** Strengthening of taka artificially may leave an adverse impact on macro economy: Experts ** Two men on a boat refilling tap water in the used mineral water bottles of branded companies at Sadarghat in the capital on Sunday. NN photo ** Economy likely to face crisis during loan repayment ** China bars ministers, senior officials from owning assets abroad directly or through spouses and children ** Depositors of People's Leasing stage a human chain in front of the National Press Club on Sunday. NN photo ** Monkeypox DGHS alerts all ports ** BB fails to stop looting Tk 6000cr from People's Leasing: Depositors ** MP Haji Selim refused bail, sent to jail in graft case ** Call it national government, call it emergency government – but the need for change is urgent ** Hiking electricity, gas prices now will be suicidal: FBCCI ** Inflation in EU countries slows RMG orders ** Flood continues to worsen in dists ** FBI to assist ACC recover money laundered to US, Canada ** UNHCR in Bangladesh to call support for Rohingya refugees ** Govt wants to hold participatory polls Parliamentary committee tells US govt ** Biden, Yoon to expand military drills due to N Korea 'threat' ** 72 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive ** No advice to be economical, honest people are already in hardship ** ‘We are going to die’: Food shortages worsen Sri Lanka crisis ** Thousands of job seekers gather at a centre at Law Faculty of Dhaka University to attend recruitment test on Friday amid rising unemployment among educated youths. ** Patrons of PK Halder still untouched ** Flood hampers education in nearly 900 institutions in Sylhet and Sunamganj ** G7 countries to provide $19.8b in economic aid to Ukraine ** Deadline for Hajj registration extended ** VAT on domestic API sales likely to be exempted **


12 February 2016 City Desk

Jessore Bibhag Andolon Parishad
Different organisations including Jessore Bibhag Andolon Parishad and Greater Jessore Society organised a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Wednesday. In the conference the speakers demanded to declare Jessore as division. Leaders of these  organisations also urged the government not to include Magura district in the proposed Faridpur division. General Secretary of Greater Jessore Society Kazi Rafiqul Islam read out a written speech. He said the districts of Jessore, Narail, Magura and Jhenidah fall in greater Jessore. There are already many divisional offices in Jessore, he added. The programme was attended, among others, by Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Engineer Abdus Sattar and Bhabotosh Mukherjee.
DU Photographic Society
The 8th annual photography exhibition organised by Dhaka University Photographic Society (DUPS) held at Drik Gallery in the city's Dhanmondi. Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the exhibition titled 'Exploring the Imagination'. Some 64 solo photographs and five 'photo-story' of DUPS were exhibited in the exhibition. A total of 13 among the solo photographs were snapped in India.
CHS Support Group
Bangla version of Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)  which has developed in Bangladesh through a yearlong participatory process and field trail has been lunched in a seminar title " Accountability and Quality Management in Humanitarian Actions : Bangladesh Perspective" held in BRAC centre yesterday .  The seminar was organised by CHS Support Group and United Nations in Bangladesh with the support of host of national and international NGOs including ActionAid, BRAC, CARE, Christian Aid, CARITAS, COAST, Concern Worldwide, DCA, Disaster Forum, DSK, Red Cross and Red Crescent, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, NIRAPOD, Oxfam, Plan International, Practical Action, Save the Children, Tearfund, IoM, and World Vision. The seminar was moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of COAST,  Dhirendra Debnath Shambu MP Chairman Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief  was there as Chief Guest.

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