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Monthly Archives: September 2013

McDonald’s awards young cadets for tackling litter in Tower Hamlets, London

September 30th, 2013 (0)
Volunteer Police Cadets from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets worked alongside a team from fast food chain McDonald’s to clean litter from notorious drop spots in Tower Hamlets including the King Edward Memorial Park. The challenge saw cadets ...

Biswajit murder witnesses scared of testifying

September 24th, 2013 (0)
State counsel in the Biswajit Das murder trial has alleged that witnesses were scared of testifying after one of them was recently beaten up following deposition. SM Rafiqul Islam on Monday demanded security for the witnesses in the sensational ...

Capital market acting ‘normal’

September 24th, 2013 (0)
The chief of the main bourse has claimed that the capital market is behaving normal over the past one month though there were criticisms after shares of several companies spiked unusually recently. “The indices have been going up and ...

BNP MP Papia files GD over audio

September 24th, 2013 (0)
BNP MP Syeda Ashifa Ashrafi Papia has filed a general diary against a Bangladeshi living in the United States. Papia in the GD filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police in Dhaka accused Md Nazmul Haque Helal of digitally impersonating her ...

BBC uncovers 19-hr shift in readymade garment factory

September 24th, 2013 (0)
A close look at the workings of a readymade garment factory in Bangladesh has revealed ‘concerning’ facts as the BBC goes undercover to bring to light what factories openly deny. BBC Correspondent Richard Bilton has footage of Bangladeshi workers ...

Minister calls for RMG calm, compromise

September 24th, 2013 (0)
Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan called for compromise and calm during a meeting with garment factory owners and workers organisations on Monday. Khan, who has a background in labour politics, described both the labour demands of minimum monthly wage and ...

Parties urged to focus on malnutrition

September 24th, 2013 (0)
Bangladesh’s nutrition activists raised their voice on Saturday to press for ‘multi-sectoral’ efforts to purge widespread malnutrition. They made the call forming a long human chain in the capital Dhaka ahead of the scaling up nutrition (SUN) movement’s gathering ...

BNF ‘abolished’, says Nazmul Huda

September 24th, 2013 (0)
Nazmul Huda has announced the “abolition” of the Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNF), which sought registration with the Election Commission (EC)as a political party, having a ‘sheaf of wheat’ as its electoral symbol. The former maverick BNP leader was involved ...

Shah Rukh Khan to walk the ramp for Yash Chopra

September 24th, 2013 (0)
With an array of actresses walking the ramp to make Yash Chopra’s birth anniversary special on September 27, the only actor to do the same is Yashji’s favourite Shah Rukh Khan. As a tribute to the evergreen director of ...

Powerful earthquake strikes Pakistan’s Balochistan

September 24th, 2013 (0)
A powerful earthquake of 7.8-magnitude has struck a remote area in south-west Pakistan, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) says. It struck at 16:29 local time (11:29 GMT) at a depth of 23km (15 miles), 145 miles south-east of ...