DHAKA, Feb 17: Ashrayan programme of the Bangladesh government is expected to rehabilitate another 50,000 homeless families in southern coastlines as a part of a poverty alleviation campaign raising their homes and providing them with other civic facilities including interest-free loans.
"Works are underway in full swing to rehabilitate some 50,000 ultra poor homeless families in the southern coastlines under the Ashrayan Phase by 2014 . . . the entire amount of the Taka 1,169…
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The conference lasted the entire day, from 10 am until 6 pm, and gathered an enthusiastic audience of…
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DHAKA, Feb 16: Bangladesh Information and Cultural affairs minister Abul Kalam Azad today hoped at least cultural affairs ministers of 30 Asia pacific countries will participate in the upcoming high level international convention on cultural diversification in the capital.
The minister said it while presiding over a meeting of the national organizing committee of the convention at the Shilpakala Academy here.
Dhaka will host the three-day convention styled "Cultural…
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During a recent visit to Italy last week, I was shocked to realize how much media coverage was dedicated to the apparently unprecedented cold weather hitting the country.
Even before leaving I was warned by friends and family that this was to be "the worst winter since 1985" but I could not anticipate that the national television channels would literally be monopolized by alarmist talks about snow storms, frost, Siberian temperatures and all sorts of weather related apocalyptic…Continue
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I was so sad to hear the news. The Guardian Blog has just reported that Royal Reporter James Whitaker died today at the age of 71. The Royal Editor of the Daily Mail Reporter was known for bringing us many enthralling stories about the royal family, including the story of Diana, Princess of Whales's, eating disorder.…Continue
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By Albert Oppong Ansah
Most young people in the Northern region of Ghana have their first sexual experience either out of curiosity or pressure from partners and peers, a survey conducted in six districts of the region has revealed.
The survey conducted among young people aged 13 to 25 years in the Tamale Metropolis, Central Gonja, Karaga, Saboba, West Mamprusi and Savelugu/Nanton districts, also showed that these young people had sex with those from the circles of the family…Continue
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It is somehow surprising to observe the coverage of the current Greek crisis by the international media.
Although the situation is one of the most serious which the European Union has faced to date, the level of attention given to the unfolding of the events in Greece seems rather inappropriate.
The major international media outlets provide reports and updates whenever riots break out or parliament decides for yet more austerity measures.
Only a few days ago, on…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 13: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today offered her deepest sympathy to the mothers of slain journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Mehrun Runi and assured them of taking all possible measures from the government to bring the killers to book as soon as possible.
The Prime Minister offered the sympathy when Sagar's mother Saleha Monir and Runi's mother Nurun Nahar Mirza along with couple's lone five-year old…
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The resignation of Kader Arif, of his position as rapporteur for ACTA, last January, rings the bell of "how far" the EU Commission has betrayed our trust in the EU. It is an evidence that the treaty is harmful and misleading.
It is on the other hand, a sign of hope that we still can fight and defeat such an agreement, if we unite and direct our actions to our own Parlamentarians, urging them "not to sign" it or ratify it in June 2012.
In exclusive interview to…Continue
Novelty media tools for communicators were presented and discussed in Davos, Switzerland on 10 February during a panel on media communications at the Communications on Top forum. The three presentations on social media, semantic Web, and visualization were done by Jochen Spangenberg, media manager, Nikos Sarris, R&D…Continue
DHAKA, Feb 11:A television journalist couple Sagar
Sarwar and Meherun Runi was chopped to death at their West
Rajabazar residence in the city last night.
Police said the unidentified killers chopped to death
Sarwar, news editor of private TV channel Maasranga Television
and his wife Meherun Runi in front of their five and half years
old son Mahir Sarwar Megh after 2 am.
Police and relatives said the only child of the couple
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DHAKA, Feb 10: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government is considering setting up a healthcare assistance trust fund to ensure healthcare for the poor and helpless people on February 8.
"We are considering establishing a healthcare assistance trust fund like the Education Assistance Trust Fund as the present government is committed to ensuring medicare facilities for all," she said.
She added that the donation in health assistance trust fund would…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 9: Bangladesh was depicted as the most vulnerable country to climate change before the world through the just concluded nine-day Antarctica visit, Minister of Environment and Forest Dr Hasan Mahmud said here on Thursday.
Narrating his experience of the Antarctica visit to newsmen at his ministry, Dr Hasan said Bangladesh was recognised as the most vulnerable country to the impact of climate change due to severe floods, erratic rainfall, extreme temperature, cyclone, sea…
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DHAKA, Feb 9: Prime Minister's Public Administration Affairs Advisor H T Imam said promotion in the civil service is an ongoing process and the government has given promotions in three tiers of the administration to make it efficient and dynamic.
"The promotion of 680 officers in the rank and status of additional secretary,…
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Frustrated members of Organic Mango Out-growers Association (OMOA) are agitating for the upright enforcement of anti-bushfire laws in northern region after its members have lost about 3,500 acres of mango plantation valued at 1,560,000Ghana cedis to bushfire.
According to the Coordinator of OMOA,…Continue
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As I was browsing the morning headlines and quietly sipping my coffee, I came across an article from Entrepreneur entitled, "How Pinterest is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Social Media for Business". In case you haven't heard of it,…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 8: Bangladesh Communications Minister Obaidul Quader informed the Parliament that 8071 people were killed in 8875 road mishaps in the country from 2009 to 2011.
"A total of 8875 cases were filed in connections with these road accidents," the minister in reply to scripted question from a Parliament Member.
Replying to another question of the lawmaker, he said Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) issued 61,606 driving licenses in 2011. Of the licenses,…
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DHAKA, Feb 7: Fuel import, energy price hike, and taka's devaluation against the US dollar have jacked up the country's non-food inflation to 13.16 percent in January -- which is the highest in the last fifteen years.
Prices of food items such as rice, lentil, fish, meat, fruits, egg, edible oil, and packaged milk also went up in January compared to the month before, according to a top official of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
At a media conference yesterday, BBS shared…Continue
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