Biman’s London-Sylhet flight resumes

State owned airline Biman Bangladesh Airlines has resumed its London-Sylhet flight after ten month. There was a strong local demand to start the flight again. Finance minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the flight. On its first flight a Boeing 777 aircraft landed on Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport. There were 420 passengers on board. Civil Aviation […]

‘YouTube to reopen after the removal of that controversial video’-says BTRC

The Bangladesh Telecomunication Regulatory Commission BTRC has reiterated its stand that it will not reopen YouTube before the removal of that controversial anti Islam offensive video. BTRC requested YouTube to remove that controversial video but YouTube refused to do that. Then BTRC blocked YouTube on 17th September. After request from BTRC, Facebook has blocked some […]

First mosque of South Asia was built in Bangladesh?

Archeological evidence to date suggests that the religion Islam came in this part of the world in 12th century. But history may not be the same. Some British amateur archeologists are saying that they have found evidence that Islam was prevalent here in 7th century also. If that is true, it can be said that […]

Malibagh kitchen market, a formalin free market

Formalin is a chemical which can kill germs and used to preserve biological specimens in laboratories. But formalin cannot be used to preserve food items like fish and fruits. Formalin is very hazardous for health; it may cause many fatal diseases including cancer. It seems this trend of using formalin to store food items is […]

Demonstration against offensive anti Islam film

Recent offensive anti Islam film “Innocence of Islam” has sparked protest around the world. Protesters are demanding exemplary punishment of the director. The film is not released yet. Its fourteen minute trailer is released on video sharing site Youtube and this trailer has angered the Muslim world. Not only Muslims but also many non-Muslim intellectuals […]

Two road accidents of the city spark violent protest

Morjina Begum was a cleaner of Moghbazar Grand Plaza Shopping Mall. She died on the spot yesterday when a Gazipur-bound bus of Provati-Banasree Paribahan ran over her. Before that she was knocked down by another bus coming from the same direction. This happened near Moghbazar telephone office. A mob torched the bus of Provati-Banasree Paribahan […]

Bangladesh to export condom

A parliamentary standing committee on government organizations has proposed that the government should export condoms manufactured in government owned Essential Latex Plant at Khulna. The committee say, quality of Bangladeshi condoms are better than condoms imported from Malaysia. The government owned factory is capable of manufacturing more condoms than the demand of local market. These […]

3G auction for private operators on next January

Bangladeshi mobile phone operators including the state owned mobile operator Teletalk is using 2G or 2.5G technology. It was a longstanding demand that Bangladesh should have 3G technology. 3G technology offers high speed data connectivity and hence user can get high speed internet, 3G technology also enables mobile TV, video call and many other equipments […]

Electricity tariff hiked again

Electricity generation in Bangladesh is based on four sources, gas, oil, coal and hydropower. But gas was the main source of electricity in Bangladesh. Gas reserve is shrinking and stetting a big power plant needs some time. In this situation the government decided to go for quick rental oil based power plants. Oil is very […]

Farooki’s latest film ‘Television’ selected for closing film in Busan

Busan Film Festival is Asia’s biggest international film festival. Farooki’s latest feature film ‘Television’ will be screened at the closing day of the ten day long festival, which is due to be held in South Korea on October next. Farooki was a very popular TV director; he started a new style of TV dramas. Later […]

Reception of newly elected managing committee of BCS by BASIS

Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS) is an organization for IT professionals in Bangladesh. A new managing committee has been elected recently by its members for 2012-2014 period. Another IT organization, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) arranged a reception ceremony for the newly elected committee at BASIS office on Saturday morning.  BASIS president congratulated […]

Five wicket victory for Bangladesh in T20 warm up match

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in a warm up match in Sri Lanka today. Bangladesh won the toss and send Zimbabwe to bat. Zimbabwe scored 134 runs in their stipulated twenty overs. It was the Bangladeshi spinners who contained the Zimbabwean batsmen. Abdur Razzak got two wickets for twenty one runs. Bating second chasing the target of […]

Voice vote system should be abandoned-TIB

Transparency International Bangladesh has unveiled its declaration on parliamentary openness to mark the International Democracy Day today. TIB also gave some specific proposals to ensure parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh. It says present voice vote method of parliament should be replaced by electronic voting. The constitution allows a lawmaker to absent for 90 consecutive days in […]

Painful needles of syringe may be replaced by laser

Laser is the acronym of light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation and already in use for lasik and cosmetic surgery. Now South Korean scientists are saying that they have developed a method to replace traditional painful needle syringes. It’s  painless and like being hit by puff of air. Erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser will […]

Wife of Prince William Kate Middleton’s topless photo sparks debate

It seems today’s media is exceeding the limit in many cases. Kate Middleton was spending holiday with her husband in France. Some photos of her were taken by paparazzi. It is assumed that those photos were taken by long range lenses. Kate is in brief dress in those photos and even topless in some photos. […]