Archive for October, 2013

DU ‘Gha’ unit intake tests tomorrow

Dhaka University’s ‘Gha’ unit intake test to enrol into its bachelor courses under 2013-14 academic sessions would be held tomorrow. The one-hour written examination between 10:00am and 11:00am would be held in 19 centres on the campus and 31 centres outside the campus. The students can know their seat-plans at http://admission.eis.du.ac.bd. None would be allowed to carry mobile phone, electronics […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Phone conversation and the after effect

Two sides need to start serious discussion to hold a free, fair, credible and peaceful election. It may be too much to expect, especially from an extremely unpopular government, which is obstinate to hang on to power. It should be reminded that the country belongs to people and their collective wish must be respected. The opposition party should remain rational […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Editorial

A public nuisance

The sight of open dump sites and the stench emanating from them within the capital Dhaka is turning the metropolis into one big, abominable dump. And just imagine the condition when you are trapped inside a CNG auto-rickshaw, stuck in the traffic for twenty minutes to half an hour at a spot right beside such a dump. This regularly happens […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Editorial

No let-up in mosquito menace

With its peak breeding season, from November to March, about to begin, mosquito menace, like the previous years, has started to haunt the people living in the capital Dhaka. According to a New Age report on Wednesday, residents of many areas, particularly home to middle- and low-income groups, have already complained about mosquitoes hampering their everyday life. Moreover, as it […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Editorial

So much for protection of canals, rivers

THE rate at which rivers and canals across the country are being encroached upon by land grabbers is a testimony to the lawlessness that could very well lead to a protracted environmental disaster. As New Age reported on Monday, encroachers have again filled up a major portion of the Ramchandpur canal at Mohammadpur in the capital for constructing structures on […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Editorial

US imperialism and America’s war machine: a destructive apparatus

The destructive apparatus known as the US war machine builds bases all around the world for the private corporate profit of Halliburton, Kellogg Brown and Root and maintains concentration camps with emaciated prisoners cleared for release at Guantanamo who are being force fed and choked to maintain the profitability of running overseas prison garrisons for the sake of a bloody […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Op-Ed

The Saudi Arabian conundrum

It is likely that the sudden rejection of the seat was a combination of three factors. An element of self-protective pragmatism, coupled with the opportunity to give a backhanded diplomatic slap to their erstwhile benefactors while yet receiving the most plus points for their ‘principled stand’. This is the best of all worlds, writes Mervyn Hosein SAUDI Arabia’s rejection of […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Op-Ed

Govt finalises draft framework of FTA with Turkey

The government is going to start negotiations with Turkey soon for signing a free trade agreement with the country, commerce ministry officials said. In this regard, the ministry on Wednesday finalised the draft framework of the agreement for carrying out negotiations with Turkey on the proposed FTA, they said. Commerce secretary Mahbub Ahmed presided over the meeting held at the […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

ONLINE TRANSACTION: Banks must give clients instant SMS, email

Bangladesh Bank is going to make mandatory for the scheduled banks to provide the clients with instant alert service with short text message and email on every online transaction, said officials of the central bank. The BB has already asked the banks to take necessary measures in this regard within the shortest possible time as it (central bank) would bring […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Confident Tigers look to seal series

Bangladesh will go into the second One-Day International against New Zealand today hoping to seal a series victory after a thrilling 43-run win in Tuesday’s opener. The win in the opener brought back the confidence that enabled the Tigers to complete an unprecedented 4-0 sweep in 2010. Tuesday’s win was their fifth in a row against New Zealand – a […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Mozena pushes garment owners for trade union

Many of the factory owners in Bangladesh do not want trade union and they even create obstacles so that trade union rights cannot be established, US ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena said on Wednesday. Trade union rights have to be established if the country wants to regain the Generalised System of Preferences in the US market, he observed. The […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Oman ban on hiring foreign construction workers to hurt manpower export

Oman, which is currently the main destination for Bangladeshi migrant workers, has decided to impose restriction on recruitment of foreign workers in construction and cleaning jobs for the next six months from November 1. Bangladesh would be greatly affected by the restriction as it sends most of the workers to Oman in such categories, according to officials of Bureau of […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

SEC mulls launching of KYC, access to bank accounts of investors

The securities regulator has plans to introduce measures including KYC (Know-Your-Client) criteria for share investors, getting access to their bank accounts by the regulator and establishing a Clearing and Settlement Organisation to comply with the international best practices. The planned move, despite being sensitive in nature and application, would be enforced in phases taking into account the overall stability in […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Dhaka stocks down on dialogue uncertainty

Dhaka stocks declined on Wednesday after three sessions on the up as the investors opted to sell shares amid uncertainty over a consensus between the ruling party and the opposition. The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, slid to 3,946.01 points, shedding 1.08 per cent, or 43.12 points. DS30, the blue-chip index of the DSE, eased 0.15 per […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Writ petition challenging DSE EGM withdrawn

The High Court on Wednesday withdrew its order of injunction on the holding of the Dhaka Stock Exchange’s extraordinary general meeting scheduled for Tuesday last. The bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman passed the order after accepting the prayer of DSE member Ahmed Iqbal Hasan for withdrawing the writ petition on personal grounds. The High Court’s stay order issued on Monday […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Mercantile Bank, Banglalink to launch MY CASH

Banglalink Digital Communications and Mercantile Bank recently signed an agreement to jointly launch MY CASH, a mobile banking service through the Banglalink network, said a press release. The commercial launch of MY CASH service is expected very soon, it added. This will enable Banglalink subscribers with a registered MY CASH account to access and avail MY CASH services through their […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Injury ends Williamson’s tour

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson was ruled out of the remainder of his side’s tour of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with a thumb injury, a team official said on Wednesday. Williamson was struck on the left thumb in the 35th over while fielding at point during the first One-Day International against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday. Williamson immediately left the […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Footballers’ transfer deferred again

Bangladesh Football Federation on Wednesday deferred the inter-club player transfers for the fourth time for 15 days following an appeal from the clubs, said the officials. The professional league committee of the BFF took the decision at an emergency meeting after receiving a written application from seven professional clubs, including popular giants Mohammedan SC and Abahani. The transfer window was […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Half-marathon in Cox’s Bazar on Friday

A half-marathon, organised by Big Bangla Run and sponsored by Ifad Group, will be held in Cox’s Bazar on Friday. The 21.1-kilometre international-standard run will start from Kalatoli Niribili Mosque at 7:00am and will end at the Inani beach point. About 1,500 runners from home and abroad are expected to participate in the race, organisers said at a press conference […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

New-look Naeem seeks success

Batsman Naeem Islam hopes to reap the benefits of his transformed batting approach, which he developed during his absence from the national team after an injury prompted him to miss the tours of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe earlier this year. Naeem, who was included in the Test squad for the home series against New Zealand, could not break into a […]

October 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

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