JUlY 9, 2018


Anti-Repression Teachers organized a strolling at Central Shaheed Minar area of the capital city

yesterday demanding trial of attackers.

Photo : TBT


ammo seized in

Khulna; 2 held

TiTash ChakraborTy,

khulna CorrespondenT

Khulna district Detective

Branch (DB) arrested two

alleged arms traders along

with one revolver, one

shooter gun and 1 round of

cartridge from Terokhada

upazla on Sunday. District

Detective Police In-charge

Inspector Tofail Ahmed

confirmed the news.

The arrestees were identified

as Shaukat Bhulu, 50, son of

late Jahur Molla from Nebunia

village and Bashir Faruk, 42,

son of Mohsin Fakir from the

same village.

District Detective Police Incharge

Inspector Tofail Ahmed

informed that a team of

Detective Branch (DB) police,

based on secret information,

raided the house of Bhulu

Miah and arrested the accused

along with the firearms and

ammo. Sensing the police

others arms traders staying at

the house fled the scene.

A case was filed in

connection with the incident.


booming for

plastic giants as

change beckons

PARIS : It's the worst enemy



campaigners, but people

around the world use

mountains of plastic every

day and business is booming

for manufacturers.

Much to the chagrin of

activists, an increasingly

restrictive regulatory

environment appears to

have put little dent in the

industry's power so far.

That is changing,

however, and plastic giants

are starting to adapt.

From 2006 to 2016,

global plastic output rose

from 245 million to 348

million tonnes, according to

the PlasticsEurope trade


Amjad Khan's death anniv

observed in Habiganj

Md MaMun Chowdhury, habiganj CorrespondenT

The third death anniversary of Major

General (retd) Amjad Khan Chowdhury,

founder of PRAN-RFL group, was observed

in Habiganj Industrial Park on Sunday.

Doa mahfil and special feast was arranged

the occasion of his death anniversary. The

organization's flag and black flag were kept

half-way and day long Tilawat-e-Quran was

held by P. A system,marking his death


General Manager of Habiganj Industrial

Park hasan Md Manjurul Haque chaired the

IMF bailout on the cards for

Pakistan's next govt: analysts

ISLAMABAD : Pakistan's next government, to be

chosen in a July 25 election, faces growing fears of a

balance of payments crisis with speculation it will

have to seek its second IMF bailout in five years,

analysts say.

The central bank is running down its foreign

reserves and devaluing the currency in a bid to

bridge a yawning trade deficit, and the winners of

the July 25 election will have "limited time" to act,

Fitch ratings agency said on July 2.

Together, the economic challenges are

"horrendous", said Dr Ashfaq Hassan, an analyst

and former financial advisor to Pakistan


"The most important (challenge) will be how to

protect Pakistan's balance of payments, how to build

Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves and how to fix

its fiscal position," he told AFP.

Plagued for years by Islamist militancy, Pakistan -

a rapidly growing country of some 207 million

doa mahfil. Among others departmental

heads of PRAN-RFL group were also present

at the occasion.

Visionary entrepreneur, industrialist and

founder of PRAN-RFL group Amjad Khan

Chowdhury breathed his last in the USA on

July 8, 2015.

He was born in Natore on 10 November in


He retired from Bangladesh Army in 1981

and started the journey of PRAN-RFL

Group, through founding Rangpur Foundry


people - has been battling to get its shaky economy

back on track and end a years-long chronic energy

crisis that has crippled industry.

Confidence had grown slightly in recent years,

with security improving and the IMF claiming in

October last year that the country had emerged from

crisis after completing its post-2013 bailout


The previous government of former prime

minister Nawaz Sharif attempted to ease the power

shortages, enact structural reforms and improve the

creaky infrastructure which previously hampered


China has also made progress on an ambitious multibillion

dollar infrastructure project - the China-Pakistan

Economic Corridor (CPEC) -linking its western province

of Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea via Pakistan. But growth

has not been as fast as many hoped. The economy grew

by 5.8 percent during 2017-18, its fastest since 2005 but

still missing a government target by 0.2 percent.

US adds 213,000 jobs in June,

unemployment rate jumps to 4%

WASHINGTON : Employment in the world's largest economy continued its brisk pace in

June but the unemployment rate jumped as more people joined the job hunt, according to a

government report Friday.

The US added 213,000 new jobs for the month, well above analyst expectations, but the

jobless rate rose 0.2 points to four percent, erasing the improvement in May and April.

Yet another month of robust job creation showed that, despite complaints from companies

nationwide about the worsening labor shortage, there remained untapped pockets of idled

workers at last able to reenter the jobs market after nearly a decade of economic recovery.

As unemployment rose, the closely watched labor force participation rate also edged higher

to 62.9 percent, while the number of people counted as unemployed rose to 6.6 million

people, up nearly a half million.

The new committee of Bangladesh Photo-Journalist Association took part in a photo session at captial's

Purana Paltan own office yesterday after taking responsibility.

Photo : TBT

Setting up

of solar

street lights



KHULNA : Setting up of

solar LED and non LED

light over 58.8 kilometres

roads at Khulna City

Corporation (KCC) is

progressing fast.

A total of 77 solar LED and

2, 729 non LED light and

1947 electricity polls are

being set up in the city

corporation area, said an

official of KCC.

He said already 700

electricity polls have been

set up in the city in last


The KCC authority has

taken the project involving

Taka 22 crore in

cooperation with Asian

Development Bank (ADB)

last year.

Executive Engineer of

KCC (Electricity) Zahid

Hossain Sheikh told BSS

that KCC has taken the

Solar LED project instead of

sodium light as the latter is

very expensive.

The environment friendly

light will save electricity bill,

he said, adding the bulbs

also help curb crimes

including mugging,

robbery, stealing and road

accident in the city.

Major Oxford Conference

to see entrepreneurship

in Bangladesh discussed

The 8th International Conference on the

Restructuring of the Global Economy

(ROGE) will be taking place at the Said

Business School, University of Oxford on the

9th - 10th 2018. This prestigious academic

conference is being attended by academics,

business practitioners and policy makers

from thirty three countries and is set to

explore such issues as diverse as Business

Corporate Governance and the Economic

Impact of Emerging Cyber Attacks. As well

as academic paper presentations there will

be a number of workshops including one on

Meditation and Leadership. A particular

highlight will be the session that takes

Bangladesh as its focus. Prof. Md. Sabur

Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil

International University (DIU), Bangladesh

will be delivering a keynote address entitled:

Accelerating Innovation to spur the growth

of global Entrepreneurship with special

reference to Bangladesh. Other key note

speakers are: Prof. Fabrizio Pezzani,

Department of Policy Analysis and Public

Management, University of Bocconi, Italy;

Dr. Jatin Pancholi-Middlesex University,

London, UK; Prof. Alan Parkinson, Deputy

Director (Education) and Principal Teaching

Fellow, School of Management, University

College London, UK; Anindya Dasgupta,

FRM, Senior Project Manager, Nordea

Investment Management in Copenhagen,

Denmark; Dr. Srini Sampalli, Professor and

3M National Teaching Fellow, Dalhousie

University, Halifax, Canada; Prof. David

Graves, Dg Anti-Fraud Consultants, UK;

Prof. Jo-Ann Rolle, Dean, Business School,

Medgar Evers College, City University of

New York, USA; Mark T. Jones, Centre for

Innovative Leadership Navigation, London,

UK; Prof. Dr Imbarine Bujang, Head of

Postgraduate Studies, Universiti Teknologi

MARA, Malaysia, a press release said.

Dr P. R. Datta, the Chair of this conference

and Executive chair of the Academy of

Business and Retail Management (ABRM),

UK firmly believe that such international

conference will help significantly to all

researchers in pursuit of research,

scholarship and practice and aid in

supporting future career development.

8th International Conference on

Restructuring of the Global Economy

(ROGE) will be attended by over 120

participants and presentations from around

the world, including University professors,

academics and business professionals,

student's observers, providing knowledge

sharing and networking possibilities from

which as an observer can augment their

current knowledge and understanding with

great benefits

The ROGE Conference will been an

important platform for the exchange of

ideas. It is being co-hosted by the Academy

of Business & Retail Management

(www.abrmr.com) and the Journal of

Business and Retail Management Research.

The University of Oxford is the oldest

university in the English-speaking world.

Demanding election, Jalil-Kazal-Madhu Parishad organized a press conference at Dhaka Reporters

Unity yesterday.

Photo : TBT

Aush paddy transplantation at

final stage in Barind tract

RAJSHAHI: Farmers are seen very

much busy in their final stage Aush

paddy transplantation everywhere in

the region including its vast Barind

tract, reports BSS.

They are now transplanting the late

varieties developed by Bangladesh Rice

Research Institute (BRRI) with the

hope of getting good yield.

Acreage of the paddy is gradually

increasing here as diversified steps

including promotion of drought

tolerant but high yielding varieties and

special incentives were adopted to

boost its production in the region.

Jaidur Rahman, a farmer of

Karnahar village under Paba Upazila,

said they are facing great trouble in

transplanting paddy due to shortage of

rainfall. The transplantation season is

passing away rapidly.

In the previous seasons, they got both

better yield and price of the midterm

paddy in the region. So, in spite of the

rainfall scarcity problem, the

enthusiastic farmers are seen very

much busy in the transplantation

through irrigation.

Dr Shakhawat Hossain, Senior

Scientific Officer of Bangladesh

Agriculture Research Institute, here

said BRRI released seven drought

tolerant varieties and some of those

have gained popularity among farmers

during the last couple of years.

He said there has been an enormous

prospect of bringing harvesting

intensity coupled with increasing food

production through a successful

promotion of the developed varieties.

To maintain sound soil health, it

could be advisable to grow rice using a

different system in order to improve

compatibility between monsoon rice

and upland winter crops.

The newly innovated paddy varieties

have opened up a door of enormous

prospects for food security along with

mitigating the crises of irrigation water.

Meanwhile, some 34,750 farmers got

incentives of seed, fertilizer and

irrigation support for the cultivation of

Aus paddy in the current Kharif-1

season in four districts in Rajshahi


Of the total, 31,000 farmers received

incentives for cultivation of high

yielding Aush on 31,000 bigha of lands

while 3,750 farmers for Nerica paddy

on 3,750 bigha of land.

Each of the Aush paddy farmers got

five kilograms seed, 20 kilograms urea,

10 kilograms DAP, 10 kilograms MoP

fertilizers and cash of Taka 500 for

irrigation purpose.

On the other hand, each of 3,750

farmers got 10 kilograms seed, 20

kilograms urea, 10 kilograms DAP, 10

kilograms MoP fertilizers and Taka 500

for irrigation and Taka 500 for weeding

to cultivate nerica paddy.

Mustafizur Rahman, additional

director of Department of Agriculture

Extension (DAE), said the agricultural

incentives help boosting Aush paddy


Agriculturist Rahman expected that

around 4.37 lakh tonnes of Aush paddy

will be produced on 1.75 lakh hectares

of land this season. Aush

transplantation is progressing fast

everywhere in the region at present.

Electrification boosts rural

economy in Rangpur

RANGPUR: Rural economy in the district is boosting as the small and medium

scale entrepreneurs have set up 5,360 power-run cottage and small-scale

industries and enterprises taking the advantage of rural electrification, reports


"The power-run enterprises are thriving fast creating jobs to cut poverty and

improve life standard of the rural people," said Superintending Engineer (Current

Charge) at Rangpur Zonal Office of Rural Electrification Board (REB) Md Ramjan

Ali. Two Palli Bidyut Samity (PBS) authorities have so far given around 5.80-lakh

residential, industrial and other connections, including 5,360 connections to

cottage and small and medium scale industries and enterprises here.

"The PBS-1 and PBS-2 have brought three upazilas under total electricity

coverage and are working to bring other five upazilas under full electricity coverage

here by September next," Ali added.

Talking to BSS, Anwarul Islam, 55, of village Chandanpat Matiyapara under

Sadar upazila said he led poor life with his wife Sheuly Begum, 43, and son Shishir,

5, for years together. "But, my life started changing since I set up a welding

workshop 'Shishir Traders' at nearby Chandanpat Bazar and started welding

works using electricity two years ago," he said. Anwarul now earns Taka 20,000 to

25,000 a month after paying monthly electricity bills ranging between Taka 1,500

and 2,000. Youth Shudha Ranjan, 30, of village Matiyapara said he started

running a small welding workshop at Chandanpat Bazar five years back using

electricity there. "Now, I earn over Taka 20,000 a month to meet all demands of

my family comprising of my mother Bano Bala and elder brother Nirmal

Chandra," said a solvent Ranjan adding that he would marry soon.

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