Sunday, February 25, 2024

Work on Jatrabari-Gulistan flyover likely to begin this month

The construction work of long-awaited Jatrabari-Gulistan flyover is likely to begin this month, officials of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC), the implementing agency of the project, said here yesterday. The nine-kilometre-long four-lane flyover is to be constructed in three years at an estimated cost of about Taka 1,400 crore, they

Barsha Utshov celebrated at DU

Barsha Utshov, celebrating the rainy season, was observed with much enthusiasm on the premises of the Dhaka University (DU) Central Library yesterday.  Sattayn Sen Shilpi Shanstha organised the function in cooperation with mobile operator Banglalink. DU Vice-Cancellor Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the day-long programme. It was

NSU Canvas Club launched

There are undiscovered artists all around us. Some paint a picture, some sing in oblivion, some design a building quietly and then some compose a poem in absolute solitude. These are unseen souls, invisible people that live next to us, that surround us. Sometimes these

BICF debate competition held: BRACU champion

Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund (BICF) has organized a debate competition recntly on business reforms in Bangladesh managed by IFC, in partnership with the UK Department for International Development and the European Union. The competition titled “Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow” featured undergraduate students from

Make rainwater harvesting mandatory to save Dhaka

Architects and housing experts on Saturday called for enactment of a law to make rainwater harvesting mandatory to save the capital city from sinking and also face its growing water crisis. They told a seminar that the use of too many deep tube-wells was rapidly depleting the groundwater table which could cause subsidence or the ... Read more

Latin flair in Dhaka University

World Cup favourites Brazil and Argentina are engaged in an unlikely aerial battle in sports-lover Dhaka University as football fever reaches a pinnacle in the country. Supporters of Brazil and Argentina football teams hoist the national flags of the two countries in their halls, departments and in

Rajshahi College reintroduces intermediate course

Rajshahi College, an institution with a long history, plans to reintroduce the higher secondary programme this academic session after a break of 14 years, much to the delight of many admission seekers and the guardians concerned. According to the college officials, admission activities started on Monday with the distribution of

South Asian University starts journey in August

The South Asian University (SAU) will begin its first academic session from a temporary campus in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in August with 50 students in two masters courses. The students will be taken from the eight member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), official

Dhaka needs long-term environmental plan

Speakers tell seminar Speakers at a seminar yesterday said Dhaka city requires a long-term environmental master plan and political will for its implementation. They said it is urgent to introduce the plan in order to save the city from total system collapse and possible abandonment. They urged all to consider the amount of economic loss ... Read more

National Fruit Fair from June 16 in city

A three-day national fruit fair will be held in the city from June 16 under the auspices of the agriculture ministry. Besides, a fruit tree planting fortnight would be observed from June 16-30 at district and upazila headquarters. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate both the programmes here on June 16,

Turkish Hope School award ceremony held

The ‘Year End Award Ceremony’ of International Turkish Hope School was held at Shilpakala Academy Auditorium in the city on Saturday, says a press release. State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Motahar Hossain attended the ceremony as the guest of honour and University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Nazrul Islam and

Use of indigenous knowledge stressed to save Sundarban

Speakers at the opening session of a two-day programme on Sunday demanded the participation of forest-dependent people and use of indigenous knowledge in Sundarban forest management. Coastal Environment Upakuliya Paribesh Surakkha Nagarik Manch organised the programme to observe World Environment Day 2010 at Public Hall auditorium in the

CRP’s effort to provide Speech and Language Therapy

Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) has been providing Speech and Language Therapy since 2009. Around 60 lakh people in the country are in need of speech and language therapy, who could easily get the service from the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed, speakers said at an advocacy

Plea for high-power body to conserve heritage sites

Eminent personalities yesterday urged the government to establish a commission immediately to ensure conservation of heritage and archaeological sites in the country. Many archaeological and historic sites and establishments are being destroyed and antiques and historic relics trafficked because of neglect on the part of the authorities concerned, they said at a

Digital TV Expo draws huge crowd

‘Digital TV Expo,’ an exposition of mainly latest television technology and allied products for home users and business clients, drew huge crowd on the second day of the fair at Sheraton Hotel in the city yesterday, says a press release. Event management firm EventPro has organised this visual items’ fair for the first time in

Radio Aamar receives prestigious award

Popular private FM radio station, ‘Radio Aamar’ won eight awards in the Prime Bank-BPS FM Radio Award 2010. The award was announced in an award giving ceremony held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka recently. The categories in which ‘Radio Aamar’ received awards include ‘Best Interactive Radio’, ‘Station

Call for commuter service to solve city’s traffic woe

The government should introduce mass commuter services in the capital to ease the nagging traffic congestion, a roundtable was told on Wednesday. Speakers at the discussion observed that the bus rapid transit or BRT, an integrated system for at quicker urban mobility based on buses or specialised vehicles on roads and dedicated lanes, is the

RAJUK to construct 2 flyovers by 1012 to ease traffic jam

The government will construct two flyovers – from Golapshah Mazar to Babubazar and from Kuril to Airport – at a cost of Taka 600 crore to ease traffic jam in the city. Besides, link roads would be built from Karwan Bazar Railway Crossing to Mohakhali, from Indira Road to Panthapath and from extended Madani Avenue ... Read more

’79pc returnee migrants not aware of HIV infection risks’

Speakers at a dissemination seminar yesterday said 79 percent of the returnee migrant workers have no knowledge of modes of the HIV transmission that increases the risk of their being infected with the virus. Currently around seven million Bangladeshis are working as migrant worker at around 100

Bangabhaban declared smoking-free zone

Declaring Bangabhaban a smoking-free zone president Zillur Rahman has called for keeping all government offices and educational institutions free from smoking. “Smoking is very bad habit,” he told a delegation of noted physicians, led by national professor Brig Gen (retd) Dr Abdul Malek that called on him at