Automobiles companies at DITF focus more on marketing than sales

Automobile companies have found the perfect stage to market their new and upcoming products to potential customers -- the 23rd Dhaka International Trade Fair. Their main target, however, is to exhibit their products before the visitors as opposed to maximizing sales at the fair itself. Khairul Alam, the person in-charge at the Toyota Motors stall, told the Dhaka Tribune: “We basically use the fair for showcasing our new products with a special reduction in the price to attract the visitors.” “Po

Trafficking victims detained in India as illegal Bangladeshis

The authorities of India have continued to detain Bangladeshi victims of human traffickers without proper investigation and interrogation in direct contravention of an advisory issued by the home ministry in Delhi in 2012. In most cases, traffickers and their victims caught at the 3,909-kilometre Indo-Bangla border are being charged under India’s Foreigners Act, even though the law enforcement agencies are supposed to filter the victims and treat them differently than the traffickers. On May 30

As it happened: Explosion, gunfire rock Panthapath hotel as militant blows himself up

Saiful used the nom de guerre "Khairul"when registering at the hotel on August 13, but signed with his original name, says OC Atikur Rahman.New Market police station Officer-in-Charge Atikur Rahman tells the Dhaka Tribune: "We first conducted a block raid in the area. We entered Olio International around 2:45am. "The hotel manager informed us that 13 of the rooms were occupied." He continues: "When knocking on room 301, a voice from inside said it was too late at night, and that they would talk

Three-wheeler with a difference

Just visualise that you are boarding a CNG-run three-wheeler with a fan running over your head right from the moment you get into it. And, when you are alighting off it, an umbrella is ready there at your service; in case of rainfall outside. The list does not just stop there since the vehicle still offers you many other services such as the facility to recharge cell phone batteries. No wonder, you can even use lights, pens and papers, if needed. What if one wants to enjoy it all on the busy str