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More than 5,000 flee erupting Indonesian volcano

More than 5,000 people have fled their homes in western Indonesia in recent dayIndonesia Volcano_Kand (1).content_images following a series of violent volcanic eruptions, an official said on Tuesday. Mount Sinabung on the north of Sumatra island has been hurling out red-hot ash, rocks and torrents of glowing lava up to seven kilometres (four miles) into the air since the start of the month. Villagers from nearby Karo district are being evacuated as the volcano, which erupted in Septembe...

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...

IBBL awarded 1st prize in banking category

Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd (IBBL) has won the 1st prize in Bank category of Best Brand Award 2013 by Bangladesh Brand Forum. brand3Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Managing Director of the Bank receives the crest at a gala ceremony of Best Brand Award held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the city on Saturday. More than 550 participants from Corporate Houses, Banks, Business Bodies, Entrepreneurs, Academics, Agency and Media Houses attended the ceremony.

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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CSE signs joint communiqué with BCIM

Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) has signed a joint communiqué with BCIM, the sub-regional and economic cooperative block of Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar. This was signed while the CSE President Al Maruf Khan FCA participated at the BCIM Economic Corridor Connectivity Forum and the 12th annual meeting of the China Society of Logistics held at Fuzhou in China. The contract will be placed soon in the China Foreign Ministry as the future course of action, says a press release. bcimBesides, as the Chairman of the South Asian Feder...