Hand in hand in candlelight vigil

February 15, 2013

Shahbagh Protests
Hand in hand in candlelight vigil
People joined a candlelight vigil the protesters held in the Shahbagh crossing by lighting candles across the country on Thursday evening symbolically dispelling the darkness war criminals had cast on the nation.
Protesters, after the candlelight vigil, said that they would hold a grand rally at Shahbagh at 3:00pm today. The next programmes would be announced at the Read more

Stop violence against women

February 15, 2013

Thousands join human chains in Dhaka as part of global movement
Thousands of people took the streets in the capital and elsewhere in the country on Thursday demanding an end to violence against women.
Prominent personalities, rights activists, actors, corporate officials, students as well as NGO representatives joined the protests throughout the Read more

Love leads book fair to new height

February 15, 2013

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair assumed a different look on Thursday, with the visitors presenting each other with books as a token of their love on Valentine’s Day.
Both the young and old couples, parents and kids grabbed the occasion to pour out their hearts to each other.
‘We have presented our favourite people with books and passed some memorable Read more

3G mobile service licence auction on June 24

February 15, 2013

BTRC invites applications for four licences
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will hold an auction for awarding four 3G mobile service licences on June 24 as the commission on Thursday invited applications from mobile phone operators of home and abroad to participate in the bidding.
The BTRC will award three licences to three out of five mobile companies operating in the Read more

DSE turnover hits 4-month high

February 15, 2013

Turnover of the Dhaka Stock Exchange hit a four-month high on Thursday as the bourse gained on the day amid injection of fresh funds from the institutional investors and retailers.
The turnover of the bourse increased to Tk 552.42 crore from the last trading session’s Tk 482.72 crore.
‘Some new beneficiary owner accounts were opened with our house in the week, which, along Read more

Heartbreak for Riders as Duronto in last-four

February 15, 2013

Barisal Burners rode on Hamid Hasan’s raw pace to beat Rangpur Riders by 26 runs in the Bangladesh Premier League at Mirpur, crushing their last-four hopes.
The win took Duronto Rajshahi to the last four on head-to-head count as the three teams were level on 10 points after each side completed their 12 league Read more

Gayle, Gazi resume rivalry

February 15, 2013

Gladiators face Royals in race-to-final, BPL play-off today
Dhaka Gladiators’ new recruit Chris Gayle and Sylhet Royals’ off-spinner Sohag Gazi will resume their rivalry once again when the two teams clash with each other in the race-to-final qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday. Gayle and Gazi recently faced off in a bilateral series when West Indies toured Bangladesh for two Test matches, three one-day internationals and Read more

Morison salvages draw for MSC

February 15, 2013

Osei Morison scored a late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Mohammedan SC against Team BJMC in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday.
Nigerian striker Eleta Kinsley put BJMC ahead in the 45th minute which looked like would enough to secure a win for the side before Morison grabbed the dramatic equaliser two minutes Read more

Bashanta welcomed

February 14, 2013

Bashanta welcomedThe city turned to a festive mood on Wednesday as thousands of youths in colourful attires and flowers in hands celebrated the first day of Bashanta (spring), the season of beauty and resurrection, which has been glorified in poems and songs as symbol of love and inspiration.
Celebrating the day various cultural organisations presented romantic songs, people’s songs, poems Read more

Valentine’s Day always special

February 14, 2013

Lucky Enam, Enamul Huq say
Valentine’s Day always specialEven after 40 years of the their marriage, celebrity couple Lucky Enam and Enamul Huq celebrate Valentine’s Day with special arrangement. Nature of celebrations is completely different from their early marriage days but charm is still the same. They celebrate the day with children and grand children these days. Family friends also get invitation in the Valentine’s celebrations.
‘We celebrate Valentine’s Read more

Love is in the air

February 14, 2013

Love is in the airThe beauty love has been highlighted in the ongoing group painting exhibition titled Love is in the Air at the Athena Gallery in Badda.
Thirteen couple artists of the country have depicted the beauty of love in the displayed 93 artworks done in various mediums including watercolour, oil, acrylic, wood, metal and mixed media in the exhibition organised by Athena Gallery celebrating the Read more

More women join Shahbagh protests

February 14, 2013

Jahanara Imam’s portrait set up
Thousands of women from all walks of life joined the Shahbagh protests, spearheaded by the youths, passing the ninth consecutive day Wednesday, expressing solidarity with the demand for death penalty for war criminals. Protesters instituted a giant portrait of Jahanara Imam, who led people’s court trying war criminals in 1992, about 7:00pm amid a minute’s silence Read more

Trade deficit drops by 34pc in H1 due to import fall

February 14, 2013

The country’s trade deficit in the first half of the current financial year decreased by 34.13 per cent compared with that of the same period of FY 2011-12 due mainly to negative import growth, said Bangladesh Bank officials. According to BB data to be released today, the import in July-December registered a negative growth of 6.69 per cent to $16.06 billion from $17.21 billion Read more

Draft act proposes penalty for refiners

February 14, 2013

Edible Oil without Vitamin A
Draft act proposes penalty for refiners
The government has taken an initiative to finalise the Edible Oil Fortification Act-2013 with a provision of mandatory Vitamin A fortification in edible oil and imposing ban on import of unfortified oil in a bid to ensure people’s access to Vitamin A.
The industries ministry has already prepared a draft of the proposed law and it has been Read more

Atiur blames banks for lack of anti-fraud measures

February 14, 2013

Bangladesh Bank has got a Material Loss Review conducted covering the recent frauds at different banks and it has revealed that the affected banks had not taken the required measures to tackle embezzlements, said BB governor Atiur Rahman on Wednesday.
The MLS revealed that the affected banks did not maintain their essential routines like Read more

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