Salahuddin wants an end to match-fixing

April 27, 2010

After a season of packed international football including the SAFF Championship and the SA Games, local football scene was expected to bring crowds pouring to the stadia.
But deep into current Bangladesh League season when the title fight is racing towards a close, crowd enthusiasm is nowhere to Read more

Scarlett Johansson loved super suit

April 26, 2010

Scarlett Johansson wanted to take her ‘Iron Man 2’ catsuit home.
The actress – who plays undercover spy Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, in the comic book sequel – had to work out hard to fit into the sexy costume but got so much pleasure from wearing it she didn’t ever want to take it off.
Scarlett – who is married to Ryan Reynolds – said: “One of the biggest motivators was when I first saw the Lycra catsuit. I was Read more

Branding Bangladesh

April 26, 2010

Mamun Rashid
“A name, term, sign, symbol, or design, or a combination of them, intended to identify the goods or services of one seller or group of sellers and to differentiate them from those of competitors” — that is how marketing guru Philip Kotler defines “Brand”. In other words, a brand is basically a name used to identify and distinguish a specific product, service, or business.
Nation branding is substantially different from product branding and can be explained in many different ways. Nowadays we hear catchy tag lines used by several nations for promoting tourism in their countries, for Read more

Importers want flat duty at Tk 100 on mobile set

April 26, 2010

The Bangladesh Mobile Phone Importers’ Association on Sunday demanded that import duty on a mobile set should be set at Tk 100 in the next financial year from the existing 12 per cent on the import value.
The association put forth the demand at a briefing at the National Press Club saying it would Read more

Robi offers more bonus

April 26, 2010

Mobile operator, Robi, on Sunday declared two new bonus offers for its subscribers and retailers.
As per the new plan, subscribers will receive Tk 7.5 and Tk 15 in bonuses while the retailers will get Tk 2.5 and Tk 5 on the refill of Tk 105 and Tk 205 respectively, said Robi chief commercial officer Read more

New Sonali Bank CEO to take over after May 24

April 26, 2010

The newly appointed chief executive officer and managing director of the country’s largest state-owned Sonali Bank, Humayun Kabir, is expected to take charge after May 24, official sources said.
Officials at the Bangladesh Bank said on Sunday that the central bank was likely to give its consent today to Read more

BRAC EPL opens services at Gulshan branch

April 26, 2010

BRAC EPL opened services at its Gulshan branch in Dhaka on Sunday.
Chairman of BRAC Bank and BRAC EPL Muhammad A (Rumee) Ali was present in the inauguration ceremony of the portfolio management and stock brokerage services at the branch, said a news Read more

EBL introduces new SME loan products

April 26, 2010

Eastern Bank has introduced two new SME loan products – ‘EBL Uddom’ and ‘EBL Invoice Factoring.’
The bank introduced the products with a view to helping expansion of small and medium enterprises in the country, said a news release.
EBL managing director and chief executive officer Ali Reza Iftekhar at a news conference in a Read more

Number plates to contain details

April 26, 2010

MPs’ Duty-free Cars
Number plates to contain details
The government has made it mandatory for all lawmakers to mention their detailed identities on the number plates of their duty-free imported cars.
A gazette notification yesterday said the number plate must carry the description of lawmaker’s status including the district he belongs to, and the number of the electoral constituency. The Read more

Alam Boli becomes champion

April 26, 2010

Jabbarer Bolikhela
Alam Boli becomes champion
Alam Boli of Teknuf in Cox’s Bazar became champion defeating Liakat Ali of the Feni town in the 101st Jabbarer Bolikhela, a traditional wrestling competition, held at Laldighi Maidan in the Chittagong city on Sunday.
A total of 90 wrestlers from different parts of the country took part in the competition where joint champions of Read more

Documentary on Biranganas

April 26, 2010

They are Biranganas. They did not fight with arms during the Liberation War in 1971, but their sacrifices and contribution can in no way be undermined. They are rape victims — physically abused by the Pakistani military and their local collaborators.
Instead of being honoured for their sacrifices, they were rather treated very badly in society after Read more

2cr still drink arsenic-laced water: Unicef

April 26, 2010

About two crore people are still drinking arsenic-contaminated water in the country, while only 53 percent of its population has access to improved sanitation facilities.
However, the practice of open defecation has been significantly reduced to 7 per cent from 33 per cent in 1990, Unicef said here yesterday on the occasion of the first annual high-level meeting of Read more

Nestle’s nutrition awareness campaign

April 26, 2010

Nestle Bangladesh Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, Dhaka University (DU), recently to conduct a ‘Nutrition Awareness Programme’, which is part of Nestle Healthy Kids Global Programme, says a press release.
This training module jointly prepared by Nestle and DU nutrition experts will be initially conducted in the Read more

Offshore Nijhum island: Overcoming climate change impact

April 24, 2010

Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman
NIJHUM is an offshore island in the Bay of Bengal, located in the extreme south of Hatia island separated by Hatia channel. It is a scenic treasure trove having 20 kms long sandy and grassy beach. Accredited on the estuarine Meghna river and the Bay of Bengal, Nijhum is a virgin island constituted of intertidal mudflats and sandflats. The island is dissected by small creeks or canals and its centre part is under cultivation and human habitation. It is a cluster of several small accreditation mainly Char Osman, Char Kamla, Char Muri and Ballar Char.
It came under human settlement Read more

Dhamrai Metal Crafts

April 20, 2010

A paean to a dying art form
If you went down a typical alley of Dhamrai decades ago, you would have seen and heard hundreds of craftsmen and businessmen hard at work. A resounding sound came from metal being beaten to check for purity. “Before there were more than 200 workshops for mainly metal crafts of households just in Dhamrai, now there may be only 10 here and some in Savar. I used to help my uncle Shakhi Gopal Banik until Read more

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