Bodhon celebrates silver jubilee in Chittagong

December 30, 2012

Bodhon Abritti Parishad, a renowned poetry society association of the port city recently celebrated its silver jubilee under the theme “Andhar bhenge alor bunon” (Escape from darkness to the world of light).
Marking the special occasion, it organised a four-day festival which started at District Shilpakala Academy premises featuring discussions, performances of solo and group recitations by Read more

Central Marshal-ling

December 30, 2012

Walton Central Zone’s Marshal Ayub dominated the third day of the first-round Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) match against Prime Bank South Zone with a fluent 125 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Central Zone eventually declared at 433 for 9 and at the end of the day’s play were leading the game by 59 runs after restricting South zone to Read more

Tony Greig no more

December 30, 2012

Cricket commentator and former England player Anthony William Greig passed away in Sydney yesterday afternoon. Greig, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer in October, succumbed to a heart attack at the age of 66. Known in cricketing circles primarily as “Tony”, Greig’s booming voice has become well known to cricket’s television audiences. Enthusiastic, Read more

4-star Jamal go top

December 30, 2012

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club joined leaders Abahani at the top of the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League with a 4-0 drubbing of Arambagh KS at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. A brace from Nigerian striker Sunday Chizoba, a goal from his compatriot Mike Otojareri and one from winger Shakil Ahmed ensured a comfortable victory for Read more

Two Dutch coaches for BD football

December 30, 2012

Two Dutch professional football coaches have been all but confirmed for the Bangladesh national football team and for the position of the head of the Sylhet Football Academy, said a Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) official yesterday.
Lodewijk de Kruif, a former player-turned-coach has been contacted for the job of the Read more

Biting cold grips country

December 30, 2012

Fog disrupts communications
Dense fog coupled with bitter cold has disrupted movement of all modes of transport across the country in the last two days, causing immense sufferings to passengers.
Ferry services remained stalled for hours and launches anchored mid-river, and bus and train trips were delayed.
A cold spell has been sweeping the country since December 24.
The weather is likely to stay the same for two to three more days in Rajshahi, Read more

Unauthorised battery-run vehicles flood Ctg city

December 30, 2012

Hundreds of unauthorised commercially run electric three-wheelers have flooded Chittagong city, consuming a substantial amount of electricity daily from the national grid.
Mainly two types of electric vehicles, motor-rickshaws and easy-bikes, ply the city roads. The motor-rickshaws are similar to ordinary paddle rickshaws but with a battery-run motor set under the body and are powered by four rechargeable batteries. On the other hand, the easy-bikes look somewhat like CNG-run auto-rickshaws Read more

Unauthorised fishing puts existence of Muria Haor in jeopardy

December 29, 2012

The existence of Muria Haor in Biyanibazar of Sylhet is now under threat for lack of a fish sanctuary along the vast water body, once bountiful with fish resources.
Unabated fishing through use of current nets and mosquito nets not only disturbs fish breeding in the haor but it has also denuded the water body of majority of the fish species once it had.
Once upon a time, the haor was home to at least 115 species of fish, most of which are now absent here.
Several spices of fish Read more

ICT fair abuzz with tech-savvy youth

December 26, 2012

The exposition organised by Bangladesh Computer Samity ends on Dec 29
Amid great youthful excitement, Bangladesh Computer Samity’s computer fair kicked off yesterday at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
Titled “BCS ICT World 12”, the theme of the exposition is “technology and education for development”.
Spread across 90 stalls, the exposition, in its 14th year, will give visitors a ‘touch and feel’ retail experience of the latest of gadgets.
“I am spoilt for choice Read more

Chandrabindoo rocks Port City

December 26, 2012

Hundreds of music fans of Chittagong city thronged Foy’s Lake last Saturday evening; the occasion was a concert featuring popular Kolkata-based band Chandrabindoo.
Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in association with Channel i and State Bank of India in Bangladesh organised the music event, titled “An evening of Rock music”. The band, which Read more

A Simple Man

December 10, 2012

The Tigers’ silent performer Mahmudullah Riyad, who already won the hearts of millions of cricket lovers for his elegant style of batting, was happy with his consistent performance with the bat as well as effective contribution with the ball in Bangladesh’s home series against the West Indies, and was delighted with the way his team won the one-day series. The soft-spoken Read more

‘A result of belief’

December 10, 2012

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza might not have been in the playing eleven which scripted a two-wicket victory in the fifth and final ODI to clinch a memorable series victory against the formidable West Indies, but the amount of encouragement the brave-heart cricketer provided from behind the scenes played a vital role for the Tigers to achieve their best success in ODI Read more

‘Excitement got the better of me’

December 10, 2012

Bangladesh’s ODI series win over the West Indies was undoubtedly the talk of the town yesterday. Right from the addas at roadside tea stalls to the get-togethers in different homes propelled by the road-blockade programme, cricket, it seemed, found the prime
spot in almost every conversation that took place in the Read more

Only T20 against WI today

December 10, 2012

With both teams having won one series each, the only Twenty20 International between Bangladesh and West Indies, which is scheduled to begin at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at 6:00 pm today, promises to provide the month-long tour a fitting end.
The game will be shown live on Channel 9 and state-run Read more

Creating an inclusive and accessible world

December 9, 2012

International Day Of Persons With Disabilities
Creating an inclusive and accessible world
Dr Tamanna Afroz
Around 15% of the world’s population, or one billion people, live with disabilities. And the rates of disability are increasing due to population ageing and increases in chronic health conditions. People with disabilities have less access to health care services and therefore experience unmet health care need. However, financing more in rehabilitation services and timely intervention can prevent many these disabilities Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »