Bangladesh-India Mitali Express to begin maiden journey tomorrow

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
Mitali Express, the third passenger train to be operated between India and Bangladesh, is set to start its maiden journey tomorrow morning.
Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan, who is now visiting India, and Indian Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will jointly flag off the new train virtually from the Rail Bhavan in New Delhi at

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2 Pran concerns win productivity award

By Business Desk : dhakamirror.com
Habiganj Agro Ltd and Sylvan Technologies Ltd, sister concerns of Pran-RFL Group, won National Productivity and Quality Excellence Award-2020 for enhancing productivity and manufacturing quality products.
On behalf of Habiganj Agro, Eleash Mridha, managing director of Pran Group, and Mostafizur Rahman, chief operating officer of Sylvan Technologies, received the award from Industries

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22 universities discuss proposed changes in admission test

The vice-chancellors of 22 general, science and technology public universities in a meeting on Monday discussed dates, fees, examination centres and migration facilities to bring required changes in cluster-based admission tests.
Proposals were made to bring forward the date of admission tests, increase the fees for

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Mobile data usage per month doubles since covid pandemic

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
The mobile data traffic per month has reached almost doubled ever since the coronavirus pandemic began as businesses, schools and the public are forced to move their services online.
For example, the average monthly data usage of a single mobile customer was 2 gigabytes (GB) in March 2020 while it now stands at around 4.5 GB, according to Bangladesh

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‘Rickshaw Girl’ being screened in US for 4 weeks in a row

‘Rickshaw Girl’, directed by Amitabh Reza, is being screened in various states of the United States for four weeks in a row after its successful premiere in Manhattan and New York, said a press release.
‘Rickshaw Girl’ has already been screened in 52 cities across 18 states of the United States. Viewers in Arizona and California are enjoying the film screening this week

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Graduates from world’s top universities get new UK visa option

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
Graduates from the world’s top universities now have a new route into the United Kingdom.
The government says the “high-potential individual” route will attract the “brightest and best” early in their careers.
Under the scheme announced on Monday, graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the top 50 universities abroad can

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Angel Di Maria to retire from international football after World Cup in Qatar

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
Angel Di Maria has indicated that he will retire from international football after the World Cup.
At 34, the Argentinian international, whose contract with PSG will end at the end of June, announced on Monday that he would retire from international football.
“After this World Cup, it will be time. There are a lot of guys who are at international

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FIFA WC trophy scheduled to tour Dhaka on June 8

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
The FIFA World Cup trophy is scheduled to tour Bangladesh for 36-hour in early June, Bangladesh Football Federation general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohagh told media on Monday. ‘The trophy will arrive in Dhaka on June 8 and leave the following day for a 36-hour tour of Bangladesh,’ said Shohagh.
The trophy tour will be accompanied by a seven-member FIFA delegation, including

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‘Reckless driving’ claims 10 lives

25 hurt as bus crashes into tree
Ten people, including a nine-year-old, died and 25 others were seriously injured as a bus of Jamuna Line Transport crashed into a tree in Sanuhar area of Ujirpur, Barishal, in the early morning yesterday.
Survivors of the crash said they repeatedly asked the driver to slow down the vehicle, but he did not listen and kept on driving recklessly

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How many poor students at pvt universities studying for free? HC asks

The High Court today (May 30, 2022) wanted a report on how many underprivileged students and children of freedom fighters have received the opportunity to study at private universities without paying tuition fees since 2010 under the relevant law.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been ordered to submit the report to the

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RU halts teacher’s promotion over sexual harassment of 2 students

Rajshahi University authorities have suspended the four-year increment of a teacher, and also his promotion, for harassing sexually and mentally two students of the university’s Institute of Education and Research (IER).
The decision was taken against Assistant Professor Bishnu Kumar Adhikari at the university’s 514th Syndicate meeting chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Golam Sabbir Sattar yesterday

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7UP TVC features Shakib, Fido Dido

A new television commercial of lemon and lime flavoured non-caffeinated soft drink 7UP was released on Monday as a part of a “Think Fresh” summer campaign featuring brand ambassador Shakib Al Hasan.
It portrays Shakib making his way through a situation in life taking inspiration from 7UP’s mascot Fido Dido and motivates youngsters to be calm and tackle every tough situation with

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Amber Heard: It’s easy to forget I’m a human being

Amber Heard says she felt humiliated and had faced hundreds of daily death threats after testifying at Johnny Depp’s trial against her.
Speaking on the final day of the trial before closing statements, the actress said: “Perhaps it’s easy to forget, but I am a human being.”
Mr Depp, 58, is suing Ms Heard, 36, over an article she wrote in which she said she was the victim of abuse

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Fun trip turns tragic

Three Buet staffers killed in Bandarban road crash; five labourers die in separate accident in Sirajganj
Three tourists were killed and six others injured as a microbus carrying them crashed into a roadside ditch in Bandarban’s Thanchi upazila Thusdayday morning.
Among the victims are eight employees of Buet’s security unit, said police.
Another road crash in Sirajganj left five labourers dead and four others injured

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Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh to keep series-winning record intact

It all came crumbling down for Bangladesh just after Lunch on the fifth and final day of their series-deciding Test against Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.
After Asitha Fernando bagged a 10-wicket haul to bundle out Bangladesh for 169 in their second innings, Sri Lanka got over the line in just 3 overs into their second innings as the

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