Siddika Kabir passes away

January 31, 2012

Siddika Kabir, a noted nutrition expert and culinary artist, died at a city hospital on Tuesday, Independent TV reports. A famous TV face who used to run the show ‘Siddika Kabir’s Recipe’, Prof Kabir was 80.
She also worked as the consultant of consumer brands Dano, Nestlé and Radhuni.
In 1966, Siddika started attending different cookery shows on television. She authored a number Read more

Remove all illegal structures

January 26, 2012

Gulshan Lake
Remove all illegal structures
HC directs govt
The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the government to demarcate the city’s Gulshan Lake and remove the illegal structures from it in the next two months.
The lake has to be demarcated as per Revisional Survey (RS) records, Deputy Attorney General ABM Altaf Hossain told The Daily Star Read more

Eskayef beats rivals in sales growth

January 26, 2012

Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd, one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in the country, posted nearly 25 percent growth in sales last year, the highest in the industry, riding on products innovation and aggressive marketing.
In 2001, the healthcare solution provider sold medicines worth Tk 451 crore, up Read more

Friends and colleagues mourn Amol Bose’s death

January 25, 2012

Popular character actor-comedian Amol Bose died of a heart attack at a city hospital on January 23. He was 75. He left behind his wife, a daughter, two grandchildren and a host of relatives, friends and well wishers. Amol Bose was born at Boalmari in Faridpur in 1943.
The veteran actor was preparing to go to Sirajganj to attend a cultural programme on the Read more

Stop Gulshan Lake grabbing

January 25, 2012

HC asks Rajuk
The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the Rajuk authorities to free Gulshan Lake from grabbing and encroachment in seven days.
During the hearing on the rule, the court said it has jurisdiction to empower any authority to save the environment, which includes the Read more

24 top schools found guilty

January 24, 2012

Extra Admission Fee
24 top schools found guilty
An admission monitoring committee has found that 24 out of 32 prominent non-government schools in the capital charged fees much higher than the amount stipulated in the admission policy.
The committee said the 24 schools charged extra mostly in case of admission to class I. Monipur High School and College took Tk 32,000 for admission to class I, said a member asking not to be Read more

Fake driving licences to be legalised

January 24, 2012

The government may issue driving licences to individuals now in possession of fake ones after relaxing the related rules, Communications Minister Obaidul Quader said yesterday.
He was speaking to leading transport owners and workers at a views-exchange meeting on “Problems and prospects in the transport sector” at the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority office in Read more

Actor Amol Bose dies

January 24, 2012

Seasoned film and TV actor Amol Bose died on Monday morning at the age of 78 in Dhaka’s Apollo Hospital following a severe heart attack at his residence.
He is survived by his widow, a daughter, grand children and many fans. His cremation will be held on Thursday after arrival of his daughter in Dhaka from Kolkata, according to family source. Till Read more

Imrul dazzles to level series

January 24, 2012

Opener Imrul Kayes continued his good form with a scintillating half-century as Bangladesh A shared the honours in the T20 series against the visiting England Lions with an 11-run victory in the second and final game at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
Riding on Imrul’s 62, the home side posted 166 for six in 20 overs and then restricted their Read more

19 private universities without VCs

January 23, 2012

It is a violation of Private University Act
Nineteen out of 52 private universities don’t have vice-chancellors appointed by the government, which is adding to the woes of students, officials of the education ministry told The Independent, on Sunday. Over the years, most universities have been running with acting or nominated vice-chancellors, though the Private University Act makes it mandatory for universities to propose the names of Read more

Bishwa Ijtema concludes with Akheri Munajat

January 23, 2012

Thousands of people from home and abroad sought forgiveness from the Almighty Allah and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of the Muslims in the final prayers (Akheri Munajat) of the three-day second-phase Bishwa Ijtema that ended at Tongi in Gazipur on Sunday.
Maulana Jobaerul Hasan from Delhi, a member of the Tabligh Jamaat advisory committee Read more

In’tl Children’s Film Festival begins

January 23, 2012

The four-day Fifth International Children’s Film Festival started at Bangladesh Development Society auditorium in Barisal city on Saturday. In association with UNICEF, Children’s Film Society Bangladesh is organising the festival titled ‘Future in Frames’ without any entrance fee. Prof Md Hanif, former principal Govt BM College, inaugurated the festival Read more

Dhaka Gladiators reconfirm availability of Afridi, Ajmal

January 23, 2012

Dhaka Gladiators reconfirmed the availability of Pakistan superstar Shahid Afridi in the first edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in the wake of his presence in Bangladesh once again being questioned. A media release sent by the Gladiators on Sunday said that Afridi and his compatriot Saeed Ajmal will be available for the Dhaka franchise on February 28 and Read more

BPL won’t change rule for Sylhet

January 23, 2012

Bangladesh Premier League’s governing council are adamant to keep the icon players’ magnitude intact after one franchise protested their latest ruling.
The Sylhet Royals are urging the authorities to change the decision that was taken on Saturday which had the six icons — Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shahriar Nafees, Alok Kapali Read more

337 out of 426 call centres out of business

January 22, 2012

Lack of fluency in spoken English blamed
After getting their licences only three and a half years ago, more than 80 per cent of the country’s call centres have gone out of business. This has created a void in the potential sector, which was supposed to fetch a considerable amount of foreign currency every year, leaving it unutilised and unexplored.
According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), licences Read more

BASIS SoftExpo on Feb 22-26

January 22, 2012

SoftExpo 2012, the largest exposition of software and ICT enabled services (ITES) will be held on February 22-26. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the organizers of the show announced that the event will take place at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital.
The theme for this year’s softexpo’s is ‘Empowering Next Generation’ Read more

Online bookstore launched

January 22, 2012

Rokomari.com, an online shopping portal, was launched in the city yesterday with a view to help both readers buy books without physically visiting any store and pay the bills upon receiving the delivery.
Noted litterateur Anisul Hoque and Munir Hasan, general secretary of Bangladesh Math Olympiad, inaugurated the store at a ceremony at a school in the Read more

Changing the web forever?

January 22, 2012

Tech giants protest against two online anti-piracy US bills
Those of you who visited Wikipedia’s English page, Google, Mozilla, WordPress or Reddit on January 18 might have thought that they have changed the outlook and black was the in thing in web designing, but these major websites censored their own sites to observe the “blackout” protest against two online anti-piracy US bills SOPA and PIPA- currently under consideration on Read more

Huawei debuts mobile devices

January 22, 2012

Huawei, a leading global brand in the mobile broadband and convergence device field, on Wednesday for the first time unveiled a suite of world class mobile devices including Android smartphones, Android tablet, touch phones, messaging phones and music phones in the country, which are designed to give users a simple and enjoyable mobile Read more

Good and bad news for BPL

January 22, 2012

Icons get $210k
It was a mixed day for the Bangladesh Premier League as an international cricketer turned down the chance to play the competition’s inaugural season. At the same time, the proposed link with a major television channel could boost the Twenty20 tournament.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has put his own country’s domestic and international Read more

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