Rimi takes oath as lawmaker

October 8, 2012

Ruling Awami League candidate Simeen Hussain Rimi, who won the Gazipur-4 (Kapasia) by-polls, took oath as a lawmaker yesterday.
Speaker Abdul Hamid administered oath to Rimi in his office in Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Rimi’s mother Syeda Zohra Tajuddin, a number of AL leaders and officials of the Read more

13 killed in road accidents

October 8, 2012

Thirteen people were killed and 31 others injured in road accidents in Munshiganj, Manikganj, Comilla, Chittagong, Naogaon and Rangpur on Saturday and yesterday.
Our Munshiganj correspondent reports, four people were killed and eight others injured as a bus hit a pickup from the opposite direction in Read more

Increase JS women’s reserved seats

October 8, 2012

Says Mahila Parishad
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad placed a 13-point recommendation, including raising the number of reserved seats for women in parliament to 100 and holding direct elections to those seats.
The parishad placed the suggestions at a meeting in the capital’s Cirdap auditorium yesterday.
Pointing out the attack on the Buddhists, Maleka Banu, general secretary of the Parishad, Read more

Yaba tablets seized, 4 arrested

October 8, 2012

Detective Branch of police arrested four young drug traders with 7,000 pieces of Yaba tablets worth Tk 24.50 lakh from the capital’s Khilgaon on Thursday.
Police also seized Tk 3.5 lakh, five mobile phones and a microbus from their possession.
They are Md Aminul Islam alias Amin, Md Ayez, Md Ilias, and Noor Mohammad, Read more

35 get certificates on TV news presentation training

October 8, 2012

Participants of training course on “TV News Presentation” were awarded certificates at a function at Bangladesh Institute of Journalism and Electronic Media (BIJEM) in the capital on Saturday.
Maasranga Television Chief Executive Officer and Chief Editor Syed Fahim Munaim as chief guest distributed certificates among the Read more

Glory for the West Indies

October 8, 2012

It was an historic day for West Indies cricket as the Caribbean side, thanks largely to an astonishing lone hand by Marlon Samuels, overcame the home team Sri Lanka by 36 runs to win the ICC World Twenty20 at the R Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo yesterday.
The final was billed as the battle between West Indies’ flair and Sri Lanka’s discipline, but Read more

‘It’s Party Time’

October 8, 2012

The long wait was over for West Indies. They were once the mighty West Indies, proud owners and creators of a formidable legacy, but over the last decade and a half have been a shadow of their former selves. Since their second ODI World Cup triumph during the glory days in 1979, their only ICC multinational tournament silverware was the 2004 Champions Trophy in Read more

Gentleman’s agreement with Pybus

October 8, 2012

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday expressed their disappointment over Richard Pybus’s failure to sign a deal with the board regarding his tenure as the head coach of the national team.
BCB officials expressed their concern after the leading Bengali daily Prothom Alo claimed that the deal between Pybus and the board, which took place in June, was not agreed Read more

Mahela quits T20 captaincy

October 8, 2012

Mahela Jayawardene has resigned as Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 captain, soon after his team lost the final of the World Twenty20 against West Indies in Colombo. He said he
will remain captain of the ODI and Test teams until at least the end of Sri Lanka’s tour of Australia in January, and remains available for Twenty20 Read more

Walton signs NCL franchise agreement

October 8, 2012

Walton, a sister concern of RB Group, signed an agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday to become the franchise owner of Dhaka division in the forthcoming National Cricket League.
BCB director and tournament committee chairman Gazi Ashraf Hossain and executive director of PR and media of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Humayun Kabir signed the Read more

Cole told to quit Twitter

October 8, 2012

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been advised to quit Twitter after derogatory comments he posted on the social network site risked putting his future with club and country on the line.
Cole labelled the Football Association a “bunch of t***s” on Friday for accusing him of “evolving” his statement supporting John Terry’s defence against the charge he Read more

Local VAS company among Asia’s best

October 7, 2012

Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award 2012
Local VAS company among Asia’s best
VU Mobile, a leading mobile VAS (value added service) company in Bangladesh, has been selected as a winner of prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award 2012.
Red Herring, an online technology business magazine, announced its Top 100 Award in recognition of the leading private technology companies from Read more

Mobile phones getting less toxic

October 7, 2012

Mobile phone manufacturers, responding to consumer and regulatory pressure, are using fewer toxic substances in their products, researchers in the United States said Wednesday.
The Motorola Citrus, Apple iPhone 4S and LE Remarq emerged as the least toxic cell phones in a study of 36 different models that have come onto the market during Read more

Disney develops 3D-printed lighting for toys

October 7, 2012

Disney is exploring the use of 3D printers to build new kinds of light features into objects.
The firm’s researchers are working on a range of techniques including “light pipes” and tubes of enclosed air that can be made to glow in controlled ways.
They say that 3D printers can create objects with “micron accuracy” that would otherwise Read more

Hall-Mark seeks fresh Sonali loan

October 7, 2012

Claims it can export garment worth Tk 500cr in 2 months if granted Tk 25cr loan
Controversial business group Hall-Mark has sought a fresh loan of Tk 25 crore from the Sonali Bank, claiming the credit would help it export garment worth Tk 500 crore in two months, said sources in the bank.
Like before, the company provided false and fabricated information relating to its export potentials.
Meanwhile, leading businessmen have questioned how could the Hall-Mark Group, Read more

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