Jamdani, one of the finest Muslin textiles, has been loved by Bengali women for centuries for the beautiful sarees it make. Historically, it belongs to Dhaka, but not yet legally. A year after Bangladesh enacted a law to provide geographical identity to it historical products Jamdani has yet to be registered as a geographical indicative product (GI) for lack of rules to consolidate the legal, a researcher said. The law, Geographical Indicative Products (Registration and Protection) Act 2013, has not been followed by framing of rules. “There are no rules yet. So, we could not register Jamdani as GI product under the act,” researcher Dr Iftekhar Iqbal told UNB on Monday.... more ›
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Monday said that the present government started the trial of war criminals and will soon complete all the process to end the trial. “The freedom-loving people had to sacrifice their lives during the liberation war, but the time has changed. It’s now time to hang war criminals who collaborated with the Pakistani army to commit atrocities against the Bengali people,” he said at a discussion at TSC cafeteria of Dhaka University. Colonel Taher Sangsad organised the event, marking the 38th death anniversary of Colonel Abu Taher, who was an activist of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal. Referring to the attacks on minority community and communal violence, the minister... more ›
BARISAL: The daylong strike called by the central committee of Bus Owners and Workers Association was observed on Monday on Barisal-Dhaka-Barisal route. The strike was called in protest against fixing ‘higher compensation’ for the recent fatal accident on July 11 in which a bus of Hanif Paribahan plunged into a local market killing at least 12 people and injuring 22 others. Abu Taleb, an employee of Hanif Paribahan at Nathullabad central bus stand of Barisal, said the daylong strike on the route was observed as per decision of the central committee of the Association. The decision was announced after the meeting of the committee held at Ahsanullah Bhaban in Gabtali Bus Terminal... more ›
Savar: Three people, including two fish traders, were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka district early Monday. The deceased, identified as Imtiaz, 40, and Kawsar, 30, both fish traders, and garments worker Bishwajit, 32, hailed from Singair and sadar upazilas of Manikganj district. Police and locals said the Dhaka-bound bus collided head-on with the truck on the highway at Shreerampur around 4.00am, leaving truck riders Imtiaz and Kawsar dead on the spot and 10 others on the bus injured. The garments worker, Bishwajit, was also injured in the accident while he was walking on... more ›
The High Court on Monday asked the government to examine the impugned formalin detection kit, Formaldehyde Meter Z-300, to find out its precision in order to dispel confusion. Passing the interim order, an HC division bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice M Habibul Gani, also asked the Bangladesh Council for Science and Industry Research (BCSIR), Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI) and National Food Safety Laboratory to examine the Formaldehyde Meter Z-300 and submit reports within four weeks. Responding to a public interest litigation writ petition (PIL), the HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the use of Formaldehyde Meter Z-300 to detect formalin foodstuffs and fruits... more ›
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