The week in re(ar)view
Got change for Tk1,000?
Fleets of new taxicabs to replace old ones
According to Cab Association of Bangladesh (CAB) more than 9,000 cabs are operating in the city. Yeah, sure. Try to spot the 9000 during the day when you need to go to office. Quite likely the government is testing a cloaking device attached to cabs.
Mobile court seals off lube warehouse
If you feel your internal organ working extra smooth through reduced friction, you know who to thank. Just remember to change the oil every 3 months and the heart and liver every year.
The court also raided the warehouse of the company at Hajipara in Rampura and found 50 drums containing grease, which were labelled with fake seals and stickers for selling as engine oil. It also recovered a number of blocks of different dies with 'made in UK,' 'made in Korea,' 'made in Japan' cut into them. Pretty soon we will be stamping ourselves with these stating our place of origin. Wonder what's next on the agenda. Spare human parts for sale?
Sand, brick dust mixed with spices
Relief materials found at Falu's factory site
Power import from India to be considered
But of course, we suggest you stock up on batteries. Blackouts are a way of our lives right now. A feasibility study has been prepared on the proposal with the support of the USAID, and ADB is collaborating with the USAID.
By Gokhra and Mood Dude
Dggie bark lines
He is a very smart dog
"That's the most amazing thing I've seen," I said. "That dog really seemed to enjoy the film."
Who let the dog out
"An' wot's this then?" he asked. The dog knocks the basket sharply into the butcher's shins.
"You dumb dog." As he reaches down to smack the dog, he notices a note and a ten dollar bill in the basket. The scribble on the note asks for three pounds of his best mince [ground beef]. The butcher figures this is too easy. He goes to the window and reaches for the dried up stuff that's been sitting out all day.
The dog growls at him. The butcher turns around and, glaring at the pup, gets the best mince from the fridge. Weighing out about 2 1/2 pounds, he drops in on the scale with his thumb.
"Hmmmmm, a bit shy. Who'll know?"
"Hey, what are you doing? That's a really smart dog you've got there," comments the butcher.
The amazing flying dog
With that, he disappears into the back of the shop, and returns a few seconds later with a cute little puppy. "This dog is a special dog," he tells her. "It is able to fly," he explains, and with that throws the dog into the air. It immediately begins to float gracefully around the shop.
"There is one problem with him, however. Whenever you say 'my', he'll eat whatever you've mentioned. Watch. "My apple!" The lady watches in astonishment as the dog zooms over to the shop attendant and furiously devours an apple he has produced from his pocket.
"He's cute, and so unusual. I'll take him," she says, and a few minutes later she is on her way back home with dog to show her husband.
"Darling, look what a clever pet I bought today!" she exclaims when she gets back home. "He can fly!"The husband peers at the dog, and then remarks, "Fly eh? Ha! My foot!"
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NYC cabbie returns bag of diamond rings
“I enjoy my life. I'm satisfied. I'm not going to take someone else's money or property to make me rich. I don't want it that way.”
February 07, 2007: A taxi driver returned a black bag carrying 31 diamond rings to a passenger who earlier had given him a 30-cent tip on an $11 ride.
Hours after Osman Chowdhury dropped off the passenger, he tracked her down through a flurry of phone calls and returned the bag, which she had left in the taxi's trunk. The unidentified woman, who said she was a jeweler, offered a $100 reward. Chowdhury accepted the money to cover the fares he lost while tracking her down. Chowdhury, a native of Bangladesh, told the New York Daily News that he didn't so much as consider keeping the gems.
'I'm a hard worker,' the soft-spoken cabbie said. 'I enjoy my life. I'm satisfied. I'm not going to take someone else's money or property to make me rich. I don't want it that way.'
'When I find something left in my cab, and I can return it to the owner, I feel very happy. I feel proud,' he said.
Compiled by Mashrur Rahman
Building tomorrows future: CTFB
Children Television Foundation of Bangladesh (CTFB) along with Unicef organised a 6 day program where young participants were given a hands-on experience of working with media. On 26 and 27 December they attended a workshop on Pandulipi Essay Technique. 19 and 20 January was covered working with television reporting. 26 and 27 January was dealt with news presentation. Tanvir Newaz, Abir Hasan, Gias Ahmed, Tahsina Yasmin and Abdullah Zafar directed this workshop. CTFB program coordinator Rashedul Hasan Jewel was also the course coordinator. It took place at the CTFB offices in Flat A3, Oriental Log Cabin, 32 Mirpur Road, Dhaka. The young people comprised of a two groups of 10 people each. Two winners were chosen for a study tour to Saint Martins Island. These 20 youngsters also took part in a 3-month long free training program on computer usage. These programs were followed up with tow more on 9 and 10 February based on child rights.
The organisers know that the children build the future and they feel that more of these programs will help better shape the world.
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