Yet another fatal crash

June 2, 2012

7 of a family killed in bus-microbus collision
Eight people, including seven of a family, were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus at Dulahazara of Cox’s Bazar yesterday, two days after a similar accident claimed 12 lives, including nine of a family, in Keraniganj near Dhaka.
The bus heading towards Cox’s Bazar collided head on with the microbus heading for Feni on Read more

Danger lurks on highways

June 2, 2012

Without road dividers, narrow highways become death trap; 904 people killed in 4 months
Narrow highways, lack of road dividers on accident-prone stretches, faulty road markings and, above all, reckless driving continues to take lives on highways of the country, experts said.
The experts also said buses had become the road menace and most accidents with high casualties were caused by recklessly driven Read more

No principal at 31 of 45 polytechnic institutions

June 2, 2012

Thirty-one out of the 49 government polytechnic and equivalent institutions are running without principals and only 14 of them have vice-principals, according to Directorate of Technical Education officials.
About 45 per cent of teaching positions at these institutions vacant which, the teachers and students said, is seriously hampering academic and administrative Read more

Online fraud: Chairman held

June 2, 2012

A group of angry online clients deceived by an Internet base private company — Sky Lancer — vandalized its Kalabaghan office in the capital on Friday.
Police immediately arrested Khalilur Rahman Nil, 27, chairman of the company, but Saiful Islam, it managing director, however, managed to escape from the Read more

Nishat, Mohit accorded reception

June 2, 2012

Nishat Majumder and her fellow mountaineer MA Mohit were accorded a reception at Kathmandu yesterday for their successful ascent of Mount Everest. The Nepal chapter of Plan International hosted the reception around 11:00am at a convention centre in the Nepali capital.
The duo, however, could not finalise till last night their schedule to return to Dhaka as they were Read more

Season that had it all for Ziaur

June 2, 2012

It was the Chittagong Kings’ fourth game in the Bangladesh Premier League and in their pursuit of a 153-run chase, they lost the form opener Nasir Jamshed in the fifth over. The commentators had a shockingly tough time pronouncing the next man’s name as he walked in steadily from the dugout.
Ziaur Rahman was also making his fourth appearance in the Twenty20 competition but it was Read more

Watercolours and Sculptures

June 1, 2012

Hamiduzzaman Khan’s Solo Exhibition
Watercolours and Sculptures
Hamiduzzaman Khan is a well-known sculptor. He is recognised for his metal-based works, where he mainly focused on forms and geometrical shapes. He is also adept in watercolour and painting. His latest solo exhibition, titled “Watercolours and Sculptures”, is now on at Galleri Kaya in Uttara.
Khan is energetic and seemingly restless. He finds peace in his work, which can be sculpture, painting or drawing. But his major reorganisation as a sculptor came in early 80s when he was Read more

UK minister for protecting its integrity

June 1, 2012

Grameen Bank
UK minister for protecting its integrity
Alistair Burt, UK Foreign Office Minister for South Asia, has emphasised protecting the integrity and efficiency of the Nobel-winning Grameen Bank.
“We strongly support the stunning work of Grameen Bank in lifting the very poor out of poverty,” he has said, adding the integrity and efficiency of Grameen Bank should be protected so it can Read more

Ice crime Factory Busted

June 1, 2012

A mobile court yesterday fined an ice cream factory in Chittagong city Tk 50,000 and sealed it for two months on charge of using textile dye and harmful chemicals.
It also destroyed the leftover raw materials and ice creams worth around Tk 2 lakh and disconnected the power supply to the factory Read more

Nishat reaches Kathmandu

June 1, 2012

After over 50 days of trekking during which they made history, Nishat Majumder and MA Mohit reached Kathmandu yesterday on a special helicopter.
“We reached Kathmandu at around 9:30 this morning by a special helicopter flight arranged by our sponsors,” Nishat told The Daily Star over Read more

Stocks gain for 2nd day amid volatility

June 1, 2012

Dhaka stocks gained for the second day on Thursday amid volatility as the investors still remained skeptical about the market following legal battle over securities law.
DGEN, the benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, gained 0.72 per cent, or 34.29 points, to close at 4,734.33 points Read more

Superb Sakib steers Victoria

June 1, 2012

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan put in an impressive performance to guide Victoria Sporting Club to a comfortable five-wicket win over Abahani Limited in their crucial re-match of the Dhaka Premier League at the Fatullah stadium on Thursday.
Skipper Sakib made 57 from 58 balls to help Victoria reach 195-5 in 40.1 overs after they had Read more

Ashraful, Junaed recalled for Zimbabwe tri-series

June 1, 2012

Former captain Mohammad Ashraful returned to the national fold as the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced a 15-man squad on Thursday for the hastily-arranged Twenty20 tri-series in Zimbabwe.
The Twenty20 tournament, which also involves South Africa and hosts Zimbabwe, will be held from June 17 to 24 with all the matches scheduled at the Read more

Celebrities become cricketers

June 1, 2012

Noted actors, singers and models will represent Bangladesh as cricketers in the upcoming T20 cricket tournament, with participation of celebrities from South Asian countries, to be held in Sri Lanka next October.
The tournament titled ‘T20 Love for Cricket’ will be participated by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, with teams made with celebrities from the respective countries. Vasavi Read more

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