Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Wednesday said a strong coverage of the national tuberculosis control programme will help the country achieve further success in reducing the infection. “The mass media should intensify its surveillance of the activities the government and other agencies are carrying out to eliminate TB,” he said at an orientation meeting for journalists on the national tuberculosis control programme. Directorate General of Health, Bangladesh Nari Sangbadik Kendra and non-governmental organization BRAC organized the event at BRAC Centre in the city. “In every one lakh people, elevwn are infected with the disease (TB) making... more ›
“The civil society of the country has been divided into two halves due to opportunism. In a democratic society, the civil society can play an important role. But our civil society does not play the role. They (civil society) remain loyal to the ruling party, and are busy to take opportunities. For that reason, neither the government nor the opposition pay heed to their suggestions. If we (civil society) did not become loyal to the political parties, all aspects of people would come to us during the time of political crisis.” Sushasaner Jonno Nagrik (Sujan) Secretary Dr Badiul Alam... more ›
The Poultry Development Board will soon be established to facilitate the growth of poultry industry in the country, said Fisheries and Livestock Minister Abdul Latif Biswas on Wednesday. Poultry Week will be nationally observed in September, he also said on Wednesday, while speaking at a discussion by the Bangladesh Poultry Industries Coordination Committee (BPICC). At the meeting, BPICC leaders placed before the minister an 11-point demand, including control bird flu, price spiral of raw materials, and stop illegal practices of the foreign companies. The minister said assured them of bringing the foreign companies under strong monitoring and accountability to prevent their illegal practices. He also urged the... more ›
A three-day single-country trade fair, titled ‘Showcase Malaysia-2013’, begins here on Thursday, aiming to strengthen trade and investment ties between the two countries. Industries Minister Dilip Barua will inaugurate the fair at Sonargaon Hotel in the morning. President of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, Malaysian High Commissioner in Dhaka Norlin Binti Othman will, BMCCI President Syed Nurul Islam and Secretary General M Alamgir Jalil will, among others, be present at the inaugural session. BMCCI in collaboration with High Commission of Malaysia in Bangladesh, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Bangladesh High Commission in Malaysia and Malaysia South-South Association (MASSA) will arrange the fair. A good number... more ›
Buddhists across the country will celebrate Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the community, on Thursday. Buddha Purnima is a festival that marks Gautam Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the full moon in May. This is the most important and solemn day of the Buddhists, and they observe the day with great pomp and grandeur. The Buddha - Siddhartha Gautam - was born to the Shakya royal family in Lumbini in south Nepal. Using historical records referring to Alexander the Great and Emperor Ashoka, the Buddha’s birth date is usually given as May 563 BC. Buddhist organisations have chalked out various programmes to celebrate... more ›
Published by Maynal Hossain Chowdhury on behalf of East West Media Group Limited, Plot No: 371/A, Block No: D, Bashundhara R/A, Baridhara, Dhaka -1229 and Printed at Plot No: C/52, Block-K, Bashundhara, Khilkhet, Badda, Dhaka.