Haba dance: An indigenous tradition

June 30, 2010

Haba, a centuries old dance form, is performed by the Tripura community to propitiate the gods in the hope of good crops. The Tripura farmers also believe that they will enjoy a happy and prosperous life through dance, songs and arts.
Gairing Cultural Organisation, which works in Khagrachhari hill district to preserve and enrich Tripura culture and heritage, has sought to modernise the traditional Read more

No registration no permission

June 30, 2010

Rajuk won’t allow unregistered realtors to develop plots, build apartments
Private land developers and real estate companies, who are not registered with Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk), will not get its approval for developing plots and constructing apartments from July 1.
Only nine, out of 728 members of Real Estate Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB), have so Read more

Dhaka 172th costliest city, global study

June 30, 2010

Dhaka is the world’s 172th costliest city for expatriates out of 214 cities surveyed by a global consultant, Mercer, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Luanda in Angola is the world’s most expensive city while Karachi in Pakistan became the world’s least expensive city taking 214th position, according to the latest Cost of Living Survey 2010 from Read more

Saurav to help Bangladesh batsmen in England

June 30, 2010

Bangladesh were due to leave the country for England in the early hours on Wednesday by Qatar Airlines for their three-week long UK tour.
During their UK tour, the Bangladeshi batsmen will get the support of India’s former skipper and one of best batsman during his era Saurav Ganguly, who will look Bangladesh’s vulnerable middle Read more

SEC increases B/O renewal fee from Tk.300 to Tk. 500

June 30, 2010

The stockmarket regulator has imposed an additional Tk 200 in annual maintenance fee on each beneficiary owner (BO) account.
The decision effective from July takes the total annual maintenance fee to Tk 500.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took the decision at a meeting yesterday in a bid to Read more

Rahat hattrick fires Ajax

June 30, 2010

Rahat Sarwar struck a hattrick to power Ajax Sporting Club to a 3-0 win over Wari Club in the Green Delta Insurance Premier League at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday.
The Ajax no 10 opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when he gave the Elephant Road-based side Read more

Tigers off to London today

June 30, 2010

The Bangladesh cricket team took off early today morning for a one-day international tour of the United Kingdom.
After two warm-up games, the Tigers play a three-match series against England before playing two matches against Ireland and one each against Scotland and the Read more

UCB marks 27 years of banking

June 30, 2010

United Commercial Bank Limited, one of the oldest private banks in the country, celebrated its 27th anniversary on Tuesday.
Officials of the bank, in a press meet in the city’s Sheraton Hotel, asserted that the institution was looking forward to expand its financial activities in the coming Read more

Marico unveils new hair care product

June 30, 2010

Marico Bangladesh Ltd (MBL) has unveiled a new hair care product for the Bangladeshi beauty conscious women recently in Dhaka.
MBL, a subsidiary of the Indian leading skin and hair care conglomerate, started operation in Bangladesh in 2002, acquiring Arometic and Camelia branded Read more

Tough telecom law to frustrate investors

June 30, 2010

AmCham luncheon meeting told
The government’s recent move to bring changes to the telecom laws is sending a wrong signal to foreign investors about the investment climate in the country, said a member of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Bangladesh yesterday.
Telecom is the most vibrant sector, which alone attracted the highest amount of foreign direct Read more

Bata reopens New Elephant Road outlet

June 30, 2010

Bata reopened its outlet on the New Elephant Road in Dhaka recently. Bata emerging market (west) managing director F Garcia inaugurated the store, said a news release.
Managing director Rajeev Gopalakrishnan, business development consultant MA Quader, retail Read more

Reinstatement of 85 UZ polls officers stayed

June 30, 2010

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday stayed for six weeks a verdict of the Administrative Appellate Tribunal, halting the reinstatement of 85 upazila election officers, who were appointed during the previous BNP-Jamaat alliance government but terminated during the caretaker government.
The Administrative Appellate Tribunal in its verdict had declared illegal the termination of the Read more

61 pc children under 5 years, 46 pc adults suffer from malnutrition

June 30, 2010

A total of 61 per cent children under five years and 46 per cent adults in the country are underweight due to malnutrition.
This was stated at the annual review workshop organised by the European Union at Spectra Convention Centre in the city Read more

Cheryl Cole named world’s sexiest woman

June 30, 2010

X FACTOR judge and newly-single star Cheryl Cole was today named the world’s sexiest woman for the second year running.
The singer, estimated to be worth £10 million, beat American beauties Megan Fox and Marisa Miller to the top spot.
Twilight actress Kristen Stewart is the highest new entry in the FHM list – now in its 16th year – in sixth Read more

Diana dress ‘is fashion history’

June 30, 2010

A Chilean museum said it was willing to pay a princely sum for one of Diana, Princess of Wales’ first official gowns because it was an important piece of fashion history.
The strapless, silk taffeta dress’ revealing cut and striking black colour caused a minor scandal when the then Lady Diana Spencer was pictured wearing it to a charity event in 1981.
But while some thought it too daring, it helped turn the 19-year-old royal bride-to-be into an overnight fashion icon.
“It is a very different dress from what royalty wore at that time in Read more

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