Khulna eye bigger lead

November 23, 2011

The Rangpur-Khulna tie of the National Cricket League is evenly poised while Rajshahi, Dhaka and Dhaka Metropolis were in firm control yesterday.
The batsmen continued to struggle as Tasamul Haque’s 125 remained the only century in the fifth round as left-arm spinners Enamul Haque and Murad Khan were on fire while off-spinner Read more

Tamim injury not serious

November 23, 2011

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has not suffered any serious injury in his right knee, said the physician of Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday.
Tamim returned to Dhaka on Monday from Chittagong where the national cricketers are currently going through a conditioning programme to have an MRI after he was feeling pain in Read more

Diego attends mom’s funeral

November 23, 2011

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona attended the funeral of his mother at a private ceremony in Bella Vista, north-west of the capital Buenos Aires on Monday.
Maradona, 51, left the United Arab Emirates, where he is the coach of Al-Wasl, on Sunday to be at his ill mother’s bedside, but was informed that she had died while en Read more

Beautification goes on silently

November 23, 2011

The government has taken up a massive scheme to beautify the 98-acre area of Dhanmondi Lake in the capital.
The Tk 24-crore Dhanmondi Lake Restoration Project got rolling this week, with the work order being issued before the Eid-ul-Azha holidays.
Neither the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) nor any other authority, however, made a formal announcement before launching it.
The fund comes from the Local Government and Rural Development ministry through the DCC, sources said, while Read more

Over 1,000 wait in death row

November 23, 2011

Over one thousand people, sentenced to death by trial courts over the years, are languishing in the country’s 67 jails due to delay in disposing of their appeals, say prison officials.
According to an official in the Supreme Court registrar’s office, as of October 5, 2011, 560 appeals involving death sentences were pending with Read more

Farmers in the doldrums

November 23, 2011

Farming cost soars, sale prices of produce fall
Farmers across the country are going to face a tough time in the coming Boro season from December to May due to repeated increases of diesel price, a possible hike in power tariff and low prices of rice, potato and jute that have already caused them losses this year.
The situation is likely to worsen since the government has not yet given price support to Read more

Life lived in the dark

November 23, 2011

Since the rescue of a mentally challenged mother and her twenty-month-old daughter from a flat in the city’s Segunbagicha on Sunday, many more mysterious stories have been coming to light regarding her family.
Police rescued 35-year old Ajmeri Supti alias Jessie and her minor girl in a state of near death caused by a lack of nutrition. Both have remained almost unfed for about a month since her husband Read more

Beware of mugging by fake law enforcers

November 23, 2011

Police appear helpless to prevent such crimes, ask people to be brave
Posing as law enforcers, different gangs continue to mug people in the capital as the authorities are yet to find effective ways to prevent such crimes.
Police high-ups suggest that people act with courage and ask for the identities of anybody claiming themselves to be members of law enforcers Read more

Tipai Dam will spell disaster: Rights group

November 23, 2011

Leaders of International Farakka Committee, a rights group, on Tuesday voiced deep concern at the singing of a deal by India with two companies to construct the proposed Tipaimukh Dam on the River Barak at the upstream of Bangladesh’s River Meghna.
In a joint statement, they said the deal singing by keeping the government and the people of Read more

Use English as 2nd language officially

November 23, 2011

Suggest speakers at Hay Festival Dhaka
Bangladeshi writing in English has mostly remained a step below the international standard, preventing the country’s rich culture and literature from reaching out to an international audience.
The reason, litterateurs told an enthusiastic audience at the Hay Festival Dhaka, is that English has remained an alien language in the country unlike in India where it has been adopted and Read more

Journalists, not industrialists, should run broadcast journalism

November 23, 2011

Participants of a roundtable on Tuesday said that broadcast journalism should be run by journalists and not by industrialists.
Speaking at the discussion on ‘what we have achieved in the era of broadcast journalism’ organised to mark World Television Day officials, industrialists and working journalists said that Read more

DSE turnover crosses Tk 8b mark

November 23, 2011

Buoyed by a number of measures to lift the stockmarket, turnover at the Dhaka Stock Exchange crossed Tk 8 billion on Tuesday, surpassing by a staggering nearly Tk 3 billion transaction of the day before. The bullish run has been continuing for the past couple of days after the bourse authority and the National Board of Revenue declared moves to prop up the ailing market following meetings with Read more

ICT fair kicks off, with focus on tech in daily life

November 22, 2011

The fourth BCS ICT World 2011, an exhibition of information and communication technology, kicked off in Dhaka yesterday with a slogan for technology in education and daily life.
The exposition that pulled in 50 local and foreign companies showcases ICT innovations at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.
The five-day expo organised by Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) was inaugurated by Finance Minister AMA Muhith. BCS Read more

Shakib, Kamal make BCB look silly

November 22, 2011

Another needless controversy has struck the Tigers after Shakib Al Hasan’s flimsy demand was met by the Bangladesh Cricket Board boss, ignoring the entire chain of command existing for the national team.
BCB president AHM Mustafa Kamal gave in to the national cricketer’s wish to stay in a separate single room rather than with a teammate in Chittagong where the Tigers are training at the Read more

Google launches music service

November 18, 2011

Google Inc has turned on the music at its new online store, aiming to wrest the lead from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc in audio entertainment distribution despite the absence of a major record label.
Google Music, with more 13 million songs, will be integrated with Android Market, the company’s online store for smartphone apps and videos as it plays catch-up with its rivals. Apple, Read more

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