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Bangladesh

Luggage Handling

Biman to team up with foreign companies

The management of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has finally taken an effective move to modernise ground-handling services at Shahjalal International Airport by teaming up with an international company. “Biman is preparing a request for proposal [RFP] to invite international companies to team up with it for modernisation of the ground-handling services,” said a top official at the civil aviation ministry. The RFP would soon be published in newspapers and the Biman website, said the official asking not to be named. The move comes...

Prices of essentials kept in control

Prices of most of the essential commodities usually in high demand ahead of Eid remained stable thanks to adequate supply. Previously, a section of retailers used to make excessive profit every year when the festival neared, selling such items at much higher prices due to lax government monitoring.   However, the scenario is a bit different this year. Prices of chicken, beef and mutton have registered a rise at the city kitchen markets yesterday, putting an extra pressure on the middle- and low-income...

PM witnesses World Cup Cricket Trophy

PM witnesses World Cup Cricket Trophy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today witnessed the much-coveted World Cup Cricket Trophy, which is now in Bangladesh as part of its visit to countries that are going to participate in next year's World Cup Cricket Tournament. Officials of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) brought the spectacular trophy to the Prime Minister's official Ganobhaban residence this morning to show her. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister asked the cricket players of Bangladesh national team to take preparations with utmost sincerity for better result in the upcoming World Cup, 2015. "I hope that you will further brighten the country's image by showing excellent performance in the World...

PM returns home from London

PM returns home from London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Dhaka from London after wrapping up her three-day official visit there at the invitation of her British counterpart David Cameron and Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake. A VVIP flight of Bangladesh national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines that took off from the Heathrow Airport carrying the prime minister...

HC upholds death penalty of 2 in Lalbagh 7-murder case

HC upholds death penalty of 2 in Lalbagh 7-murder case

The High Court today upheld a lower court verdict that had sentenced two people to death and 10 others to different terms of imprisonment for killing seven people in Lalbagh of the capital 20 years back. According to the case statement, some criminals allegedly led by a former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) ward commissioner...

GROUND REALITIES

Tajuddin Ahmed: Our history maker

Tajuddin Ahmed: Our history maker

TAJUDDIN Ahmed was a man of history. He understood the nuances of history. He was able to analyse history in all the forensic details that such analyses called for. Of greater importance than all this preoccupation with history on his part was his own role in the making of history. Between 17 April...

Bd Tour Of West Indies

Question mark over Razzak

Question mark over Razzak

A career boasting 206 ODI wickets at an economy rate of 4.54 and a sleek average of 28.86 suggests that slow left-armer Abdur Razzak is not going to face any hurdles when it comes to making the final squad for next month's West Indies tour. However, his performances in the last few months...

Chess Olympiad

Bangladesh aims to match previous high

Bangladesh hope to keep their 33rd position intact in next month's Chess Olympiad in Norway, although it will be a tough task to retain their position in the last edition given the current calibre of Bangladesh Grand Masters. “You all would love to see the Bangladesh chess team finish between 20 to 25 in the upcoming Olympiad following our last edition's result, but the reality is that to go above 30 we will need Grand Masters who have ratings above...

English Medium Schools

New guidelines to limit fees

New guidelines to limit fees

English medium schools in metropolitan areas cannot charge more than Tk 30,000 in admission fees and session fees. And Tk 3,000 is the maximum amount of monthly fees they can collect. These along with a set of new guidelines on admission procedures and fees in private English medium schools and colleges come in a...

Repair Of Highways

Deadline now tomorrow

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday came up with a fresh commitment to make the highways fit for smooth traffic movement by tomorrow. “Only two days are left. Whatever we want to do has to be done by Thursday when people start leaving for homes,” he told journalists while visiting a mobile court operation at Farmgate of the city. Earlier, he had pledged to turn the roads and highways linking the capital to different parts of the country fit for hassle-free vehicular...

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