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Complaint against RAKUB GM comes true

The Rajshahi Krishy Unnayan Bank general manager, Ekramul Haque, was found guilty by the probe body formed to investigate his attempt to sexually harass his colleague. The probe body submitted the report to the finance ministry for taking necessary steps. According to the report, the GM called the victim to his room and tried to abuse her. She, however, managed […]

August 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

RAB arrests  2 Jamaat, Shibir men

The Rapid Action Battalion arrested two activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir and seized Tk 2 lakh from the capital’s Mirpur Thursday night. The arrestees were Jamaat activist Abdur Rahman, 52, and his son Arifur Rahman, 22, an activist of Shibir. A RAB team raided their house at Section-2, Mirpur at about 2:00am and detained them. RAB claimed that the arrested […]

August 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Historic Manasa temple reopens in Barisal

The five hundred years old historic Manasa Temple, popularly known as ‘Bijoy Gupter Manasa Mandir,’ reopened at Goila in Agoiljhara of Barisal after completing reconstruction and renovation on Friday. Other works of reconstruction and renovation with the unique dome-shaped architecture were opened to people on the day by lighting Mangal-Prodip. Among others, Talukdar Md Yunus, local AL lawmaker, Abu Alam […]

August 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Construction of Shahbagh underpass yet to start

The construction of Shahbagh underpass is yet to start while the work was scheduled to start on December 15, 2012. The working people of the Shahbagh area, who face acute problem daily in the absence of any footbridge or underpass in the area, have alleged that the construction work has not started yet though the foundation stone was laid eight […]

August 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Revised fund for gas supply to south approved

The government has approved the revised fund of Tk 409 crore for implementation of the project to supply gas through pipelines to the south-western region of the country including Khulna. This approval came from a meeting of Executive Committee of National Economic Council, held Tuesday. The Sundarban Gas Company Limited project director, SM Rezaul Islam, hoped that allocation of the fund […]

August 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Postal cash card service gains popularity in Sylhet

The postal cash card service has been able to attract the clients within one year after it was launched in the region because of easy procedure and cost-effective charges. Sources in the Sylhet Head Post Office said the cash card service was launched at the post office in the beginning of 2012-13 financial year. The authorities concerned also launched the […]

August 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Ctg footpaths remain occupied by vendors

Footpaths in the Chittagong city remain occupied by makeshift shops, causing serious trouble to the pedestrians. The Chittagong City Corporation had taken an initiative before Eid-ul-Fitr to clear the city footpaths and rehabilitate the occupants elsewhere but the plan seems to have failed, with the footpaths still occupied by the vendors. Because of the footpath shops, the pedestrians are forced […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

DU’s citation to be given to Bangabandhu Museum

The Dhaka University authorities will hand over soon to Bangabandhu Museum the citation which was supposed to be presented to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at a convocation of DU on August 15, 1975, the fateful day when he along with his family members were killed. ‘The citation and some gift items, which were prepared to be given to Sheikh Mujib on […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Urban population to be 9cr by 2030: Nanak

More than nine crore people will live in the country’s urban areas by 2030, said state minister for local government and engineering department Jahangir Kabir Nanak on Wednesday. ‘At present, around five crore people live in the country’s urban areas. Urban population is increasing rapidly with the rising economic growth and it is presumed that over nine crore people will […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Dustbins ruin business at city market

Businessmen and employees at Khilgaon (Taltala) City Corporation Super Market in Dhaka have complained that they were facing serious trouble in running their businesses as the authorities have kept waste containers in front of their shops for the past few months. Employees of these shops have complained that it was tough for them to attend their workplaces because of bad […]

August 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Steps to save city canals end in failure

The government initiatives to save the existing canals from encroachment have fallen through for lack of proper excavation, demarcation and monitoring. Though Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority took many initiatives to protect reclaimed canals from further encroachment, it has not yet been able to complete building walkways along the banks of all the 26 canals, environmentalists have alleged. According […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Housemaid found dead in capital

Police on Tuesday recovered the body of a housemaid from a house in the capital’s Sidheshwari area. The deceased Rashida Akter, 30, daughter of Safar Ali, was from Shibchar of Madaripur. She worked at Flat 1/13, House 5, Ananya Building at Shidshwari. Farzana Bakul, the house owner, said Rashida went to sleep in a room on the flat after taking […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

5 held at Dhaka airport

Armed Police Battalion on Tuesday arrested five people, including an illegal dollar trader, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. They are Sumon Mia, 25, an illegal dollar trader, Wahedul Islam, 23, a worker of Bangladesh Biman, Munna Sheikh, 32, Nurjahan Begum, 30, a hawker and Hiron Mia, 16, who entered the airport illegally. Alamgir Hossain Shimul, senior assistant superintendent of APBN, […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Navy men rescue 16 fishermen from Karnaphuli

Members of Bangladesh Navy rescued 16 fishermen from a sunken fishing boat in the River Karnaphuli in Chittagong Monday night. The fishing boat, ‘FB Arifa-2’ carrying the fishermen overturned around 9:00pm due to strong current in the river after its engine went out of order while heading towards Ghat No-15 from Majhighat, said an ISPR release on Tuesday. Strong current […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

President for last-mile infrastructure

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday underscored the need for taking diplomatic efforts to strengthen relations with central Asian countries, including Uzbekistan. The president said this when newly appointed Bangladesh ambassador to Uzbekistan Mosud Mannan called on him at Bangabhaban. Hamid directed the ambassador to ensure closer bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit through developing better understanding with the host government. The […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Khulna newsprint mill yet to be reopened

The state-owned Khulna Newsprint Mills, shut down in 2002 on ground of being a losing enterprise, is yet to be reopened despite frequent assurances from the incumbent government. Re-opening of the mill was also one of the poll pledges of Awami League-led alliance. The KNM managing director, Kazi Ruhul Amin, said the government was still committed to reopening the mill […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Launch rams into Barisal port

A triple-deck launch and a portion of the Barisal port were damaged when another triple-deck launch anchored at the port early Tuesday. Witnesses and launch and port authorities said triple-deck launch MV Suravi-8, playing the Barisal-Dhaka-Barisal route, during anchoring at Barisal port at around 4:00am hit the backside of the earlier berthed triple-deck launch  of  MV Tipu-7 of the same […]

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Beauty parlours witness huge rush

Most of the beauty parlours, which provide skin care, facial aesthetic, foot care, hair treatment and many other services, are experiencing a heavy rush of young girls and women, with Eid-ul-Fitr just around the corner. Fashion enthusiasts, particularly the young people, rushed to different parlours and salons to get a new look with new hair style and make-up to celebrate […]

August 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Barisal takes preparation for Eid congregation

The main Eid congregation in the Barisal city will be held on Hemayet Uddin Central Eidgah Maidan at 8:30am. The congregation is expected to be attended by lawmakers, BCC mayor-elect, panel mayor and other socio-political personalities, high-ranking government officials as well as general people and female worshippers. The Barisal central Eidgah authorities started decorating the venue for Eid congressional prayer, said Maulana Abdul Mannan, president […]

August 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Rajshahi central park gets new look

Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Central Park and Zoo, the only spacious amusement place in Rajshahi metropolis, has got a new look with massive development work, officials concerned say. Various beautification and development works like lake renovation, approach road, attractive boundary wall and two modern bridges on the lake were executed. In addition to the modernisation work, effective measures were taken to […]

August 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

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