Tigers’ first attempt at Goliath

November 29, 2011

Though he considers the opponents as favourites, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim deemed that the country’s cricket has passed the phase where a respectable defeat is good enough.
Notwithstanding the difference of Twenty20 experience with Pakistan, the 23-year-old didn’t rule out a positive Tuesday for the home side who, last month, beat West Indies in a nail-biting contest Read more

All eyes on rich nations

November 29, 2011

Climate-hit countries count on their promises as Durban meet gets underway
As the stories emerging from Africa to Americas, Asia to Australia tell the same grave situation of ever increasing drought, floods, storms and hot spells, a Climate Change Conference began here yesterday with hopes that the rich nations will keep their commitments to extend helps to the poor and that they would themselves pledge to reduce carbon emission.
As negotiations will roll on for the next two weeks, the key focus will be on breathing a new life to Kyoto Protocol, the only legally Read more

Bangladesh Women gain ODI status

November 24, 2011

November 24, 2011 will be remembered as a red letter day in Bangladesh women’s cricket in future as on this very day the national woman team has gained one day international status beating the US team by nine wickets in an ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier game on Thursday.
Jubilant spectators at the BKSP-2 ground in Savar were treated to an impressive all-round Read more

‘7th Citycell-Channel i Music Awards’ to be given beside Jamuna River

November 24, 2011

Private mobile operator company Citycell in association with private satellite channel, Channel i is going to organise the ‘7th Citycell-Channel i Music Awards’ beside Jamuna River on Friday afternoon to honour the music artistes and talents of the country. 
This year’s award giving ceremony in entering into international platform and it will focus on Read more

‘Nescafe Get set Rock’ campaign begins

November 24, 2011

Global coffee brand Nescafe is set to arrange a musical competition under the title of “Nescafe Get set Rock” soon. Through this competition the organisers hope to single out the best instrumentalists and the best vocalist in forming the best band of the forthcoming generation.
This was disclosed at a press conference held at a city hotel recently where Managing director of Read more

Tisha renders song for play

November 24, 2011

Popular TV actress Tisha has rendered song for a single-episode play titled ‘Flashback.’ The play is scripted by Mabrur Rashid Bannah and jointly directed by Imraul Rafat and Bannah.
In this fiction based play, Tisha performed with a song titled “Shikol pora chhol,” which was written and composed by our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. She has performed in a role of Read more

Chhayanaut turns gold

November 24, 2011

As I entered the new red brick Chhayanaut Sangskriti Bhaban in Dhanmondi, I was struck by its magnificence. The structure had remained true to the school’s founding philosophy of “open door for all”— the building purposefully has no perimeter walls. There was a constant mass of students, teachers, poets, artists, young and old streaming through the doors from dawn to dusk.
The classes for children Read more

Stock market stimulus package announced

November 24, 2011

The Security and Exchange Commission on Wednesday announced the stock market stimulus package which included some immediate steps to the relief  of mostly institutional inventors and pledges for some special schemes for non-institutional investors.
The commission chair, M Khairul Hossain, in the afternoon announced a number of steps Read more

Poor English downs projects

November 24, 2011

Finds planning ministry report on implementation of donor-funded schemes
Guess what slows down the implementation of donor-funded projects in Bangladesh?
Lack of money? No.
It is the officials’ poor skill in communicating in English with foreign donors.
This weakness has been identified in a report by the Implementation, Monitoring and Read more

Stocks plunge ahead of stimulus announcement

November 24, 2011

Speculation over non-inclusion of CRR, SLR reduction spread panic
Dhaka stocks plunged by 224 points on Wednesday in late panic-driven selling following a rumour in mid-session that the government’s stimulus package which would be announced after trading hours would not include reduction of banks’ cash reserve requirement and statutory liquidity ratio.
DGEN, the benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, on the day lost 4 per Read more

Tigers’ novel training

November 24, 2011

The national cricketers took part in a unique exercise in training yesterday by pedalling rickshaws around the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
On the fifth day of their scheduled six-day training camp, Tigers captain Mushfiqur Rahim led the way after the support staff got hold of the four rickshaws from the nearby Pahartali Read more

Hosts eye ODI status

November 24, 2011

With hopes of attaining ODI status Bangladesh take on USA in the play-off match of the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifiers at BKSP today.
According to Bangladesh coach Mamatha Maben, the hosts go into the match with the favourites’ tag. Bangladesh had a pre-tournament target of achieving a sixth place finish so that they can get Read more

Rangpur’s first win

November 24, 2011

It was Rangpur’s maiden win in the National Cricket League when they overturned Khulna by five wickets at the Jessore Stadium yesterday.
The three-day finish also meant that the league leaders lost for the first time in five rounds. Elsewhere, Rajshahi are poised for their third win, Dhaka have a tricky final day chase and in the Read more

Queen of hearts

November 23, 2011

In conversation with Moushumi
Actress Moushumi won many hearts for her role in the film “Keyamat Theke Keyamat” in 1991. In her 20- year career, she has starred in many more films and tried her hand at direction too. Of late, she has acted in a film titled “Projapoti” Mosumi took some time off from her busy schedule to talk to The Daily Star (TDS) about myriad subjects.
Many actors who embarked Read more

Hosts’ World Cup dream over

November 23, 2011

Sri Lanka, Pakistan qualify
Sri Lanka, who beat Bangladesh by six wickets yesterday, joined Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies as the teams to qualify to the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013.
Pakistan defeated the Netherlands by a whopping 193 runs at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium while in the 9th/10th place play-off, Japan defeated Zimbabwe by six runs, securing the Japanese their Read more

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