Evaluating services of forest

December 31, 2012

Biodiversity contributes considerably to economy and environment
Dr. M. A. BASHAR
In developing countries, the necessity of publicising services of forests is severely lacking. This sector must be given attention with special emphasis. The country like Bangladesh has to be very serious in all respects to understand and exercise the services offered by the forests. We must remember that the services are very important Read more

What the outcome yields for Bangladesh?

December 31, 2012

Doha Climate Conference
What the outcome yields for Bangladesh?
Md. Mahfujur Rahman
Thirty-seven industrialized countries had been accused of releasing Greenhouse gases in Kyoto Protocol under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Signatory members to the UNFCCC have been meeting annually in Conference of the Parties (COP) to assess progress in dealing with climate change since 1994. This year Climate leaders from all over the world gathered at Doha from 26 November to 8 December 2012 to find ‘what to dos’ for reversing the grim effect of global Read more

Bangladesh’s proposed tour to Pakistan cancelled

December 31, 2012

BCB chief Nazmul Hassan has said Bangladesh will only tour Pakistan if the security situation in the country improves. He remained noncommittal, not saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the proposed tour, but it was made clear in various ways that the January visit has, for now, been ruled out.
“The ICC minutes has it that we have made an unconditional commitment to tour Read more

The TV scene this year

December 31, 2012

The year is nearing its end, leaving a trail of eventful times in retrospective. The television media saw many ups and downs and here is a recap of 2012:
Tying the knot: Popular model-actress Monalisa got married on 12.12.2012. Stars like actor Siddiq, actress Nisa, and model-actor Sayeed Babu also chose the same date to get married. The year also saw the weddings of Veet Channel i top model Hasin, Lux Read more

12 gadgets for 2013

December 31, 2012

Between the iPhone 5, Windows 8 and the legal drama between Apple and Samsung, the tech world has been heating up quite a bit in 2012. The coming year hopefully will be just the same, if not better. And with the likes of Xbox 720 and Amazon Phone being released, it looks pretty exciting.
Apple iTV: There has been a lot of speculation about Apple venturing into the TV Read more

Dell launches magazine

December 31, 2012

Dell has launched Dell She Power.
Dell She Power will publish a quarterly magazine catering to women and organise events for women with the aim of empowering women.
Dell country manager Sonia Bashir Kabir at the event said Dell She Power will work Read more

Intel 4th gen processor next year

December 31, 2012

2012 was an exciting year for Intel in the Asia Pacific region.
Zia Manzur, country business manager, Intel Bangladesh said this to journalists at a press meet in the capital. At the meet he said technology innovation from the region made possible devices with an immersive and personal computing experience. Intel Read more

Team Tigers take a bow

December 31, 2012

The image of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim in tears after the Asia Cup final in March is one that springs readily to mind when looking at the Bangladesh cricket team’s performance in the year just going by. The chance to achieve their biggest success was shattered following a two-run defeat to Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in March, but Read more

Controversially 2012

December 31, 2012

In 2012 Bangladesh have made some strides in the sports sphere — the playing of FIFA international friendlies and the general elevation of the cricket team’s standard in ODI cricket come to mind. But if there is one thing that can be expected from organised sports in Bangladesh, it is that there will be controversies, and 2012 supplied a steady stream of the Read more

Robiul lights up day of draws

December 31, 2012

The first-round match of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) between Walton Central Zone and Prime Bank South Zone at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium eventually turned out to be a draw at the end of the fourth day yesterday. However, for a moment it seemed as though Robiul Islam’s terrific opening spell, which included four wickets in the very first over of the Read more

‘Should be fit for BPL’

December 31, 2012

Ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has said that he expects to be fit in time for the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20, which begins on January 18. Shakib was earlier diagnosed with a shin injury after Bangladesh’s second Test match against the West Indies in November and had been advised to ‘stay away from sporting activities’ for six weeks Read more

The friendly path to success

December 31, 2012

Domestic football competitions have been in a steady position over last five years without much improvement seen in the general standard of football. The poor standard of the country’s footballers was exposed time and again when they competed at the international level in tournaments such as the biennial SAFF Championship, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Olympic Read more

United they achieved

December 31, 2012

When Niaz Murshed became the country’s first Grandmaster (the first one from South Asian as well) back in 1987, a generation of youth were inspired to take up the game. They thought that chess would give them an identity and fame like no other sport could. But soon enough the harsh realities of the game dawned on Niaz and his followers — the lack of Read more

London’s Bolt into immortality

December 31, 2012

In a cool summer evening on the 12th of August in London, Lord Sebastian Coe stood up to the podium facing 80,000 people and a TV audience of nearly a billion to whisper a simple phrase into the microphone.
“When our time came, we did it right,” said Coe and the words of the man tasked with the responsibility of hosting the 30th modern Olympiad and London’s third in just over a century, drew Read more

Siddikur’s highs and lows

December 31, 2012

The year 2012 is a tale of two halves for Siddikur Rahman, Bangladesh’s flag bearer in international golf. The man who became the first and only Bangladeshi to win an
Asian Tour tile back in 2010 has produced some brilliant performances, threatened to win another title, but in the end fell to disappointing Read more

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