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Woman jailed, 255 jaywalkers fined

Woman jailed, 255 jaywalkers fined

On the second day of the drive by Dhaka Metropolitan Polics (DMP) to encourage people to use footbridge while crossing the roads, it was seen much people are using the footbridges and underpasses and number of violators have been reduced. A woman was jailed and 255 jaywalkers were fined Tk 13,915 by the mobile...

Ruposhi Bangla renovation kicks off Monday

Ruposhi Bangla Hotel will go for a massive renovation from Monday to upgrade its standards.  The five-star hotel will keep all its operations closed for the next 16 months for the renovation work, Bangladesh Services Ltd, the owner of the hotel, said in a web-posting on the Dhaka Stock Exchange yesterday.   “The renovation is going to start from September 1. Therefore, the hotel will be closed to guests from August 31 till rebranding,” it said. The hotel will be rebranded as...

Robi posts marginal rise in net profit

Robi posts marginal rise in net profit

Robi's net profits increased 2.6 percent year-on-year to Tk 113.7 crore in the second quarter of the current year. The country's third largest mobile operator added another 17 lakh new users to its network in the first six months of 2014, Robi said in a statement yesterday. Robi invested Tk 2,800 crore in different fields,...

Probing Bihari Killings

Govt wasting time with intent

Accusing the government of wasting time in the name of investigation into the killings at Kalshi Bihari Camp, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman yesterday demanded prompt identification and trial of the perpetrators. "How the state will avoid the responsibility of the murder? Those who are involved in it should be identified and brought to book immediately," he told a workshop, "Follow-up on the Implementation of 2nd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Bangladesh", organised by the commission...

China's Haojue bikes hit roads

China's Haojue bikes hit roads

Karnaphuli Industries has started assembling Haojue motorcycles of China at a Tk 100-crore plant in Tongi. The Chinese firm, Haojue Holdings, tied up with the local company to establish a foothold in the growing domestic market.   Sales of the 150cc bikes kicked off yesterday at an event at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the city....

Deal signed for building Padma bridge

The government yesterday struck a deal with China Major Bridge Engineering Company Ltd for the construction of the main part of Padma bridge.   The Chinese company has submitted a performance guarantee of 10.17 percent of the contract value worth Tk 12,133 crore with the United Commercial Bank Ltd.     Lieu Ziming, chairman of the Chinese company, and Shafiqul Islam, project director of the bridge project, penned the agreement on behalf of their respective sides at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in Dhaka. According...

Western Marine shows path to worker safety

Western Marine Shipyard (WMS) has successfully implemented globally accepted occupational health and safety practices, which have cut the number of workers' injuries by up to 99 percent. The country's leading shipbuilder began implementing the five-year health and safety management system in 2009 with the help of GIZ, the German agency for international cooperation. In 2009, the number of workers' injuries at the shipyard in Chittagong stood at about 1,000 a month; it came down to 10 in August 2013, said Saiful...

HSBC launches fifth export awards

HSBC launches fifth export awards

HSBC Bangladesh yesterday announced the launch of its Export Excellence Awards for the fifth year to honour five exporters for their outstanding performance. The bank has designed the awards to promote Bangladeshi exporters and recognise their contribution to sustainable economic growth of the country through exports. The awards will be given in five categories --...

Dr Kamal contributed to int'l law

Dr Kamal contributed to int'l law

Dr Kamal Hossain is a proficient lawyer not only in the country but also in the international arena, who played an important role in the development of international law apart from being involved in the framing of Bangladesh's constitution, speakers told a book launch on Sunday. Marking his 77th birth anniversary and 55 years...

Realtors call for relaxing lending rules

Realtors yesterday urged financial institutions to provide more loans to the real estate sector due to the higher demand. “Investment in our sector is highly secured as the loans are backed by tangible assets,” Shafiq Rahman, chairman of a standing committee of Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh, said in a keynote presentation. He spoke at a seminar on “Secure and Prospective Investment: Real Estate Industry of Bangladesh”, organised by REHAB at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the city. The current demand...

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