Hodge takes Barisal thru’

February 27, 2012

Barisal Burners became the second team to go through to the semifinals of BPL T20 yesterday when they crushed Chittagong Kings by five wickets in their last round robin game at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
By reaching the victory target of 151 runs in just 15 overs, Barisal joined Duronto Rajshahi Read more

Pakistani held on charge of BPL spot-fixing

February 27, 2012

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday detained a Pakistani citizen for his suspected involvement in spot-fixing during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. He was handed over to the police.
Karachi resident Sajid Khan arrived in Dhaka on February 10 in the guise of a cosmetic businessman and watched every BPL matches after his arrival. The BCB security chief, retired colonel Read more

Mayor Theatre Festival in Rajshahi begins

February 26, 2012

The Mayor Theatre Festival started in Rajshahi on Friday evening, celebrating its 2nd anniversary with an array of plays for local theatre enthusiasts.
The eight-day festival brings eight theatre groups from around the country to Rajshahi Medical College Auditorium to present a wide variety of plays including “Noshto Neer” by Dhaka Theatre, “Uttorkhona” by Anushilon Natyodal, and “Shasti” by Shangskritik Sangha in Read more

A flash into Language Movement

February 26, 2012

Bhasha Andolan Jadughar
A flash into Language Movement
A class VI student was staring wide-eyed at a picture on the Language Movement of 1952 fixed to the wall of “Bhasha Andolan Jadughar” (Language Movement museum) inside Bangla Academy yesterday.
“These pictures are outstanding. I got a very detailed idea of the 1952 Language Movement after going through this place,” said the student, Sraboni, who came visiting the museum with her mother.
The museum showcases an array of rare pictures, documents, articles and photos on the Language Movement, drawing Read more

‘Protect Jadunath’s palace complex from grabbers’

February 26, 2012

Locals formed a human chain on Friday urging the government to take necessary steps for protection of the historic palace of Raja Jadunath Roy at Balasur in Bhagyakul under Sreenagar upazila.
An NGO named ‘Agrasar Bikrampur Foundation’ took ‘illegal’ lease of 5.71 acres of land at the archaeological site and causing damage to its heritage in the name of building a museum and cultural complex there, said speakers at the programme.
They demanded cancellation of the Read more

Climate change to hurt food security

February 26, 2012

Bangladesh must improve financial management to get int’l fund to fight its impacts, say experts
Bangladesh must improve its financial management to obtain a significant share of funds available globally to combat climate change impacts and ensure food security, said an eminent climatologist yesterday.
“The developed countries are ready to release billions of dollars to the affected countries. It is not impossible for Bangladesh to collect $2 to 3 billion, as the country is in the forefront of the fight against Read more

BASIS honours IT innovators

February 26, 2012

A platform for software and ICT developers, BASIS, yesterday awarded 31 companies, professionals and students for their innovations and extraordinary performances in their respective fields.
Of the awards, 26 were given on the basis of competition and five were awarded in recognition of the winners’ contribution to software development and the ICT Read more

Explosive Pollard delivers easy win

February 26, 2012

Kieron Pollard played a hurricane knock after Imran Nazir’s blitzkrieg as Dhaka Gladiators bounced back strongly with a five-wicket victory against Barisal Burners in the crucial match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
Smarting from a 13-run defeat in their previous match, a low-scoring encounter against Read more

Royals’ 2nd win

February 26, 2012

Sylhet Royals spoiled Chittagong Kings’ chance for an early entry into the semifinals of the BPL T20 with a 35-run win yesterday. It was the second win for the struggling franchise in nine games but more importantly, the loss in the evening game at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium keeps Chittagong on ten points with a game in hand Read more

Cheats target mobile users

February 23, 2012

Sending junk SMS, call to mint money
You have dealt with junk e-mails but how do you deal with junk calls and texts?
In recent weeks, mobile phone users have been complaining that they were noticing missed calls on their handsets from certain seemingly overseas numbers on a regular basis. Many said they were getting alluring text messages Read more

Nation pays homage to language heroes

February 21, 2012

People in bare feet started streaming along the roads leading to the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka and monuments across the country a minute after midnight past Monday as the nation is paying homage to the martyrs of the language movement of 1952.
As the clock struck one minute past midnight, people in their thousands with flowers in hands Read more

Living gets tough

February 21, 2012

Inflation dwarfs wage growth
All’s not well when it comes to cost of living and wages in the country.
According to the data of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), due to high inflation the real wages of the working class people suddenly marked a sharp drop last fiscal year.
As the inflation has exceeded 10 percent this year, the common people should expect more Read more

Aamra Technologies’ IPO approved

February 21, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday approved the initial public offering prospectus of Aamra Technologies Ltd (ATL) to raise Tk 51.77 crore from the public.
The approval came at a meeting of the stockmarket regulator with SEC Chairman M Khairul Hossain in the chair. Using the fixed price method, ATL will float 2.15 crore ordinary shares of Read more

Junaed breaks local duck

February 21, 2012

A mightier explosion from Junaed Siddiqui eclipsed the one from Phil Mustard as Duronto Rajshahi chased down a formidable total quite comfortably to script a massive 9-wicket victory against Barisal Burners in the BPL T20 at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday.
The tournament had been crying out for an innings like Junaed’s as the foreigners have been Read more

Telcos seek more time to pay licence renewal fees

February 20, 2012

Four mobile operators will not pay outstanding fees for their licence renewal before they receive the certified copies of the High Court’s verdict on the Grameenphone versus BTRC case.
Officials of Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Citycell yesterday met Zia Ahmed, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, and expressed Read more

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