Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Death lurks in Dhaka Zoo

18 rare animals died in one year; various diseases inflicted on many of them; authorities say it’s normal Death seems to lurk in the corridors of Dhaka Zoo with 18 rare animals having lost their lives in just over a year. These include nine new animals procured from South Africa only last year. The recent ... Read more

Student leaders who never get old…

Students at Dhaka University have found it disappointing that people in their 40s, who completed their studies at least a decade ago, are leading different student organisations. They say it is amusing that people who are going grey keep their hold on the reins of the two major student organisations. Many of the leaders are ... Read more

Articulated bus service in city likely to be delayed

The proposed articulated bus service in the capital may be delayed as the Dhaka City Corporation has yet to make any headway with the demarcation of the dedicated lane and resolve many other issues. ‘The DCC has conducted a study and found it very difficult to manage space on the existing city streets for articulated ... Read more

DCC asks owners, authorities to preserve 93 city heritage sites

The Dhaka City Corporation is issuing letters asking the owners or the authorities of 93 city heritage buildings or sites, listed earlier for preservation, not to bring any changes to the structures. ‘The DCC is issuing letters to the owners or the authorities of 93 heritage sites the list of which was prepared by the ... Read more

Rajuk again misses deadline for finalisation of DAP

The deadline for finalisation of much-awaited detailed area plan for the capital city has been extended again by another six months apparently allowing a section of land developers to develop land during the period. After the extension of the deadline three times, the city development authority fixed June 30 to finalise the detailed area plan. ... Read more

Contest for software, info system dev for businesses launched

Fifty-four teams from 20 universities and institutes will participate in the ‘Financial IT Case Competition’ for software and information system development for financial institutions and other related sectors. In the first round, the teams will submit their projects on July 5 and make their presentation before the jury panel on July 11, said organisers in ... Read more

World Music Day June 21

Alliance Francaise in Dhaka is going to celebrate ‘World Music Day’ from June 21 aiming at encouraging musicians particularly amateurs. In collaboration with Dhaka University Cultural Foundation, The Gulshan Club and Classic Event Management will organise the ten-day event that will feature series of concerts. Saliha Lefevre, the director of Alliance Francaise in Dhaka, yesterday ... Read more

Govt plans to set up agri museum in city

The government is planning to set up a permanent agriculture museum in Dhaka aiming to make a link between modern and time-honoured farming system, said agriculture ministry sources. The ministry already has formed a four-member sub-committee headed by the director of the food crops wing of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), M Abdul Kuddus, ... Read more

Daud’s aides not involved in crimes in country

Says DMP chief The arrested accomplices of Mafia don Daud Ibrahim took shelter in the country after committing crimes in India, but they are not involved in any criminal activities in the country. Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner (DMP) AKM Shahidul Haque made the comment to reporters after attending a seminar at his office. He also ... Read more