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Derived from the Sanskrit word "sati", which essentially means a strip of cloth, modern day saris have come a long way. Evolving from basic everyday wear, the sari has established itself as a predominant piece of clothing in every South Asian woman's wardrobe.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith presents crests to top taxpayers at a ceremony organised by the National Board of Revenue at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday. Ghulam Hussain, chairman of NBR, and Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, were also present.
When Brazil, the Philippines and the Caribbean countries have been supplying banana, a highly perishable fruit, to the other corners of the world, Bangladesh cannot do so even within its small boundaries without using toxic preservatives. Also, countries like the US, Canada, Brazil, China and Australia, which are much bigger than Bangladesh, ensure safe food for their people.
Just three days in the countdown to his grand show, internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer Akram Khan, at a press conference, said, "DESH belongs to Bangladesh." A press conference focusing on DESH was held yesterday at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
Bangladesh Railway destroying illegal structures built beside rail lines in Moghbazar area on September 12, 2014. The move comes after four people got killed by a train at an illegal fish market set up on the train lines in Karwan Bazar on Thursday.
The High Court today directed the government to stop the plying of illegal three-wheelers on the highways of five southern districts within 72 hours. Deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of Barisal, Khulna, Madaripur, Faridpur and Rajbari have been asked to comply with the order and submit a report before it by two weeks.
The government has launched a project to give a pro-poor bent to key state institutions responsible for formulating economic policies. Called the Support to Inclusive and Sustainable Planning Project, the $4.7 million-worth scheme is meant for implementation between June 2013 and December 2016.
With much enthusiasm, a big foreign bank filed its tax returns online just after the Large Taxpayer Unit launched its electronic system in 2009. That was not a unique case.
A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on charges of assaulting police and torching vehicles during an opposition blockade in 2012. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan passed the order after accepting the chargesheet in the case.
Assuring her government will do everything necessary for conservation of the tigers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the tiger range countries to continue their sincere efforts for protecting tigers. "I want to assure you all that my government will do everything and continue all sorts of cooperation for conservation of the tigers.
It could not be possible for miscreants to attack Prof Mahbubullah, a pro-BNP former teacher of Dhaka University, without signals from the government, Supreme Court Bar Association President Khandaker Mahbub Hossain today alleged. "We think Mahbubullah came under attack as he made comments against the government in television talk shows," he said while speaking at a protest programme at the SCBA auditorium this afternoon.
This May file photo shows, the US Army and the Bangladesh Army conduct the initial planning conference for the Pacific Armies Management Seminar 2014, 4-7 May in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo taken from PAMS Facebook page A four-day Pacific Army's Management Seminar kicked off in Dhaka today with participation of premier-level army officials of 25 Asia-Pacific countries.
Bangladesh's highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life. File photo: Bangladesh's opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka.
A betel leaf trader returns to the rail tracks with a train whooshing past in the capital's Malibagh yesterday. Photo: Star The railway authorities demolished around 350 makeshift shops along the rail tracks in the capital's Malibagh and Khilgaon areas in the second day of a drive yesterday.
One of the most celebrated dance troupes in the world, the Akram Khan Company, is currently in Dhaka, news that will excite connoisseurs of performing arts greatly. The British Council, with help of the Bengal Foundation, is facilitating the 'homecoming' of world-renowned dancer-choreographer Akram Khan -- whose roots lie in Bangladesh.
Probashi Polli project, a housing scheme for Bangladeshi expatriates, is seen occupying the Nagda river at Narayankul of Gazipur. The project on 90 acres of flood flow zone has government approval.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:20 am
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