Army staff drugged to death

August 31, 2013

An army man was killed allegedly by drugging gang at Khilkhet in the capital on Thursday night.
The victim was identified as Tajerul Islam Taj, 35, a corporal of Bangladesh Army.
Tajerul was found unconscious under the foot over-bridge at Khilkhet at about 10:30pm. He was rushed to Combined Military Hospital at 11:00am Read more

Strengthening local govt stressed to promote democracy

August 31, 2013

Participants in a daylong divisional workshop on Friday in the Barisal city stressed strengthen capacity of local government institutions to play an instrumental role in transforming them into fully functional, democratic and transparent entities. They also underscored the need for drastic reforms to the existing local government system and amendments to the related acts to enable elected representatives Read more

Bangladesh driven by past in opener

August 31, 2013

Bangladesh will draw inspiration from their success in the AFC Challenge Cup when they begin their SAFF Championship campaign against the spirited home side Nepal at the Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu today.
With India and Pakistan being the other two teams in the group, the match, which will kick off at 6:45pm (Bangladesh Standard Time) and will be aired live on BTV, Read more

Saqlain chooses WI over Tigers

August 31, 2013

Bangladesh’s preparation for the forthcoming New Zealand series received a jolt after Pakistani spin-bowling consultant Saqlain Mushtaq decided to help the West Indian spinners instead of joining the Tigers’ camp, according to the players and officials. The Tigers are scheduled to play a three-day preparation match in Khulna from September 3, but Saqlain will be on the other side of the world, beginning Read more

Japan ease past Bangladesh

August 31, 2013

Asian powerhouse Japan cantered to a comfortable 3-0 win over Bangladesh on Friday to book a place in the fifth-position playoff match at the 9th Men’s Hockey Asia Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Bangladesh were no match for their illustrious opponents as they fell to their fourth defeat in as many games – their previous three defeats coming against South Korea (0-9), Read more

Sakib named among CPL’s best

August 31, 2013

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan was recognised on Friday for his stellar bowling for the Barbados Tridents when he was named in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League Team of the tournament, despite his poor form with the willow. Sakib and his national team-mate Tamim Iqbal, who was not included in the 12-man list of CPL stand-out performers, were the only two Bangladeshi cricketers to participate Read more

Rice prices maintain upward trend on retail market

August 31, 2013

The prices of rice on the city’s retail markets are maintaining an upward trend, despite decrease of wholesale prices. Wholesalers and traders are blaming each others for the higher prices of rice. Mill owners urged the government to find out those who are behind the price hike of rice on the city’s markets.
The prices of all varieties of rice increased by Tk 3-5 a kg two Read more

Vegetable prices increase as rain hits cultivation

August 31, 2013

The prices of vegetables increased on the city’s kitchen markets due to supply shortage over the week ending Friday. Though the prices of onion decreased a bit, the item is still selling at higher prices.
Traders said that the prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 5-Tk 10 a kg as the downpour in last couple of days damaged the vegetable fields across the country. Read more

ICAB opposes proposed Financial Reporting Act

August 31, 2013

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh on Friday opposed the proposed Financial Reporting Act stating that it would restrict the freedom of auditors and make obstacle in auditing profession.
The ICAB expressed their stand regarding the FRA at a news briefing held at the National Press Club presided over by its president Abdus Salam. Read more

Udichi pays tribute to Tagore, Nazrul and Sukanta

August 30, 2013

Udichi pays tribute to Tagore, Nazrul and SukantaArtistes of Bangladesh Udichi Silpagoshthi entertained a houseful audience on Wednesday at the Music and Dance Centre hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy presenting works of three maestros of Bangla literature.
In the cultural programme styled Hey Sathi Ajke Sopner Din Gona artistes presented songs and poems composed by Rabindranath Tagore, Read more

Shahadat to play architect in film

August 30, 2013

Shahadat to play architect in filmTheatre actor Shahadat Hossain has been cast in a major role in Rubaiyat Hossain’s new film Under Construction. This is Shahadat’s debut work in the country’s film arena.
‘Film is a large platform where an actor can put his/her dreams into action. I am happy to get an opportunity to work in a film’, said Shahadat.
The actor shared that Read more

Er Beshi Bhalobasa Jay Na hits cinemas today

August 30, 2013

Er Beshi Bhalobasa Jay Na hits cinemas todayZakir Hossain Raju’s romantic film Er Beshi Bhalobasa Jay Na will be released today simultaneously at 82 cinemas across the country.
The producer of the film Er Beshi Bhalobasa Jay Na Kibria Films expects huge profit through the digital film depicts a conventional Dhallywood chemistry: love between a rich young woman and a poor man’.
Zakir Hossain Raju is happy with the overall Read more

Experts for legal water connection to slums

August 30, 2013

Water experts at a seminar on Thursday stressed providing legal water connection to the city slums with a view to ensuring access to safe water for the slum dwellers.
They said the slum dwellers are always keen to have legal water connection of WASA and pay for the water, but often they are denied legal connection as the Read more

Web portal on people with disability launched

August 30, 2013

A web portal to provide comprehensive picture of people with disability at Shahrasti upazila in Chandpur was launched in the capital on Thursday.
The online database, launched under a pilot project, would give information including number, types of disability, age, religion and social status of disabled people Read more

Monitoring stressed to stop HIV spread in prisons

August 30, 2013

Speakers at a sensitisation workshop underscored the necessity of monitoring the prisoners and take steps to prevent spread of HIV in the prisons.
The Khulna Mukti Sheba Sangstha, a social development organisation, organised the workshop on Thursday at a Khulna city hotel. The Khulna BNP unit president, Read more

BAF junior command, staff course held

August 30, 2013

The certificate award ceremony of No 93 Junior Command and Staff Course of Bangladesh Air Force was held at Bangladesh Air Force Command and Staff Training Institute at Dhaka Cantonment on Thursday.
Assistant chief of Air Staff (operations & training) Air Vice Marshal Abu Esrar attended the ceremony as the chief guest and distributed certificates and trophy among Read more

Dhaka University intake tests to begin Nov 1

August 30, 2013

The intake tests for admission into the four year bachelor courses in Dhaka University under its 2013-14 academic sessions is likely to begin from November 1, said the university officials.
The university’s deans committee took the decision on Thursday at a meeting, chaired by the university’s vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique, said DU public Read more

BTRC-telco syndication fear grows in 3G auction

August 30, 2013

4 cos to vie for 4 licences, BTRC to hold closed door bidding
There will virtually be no competition in the auction for four licences for 3G mobile services as four operators — Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Airtel — on Thursday submitted bid earnest money while Citycell dropped out of the race. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission move not to allow any observer or journalist in the auction scheduled for September 8 has Read more

Pvt sector credit growth slumps to 13-year low

August 30, 2013

Private sector credit growth hit a 13-year low of 11.04 per cent in the recently concluded fiscal year 2012-13 due to political instability, higher interest rate on lending and bank scams, said economists and business leaders.
According to the Bangladesh Bank data released on Thursday, the credit growth in the private sector slumped to 11.04 per cent in FY 2012-13 compared Read more

Bangladesh, Myanmar sign air service agreement

August 30, 2013

Bangladesh on Thursday signed an air service agreement with Myanmar to reinstate air connectivity aimed at boosting bilateral trade and tourism relations.
Deputy director general of Myanmar civil aviation Win Swe Tun and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh chairman Mahmud Hossain signed the deal in Read more

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