Thursday, December 30, 2010

On the eve of New Year 2011 (Gregorian Calendar)

Mouchak square

Towards Khilgaon-Rampura

Hatirjheel covered by nature

Mirpur road

Bus queue

Mouchak market

winter 'Pitha' in posh outlet

'Dhakabasis' celebrate 400 years of founding of the city by Islam khan

streetside 'bhapa and chitoi pitha' (rice cakes) stall

View of Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford hosp from bridge

Paddled steamer at Badamtali ghat

Buringonga river
(Pics below are from print media)

Tense moment before declaration of exam result

Students Viqarunnessa School and College, Dhaka rejoice over their success rate

13,96,599 students sat for the Junior School Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate exam from eight education boards and the madrasa education board and 10,20,047 passed the examinations. 71.34 percent candidates in Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations and 81.03 percent in Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations have passed.

In the Terminal Exam (Class V) 17,91,651 students appeared and the success rate is 92.34%

Commodity price remain high:

Fine rice like Paijam and Nazirshail being sold at Tk.45-48/- while the IRRI coarse variety at Tk.33-34/ Sugar selling Tk 52-54/ Loose Soybean oil sold at Tk.105/- while Palm at Tk.92/-.

Price of onion is too pungent to buy- sells at Tk80/-

Transparency International of Bangladesh (TIB) high-ups sued:

Three defamation cases were filed against Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Chairman M Hafizuddin Khan, Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman and Senior Fellow Wahid Alam for "demeaning the judiciary."

The Berlin-based international corruption watchdog’s 'Bangladesh chapter' in their household survey report said about 88 per cent of people seeking help from the judiciary were in one way or the other made victims of corruption that increased by 40.3 per cent over three years.

The TIB in its latest survey, conducted on 6,000 households, found that of the people who approached the judiciary for services between June 2009 and May this year, a staggering 88 percent faced corruption and harassment. About 11 percent of the surveyed households that received services from the judiciary paid on average Tk 7,918 bribe each.

Some Media Pics:

Tight Security!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Few birds in Jahangirnagar University Campus, Savar

Every winter huge gathering of migratory birds are cited at different streams and lakes in the country. In Dhaka, besides the lakes of Dhaka Zoo at Mirpur, the three lakes of Jahangir Nagar University campus, Savar are a popular place for public viewing of guest birds. Birds arrive in the campus lakes from November and remain until March. This year till to date, the number of guest birds are only few. In fact their numbers were dwindling since last few years. It is said that large scale felling of trees in the campus, new construction, over-fishing of the lakes and spraying of insecticides have caused uncongenial environment and habitat for the migratory birds- the reason behind the decline of birds.

Farm gate park

Bijoy sarani


Mirpur road

old bridge on left hangs dangerously

view north from Mirpur bridge, Aminbazar

Dhaka-Savar road

Filling station

'Madhumita' (Private) Housing- without a house

changing landscape

'Bhubon Chil' (black kites) meet

hyacinth- fodder for livestocks

housing project near Savar

Savar city centre

Entry gate of PATC (Public Admn Training Centre), Savar

place of sal/gajari forest only 50 years ago

inside JU campus, Savar

Bird watcher's arena-beside lake

bird watching

University bldg in the background

guest birds

sapla (water lily)