Humayun Ahmed’s Second Death Anniversary Today

Today marks the second death anniversary of legendary writer-filmmaker Humayun Ahmed. To observe the day in a befitting manner, different cultural organisations have chalked up elaborate programmes. Besides, satellite channels will air special programmes on the life and works of the legend. In memory of the late filmmaker, Channal i will air an array of

Bangladesh Centre at Visva Bharati Coming Soon

Strengthening the cultural connect with neighbouring Bangladesh, the Visva Bharati University at Santiniketan in West Bengal is in talks to set up an exclusive centre at the campus, an official said Thursday. After centres were established by the governments of Japan and China at the campus, the varsity officials are chalking out plans for a

Export Earnings Mark 12pc Growth in Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Despite the failure to meet export earning target set for the fiscal 2013-2014, the country managed to fetch a record amount of foreign exchange worth $30,176 million, which is around 12 percent more than that of the previous fiscal. The export earning in the just-ended fiscal experienced a shortfall of target by 1.06 percent though

Government Create Fund For Unemployed Women

The government will implement a project at a cost of Taka 114 crore aimed at making the unemployed women self-reliant through training. Under the project named ‘Empowerment of Women Through Technology Transfer”, training will be given to the poor and unemployed women of every upazila. State Minister for Women and Children Meher Afroz today said

New Spying Row Hurts US Relationship With Germany

Fresh spying accusations are undermining US efforts to mend fences with Germany, only two weeks after both allies launched a diplomatic initiative to overcome the NSA surveillance row. The White House on Wednesday stayed mum on the alleged espionage, as German lawmakers vented their anger during a visit to Washington and criticized perceived indifference on

Dhaka South City Corporation Announced Proposed Budget

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Thursday announced a proposed budget of Tk 1,565.75 crore for fiscal 2014-15. At the same time, the DSCC approved amended budget of Tk 672.84 crore of fiscal 2013-14. In the budget for 2014-15, the DSCC fixed a target of Tk 1,464.33 crore revenue and other income, which was Tk

Neymar Cheers On Messi as Argentina, Germany Prepare

Crocked Brazilian star Neymar declared on Thursday he wants Lionel Messi to lead fierce rivals Argentina to victory over Germany as the countdown to the FIFA World Cup Final™ began. Neymar, who missed Brazil’s 7-1 humiliation against Germany through injury, told a press conference he wanted Messi and Argentina to win the title. “Messi’s history

Israeli Air Strikes kill At Least 20 Palestinians

At least 20 Palestinians were killed on Thursday in fresh Israeli air strikes targeting over 300 Hamas positions, taking the death toll to 64 in the in three days of offensive, the deadliest in the region since November 2012. Gaza medical officials claimed that half of the total casualties since the Israeli military launched an

FBCCI Hails PM Over Maritime Boundary Verdict

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government over the recent verdict of maritime boundary dispute with neighbouring India. In a statement on Thursday, the FBCCI said Bangladesh has won another maritime boundary dispute with India after the last one with Myanmar. On July

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