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Social Media Tips for Businesses: How Pinterest Could Help You


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,…


Added by Hanna McLean on February 9, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

8071 people killed in road mishaps in three years in Bangladesh

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,…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 8, 2012 at 16:23 — No Comments

Inflation hits 15 year high in Bangladesh

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…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 7, 2012 at 15:56 — No Comments

Traffic jam chokes Dhaka city

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…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 7, 2012 at 15:53 — No Comments

10 Best Practice Tips for Facebook Page Content Publishing

This article is by Jeff Bullas and was originally published on I do not own any of the material. All rights reserved.

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…


Added by Hanna McLean on February 7, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission moves against cyber crimes

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…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 7, 2012 at 11:44 — No Comments

Intolerance, uncultured sporting manners took Tunisia out AFCON Games

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…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on February 5, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Media charged to champion cause of deprived

From Edmond Gyebi

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…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on February 4, 2012 at 11:25 — No Comments

Opposition on strike, Power adrift, Romania where to?

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…


Added by Rodica Pricop on February 3, 2012 at 11:25 — No Comments

The Anti-Corruption Commission, Bangladesh finds no corruption during Minister Syed Abul Hossain's period in Communications ministry

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…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 2, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

The Anti-corruption Commission in Bangladesh finds no graft in Padma Bridge project

DHAKA, Feb 2: The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC), an independent and constitutional organisation in Bangladesh Thursday said that it finds no graft in the process of appointing contractors for the Padma Multi-purpose Bridge Project.

"We did not find any corruption in appointing contractors for the project," Chairman of the ACC Golam Rahman told journalists at a press briefing on the outcome of ACC's inquiry into the alleged corruption in the US $2.9 billion mega bridge…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 2, 2012 at 16:03 — No Comments

Bangladesh Government has taken a plan for tourism river routes to attract more tourists

DHAKA, Feb 2: Bangladesh government has undertaken a plan to launch tourism river routes to turn the hospitality industry into a wetland-based one to attract more tourists, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Lt Col (retd) Faruk Khan said here today.

The river routes would come to an end in Khulna via Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Padma, Meghna rivers, he added.

The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion, organized by World Peace Mission at Jatiya Press Club…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 2, 2012 at 15:08 — No Comments

Bangladesh Environment and Forest Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud hoists Bangladesh flag in Antarctica

   DHAKA, Feb 2: Environment and Forest Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has hoisted the national flag of Bangladesh at

Antarctica on the southern end of the landmass of earth.

   He is now on a visit to Antarctica as a member of 'A Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth' organized by former US Vice-President Al Gore, said an official release today.

   Al Gore is the founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project that works for creating awareness about climate change in…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 2, 2012 at 15:02 — No Comments

The WordPress Bible - Everything You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Website and More

Are you currently trying to start up your own website, but don't know where or how to get started? Are you getting frustrated with complicated programs that you just don't understand? Well, look no

further because WordPress is here to save the day.

WordPress is a fairly simple program that allows you to create…


Added by Hanna McLean on February 2, 2012 at 14:39 — No Comments

IPI News Innovation Contest 2012 Open for Submissions

Listen up everybody!

A second round of applications is now open in the IPI News Innovation Contest, a media innovation contest run by the International Press Institute (IPI) and funded by Google.…


Added by Hanna McLean on February 1, 2012 at 15:51 — No Comments

The economic crisis shuts down Greek newspapers

The historic daily Eleftherotypia has not been published for over a month. It is not the only one: at least 15 newspapers in Greece have shut down or cut staff, among which is the authoritative To Vima

Added by Francesco Martino on February 1, 2012 at 10:13 — 1 Comment

The last option is to kill myself! Real and life story of an afghan girl in Balkh.

Reporter: Maryam Ghamgusar

Translation from Dari to English: AJ&V Team

I was waiting in Balkh province Women Department affairs directorate to interview with the director while a pallid woman who seems very alone, tired, wretched, desperate and violated by the name of Bigum came. She was in very bad mode with old cloths, around 40 years’ old age and still not married. Bigum is one of the bad traditions victims.

The sad and sorrowful face of Bigum…


Added by Malik Faisal Moonzajer on January 29, 2012 at 12:28 — No Comments

We owe our existence to the environment

A feature by Albert Oppong-Ansah


Every facet of our environment has changed drastically over a short period.

Last year the Northern Regional capital, Tamale recorded a temperature as high as 44 degree Celsius which was described by Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) as quiet strange.

Trees are being fell indiscriminately without replacement, people are scrambling for land to put up residential accommodation due to increase in population while others are indulging…


Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on January 28, 2012 at 19:57 — No Comments

S. Korea pledges to make global nuclear summit a success

With 100 days remaining before it hosts a global nuclear summit, South Korea is putting the final touches on preparations for the 50-nation Nuclear Security Summit, key organizers said Friday, promising to make the event a success.

   The Seoul nuclear summit take place on March 26 and 27, attended by top leaders from about 50 countries, including the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Britain and France. The summit, which will be the second such meeting following one in the…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on January 28, 2012 at 18:33 — No Comments

Sheikh Hasina's government completed two City Corporations election a fair and peaceful

The people of the two newly formed city corporations including Narayanganj and Comilla have shown that a fair and peaceful election under the Awami League Government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last year.

The Narayanganj and Comilla City Corporation polls were held peacefully even without army deployment, the CEC told journalists at the Election Commission Secretariat in the capital.

He was giving his reaction after holding the two polls.



Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on January 28, 2012 at 13:45 — No Comments

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