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Greens for climate change adaptation under UN

Greens on Saturday called for taking action on the ground to promote climate change adaptation under UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Speaking at a consultation at National Press Club they urged the fast developing countries to take more mitigation initiative so that the Least Developing Countries like Bangladesh would require no adaptation in the long run. World Water Forum […]

February 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

TCB cancels licences of 6 dealers in Khulna

The Khulna regional office of the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh has cancelled licences of six enlisted dealers as allegations of malpractices against them were proved after investigation. Besides, 24 dealers have also received notices, issued by TCB office, to show cause why their licenses should not be cancelled on charge of malpractices. The dealers whose licences have been cancelled for […]

February 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Dialysis can be done at home: expert

Patients can perform dialysis at home and continue with normal life if a method, not yet popular in Bangladesh, is used in a country where one in six kidney patients miss out on the hospital-based procedure due to unavailability. ‘If we could make the Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis procedure popular, they could receive the treatment at home,’ Professor Harun-ur-Rashid, president […]

February 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

EKUSHEY BOOK FAIR: Guardians want quality books for kids

Parents taking their children to the Ekushey Book fair on the the Bangla Academy premises on Friday sought quality books. The earlier part of the day dedicated to the children also witnessed a huge crowd. Many guardians, however, on the day expressed concern over the quality of the books been sold at a high price. ‘I have brought my kid […]

February 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Santal people demand primary education in mother tongue

The Santal people in Rajshahi on Friday put forward their seven-point charter of demand that includes teaching primary education in their mother tongue besides Bangla. Others demands include establishment of a Santal language academy, books in Santal language, steps to protect the Santal heritage, engaging scholars in developing Santal language, establishing Adibashi Language Academy under the Mother Tongue Institute and […]

February 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Auto-rickshaw owners, drivers charge fares at will

CNG-run auto-rickshaws continue to ply in the Sylhet city and outskirts, grossly violating the road transport regulators’ instruction to charge fares through metres that was imposed upon them five years ago. ‘Not a single auto-rickshaw driver in the city plies with their metre on. They charge fares at their will paying no heed to the government instruction,’ said Himel Ahmed, […]

February 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Maghbazar flyover: PM lays foundation stone today

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, will lay the foundation stone of the much-awaited Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover in the capital today. She will lay the foundation stone of 8.25-kilometre flyover in Hatirjheel area (adjacent to Moghbazar rail crossing) at 4:00pm, LGED sources said. The Moghbazar-Mouchak (Joint) Flyover Construction Project is being implemented by the Local Government Engineering Department under the ministry of […]

February 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Guns recovered in Sylhet

Rapid Action Battalion recovered two fir arms from the Sylhet city on late Thursday night. On tip-offs, a team of RAB-9 conducted a drive at Khadimpara under the Shah Paran police at about 10:00pm Thursday to seize the guns in abandoned condition from the backyard of Khadimpara Government Primary School. RAB-9 on-duty media officer said they handed over the firearms […]

February 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Love leads book fair to new height

The Amar Ekushey Book Fiar assumed a different look on Thursday, with the visitors presenting each other with books as a token of their love on Valentine’s Day. Both the young and old couples, parents and kids grabbed the occasion to pour out their hearts to each other. ‘We have presented our favourite people with books and passed some memorable […]

February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Sundarban Day observed in Khulna

The 11th Sundarbans Day was observed in Khulna on Thursday. A discussion meeting, jointly organised by Sundarban Academy and Sundarban Forest Division, was held at the Khulna Press Club in the morning, marking the day. Conservator of Khulna forests Md Akbar Hossain was present in the discussion meeting as chief guest. Speakers at the programme stressed the need to form […]

February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

SUST students block road in protest at attack

Students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology held demonstrations on the campus on Thursday, protesting at attack on a university bus Wednesday night, which left four students injured. Miscreants attacked the bus at around 9:30pm when a group of students were returning to the halls on the campus after participating in the ongoing mass demonstration in front of the […]

February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Muktangan turns into parking space

Muktangan, the open space designated for holding social and political programmes in the capital, has over the years turned into a parking space for cars and microbuses of rent-a-car business. The Dhaka Microbus Car owners Association has set up its office in the space without any permission of the authorities concerned. Dhaka South City Corporation estate officer Shamsul Alam said […]

February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Pahela Phalgun adds colour to book fair

The celebrations marking Pahela Phalgun, the first day of spring according to the Bangla calendar, added a new dimension to the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, with young people, in colourful dresses, roaming the fair premises. Thousands of young people, the boys in traditional pyjamas and punjabis and the girls in yellow saris, crowded the fair and its adjacent areas, […]

February 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

IMPROVED WASTE MANAGEMENT: Dhaka seeks continued JICA support

Local government division secretary Abu Alam Mohammad Shahid Khan on Wednesday asked Japan International Cooperation Agency to continue with providing technical support to Dhaka city corporations in solid waste management for 10 more years. ‘By that time we will be skilled enough to do the job efficiently by ourselves,’ said Abu Alam in his address as the chief guest to […]

February 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Convocation of UIU held

The 2nd convocation of United International University was held on Wednesday at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital. The education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, presided over the programme while former adviser to the caretaker government Mirza Azizul Islam was present as convocation speaker. United International University’s vice-chancellor M Rezwan Khan and its Board of Trustees chairman Hasan Mahmood Raja […]

February 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

REHAB fair begins in Chittagong

The four-day ‘RHAB fair 2013’ began at the gymnasium of Chittagong Zila Krira Shangstha in the port city on Wednesday. The Real Estate and Housing Association has organised the fair for the seventh time with ‘Green for the Country’ as slogan. Abdus Salam, chairman of the Chittagong Development Authority, inaugurated the fair while REHAB president Nasrul Kadir presided over the […]

February 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

University day observed at SUST

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on Wednesday observed its 22th founding anniversary with festivity. Marking the day, the university authorities brought out a procession at about 9:30am after hoisting the national and university flags. The procession, led by acting vice-chancellor and also university treasure Professor Elias Uddin Biswas, began at the administrative building. The procession ended in front of […]

February 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

‘Mortality from cancer caused by arsenic high’

Mortality rate from any cancer caused by chronic arsenic exposure is 59 per one lakh population in Bangladesh. Dr M Abul Hasnat, senior lecturer, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, Australia revealed this research finding while addressing a dissemination seminar titled ‘Cancer Morbidity and Mortality among Chronically Arsenic Exposed Population in Rural Bangladesh’ at BRAC Centre […]

February 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Amar Ekushey Book Fair: Publishers sell pirated Indian books

More than a dozen publishing houses are displaying and selling pirated Indian books and those of other publishers in Amar Ekushey Book Fair, breaching the fair guidelines. The fair began this year with a vow to resist the sale and display of pirated books and books published by other publishing houses as the fair this time was dubbed the fair […]

February 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Owners of CNG autos want economic life of vehicles extended

Owners of CNG auto-rickshaws on Tuesday urged the government to extend the economic life of their vehicles from 11 years to 30 years. The owners, under the banner of Chittagong CNG Baby Taxi Malik Samity, submitted a memorandum to the Chittagong Metropolitan Police commissioner and deputy director of BRTA, Chittagong division. In the memorandum, Abdul Mannan, president of the owners’ […]

February 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

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