Brothers blank Russel

Brothers Union shined lately when they blanked Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra by 2-0 in the Citycell Bangladesh League on Thursday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra became the first team to finish their Citycell Bangladesh league campaigns securing third position with 50 points from 24 matches. Champions

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3-day programme to mark Nazrul Janmajayanti

A three-day programme to mark the 111th birth anniversary of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam began at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s National Theatre Hall Tuesday evening.
The programme has been organised by the academy itself.
The programme began with placing of flowers at the poet’s grave on the Dhaka University

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It’s now official

China Tibet Mountaineering Assoc hands Musa certificate for conquering Everest
Musa Ibrahim is now officially listed as the first ever Everest conqueror from Bangladesh.
“This is to certify that on 23 May, 6:50 am, Md Musa Ibrahim climbed the peak of Everest, Chomolungma of Mount Everest” is written on Musa’s certificate.
China Tibet Mountaineering Association yesterday handed over the certificate to Musa at the

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No review system adds to Tigers’ woes

The England and Welsh Cricket Board has decided against using the umpiring decision review system in the two-Test series against Bangladesh, dealing a blow to the tourists, already struggling with many odds.
The decision came after the talks between the International Cricket Council and host broadcaster

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Another blow for Dhaka MSC

Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club showed another embarrassing result in the Citycell Bangladesh League on Wednesday when they were forced to make a 1-1 draw with the Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club.
Dhaka Mohammedan, one of the foremost title contenders of the league, who already been ousted

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BKSP clinch Young Tigers crown

A fine all-round performance by Salehin Rifat helped BKSP clinch the title of the Standard Chartered Young Tigers Under-16 Cricket Tournament beating Sylhet Division by virtue of first innings lead at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Resuming the day at 81-4 the boys of the Sylhet division could add only 80 runs to be all out for

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Restriction on private car suggested to cut tailback

Green and civic rights activists on Wednesday urged the government to adopt a policy of restricting private cars in order to facilitate the expansion and the use of public mode of transport, which would help ease traffic congestion in the cities.
Speaking at a news briefing, they also stressed the need for a coordinated transport system having

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Agora opens first outlet in Chittagong

Agora, a leading chain supermarket, opened its first outlet in Chittagong yesterday.
With a commitment to offer hassle-free shopping in a comfortable atmosphere, the first Agora outlet outside Dhaka started its journey in an 11,000 square feet store at Afmi Plaza, just beside

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New ADB chief for Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Thevakumar Kandiah as country director for its Bangladesh Resident Mission, the donor agency said in a statement yesterday.
He succeeds Paul J Heytens, who has been assigned as country director to the ADB resident

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Jumairah Holdings, Citycell sign deal

Citycell signed an agreement with Jumairah Holdings Limited, a real estate company, recently.
Jumairah Holdings managing director Md Shahjahan and Citycell sales and distribution head Mahboob Hossain signed the agreement, said a news

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Drama serial “Chondrobindu” on Banglavision tonight

Drama serial “Chon-drobindu” will be aired tonight at 8:15 pm on Banglavision.
The plot follows Pranto and Maisha, who meet through Facebook. After becoming friends for a while, Pranto starts to develop feelings for Maisha. When Maisha becomes aware of this, she decides to maintain a distance. Maisha grew up watching her parents fighting all

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Rajuk to invite applications for 1,000 plots in Jhilmil in Aug

The city development authorities, the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha, will invite applications from the public in August to allot some 1,000 residential plots under the Jhilmil housing project in Keraniganj on the outskirts of Dhaka.
‘We will invite applications in July or August from the people who want to purchase plots at the

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Women health workers act as change makers’

Findings from a study yesterday revealed that women health workers have been found to be acting as change makers of society at the community level since the sixties of last century.
The study conducted over community health programmes of the government, ICDDR,B, BRAC and Gonoshasthya Kendra in Matlab, Savar and Jamalpur said that the recruitment of women in

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College admission likely to begin in mid-June

The admission process in colleges will begin in mid-June and classes on July 1.
A meeting of the education ministry with the heads of public and private colleges in the city reached this preliminary decision yesterday, meeting sources said.
The ministry’s college section convened the meeting at the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education

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GP launches new package for rural people

Grameenphone Ltd. yesterday introduced a new package “Baadhon”, designed to serve the rural people of the country at affordable costs.
The package — Baadhon — will be available for Tk 1,499. The connection will include a handset, and customers will also get free talk time worth Tk 120 and a welcome tune on

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Etihad Airways signs deal with Wings Classic

Etihad Airways, the national flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday signed an agreement with Wings Classic Tours and Travels Ltd, an aviation network company, to provide services to passengers travelling to and from Sylhet and Chittagong.
Accordingly, passengers willing to secure bookings, flights and confirmations with the Etihad will

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Govt plans to send 55,000 women workers abroad

The government expects to receive demand orders for sending 55,000 women workers abroad in the next fiscal year, mainly for housekeeping services.
The parliamentary standing committee on labour and employment ministry yesterday disclosed the details on the prospect of migrant

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