Rajshahi board boss faces mayor’s fury

August 31, 2009

He fails to upgrade SSC results of Liton’s daughter, gets threats on his life; mayor now accuses him of defaming Bangabandhu
Rajshahi Education Board Chairman Dipakendranath Das left the city Saturday night for Dhaka after filing general diaries with two police stations following threats on his life allegedly from the city Mayor Read more

Art and commerce come together

August 31, 2009

Gazir Pat being promoted by NCC Bank
NCC Bank Ltd has taken up an initiative to rekindle interest in Gazir Pat and Gazir Gaan, through commercials for the bank’s new product “mBridge”, produced to communicate with the masses, says a press release.
“mBridge” is a foreign remittance payment card, the first of its kind facilitating inward remittance faster, automated and hassle free.
Gazir Pat and Gaan are part of a longstanding tradition of our folk heritage, dating back to the 7th century. Various episodes from the life of Gazi Pir are depicted on the pat and the story is narrated through Gazir Gaan. However, this tradition is Read more

Mila’s Redefined hits the music scene

August 31, 2009

The much-awaited album by the young and hip singer Mila was finally launched on August 29 at a local restaurant in Dhanmondi. This is yet another accomplishment by Fuad Al-Muqtadir, who hit the contemporary scene with his extraordinary music. Featuring lyrics by Shahan Kabondho, among others, the Fuad featuring Mila album “Redefined” has been produced by G-series. With a set of 17 tracks, Fuad and Mila showcase, not only their excellence in music production, but also share wit and humorous experiences that the team had gone through over the last few months of writing, recording, Read more

Documentary on disabled children at Goethe-Institut

August 31, 2009

The Goethe Institut will organise a screening of three documentaries at the programme titled ‘Movie Night: Werner Herzog’ at its auditorium in Dhanmondi on September 2.
The screening will start from 5:30pm. Three documentaries, made by noted German film maker Werner Herzog will be screened on the day. The documentaries will uphold the issues relating to children.
The documentaries include ‘Handicapped Future’ Read more

Rajuk plans 22,000 flats in Uttara

August 31, 2009

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha is planning to construct some 22,000 flats in Uttara under the Uttara Model Town (third phase) project with an aim to meet the growing need for housing in the capital.
The flats to be constructed on 214 acres out of some 2,100 acres of the Uttara third phase project will be distributed among the common people through lottery, sources in Rajuk said.
There will be three categories of flats — 850sq ft carpet area, 1030sq ft and 1250sq ft carpet area.
When approached, the Uttara Read more

Lights dim over film industry

August 31, 2009

The cinema industry seems to best resemble its oldest cinema hall, the Picture House, later known as Shabistan, which was established in Armanitola of Old Dhaka in 1913.
The place where the cinema hall had once stood with pride and dignity for over 90 years is now a quiet area with eight to nine residential buildings, standing face to Read more

Salman Khan interested in buying IPL team

August 30, 2009

Mumbai: Bollywood action hero Salman Khan is the latest cine star to join the Indian Premier League (IPL) gravy train and has expressed interest in buying a team.
Salman met IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi here Tuesday and was briefed about the nitty-grittes of buying an IPL franchise.
The fourth season of the IPL in 2011 will see two new teams and they would be up for grabs through a bidding process later this year.
Modi said Salman is interested in buying an Read more

I don’t like John Abraham and Katrina can kick him out: Salman Khan

August 30, 2009

Salman Khan, the generous actor always speaks his heart and which is probably why he always lands up in a controversy. After taking a potshot at Shah Rukh Khan, Salman now, targets John Abraham saying he doesn’t like him.
When Salman was asked about the reports of John and Katrina proximity, the actor told MidDay, “I had asked her to do the film. I don’t Read more

Irrfan Khan stuns Dia by kissing her on lips

August 30, 2009

When it comes to thorough professionalism, you can always bet on Irrfan Khan, the versatile actor who has earned a place in Hollywood with ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘A Mighty Heart.’
Even when the script doesn’t demand it, he goes extra mile to make a scene more realistic. And this exactly happened while Irrfan was shooting with Dia Mirza for the film ‘Acid factory.’ Irrfan Khan planted a kiss on Dia Mirza’s Read more

Today I’m alive, just because of Shahid: Rakhi

August 30, 2009

Trash talk Queen Miss. Sawant is mulling over Shahid Kapoor in her upcoming flick Dil Bole Hadippa. The reason behind all the hulla-gulla is that Shahid had saved her life during the shoot of a song sequence Discowale Kishko…
In an interview Rakhi stated, “Today I’m alive, and that is just because of Shahid. I was about to meet with a fatal accident when he came to my rescue.”
Elaborating on the incident she chirps, “I was standing near a light stand after the Read more

Swine flu may break loose

August 30, 2009

Experts say virus now quickly spreading in wider community; 31 new cases confirmed
Thirty-one new cases of swine flu were detected yesterday with experts warning Bangladesh’s alert level may soon be upgraded to “level 3” as the virus is quickly spreading from small clusters to the wider Read more

Swine flu spreading at unbelievable rate: WHO

August 30, 2009

Swine flu spreads four times faster than other viruses and 40 per cent of the fatalities are young adults in good health, the world’s top health official warned in an interview appearing Saturday.
‘This virus travels at an unbelievable, almost unheard of speed,’ the World Health Organisation Read more

Hasina, Khaleda host Iftar

August 30, 2009

Each avoids other’s party
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia played truant with their invitation to each other for iftar yesterday as the two political camps virtually ignored the exchanged overtures.
Neither the Prime Minister nor the Read more

Bus service for schools by Oct

August 30, 2009

DTCB plans to discourage cars for school runs, reduce traffic jams
The government is going to introduce exclusive bus services for school children by late October as part of its effort to ease terrible traffic jams that waste valuable time and energy of people living in Read more

Dhaka-Yangon road project in limbo

August 30, 2009

The project for construction of a friendship road between Bangladesh and Myanmar, undertaken in 2004 in line with the country’s ‘look east policy’ is in a state of limbo because of non-cooperation from the Yangon Read more

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