Dhaka stocks inch up amid volatile trading

February 14, 2013

Dhaka stocks ended higher amid volatile trading on Wednesday as the bourse recorded an increased turnover again. The early hours saw the investors going for sell-offs while afterwards they opted to buy.
High officials of an institutional investor said violence between the Jamaat-e-Islami and police in the morning made the investors panicked Read more

Pahela Phalgun adds colour to book fair

February 14, 2013

The celebrations marking Pahela Phalgun, the first day of spring according to the Bangla calendar, added a new dimension to the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, with young people, in colourful dresses, roaming the fair premises. Thousands of young people, the boys in traditional pyjamas and punjabis and the girls in yellow saris, crowded the fair and its adjacent areas, wearing Read more

Kings avoid drama, join last-four

February 14, 2013

Rubel Hossain atoned for his poor last-over show in the previous match to bowl Chittagong Kings to a 33-run win over Duronto Rajshahi and send them to the play-off in the Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday.
Rubel was Kings’ villain in their last match against Rangpur Riders when he conceded 16 runs in the final over to put them in a must-win situation in this match against Read more

Royals knock Burners out

February 14, 2013

A late assault by Mohammad Nabi and Elton Chigumbura guided Sylhet Royals to a one-wicket win over Barisal Burners at Mirpur which virtually
ended the Burners’ campaign in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League.
Nabi made an unbeaten 16 while Chigumbura scored 19 as the Royals reached Read more

Abahani end Jamal’s unbeaten run

February 14, 2013

Abahani Limited finally put an end to Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club’s unbeaten run in the league to regain top spot while Sheikh Russell KC were easy winners over Muktijoddha Sangsad KC in the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday.
Jamal’s unbeaten run included seven wins and four draws prior to their game against Read more

The old Rubel is back ahead of SL series

February 14, 2013

Pace bowler Rubel Hossain felt he is finally getting back his old rhythm ahead of the upcoming series against Sri Lanka after putting in a match-winning performance for Chittagong Kings against Duronto Rajshahi in the Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday.
Rubel had let Kings down in the previous match by conceding 16 runs in the last over, but Read more

School Chess concludes

February 14, 2013

Shuvrodeepto Das, Mohammad Fahad Rahman and Tanzia Akter Tani were the unbeaten champions of their respective groups in the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered School Chess at the National Sports Council Tower on Wednesday. Shuvrodeepto was the champion of Group A as he achieved full eight points from eight games while Fahad, sponsored by the Gemcon Group, was the Read more

Ambitious Bangladesh go Dutch

February 14, 2013

Bangladesh’s football is soon to have a taste of Dutch flavour when Lodewijk de Kruif and his assistant Rene Koster will take the reins of national football team for the AFC Challenge Cup in March. The appointments of the Dutch duo have raised some expectation on Bangladesh football not just at home but also abroad. FIFA’s official website FIFA.com published an article on Read more

Tamim declared fit for SL series

February 14, 2013

Bangladesh Cricket Board can breathe a sigh of relief as their opener Tamim Iqbal will be fit ahead of the series against Sri Lanka after having a two-week rest for a hair-line crack in his injured hand.
Tamim sustained the injury during the match between Duronto Rajshahi and Sylhet Royals in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League on February 5 that put him in serious doubt for the Read more

Country stands in silence for 3 minutes

February 13, 2013

People from all walks of life indoors, at work and on the streets across the country stood in a silence for three minutes as the clock struck four on Tuesday afternoon joining the Shahbagh protests demanding death penalty for all war criminals. People wherever they were observed silence for the three minutes at the call of protesters at Shahbagh. The protesters also brought out Read more

Publishers sell pirated Indian books

February 13, 2013

Amar Ekushey Book Fair
Publishers sell pirated Indian books
More than a dozen publishing houses are displaying and selling pirated Indian books and those of other publishers in Amar Ekushey Book Fair, breaching the fair guidelines.
The fair began this year with a vow to resist the sale and display of pirated books and books published by other publishing houses as the fair this time was dubbed the Read more

3G guideline ready for auction

February 13, 2013

The posts and telecommunications ministry on Tuesday finalised the 3G licence guideline reducing the spectrum block allocation to 5 MHz with base price at $20 million and licence validity for 15 years.
‘We sent the final draft to the BTRC today (Tuesday) and hope they will complete the formalities within the shortest possible of time to start the auction for 3G licence,’ telecom secretary Read more

It’s do-or-die for Kings, Duronto

February 13, 2013

Chittagong Kings and Duronto Rajshahi will engage in a do-or-die clash today that will go a long way in determining which teams will go through to the play offs of the Bangladesh Premier League 2013.
The encounter between the Kings and Duronto has been rightly billed as a knockout clash as the winners of the tie will qualify for the play-off spot without bothering about the results of the other Read more

Burners shock holders to stay alive

February 13, 2013

Barisal Burners kept their hopes alive for a place in the last four of the Bangladesh Premier League when they handed holders Dhaka Gladiators a seven-wicket thrashing in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Azhar Mahmood and Alauddin Babu shared six wickets between them to dismiss Gladiators for a bellow-par 114 before Brad Hodge smashed an unbeaten 70 off 44 balls to steer his side Read more

Royals thrash KRB to confirm top-two finish

February 13, 2013

Sylhet Royals joined Dhaka Gladiators in the qualifiers for the final in the Bangladesh Premier League after they trounced Khulna Royal Bengals by a huge 61-run margin at Mirpur on Tuesday.
The win, which was backed by two half centuries from Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Paul Sterling, took the Royals’ tally to 16 points from 11 matches, which means they are guaranteed Read more

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