Aamir Khan to pitch in for nutrition campaign

June 7, 2012

Actor Aamir Khan, who has been earning accolades for highlighting social issues through his TV programme, will soon be seen spreading awareness about the problem of malnutrition as part of a major publicity campaign by the government, reports Times of India.
‘The Women and Child Development (WCD) ministry has planned a major information, education and Read more

Safiuddin Ahmed retrospective at Bengal Gallery

June 7, 2012

Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts in Dhanmondi has organised a special solo art exhibition titled “Tribute to Great Master Safiuddin Ahmed”, featuring works of the recently deceased artist Safiuddin Ahmed.
Begum Jahanara Abedin (widow of Zainul Abedin) inaugurated the exhibition on June 5 as chief guest. Painter Qayyum Chowdhury; educationist Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir; writer Read more

Mir Sabbir shoots for a new drama

June 4, 2012

Sound, lights, action
Mir Sabbir shoots for a new drama
Approaching Dhanmondi Lake near a dead end on road number 4, a crowd of curious rickshaw-pullers and pedestrians gather around a spot. A shoot for a play is underway. Mir Sabbir — the director of the drama — sits in front of the monitor, while actors Zahid Hasan and Bindu stand before the camera. Sabbir stands up and walks over to the actors to give them a brief on how he wants to capture Read more

Largest limestone reserve discovered

June 4, 2012

GSB sees it as feasible mine
The Geological Survey of Bangladesh yesterday discovered a limestone deposit in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat.
Moonira Akhter Chowdhury, Director General, Geological Survey of Bangladesh, told The Daily Star that the limestone deposit appears Read more

Women can do everything

June 4, 2012

Says first Bangladeshi Everest princess on her return
The first Bangladeshi woman to conquer Mount Everest said her achievement had proved women were not lagging behind and could do everything if they had confidence, determination and skills.
“Conquering Mount Everest is the toughest task in the world. My success will inject confidence among Bangladeshi women to Read more

Killer narrates how he killed the girl, sliced her

June 4, 2012

Placed on remand for four days
I killed Rumi to hide our relationship as I was in fear that if locals come to know about it then they would force me to marry her,” said Saiduzzaman Bachchu, the owner of Sonali Recruiting Agency who killed that 16-year aged girl mutilating her body into 26 pieces. He confessed in front of police and journalists in a press conference that was held Read more

‘Trust is everything’

June 4, 2012

Quiet first day for Pybus
Richard Pybus has said that gaining the confidence of the players would be of paramount importance in his new job.
The newest coach of the Bangladesh cricket team took a look at training yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in his first Read more

Zunapio treble lifts Farashganj

June 4, 2012

Congolese hitman Siyo Zunapio slammed a hattrick to guide Farashganj Sporting Club to an emphatic 4-0 win over Rahmatganj MFS in their Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
Nigerian Akinyele Peter netted Read more

Pakistan crush Sri Lanka

June 4, 2012

Brilliant batting by Shahid Afridi and a fiery bowling performance drove Pakistan to a 23-run series-levelling victory over Sri Lanka in the second and final Twenty20 international yesterday.
Chasing a modest 123, Sri Lanka ran into a roadblock as Kumar Sangakkara fell in the fourth over to Yasir Arafat with the score on Read more

Niaz to coach BD team

June 4, 2012

Asian Youth Chess
Niaz to coach BD team
Grand Master Niaz Murshed is expected to lead Bangladesh team in the upcoming Asian Youth Chess Championship as coach-cum-manager, confirmed a Bangladesh Chess Federation official yesterday.
The tournament which will be held in Sri Lanka from June 24 to July will be participated in by two young chess players from Bangladesh; national Read more

Samsung rolls out new handset

June 3, 2012

Samsung has launched its latest entry-level smartphone Samsung Star 3 Duos in the market, says a press release.
The Star 3 comes in stylish and sleek design and has almost all the features of a high-end smartphone.
Its 3.0” full touch display is big enough for crystal clear display of images, videos and Read more

Citycell brings pocket router

June 3, 2012

Citycell, the CDMA mobile operator in the country has launched its My-Fi pocket router in the market.
My-Fi is basically a mobile Wi-Fi router.
The router is available at Tk 8000. However, you can also buy the router with pre or post-paid connections. Citycell offers three packages with it 300kbps, 512 kbps and Read more

Chemical storing goes on unabated

June 3, 2012

Nimtoli Inferno Tragedy
Chemical storing goes on unabated
Septuagenarian Chan Mia now runs a tiny tea stall and has been living hand to mouth since the devastating Nimtoli inferno in 2010 gutted his precious semi-grocery shop.
All he has in his eight-feet-by-five-feet tin-made stall are two kettles, two pairs of cups, a small jar of sugar and two cans of condensed milk. He buys the sugar and Read more

Home beckons Nishat

June 3, 2012

Everest conquerors fly home today; Wasfia reaches Kathmandu
After their successful ascent of Mount Everest, two Bangladeshi mountaineers Nishat Majumder and MA Mohit will return home today.
They are scheduled to arrive in Dhaka at 1:40pm on a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
“Our flight will take off at 12:25pm [BST] from Kathmandu…. I am very excited at returning Read more

Three police officials closed for abusing girl

June 3, 2012

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Saturday closed an assistant commissioner (AC) and two officer-in-charges (OC) on charges of abusing a girl on the
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s (CMM) court premises on Tuesday. The closed officials are, DMP Kotowali Zone AC Rajib-al-Masud, Kotowali police station Read more

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