Monsters – Movie Reviews

November 30, 2010

Director: Gareth Edwards
Screenwriter: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy
Running time: 92 mins
The title conjures up images of sinister creatures battling it out across vast pixellated landscapes, yet Gareth Edwards’s directorial debut Read more

Eva plans to adopt a child from Haiti

November 30, 2010

Longoria, 35, who married Parker in 2007, had spoken about adopting before her and Tony split
Eva Longoria is refusing to let divorce stand in the way of her plans to adopt a child.
The Desperate Housewives actress, who split from her basketball star husband Tony Parker after finding out that he had been texting Read more

Lily Allen calls journalist the C-word on Twitter

November 30, 2010

Singer lashes out after gossip writer claimed she planned to marry to get over miscarriage
Lily Allen has used Twitter to brand a “cunt” the female journalist who wrote on Sunday that she was planning to marry her boyfriend, Sam Cooper, to “ease her baby grief”.
The feisty singer, who suffered her second miscarriage just four weeks ago, was responding to an article in the Mail on Sunday by columnist Katie Nicholl.
Nicholl quoted an unnamed friend of the couple Read more

Dancer turned actor Tathoi

November 30, 2010

Promising classical dancer Sudeshna Swayamprabha Tathoi has recently come into discussion for her performance in renowned Indian filmmaker Gautam Ghose’s yet to be released feature film ‘Moner Manush’.
Tathoi plays the role of Golapi, the wife of the young Lalon in the film, which is based on the life and philosophy of the great baul, Fakir Lalon Shah.
‘My performance as the main character named “Elida” in Read more

Women and workplace dilemma

November 30, 2010

Mamun Rashid
I recently wrote a piece for The Daily Star business section on our lady colleagues. As usual, I received a few e-mails and phone calls. One of them was from a younger friend of mine, working for a regional conglomerate. He thought I did not do enough justice to the male colleagues, while championing the cause of our lady colleagues.
He felt there are plenty of male colleagues who help the women in the office excel and find a good balance between work and personal life. There are plenty of organisations too that promote diversity at the workplace Read more

Youth held for nuisance on Facebook

November 30, 2010

A young engineer was arrested yesterday for harassing a female university student on the social networking site Facebook. Arrested Aleem Uddin, 28, an assistant engineer of Western Marine Shipyard in Chittagong, hails from Noakhali.
Police said Aleem had opened a fake account of the victim, whom he termed his former girlfriend, Read more

Siddons wants Tigers to give best

November 30, 2010

Bangladesh need to give their best if they want to beat Zimbabwe in the impending five-match one-day international series, warned coach Jaime Siddons on Monday.
‘Zimbabwe came here to play good cricket and they are an improving team. We’ve to be at our best and ensure that we maintain rhythm,’ Siddons said at the Read more

Zimbabwe lose tour opener

November 30, 2010

The Bangladesh Cricket Board XI gave Zimbabwe a lesson of what they should expect in the five-match series winning the lone warm-up match by 29 runs at the BKSP on Monday.
Young leg-spinner Nur Hossain produced a magic spell and 20-year-old BKSP boy Asif Ahmed, an off-spinner with high promise, aided him with 2-22 as the BCB XI Read more

ICC Cricket World Cup History

November 30, 2010

New stars galore
World Cups often work as a process of regeneration as new upstarts start to take centre stage and old hands move to the side, leaving their final marks on public memory by performing in a global event. So it was with the 1987 World Cup, where a lot of champion cricketers took their initial steps on the global stage.
It was the last World Cup for all-time greats like West Indian Viv Richards — undoubtedly the Read more

U-17 booters falter in qtrs

November 30, 2010

Bangladesh U-17 football team’s impressive run in the 51st Subrata Mukherjee Cup ended in the quarterfinals when they suffered a 5-4 defeat to Army Boys in tiebreaker at the Ambedkar Stadium in Indian capital of Delhi yesterday.
The game rolled into shootout after the regulation time produced no goal. Bangladesh’s Read more

Ansars top table again

November 30, 2010

National Cycling
Ansars top table again
Bangladesh Ansar and VDP defied the challenge of the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) to finish on top of the 34th NCC Bank National Cycling Cham-pionships at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
BJMC threatened to topple the three-time top-finishers on the first day of their return to the sport after a three-year gap, but the Ansars grew in confidence on way to grabbing 11 gold, 11 silver and the Read more

Shakib joins anti AIDS campaign

November 30, 2010

Bangladesh cricket’s most popular face Shakib Al Hasan yesterday joined an elite group of cricketers from around the world as the International Cricket Council (ICC) appointed him the Think Wise campaign spokesperson for Bangladesh.
The campaign aims at raising awareness about HIV and AIDs in order to make a positive impact Read more

Sangakkara back on top

November 30, 2010

Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lanka captain, has reclaimed the top spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen, ending Sachin Tendulkar’s short-lived stay at the head of the table.
Sangakkara’s performance in the first two Tests of the ongoing series against West Indies coincided with Tendulkar’s modest returns against New Zealand, leading to Read more

Govt to limit tax breaks

November 30, 2010

NBR collects record revenue in July-October
The government will reduce tax incentives for different sectors to help increase tax collection, said National Board of Revenue (NBR) officials yesterday.
Also, in the new income tax law, truncated tax will be withdrawn in case of VAT at retailer level, they said.
The NBR officials said revenue collections beat the target by Tk 1,799 crore to hit a record at Read more

Dhaka stocks fall on rumours, political tension

November 30, 2010

Dhaka stocks dropped on Monday for the straight second day as investors, unnerved by a rumour of netting facility suspension move by the regulators and tensions in the political arena, sold off their possessions in afternoon trading, market operators said.
The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange lost 59.45 points or 0.69 per cent to Read more

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