Bashundhara Paper Mills Ltd. launched a Bashundhara-brand Khata (exercise book) with new cover featuring the Bangla New Year on the occasion of the Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year-1421. Bashundhara Paper Mills Ltd. is a sister concern of the country’s leading business conglomerate Bashundhara Group. Renowned folk singer Md Alam Dewan unveiled the cover of the exercise book on Monday. On the occasion, different kinds of local games were arranged in the city’s different points, including Bashundhara City Shopping Mall and Suhrawardy Udyan. Bashundhara-brand exercise books were also distributed among the winners of the... more ›
Health and Family Planning Minister Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said the law against food adulteration will be enforced so hard that no one will dare committing the crime. “Those involved in food tainting will get stringent punishment,” he said during a visit to National Food Security Laboratory in the city’s Mohakhali. Director General of Health Directorate, Prof Dr Din Mohammad, Director General of Drug Administration Directorate Maj Gen Jahangir Hossain Mullic and Adviser of Food Security Laboratory project Prof Shah Md Monir Hossain were present in the meeting. Nasim directed the country’s mobile courts and sanitary inspectors to work more sincerely. He said people’s representatives at Upazila levels will be involved... more ›
Bangladesh on Tuesday reaffirmed its total commitment to the just cause of the Palestinians and expressed its solidarity with their ‘just struggle’ for an independent homeland. Bangladesh has also condemned the Israeli occupation of all Palestinian and Arab lands including the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza strip. Bangladesh position was conveyed when Palestine Ambassador and Dean of Diplomatic Corps in Dhaka Shaher Mohammad met Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at the State guesthouse Meghna in the capital. Mahmood Ali mentioned that the Bangladesh delegation led by State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam played an important role at the recently concluded Joint Ministerial Meeting of the UN Committee and Arab... more ›
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan on Tuesday started receiving applications for the eighth ‘International Manga Award’ in an effort to promote ‘Manga’ culture and international cultural exchange. The applications will be accepted until May 31, 2014 while the award ceremony will be held in Tokyo in January, 2015, according to Japan Embassy in Dhaka. The gold award will be given for the best Manga work while the silver award for the next three excellent works. The recipients will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. During their stay in Japan, they will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese Manga creators, visit... more ›
Barisal: A female doctor of Barisal General Hospital allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Kaunia area on Tuesday afternoon. The victim, Dr Lubna Jahan, 31, served at radio-pathology department of the hospital. Lubna, mother of a son and a daughter, and also wife of Dr Shahriar, a dental surgeon of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH), lived at their own residence in Kaunia area, half kilometer away from the hospital. Family sources said Lubna’s husband returned home at about 3:00pm and finding their bedroom locked, he knocked at the door for several times. But Laubna did not respond. Shahriar breaking open the door found... more ›
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