Sylhet city plunges in darkness as storm snaps power supply

May 31, 2013

Normal life in the Sylhet city was disrupted severely as the entire city and its outskirts remained without power for around 20 hours since Wednesday 8:30pm
after a storm snapped the power supply system.
Residents of different city areas alleged that they had Read more

Endangered Gharial released in Padma

May 31, 2013

An endangered species of Gharial, fish-eating crocodile, was released in the
River Padma at Godagari in Rajshahi Thursday noon.
The Gharial was captured by the local fishermen on Monday, said a press release.
At around 2:00pm, Mollah Rezaul Karim, divisional Read more

Call for higher tax on tobacco products

May 31, 2013

Anti-tobacco activists in Rajshahi on Thursday urged the government to raise the supplementary duty of about 70 per cent on all tobacco products including cigarette,
bidi, jarda and gul in the upcoming budget.
They expressed their concern over increasing the Read more

National Environment Olympiad starts today

May 31, 2013

The National Environment Olympiad begins today to motivate students for saving environment to overcome the challenges of climate change.
Dhaka University geography and environment department is organising the Olympiad at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban at 9:30am to mark Read more

BB allows overseas payment with int’l credit card

May 31, 2013

The Bangladesh Bank on Thursday decided to allow international credit cardholders to purchase goods and services online in foreign currency.
The BB in a circular said that the cardholders could spend $1,000 a year in addition to unused yearly travel quota under the online payment system. Read more

BTRC scraps plan to appoint consultant for 3G auction

May 31, 2013

Forms 16-member committee for the job
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Monday formed a 16-member committee to manage auction of the 3G licence as its move to appoint
consultant for the job failed to bring any positive result.

The BTRC in two phases called expression of interest Read more

Muhith at it again

May 31, 2013

The finance minister, AMA Muhith, on Thursday once again differed with the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics estimate on the country’s GDP growth of 6.03 per cent for the current fiscal
year saying that the growth would not be less than 6.3 per cent.
The minister did the same thing in the previous Read more

IMF wants improved labour condition in RMG sector

May 31, 2013

Releases $136.6 million under ECF
The International Monetary Fund on Thursday asked the government to ensure better work environment in the readymade garment sector.
The IMF, while releasing $136.6 million loan, the third tranche under the Extended Credit Facility deal, said, ‘continued improvement in labour conditions Read more

Inditex, PVH, N Brown to join hands

May 31, 2013

Inditex SA, Calvin Klein-owner PVH Corp, UK clothier N Brown Group Plc and three other companies will team up with union members to oversee the implementation of the
Bangladesh fire and building safety accord, reports Bloomberg.
A representative from each of the companies will Read more

BSEC to count bourses’ accounts till March 31 for revaluation

May 31, 2013

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges to complete revaluation of the burses for demutualisation
on the basis of the accounts ended on March 31.
The BSEC in a meeting on Sunday asked top officials Read more

BB fund allocation move drives stocks for 4th day

May 31, 2013

Dhaka stocks advanced for the fourth straight trading session on Thursday riding on the Bangladesh Bank’s announcement to allot funds to the stock market for implementing
the refinancing scheme for the affected investors.
DSEX, the benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Read more

Institutionalisation of ADR will raise confidence of investors: minister

May 31, 2013

Commerce minister Ghulam Quader on Thursday said that institutionalisation of ADR in the country will raise confidence of the investors.
He was speaking at the concluding session of the foundation course in mediation organised by the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre and Centre for Effective Read more

Legal notice served on NSC, BCB seeking election

May 31, 2013

The National Sports Council and the Bangladesh Cricket Board were served with a legal notice on Thursday asking why they should not take initiative of holding an election to the cricket oversight body.
Barrister Mahbub Shafique served the notice on behalf two former BCB councilors, Reaz Ahmed Babu and Moshiur Rahman, known as close aides to former BCB director Read more

Kruif’s presence in Super Cup a possibility

May 31, 2013

The Bangladesh national football team’s Dutch head coach, Lodewijk de Kruif might tour Dhaka in the middle of June to observe the local players’ condition in the upcoming Super Cup.
The Bangladesh Football Federation invited de Kruif to monitor the Super Cup, which is scheduled to begin on June 14, in order to select the national team for the Read more

Nat’l age level athletics from June 2

May 31, 2013

The 29th National Age Level Athletics Championship will begin on June 2 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium with more than 600 athletes taking part in the two-day meet.
The Bangladesh Athletics Federation has received Tk 3.5 lakh from title sponsor Walton which will also provide an additional Tk 1.5 lakh for the meet’s branding and Read more

Pioneer football prize money distributed

May 31, 2013

The pioneer league committee of the Bangladesh Football Federation finally awarded the prize money of the Dhaka City Corporation pioneer football league on Thursday
after the conclusion of the league six months ago.
The Pioneer League began on October 9 and ended Read more

Sharif hangs up his boots

May 31, 2013

Former Bangladesh national team midfielder Enamul Haque Sharif announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 32 due to a knee injury.
Sharif, who led Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the ongoing season,
informed his decision to the reporters on Thursday. Read more

Zia, Razib, Parag earn 1.5 points each

May 31, 2013

Bangladeshi GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Enamul Hossain Razib and FM Mehdi Hasan Parag earned 1.5 points each after the 2nd round matches of the 6th Mayor Cup International Open Chess
Tournament held in the Indian city of Mumbai on Thursday.
Two other Bangladeshi players FM Debaraj Chatterjee Read more

Sakib signs with Elite Force

May 31, 2013

Ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan has signed an agreement with Elite Force as their brand ambassador in its corporate headquarters in Baridhara on Sunday.
Sakib has agreed to promote Elite’s wide range of services & products nationally, according to the signing agreement. Sakib delivered a brief speech in the company’s Read more

Nuclear energy only option for low-cost electricity: Experts

May 30, 2013

Experts have observed that nuclear energy is the only option to produce cheaper electricity, although some developed countries have put a check on power generation from nuclear plants.
Nuclear power is a low-cost option to generate electricity from a nuclear reactor that uses renewable energy or even coal. “This key information is an important Read more

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