Archive for June 3rd, 2016

To buy or not to buy

To buy or not to buy

On the wake of a number of mobile court drives on superstores in the country, the Superstore Owners Association called a strike last month. Consumers and superstore owners tell Namira Hossain why a proper and efficient government monitoring authority is required to ensure food quality and services Photos by SOURAV LASKAR Just a few weeks ago, Rubab Momen was going […]

Are those really eggs?

Are those really eggs?

We have heard rumours and seen news clips on fake eggs being brought into Bangladesh and being sold. New Age Xtra had asked its readers whether they or anyone they know have found such eggs. Also, what they feel the authorities should do in order to curb the import and sale of such harmful eggs in the local market. Farhan […]

Links to forgotten times

Links to forgotten times

by Reema Islam Our last trip took us to two sites in the Sylhet region and we travelled further up, about 40 kilometres north of Sylhet, on our way to Jafflong, to the foot of the Jaintia Hills. This region was thought to be under water many a century ago, thus distinguishing it as separate from the rest of Sylhet. […]

Introducing seamless online distribution for hotels

Jovago.com, Africa’s hotel booking website that recently forayed into Bangladesh, has announced its partnership with SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, to enable seamless online distribution for hotel clients. The agreement enlists Jovago.com among more than 300 channels integrated with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager and means mutual hotel clients can now seamlessly update their inventory and room rates to […]

Truth behind the rumour

Truth behind the rumour

Ahmed Shatil Alam tries to find the truth behind the claim of artificial eggs being imported into the country and sold to unsuspecting customers There is an old adage that ‘egg is the poor’s protein source’. In fact, all the three income groups of our country rely on eggs in breakfast or during other meals in the form of different […]

Caught with the pants down!

by Towheed Feroze I have a special eye for salacious news; you know the sort of stuff that sends a shiver down the spine. So, got the frisson when I read the news of a young guy and a girl caught in a toilet within the Dhaka University campus. Reportedly, this incident happened in the TSC area, where the entry […]

Pitfalls ahead

Pitfalls ahead

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about an app that can make the roads of Dhaka safe For years, road safety has been a major issue for Bangladesh as every year more than 2000 people lose their lives in fatal accidents on the roads of our country. Thousands of others become crippled for life while the family members of victims have to […]