Sisi Declared Egypt’s New President

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has urged Egyptians to work to restore stability after being declared the winner of last week’s presidential election. The former army chief said he wanted “freedom” and “social justice”, echoing the slogan of the 2011 revolution. Sisi spoke after election officials announced that he had received 96.9 percent of the vote and

Bangladesh Seeks Access of Bangladeshi Products to Chinese Market

Prime Minister of Bangladesh sought Chinese government’s’ cooperation in having easy access of Bangladeshi products to its market aimed at reducing the huge trade gap between the two countries. The Prime Minister sought the Chinese cooperation when she held a meeting with deputy Prime Minister of China Wang Yang at the Kunming International Conference Centre

New Budget – Doubling Tax Rate on High Earners.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has proposed 30pc tax on high earners in his new budget for 2014-15 fiscal year. As per the proposal, presented in Parliament on Thursday, the tax rate would go up for those with annual income over Tk 4.42 million from the existing 15 percent to 30 percent. The budget proposal said

Google Start Building Self-driving Cars

Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers. The car will have a stop-go button but no controls, steering wheel or pedals. Pictures of the Google vehicle show it looks like a city car with a “friendly” face, designed to make it seem non-threatening and help

Dhaka Bashi – Organised a Seasonal Fruit Fair

Dhaka Bashi – A cultural platform to revive Bengali tradition, organized a seasonal fruit fair Dhaka Bashi (residents of Dhaka), a cultural platform to revive Bengali tradition, organized a seasonal fruit fair at the National Library premises in the city on Friday. Sales women of a stall posed with a huge collection of seasonal fruits

Messi – Most Valuable Player Till Now

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi remains the world’s most valuable footballer, even though his crown slipped this season, a market study showed on Wednesday. In its annual report on the player market, the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory put Messi’s value at 216 million euros ($294 million). Even though Messi’s lower performance levels slashed 19

Rich Nations Should keep Climate Promise: PM

Developed nations should keep their promises to control the adverse affects of climate change, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Bangladesh has no hand in global warming or climate shift. But it is us who suffered dangerously because of this,” she said. The prime minister was addressing the event to inaugurate an environment campaign at Bangabandhu

DCCI Delegation Off to China

A 24-member business delegation of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) , led by its President Mohammad Shahjahan Khan, left here on Thursday for attending the 9th China-South Asia Business Forum in Kunming. The DCCI attends the China-South Asia Business Forum every year with a view to promoting trade, investment between the South-West region

ATN Music TV – Now On Air

ATN Music is the first biggest Bangla Musical 3G TV channel owned by Multi Media Production Co Ltd (ATN Group). ATN Music launched at ATN BANGLA studio on June 3, 2014 by Mahfuzur Rahman, chairman of ATN Bangla and ATN news. The channel broadcasts music-related programmes in the form of several music videos and interview

Govt Picks 160 Youngsters to Develop as IT Leaders

Bangladesh Government has selected the first batch of 160 youngsters, aiming to build them as future IT leaders, official sources said. The Fast Track Furture Leader (FTFL) programme under the Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) project of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division selected them from among 3,313 graduate youngsters who appeared