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Yunus not enjoying respect he deserves

Grameen Bank founder Dr Muhammad Yunus has not been enjoying the respect he deserves in his own country, said German Ambassador to Dhaka Dr Albrecht Conze. “It saddens me that the distinguished pioneer of microfinance and social business has not been enjoying the respect he deserves in his own country lately,” the German diplomat came up with the remark when he met Prof Yunus in Thursday morning to convey an invitation by German President Joachim Gauck to visit Berlin early next year. Yunus-German envoyDuring the meeting, the Germa...

Women’s participation in economic activities stressed

Speakers at a sewing machine distribution ceremony have stressed for enhanced participation of the womenfolk in economic activities for income generation to ensure women development and empowerment. They were addressing the ceremony arranged for distribution of 25 sewing machines free of costs among 25 unemployed and distressed women by Goddimari union parishad at its hall room under Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat on Tuesday afternoon. Authority of the union parishad distributed the sewing machines among the beneficiary women of ward No-9 under assistances of the Local Governance Support Project (LGSP) to assist them attaining self-reliance through income generation activities, reports BSS.

Air pollution takes heavy toll on child health

Nowadays air and water pollutions have turned as a major health concern. Air is mainly polluted by emissions from brick fields, exhaust of vehicles, industrial discharges and burning of fossil fuel. According to experts, pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. The six common and hazardous air pollutants consist of particulate matter, ground level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur-oxides and lead, of which, particle pollution and ground level ozone are the most widespread health hazards, reports BSS. Asthma...

BB to provide loans with low interest for creative publishers

Bangladesh Bank (BB) said on Tuesday that from now on scheduled banks and non-bank financial institutions would be able to disburse loans from a Tk 600-crore BB fund to the micro and small enterprises dedicated to publishing knowledge-based and creative books and their marketing. The BB issued a circular to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks and NBFIs saying that the publishers would be able to receive loans with an interest rate of 10 per cent from the banks and the NBFIs under the BB refinance fund. bbThe banks and the N...

British Council signs deal with AIUB for consultancy services

British Council, Bangladesh has awarded a contract for the consultancy services to American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) to implement a project entitled: Audio-Visual Materials Production for the English Language Modules under Transforming English Language Skills in the Higher Education Sector in (TELSHEB), says a press release. This project aimed at producing audio-visual materials in line with the two modules previously produced by the British Council, as follows: English for Academic Purpose and English for Employability. 2013 11 08 BRITISH COUNCIL AND AIUB SIGN...
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