Yes, I cheated: Ranbir Kapoor

September 30, 2011

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor confesses cheating on former girlfriend, says he has grown up now. When actor Deepika Padukone declared that a certain ex-boyfriend had cheated on her, the world pointed fingers at Ranbir Kapoor. But, the actor stayed mum on the issue. Now, the 29-year-old has broken his silence, and confessed that he had, in fact, cheated in a relationship in the past.
“Yes, I have, out of Read more

Music heals the wounds of soul: Subir Nandi

September 30, 2011

Eminent singer Subir Nandi has won the hearts of millions of fans across the county for presenting innumerable timeless songs since early seventies in all media including radio, cinema, TV and audio industry.
Din jai kotha thake, Bondhu hote cheye tomar, Tumi emon-e, Hazar moner kachhe proshno rekhe, Koto je tomake beshechhi bhalo and many are such timeless songs sung by Read more

New fund to prop up troubled stockmarket

September 30, 2011

The private sector has stepped in to rescue the ailing stockmarket with a ‘market stabilisation fund’ that also aims to give a new lease of life to retail investors who incurred losses.
AK Azad, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), yesterday announced a concept paper on the fund after a meeting with private sector Read more

Stocks rise on market fund news

September 30, 2011

Stocks gained yesterday as investors used early losses as a buying opportunity following stakeholders’ move to form a market stabilisation fund.
Stakeholders have decided to form a ‘market stabilisation fund’ to help recipients of margin loans and the lenders as they face difficulty while adjusting their loans when the market goes through Read more

IBM 2nd in tech ranking

September 30, 2011

For the first time since 1996 IBM’s market value has exceeded Microsoft’s. IBM’s closing price on September 29 was $214 billion while Microsoft’s was a shade behind at $213.2b. The values cap a sustained period in which IBM’s share price has moved steadily upward as Microsoft’s has generally been in decline.
The growth means IBM is now the second largest technology company by market value. Apple Read more

DCC to introduce solar street lights

September 30, 2011

The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has chalked out a Tk 3.90crore  programme to introduce solar street light at Arambagh area initiallyon  an experimental basis.
If the programme is successful, the streets in the wholeDhaka city will be brought under solar lighting system, said DCC Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka in an interview with The New Nation.
The DCC has to pay electric bills to the tune of Tk 20 lakhevery month for street lighting alone. A huge amount of money will Read more

Architecture: Bangladesh Perspective

September 30, 2011

Architecture of any country reflects the picture of culture, past and present of that area. Architecture of Bangladesh refers to the architectural attributes and styles of the country.
Basically architecture of Bangladesh refers to the architectural attributes and styles of the country. The architecture of Bangladesh has a long history and is rooted in Bangladesh’s culture, Read more

Momena to perform at Chickenshed Theatre in UK

September 30, 2011

Actress Momena Choudhury is travelling to UK with her theatre troupe Shunyan to take part in the mini-season of plays on conflict, a theatre festival which is being organised by Chickenshed Theatre. There the troupe will stage their play Lal Jomin on October 3, the play features Momena Choudhury in a single act performance. The group flies for UK today. Recently Momena Choudhury spoke with daily sun regarding Read more

Cost of living almost double in 5 yrs

September 30, 2011

The cost of living in Bangladesh has increased by 82.59 per cent over the last five years from, according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). In relation, the income has increased by 59.38 per cent over the same period showing an unusual disparity between income and expenditure.
This disparity has made the fixed income group’s living extremely unmanageable, experts Read more

First Hajj flight reaches Jeddah

September 30, 2011

Biman Bangladesh Airlines yesterday operated its first Hajj flight of the year carrying 505 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. A Boeing 747 jumbo jet left Shahjalal International Airport (SIA) around 5:45am and landed safely at Jeddah airport in the afternoon, Biman sources said.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister GM Quader inaugurated the national carrier’s Read more

HR boss barred from visiting jail

September 30, 2011

He demands removal of prisons chief
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman was barred from entering Sylhet Central Jail by authorities on Thursday morning.
Mizanur Rahman arrived at the jail’s entrance at around 9am and waited for the jail’s acting superintendent to appear. The NHRC Chairman left around 11am after being refused permission to inspect Read more

English being taught in Bengali !

September 30, 2011

Second part
A report, prepared by a 16-member government committee, headed by University Grants Commission member Prof. Atful Hye Shibly, has observed that English is usually being taught through Bengali in classrooms and this practice hinders proficiency in English. The committee was assigned the task of identifying the obstacles to learning English and put forth recommendations to the Read more

Tamim-Imrul fury on final day

September 30, 2011

Reds coast to 7-wicket win
BCB Red’s batting muscle took them to a seven-wicket win yesterday in the four-day practice match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
After Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes laid into the BCB Green bowlers in a two-hour blitz, Shuvogoto Hom Chowdhury and Mushfiqur Rahim steered the 234-run chase in only 45.3 overs. BCB Green Read more

‘Staring to enjoy batting again’

September 30, 2011

Smarting from his demotion from the vice-captain’s role since September 5 when the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) suddenly sacked him and Shakib Al Hasan from the leadership positions, Tamim Iqbal finally turned the corner with a solid score yesterday.
Though he looked good during the BCB Cup, Tamim’s dismissal in the first innings of the Read more

Behind the scenes

September 30, 2011

Shooting of Second Hand
Hasna Hena in Pubail where the drama “Second Hand” is being shot is teeming with its cast and crew. As one enters the set, one comes across actor-director Zahid Hasan busy putting on his makeup. Hasan asks cinematographer Anwar Hossain Bulu if his attire is suitable for the scene. On Bulu’s suggestion, Hasan changes his clothes. Then he takes his crew to the bazaar near Pubail College entrance, where the first Read more

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