Three make a crowd

January 30, 2011

In a country where left-arm spinners are as available as Miss Worlds are in India, it was not an easy task for Sohrawardi Shuvo to break into the Bangladesh national cricket team. Despite his immense talent, the former BKSP boy had to wait until March, 2010 to make his debut and bowl only three overs in his first match against England which did not signal anything good for the bearded man from Read more

Post-match clash hits league

January 30, 2011

Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra came from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw against Arambagh Krira Sangha in their Bangladesh League match on Saturday, but their recovery was largely overshadowed by a post-match clash.
Arambagh took the lead two minutes before half-time through their Guinean recruit Read more

FIFA windfall for BFF

January 30, 2011

Bangladesh Football federation will receive 3 lakh US dollars as profits for the football’s regional governing body. FIFA will distribute the additional net profit for the 2007-2010 period between all of its member nations. Earlier, FIFA gave away 2.5 lakh dollars to each federation last year. The confederations will each receive 25 lakh. The decision was taken in the latest FIFA congress held in Read more

U-14 tennis

January 30, 2011

Bangladesh’s Delowar Hossain finished third while Wy Mong Marma ended sixth in Group 2 of the ITF Under-14 Asian Championship at the Tainbo Tennis centre in Yangon, Myanmar yesterday. Delowar Hossain Shajal, the other participant in the boys’ group ended 23rd, said a press release from Bangladesh Tennis Federation Read more

Unawareness, not poverty, principal cause of child malnutrition: experts

January 30, 2011

Experts at a programme in Sylhet on Saturday said unawareness among the guardians about proper feeding of infants and young children was the main cause of child malnutrition in the country.
Poverty is not the main cause of malnutrition among a large number of children in the country, because a high level of under-nutrition prevails among the children of solvent families that Read more

Move to turn Boro Kuthi into heritage site

January 30, 2011

RCC sends letters to RU, archaeology dept
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) took an initiative to turn the historic Dutch building Boro Kuthi near Padma riverbank at Dargahpara into a heritage site.
RCC sent letters in this regard to Rajshahi University authority that owns and uses it as clubs for Rajshahi University teachers, officers and employees and to Archaeology Department for Read more

Edn fair held in Ctg

January 30, 2011

The annual Education UK Exhibition 2011, organised by the British Council, was held at Hotel Agrabad in Chittagong on Saturday.
The minister for industries, Dilip Barua, inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest at 10:30am while British Council head of performance, marketing and communications Raiqah Wali Khan Read more

Fishermen to get digital warning

January 30, 2011

Bangladesh’s coastal fishermen communities will be able evade dangers in the sea and save their lives and livelihoods by using digital telecom technologies from now on.
Airtel Bangladesh recently signed a memorandum of understanding with CARE Bangladesh, Oxfam, Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) and Centre for Global Change (CGC) to Read more

Grameenphone launches GPIT

January 30, 2011

Mobile operator Grameenphone launched its first offshoot company, GPIT, with a two-day grand inauguration ceremony at GPHouse in Dhaka on Friday.
GPIT is an international B2B company with a profit balance and stable corporate clienteles’ right from day one, said a Grameenphone statement Read more

New DMD for National Bank

January 30, 2011

Abdul Hamid Mia has recently been promoted as deputy managing director of National Bank, says a statement yesterday.
He was the senior executive vice president of the bank prior to the promotion.
In his banking career of 31 years, he also worked with Sonali Bank, IFIC Bank, Read more

IT raids reveal Priyanka and Katrina’s real (estate) secrets

January 28, 2011

If the sudden and ‘unintimated’ Income Tax raids at Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif’s residences came as a shock to you, then, digest this one. On one hand, while the IT tax officials must have been themselves shocked to see Shahid Kapoor in shorts at Priyanka’s residence during the raid, on the other, the raid threw open some starling facts like Priyanka Chopra was reportedly seeming to have invested in properties galore! She reportedly owns 10 flats in Read more

Katrina Kaif ‘believes in happy endings’

January 28, 2011

Katrina Kaif has revealed she believes in “happy endings” when it comes to love.
Speaking at the launch of Pritish Nandy’s book the actress said she chooses not to focus on the negative aspects of relationships.
“The other side of love is disillusionment and disappointment… I do not believe this side of love,” she said.
“I choose to be optimistic in love. I believe in Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s baby mother ‘dead’: sister

January 28, 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has claimed that the mother of his son is dead.
The footballer revealed that he had become a father for the first time last July. Earlier this month, a tabloid claimed that the child’s mother wanted to return her alleged £10 million payoff in order to get to know her son.
However, The Sun reports that Katia Aveiro has insisted that stories about the woman’s identity are not correct, in a Read more

Microcredit’s mega feat

January 28, 2011

One crore Bangladeshis move above $1.25 a day between 1990-2008, finds a survey of an int’l advocacy group
The country’s 18 lakh microcredit borrowers — nearly a crore with their family members — moved above the $1.25 a day earning threshold between 1990 and 2008, according to an international advocacy group.
In 2008, the World Bank came out with a revised figure of income at $1.25 per day as the standard poverty line. Previously it was $1 as per Read more

Upgrading starts next month

January 28, 2011

Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway
Upgrading starts next month
The work of upgrading the Joydevpur-Mymensingh Highway to a dual carriageway will start next month.
The 87-kilometre highway will be turned into a dual carriageway by June, 2013, said communications ministry officials after signing of contracts with three firms at the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) yesterday.
The communications ministry took a Tk 902-crore project last year to upgrade the narrow Read more

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