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What steps taken for security of Kulaura rail bridge: HC

Dhaka, Aug 19 – The High Court (HC) on Monday directed the Director General of Bangladesh Railways to submit a report before it by on October 24 on what steps they have been taken to ensure security of the Boromchal Bridge under Kulaura upazila of Moulavibazar district following the accident took place of that area on June 23 this year. ... Read More »

IBBL organizes RDS Conference at Cox’s Bazar

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited Cox’s Bazar and Ramu Branches organized a biannual conference of its Rural Development Scheme (RDS) at a local auditorium of Cox’s Bazar on 16 August 2019. Professor Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D, Chairman of the Bank addressed the conference as chief guest. Presided over by Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank, the ... Read More »

Gibraltar rejects US pressure to hold Iranian oil tanker

Madrid, Aug 18 (AP/UNB) — Authorities in Gibraltar on Sunday rejected the United States’ latest request not to release a seized Iranian supertanker, clearing the way for the vessel to set sail after being detained last month for allegedly attempting to breach European Union sanctions on Syria. The ship was expected to leave Sunday night, according to a statement on ... Read More »

Merchants agree to sell rawhides to tanners

Dhaka – Merchants have agreed to resume the sales of rawhides of sacrificed animals to tanners from today (Sunday) backing off from its Saturday’s announcement, paving the way for resolving the crisis in the leather industry. President of the Bangladesh Hide and Skin Merchants Association (BHSMA) Mohammad Delwar Hossain came up with the new announcement after a tripartite meeting of ... Read More »

Falling demand, syndicate behind BD Eid rawhide price slide

Dhaka, Aug 18 (UNB) – Experts have blamed the lack of policy, syndication by tanners, their ‘cash crunch’ and a fall in the demand for leather products for the unprecedented fall in the prices of rawhide of sacrificed animals this year. The drastic fall in rawhide prices forced seasonal traders in different districts, including Dhaka, Chattogram, Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Sylhet, Rajshahi ... Read More »

Bridge collapses only 3 months after its opening in Kurigram

Kurigram, Aug 17 (UNB) – A 40-foot bridge constructed at a cost of Tk 31 lakh has collapsed in only three months, causing extreme suffering to commuters. The bridge was constructed over the Abashongami canal at Purba Dhoniram of Fulbari in Kurigram under the ‘15 metre wide and breadth bridge/culvert construction project’ on the rural roads under Disaster and Relief ... Read More »

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

Moscow, Aug 16 (AP/UNB) — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough that only one of the 233 people on board was hurt seriously enough to be hospitalized. The quick thinking of the captain, 41-year old Damir ... Read More »

Tannery owners to buy rawhide, oppose export

Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB)- Bangladesh Tanners Association will begin rawhide procurement soon, upon directives issued by the Commerce Ministry. The ministry urged the tannery owners and preservers to follow the necessary steps to tackle the waste of rawhide and maintain its quality, said a handout of Commerce Ministry on Wednesday. The Ministry urged Bangladesh Tanners Association to begin procuring rawhide ... Read More »

Islami Bank organizes discussion on National Mourning Day

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized discussion and doa program observing the National Mourning Day and the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Islami Bank Tower on 14 August 2019, Wednesday. Professor Dr. Qazi Shahidul Alam, Director of the bank addressed the program as chief guest. Presided over by Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing ... Read More »

Govt decides to allow export of raw hide

Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNB) – The government has decided to give permission for export of raw hide to ensure fair price. “Businessmen’s cooperation sought for buying and selling of raw hide at the prices fixed by Commerce Ministry”, said a handout on Tuesday. It is being noticed that the hide of the sacrificial animals are not being sold at the ... Read More »

Spice prices in Bangladesh up ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

Dhaka – The demand for spices, mainly used in meat dishes, usually soars during religious festivals like Eid-ul-Azha when Muslims across the country sacrifice millions of animals. And there is no exception this time. The prices are high even though officials at the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) say the supply is adequate. Traders blame wholesalers for the price hike ... Read More »

Biman’s outgoing Hajj flights conclude operations

Dhaka, Aug 05 – The hajj flights run by Biman Bangladesh Airlines concluded on Monday operating all 189 flights while the last Hajj flights of Saudi Arabian Airlines will fly on Tuesday with rest of the pilgrims. On the last day of Hajj flight, the Saudi Airlines will carry around 1,100 pilgrims by operating three flights. Read More »

Turning agro-waste into environment-friendly plastics

by Sahana Ghosh on 30 July 2019 • Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy’s port city of Genoa is making bioplastics from agro-waste. The institute has tied up with the city’s central vegetable market for sourcing raw material. • The use of agro-waste to churn out biodegradable plastics aligns with the concept of a circular economy and may address the ... Read More »

Accord Alliance new conditions harm apparel industry: BGMEA

Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB)— BGMEA President Rubana Huq on Saturday said new fire safety related conditions being imposed by Accord is harming the apparel industry. “Accord takes many decisions without discussing with us. The new conditions are slowing down our pace,” the BGMEA chief said at ‘Workshop on Fire Safety Issues and Technical Guideline’ at a hotel in the capital. ... Read More »

Trump says he’ll put 10% tariffs on remaining China imports

Washington, Aug 1 (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump intensified pressure Thursday on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn’t already taxed. The move immediately sent stock prices sinking. The president has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese products, and ... Read More »

Tragic end of 7 lives in Thakurgaon bus-truck collision

Thakurgaon, Aug 2 (UNB) – Eight people were killed and 29 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Dhaka highway at Borokhochabari in Sadarupazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as bus driver Chaina, 40, Bipul Chandra, Fatema, Mostafa, Mangali Rani, Joba, Abdur Rahman and Abdul Majid. The fatal road crash took place around 8 am when ... Read More »

Amaya Kebab special buffet at Amari Dhaka

The most tender kebabs in town with five live kitchens Dhaka, Bangladesh – August 2019: To delight buffet lovers with excitement and food varieties, Amaya Food Gallery at Amari Dhaka is bringing back Amaya Kebab Nights with live grilling of succulent lamb and chicken kebabs at its Interactive Dinner Buffet. Read More »

100 Resilient Cities, a note from its president

In six years, 100 Resilient Cities has grown from an idea to a movement. Together, as a community of staff, CROs, and partners, we have shaped how the world understands the opportunities to build resilience. Since 2013, we have evolved from talking about definitions and job descriptions to sharing cutting-edge best practices. Read More »