Mills to face sugarcane crisis

October 26, 2009

Ahead of beginning of the sugarcane crushing season, the government is worried about the availability of sugarcane to run the 15 state-owned sugar mills.
The Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation has announced that sugarcane crushing at the government-owned mills would begin on November 13.
The season will be inaugurated on the day at the North Bengal Sugar Mills in Nature while 14 other mills Read more

Landline maker set for automation

October 26, 2009

Telephone Shilpa Sangstha Limited (TSS), the state-run telephone equipment manufacturer, is set to go under an automated production system by December, eyeing production of more than a thousand landline sets a day.
“An automated system by the year-end will enable our company to make telecom equipment,” TSS Managing Director Mohammad Ismail told The Daily Star.
TSS is the prime supplier of land phone sets and analog system equipment to Bangladesh Read more

Bangladesh ranks low in South Asia mobile use

October 26, 2009

Bangladesh’s mobile penetration rate stood at 28 percent in 2008 lagging behind war-ravaged Afghanistan’s 29 percent in South Asia, according to a regional report.
“Of course, the fact that Afghanistan is ahead of Bangladesh in mobile penetration should cause all sorts of palpitations in government offices in Dhaka,” said the report tilted ‘Telecom Access Rankings in South Asia’.
LIRNEasia posted the report Saturday on its website based on statistics of UN International Read more

Food festival starts today

October 26, 2009

A three-day British fusion food festival — Taste of Britain Curry Fest — is set to start at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel today, which will present the culinary success of British Bangladeshis in the UK.
Dhaka Sheraton Hotel and Curry Life, a British magazine on UK’s fusion food industry, are co-organising the festival. GM Quader, civil aviation and tourism minister, is scheduled to inaugurate the Read more

Aila victims sink deeper

October 26, 2009

Woes of waterlogged victims compounded as they slip out of spotlight; thousands still live on embankments, aid flow stopped
From The Daily Star
Lutfar Gazi doesn’t even tries to recall that disastrous day when cyclone Aila ripped through the area he lives and wrecked havoc on his life in May this year. Since then he is too busy struggling to cope with the plight with little time to look back to his past.
Staring blank at the Kobadak river that left him homeless, he tries to figure out in vain how to maintain his family with no source of income and no-one for his rescue.
He was a resident of Shora-9 under Gabura union in Read more

Abahani begin with bang

October 26, 2009

Defending champions Dhaka Abahani kicked off their campaign with a facile 3-1 victory over newcomers Biyanibazar SC in the opening match of the Citycell Bangladesh League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday.
Ghanaian forward Sheriff Deen Mohammed scored a brace finding the net in either half of the match while in-form midfielder Ujjal netted the other for Abahani. Biyanibazar midfielder Toufiq Hasan Gafur reduced the margin in the Read more

10 STEPS TO GREAT SEX

October 25, 2009

Your sex life is great. You and your husband are deeply in love with each other, and are terrific in bed. But if you miss that first night excitement and anticipation, we assure you, getting it back is easier than you think. So get set to rock and roll between the sheets.
Change the way you touch
Sure you rub each other the right way – but there are many right ways. If you usually stroked his hair while kissing, try stroking his neck, or shoulders. Think of new ways to touch each other. Cut down on the kissing and Read more

Paranormal Activity–Film Review

October 25, 2009

Bottom Line: Effective jolts await in this ultra-low-budget haunted-house tale, but audiences will need extraordinary patience.
Hoping to catch lightning in a bottle (or the ghost in the machine), Paramount Pictures has been treading carefully with its release of “Paranormal Activity,” a pickup from Slamdance 2008 whose ridiculously low budget of $15,000 and cinema-verite approach to the supernatural evoke that ultimate sleeper success, “The Blair Witch Project.” The movie’s utter lack of Read more

Michael Jackson’s Kids ‘Dream of Hollywood Stardom’

October 25, 2009

MICHAEL Jackson’s children want to be film stars.
The late singer’s brother Jermaine has revealed the three youngsters — Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, also known as ‘Blanket’ — are keen to work on movies when they are older rather than follow in their father’s footsteps with a music career.
“I think they are going to go into the film business,” he said.
“If we instill the right morals and principles in them at a young age then they will be able to handle whatever comes before them.”
The 54-year-old singer also revealed the trio are being looked after by family members Read more

Deepika Blames It All To Katrina Kaif

October 25, 2009

Now when the cracks have started to appeear between Deepika-Ranbir’s love masion, we are going to tell the reason behind it. It’s Ranbir’s Ajab-Ghazab co-star Katrina Kaif who is making Deepika Padukone one insecure lass, at least that is what Deepika thinks.
Apparantly after working in two films Ranbir and Kat get along like house on fire. Katrina has been heard saying that she feels pretty comfortable working with Ranbir. She even has her own take on their sizzling ‘chemistry’.
She said that their great chemistry is an outcome of people who have the same Read more

Shilpa is finally engaged

October 25, 2009

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty finally got engaged to her London-based beau Raj Kundra, who she has been dating ever since she stepped out of the Big Brother’s house.
The ceremony was held at Raj’s Juhu residence. According to reports, the engagement was a personal affair.
The actress looked pretty in a pink Manish Malhotra saree adorned with custom made jewellery.
Shilpa though did not speak to the media but sent out an SMS which read that Read more

Artcell tribute concert held

October 25, 2009

From NewAgebd
All was set with the superb lighting and the projection screens on both sides of the stage. The hall room of the Winter Garden was overflowing with young fans of the heavy metal band Artcell. Suddenly the band members appeared on the stage amidst loud applause. When the concert began with one of their most favourite songs ‘Shahid Swaranee’, the hall room turned into a festive ground with cheering shouts.
Heavy metal band Artcell stepped into its 10th year. To celebrate this occasion, the band members organised a concert at the Winter Garden of Hotel Read more

The lure of bansuri

October 25, 2009

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia performs at Dhaka Club
From The Daily Star
According to mythology, ‘bansuri’ (South Asian transverse alto flute) is intimately linked to the love story of Krishna and Radha. Legends narrate how the tunes of bansuri would drive the women of Braj into a frenzy.
For eons bansuri has been very popular in folk music. Its introduction in Indian classical music has been rather recent, however, and the late Pandit Pannalal Ghosh has been widely recognised for this achievement.
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia further enhanced the bansuri playing style with his innovative techniques and gave the instrument a higher Read more

Dhakaia cuisine show held

October 25, 2009

From The New Nation
Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, while celebrating 400 years of capital Dhaka, organised a day-long programme on the city’s traditional cuisine on Saturday.
The programme included academic workshop in the morning and a food exhibition in the afternoon. In the workshop, experts presented 18 papers on various aspects of traditional Dhakaia cuisine, food for festivals, food recipe, food preparation, food habit, food culture and food business in the past and Read more

Citycell Bangladesh League begins today: Abahani Limited take on Beanibazar SC in opener

October 25, 2009

From The New Nation
The country’s professional football league, the Citycell Bangladesh League, begins today (Sunday) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
The third version of Citycell Bangladesh League, earlier known as B. League, will start at 5:30 pm with holders Dhaka Abahani Limited taking on Sylhet Beanibazar SC in opener.
A record 13 teams, including three newcomers — Club Cup Champions Narayanganj Shuktara Jubo Sangsad, Read more

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