Sunday, February 25, 2024

Specific policy stressed for visually impaired children’s education

The Bangladesh Visually Impaired People’s Society on Wednesday demanded specific government policy to take all the visually impaired children to schools. The demand was made at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity. Speakers at the briefing said it would not be possible to ensure primary education for all

Nasaka abducts four Bangladeshi fishermen

Myanmar border security force Nasaka abducted four Bangladeshi fishermen and their fishing boat from the Naf River at Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar yesterday. The fishermen are Noor Hossain, 26, of Boroitoli, and Anwar Hossain, 25, Ali Johor, 35, and Nur Mia, 24, of Naitangpara

RU female students protest at harassment

Female students of Khaleda Zia Hall of Rajshahi University on Wednesday placed a memorandum to the hall provost for taking action against stalkers as they face harassment regularly. In the memorandum, the female students stated that they were facing teasing regularly when they stay in their respective room as the hall is situated by the ... Read more

Dhaka the riskiest city for employers: Aon

A study measuring the risks organisations face with recruitment, employment and relocation in 90 cities worldwide gave Dhaka the highest score of 90 countries — but it’s nothing to brag about. It means Dhaka is the worst city for multinational employers who need to relocate workers, according to a new global study from Aon Consulting, ... Read more

South Korea keen to recruit more workers from Bangladesh

South Korea has shown renewed interest in employing Bangladeshi workers following a new measure by the Bangladesh authorities that will restrict illegal labour movement once they are employed in that country. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday told reporters of the new development at his Secretariat office following a meeting with

GMG likely to float shares by Nov

GMG Airlines will float shares in the capital market by November this year. Chairman of the private carrier Shayan F Rahman made the disclosure at the 13th annual general meeting of the company in Dhaka on Wednesday, said a news release. The airline, majority of which is owned by Beximco Group, made a profit of ... Read more

Financial software developers awarded

A five-member team from United International University, UIU-4Dimension, won the second Citi Financial IT Case Competition held in Dhaka yesterday. The team that finished first among 11 that qualified for the final round was awarded for its business software project, PRO-BIZ

Barista’s third shop opens in city

The third Barista Lavazza Coffee Shop began its operation at Gulshan in the city on Wednesday. Deputy head of the Italian embassy in Dhaka, Edmondo Falconi, inaugurated the latest outlet of the Italian coffee chain, which has several thousands of shops in 80 countries. Besides coffee with diversified tastes, Barista has been designed to serve ... Read more

Mutual Trust Bank opens SME/agri branch in Lakshmipur

Mutual Trust Bank on Wednesday opened a new SME/agri branch at Haiderganj Bazar in Lakshmipur. Bank’ deputy managing director Md Hashem Chowdhury inaugurated the branch, said a news release. MTB Chittagong region head Mohammad Ali Chowdhury, SME banking division head Mohammad Iqbal, Haiderganj SME/agri branch manager Muhammed Abdus Shahid were

Right information to fight corruption

Says Prof Muzaffer People can get right information from an efficient and neutral administration; so it should always be kept out of politics, Prof Muzaffer Ahmad said yesterday. Prof Muzzaffer said we need right information to fight corruption. Common citizens can know about the parliament sessions, but not about the discussions

‘Rabies kill 2,000 a year’

Health experts said government should implement national level strategies and mobilise necessary resources to prevent and control the spread of rabies in the country. Dr Aung Swi Prue Marma, an expert in rabies, said this when presenting a keynote paper at a press conference held at Infectious Diseases Hospital at Mohakhali in the

Community clinics to be basic unit of healthcare activities

The health adviser to the prime minister, Syed Modasser Ali, on Tuesday said community clinics would be made the focal point of all healthcare activities to strengthen the country’s healthcare system. ‘We will make one community clinic for every 6,000 people and the female members will be our main focus,’ he said while inaugurating a ... Read more

Promotion of bio-gas stressed in workshop

Nearly 14,000 households in Bangladesh now meet their fuel consumption by bio-gas plants set up in the last four years, speakers told a workshop in Dhaka on Tuesday. They said bio-gas production technology became popular in many rural areas as its raw materials come from animal drops, cow dung and chicken litters, and can be ... Read more

Int’l Right to Know Day observed

Different organisations held different programmes to mark the International Right to Know Day yesterday. The day was first established and celebrated on September 28, 2003, with the aim to raise awareness so that all individuals can practise their right to government-held information. The information may include how elected officials are exercising power and how the ... Read more

Mass transport planned on Gazipur-Sadarghat route

The government is working on developing a mass transport system with specialised rapid bus service facility stretching from Gazipur to Sadarghat. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank will finance the project, officials said yesterday. The disclosure came at a workshop organised by Roads and Highways Department (RHD) at

Kiwis arrive in Dhaka

The New Zealand cricket team arrived in Dhaka last night to play a five-match one-day series against the Tigers at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The Kiwis will play two warm-up matches against a BCB XI on October 1 and October 3 at the BKSP before the start of the five-match series on

Shooters remain gold hope

Hopes of winning a gold medal in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games again revolved round the shooters who expressed their confidence about earning laurels for the country. The shooting federation has also announced prize money of Tk 10 lakh for each gold medal. Shooters and federation officials at a briefing at the National Shooting Complex on ... Read more

BFF decides Asian Games squad

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Tuesday decided a 20-member squad for the Asian Games with Aminul, Enamul and Waly Faisal as senior players on Tuesday. The team was put into the final form after the national team management committee chairman, Badal Roy, had discussed the options with Robert Rubcic, the new Serbian

Welcome gift

Ace shooters Sharmin Akhter Ratna and Syeda Sadia Sultana had wonderful gifts for them on the eve of their departure for the Commonwealth Games. Two local business houses Sheltech Private Limited and Envoy Textiles Limited have come ahead to sponsor the two shooters for next one year. Both shooters were happy with this sponsorship and ... Read more