Nat’l museum goes digital

January 21, 2013

Bangladesh National Museum takes on a digital look with the introduction of new galleries, multimedia displays, digitalised archives and modernised security system.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the Tk 868.40 lakh project yesterday, as part of the government’s plan to preserve the nation’s centuries-old Read more

BPL ticket prices slashed

January 21, 2013

Ticket prices for the second edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) have been reduced.
The decision was taken at a meeting between the tournament’s governing council and Game On Sports Management yesterday. It came in the wake of a poor turnout at the stadiums.
The new rates will come into effect from the seventh game of the tournament, which Read more

BGMEA taskforce makes little headway

January 21, 2013

Ensuring Fire Safety In Garment Factories
BGMEA taskforce makes little headway
The taskforce formed by the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association to ensure fire safety in the garment factories has made little headway as it is working in a slow pace.
The BGMEA taskforce visited only four factories in the last one month after its inception, though it had announced to visit 10 apparel factories initially on a pilot basis to develop a detailed Read more

China’s ZTE launches two smartphones

January 21, 2013

Chin’s telecoms equipment maker ZTE launched two smartphones yesterday to cater to the growing middle-class population in Bangladesh. The touchscreen, dual SIM handsets — Grand X and Skate Acqua — are 3G-enabled and would run on the Android 4.0 platform.
The Grand X, which comes with a 1 Gigahertz dual core processor and 4.3-inch display, sells Read more

BTRC to go tough on mobile phone operators

January 21, 2013

Bill Shocks After Promotional Offers
BTRC to go tough on mobile phone operators
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is likely to go tough on the mobile phone operators as many subscribers are facing bill shocks after availing themselves of different promotional or campaign offers.
BTRC officials said the commission would issue a directive to the mobile phone companies Read more

Concern vented

January 21, 2013

Increasing Child Rape Incidents
Concern vented
A total of 90 children were raped and 201 murdered in the country in 2012, according to a child rights organisation. Besides, 49 children committed suicide after facing sexual harassment, 15 were victims of acid attacks and 59 were kidnapped in January-December 2012.
Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum released the statistics at a press briefing on ‘state of child Read more

Shaheed Asad Day observed

January 21, 2013

Marking the 44th death anniversary of Dhaka University student leader Md Asaduzzaman who sacrificed his life during the 1969 mass upsurge, different organisations yesterday observed the Shaheed Asad Day.
Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote, Bangladesh Jatiya Chhatra Dal, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal, Jatiya Gonotantrik League, National Awami Party (NAP-Bhasani), also placed wreaths at Asad Read more

Written test results of primary head teachers published

January 21, 2013

The results of written test for the post of head teacher in government primary schools were
published yesterday with a total of 7,209 candidates
coming out successful.
Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) published the district-wise results on its Read more

Razzaq gets lifetime achievement award

January 21, 2013

National Film Award 2011
Razzaq gets lifetime achievement award
Razzaq gets lifetime achievement awardFor his enormous contribution to the film industry, Abdur Razzaq widely known as Nayak Raj Razzaq (king of heroes) has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award.
His name was announced along with the winners of other categories of the National Film Award 2011 through a gazette notification by the government recently. This the ninth Read more

The recognition will take me ahead: Joya Ahsan

January 21, 2013

National Film Award 2011
The recognition will take me ahead: Joya Ahsan
The recognition will take me ahead- Joya AhsanPopular model turned actress Joya Ahsan has won the National Film Award-2011 for her lively performance in a challenging role in the war of independence based film Guerilla. It is her first national recognition as an actress.
In an interview with New Age the Joya Ahsan hopes that the recognition will inspire her career and will take her ahead in future.
‘I am really happy to win the Read more

Children film festival begins across the country

January 21, 2013

Children film festival begins across the countryThe sixth edition of the International Children Film Festival organised by Bangladesh Children Film Society in association with UNICEF was inaugurated on Saturday simultaneously at 22 venues in six divisional towns in the country.
With the slogan, ‘Future in Frame’, the festival features 200 films, created by children filmmakers from forty two counties will be screened at 22 film venues. Sixty out of over a hundred Read more

Salman Khan, the philanthropist

January 21, 2013

Salman Khan, the philanthropistFollowing the footsteps of other Bollywood stars into the business of food joint chains, actor Salman Khan is planning to open restaurants and hospitals but insists it is not all for business but for a noble cause.
“We will start restaurants in metros first…We will open first in Mumbai and Pune and so on. Profits earned from them will go to the need of people living in metros. We will tie-up with someone Read more

Burners burn Royal Bengals

January 21, 2013

Khulna Royal Bengals added four new players to their line-up but could not change their fortune as Barisal Burners handed them their second defeat in the Bangladesh Premier League at Mirpur on Sunday.
Brad Hodge returned to lead the Barisal side after his Big Bash duty with Melbourne Stars and made an instant impact scoring 53 off 40 balls to orchestrate an eight-wicket win, Burners’ first in the Read more

T20 success revives Hodge hopes

January 21, 2013

Successes in Twenty20 competitions have inspired Australia’s Brad Hodge to make a bid to win back his place in the Australia Test squad for the upcoming Ashes series.
Hodge is one of the very few cricketers to have scored runs consistently in domestic cricket but never won the heart of the selectors, who had cut short his Read more

Chigumbura scripts Royals win

January 21, 2013

Elton Chigumbura and Nazmul Hossain Milon turned the corner to help Sylhet Royals post a four-wicket comeback win over Duronto Rajshahi in their second Bangladesh Premier League match on Sunday.
Replying to Duronto’s modest 147-8, Royals looked down and out when they had lost six wickets for 80 runs before Chigumbura joined Nazmul to stun Duronto, who were looking for their second Read more

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