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Floods claim 4 in Moulvibazar

Four people have been killed in floods in Moulvibazar’s Komolganj Upazila in Bangladesh. At least five people are still missing. Thousand others have been stranded since the night of June 15. The names and identities of the missing people are not known yet, Dhaka Tribune reported. floodThe hilly water has damaged flood protection embankments in the district worsening the flood situation. The army has begun rescuing stranded locals in Kulaura and Rajnagar near the overflowing Monu River. Deputy Commissioner Md Tofayel Ahme...

Socio-economic development of Bangladesh

Highlighting achievements of Bangladesh in socio-economic development during the last decade, the Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Tarik Ahsan said here on Tuesday that Bangladesh got prominent position among the South Asia countries due to women empowerment, disaster management, primary healthcare, sanitation, primary education and economic growth rate. He said this while speaking in a discussion session on `Socio-Economic Development of BD FamilyBangladesh: A People's March Forward' organized by Bangladesh High...

Symbols allocated: Ivy promises fair polls

Ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidate of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) Selina Hayat Ivy vowed a fair election. After collecting her symbol as boat, she said, “Ivy is not separated from boat and boat is not separated from Ivy”. She also urged for unity among the party and said, ‘she will accept the results of the election’. Earlier, the election commission distributed poll symbols to the mayoral and councilor candidates of NCC election slated for 22 December. [caption id="attachment_25252" align="alignleft" width="540"]ncc-ivy

Uber in city

Uber launched its on-demand car ride services in the perennially jammed Bangladeshi capital Dhaka today, saying it would help reduce congestion in one of the world’s largest metropolises. Dhaka is the 33rd city in South Asia where the smartphone taxi app is now available. The city’s first Uber ride was made by Bangladeshi cricket star Shakib Al Hasan, according to the California-based company, adding its technology would help reduce traffic and improve air uberquality. “Uber has a simple goal: to use technology to...

Women Chamber holds workshop on natural fiber

Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) organized a national level workshop on “Prospects of natural fiber based product and the closing ceremony of the project” today under Bangladesh INSPIRED program funded by the Ministry of Industries, GoB and the European Union at Ivy Rahman Auditorium, Bangladesh Mohila Somity, Dhaka. Mr. Amir Hossain Amu, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Industries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, while Mr. Mario Ronconi, Minister Counsellor and Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh was present as the Guest of Honor and Mr. Shushen Chandra Das, Project Director, Bangladesh INSPIRED and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industries and Mr. Sirajul Islam, Dir...

Lafarge holds workshop in Sylhet

Lafarge Surma Cement Limited (LSC) yesterday (Saturday, 20 August, 2016) arranged a workshop titled ‘'Supercrete for Sustainable Urbanization in Bangladesh' with the engineers and Lafargearchitects from different non-government organization at Hotel Star Pacific in Sylhet. The main focus of the workshop was to create awareness among the professionals on high rise buildings.