Messi tickets ‘too costly’ for Bangladesh football fans

25 09 2011

Bangladesh’s Football Federation has defended its decision to charge at least $100 (£62) a ticket for a match between Argentina and Nigeria.

It says that it had to charge so much because the costs of staging the match – featuring World Player of the Year Lionel Messi – were so expensive.

Full story: BBC


Tommy Miah’s Cricket Academy

25 09 2011

Cricket is a highly popular sport of Bangladesh and it is passionately the point of discussion in many villages across the country. Bangladesh held the prestige of holding the World Cup at the start of the year, proving to the world that cricket in the country is serious business now. Bangladesh are pitted against top 9 Test playing countries of the world.

Full story: The Financial Express

UK power company plans expansion in Bangladesh

25 09 2011

A UK-based power company plans to set up a solar panel manufacturing plant and a diesel-run power generator producing plant in Bangladesh to expand its business and help the country meet the soaring demand for energy, a top official said.

“My immediate plan is to do something quickly as Bangladesh is growing very fast and so the demand for solar energy products. I’m not going to wait,” said Steve Bandey, managing director of Transformers & Rectifiers Ltd (T&R).

Full story: The Daily Star

High AIDS infections in Sylhet

21 09 2011

Grave concern has been expressed over increasing number of HIV-positive persons in the Sylhet division.

Sylhet is in the second position among the country’s divisions that are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS while Dhaka tops the chart.

A total of 396 HIV-positive persons have so far been detected in the division and 182 have died.

Full story: New Age

Earthquake risk in Bangladesh: Facing the reality

19 09 2011

January 28th 2005 – A developer in Dhaka may claim that his building can withstand a Magnitude 8 (Richter scale) earthquake. This statement can be misleading, because in Dhaka we do not have to design our buildings for such large earthquake. The known earthquake sources that can produce large earthquakes are far away from Dhaka. In fact, earthquake resistant building design at a particular place is based on specified ground shaking (known as intensity) for that location and not on earthquake magnitude. It is important to understand the difference between these basic terms used for describing the strength and effect of earthquakes.

Full story: The Daily Star

6.8 tremor jolts Bangladesh

18 09 2011

A moderate earthquake has shaken Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Faridpur and some other parts of the country, panicking people out of their homes Sunday evening, but no damage has been reported yet.

The tremor, measured at 6.8 on the Richter scale, jolted the country for about 10 to 15 seconds around 6:42pm BdST.

Its epicentre was in Sikkim, India and the coordinates were 27.8 north and 88.2 east, according to Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Full story: BD News 24

Land Information

10 09 2011

Ministry of Land

Department of Land Record and Survey’s

Terratech Limited – bringing 10 of the top Software and ITES together under a single company to work towards a single goal of Automating the Land Record Management system in Bangladesh.

Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD) – Rights based independent National Policy Advocacy and Networking Organisation committed to the promotion and strengthening of land rights and agrarian reform.