Bangladeshi shot dead in US city

September 29, 2012

Assailants in the US have shot dead another Bangladeshi, the third Bangladeshi to be so killed there over the last one month.
In the latest incident, 26-year-old Shafiqul Islam Sohel was killed in a shop at Pine Bluff near Little Rock of Arkansas State on Tuesday Read more

World Heart Day today

September 29, 2012

World Heart Day will be observed around the globe today with a call to create awareness to prevent cardiovascular diseases among women and children.
The common perception about the condition is that it is a disease of the men and of the elderly that denies the statistics showing almost half of the 17.3 million annual deaths from the condition Read more

Foreign workers up in Singapore despite tightening

September 29, 2012

The number of foreign workers in Singapore rose by about 1,00,000 as of then end of June this year from a year ago despite measures to slow their influx, government data released Friday showed.
The 7.2 per cent increase in the number of non-residents — those working, studying or living in Singapore but not granted permanent residency — was ‘due to strong manpower Read more

Ahsan Habib Nasim: Multi-tasking comes easy

September 28, 2012

Ahsan Habib Nasim has made a name for himself by performing in a variety of plays based on short stories by Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam. He has worked in adaptations of Tagore’s stories: “Konkal” and “Shesh Puroshkar”. Besides, Nasim has also performed in “Drishtidaan”, “Shesher Ratri”, as well as TV adaptations of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s “Shiulimala”, “Byathar Daan” etc.
The actor had his first Read more

China offers to build, fund it

September 28, 2012

Deep Sea Port
China offers to build, fund it
Remains open to partnering the project with India, US or any other country
China has proposed to invest in four mega infrastructure projects, including the $5 billion deep-sea port and $700 million multi-lane tunnel under the Karnaphuli river in Chittagong.
The government, however, is going slow on the deep-sea port issue, as it finds itself in a quandary over whom to pick with three other countries — Japan, India and the Read more

Govt finds 1,000 Hajj passports ‘suspicious’

September 28, 2012

Hajj agencies asked to give more docs
The government has asked Hajj agencies to provide more documents of 1,000 ‘suspicious’ Hajj pilgrims to decide whether they will be allowed to go to Saudi Arabia.
‘As we have found passports of about 1,000 people suspicious, we have asked Hajj agencies to provide financial statements and other necessary Read more

Social safety should be ensured to end child marriage: roundtable

September 28, 2012

Development activists, population experts and government high officials on Thursday said despite having preventive laws, child marriage could not be stopped in the country for lack of social protection, education and awareness. At a roundtable organised on the eve of the first ever International Day of Girl Child to be celebrated on October 11, they underscored the need for Read more

BIWTA takes down illegal building, walls

September 28, 2012

Reclaiming Turag River
BIWTA takes down illegal building, walls
A Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) team in a drive yesterday knocked down a building and six boundary walls and
detained nine workers from seven dredgers and a sand carrying vessel in the Turag river.
Dhaka district Magistrate Abu Sayeed of the team also seized six sections of Read more

Ataus Samad laid to rest

September 28, 2012

Journalist Ataus Samad, who died in Apollo Hospitals at the age of 75 on Wednesday, was buried in his father’s grave in the Azimpur graveyard on Thursday afternoon.
Before the burial, the body was taken to the National Press Club where hundreds of people from political, cultural, academic and media arenas pay their last Read more

Biman to start Hajj flights from Ctg

September 28, 2012

Amid demand from local travel agencies and passengers, Biman Bangladesh Airlines will start operating direct Hajj flights on Chittagong-Jeddah
route from Shah Amanat Airport on Monday, officials said yesterday.
Biman’s District Manager of Chittagong Dilip Kumar Chowdhury said they got approval for Read more

32nd BCS (special) written test results published

September 28, 2012

The Public Service Commission yesterday published the written test results of the 32nd (Special) Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations with a total of 2,788 candidates coming out successful.
The results are available on www.bpsc.gov.bd.
The viva-voce of the candidates is likely to be held on October 31, said Read more

SSC maths exams in creative system from 2015

September 28, 2012

The students, who will take the Secondary School Certificate examinations in 2015, will have to answer the question for mathematics and higher mathematics in creative question method instead of the century-old descriptive-type.
The education ministry on Thursday issued a circular, signed by education secretary Read more

World Tourism Day observed

September 28, 2012

The World Tourism Day was celebrated in Bangladesh on Thursday to make it a tourist destination.
‘Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development,’ was the theme of the day this year.
To mark the day, Bangladesh Tourism Board organised a roundtable discussion at the National Press Club.
Speaking at the session civil aviation and tourism minister Faruk Khan urged the new Read more

Astronomy festival begins Oct 1

September 28, 2012

An astronomy festival featuring a photography exhibition, painting competition, and workshop is going to begin in the capital on October 1.
The events in the Sputnik Festival 2012 will take place over the next three months. It marks the 55th anniversary of first man-made Read more

Japan gives grant to Islamia eye hospital

September 28, 2012

The Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh will provide US $122,093 grant to Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital to ensure better surgeries.
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Shiro Sadoshima and the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Steven P Roy signed the grant contract on behalf of their respective sides at the Read more

Honda inks deal to assemble motorbikes in Bangladesh

September 28, 2012

The Honda Motor Company, Japan’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer, and the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation on Thursday signed an agreement to establish a joint venture in Bangladesh to assemble, and later manufacture, motorcycles by the end of this year.
The joint venture, Bangladesh Honda Private Ltd, will assemble 10,000 motorcycles in the Read more

IMF irked as major conditions for loan remain unfulfilled

September 28, 2012

The lender may defer the second instalment of $1b
The IMF may defer the disbursement of the second instalment of its $1 billion loans for Bangladesh if the government does not fulfil all the related conditions, the lender said.
An IMF mission conveyed this message to the government as some of the major conditions were not met yet. The team left Dhaka yesterday after reviewing Read more

FBCCI urges BB not to charge for inter-bank transactions

September 28, 2012

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Thursday requested the Bangladesh Bank not impose charge on clients for inter-bank money transaction.
The FBCCI in a statement said it had come to know from media reports that the central bank was going to impose charge on clients of all banks for inter-bank Read more

A market with a difference- no room for formalin

September 28, 2012

Faruk Hossain, a fish trader, brought a maund of Ruhita and Prawns to Malibagh kitchen market on Thursday morning hoping to have a brisk business like the previous days. But that was not to be.
He was stopped at the market gate and soon four members of the market monitoring team carrying formalin detection machine found the chemical in Read more

Draft BTRC orders eye slashed P1 internet rate

September 28, 2012

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has drafted a host of orders for mobile operators to give better services to subscribers including reduced rate for ‘pay as you go’ or P1 internet package.
The commission on Thursday posted the draft on its web site and sought public opinion by October 10.
As per the draft orders, the BTRC has suggested the mobile operators to cut down Read more

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