Silk Cocoon Syed Zakir Hossain/ Dhaka TribuneVarious timely measures were adopted so the lost glory of the silk sector can be revived in the near futureThe present government is pledge bound to revitalize the silk sector by boosting local yarn production. Various timely measures were adopted so the lost glory of the silk sector can be revived in the near future. He urged the BSDB people to discharge their duties with utmost competency, sincerity, and honesty, to support the government endeavor of advancing the silk sector. He said two state-owned silk factories can be restarted in phases by boosting the production of raw silk locally. On the occasion, the secretary accompanied by BSDB officials, visited different sections of a silk factory and BSRTI.
February 16, 2019 16:18 UTC
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi addresses the media during an AGM of Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) in Dhaka PID'The surplus potato would be exported, but the potato must be produced maintaining required quality'Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday said Bangladesh has a surplus production of 35 metric tons potato after meeting domestic demand. “The surplus potato would be exported, but the potato must be produced maintaining required quality,” he added. The minister was addressing the annual general meeting of Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) in Dhaka as the chief guest. The minister said the government is giving emphasis potato export that is why research on potato should be carried out. FBCCI President Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, BCSA first vice president Kamrul Hossain Chowdhury and executive committee member Mustafa Azad Chowdhury Babu also spoke on the occasion with BCSA President M Mosharaf Hossain in the chair.
February 16, 2019 16:07 UTC
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni poses with the four winners of this year's Pran National Pickle Competition in Dhaka on Friday CourtesyNowrin Ahsan of Dhaka won the "Pickle of the Year", as well as the best pickle in sour categoryFour top pickle makers from across the country received accolades at the "19th Pran National Pickle Competition"'s finale in Dhaka on Friday, according to a press release. Nowrin Ahsan of Dhaka won the "Pickle of the Year", as well as the best pickle in sour category, while Sayeda Asma of Jessore won in sweet category, Abida Sultana of Barisal won in hot category and Farzana Afrin of Dhaka won in mixed category. Addressing the program, Dr Dipu Moni said, “Pickle is a part of our tradition. PRAN is entering to world market after processing the farmer’s crops and becoming popular to the world as PRAN (heart) of Bangladesh. PRAN group is working relentlessly regarding women empowerment.
February 16, 2019 15:56 UTC
From now on, she will be seen participating in different campaigns and promotional activities of the company. Huawei Consumer Business Group (Bangladesh) announced Oishee’s names as Huawei’s product ambassador in Bangladesh at an event arranged for celebrating Valentine's Day on Thursday at Centre Court of Jamuna Future Park in Dhaka. Meanwhile, Oishee is very excited becoming the product ambassador of Huawei Bangladesh. Hailing from Pirojpur district, Oishee won the "Miss World Bangladesh 2018" title. Moreover, she managed to place herself among the best 20 beauties in the 'Miss World' competition.
February 16, 2019 15:56 UTC
Dilkusha players celebrate after winning the First Division Hockey League in Dhaka SaturdayDilkusha edged Dhaka United 4-3 in their last match to finish at the top of the standingDilkusha Sporting Club emerged as the champion in the First Division Hockey League at Maulana Bhasani National Stadium in Dhaka Saturday. In the process, Dilkusha got promoted to the Premier Division Hockey League. Dilkusha edged Dhaka United 4-3 in their last match to finish at the top of the standing. Hridoy Sheikh, Pabon Malik, Milon Hossain and Jahidul Islam Rajon scored for Dilkusha, while Arafat Hossain Piyal, Imran Ahmed Sohel and Sajjad Hossain Sifat netted for Dhaka United. Bangladesh Hockey Federation president Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat and general secretary Abdus Sadek were present among others Saturday.
February 16, 2019 15:33 UTC
With three points apiece, Sultana Kamal Smrity Pathagar’s Mohammad Aminul Islam, Khelaghar Sangha Gopalganj’s Faisal Hossain and Leonine Club’s Gias Uddin Ahmed are joint secondBangladesh Navy’s Fide Master Mohammad Javed, Uttara Central Club’s Chanchal Kumar Ghosh and Legend Faraaz Ayaz Team’s Mohammad Nasim Hossain Bhuiyan are jointly leading the Green Scholar Open International Rating Chess with 3.5 points each following the fourth round. With three points apiece, Sultana Kamal Smrity Pathagar’s Mohammad Aminul Islam, Khelaghar Sangha Gopalganj’s Faisal Hossain and Leonine Club’s Gias Uddin Ahmed are joint second. Seven players have 2.5 points each.
February 16, 2019 15:11 UTC
As many as 102 yaba traffickers surrendered in the presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at Cox`s Bazar on Saturday as they seek a return to regular life. The traffickers, including 24 people who are named as ‘godfathers’ on the government’s anti-narcotics list, surrendered at an event on the Teknaf Pilot High School ground. They are Abdur Shukkur, 33, Shafiqul Islam alias Shafiq, 29, Aminur Rahman alias Abdul Amin, 41, Faisal Rahman, 29, Kamrul Hasan Rasel, 35, Maung Aung Thane alias Momchi, 48, Md Sahed Rahman Nipu, 33 and Sahed Kamal alias Sahed, 32. Badi’s another brother-in-law named Akhtar Kamal was on the list of yaba dealers. Last year, as many as 151 yaba traders were named on the list of the home ministry.
February 16, 2019 15:00 UTC
Action from the Bangladesh Championship League in Dhaka SaturdayThis was T&T’s first victory after they were held to a goalless draw by Agrani Bank in their opening matchBangladesh Police Sporting Club and T&T Club won their respective matches in the second tier Bangladesh Championship League Saturday at Bir Sreshtha Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur, Dhaka. Police beat Uttar Baridhara 3-1 while T&T defeated Feni Soccer Club 1-0. This was T&T’s first victory after they were held to a goalless draw by Agrani Bank in their opening match. In the other game, Uttar Baridhara went into the break leading 1-0 but Police fought back in the second half with three goals. Jewel netted for Uttar Baridhara in the 24th minute while Ariful (54th and 90th minute) and Bablu (53rd minute) scored for Police.
February 16, 2019 14:15 UTC
A total of 16 alumni teams comprising only KU graduates registered for the first-ever KUAA football tournament in which the matches were played in accordance with the knockout system. Hundreds of KU graduates gathered at the Bangladesh Water Development Board playground in Banani, Dhaka, to watch, including the semi-finals and the final. KU VC Prof Dr. Mohammad FayekUzzaman and former VC Dr. Golam Rahman, among others, were present on the occasion. In the award-giving ceremony, Dr. FayekUzzaman handed over crests to the champion and runners-up teams. KUAA Convener Saddam Zahir said, “The BWDB playground wore such a festive look that it turned out to be a pleasant get-together for KU graduates.”
February 16, 2019 13:52 UTC
Of them, the 43 are from the ruling Awami League, four from Jatiya Party, and one from Workers Party and Independent each. As a limited number of nominations were submitted, the 49 nominees were elected unopposed. “No one has withdrawn candidature within the deadline, the 49 people were elected unopposed,” Election Commission Joint Secretary Abul Kashem told bdnews24.com. As per law, they will be officially declared elected on Sunday when the names and addresses of the elected members will be presented in the commission for the gazette publication, he said. JATIYA PARTY (4)Salma Islam, Masuda M Rashid Chowdhury, Raushon Ara Mannan, and Nazma Akter.
February 16, 2019 13:52 UTC
“In the coming few days, in a very short time, we will spread the good tidings to the world of the military end of Daesh,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. Trump has sworn to pull US forces from Syria after Islamic State’s territorial defeat, raising questions over the fate of Washington’s Kurdish allies and Turkish involvement in northeast Syria. As the SDF advanced under heavy US airstrikes in recent days, a stream of civilians fled the few square miles of hamlets and farmland that remain within Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’, along with defeated jihadists trying to escape unnoticed. STILL A THREATIts capacity then for strategic retreats in hard times, followed by rebounds when circumstances changed, has prompted numerous warnings that Islamic State’s defeat has not ended the threat it poses to the region. That attack came soon after Trump pledged to pull out, saying Islamic State was already defeated, rattling allies and prompting defense secretary Jim Mattis to resign.
February 16, 2019 13:30 UTC
The JRP 2019, launched in Geneva on Friday, contains a dedicated objective for the strengthening of the child protection system in the camps to prevent such risks, according to an official in Dhaka. Steps to strengthen the child protection system will be taken in coordination with the Department of Social Services (DSS), and will include improvement to the quality of government-led service delivery, the official added. Children represent 55 %of all Rohingyas in the camps, and 343,206 are in need of immediate child protection assistance, according to the JRP. Rohingya children are experiencing high levels of distress after witnessing extreme violence in Myanmar, as well as being exposed to continued stressful living conditions. The JRP 2019 will be the vehicle for mobilizing critically needed support for the humanitarian response for the Rohingyas, they added.
Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera bats during day 4 of the first Test against South Africa in Durban Saturday AFPPerera hit a career-best 153 not out as he and Vishwa Fernando put on an unbeaten 78 in a last-wicket partnership that enabled Sri Lanka to secure only their second win in 14 Test matches in South AfricaKusal Perera took Sri Lanka to a sensational one-wicket win on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead on Saturday. Perera hit a career-best 153 not out as he and Vishwa Fernando put on an unbeaten 78 in a last-wicket partnership that enabled Sri Lanka to secure only their second win in 14 Test matches in South Africa. Victory seemed unlikely when the ninth wicket fell with the total on 226, with the tourists chasing a target of 304. Kusal Perera stars in one of the greatest Test chases ever, Sri Lanka stun South Africa in a thriller at Kingsmeadhttps://t.co/g85Tt6cYBJ #SAvSL pic.twitter.com/l6N0K72bo3 — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 16, 2019But the left-handed Perera successfully farmed the strike, with South African captain Faf du Plessis persisting with defensive fields for the in-form batsman, while Fernando only had to face 27 balls during a 96-ball partnership. South Africa took the second new ball with the total on 263 but still kept most of their fielders on the boundary for Perera, who hit sixes off both Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada before slashing Rabada to third man for the winning boundary.
Some 35 exhibitors of Bangladesh participated in the five-day fair ended on February 12. They said Bangladesh has been participating in Ambiente for many years and a number of industries have been developed from this participation such as ceramics and jute products. “Ambiente fair is so big and we can’t miss this fair,” he said. Besides, Prokritee, Saidpur Enterprises, Artisan house, Asix BD, Aranya Crafts and others participated in the expo under the Export Promotion Bureau Pavilion. The next Ambiente Frankfurt will be held in 2020.