Kiwis’s thrilling Super Over win over Aussies

February 28, 2010

CHRISTCHURCH: A blazing unbeaten 116 from Brendon McCullum and a cool-headed Tim Southee spurred New Zealand to a thrilling Twenty20 cricket victory over Australia in a Super Over contest in Christchurch Sunday night.
Chasing New Zealand’s 214 for six, Australia needed three to win off the final ball only for captain Read more

Karthik Calling Karthik Review

February 28, 2010

Movie Review: Karthik Calling Karthik; Star cast: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor and Vivan Bathena; Director: Vijay Lalwani;  Stylish thriller with a tame end.
Karthik (Farhan) is timid fellow forever bullied by his boss Kamath (Ram Kapoor) and his workmates. Even his landlord spares no opportunity in pestering him. Karthik is silently in love with the hottest gal in his Read more

Legs, Cleavage, Belly Button: Shilpa’s Show… Post Marriage!

February 28, 2010

A show of shapely legs? No hassle! Some cleavage? No issue, if done tastefully. That, incidentally, is Shilpa Shetty’s stance, post her deluxe wedding to Raj Kundra!
“Marriage hasn’t changed a thing,” declares Shilpa. The saucy number in ‘Dostana’ went very well with Raj (“he was whistling!”) and with her father too (“he said if you’re showing off your legs, do it well”). And given this cinematic license, and freedom, Shilpa is pleased as Read more

Mismanagement, people’s influx behind city owes

February 27, 2010

Overpopulation and mismanagement are the major reasons of the capital’s acute problems such as unplanned growth, traffic congestion, and water and gas shortage which are making Dhaka unliveable, experts and planners said, reports NewAgebd.
They called for immediate action to save Dhaka, which ranks the second among the worst liveable cities of the world, according to the Liveability Survey 2010 of the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Residents of the capital have for long been suffering from nagging traffic congestion, water stagnation, road stretches in Read more

Health services in bad shape

February 27, 2010

33,000 posts of public health professionals vacant 
Public health services across the country are being severely hampered by a staggering shortage of health professionals.
According to officials from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), there are currently 33,000 vacant posts, which is more than a fifth of the total workforce, reports The Daily Star.
The Health Bulletin 2009, published by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, revealed Read more

DCC polls by May-end, says CEC

February 27, 2010

Polls in the Dhaka City Corporation will be held in the last week of May, chief election commissioner (CEC) ATM Shamsul Huda said on Friday, reports bdnews24.com.
His statement came after five writ petitions filed over demarcation of DCC wards were rejected by the High Court.
The CEC said the commission plans to conduct bye-election in Bhola-4 parliament seat, which Read more

Sound pollution hits reproductive cycle of Sundarbans wildlife

February 27, 2010

Presence of the increasing number of tourists with traditional and modern electronic devices are creating various problems for wildlife living and reproductive cycle in the Sundarbans, reports BSS.
Preservation of the forest is possible checking unnatural sound. A number of steps, including freeing the Sundarbans from the sound pollution, have been Read more

Safe food to ensure productive human resources stressed

February 27, 2010

Access to adequate, safe and nutritious food is essential to achieve economic and social development in the country, said an expert, reports UNB.
“Safe and balanced food is essential to ensure productive human resources – a precondition of economic growth and development of a nation,” said Dr. AFM Saiful Islam, the executive director of Read more

Move to carry hajj pilgrims by sea

February 27, 2010

CHITTAGONG, Feb 26: Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan here today said that process was underway to carry pilgrims from Chittagong by sea routes at an affordable cost from October 1 next, reports BSS.
The Shipping Minister informed this while talking to reporters after inaugural function of Free Medical Camp under the auspices of Read more

City dwellers get filthy, stinky WASA water

February 27, 2010

Residents in many areas of the Dhaka city are getting water fouled with filth and stench from the WASA supply lines for the last few weeks, making their lives miserable.
The situation deteriorated in the past two weeks in several areas of the city, including Moghbazar, Naya Paltan, Sheorapara and Read more

Govt mulls mobile IT lab on boats

February 27, 2010

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the government would consider the prospect of mobile computer laboratory on boats to introduce information and communication technology to the rural students.
“We have already started mobile computer laboratories in jeeps and microbuses which will Read more

Hokkaido University team meets DU VC

February 27, 2010

A delegation from Hokkaido University, Japan led by the Dean of Graduate School of Dental Medicine Dr Masamitsu Kawanami met Dhaka University vice-chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique yesterday at the latter’s office of the university, says a press release.
Other members of the delegation are Dr Nobuo Inoue, professor and chairman, department of Read more

RU lost 187 academic days

February 27, 2010

Feb 26: Rajshahi University (RU), had lost 187 academic days in the last year in various incidents specially student violence. Among the 187 days two bloody clashes between Islami Chhatra Shibir and Bangladesh Chhatra League, summer vacation and so on.
As a result the university losses about Taka 2.33 crore while it has been paying for salary and Read more

Fakir Alamgir performs live on Rtv

February 26, 2010

Singer Fakir Alamgir is tonight’s guest on “Basudha Tomar Jonno Amar E Gaan,” a live music programme on Rtv. The show will be aired at 11:30pm tonight.
Alamgir has worked with ‘Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra’ during the Liberation War. Post-independence he emerged as a popular gano sangeet singer. Some of his famed songs are Read more

Record-breaking Sachin nails SA

February 24, 2010

Tendulkar slams double century against Proteas as India reach 401/3 in second ODI
Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar became the first man to reach a double century in a one-day international as he devastated South Africa’s bowlers, hammering his 200 not out from 147 deliveries in the second ODI in Gwalior.
He reached the milestone with a single off Charl Langeveldt in the final Read more

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