Rubber dam inflates hope in Dinajpur

June 20, 2012

An inflatable rubber dam being built on the Atrai river in Dinajpur will be completed by the end of this year, facilitating irrigation using surface water instead of underground water as well as fish cultivation.
The dam — 135-metre long and four-metre high– will create a 44- km long reservoir in the river that usually dries up in the lean season.
In this of type of dams, cylindrical rubber fabrics are placed across channels, streams and weir or dam crests to raise the upstream water level when inflated. Agriculture Read more

Govt may review proposal

June 9, 2012

Mobile Bill Tax
Govt may review proposal
Finance Minister AMA Muhith has hinted at reversing a plan to impose 2 percent tax at source on mobile phone bills. Responding to a query on whether he would review the fact that the tax to be entirely borne by customers, he said, “It certainly needs consideration. Let’s see.”
Muhith was talking to journalists in an open discussion at Osmani Memorial Auditorium Read more

3 students drown in waterfall

June 9, 2012

Bodies of three teenagers were recovered from the Madhabkunda waterfall area in Barlekha upazila of Moulvibazar yesterday afternoon.
They were identified as Ashiqur Rahman, 18, who sat for the HSC exams from Dhaka Commerce College this year; Shahriar, 16, a class X student of Mirpur Bangla School and College; and Read more

Investment bears fruit

June 9, 2012

A confident Victoria Sporting Club turned up for their league deciding last round match against Old DOHS with commemorative T-shirts. In the end, there was no potential banana skin as the favourites clinched their title with a two-wicket victory at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday.
It was not easy though as Victoria captain Shakib Al Hasan was atypically nervous in the Read more

Victoria end long wait in style

June 9, 2012

A grand finish was how Victoria Sporting Club clinched their fourth Dhaka Premier League title yesterday, overturning aspirants Old DOHS by two wickets.
As the Victoria players, officials and supporters skirted the Fatullah Cricket Stadium’s boundary rope, Iqbal Abdulla took his sweet time in the final over to bring up the Read more

Madhuri Dixit turns singer

June 8, 2012

 Give Madhuri Dixit Nene a dance floor, and we all know what she is capable of. An entire generation of filmgoers grew up seeing Madhuri dance in movies like Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Devdas (2002) and Aaja Nach Le (2007). But now, the versatile actor is all set to do something new — Season Five of the celebrity dance show Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa (to air on Colors from next week) will see her sing for the first time, reports Read more

Muktis join Abahani at the summit

June 8, 2012

Title contenders Muktijoddha Sangsad joined leaders Abahani in the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League with a 2-0 win over Sheikh Russel KC in their crucial tie at  the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
Nigerian striker Sunday Chizoba gave Muktijoddha Sangsad an eighth-minute lead before local hitman Zahid Hasan Emily struck the second one Read more

Moushumi Nag

June 8, 2012

Busy actress
Several TV serials, featuring Moushumi Nag, are now on air on different channels. At present she seems to be busy with her shooting more than ever. Almost everyday she  is shooting for TV plays. Alongside she is continuing modelling as well. “Ladies First”, featuring Moushumi, is being telecast on Banglavision. The drama is aired  twice a week. The actress recently had a chat with The Daily Star about this play Read more

Junk foods lead to early-age diabetes

June 7, 2012

Frequent consumption of fast foods and lack of physical exercise are causing lifestyle diseases, particularly diabetes, among urban people even before they reach 35 years of age, according to physicians.
They say the increasing popularity of junk foods — popularly called fast foods — among the youngsters leads them to burden their blood with cholesterol and weaken pancreas Read more

Great Wall ‘even longer’

June 7, 2012

The Great Wall of China has been officially declared even longer than previously thought.
The wall measures 21,196.18km (13,170.6956 miles) long based on the latest state survey results, state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday.
A preliminary study Read more

Sakib seeks rest instead of Zim tour

June 7, 2012

Former Bangladesh captain Sakib al Hasan has requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board to provide him with a break during the forthcoming Zimbabwe tour, said a senior BCB official on Wednesday.
‘He has given us a letter and we forwarded it to the coach and trainer. Once we get their opinion we will take a decision about it,’ said Read more

Brad Pitt to produce Monroe biopic

June 7, 2012

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt has stepped in as a producer to help director Andrew Dominik on his long delayed Marilyn Monroe biopic. Naomi Watts was to play the iconic bombshell in Dominik’s biopic Blonde, which stalled before shooting was scheduled to begin in January 2011, reports Hindustan Times.
However, Pitt, 48, is planning to give a new life to the Monroe film by producing the movie Read more

Asif Iqbal returns with 3 albums

June 7, 2012

Renowned lyricist Asif Iqbal is going to hit the country’s music industry again with his three latest albums. After a break of about two years, the talented artiste is coming soon with his coffers of lyrics to stimulate the listeners.
Among the three albums, two titled as “Shobta Jure” and “Obhimani Akash” will be released at the end of this month while the rest one titled as “Ontoheen 2”, will be available at Read more

Michael Learns to Rock to perform in Dhaka

June 7, 2012

Danish pop-soft rock band Michael Learns to Rock will perform in Dhaka on June 22 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in their first ever visit to Bangladesh, said a press release.
A local talented singer will get the chance to perform with the internationally acclaimed rock band in the concert. The singer will be selected through a talent hunt programme organised Read more

Bollywood bound Bengali stars

June 7, 2012

There is sudden surge of Bengali actors in Bollywood cinema after the box-office success of Vidya-Balan-starrer, “Kahaani” and Paoli Dam’s “Hate Story”.
While in the past, stray forays in Hindi films have been made by Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Biswajeet and Moushumi Chatterjee, at least four to five actors from Bengali cinema seems to have found a good audience response to their roles in Hindi Read more

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