Limon gets artificial leg

August 30, 2011

Limon Hossain, a college student who was shot and maimed by Rab five months ago, was fitted with an artificial leg yesterday.
A Rapid Action Battalion team on March 23 shot the 16-year-old boy in the left leg when he was taking his cows to a grazing field at Chhaturia village of Jhalakathi. After four days, the leg had Read more

3 arrested for ‘trade in kidney’

August 30, 2011

Police arrested three men from Bohuchi village under Kalai upazila of Joypurhat on Sunday night for their alleged involvement in kidney trade.
The arrestees are Md Abdus Sattar, 40, Golam Mostafa, 28, and Abdul Karim, 32, of the same village.
Acting on information, a team led by the officer-in-charge of Kalai Police Station raided two Read more

Match sure, all else up in the air

August 30, 2011

A lack of a decisive decision from the Celebrity Management Group (CMG), the Kolkata-based event management firm that is brokering the Argentina friendly match in Bangladesh is threatening to put the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) in a real mess.
“At the moment the only thing that I can say is that the match between Argentina and Read more

Inquest a possibility

August 30, 2011

Manzur Ahmed said yesterday that an evaluation on the state of cricket in the country will be undertaken.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO believes that only an honest appraisal that looks into every corner will bring stability in the national team as well as the game as a whole.
“I would like to see it in management terms and in this case it will be called an evaluation,” said Read more

Messi still amiss

August 30, 2011

With only a week left for the scheduled FIFA friendly between Argentina and Nigeria in Dhaka, the football authorities here made little progress till yesterday in terms of the schedule of the two visiting high-profile teams. The Argentina team are expected to arrive here on September 3 while the Nigerians are scheduled to arrive two days later, with the marquee match slotted for Read more

Kolkata all geared up

August 30, 2011

While it is still all very hazy here about Argentina’s arrival and their schedule thereafter, Kolkata is gearing up in full swing for the September 2 friendly between Argentina and Venezuela.
Argentine football coach Alejandro Sabella and goalkeeper Estaban Andrada along with 15 officials arrived in Kolkata town yesterday morning heightening the football fever that has already Read more

Eid likely tomorrow

August 30, 2011

Holidaymakers leaving city 
With the Eid-ul-Fitr only hours away, hundreds of people are heading homes withstanding the sufferings on the way.
The Muslims in the country will celebrate their biggest religious festival tomorrow if the moon is sighted today. In case the moon is not sighted today, the Eid will be observed tomorrow.
The three-day public holiday starts today.
Although the homebound rush started a few days ago, an unending stream of people crowded the Gabtoli, Sayedabad and Mohakhali bus terminals and Kamalapur Read more

Mahfuz acts in over 10 plays in Eid

August 29, 2011

Popular TV actor-director Mahfuz Ahmed has acted in over 10 single-episode plays and tele-films to be aired in different private TV channels during the Eid festival. Audience will get to see Mahmuz in different roles in many of the Eid specials.
‘I have performed in 10-12 single-episode plays and tele-films for the upcoming Eid. The viewers will Read more

Sakib can’t wait for Messi

August 29, 2011

While the entire country is gripped by the Lionel Messi fever with the arrival time of the Argentine superstar looming close, national cricket captain Sakib al Hasan is also not an exception.
Sakib, currently Bangladesh’s biggest sporting icon, is a keen follower of Messi, so much so that he even recently switched his support to Barcelona from English football giants Chelsea Read more

BFF ball-boys cherish the special occassion

August 29, 2011

Abu Bakar Siddique never thought he will get an opportunity to see Lionel Messi from so close let alone being involved in a game played by the Argentine superstar in some capacity.
But his dream is all set to come true as Bakar, 14, is one of the 16 young footballers selected to work as a ball-boys and flag-bearers at the Bangabandhu National Stadium during the September Read more

Zahid plays diverse characters in Eid

August 29, 2011

Zahid Hasan fans will get a different taste of their favourite actor’s performance in the upcoming Eid.  The powerful actor Zahid Hasan will perform in diverse interesting characters in four single episode Eid plays and one tele-film are to be aired on different TV channels.
Zahid Hasan will appear as the celebrity in the comedy of error Jonoiko Zahid Hasan, which Rtv will Read more

Eid dance show ‘Tumi Jekhane Ami Sekhane’

August 29, 2011

Eid special dance programme ‘Tumi Jekhane Ami Sekhane’ will be aired on Banglavision at 6:05pm on the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Popular stars including Shokh, Niloy, Milon, Mimo, Munmun and Nisa will perform some duet and group dances along with some legendary romantic songs including ‘Tumi jekhane ami sekhane’, ‘Ami ekdin tomai na dekhile’, ‘Tumi aj kotha diyechho’ Read more

Airtel launches second telefilm ‘Bhalobashi Tai, Bhalobeshe Jai’

August 29, 2011

This Eid, Airtel, private mobile company, brings the multi-dimensional love story ‘Bhalobashi Tai, Bhalobeshe Jai,’  a drama made up of three inter-woven love stories of different relationships. 
The Telefilm is produced by Shihab Shaheen, who also directed the Airtel telefilm “Bhalobashi Tai,” which aired on pahela boishakh. ‘Bhalobashi Tai’ became one of the most Read more

Eid on FM radio channels

August 29, 2011

The radio stations of the country are taking preparations to celebrate upcoming Eid festival with great enthusiasm through arranging a range of special programmes starting from the day before Eid day and continuing till the third day of the festival.
A drama Formalin Prem starring Tishma, Mimi, Mahmud Shahin and Shafiq Tuhin will be aired at Read more

Memories of Eid past

August 29, 2011

Abdus Shakoor Shah
Artist Abdus Shakoor Shah is widely recognised for folk motifs and visual ballads in his paintings.
The artist reminisced on his childhood at Nishindhara in Bogra district.
“When I was a child, Bogra and the entire northern region were greatly neglected in terms of economic development. There was a big Eidgah Maidan by our village where people from Read more

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