How do we brand Bangladesh? Could an external, English-speaking agency be used to help re-brand modern Bangladesh? There are other factors to consider when creating a brand for modern Bangladesh, and we can go through these one at a time. Those of us who work in the industry know that Bangladesh is perfectly placed to do all of these things. What is in no doubt, however, is that investing in the branding of Bangladesh apparel industry could pay for itself multiple times over.
July 14, 2019 15:33 UTC
Tributes and condolences continue to pour in for Hussain Muhammad Ershad, leader of the opposition in parliament, and Jatiya Party (JaPa) chairman, who breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on Sunday around 7:45am. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid have expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of the former president. Obaidul Quader in his condolence message prayed for the salvation of his departed soul, and expressed deep sympathy to Ershad's bereaved family members. Earlier, at a press conference, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi declined to give instant reaction on Ershad’s death. Krishak Sramik Janata League President Kader Siddique also expressed his mourning to Ershad’s death, saying: “Ershad is an inevitable name in the history of Bangladesh politics.”He also added that none of the dictators do politics after quitting power, but Ershad did.
July 14, 2019 15:23 UTC
Map of ChittagongAll three have been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for better treatmentThree members of a family sustained critical burn injuries in a fire that started following a cooking gas cylinder explosion in Chittagong city on Sunday. They were rushed to the burn unit of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) soon after, said the hospital police outpost’s Assistant Sub-Inspector Alauddin Talukder. He said the injured were identified as Rajia Akter, 45, her son Md Yasin, 23, and her daughter Tania, 19. Dr Narayan Dhar, assistant registrar of the unit, said Rajia sustained 55% burn injuries, Tasin 35%, and Tania 15%. All three were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the afternoon for better treatment, he added.
July 14, 2019 15:22 UTC
Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order after Jasmine surrendered to the court and sought bail on Sunday. Earlier, the Supreme Court scrapped the bail granted to her by the High Court and ordered Jasmine to surrender in trial court within four weeks. Her husband Tanvir Mahmud, the managing director of Hall-Mark, is in jail over the same case. Jasmine secured bail from the High Court on Mar 10. The ACC subsequently challenged the order in the top court which in turn cancelled her bail and ordered her to surrender.
July 14, 2019 15:22 UTC
He had shares worth Tk 440 million, Tk 92 million in Sanchaypatra, term deposit and Tk 900,000 in DPS. He owned two apartments in Gulshan and Baridhara worth Tk 12 million, a shop worth Tk 7.7 million he showed. Ershad had a Land Cruiser Jeep worth Tk 5.5 million, a Nissan car worth Tk 1.8 million, and another Land Cruiser worth Tk 7.5 million. “Ershad did not give any detail of the assets donated, but only mentioned them,” he said. His wife Roushan Ershad and brother GM Quader were not made part of the trustee board by Ershad but included Eric Ershad.
July 14, 2019 14:47 UTC
Chasing 242 for victory, Ben Stokes' scintillating 84 not out helped the hosts tie the see-saw contest, forcing the Super Over where more nail-biting excitement unfolded. Buttler and Stokes took 15 runs off Trent Boult's Super Over without losing their wickets. New Zealand also scored 15 runs off Jofra Archer's over but England won on boundary count, triggering wild celebrations at Lord's as the hosts capped a stunning turnaround. Since being unceremoniously dumped out of the 2015 edition of the marquee tournament in Australia, Eoin Morgan's England side have reinvented themselves as a white-ball juggernaut, heading into this World Cup as overwhelming favourites. England could have been in a bigger hole had de Grandhomme not dropped a waist-high return catch from Bairstow, then on 18.
July 14, 2019 13:52 UTC
Plants for indoor home decorationPlants for indoor home decoration are available at a month-long tree fair in Dhaka's Agargaon. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviVarious indoor plants are available at a tree fair in Dhaka's Agargaon. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviPlants for indoor home decoration are available at a month-long tree fair in Dhaka's Agargaon. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviIndoor plants along with other plants are up for sale at a tree fair in Dhaka's Agargaon. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviIndoor plants along with other plants are up for sale at a tree fair in Dhaka's Agargaon.
July 14, 2019 13:52 UTC
The local residents and leaders gathered at the Jatiya Party's office in the city on hearing the news of the death. Rangpur should be Ershad’s final destination,” Zoynal Abedin, an associate of Ershad, told bdnews24.com. “Most of the family members of Ershad had been laid to rest in Rangpur. That's why, I think, sir (Ershad) should be buried in Rangpur," said Al-Amin, an engineer and local leader of Jatiya Party. He should be buried in Rangpur for the Jatiya Party to have a bright future," said Lokman Hossain, another local leader of the party.
July 14, 2019 13:18 UTC
South Korea is a strong development partner of Bangladesh. The rise of Bangladesh’s garment industry is credited to the initial support of South Korean entrepreneurs who trained Bangladeshis and also set up factories in the late 1970s. With the visit, Bangladesh expects more trade and investment from Korea, Foreign Minster AK Abdul Momen told bdnews24.com. Nabhash Chandra Mandal, executive member of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority, highlighted a series of reform efforts, including one-stop service, to improve the doing business environment. Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun and Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi also spoke at the business forum and invited Korean investors.
July 14, 2019 12:56 UTC
Indonesia’s meteorology agency (BMKG) said the quake was not in danger of causing a tsunami. At least seven aftershocks stronger than magnitude 5 were recorded following the main quake, BMKG official Rahmat Triyono said in a statement. The agency said the main quake was felt in other parts of Indonesia, including cities on Sulawesi island and in Sorong on Papua island. The quake hit hours after a magnitude 6.6 struck offshore Western Australia, south of Indonesia. Last week, the BMKG issued a tsunami warning, which was later lifted, after a magnitude 6.9 quake hit off the northeastern shore of Sulawesi, west of Sunday’s quake.
July 14, 2019 12:11 UTC
In Nuevo Laredo, members of the dominant organised crime group openly prowl the streets in trucks bristling with weapons, residents say. In addition, some migrants, facing long waits in Mexico as their immigration cases unfold in the United States, are giving up and going home. Now he said he had to endure two more months in Nuevo Laredo before his first court date. The return of the migrants here this week has followed a pattern: They are escorted halfway across the border bridge by US border officials, who hand them off to Mexican border officials. “There’s no security.”Stories of the hazards that migrants encounter in Nuevo Laredo abound in the city’s six shelters.
July 14, 2019 11:48 UTC
He came with a promise to fight corruption but remorselessly institutionalised it, with deeper ramifications than his lucky predecessor, Gen Zia. Kazi Zafar, who in his characteristic theatrical tone, addressed the usurped head of state as the President. Both, in later years, became his very loyal and subservient ministers, so did many other Awami League and BNP stalwarts. Ershad, too, tried to make politics difficult as his dictator predecessor did. His triumphant return in all five parliamentary seats in 1991 just weeks after a disgraceful exit from state power was baffling.
July 14, 2019 11:37 UTC
Women were a driving force during months of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule, before he was replaced by a military council in April. A spokesman for the military council could not be reached for comment. "The ones like us beaten by police were lucky, the ones beaten by RSF members were brutally injured." BEING INVESTIGATEDThe military council has said excesses were committed as the sit-in was cleared. The power-sharing agreement with the military council marks "the beginning, not the end," said Mansour.
July 11, 2019 11:03 UTC
For the first time, our view was swapped — it was the pockmarked lunar surface in the foreground, and our blue speckled Earth in the distance. But it really took landing on the moon with Apollo 11 to turn this alien world into a familiar one. In ancient Babylon, King Nabonidus worshipped the moon god, called Sin, represented as the crescent moon. But as if it were the only static object in the night sky, the crescent moon rests in the upper right of the painting. Earlier in the same century, the moon started to be an object for the imagination to explore.
July 11, 2019 10:07 UTC
In Australia, more than 40% of gay men considered to be most at risk of infection are on PrEP, according to the Kirby Institute. Truvada was developed in the United States and first approved for use in HIV prevention there in 2012. In addition, Truvada has been stigmatised in some parts of the United States as promoting promiscuity, creating barriers to access and use. The figure in the United States is four times as high. Australia, by contrast, mostly managed to keep HIV from becoming a moral or a political issue, Bowtell added.
July 11, 2019 10:07 UTC