Polls after Jan 24 if parties want:?CEC

October 31, 2013

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Wednesday announced the code of conduct, saying that the government would not be able to make any “policy-level decision”, and it would carry out only “routine work”, the way a caretaker government functions.
The EC had finalised the draft code of conduct Read more

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park to be opened today

October 31, 2013

The largest safari park of Asia ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park’, Gazipur opens today.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the park, said Tapan Kumar Dey, conservator of forest, wildlife and nature conservation unit of Department of Forest.
Department of Forest is implementing the Read more

Poll code contradicts constitution, says Sakhawat

October 31, 2013

The Model election code of conduct is not supported by the Constitution, Representation of the People Order (RPO) and Rules of Business, which will be the main hurdle to implementation of the code, said former Election Commissioner Brigadier (Rtd) Sakhawat Hossain.
“Without amending the Constitution we cannot change Read more

Rickshaws flout BCC rule

October 31, 2013

Only 130, out of 20,000 rickshaw-pullers of Barisal city, have driving license and only 12,000 rickshaws have license, with more than half of them yet to renew their documents.
The Barisal City Corporation transport section set a rule that rickshaw pullers and owners would have to collect their driving license and transport license Read more

United Airways launches Dhaka-Ishwardi flight

October 31, 2013

United Airways Ltd, a private airliner, on Wednesday launched its first flight on Dhaka-Ishwardi route. Civil aviation and tourism minister Faruk Khan inaugurated the flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. State minister for home Shamsul Huq Tuku, United Airways director general Tasbirul Ahmed Chowdhury and high officials concerned were present at the inaugural ceremony. Read more

Aircraft meets accident as fox jumps on its wheel

October 31, 2013

A Dash 8 aircraft of Regent Airways met an accident on the runway at the Cox’s Bazar Airport on Wednesday evening after a fox jumped on its front wheels.
The 15 passengers and four crew on board, however, were unhurt when the accident took place at about 6:45pm, claimed the airway’s chief commercial officer, Read more

DU ‘Gha’ unit intake tests tomorrow

October 31, 2013

Dhaka University’s ‘Gha’ unit intake test to enrol into its bachelor courses under 2013-14 academic sessions would be held tomorrow. The one-hour written examination between 10:00am and 11:00am would be held in 19 centres on the campus and 31 centres outside the campus.
The students can know their seat-plans Read more

Dhaka Univ, UNICEF signs MoU

October 31, 2013

Officials of Dhaka University and United Nations Children’s Fund, Bangladesh on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with a view to promoting health and nutrition, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene education and research in the country, said a DU press release.
Under the MoU, DU and UNICEF would organise Read more

Safe drinking water stressed for ensuring hygiene

October 31, 2013

Government officials and experts in a programme on Wednesday stressed extending safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities to the rural and lower-income group-inhabited areas to ensure improvement health and hygienic status of the citizens. The programme titled ‘national sanitation month October-2013’ was held at the office of the deputy commissioner of Barisal and organised Read more

Hasina blames Khaleda for ‘no response’

October 31, 2013

Invitation for talks still stands: Ashraf
Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday blamed Khaleda Zia for resorting to politics of violence by spurning her olive branch. Referring to her recent telephonic conversation with the Opposition leader, the Prime Minister said she endured Khaleda’s “insulting remarks” and did not make any counter-remarks considering the greater interest of the people. Addressing a meeting of her party Read more

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