Thursday, September 21, 2023

Gold price tops Tk 1 lakh a bhari on Bangladesh market

News Desk : Gold price has hit a record high of Tk 1,00,777 a bhari (11.664 grams) on the local market. According to a Bangladesh Jewellers’ Samity press release, the price of 22-carat gold was on Thursday raised by Tk 2,333 a bhari from Tk 98,444 a bhari in line with an increase in ... Read more

Barishal University student found dead in her dormitory

News Desk : A student of Barishal University was found dead in her room at a dormitory in Barishal city Wednesday night. The deceased is Ribna Shahrin, a first-year student of Botany Department and resident of Molla Chhatri Nibas, locally known as Rokeya Hall, near the university. She is from Pirojpur district. The university ... Read more

Six killed in Sylhet road accident

News Desk : At least six people were killed and three were injured in a head-on collision between a microbus and CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Sylhet-Bholaganj Road at Salutikor under Gowainghat upazila in Sylhet district on Thursday. One of the deceased is Kazi Amir Uddin, a teacher of Anwar High School and College, while identities ... Read more

Channel 24 introduces country’s first AI news presenter

News Desk : Privately-run television network Channel 24 on Wednesday introduced Bangladesh’s first-ever artificial intelligence news presenter named ‘Aparajita.’ AI-generated news presenter Aparajita made a brief appearance in the prime-time news bulletin of Channel 24, one of the top news channels in the country, in the evening. Talat Mamun, executive director at Channel 24, ... Read more

Analysis suggests 46% decline in labour supply, productivity in Bangladesh under 3°C warming: Report

News Desk : A recently published report by Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy suggests that labour supply and productivity are projected to decline by 46% in Bangladesh by 2080 under a 3°C warming scenario unless workers and employers are able to fully ... Read more

SSC results on July 28

News Desk : Results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will be published on 28 July. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has agreed to publish the results on this day, confirmed an education board secretary on Wednesday afternoon. He said, “Usually the results are not released on holidays. We expected it to be ... Read more

Highest 13 dengue patients die, 1,533 hospitalised in a day

News Desk : At least 13 more people, including nine in the Dhaka city, died of dengue in the past 24 hours till Tuesday morning across Bangladesh. This was the highest single-day reported death toll since January this year. A total of eight dengue deaths were reported on Monday, which now turned into the ... Read more

Met office forecasts light to moderate rain over country

News Desk : Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind at a few places with moderately heavy falls at some places over the country. “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places over ... Read more

Japan grants $3.38m for human resource development in Bangladesh

News Desk : Japan has pledged to provide a funding of $3.38 million for the project known as ‘The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)’. An exchange of notes and a grant agreement were signed between Bangladesh and Japan on Monday (17 July). The Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement were signed by ... Read more

Waterbus capsizes in Buriganga, three bodies recovered

News Desk : The Fire Service and Civil Defence recovered three bodies from Buriganga after a waterbus had capsized in the river following collision with a sand-laden bulkhead in Telghat area under Keraniganj Sunday night. Sadarghat River Police Station duty-officer Maruf Hasan said that all the bodies were kept at Sir Salimullah Medical College ... Read more

3rd terminal of Dhaka airport to be handled by Japan: CAAB

News Desk : The Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh chairman Air Vice-Marshal M Mafidur Rahman on Saturday said that Japanese companies would be hired to manage the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport under the public-private partnership model. ‘The government has decided to give the third terminal for management to Japan…it will be managed ... Read more

Eriko Nakano finally gets custody of her 2 children

News Desk : The Dhaka District Judge’s Court today upheld the family court verdict that allowed Eriko Nakano, a Japanese citizen, to have custody of her two children. Judge AHM Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan dismissed the appeal filed by their father, Bangladesh-born US citizen Imran Sharif, on February 2. Imran filed the appeal challenging the ... Read more

‘Smart Density’ can be a boon for Dhaka: Researchers

News Desk : “Smart Density”, a type of development model, can be a blessing for Dhaka city in improving its living conditions by incorporating innovative ideas, researchers and architects have observed. “According to Western standards, the living conditions in Dhaka are extremely poor, which can be frustrating. However, to improve Dhaka and its living ... Read more

Seven Bangladeshis killed in fire in Saudi Arabia

News Desk : Nine people including seven Bangladeshis have died in a fire incident at a furniture workshop in the commercial area of Al-Hofuf city in Saudi Arabia last evening (local time). The Bangladeshis were identified as Arif Md Sahadat, Barek Sardar, Md Shakil Pramanik, Saiful Islam, Ruman Pramanik, Md Firoz Sardar Ali and ... Read more

Some Dhaka areas to face power outage for next 7 days

News Desk : Some parts of Dhaka will experience power disruption for the next seven days due to maintenance work of transmission system, said a press release of power division. Today, the press release has expressed apologises for the “temporary inconvenience” in the interest of development work of national grid. “Power Grid Company of ... Read more

Three killed in Bogura road accident

News Desk : At least three persons were killed and another was injured in a collision between a pick-up and a truck in Bogura’s Adamdighi upazila early today. The deceased were identified as Md Rafiqul Islam of Masterpara of Naogaon’s Sapahar upazila; Dadan Mia, 46, of Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar upazila, and Md Mostak Ali, 45, ... Read more

Tourist ban lifted from Bandarban’s Ruma, Thanchi

News Desk : Bandarban district administration yesterday lifted the ban on domestic and foreign tourists travelling to Ruma and Thanchi upazilas. However, the ban on travel to Rowanchari upazila is still in place, according to a notice sent to various government offices signed by Bandarban Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate Yasmin Parvin Tibriji on ... Read more

Bacco hosts first ever business process outsourcing summit in Ctg

News Desk : The Bangladesh Association of Contact Centers and Outsourcing (Bacco) hosted the first industry-wide Business Process Outsourcing Summit and Job Fair in Chattogram on Thursday with the aim of creating new job opportunities for young people. The summit took place in the auditorium of the Chattogram Shilpakala Academy. Chattogram Deputy Commissioner Abul ... Read more