Farah Ruma: All in one

May 31, 2012

Farah Ruma has been in media for more than a decade. She has demonstrated her brilliance in drama, modelling, cinema, and in hosting TV shows. “Amaro Gaite Ichche Holo”, a music show hosted by her has been aired for about two and half years. The programme is telecast on ntv at 9pm once a week. Ruma has shared her thoughts with The Daily Star regarding the programme and other issues as well Read more

Group exhibition features women artists

May 31, 2012

Women artists of the country have exhibited their spirit of womanhood, enlightenment, enthusiasm and creativity through an ongoing group exhibition at Bay’s Galleria, Radius Centre in Gulshan.
Thirteen celebrated artists like Farida Zaman, Naima Haque, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Nasreen Begum, Bipasha Hayat and are displaying 23 artworks at the exhibition titled ‘Illuminating Read more

Timeless Nazrul songs presented

May 31, 2012

Prominent and promising Nazrul singers presented timeless Nazrul songs on Tuesday at the Central Public Library auditorium at the programme organised by Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha marking 113th birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The programme began with a chorus presentation of Nazrul song Jhar jhanjay ore nishan performed Read more

Chinese troupe stages The Mouse Daughter’s Marriage

May 31, 2012

ITI THEATRE FESTIVAL AT SHILPAKALA ACADEMY
Chinese troupe stages The Mouse Daughter’s Marriage
In the era of ‘opening up’ and ‘economic reformation’ to meet global challenges, when the Chinese authority is adapting many policies, traditional Chinese culture cannot be left behind! While the western animated movies are gaining popularity amongst Chinese children these days, Chinese artistes are creating experimental Chinese Opera, maybe in reaction, to quench the thirst of the new generation audiences Read more

Aikik Theatre, Aranyak perform

May 31, 2012

On the third day of the eight-day ITI theatre festival, Aikik Theatre and Aranyak Natya Dal staged Har Tauranga and Kabar respectively at the Experimental Theatre Hall and Studio Theatre Hall on Tuesday.
Har Tauranga features struggles of an ethnic minority group in an imaginary island to resist the oppressive people, who aim to plunder the natural resources and control over the Read more

12 killed in Keraniganj traffic accident

May 31, 2012

Twelve, including nine of a family, were killed after a microbus carrying them had collided head-on with a bus on the Dhaka–Mawa Road at Dhakkhin Keraniganj in Dhaka on Wednesday morning.
Dhakkhin Keraniganj police subinspector Robiul Azam, who recovered the body from the spot, said that he had found 10 dead on the Read more

I’m fearful of its future

May 31, 2012

Grameen Bank
I’m fearful of its future 
Says Yunus in an open letter
Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday urged stakeholders and the government not to take any step to change the legal structure of the Nobel-winning Grameen Bank.
In an open letter to the borrower owners of Grameen Bank, Yunus expressed his fear that steps are afoot to alter the management Read more

HC asks eight policemen to appear

May 31, 2012

Molestation at Police Club
HC asks eight policemen to appear 
The High Court on Wednesday issued a rule on its own asking the government and the police to explain in two weeks why the authorities should not be ordered to prosecute the five police officers for their alleged involvement in the molestation of a teenaged girl at the Police Club on Dhaka court premises on Tuesday.
The bench of Read more

GPS tracker mandatory for trucks, vans

May 31, 2012

The government on Wednesday ordered that GPS (global positioning system) tracker must be installed in all trucks and covered vans carrying goods along the highways to help check hijacking of vehicles, now a big concern to businessmen.
The directive came at an inter-ministerial meeting that discussed extortion and other problems in transport sector at the secretariat Read more

Girl, parents give deposition to probe body

May 31, 2012

The teenaged girl, who was molested on Tuesday by two policemen in the Police Club near the judges’ courts in Dhaka, gave her deposition
late Wednesday night to a committee the police set up for an investigation.
The girl and her Read more

MLM plundering money of commoners: ACC chief

May 31, 2012

Chairman of Anticorruption Commission (ACC) Golam Rahman on Wednesday termed the Multi Level Marketing (MLM) companies as plunderers.“Plundering of money is going on across the country in the name of MLM business. They are involved in money laundering. The activities are being carried out to make commoners pauper Read more

Bad weather forces Nishat, Mohit to wait at Lukla

May 31, 2012

Nishat Majumder and her fellow mountaineer MA Mohit remained stranded in Lukla for the third consecutive day yesterday due to bad weather while Wasfia Nazreen has been staying at Namche Bazar since Tuesday.
“We have been stranded here for the last three days as flight services between Kathmandu to Lukla remain suspended due to Read more

Empowering local people to ensure natural assets

May 31, 2012

The International Institute for Environment and Development urged governments to invest in resilience, strengthen local control over natural resources, and apply realistic values to the environment and human wellbeing in order to steer societies onto a more secure path. The call comes in a paper published by IIED’s director Camilla Toulmin, ahead of Read more

Enforce house rent act

May 31, 2012

Tenants’ association asks govt
Jatiya Bharatia Parishad, an association of tenants, yesterday demanded the enforcement of House Rent Control Act, 1991, to prevent the house owners from increasing the rent arbitrarily.
The council also urged to bring an end to the practice of evicting tenants without prior notice.
“Each year house owners Read more

Rony DUJA new president, Zayeef GS

May 31, 2012

Daily Ittefaq Dhaka University correspondent Mahbub Rony and Ahmed Zayeef of the daily Protham Alo were elected as president and general secretary of DU Journalists’ Association respectively.
The election for the term 2012-2013 was held at its office at Teacher-Student Center of the university on Wednesday Read more

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