Saturday, May 25, 2024

EC to start updating voter list next month

BSS, Dhaka The Election Commission (EC) will update the voter list from next month and to complete the updating process, it will carry out a pilot project from February 8 to 12. “Though the updating was scheduled to be completed from January 2 to 31 as per law, it was not done due to upazila ... Read more

2 policemen beaten for assaulting housewife

Unb, Lalmonirhat Villagers beat 2 policemen including a sub-inspector and kept one confined, for assaulting a housewife at Vatiari in Sadar upazila. According to the villagers, Jobeda Begum, a police source and also a habitual litigant, lodged a case against Aynul Haq on dispute over land. Upon complaint, Sub Inspector (SI) Kiron and constable Emdadul ... Read more

3 killed in bus-truck collision in city

Staff Correspondent At least three people were killed and 15 injured when a truck collided with a bus at Bijoy Sarani in the Dhaka city early Sunday. One of the deceased, identified as Mohammad Chayan, 27, was the owner of a grocery shop at Bhutergali in the city. He was returning home from bishwa ijtema ... Read more

“I’ve never had a boyfriend!” – Asin

By Aly Kassam High off of the success of Ghajini, which is now an all-time blockbuster, Asin is currently working with superstars Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan in London Dreams. In a chat with Mumbai Mirror, she was asked to choose between Salman and Aamir and replied, “Not fair! How can you expect me to ... Read more

Deepika Padukone beats ‘sexiest’ Katrina in popularity rating

Mumbai: Katrina Kaif was declared internet’s most searched name with the highest probability of being a desktop wallpaper. That was a Google survey. Yahoo has come up with another declaring that Deepika has outrun Kats now. Despita churning out a flop out of her martial-arts-flair in the flop ‘Chandni Chowk To China’, Deepika has managed ... Read more

Millions hit by Google ‘breakdown’

Google users around the world have been hit by a malfunction that incorrectly reports every other website as potentially harmful. By Alastair Jamieson An apparent system error left millions of visitors to the site puzzled when links to all search results were flagged with the warning ‘This site may harm your computer’. It is thought ... Read more

Chhatak concrete sleeper plant idle for months

Delay in raw material import from India Iqbal Siddiquee, back from Chhatak, Sunamganj Production in the country’s lone concrete sleeper plant under Bangladesh Railway (BR) has remained suspended for more than eight months due to unusual delay in importing raw materials from India. Now there are only 8,000 pieces of concrete slippers in stock at ... Read more

‘Govt must come out of ‘winners take all’ syndrome’

Staff correspondent The government must come out of the system where ‘winners take all’ and take the opposition political parties in confidence in the greater interest of the country, said jurists, retired bureaucrats and former advisers at a discussion on Saturday. ‘The newly elected government, which has come [to power] with an overwhelming mandate, has ... Read more

Call to preserve cultural heritage of indigenous people

Adibasi Mela in Cox’s Bazar Call to preserve cultural heritage of indigenous people Staff Correspondent With a view to flourishing the country’s tourism industry and encouraging people to cast vote for Cox’s Bazar and the Sundarbans in the competition of “The New7Wonders foundation” a daylong Adibasi Mela (Indigenous People Fair) was held in the tourist ... Read more

Flora, fauna of Saint Martin’s island under critical stresses

BSS, Saint Martins The hotels and restaurants that sprang up in the recent past on Saint Martin’s Island , one of the ecologically critical areas (ECA) in the country, have been operating without any official approval. According to the law, building of any structure and carrying out any activity that might pollute the environment or ... Read more

Chobi Mela V: Photography comes of age in Bangladesh

Asia’s largest International Photography Exhibition kicks off Nadia Sarwat The inaugural ceremony of the international photography exhibition, Chobi Mela V, attracted a huge turnout. “I am immensely pleased to witness such an enthusiastic response. It’s been a long and hard struggle to get people interested in photography in our country. Today’s crowd indicates how far ... Read more

2nd Int’l Children’s Film Festival ends

Five children bag awards Jamil Mahmud The week-long 2nd International Children’s Film Festival ’09 ended on January 30. The closing ceremony was held at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium, Central Public Library, Shahbag. Five among 15 children received awards at the

Rajuk maintains no planning standard in DAP: committee

Taib Ahmed Although Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha had designed the Detailed Area Plan for the Dhaka city, the planning standard was not accurate, according to the review committee formed to revise the DAP. The 12-member review committee, which is entitled to rectify the DAP, held two meetings in this regard and found that the draft DAP ... Read more

Licence hassles at post offices

City Correspondent His fingers lingered on the computer keyboard like an elementary student getting his first lessons on a computer. Too bad, he is no elementary student. And too bad for the sixteen odd people queued before him to deposit the charges for driving licences and other car related documents at the Sub Post Office ... Read more

Ctg people face acute water crisis

High salinity found in WASA water Tushar Hayat . Chittagong The people in the Chittagong city have been facing acute crisis of drinking water for the last two weeks as they cannot use WASA-supplied water because of high salinity. The water supplied by the Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, Chittagong contains high salinity and it ... Read more

Staff crisis plagues Sylhet Chest Diseases Hospital

Zaman Monir . Sylhet Poor infrastructure and acute shortage of manpower is hampering healthcare service at Sylhet Chest Diseases Hospital. The hospital authorities cannot provide proper treatment for the patients due to severe staff crisis coupled with poor infrastructure, according to hospital sources. Out of the total 58 posts of medical officers, nurses and other ... Read more

JS special committee to look into all 119 ordinances

Questions interim govt’s authority to make so many promulgations Nazrul Islam The parliamentary special committee on Saturday unanimously decided to examine all 119 ordinances promulgated during the two-year rule of the military-backed government of Fakhruddin Ahmed, according to the members of the committee. ‘We have decided to scrutinise all the ordinances to see which laws ... Read more

Bapex eyes 2.5tcf new gas in 7 years

Set to become strong player in oil and gas Sharier Khan Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration Company (Bapex) aims at striking around 2.5 trillion cubic feet (TCF) gas and providing an extra 200 million cubic feet gas per day (mcfd) within next seven years. The long-ignored and cash-starved Bapex has set to achieve its first operating profit ... Read more

Khaleda warns govt against deals with foreign countries

Abdullah Juberee . Bogra The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Saturday warned the government against signing any deal with foreign countries going against national interest and vowed to take to the streets if such agreements were signed. ‘After assuming office, the government seems to be eager to sign deals on issues of national interest and ... Read more