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Govt focuses on strengthening Fire Service

Govt focuses on strengthening Fire Service
The government is strengthening the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (BFSCD) by recruiting fresh manpower, setting up new fire stations and increasing the capacity of its different units. To strengthen the BFSCD, 5,000 more will be recruited soon and another 150 fire stations opened in different parts of the country within one month, said sources in the BFSCD. At the same time, different units, including the ‘divers' unit’ of the BFSCD, would be strengthened to help douse fires and conduct rescue operations during an emergency, the sources added. BFSCD director general Brig. Gen. Ali Ahmed Khan told The Independent that they were going to recruit 5,000 more people within a year. “They  would be put at the…

icddr,b senior director receives prestigious Indian award

icddr,b senior director receives prestigious Indian award

Senior Director of icddr,b for Laboratory Sciences and Services Division Dr Niyaz Ahmed has received Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2016 imparted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India in the field of Medical Sciences. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed the award…
Green activists say success depends on monitoring

Green activists say success depends on monitoring

Though the recent strong drive against river encroachers raised a new hope for protecting the country's rivers, green activists think the desired success cannot be achieved unless proper steps are taken to keep the reclaimed lands out of the clutches of grabbers. Just after recovering the occupied…
Rights of consumers

Rights of consumers

Every citizen of a country is a consumer. However until recently most consumers were not too aware of their rights. Nevertheless things have changed for the better. There is the Consumers’ Rights Protection (CRP) Law to protect the rights on the consumers. Also laws on statute books are of little…
India’s new normal

India’s new normal

Friday was a tense day for Indians. Every nationalist waited with bated breath for Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to return home.  The pilot was captured by Pakistan after his MiG-21 Bison fighter jet was shot down in action near the Line of Control (LoC). The…
supporting the start-ups

supporting the start-ups

Entrepreneurs at the ‘Uddokta Haat’, which ended recently, saw vigorous business. Sales picked up as stall owners offered promotional discounts and slashed product prices to attract more and more visitors to the fair. The three-day event was organised by the Bangladesh Open Source Network…
US slaps new sanctions on regime as Russia ups support

US slaps new sanctions on regime as Russia ups support

The United States and Russia clashed Friday over how to assist crisis-wracked Venezuela, with Moscow pledging new relief channeled through President Nicolas Maduro and Washington slapping sanctions over the blocking of US aid it tried to push through the border. A day after Russia and China vetoed a…
Curtain rises on 12th Int’l Children’s Film Fest

Curtain rises on 12th Int’l Children’s Film Fest

The curtain rose on the 12th edition of the ‘International Children’s Film Festival’, organised by Children’s Film Society Bangladesh (CFS), at the Central Public Library premises yesterday. National Professor Anisuzzaman formally inaugurated the week-long festival, while Information…
Tigers lack ‘ideal preparation’

Tigers lack ‘ideal preparation’

Lack of proper preparation and ability to adapt with the condition as major reason behind Bangladesh’s failure in New Zealand, said the team’s spin coach Sunil Joshi. Bangladesh were swept away in the three-match ODI series at clean margin while they are staring at an innings defeat after…
Illegal brick kilns damage standing crop in Noakhali

Illegal brick kilns damage standing crop in Noakhali

Brick kilns that have been established at Senbagh and Jamidar haat areas in Noakhali in violation of the government’s rules and laws are badly polluting several residential areas as well as agricultural fields. As a result, the standing paddy crop has been badly affected. Sources said a total…
New DNCC mayor hammers out 1-year plan to build smart city

New DNCC mayor hammers out 1-year plan to build smart city

The newly elected (unofficially) mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Atiqul Islam, has announced his one-year plan to turn Dhaka into a healthy, active and smart city “I have decided to launch short-term, mid-term and long-term planning to build a healthy, active and modern Dhaka. I…
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