Sarika Makes it Big

March 25, 2011

Last year marked a high point for model-actress Sarika who successfully established a niche for herself in the media. She chalked up the highest number of TV Commercials (TVC) which won viewers’ hearts. She also won accolades with her performance in TV plays like Chayanika Chowdhury’s “Tomar Kachhe Phera”, Animesh Aich’s “Commissioner”, Akram Khan’s “Odrishsho Romoni” and Read more

Syed Abdul Hadi on his latest album and more

March 25, 2011

In his over five decades of music career, celebrated singer Syed Abdul Hadi for the first time is going to release an album of Tagore songs on Pahela Baishakh.
The singer recently shared with New Age his feelings about the upcoming album and his views on the current music trend.
The album titled ‘Jakhan Bhanglo Milan Mela’ features nine Tagore songs which were his favourite Read more

Champs gone

March 25, 2011

India set up semis with Pakistan
Yuvraj Singh smashed an unbeaten half-century under pressure as India dispatched defending champions Australia from the World Cup with a five-wicket win at Ahmedabad yesterday. Their victory set up a dream semifinal against archrivals Pakistan at Mohali on March 30.
It had looked to be slipping away from the hosts when captain MS Dhoni perished to a Read more

S Africa-New Zealand quarter-final today

March 25, 2011

The curtain on the six-week long World Cup fiesta will fall in Bangladesh with South Africa facing New Zealand in a quarter-final match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today.
The carnival began here on February 12 with the Bangladesh-Canada warm-up game in Chittagong and it has gone through a lot of highs and lows before it finally comes to an Read more

Showcasing Bangladesh begins in Paris March 31

March 24, 2011

A month-long event portraying the rich cultural diversity of Bangladesh begins in the French capital Paris on March 31.
Alliance Francaise de Dhaka and Chittagong,, Bangladesh Brand Forum and Foundation of Alliance Francaise in Paris will jointly organize the event titled ‘Alliances en resonanc/Le Bangladesh Read more

Runway screened at Jahangirnagar University

March 24, 2011

As part of a country-wide campaign, Tareque and Catherine Masud’s latest film “Runway” was screened at the Zahir Raihan auditorium, Jahangirnagar University. The two-day event was held on March 21-22. Masud’s other films — “Adam Surat”, a documentary on the life and works of artist SM Sultan and “Naroshundar”, a short film on the Liberation War– were also being screened along with Read more

WB, IMF stop $500m loan

March 24, 2011

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have decided not to give the government over $500 million of budget support that they had planned to provide this financial year because of concerns over governance issues, including anti-corruption and telecom licensing, the World Bank has told New Age
These two concessionary loans or credits, given under highly favourable terms for the Read more

Govt now eyes elevated U-loops, underpasses

March 24, 2011

Study shows ride from Azimpur to Gabtoli to take 15 mins
The government has undertaken a Tk 775 crore project to construct elevated U-turns and underpasses for an uninterrupted traffic flow between Azimpur and Gabtoli.
Once the project is implemented, a ride from Azimpur to Gabtoli will take only 11 minutes instead of current 78 minutes, suggested a study by Buet Read more

More join camp

March 24, 2011

On Tunisia-Libya border
More join camp
Morshed Ali Khan writes from the spot where thousands of Bangladeshi workers have taken shelter after fleeing the Libyan upheaval
The government’s promise to take all stranded Bangladeshis home in three days from the Choucha camp appears a far cry with more displaced people arriving here from Libya and fewer aircraft Read more

Pakistan outplay Windies to storm into semis

March 24, 2011

Dhaka: Pakistan thrashed West Indies by ten wickets to move into the World Cup semi-finals here at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Wednesday.
Chasing an easy target of 113 runs, openers Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez completed the Pakistan victory without being separated, in just 20.5 overs Read more

Afridi leaves Imran behind

March 24, 2011

It is still too early to think that Shahid Afridi can emulate Imran Khan by leading Pakistan to their second World Cup trophy, but he did at least one thing better than his legendary countryman on Wednesday.
With his 4-30 against the West Indies in the first quarter-final, Afridi overtook Imran to become Pakistan’s most successful bowler in a single World Cup as his tally in the ongoing tournament Read more

Roebuck sees good future for Tigers

March 24, 2011

Bangladesh have a good future in international cricket despite their modest performances in the ongoing World Cup, leading cricket writer Peter Roebuck told reporters on Wednesday.
‘The future of cricket lies with spinners and this is what their strength is,’ said Roebuck.
‘The Umpiring Decision Review System has made life easier for spinners as they are now getting Read more

Shako presents group art exhibition at DAC

March 23, 2011

Different aspects of women issues have been displayed through artworks at a nine-day art exhibition which is now going on at Dhaka Art Center in Dhanmondi in the city.
Organised by Shako, an association of women artists of Bangladesh, the group exhibition titled ‘Celebration’ marks the 100th years of International Woman’s Day. Various aspects of women Read more

SC needs honest judges to avoid caretaker govt row

March 23, 2011

Says Dr Kamal
Renowned jurist Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday told the Supreme Court that honest, competent, and neutral judges have to be appointed to this court in a very transparent manner in order to avoid any dispute over the system of caretaker government.
The last retired chief justice is appointed as chief adviser to the caretaker government, as per Read more

Govt seeks ADB aid

March 23, 2011

Dhaka-Ctg Expressway
Govt seeks ADB aid
The government yesterday sought financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to conduct a feasibility study for the Dhaka-Chittagong elevated expressway.
Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain conveyed the message to a three-member ADB team at his secretariat office in the Read more

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