Streak arrives on Monday

May 31, 2014

Newly appointed Bangladesh bowling coach, Heath Streak will arrive on Monday to join the preparation camp of the national team ahead of their three-match one-day international series against India, said a BCB official on Friday. The former Zimbabwe skipper recently signed a two-year contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board as a specialist bowling coach and he will work with the national Read more

Net investment in nat’l savings tools swells Increases by 1,186pc in July-April

May 31, 2014

The net investment in the national savings certificates and bonds increased by 1,186.32 per cent in the first 10 months of the current financial year 2013-14 compared with that in the same period of the FY13. According to the latest data of Directorate of National Savings, the net investment in the savings instruments was Tk 8,734.50 crore in July-April of the FY14 while it was Read more

Tax holiday scheme likely to be extended to woo investors

May 31, 2014

The government is likely to extend the tax holiday scheme for another couple of years aiming at enhancing investment and creating employment opportunities, said NBR officials.
In the current financial year 2013-14, the government extended the scheme from June 2013 to June 2015. Finance minister AMA Muhith during his budget Read more

B’desh 2014 rice imports to be triple: FAO

May 31, 2014

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has estimated 2014 Bangladesh’s rice imports to nearly triple to about 4,00,000 tonnes due to lower prices in international market.
The FAO reports that most of the imports are by the private sector, reports oryza.com web site on Thursday. The FAO estimates 2014 aggregate paddy rice Read more

Prices of broiler, gram, red lentil rise

May 31, 2014

The prices of broiler, gram and red lentil increased in the capital’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said the prices of the commodities increased due to their increasing demand. The price of broiler increased by Tk 10 a kilogram and the item was selling at Tk 150-Tk 160 a kg on Friday. Abul Bashar, a trader at Hatirpool kitchen market, told New Age on Friday that Read more

Fresh fire fight between BGB, Myanmar force

May 31, 2014

Captive BGB nayek reported killed
Tension mounted in the Bandarban frontiers on Friday afternoon as a fresh fire fight broke out between border guards of Bangladesh and Myanmar over the reported death of BGB nayek Mizanur Rahman. Mizanur was wounded severely on Wednesday morning when Myanmar’s border police attacked Border Guard Bangladesh personnel at border post 52 at Naikhyangchari. Myanmar guards Read more

Authorities up tuition fees as HC restricts readmission fees

May 31, 2014

English-Medium Schools
Authorities up tuition fees as HC restricts readmission fees
Some English-medium schools have increased monthly tuition fees ‘abnormally’ after the High Court in April asked them not to take readmission fees from students.
Guardians alleged that school authorities had increased the fees by about 50 to 60 per cent to make up for the amount they could get from readmission fees. Read more

Education ADP spending declines

May 31, 2014

Budget: Looking Back
Education ADP spending declines
The spending of ADP fund for the education and the primary and mass education ministry declined by 10 and 7 percentage points in July–March this 2013–2014 financial year compared with the corresponding period spending in the past financial year. The sluggish implementation of development projects under the ministries till March is frustrating, contributing a little Read more

Violation of anti-tobacco law rampant

May 31, 2014

Violation of anti-tobacco law is rampant in the country in absence of effective government steps to enforce the law prohibiting smoking in public places and selling of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people below 18 years of age. Against this backdrop, Bangladesh is observing World No Tobacco Day today like other countries in the world. In a bid to protect non-smokers from Read more

Illegal three-wheelers, markets blamed

May 31, 2014

Traffic Accident On Highway
Illegal three-wheelers, markets blamed
Illegal slow moving and unstable three-wheelers fitted with shallow engines and unplanned markets cause traffic accidents on the highways, said officials and experts.
The markets, both permanent and makeshift, that cropped up in recent years choke the highways, they said. Slow moving three-wheelers fitted with engines of shallow Read more

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