Nation renews pledge to uphold liberation spirit

March 27, 2012

The nation paid tributes to martyrs of the Liberation War, celebrating the 41st Independence and National Day on Monday. Thousands of people from all walks of life were present at the National Memorial at Savar since early morning.
People renewed their pledge to uphold the spirit of the Liberation War and build Read more

4.5 lakh women raped during liberation war

March 27, 2012

A recent study revealed, about 4.5 lakh women surrendered their chastity and were humiliated by the Pakistani army and its collaborators during the liberation war.
There is no data of the rapes, killings and kidnappings of women during the liberation war but some data were collected from sources in the last few years, War Crimes Facts Finding Committee Read more

Water crisis in Ctg to deepen

March 27, 2012

Wasa struggles to meet growing demand in summer
Chittagong city will face a deeper water crisis from April when demand for water is projected to peak to a level three times the water supplying authorities are able to supply.
The crisis is already unbearable with Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) supplying just around 200 million litres of water per day against a demand for 500 to 550 million Read more

Notre Dame College plans to set up univ

March 27, 2012

Notre Dame College having reputation for offering quality higher secondary education plans to set up a university to offer further education, college officials said.
The officials said that it had already collected application form from the University Grants Commission.
‘The college authorities have decided to set up a university. We have collected Read more

Online stores get more hits

March 27, 2012

Online shopping is becoming popular in Bangladesh, encouraging new entrants to open e-portals for consumer goods and household essentials.
In the past one year, nearly a dozen online shopping portals or e-trading platforms launched operations, offering products and services from vegetables, clothes, computer accessories Read more

Higher duties thwart P&G’s expansion

March 27, 2012

Procter & Gamble high official speaks about the constraints his company faces in Bangladesh
Procter & Gamble (P&G) plans to introduce more of its products to Bangladesh to tap the market potential, as the steady economic growth of the country is fuelling demand for consumer goods.
But higher import duty for personal care goods acts as a barrier to the world’s largest consumer goods company to launching more of its items in the market of 16 crore Read more

Desh TV turns three

March 27, 2012

Desh TV turned three on March 26. With a three day special programme, the TV channel is celebrating “Desh Utshab”, featuring documentaries, films, musical programmes and more. The celebration also marks the 41st Independence Day. Politicians, cultural personalities, journalists, teachers and people from all walks of life attended the anniversary programme held at Desh TV office in Malibagh, Read more

Shakib regains No 1 position

March 27, 2012

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan has returned as the No 1 ranked all-rounder in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Championship table after his tremendous performance in the Asia Cup which concluded last Thursday.
He earned 27 ratings points for his player-of-the-tournament performance and regained the position from Australia all-rounder Shane Watson, who had leapfrogged the former Bangladesh captain after Read more

Local cricket goes orange for a day

March 27, 2012

The Bangladesh Cricket Board took the opportunity of Independence Day exhibition match on Monday to use the orange ball for the first time in a cricket match played in Bangladesh.
The experiment was made at the request of the International Cricket Council which is toying with the idea of using balls of different colours which can help them to introduce such balls in Read more

Yunus among 12 greatest entrepreneurs

March 26, 2012

Fortune Magazine’s List
Yunus among 12 greatest entrepreneurs
Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time.
This list published in the magazine’s latest issue places Prof Yunus among the band of highly exclusive individuals, all of whom are known throughout the world for their innovation, vision Read more

Tourism: next job creator

March 26, 2012

Sector is expected to generate 13.77 lakh jobs this year: report
The tourism and hospitality sector may grow into one of the largest employers in Bangladesh, if it is backed by policy support, investment and skills development, analysts said Saturday.
There is huge demand for skilled human resources in the largely untapped tourism and hospitality sector, Rubina H Farouq, director and head of the Institute of Hotel Management and Read more

Tamim picked by Pune

March 26, 2012

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal has been linked to the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Pune Warriors for the upcoming fifth season of the IPL beginning on April 4.
A source close to the Pune Warriors said yesterday that Tamim Iqbal could replace Australian all-rounder James Hopes, whose knee injury left the franchise with two foreign players’ spots Read more

Cricket before Liberation

March 26, 2012

Deep within the archives of cricket lies a season that has a lot of significance for Bangladesh. For any other country that has played the game, 1970-71 was nothing significant (except for the first-ever one-day international played in Australia), but it was a time that had the blood boiling for millions in this land, then known as East Pakistan Read more

Shakib’s birthday celebrated

March 25, 2012

Hasina, Khaleda greet the allrounder
Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday, two days after he was adjudged the best player of Asia Cup Cricket 2012.
He cut a cake at a dinner hosted by Bangladesh Cricket Board at a city hotel in the evening. All members of the national team, BCB directors, selectors and coaches, and journalists were Read more

Purnima wins national award

March 24, 2012

Popular Dhallywood actress Purnima has won the national film award as best actress, for her performance in the movie ‘Ora Amake Bhalo Hote Dilo Na’, directed by Kazi
Hayat. This is the first ever national recognition for Purnima as a mainstream movie actress.
In the movie, Purnima Read more

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