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Dhaka bus mapping project to go digital

Dhaka bus mapping project to go digital
With informal networks and unplanned stoppages, Dhaka’s bus service is a hodgepodge. It is difficult to find a local to figure out which buses go where, never mind a visitor. Any attempt to map the city’s bus routes would be a job better suited to a labyrinth puzzle designer rather than a cartographer. Two groups, however, thought differently five years ago. US-based social venture organisation Urban Launchpad and Bangladeshi advocacy firm Kewkaradong jointly designed the first bus route map of Dhaka. The maps produced by them were an instant hit among the commuters. They were circulated in the print form on a very small scale of 5,000 copies. With increased awareness among people because of the student-led protest for safer roads,…

AG rues poor education quality in country

AG rues poor education quality in country

Attorney General (AG) Mahbubey Alam yesterday called for improvement in the quality of education to ensure the country’s development. The AG said the education system was very poor and the students were ignorant about the country’s history. “I visited 29 schools in Munshiganj and asked…
Cattle shortage during Eid-ul-Azha unlikely

Cattle shortage during Eid-ul-Azha unlikely

The country is unlikely to face any shortage of cattle during the Eid-ul-Azha this year as the supply of locally-reared cattle is quite enough to meet the demand of sacrificial animals, said officials, reports UNB. According to the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry, there are now 1.16 crore sacrificial…
Ugly practice of beef fattening

Ugly practice of beef fattening

For quite some years, as Eid-ul-Azha approaches, many cow farmers indulge in the practice of cow fattening by injecting steroids or similar drugs into their body for earning money that they actually do not deserve. It is advised in Islam that sacrificial animals must be healthy, flawless and fine-looking.…
Much ado about nothing

Much ado about nothing

It is kind of much ado about nothing. There has been, in the recent past, an attempt to float the Opposition unity balloon. The one-point agenda of the entire exercise being to oust the BJP in the best case scenario and if that does not happen then ensure that even if the BJP comes in, it does with…
Untapped potential of light engineering

Untapped potential of light engineering

The light engineering sector is considered the ‘mother of all sectors’ in Bangladesh. It meets about 30 per cent of the total domestic demand and acts as a backward linkage for the food processing, railway, shipping, garments, capital machinery, cement, paper, jute, textile and sugar industries.…
‘Turkey’s partnership with US in jeopardy’

‘Turkey’s partnership with US in jeopardy’

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s partnership with the United States may be in jeopardy as ties strain, warning Ankara could start looking for new allies, in an op-ed published in the New York Times yesterday, reports AFP. Relations between the two NATO allies have sunk to…
‘YouTubers’ on Maasranga TV in Eid

‘YouTubers’ on Maasranga TV in Eid

Bringing several YouTubers, who became hugely popular or earned the title of YouTube celebrities in the recent times, on the same stage, Maasranga TV has made a special programme titled ‘YouTubers’ on the eve of upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.   Anchored by popular actor-turned-anchor Shahriar…
Kamrul wants to add swing to his bowling to get positive result

Kamrul wants to add swing to his bowling to get positive result

Fast bowler Kamrul Islam Rabbi on Saturday said that the speed they normally bowl in games and if they could add swing with that, it’s obviously possible for them to fare well on any condition against any team. Rabbi also said that they have to work hard further and play more games in first class…
Rangpur region suitable for enhancing Aus rice cultivation: DAE DG

Rangpur region suitable for enhancing Aus rice cultivation: DAE DG

RANGPUR:  The Rangpur region is suitable for enhancing cultivation of eco-friendly and less irrigation water consuming Aus rice, said Director General (DG) of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Agriculturist Mohammad Mohsin. “The farmers have exceeded the fixed Aus rice cultivation…
Tanners face acute fund crisis

Tanners face acute fund crisis

Tanners are worried about the processing and preservation of rawhides amid an acute funds crisis, though they have set a target to procure about 70 lakh pieces of rawhides during Eid-ul-Azha this year. According to sources, export prospects of the tannery sector are currently bleak due to volatile international…
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