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3-day BDR-BSF confce starts PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 August 2008

Staff Correspondent

A three-day long border conference of Bangladesh Rifles and India's Border Security Force began in Dhaka Thursday, with a view to discuss a number of unresolved issues between the neighbouring countries.

BSF director general Ashish Kumar Mitra is leading 19-member Indian delegation, while BDR director general Shakil Ahmed is leading the 22-member Bangladesh
Captivated nation immortalizes timeless Tagore PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2008


The 67th death anniversary of Nobel Prize winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore was being commemorated throughout the country on Wednesday.

Numerous organisations in Dhaka are holding cultural programmes in observance of the day and remembrance of the region's most celebrated literary figure.
Inter-university photography exhibition kicks off PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 August 2008

Desk Report

A weeklong international inter-university photography exhibition begins at the National Art Gallery at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.

Cultural affairs adviser Rasheda K Choudhury will inaugurate the event, organised by the North South University Photography Club.

Forty-seven universities—30 local and 17 foreign universities—from 13 countries are set to participate in the exhibition that will showcase 502 works.

Terrorism, food, climate likely to top agenda PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 August 2008

15th SAARC Summit

Staff Correspondent

Terrorism, food security and climate change are likely to top the agenda at the 15th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation starting Saturday in Sri Lanka's capital, to be attended by the regional heads of states.

The eight-member regional grouping will approve the Colombo Declaration at the conclusion of the summit on Sunday.
Indian doctor couple among winners PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 August 2008

Magsaysay awards

REUTERS, MANILA - An Indian couple providing medical care and education to tribal people, a Philippine governor crippled by polio and an unconventional Japanese publisher are among winners of this year's Magsaysay awards, its foundation announced on Thursday.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation named Prakash and Mandakini Amte for the community leadership award.

CS Karim talks climate change PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

NAM ministerial confce

Desk Report

Agriculture adviser CS Karim, who is leading a Bangladesh delegation to the NAM Ministerial Conference in Tehran, has emphasised the present and future impact of climate change, a government statement said Wednesday.

The adviser also stressed the current global issue of food security in the two-day conference that started at the OIC Convention Centre in Tehran Wednesday.
Dhaka to raise food, climate issues PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

SAARC Summit

Staff Correspondent

Bangladesh will raise issues such as food, energy, trade and climate change at the 15th SAARC summit in Colombo, an adviser said Monday.

Foreign affairs adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury will represent Bangladesh at the SAARC Council of Ministers meeting on July 31 and August 1.
Bodybuilders compete for Mr and Mrs Muscle Beach title PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 July 2008


The world's most famous bodybuilders gathered in Venice Beach in California to compete for the title of 'Mr and Mrs Muscle Beach' last week, The Telegraph reports.

Competitors flexed their muscles in a series of mandatory poses to impress the judges in a range of categories including events for both men and women.
22nd Fobana confce kicks off in New York PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 July 2008

Dhaka University vice chancellor Prof SMA Faiz inaugurated the 22nd annual gathering of Fobana at New York's Hilton Hotel on Friday, reports agency

The main three-day conference of the Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America (Fobana) is set to take place over the July 4-6 weekend, organised by the America-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
DU celebrates birth centenary of GC Dev PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 July 2008

The life of former Dhaka University teacher, philosopher and martyred intellectual, GC Dev, was celebrated on his birth centenary Friday by a colourful daylong programme at the university campus, reports

Academics, poets, writers and philosophers gathered at the Dhaka University Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) for the event, organised by the Philosophy Department Alumni Association.
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