Bangladesh under-17 footballers moved into the quarterfinals of the 51st Subrata Mukherjee Cup beating their Nepalese counterparts 4-3 in tiebreaker at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi yesterday.
The regulation time had ended goalless. The BFF Under-17 will face Army Boys School of India in the quarterfinals today Read more

DIV I cricket

November 29, 2010

Partex Sporting Club and Eskaton Sabuj Sangha notched up 6-wicket victories against their respective opponents in the First Division Cricket League yesterday.
At the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium, Partex bowled City Club out for 190 runs in 49.2 overs. Sadaf Sarker (86) was the only notable scorer in the Read more

Gold glitters

November 28, 2010

Soaring prices have made gold purchasers shy away without a compelling occasion, like a wedding, as prices rose early this month for the 10th time in a year.
Jewellery manufacturers said they raised the prices to adjust to those on the international market.
The price per bhori (11.66 grams) of 22-carat gold stands at Tk 41,220, up 6 percent from Read more

Dec burial of Net wires on track

November 28, 2010

A leading optical fibre network service yesterday urged the government not to extend its November 30 deadline for removing risky overhead cables from electric poles across the capital.
“We have already laid our optical fibre networks from Uttara to the Motijheel area of the capital, setting up distribution points across all the major routes,” said Moynul Hoque Siddique, Read more

Munni best chef

November 28, 2010

Hazera Alam Munni from Chittagong won the best chef of the year award for 2010 in the ‘Monitor-Malaysian Palm Oil Chef of the Year’ competition.
The Bangladesh Monitor, a travel magazine, organised the competition for the sixth time.
The gala award ceremony was held at Hotel Sonargaon in Dhaka Read more

BRAC Bank launches 24-hour banking

November 28, 2010

BRAC Bank has recently launched a new service, Apon Shomoy, a customer service centre dedicated to serving BRAC Bank customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This new service was opened at the bank’s Gulshan Avenue and Banani outlets.
BRAC University vice-chancellor Ainun Nishat launched the ‘Apon Shomoy’ as chief guest in Read more

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