May 19, 2013 | 06:42 PM (BD Time)
19 May, 2013 Sunday
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Residents of Swamibagh area of the city became panicky on Saturday as gas started to blow up from an underground pipeline by replacing the old ones installed recently.
Leather goods face wrath
The buyers of leather goods were asked at an international leather goods fair in Italy by a Human Rights group in the first week of last month not to buy leather goods from Hazaribagh, Dhaka, which do not abide by environmental laws. The buyers should procure goods from tanneries which comply to health and environmental laws, New York based Human Rights Watch (
Opposition must assert inside the parliament or quit
The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has announced its decision to join the budget session of Parliament beginning on June 3. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the opposition not to boycott Parliament after joining the same and instead take part in discussion on budget. Referring to newspaper reports the premier has been quoted as saying that perhaps they are joining to protect t
AL bigwigs involved in scam by Bismillah Group
Bismillah Group (BG) has laundered about Tk 1,075 crore from five banks and transferred the money to Dubai, England and Malaysia.
Preliminary information suggests that ruling party bigwigs or their relatives are involved in this scam, sources in the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said adding that the anti-graft body is expected to interrogate sons of two ruling party MPs soon as part of
Two coal-fired power plant in Ctg planned
Power Development Board (PDB) will set up two big coal fired power plant in different parts of Chittagong district with help of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
JICA has already started a feasibility study in four areas of Chittagong to mount 1200 MW (600x2) of coal-based power plants, PDB official said
A high level technical team from Japan already has been working in
ICB in trouble
The Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) is facing trouble to repay Tk 300 crore loan to the central bank, official sources said yesterday.
Bangladesh Bank (BB) has approved the loan to the ICB on January 24 this year setting the loan repayment time within 90 days.
As ICB's financial position remained under stress, the organisation has sought more time to repay the loan from
Garments need big reforms
The era of family run garment factories using workers as private employees is over and a new approach of corporate management is what is now the only way to save the industry, experts at home and abroad said.
They laid emphasis on good governance saying, any global initiative by retailers and multilateral agencies to improve the situation will not bear fruit without proper laws and its eff
Editors’ joint statement
Editors of 15 national dailies in joint statement on Saturday demanded release of Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman, reopening of the daily and withdrawal of the ban on telecasting Diganta and Islamic TV.
Terming the action of the government against the media as a 'serious threat' to the freedom of press and freedom of speech, they expressed serious concern. They also demanded withd
Saudi woman makes history by reaching Everest summit
A Saudi woman has made history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain.
Raha Moharrak, 25, not only became the first Saudi woman to attempt the climb but also the youngest Arab to make it to the top of Everest.
She is part of a four-person expedition that also includes the first Qatari man and the first Palestinian man attempting to reach the summit.
They are t
Afghan police chief shot dead
Motorcycle-riding gunmen assassinated a police chief in front of his house after he led an anti-Taliban campaign in western Afghanistan, an official said Saturday.
Police Chief Abdul Ghani was leaving his driveway in his car outside his home in Farah province when the two raced up and opened fire. Provincial spokesman Abdul Rahman Zhawandai said that Ghani was rushed to hospital after the
Khaleda holds meet with party policymakers
BNP chairperson and leader of the opposition Begum Khaleda Zia held an emergency meeting with her party's standing committee members on Saturday night to discuss the country's latest political situation and finalise the next course of action.
The meeting began at 9:15 pm at the BNP chairperson's Gulshan office with her in the chair. The meeting was in progress at the time
53 BNP men taken to DB office after bail
Detective Branch (DB) of police on Saturday picked up 53 leaders and activists of BNP from in front of Kashimpur Central Jail gate after they were freed on bail in vandalism and police assault cases.
They were later taken to the headquarters of the Detective Branch of
police in the capital around 5:00pm, a DB official said.
Jahangir Alam, Deputy Commissioner of
Verdict in Nafis case on May 30
Bangladesh national Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis , now detained in the USA for his alleged plot to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan, is awaiting the
verdict which is scheduled to be delivered on May 30.
The degree of punishment is likely to be lower as Nafis made his confessional statement at a court in New York admitting his guilt.
Bangladesh mission in
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Congressmen briefed on labour issues
Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni has briefed Congressmen Sander M Levin and George Miller on safety and labour compliance issues in Bangladesh's garment sector and sought support from all in further improving working conditions.
She briefly apprised the US lawmakers about Bangladesh's handling of the recent accidents in the garment sector and immediate and long-term measures to improve factor
ILO, World Bank demand changes in labour law
The International Labor Organization and World Bank have refused to let Bangladesh join a textile industry monitoring program until the country overhauls its labor laws and conditions for unions improve, according to a top ILO official.
The strict stance by the ILO and World Bank, which jointly run the global Better Work program, is part of an international drive that is gaining pace follo
Do shoppers feel guilty about Bangladesh?
The hottest date at the global retail real estate conference that starts Sunday in Las Vegas is Uniqlo.
That's because Uniqlo is one of the three "big hitters" in retail right now, says Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate's retail group, along with Sweden-based chain H&M and British brand Topshop. That has dozens of mall executives trying to get a meet
Mahmud Hossain, managing director of Millennium Information Solution Limited (Millennium) and Md. Abdul Hamid Miah, managing director of Union Bank Ltd shake hands after signing an agreement.
Mahmud Hossain, managing director of Millennium Information Solution Limited (Millennium) and Md. Abdul Hamid Miah, managing director of Union Bank Ltd shake hands after signing an agreement. (From left) SAM Salimullah, SEVP of Union Bank, Syed Abdullah Mohammed Saleh, DMD of Union Bank and other officials of Millennium and Union Bank Ltd were also present in that signing ceremony.
World economies unite against tax fraud in Moscow forum
Tax administrators from 45 countries urged their governments yesterday to combat tax fraud and avoidance by boosting coordination and transparency, vowing to find tax evaders anywhere they might hide.
Meeting for a summit in Moscow, heads of tax administrations from 45 members of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) reaffirmed their commitment to fight together against tax crimes and deve
Chinese type solution for Bangladesh problem
I think we would all agree that wages in Bangladesh are shockingly low: those textile workers are getting $40 a month or so for very long hours in what we know to be dangerous conditions. I'm equally sure that we'd all like such wages to be higher: and the problem comes as we try to work out how to raise them.
At which point let us switch to a different country and use it as an example of
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Water-logging, power supply disruption hit life in Barisal
Barisal city suffered from water logging and lack of power and water supply for more than 12 hours on Thursday due to hit of Mahasen, the first cyclone of the season formed in the Bay of Bengal.
The storm started hitting the city areas from early morning and continued till 9:00 am Thursday damaging huge trees, makeshift houses and slums.
Besides the total region remained cut off a
12 shops looted in Chitalmari
Some 12 shops of different items of Nalua bazar under Chitalmari Upazila in the district were ransacked and looted by the opponents on Thursday in the morning, it is alleged. As result, the owners of the shops and shop keepers incurred a heavy loss of Tk,8 crores. Following the incident controversial statements are being given by the different quarters.
Eye-witnesses said that on the
30m cft gas to be added to national grid
Drilling of no. 20 well of Titas gas field in Brahmanbaria has been completed.
Upon completion of the drilling, 30 million cubic feet (cft) gas from this well could be supplied to the national grid.
To resolve the ongoing gas crisis, Bangladesh Gas Field signed an agreement with Russian state owned oil company Gazprom.
Under the agreement, five wells in two gas fields will be
Fugitive rapist arrested
Police arrested a fugitive accused in a rape case from Baroichara bus stand in Sripur upazila of the district on Friday.
The arrestee was identified as Ripon Biswas, 24, son of Montaj Biswas at Takhalpur village of the upazila.
Officer-in-charge (OC) Jahangir Alam of Sripur Police Station said police arrested Ripon from the bus stand in the evening while he was going to his hideout.
Farmers switching to okra farming in Narsingdi, Khulna
Cultivation of Okra (ladies finger) is becoming popular among the farmers in six upazila of Narsingdi district. They are going for extensive farming of the green vegetable to recoup the losses form boro paddy. Farmers in the district failed to get expected profit from boro paddy due to its unfair price. As a result, to recover from the losses they are now opting for okra cultivation. Dry weather
Juba Dal calls hartal for Monday in Rangpur Divn
The divisional unit of Juba Dal, the associate body of BNP for youths, has called a half-day hartal in Rangpur division for Monday demanding release of its central president Moazzem Hossain Alal and BNP leaders Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and Barkatullah Bulu.
Rois Ahmed, Rangpur unit president of Juba Dal and assistant secretary of its central committee, called the shutdown in eight districts of th
18 fined for trading shrimp fry illegally in Pirojpur
A mobile court in Pirojpur sadar upazila on Saturday fined 18 people Tk1,000 each on charge of trading shrimp fry illegally.
Officer-in-charge M Tajuddin Manik of the Detective Branch (DB) of police said acting on a tip-off, a team of DB arrested 18 people along with huge shrimp fry in big pots which were loaded in pick-up vans in Baropool area in the district town at about 3:30am.
BGB member killed in clash with Hefazat, buried in Kurigram
A BGB member was killed in a clash with Hefajat -e-Islam activists at Narayanganj was buried at his village Saljhor under Bhurungamari upazila in Kurigram district recently.
The dead body was taken in his village from Dhaka by a helicopter at noon on Thursday. A huge number of people gathered there to see the body at a glance.Commanding officer of 45 Kurigram BGB Battalion Lt.col Zea
Abducted school girl rescued after 80 days
An abducted school girl was rescued by the local police from Dupchanchia bus stand area on Friday noon.
The rescued girl was identified as Farjana Khatun, 16, daughter of Mojahar Ali of Atgram village under Chamrul union of Dupchanchia upazila of the district. Police quoting victim's family members said that she was abducted on the way to SSC exam centre and after failing
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RAB seized phencidyl, hemp in Bogra
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) seized 60 bottles phincidyl in a toolbox of a bus and two kilograms of hemp under the position of two drug traders from the different places in the district on May 17 and 15. The RAB team arrested two persons in the connection. The arrestees were Abdul Jalil Dipu, 45, son of late Jhahurul Isl
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Bombs targeting Sunnis kill 76 in Iraq
Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in more than eight months. The major spike in sectarian bloodshed heightened fears the country could again be veering toward civil war.
The attacks followed two days of bombings targeting Shiites, including bus stops and outdoor markets, with a total of 130 peop
A protester uses a pot to make noise while chanting anti-Mursi and anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans during a demonstration in Tahrir square in Cairo on Friday.
US proposes $75.4 m aid to Myanmar
To encourage the Myanmar government to continue with its reforms, US has proposed USD 75.4 million for fiscal 2014 in aid to the South East Asian country, a substantial increase of USD 28.8 million from 2012.
However, some US lawmakers have expressed concerns over such a decision by the Obama administration arguing that this increase in US aid to Myanmar is premature given the plight of th
France president signs gay marriage bill
France's president has signed into law a controversial bill making the country the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
On Friday, the Constitutional Council rejected a challenge by the right-wing opposition, clearing the way for Francois Hollande to sign the bill.
He said: "I have taken [the decision]; now it is time to respect the law of the Republic.
Deadly floods sweep southern China
The death toll from rainstorms that battered southern China this week has reached 55 with at least 14 others missing, Chinese authorities say.
The Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said Saturday that storms and flooding and landslides have hit at least nine provinces in the country since Tuesday.
It said Guangdong province was the hardest, with 36 deaths and 10 missing people, follo
NKorea fires 3 short-range missiles: South Korea
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions.
The North fired two missiles Saturday morning and another in the afternoon, South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said by phone. H
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Rafa Nadal returns to action
When Rafa Nadal returned to action in February after seven months out with a knee injury he never thought that just over three months later he would have another five titles in the bag, including two more Masters triumphs.
The Spaniard, a former number one and the French Open champion, dropped to five in the world during his enforced absence before storming back to win in Sao Paulo, Acapul
Walton Hill Tract Hockey begins on May 22
The Walton Hill Tract Hockey Competition begins on May 22 at the Moulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium. Bangladesh Hockey Federation will arrange the hockey meet with the financial assistance of Walton.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Hockey Federation Khaja Rahmatullah disclosed all the matters related to the hockey competition at a press conference held at the conference room of Bangla
Former US Open golf champs Venturi dies
Ken Venturi, the 1964 US Open champion who spent 35 years as a US television golf commentator, has died at the age of 82, US media reported on Friday.
The San Francisco Chronicle said Venturi's son, Matt, had informed the newspaper that his father died on Friday afternoon in Rancho Mirage, California, near Palm Springs.
Venturi's death came just two days after his 82nd birthday an
17 athletes for athletics coaching camp
Bangladesh Women's Sports Association has selected 17 female athletes for a 15-day long women's athletics coaching camp. The training camp will be held from May 24 to June 7 at the Dhanmondi Sultana Kamal Women's Sports Complex.
The selected athletes have been asked to report at the office room of Bangladesh Women's Sports Association on May 23.
The athletes, who have been chosen fo
Serena Williams reaches Italian Open final
A week out from the French Open, Serena Williams is one victory away from winning her fourth consecutive title this year.
The top-ranked American overcame an early break of her serve to roll past Romanian qualifier Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 Saturday and reach the Italian Open final, extending her career-best winning streak to 23 matches.
In Sunday's final, Williams will face either thir
Iran National Women's Football team jogging during their practice session at the Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club ground, Kalabagan in the city on Friday.
Mourinho, Ronaldo off as Atletico stun Real
Atletico Madrid won their 10th Spanish Cup on Friday when they beat bitter city rivals Real Madrid 2-1 in extra-time in a match which saw both Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo sent-off.
Real had been unbeaten in the previous 25 meetings between the two sides dating back 14 years and Mourinho's men got off to the perfect start when Ronaldo headed in Luka Modric's corner.
BFF ready to host AFC Women's Asia Cup
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is all set to host the AFC Women's Asia Cup 2014 group B qualifiers schedule to begin from May 21 (Tuesday) at Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
Iran, Thailand, the Philippines and hosts Bangladesh are participating in the group where the champions will qualify to the final round.
The total budget of this group match is 60 lakh Taka.
Rahmatganj post 3-1 win over Agrani Bank in BCL
Rahmatganj Muslim and Friends Society posted a 3-1 goal victory over Agrani Bank Club in the second leg of Premier Bank Bangladesh Championship Football League at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the city's Kamalapur on Saturday.
In the day's match, M Helal put Rahmatganj ahead early in the second minute of the match and Shirfin Rony doubled the lead in the
Despair over spread of spot-fixing 'cancer'
The arrest of three Indian cricketers for spot-fixing has prompted new fears over the growing influence of betting mafias on the game in the subcontinent and despair about the "cancer" of corruption.
Police behind the arrests say the trio were acting under orders from crime syndicates whose bosses are based in the Gulf but are well aware of the rewards if they can manipulate eve
New Zealand 207 all out against England
New Zealand were bowled out for 207 in reply to England's first innings 232, a deficit of 25 runs, on the third day of the first Test at Lord's on Saturday.
James Anderson took five wickets for 47 runs, a haul that included his 300th Test wicket, and fellow seamer Steven Finn four for 63.
For New Zealand Ross Taylor top-scored with 66, while Kane Williamson made 60 in his fi
Thailand Women football team arrives in city today
Thailand Women football team arrives in the city today (Sunday) afternoon to participate in the AFC Women's Asia Cup 2014 group B Qualifiers that will begin on May 21 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS).
Besides, the Philippines eve team is expected to touch down in the city on Saturday evening, informed Bangladesh Football Federation public relation officer Ahasn Ahmed Amit to BSS o
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Chopard Jewellery robbery, gunshot overshadow Weinstein’s Oscar slate, ‘The Past’ premiere
Day 3 of the Cannes Film Festival saw unusual incidents occur.
The day began with the robbery of Chopard Jewellery which was reportedly intended for actors. The missing jewels were reportedly valued at $1.4 million but the company did not give details. Later in the afternoon a man fired two bullets into the air during an interview with Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. The police captured the
‘HSBC-Kali O Kolom Torun Kobi O Lekhak Puroshkar’ given
To encourage the young writers and poets of the country, HSBC and Bangla monthly publication, ‘Kali O Kolom’ have been jointly giving away “HSBC-Kali O Kolom Torun Kobi O Lekhok Puroshkar” since 2008. The award recognises excellence in literature.
The HSBC-Kali O Kolom Torun Kobi O Lekhok Puroshkar for the year 2012 were given at a function held at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium o
Mahi at ‘Ayojon-e Amontron-e’
Promising film heroine Mahia Mahi will be present at GTV’s celebrity talk related show “Ayojon-e Amontron-e” today. It will be aired at 6:30pm.
The programme, produced by Sohel Rana, will be hosted by Ferdous Ara Bonya and Alina.
While taking part in discussion with the hosts in the programme, Mahi will tell many untold stories of her life. Therefore, she will disclose her future
Daily soap ‘Jononi’
Narrating the tales of the mothers, popular daily soap “Jononi” will be aired tonight on Gazi Television (GTV) at 8:35pm.
Production house, Pathik is the producer of the daily soap. Directed by Shahadat Hossain, the script of the serial has been developed by Shyamol Bhaduri.
The daily soap features Prisila Parvin, Chanchal Mahmud, Moushumi Nag, Shahadat Hossain, Shoeb, Nima Rahman
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Test run for Ctg Circular train
The Circular train hit tracks on a test run between Chittagong and Foujdarhat station on Saturday in a bid to ease the suffering of the commuters and improve traffic situation.
"The train left for Faujdarhat station of Sitakunda from Chittagong rail station at 10:00am," Said Railway commercial Manager (east) Rakonuzzaman.
A railway source said the services will run i
One held with 360 pieces Yaba tablets
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a drug trader with 360 pieces Yaba tablets from Chadni supermarket under Kotwali thana in the city on Friday night.
The arrested drug trader was identified as Mohammad Abul Kalam, 28, son of Nurul Islam, hailed from Satkania upazila of the district.
Receiving secret information, a RAB team arrested the drug trader from the 6th floor o
Khagrachhari Shibir chief among 17 arrested
Police on Saturday arrested 17 leaders and activists of the Khagrachhari districts unit of Jamaat-e-Islami's student affiliate Islami Chhatra Shibir.
Shibir's district President Mohammad Minhaz and Panchari Upazila unit President Belal Hossain were among the arrestees.
Officer-In-Charge of the Panchari Police Station Alamgir Hossain told bdnews24.com that they arrested the 17 Shibir
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Joint and Multilateral Chambers organized a Meet the Press at Hotel Westin in the city on Saturday. Among others, Deputy Chief of Japan Embassy in Bangladesh was present.
Guantanamo costs $150m a year
Why is Guantanamo Bay still in existence? It costs the American taxpayers 150 million dollars a year to house and feed 166 men who are detained there, and we're not sure why. Obama promised to close it during his campaign, and it remains open.
The 166 men who remain in Guantanamo are now on a hunger strike. They are protesting the fact that they have been incarcerated wit
The United States chided Russia for sending missiles to the Syrian government as plans for a peace conference promoted by Washington and Moscow were hit by diplomatic rifts over its scope and purpose.
Sectarian bloodshed in neighboring Iraq during Friday prayers, a hacking attack on a Western newspaper by sympathizers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and defiant comments by a rebel comm
Chambers for end to pol crisis thru talks
Several foreign and joint chambers on Saturday in a rare move unanimously made a call to end political violence in Bangladesh and urged major parties to resolve their problems for the sake of trade and investment.
Bangladesh-German, Bangladesh-Malaysia, Dutch-Bangladesh, Japan-Bangladesh and France-Bangladesh chambers of commerce and the Nordic chamber issued a joint statement as they foun
Trader shot dead in city
A trader was stabbed to death allegedly by drug dealers in the city's Kadamtali area on Saturday. The victim was identified as Mofizur Rahman alias Sabuj, 38, son of Ali Ahmed. A resident of 1578 Dakkhin Dhania under Kadamtali Police Station, Sabuj had been dealing with sand, rod and brick.
Victim's family members said local drug dealers, including Shawkat, Mamun, Kala Mona, Chhagla Babu a
New household gas links in 10-15 days
Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company, a state-owned gas agency, will start providing physical connections to households within the next 10-15 days.
Titas Gas, responsible for gas transmission and distribution business in the capital and adjoining areas, has already started disposing of pending applications seeking gas connections.
"We've already started dealing with
Nat'l unity against water aggression by India stressed
Leaders of Bangladesh National Awami Party (Bangladesh NAP), a partner of the 18-party alliance, have urged all to forge national unity against Indian water aggression.
They at a discussion on Saturday also criticised the government for its silence when India is constructing dams and barrages at the upper reaches of different trans-boundary rivers illegally.
The party arranged the
Hasina goes to Thailand today
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Thailand this morning (Sunday) on a three-day official tour to attend the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit (2nd APWS) to be held in Chiang Mai on May 19-20.
A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG088), carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage, will leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:00 am.
The Prime Minister i
Garment workers staged demonstrations in city's Sheorapara area demanding payment of outstanding salaries on Saturday.
AL leader among 2 shot dead in Khulna
Two people, including a local Awami League leader, were shot to death by some unidentified miscreants at Ahmedabad in Rupsha upazila of Khulna district on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Khan Jahid Hasan, 48, acting general secretary of Fakirhat upazila unit Awami League and chairman of Fakirhat sadar union, and his driver Munna Sheikh, 35, son of Abdul Kalam of Rupsha bus stand
Join JS not only to save membership
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday warned opposition leader Khaleda Zia of dire consequences if she does not refrain from destructive activities like arson attacks and murders.
"I'll request the opposition leader to stop vicious acts like arson attacks on buses, killings and damaging railway property and locomotives…if you don't stop these we know how to handle these things with
AL plans to solve issues in JS
The much-talked about dialogue between the government and BNP is facing uncertainty as Awami League (AL) has decided not to send any formal invitation letter to the opposition as earlier promised by ruling party general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam.
In contrary, the AL has planned to solve the ongoing crisis, including the election-time interim government issue, in the parliament in the
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Stop human trafficking
A SECTION of manpower agents is engaged in human trafficking in collaboration with international rackets. As reported, the Brazilian federal police have rescued 80 Bangladeshis from eight houses in Samambaia town near Brasilia. International smugglers organise trips for people to foreign countries and collect people from Bangladesh through their local agents. Most travellers who are t
Overuse of groundwater
THE findings of a seminar-sometime ago-were startling to say the least. Its participants revealed underground water level in 192 upazillas of 41 districts, comprising nearly two-thirds of the country, had fallen below the suction limit of shallow tube-wells. Tube-well users in households in many cases in affected areas are not getting water even after sinking their suction pipes to progressively
Observance of Mother Day : Some reflections
Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque, Dr. M Abul Kashem Mozumder
Observance of mother day bears a special significance. All over the world it is observed in honour of the mothers who take care of their babies after birth. The first celebration of the day was held in ancient Greece during spring. The Greeks paid tribute to Rhea-the mother of the Gods. In England celebration was held on 4th Sunday as '
Discriminating against the poor !
Should the State provide security to its rich citizens who are facing a threat perception? This raging debate has flared anew in the Indian public space following the government's offer to provide top level security to billionaire Mukesh Ambani after a terror group threatened to blow up his one-billion dollar Mumbai home 'Antilia'.
A security and threat analysis conducted
Not equipment, efficiency needed first
Snatching, robbery is going on despite the presence of a regular force to enforce law and order on highways. They snatch goods laden trucks, pick up vans carrying consignments for export and even dare to commit murder who protest. There are allegations against some members of highway police that they are directly or indirectly involved in those crimes.
The government set up hig
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Odd hours’ exam timing taxing examinees
Masum Billah :
Peaceful and tranquil social environment is very important for the examinees of any level of education and it is more important and necessary for the young and teenage learners. Unfortunately we have failed to ensure it for our examinees. Still I remember during our honours final examination at Jahangirnagar University all the
Keeping the school-age children Hepatitis-B free
Hepatitis B virus infection is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to hepatocellular carcinoma and liver cirrhosis worldwide. During 2003-2005 Bangladesh introduced hepatitis B vaccine into the routine childhood vaccination schedule. This study evaluated the impact of hepatitis B vaccine introduction in Bangladesh by comparing hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) prevalence among childr
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