In need of a facelift: Adibashi Mini Museum

September 30, 2010

In Focus
In need of a facelift: Adibashi Mini Museum
Adibashi Mini Museum, housed at the CARITAS regional office, is a treasure trove of antiques collected from different areas of the greater Mymensingh region over the last 20 years.
The museum opened its door in 1991 under the initiative of CARITAS to preserve everyday items once used by the indigenous people of Mymensingh, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Tangail, Netrokona and Read more

Tareque Masud’s Runway takes off soon

September 30, 2010

Acclaimed director Tareque Masud’s latest movie ‘Runway’ has recently received an uncut certificate from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board. The movie, produced by Catherine Masud, is expected to be released across the country in November.
Set against the backdrop of the national events in the country—specially the rise of violent activities of extremist groups — ‘Runway’, features Read more

Bangladeshi short film “The Professionals” to be screened at three int’l fests

September 30, 2010

Bangladeshi short film “The Professionals” has been selected to participate at three international film festivals — two in the USA and the other in the UK. “The Professionals” will be screened at Chicago South Asian Film Festival, USA; 25th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, USA and 18th Raindance Film Festival, UK.
The film, by emerging filmmaker Oniket Alam, will have its first Read more

Eva Longoria raises $568,440 in Twitter auction

September 30, 2010

Actress Eva Longoria Parker has raised $568,440 in a celebrity Twitter auction for disabled children in Haiti.
Parker spearheaded the auction on the social networking site. The 35-year-old offered to follow fans on Twitter and arrange one-of-a-kind meetings for the winning bidders who donated money throughout last week.
The funds raised from the auction event will go to Read more

Rajshahi zoo loses charm for visitors

September 30, 2010

32, out of 58 cages, lie empty
The Rajshahi Zoo is losing its attraction for the visitors, with 32, out of its 58 cages, remaining empty for long.
The number of visitors to the zoo has decreased remarkably when it was once a popular recreational spot for the people in the north.
Local people alleged that the zoo authorities do not provide enough food for the animals and that is why most of the animals are weak and suffering from various diseases.
The lone tiger of the zoo died in 2008 and there is an allegation that it died as it was not Read more

6 die as train rams buses

September 30, 2010

A commuter train ploughed through traffic at Sayedabad level crossing in the capital yesterday killing six people and injuring 25.
Rab-3 sources said they found four bodies on the spot. Two people died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Five of the deceased were identified as Nazim Uddin, 26, a student of Jagannath University, pedestrians Liza Begum, 42, Azufa Khatun, 45, and Humayun, 22, and vendor Abed Ali, 60. Another man of approximately 32 years also died in the Read more

Fresh move to reclaim 5 city canals by Oct

September 30, 2010

The government on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to reclaim at least five canals in the capital from grabbers, who include political leaders, by October, 2010 to save the city from water-logging.
The Water Supply and Sewerage Authority and the district administration of Dhaka have been asked to remove all the structures that have encroached on the Katasur canal, Kalyanpur Ka and Ga canals, Read more

Airhostess held with forex worth Tk 2.5 crore

September 30, 2010

An airhostess of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was arrested from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday while trying to smuggle out foreign currency worth Tk 2.5 crore.
Airport officials said Kamrun Nahar Tutul, 32, a cabin crew of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, was scheduled to board a London-bound plane of the national flag career. The aircraft was scheduled to Read more

HC judge’s son remanded in custody

September 30, 2010

Allegation of acid attack
HC judge’s son remanded in custody
High Court judge Salma Masud Chowdhury’s son Shafayat Ahmed was on Wednesday remanded in police custody for a day for interrogation in a case filed against him on charges of acid attack on one of his friends on August 5.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Nazrul Islam allowed him to be remanded in custody after Read more

Woman dies from toxic gas

September 30, 2010

Cylinder Blast
Woman dies from toxic gas
A woman died and three fell ill inhaling poisonous gas after a cylinder exploded at an ice mill in Bagerhat town yesterday.
The explosion at Price Ice Mill at a kitchen market in the town at around 10:15am left Majeda Begum, 65, wife of late Hasan Mollah, Nirapada, 58, Piyara Begum, and Sonia, 10, severely injured. They Read more

Shakib the main threat: Vettori

September 30, 2010

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said on Wednesday that they singled out Shakib Al Hasan, the world’s number one all-rounder, as the main threat in next week’s five-match one-day series.
And the Kiwis’ skipper believes that the absence of dashing opener Tamim Iqbal, who was ruled out for the series due to a surgery on his left wrist, is a big loss for the home side who are also going to miss the services of Read more

Golf gears up for Asian tourney

September 30, 2010

Bangladesh on Wednesday announced to host its first professional golf tournament of Asian circuit, the Grameenphone Bangladesh Masters, in Dhaka from January 26-29, 2011.
The announcement came in less than two months after Siddikur Rahman, a former ball boy of the Kurmitola Golf Club course, became the first Bangladeshi to win a professional tournament in Asia – the Brunei Open – in Read more

Micromax to sponsor Bangldesh, NZ series

September 30, 2010

Micromax Informatics Limited, an Indian mobile phone company, has come to the rescue of the Bangladesh Cricket Board by agreeing to sponsor the upcoming five-match one-day day series between Bangladesh and New Zealand.
The BCB floated a tender seeking a sponsor for the series but received no response from anyone, the chief executive officer of the BCB, Manzur Ahmed, told a press conference on Read more

BOA to bid for Asian Beach Games

September 30, 2010

The Bangladesh Olympic Association has decided to bid for the 2016 Asian Beach Games, The decision was made at an executive committee meeting of the BOA at the BOA House on Wednesday.
The BOA has also declared a cash bonanza for the Commonwealth Games-bound athletes with a gold medal winner pocketing Tk 10 lakh. The meeting also decided to award Tk 5 lakh for each silver and Tk 3 lakh for each Read more

Contrasting wins for Khulna, Ctg

September 30, 2010

Khulna and Chittagong won their respective matches of the 4th Women’s National Cricket League at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium yesterday.
The matches were a welcome relief for organisers, after two full days were washed out due to rain.
In the day’s first match, Chittagong beat Barisal by four wickets in a Read more

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