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8yrs spent on bridge over Surma

Work of the under-construction Kazirbazar bridge on the River Surma in Sylhet city is yet to be completed even eight years after its beginning. Officials of the Roads and Highways Department, which is funding the bridge and supervising the construction work, held re-making the map, delay in land acquisition of approach road and allocating fund responsible for the excessive delay […]

November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Science club Projonmo inaugurated in Rajshahi

The Rajshahi-based environment and science club Projonmo started its journey in the city on Saturday night. Chaired by Projonmo president Subrata Pal and conducted by its general secretary Mustafizur Rahman, the Hunger Project Bangladesh country director Badiul Alom Majumdar attended the inauguration programme as the chief guest. Badiul Alom Majumdar advised the club authorities to conduct research works on the […]

November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Etihad Airways celebrates 10th anniversary

The Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates, celebrated its 10th Anniversary at a hotel in Dhaka on Sunday, said a press release. The UAE ambassador in Bangladesh, Saeed Bin Hajar Al-Shehi, inaugurated the programme cutting cake along with the airline’s officials. The Etihad Airways began its journey in 2003 and has carried around 10.3 million passengers till 2012. From its centre at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad offers flights to 94 […]

November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

KUET VC: declared ‘persona non-grata’

The civil engineering department teachers of Khulna University of Science and Technology declared their vice-chancellor ‘persona non-grata’ on Sunday for taking over the charges as the head of the department on his own. Announcing the decision, some 22 teachers of the department said they would not comply with any directives of the VC, Professor M Alamgir. The university sources said […]

November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Young man commits suicide in N’ganj

A young man committed suicide on early Sunday reportedly after a family feud in Shimrail area under Shiddhirganj police in Narayanganj. The deceased was Biplob Hossain, 22, son of the Narayanganj City Corporation ward 4 councillor Nur Hossain. Quoting family members, the Narayanganj police super, Syed Nurul Islam, said Biplob was locked in an altercation with his father on Saturday night and later his […]

November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Highest bidders to get Rajuk Uttara commercial plots

The parliamentary standing committee on the Ministry of Housing and Public Works at a meeting in Dhaka on Sunday decided that the highest bidders would get Rajuk Uttara seven commercial plots. The committee at its 52nd meeting held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with committee chairman ABM Fajle Karim in the chair. The meeting asked authorities concerned for issuing work order […]

November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

ASK concerned over arrest of opposition activists

Ain O Salish Kendra on Sunday expressed deep concern over the arrest of opposition leaders and activists across the country by law enforcing agencies. In a press release signed by ASK executive director Sultana Kamal, the human rights organisation said it thinks all political parties need to take initiative to overcome the present political crisis through discussion. ASK called on […]

November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

New dept opens at DU

The department of educational and counselling psychology was officially inaugurated at Dhaka University on Sunday. The DU vice-chancellor, Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique, inaugurated the department as the chief guest, a press release said. Biological sciences faculty dean Professor Md Imdadul Haque chaired the function while psychology professors Anisur Rahman and Shamim Firdous Karim were present as special guests. The department […]

November 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

TAWKI MURDER: Roundtable seeks PM’s order for arresting killers

Politician and civil society activists on Saturday sought prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s order on the law enforces to arrest the killers of college student Tanvir Mohammad Tawki. At a roundtable at Jaitya Press Club, they alleged that the investigation into the killing had been stopped as Osman family in Narayanganj, the family of influential Awami League leader Shamim Osman, were […]

November 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Korean speech contest, cultural festival held in city

Korean Speech Contest and Korean Cultural Festival, organised by the Korea International Cooperation Agency, was held at the Bangladesh National Museum auditorium and on the Central Public Library premises respectively on Saturday. The Korean Speech Contest, conducted by the KOICA volunteers, aims to promote Korean Language competency and strengthening the friendship between Korea and Bangladesh and is an annual event. […]

November 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Robbers shoot minor boy in N’ganj

Robbers shot a minor boy, injured five others and looted gold and cash from two houses on early Saturday in Modonganj area under the Bandar police in the city. The deceased was Salman, 8, son of Shah Jalal of the area, and also a Class III student of the Modonganj Government Primary School and the injured were Munna Mian, Rusel […]

November 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

BB awards 150 Rana Plaza rescuers

Bangladesh Bank on Saturday awarded 150 volunteers who risked taking part in rescue operation in Rana Plaza, the nine story building at Savar that collapsed on April 24 leaving more than 1100 people killed and scores injured and maimed. Bangladesh Bank green banking and corporate social responsibility department organised a reception programme at Bangladesh Bank Training Academy in capital to […]

November 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

BCL men beat up Shibir activist at RU

The leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League beat up an activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir at Rajshahi University campus on Saturday. The injured Shibir man was handed over to the police. The Shibir activist was identified as Matiur Rahman, a fourth year student of history department and a resident of the university’s Syeed Amir Ali hall. Witnesses said a […]

November 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Coliform bacteria found in water of Barisal eateries

Coliform bacteria, responsible for water-borne diseases, have been detected in drinking water of 77.5 per cent hotels and restaurants in the Barisal city. Mahmud Hasan, research analyst of environment directorate Barisal office, said they examined samples of drinking waters of 120 city hotels and restaurants in the last six months, and found coliform bacteria in 97 of them. After completing […]

November 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Rajshahi slum people get financial help

Community participation has become indispensable to engage the slum womenfolk in various income-generating activities for freeing them from poverty and hunger in the city, speakers in a grant-distribution ceremony have said. They have viewed there is no alternative to collective efforts to attain the cherished goal as the living and livelihood related problems of the slum households are long-lasting. They […]

November 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Robbery committed in N’ganj house

Robbers looted gold and cash from a house in Masdair area on Sher-e-Bangla road under the Fatulla police on Friday early hours. The house owner, Abul Bashar, said a gang of masked and armed robbers broke into the house early Friday and looted 45 tola of gold and Tk 1.5 lakh in cash. The Fatulla model police officer-in-charge, Md Akter Hossain, […]

November 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Harijan community starts Surya puja in Barisal

Members of Harijan (the untouchable) community of Barisal city started the two-day traditional Surya puja (sun worship) early Friday morning. The puja is being observed for the last 200 years by the community members. All of the six Harijan colonies and settlements of the city are observing the occasion in a festive mood. Going to the bank of the River […]

November 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Bus Rapid Transit line-3: Contract signed over implementation

The Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority on Thursday signed a contract with consultancy services to implement the 22.4-kilometre Bus Rapid Transit from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Keraniganj. Under the Clean Air and Sustainable Environment project, the BRT line 3 would be constructed at a cost of about Tk 2,000 crore and implemented by the DTCA. At the contract signing ceremony held […]

November 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Dhaka Comicon begins today

DHAKA Comicon, Bangladesh’s first-ever comic book convention, begins today. The two-day event is scheduled to conclude on Saturday. The event includes live art competition, short film competition, action figure photography competition, artist corner collectors’ exhibitions, gaming events, superhero comedy live performances and cosplay competition. According to the organisers, the programme will be held at Level 5 of Jamuna Future Park. […]

November 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

KUET students break fast on VC’s assurance

The protesting civil engineering department students of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology broke their fast-unto-death Thursday night as the university vice-chancellor, Professor Md Alamgir, assured them of resuming their classes on November 11. Over a hundred students of the department resumed their hunger strike on the campus on Monday, demanding immediate resumption of classes which have remained suspended for […]

November 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

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