Thursday, April 18, 2024

Chobi Mela VI draws huge crowd

A remarkable number of viewers are watching the display of local and foreign photographers at the seven venues of the ongoing international photography festival Chobi Mela every day. The number of visitors is increasing day by day. And on the holidays — Friday and Saturday — all the seven venues become overcrowded. Beginning on January ... Read more

Lack of training for workers ‘poses risks’

Lack of training for family welfare assistants and health workers in the safe prescription of medicines, including antibiotics, for the people seeking medical treatment in community clinics poses significant risks to the patients, most of whom are poor, experts said. Both family welfare assistants and health workers receive 21 days’ basic training when they

Lakhs raise hands in prayers

Lakhs of devotees from home and abroad raised their hands in prayers seeking divine blessings as the three-day second phase of the Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest congregations of the Muslims, ended with the Akheri Munajat (concluding prayers) yesterday. The massive gathering of devotees who joined the munajat spilled over to areas around the

Dhaka city’s beautification by Feb 5

The Engineering Corps of Army in association with Dhaka City Corporation will complete the repair and beautification work of the capital ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup by February 5. Bangladesh Army, DCC and 42 construction firms are implementing the Tk 54 crore project, said Col Abu Sayed Mohammad Masud, project director of Hatirjheel ... Read more

Stalker hacks man over protest

A stalker hacked a college teacher after he had protested at the harassment of his daughter at Nishindhara Paikpara in the Bogra district headquarters on Sunday afternoon. The critically injured Akterul Alam, 44, a lecturer in chemistry at Nishindhara Fakir Uddin School and College, was admitted to Shahid Zia Medical College Hospital

Jamal climb to third place

Mamunul Islam struck early to give Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club a 1-0 win over Feni Soccer Club in the Bangladesh League at the Kamalapur stadium on Sunday. After the sixth round, Sheikh Jamal’s collection is now 11 points which took them to third in the league table while Feni Soccer Club are struggling at the ... Read more

Silver, bronze in taekwondo

Shahnaj Khatun won a silver medal in the 5th Commonwealth Taekwondo Championship after neck-and-neck battle against a Scottish opponent in the final of the 62-kg category in Chennai yesterday. Shanaj went down 7-5 against Sumari Hill in the final after making way to the final with a 5-4 in the semifinal against Singapore’s Si Tang. ... Read more

Protest at house rent hike

Hundreds of garment workers formed a human chain in the city on Sunday, urging the government to take necessary measures to check house rent hike in Dhaka and its surroundings to ease the sufferings of low income people. Jesmin Akhter, a garment worker residing in Murgitola, said she has to pay Tk 3,000 as rent

SSC exams begin tomorrow

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations begin tomorrow with 13,15,002 examinees taking part under 10 education boards including one madrasa and one technical education board. Last year, 12,06,019 students registered for the exam. The examination routine was chalked out with upcoming World Cup Cricket fixture in mind

Last date to submit BCS application on Feb 28

The last date to submit applications for the 31st Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination has been set on February 28. The applications forms (BPSC Form-1) can be collected from 30 branches of Sonali Bank. The candidates are requested to submit their applications to the district administrator’s

Budget airlines crowd Bangladesh skies

All economy seats and budget meals are the key strategy of the low-cost carriers to win the air travel market of Bangladesh. Such an approach has reduced the cost of travel, mainly to different regional destinations such as Dubai or Sri Lanka. When the question of low fare comes, many may raise eyebrows whether the ... Read more

DITF ends today

The 16th Dhaka International Trade Fair will end today as the government has decided not to extend the duration of the fair. Commerce minister Faruk Khan will announce the closing of the fair at a ceremony at the fair venue at Sher-E-Bangla Nagar in the capital

SoftExpo-2011 begins in city tomorrow

The country’s largest exposition for software and ICT-enabled services — BASIS SoftExpo 2011 — will begin tomorrow in the city with a view to bridging the gap between service providers and users. About 110 local companies and 10 firms from different European countries will participate at the five-day event scheduled to be held at the ... Read more