Bangladesh News [29.04.2011]

Bangladesh 'BB-/B' Sovereign Credit Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Stable

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it had affirmed its 'BB-' long-term and 'B' short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on ...
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Leather college to be institute under DU

In a move to resolve the longstanding impasse in Bangladesh College of Leather Technology (BCLT), the education ministry yesterday decided to make BCLT an institute under Dhaka ...
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An Inside Look At The Nation's Vulnerability To Coastal Floods From 'National Geographic ...

One of the most densely populated nations on the planet, Bangladesh could find a good chuck of its current landmass underwater by the year 2050. That's just one of the more disturbing ...
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BCL enforces strike at Haji Danesh university

Bangladesh Chhatra League unit of Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) enforced an indefinite strike on the campus yesterday demanding removal of the vice chancellor for his ...
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Kawadighi farmers worried ahead of boro harvest

Kashimpur pump house on Koradair canal under Monu River Irrigation Project in Moulvibazar district, set up to pump out excess water from Kawadighi Haor to save boro paddy from flooding during ...
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Villagers build road to education for kids

Villagers give voluntary service to construct a two-kilometre-long paved road at Protima Bonki village in Sakhipur upazila under Tangail district as locals have taken the initiative to ...
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Four of a family poisoned 'mysteriously' fight for life

Four member of a family, who were poisoned 'mysteriously' at their residence at Chawkshahabazpur village in Fulbari upazila on Wednesday night, are fighting for life at the upazila ...
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Bring to justice killer of schoolteacher Monjuri

Locals form a human chain in Saghata upazila of Gaibandha district yesterday demanding arrest and punishment of the killers of schoolteacher Monjuri Begum. ...
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2 to die for killing wives for dowry

A court here in separate verdicts on Wednesday sentenced two people to death for killing their wives for dowry.The convicts was identified as Alam Malitha, 30, son of Loho Malitha of Chandanpara ...
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1st Physics Olympiad today

GM Nizam Uddin, principal of Oxford International School (OIS), briefing journalists about the country's first national Physics Olympiad at the school in the city yesterday. The ...
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Transport strike in Meherpur

Transport owners and workers in Meherpur yesterday enforced an indefinite transport strike demanding ban on Easy Bike, a battery run carrier. The strike is a sequel to Monday's clash ...
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Storm has gone, ordeal is on

Students of a registered primary school in Koroichura Union under Madarganj upazila of the district attend classes under the open sky as the tin-roofed school was razed to ground during storm ...
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Missing female garment worker dies at hospital

A garment worker yesterday succumbed to her head injuries allegedly inflicted by a gang of unidentified miscreants at Jurain Kadamtoli in the city on April 22.Shamsun Nahar, 28, employee of ...
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No place for fatwa in constitution, law

Eminent jurist Rokanuddin Mahmud yesterday said there is no place for fatwa (religious edict) in the constitution and therefore, the laws of the country.He termed fatwa unconstitutional and ...
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4 houses, six shops gutted

Four houses and six shops were gutted in Sylhet and Brahmanbaria on Wednesday.Valuables worth about Tk 2 crore were damaged as four houses were gutted in a fire, which broke out at Goyaipara ...
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College teacher gets RI for torturing wife

A court here yesterday sentenced a government college teacher to three years rigorous imprisonment (RI) for torturing his wife.Convict Humayun Kabir Jewel was an English teacher of Rajshahi ...
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Former Wasa chief engr found dead

Former Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) chief engineer Md Nurul Huq Sharif was found lying dead adjacent to his residential building at Wasa Officers' Quarters in Dhanmondi ...
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Road crashes kill 3

Three people were killed and four others injured in separate road accidents in Sylhet and Narayanganj yesterday.Staff correspondent from Sylhet reports: Two persons were killed and four others of ...
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Railway eviction drive in Ctg soon

Bangladesh Railway (BR) will conduct an eviction drive to recover its illegally occupied land by some influential people in the port city.The railway issued notices to conduct eviction drive ...
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Charge framed against ex-DU treasurer, 7 others

A Dhaka court yesterday framed charges against former treasurer of Dhaka University (DU) and seven others in a case filed against them for appointing 765 employees to different posts through ...
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Monira gets World's Children's Prize

Monira Rahman, executive director of Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), has received the World's Children's Prize 2011 for her fearless struggle for the surviving acid victims. Monira ...
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'Lift off-limits to rickshaws in New Market, Nilkhet areas'

Save the Environment Movement yesterday demanded lifting the off-limits to rickshaws in New Market and Nilkhet areas, says a press release.Terming rickshaws an environment-friendly ...
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Shafiqur on fresh remand

A Dhaka court yesterday granted three days' fresh remand for Shafiqur Rahman who confessed beating to death his wife Qamrun Nahar Nadia.The police produced Shafiqur before the court ...
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Mishu freed on bail

Garment workers' leader Moshrefa Mishu was released on bail yesterday after four and half months of her detention.Though the High Court granted her bail petition and asked the jail authority ...
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Restoration of secularism demanded

Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday demanded reinstatement of "secularism" in the constitution.The leftist party said the government should repel the 8th amendment ...
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Auto-rickshaw thieves held in Ctg

Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) arrested 10 CNG-run auto-rickshaw thieves in the port city. The arrestees were identified as Jamal Uddin, 34, Md Ibrahim Khalil, 41, Azizul Hoque, 40, Harun, ...
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Chittagong rights violations continue, says UN

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord has yet to be fully implemented, with human rights violations continuing more than a decade after it was signed in December 1997 says the ...
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Tribal villages again under attack as settlers deny responsibility and the authorities look on

Bengalis play victim this time as the possibly disproportionate tribal reaction may herald a return to guerrilla war. With no one trying to find the truth, the only certainty is that 50 ...
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Bangladesh inks landmark bridge lone deal with World Bank

Bangladesh today signed a landmark USD 1.2 billion loan agreement with the World Bank for a huge bridge that would directly link the riverine country''s impoverished southwestern ...
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Women Defy Islamic Clergy

DHAKA, Apr 28, 2011 (IPS) - Bangladeshi women are pushing government to implement the recently approved National Women Development Policy (NWDP) 2011, which has met with strong resistance ...
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One dies in wall collapse

A person was killed and another two injured yesterday evening as a portion of Mohammadpur Model School and College's boundary wall fell on them at Gajnabi road in city's ...
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Non-govt teachers press for budgetary allocation

Two associations of teachers yesterday demanded budgetary allocation for the teachers and employees of non-government educational institutions, just as allocated for their government counterparts ...
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Govt should enhance funds in edn sector

The government should increase allocation in education sector, as this would be the best investment for a brighter future for the nation, said Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday.He ...
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