‘Salman Khan’ arrested in Gujarat

January 30, 2010

A man posing as Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on the web to swindle people in the name of charity has reportedly been arrested by sleuths of Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) in Gujarat.
Reports say a man named Gathiya Balam Pathan from Surat had posted the photographs of Salman Khan on the net a few years back and asked people to donate money for a number of charitable causes that Salman endorses. Pathan even gave his mobile number and talked to people posing as Salman.
Pathan allegedly conned many people this way and even received three expensive mobile Read more

SA Games kicks off

January 30, 2010

The 11th South Asian Games got underway with a dazzling opening ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday with thousand of athletes and performers taking part in the three-and-a-half hour programme, reports The Daily Star.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the 12-day regional sports extravaganza open. Bangladesh had hosted the event in 1985 and Read more

Send SMS for train tickets

January 30, 2010

Bangladesh Railway will introduce SMS ticketing service through mobile phone next month to ease sufferings of commuters.
“Initially, the service will be launched on the Dhaka-Chittagong route. If successful, it will be expanded to the countrywide rail network. All necessary technical aspects have been checked and duly completed. We hope to launch the service at the end of February,” said BR Joint Director General Read more

7 Nepalese hurt as hotel lift crashes

January 30, 2010

Six players and a Nepalese official were injured yesterday when a lift crashed at a hotel in the city, three-and-a-half hours before the launch of the South Asian Games, reports The New Nation.
The injured players are Radha Devi Rai, Debu Thapa, Kulu Man Tamang, Ramesh Magar, Gyan Bahadur Shrestha and Gopal Shrestha. The injured official is Read more

DCC polls likely in May: CEC

January 30, 2010

The Dhaka City Corpo-ration (DCC) polls will be held in May if the writ petition filed with the High Court (HC) seeking demarcation of the DCC wards based on the latest census is settled within the time, the Chief Election Commi-ssioner (CEC) said, reports The Financial Express.
CEC ATM Shamsul Huda disclosed the plan while talking to newsmen at a get-together of Dhaka University History Department Alumni Association Read more

Convocation of JU today

January 30, 2010

The 4th convocation of the Jahangirnagar University (JU) will be held on the university campus today.
Chancellor of the university president Md Zillur Rahman will preside over the function and hand over certificates and medals to the students, reports The Independent
Chief justice Mohammed Tafazzal Islam will address the convocation as a convocation Read more

BD women booters lose opener

January 30, 2010

Bangladesh women football team’s bid to win the gold medal of the South Asian Games suffered an early blow when they were beaten 1-0 by Nepal at Birshreshtha Mostafa Kamal Stadium yesterday, reports The Daily Star
Jamuna Gurung struck the all-important goal in the 36th minute for the visitors.
Before the Bangladesh-Nepal match, favourites India handed a thumbing 8-1 defeat on Read more

Bangladesh keen to beat Sri Lanka in hockey

January 30, 2010

Bangladesh hockey team seeks nothing but a win against Sri Lanka in its inaugural match in the 11th South Asian Games (SAG) at Moulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka today, reports TBT
The hockey competitions of the SAG start with the match between India and Nepal, beginning at 1pm, while Bangladesh is facing Sri Lanka in the second match at Read more

Bangladesh expects better show from shooters

January 30, 2010

Bangladesh shooters are determined to put up an improved performance in the 11th South Asian Games (SAG). Bangladesh won two golds in shooting in the 2004 SAG in Islamabad, Pakistan but this time they are expecting to bring more laurels for the country, Report TBT.
Shooting in Bangladesh came to spotlight when Asif Hossain Khan clinched the 10m Air Rifles gold medal in Commonwealth Games in Read more

Bangladesh exports crocs to Germany next month

January 30, 2010

Bangladesh is going to first-ever crocodile export next month as the country’s lone croc farm has finally obtained permission from the concerned authorities to this end, reports BSS.
‘We have finally got the permission from the Department of Forest on January 21 that paved the way for our croc export,’ Mushtaq Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO of Reptile Farm Ltd told the news agency Friday.
He added: ‘We have sought permission from the DoF to export 67 frozen crocodiles to Germany and import 10 live parent crocs from Read more

Miley Cyrus: I like guys who go with the flow

January 29, 2010

HANNAH Montana star Miley Cyrus has revealed more about her relationship with Aussie beau Liam Hensworth and what her “dream job” would be.
Cyrus, 17, admits she didn’t set out to become a singer or an actress.
“My dream job was to become a wedding planner. I like the idea of putting a great event together.
“But I am terrible with time schedules. I don’t even have a watch.”
In giving one of the first indications of what Hemsworth is like as a boyfriend, Cyrus also said that Read more

Razzle-dazzle of Bangladeshi dance at the SA Game

January 29, 2010

In conversation with Nipa and Munmun
Renowned classical dancers Shamim Ara Nipa, Shibli Muhammad and Munmun Ahmed will be performing this year at the inaugural (today) and closing programmes of SA Games. The Daily Star talked to Nipa and Munmun about their choreography and the upcoming programmes at the game.
Shamim Ara Nipa: About 300 dancers will be participating in two 30-minute dances, at the Read more

REHAB fair begins in Chittagong

January 29, 2010

Three-day REHAB Fair 2010 showcasing real estate and housing projects began at the Chittagong Club on Thursday.
The chairman of the parliamentary stranding committee on the housing and public works ministry, ABM Fazlee Karim Chowdhury, inaugurated the fair, organised by the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh.
Ninety-four real estate and housing companies and three financial institutions set up Read more

Green light to explore onshore

January 29, 2010

HC vacates 9-year injunction
The High Court in a verdict yesterday cleared the way for exploration of oil and gas from the country’s onshore blocks by vacating its nine-year old injunction on such exploration.
The court also discharged a 12-year old writ petition that challenged the government move to sign production-sharing contract (PSC) with foreign gas and oil exploration Read more

Three arbitrators’ hiring discussed

January 29, 2010

Sea Boundary With India
Three arbitrators’ hiring discussed
India and Bangladesh yesterday discussed the appointment of three arbitrators to a five-member tribunal, which would deal with the issue of maritime boundary dispute between the two countries.
The over-an-hour-long meeting held at the South Block here also discussed the disputes and issues relating to Bangladesh’s approaching the Read more

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