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.
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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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DHAKA, Feb 7: As the city returned to its usual business after a three-day holiday, city dwellers yesterday experienced unusual traffic congestion in most parts of the city due to ongoing works of installing utility pipelines in some major streets.
The tailbacks were also the result of additional…Continue
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Before the rise of the social media age obtaining feedback negative or positive was restricted to private abuse over the phone, compliments in a personal email or a glowing testimonial in a…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 7: The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has formed a special cell to crack down on cyber crimes.
The 11-member Bangladesh Computer Security Incident Response Team (BD-CSIRT) started work to ensure security in information and communication technology sector, the BTRC chairman told journalists recently.
Giasuddin Ahmed, vice-chairman of the commission, heads the team drawn from commission members, representatives from mobile-phone…
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Intolerance and uncultured sporting skills have sent Tunisia national team packing out of AFCON games currently ongoing in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea. The Tunisia players’ uncultured sporting skills nearly marred the beauty of football when they turned rough on the pitch with their Ghanaian counterparts.
Many an African football fan who watched the match between the Black Stars of Ghana and their Tunisia side was amazed the characters and manners Tunisian players displayed during the…Continue
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Media practitioners in the Northern Region have been encouraged to limit their political reportage, and rather partner with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to champion the cause of deprived people in…Continue
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Since Wednesday, the Romanian Opposition has been officially on parliamentary strike, protesting the unilateral manner in which the majority led by PM Boc’s Democrat-Liberal Party pushes laws, but also against anti-democratic derailments such as the attempted to merge local and legislative elections. The last intent was however circumvented by the street protests.
The Social-Liberal Union (USL) wanted its protest to have a strong impact, but the way in which it was managed, starting…Continue
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DHAKA, Feb 2: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today said that there was no tangible truth in the allegation that Bangladesh Minister Syed Abul Hossain had taken money for awarding contract in the bridge project.
The former communications minister has been dropped from the much talked…
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