The week in re(ar)view
These were two Vishnu statues one of which was a bust. Now it turns out both of them are busted. Yes, pun was seriously intended.
Investigators retrieved some broken pieces of the two stolen statuettes from a dump on the city outskirts. Possibly the thieves figured the statues did not go too well with the modern plasma televison hanging from their secret den. More importantly the items were too hot to handle and they dropped it. Yes, today is official punning day.
Better IT graduates
It's a good urging but before we can have quality IT graduates we need quality IT institutions. Consider the number of one-room institutions that provide IT training in one month with prime focus on how to click on different web sites and set up wallpaper.
Currently the government is likely to cut internet tariff by 50 percent soon in a bid to boost the country's ICT (information and communication technology) industry.
Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB), which is responsible for fixing the tariff, last week sent in a proposal to finance ministry to reduce the prices.
BTTB Tk 35,000 a month for a 256 kbps (kilobits per second) dedicated internet connection whereas an Indian subscriber pays an amount that is hardly 1,800 taka.
By Gokhra and Mood Dude
Touristy laff lines
The first day they go fishing, but they don't catch anything. The same thing happens on the second day, and on the third day.
It goes on like this until finally, on the last day of their vacation, one of the men catches a fish.
As they're driving home they're really depressed. One guy turns to the other and says, "Do you realize that this one lousy fish we caught cost us fifteen hundred dollars?”
The other guy says, "Wow! It's a good thing we didn't catch any more."
All quacked up
The first tourist threw his watch but heard it crash before he had taken three steps. The second threw his watch and made only two steps before hearing his watch shatter. The third tourist threw his watch off the tower, went down the stairs, bought a snack at a shop up the street and walked slowly back to Big Ben in time to catch the watch.
"How did you do that?" asked one of his friends.
Once, a woman called her servant and told him, "Go and call your master. I have made some cakes for him. Tell his to come and eat those."
The servant hurried to his master's office and stood at the door, where his master was having a meeting. Infront of all the officers he shouted,
"Master, come home quickly! Mistress has made some cakes and is calling you home for tea!"
When the master and his servant reached home, the master told the servant to whisper or gesture whenever he was in the office. Some weeks later, the servant again went to his master's office. This time the servant the servant whispered and was gesturing towards the door. The master came to the servant and asked,
One day, a teacher asked all the students of Kindergarten,
No one stood up.
"Very good, my boy, very good! This is the way you should own up things."
Andy: Hey Sandy, did you know that my father shaves 40-50 times a day?
Compiled By Christi Aung Leuna
1.A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
5.Horses can't vomit.
10.Most lipstick contains fish scales.
14.Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
17.The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakit natahu, a New Zealand hill.
20.Turtles can breathe through their butts.
Complied by: Nayeema Reza
Amar kotha ami boli
Three children organisations in the country are making a child led alternative report for the first time to submit it to Child Rights Committee (CR Committee) in United Nations.
Children of Ichchey, Child Brigade and Vorer Alo, children organisations affiliated to Save the Children Sweden Denmark along with National Children Task Force (NCTF) of Save the Children Australia are preparing an alternative report which will be send to CR Committee in United Nations.
As Bangladesh has signed and ratified the United Nations Convention on the rights of Child (UNCRC) in 1990, the government sends a report to CR Committee in United Nations after every five years to portray the child rights situation in the country.
Along with this main report submitted by the government, the United Nations also receives alternative reports from different people or organisations and children are also allowed to send their own alternative report on the issue of child rights. This leads the UN to realise the child rights situation in the country better and creates a scope for discussion.
Usually, an alternative report discusses definition of child, principles, civil rights, family environment and alternative care, primary health and welfare, education, leisure and recreational activities and special protection system.
The children have requested all other children in the country to let them know any of information or experience on education, health and protection. Any child under the age of 18 years can write to them on the following issues:
1. The present situation in the sector of education, health and protection,
AMAR KOTHA AMI BOLI
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