Dubai bans tobacco for 24 hours

May 30, 2012

All tobacco products are banned from being sold in Dubai for 24 hours on Thursday, May 31
Image-unavailableAll tobacco products are banned from being sold in Dubai for 24 hours on Thursday, May 31, to observe World No Tobacco Day, a senior official at the Dubai Municipality said.
“The move is aimed at spreading awareness about the dangers of cigarette smoking and to make people think about the dangers of tobacco consumption, as it kills millions of people and Read more

Marketers of greed reign supreme

May 30, 2012

Star finds many multilevel companies not making headlines, silently swindling fortune-seekers before vanishing abruptly
Shady multilevel marketing (MLM) companies are cheating people across the country by offering them double return on deposits in less than a year, high monthly returns and huge profits from product sales.
These companies rent top-class office rooms and create eye-catching websites to lure people into their traps, and then vanish after Read more

Container Train Derails

May 30, 2012

Rail link with Ctg snapped for 17 hrs
Rail communication between Chittagong and other parts of the country resumed yesterday evening after about a 17-hour-long disruption caused by derailment of four bogies of a container train.
A Dhaka-bound train from Chittagong veered off the course at Jangalia near Moynamati Railway Station in Comilla and ploughed into Read more

Rab too going at snail’s pace

May 30, 2012

Journo Couple Murder
Rab too going at snail’s pace 
Viscera report done 10 days ago, collected only yesterday
The viscera report of slain journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi was prepared at least 10 days ago, but the Rapid Action Battalion collected it only yesterday.
According to sources in the forensic medicine department of Dhaka Medical College, the report found that no sedative, poison or any Read more

Girl abused in police club

May 30, 2012

Cops assault prying journos, lawyers
Two sub-inspectors assaulted and harassed a teenaged girl, her father and mother on the very premises of Dhaka magistrate court yesterday.
The two cops in the nearby Police Club assaulted the 15-year-old allegedly for protesting against the police claim of her father’s motorbike Read more

Bid to save sister costs him his life

May 30, 2012

A family feud led to the murder of a man by his brother-in-law in the city’s Shahjahanpur area yesterday.
The incident happened when Mozammel Hossain Milon, the victim, tried to save his sister when she was attacked by her husband Hafizur Rahman Khan at the latter’s Shantibagh residence, relatives said.
Milon went to his Read more

4 Destiny top shots quizzed

May 30, 2012

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday quizzed four top officials of Destiny Group, including its chairman Rafiqul Amin, over various irregularities in the multilevel company.
The outcome of the grilling, however, could not immediately be known.
The seven-hour interrogation that Read more

Wasfia reaches Namche Bazar

May 30, 2012

Nishat, Mohit stranded for bad weather
Bangladeshi adventurer Wasfia Nazreen reached Namche Bazar safely yesterday while Nishat Majumder and MA Mohit remained stranded in Lukla for the second day yesterday due to bad weather.
“Now I am very close to Namche Bazar and hope to reach there within half an hour. I will stay here for a couple of days until flight Read more

Muktis held by MSC

May 30, 2012

Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra’s title dream suffered a blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Mohammedan Sporting Club in a high-voltage match of the Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday.
The title aspirants, Muktijoddha, took the lead twice with Nasiruddin Chowdhury and Wellington De Souza Lima respectively only to see Mohammedan Read more

Shakib in the form of his life

May 30, 2012

DLF Indian Premier League
Shakib in the form of his life 
At the moment, it seems as though nothing can stop Shakib Al Hasan. With two ‘man-of-the-tournament’ awards in the Bangladesh Premier League and the Asia Cup, a vital contribution in the Indian Premier League and a possible signing with former English county champions Essex, Shakib, unlike the Magura Express, is on a rol l this Read more

Timeless wait for Tigers’ new coach

May 30, 2012

Few deadlines passed by one after another, but the Bangladesh Cricket Board could not resolve the Richard Pybus riddle as the South African is yet to confirm his approval for the post of the national cricket team head coach.
The never ending wait continued Read more

MSC lift women’s cricket title

May 30, 2012

Mohammedan Sporting Club rode on Suktara’s all-round performance to retain their championship in the 4th Women’s Club Cricket League after beating Gulshan Youth Club by 52 runs in the final at BKSP on Tuesday.
This was Mohammedan’s third title in four seasons of the competition.
Opting to bat first, Mohammedan Read more

Siddikur misses out

May 30, 2012

Siddikur Rahman missed out on the US Open qualification after he finished joint 34th in the qualifier at the Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England yesterday. The 27-year olf golfer posted a one-over-par on the second and final day of the qualification for an aggregate of one-under-par 143 which saw him trail the last qualifier by 5 strokes Read more

Bieber beats up paparazzi

May 30, 2012

Teen superstar Justin Bieber is being investigated for battery after allegedly hitting a paparazzi who tried to take pictures of him, California authorities said.
The incident happened Sunday afternoon outside the Calabasas mall The Commons, TMZ.com reported.
Police said Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez were leaving the mall when a photographer, whose name Read more

Raj Kapoor’s ‘Awaara’ added to Time’s 100 greatest films

May 30, 2012

Time magazine has included Raj Kapoor’s 1951 classic Awaara among 20 new entries added to its All-Time 100 list of the greatest films made since 1923, the beginning of the prestigious US periodical. Rethinking the movie masterpieces, Time critic Richard Corliss describes Raj Kapoor as “the great star-auteur of India’s postcolonial golden age of movies – Cary Grant and Cecil B DeMille in one handsome package Read more

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