Cameron to star in Annie

June 30, 2013

Cameron to star in AnnieCameron Diaz is to play Miss Hannigan, the mean-spirited head of a New York orphanage, in the forthcoming remake of 1980s stage
musical Annie, reports BBC online.
Sandra Bullock was reportedly in talks to play the role, but film studio Sony confirmed Diaz’s casting on Wednesday. Diaz will join Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, who plays the title role, and Jamie Foxx, Read more

Ceramic, plastic, jute goods makers to take direct hit

June 30, 2013

SUSPENSION OF GSP FACILITIESA
Ceramic, plastic, jute goods makers to take direct hit
Some export oriented industries like ceramic, plastic and jute goods would directly be affected by the US decision suspending Generalised System of Preferences facilities for Bangladesh as the sectors had been enjoying the facility when their products entered the US market.
People related to these sectors have expressed grave Read more

FBCCI urges withdrawal of GSP suspension

June 30, 2013

Expressing deep concern over the suspension of the Generalised System of Preferences facility for Bangladeshi products on the US market, the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Saturday requested the world’s biggest economy for withdrawal
of the suspension on humanitarian ground. Read more

Bring economy at centre stage of politics

June 30, 2013

Nepal’s billionaire tells businessmen in Dhaka
Nepal’s first billionaire Binod K Chaudhary on Friday called upon the businessmen of South Asia, particularly of smaller countries, to bring the economy at the centre stage of politics.
‘We all have to work together not only in businesses, but also, perhaps, through participation in politics in our own way as everything revolves around politics Read more

Canada unlikely to follow US trading slap on Bangladesh

June 30, 2013

Ottawa does not seem to have any plans to follow the US lead to suspend Bangladesh’s special trading privileges, calling the move largely ‘symbolic’ as it did not apply
to the garment industry, reports Toronto Star.
A finance ministry official told the newspaper that Canada Read more

LCG plenary session today

June 30, 2013

Govt to apprise dev partners of initiatives in improving labour standards
The government is going to apprise today the development partners and international lenders of its initiatives in improving labour standards including amendment to labour law,
officials of the Economic Relations Division said.
The government will also inform the development partners Read more

Dhaka stocks finish week in red

June 30, 2013

DSE WEEKLY REVIEW
Dhaka stocks finish week in red
Dhaka stocks declined last week amid volatile trading with a sharp fall in the turnover as the mutual funds went for selling shares to make profits ahead of the June closing.
The benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, lost 1.54 per cent, or 64.76 points, to finish at 4,149.16 points. Read more

BCB calendar left in disarray

June 30, 2013

DELAY IN ACSU REPORT
BCB calendar left in disarray
The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s annual calendar was left in total disarray after the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the ICC failed to submit its report on the alleged corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League during the world ruling body’s annual conference in London.
The BCB was waiting for the report to know the culprits Read more

Belarus keen to help Bangladesh football

June 30, 2013

Ahead of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Belarus in the first week of July, the Belarus government has shown its interest in assisting Bangladesh in the field of sports, education and culture.
Keeping that in mind, the Bangladesh government desired to know the opinion of the Bangladesh Football Federation on what kind of assistance they can seek Read more

ICC concerned over WT20 preparation

June 30, 2013

The International Cricket Council on Saturday formally expressed its concern over Bangladesh’s preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 in 2014.
‘The ICC reviewed an inspection report on the venues for the ICC WT20 2014 and expressed its concern regarding the progress of Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet venues,’ Read more

Old DOHS beat Flame Boys in Premier Basketball

June 30, 2013

Old DOHS beat Flame Boys Club by57-45 points in the Citycell Premier Division Basketball League held on Saturday at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium in the city.
The winners led the first half by 35-27 points.
Akib and Asif were the highest scorers with 13 points Read more

Three school teams to take part in Partille Cup Handball

June 30, 2013

Three Bangladeshi schools will compete in the Partille Cup
Handball 2013 to be held on 1-6 in Sweden.
Three schools are Scholistica U-14 boys handball team, Scholistica U-14 girls handball team and Saint Gregory’s U-12 boy’s handball team. Read more

US suspends GSP for Bangladesh

June 29, 2013

Suspension of GSP facility for Bangladesh by US administration, citing poor working conditions, came as a blow to its image and many have a long-term damaging effect
on the economy if the decision is not revoked soon.

Announcing the suspension of the trade benefits, Read more

Chance to better working conditions: US

June 29, 2013

Pledging to work with Bangladesh on the measures needed to restore its GSP privileges, the United States has described the suspension of GSP benefits for Bangladeshi products as a moment of opportunity for Dhaka to take action to improve labour and safety standards. “Let me note that the United States believes this moment presents an opportunity for Bangladesh to take action Read more

GSP suspension a harsh measure: Govt

June 29, 2013

Dhaka has described the suspension of GSP facilities for Bangladeshi products by the United States authorities as a harsh measure, expressing deep concern that this move may bring in new impediments in the bilateral trade between the two countries. Bangladesh also expressed optimism that Washington would soon bring back the GSP benefits for Bangladesh. Read more

Yunus vows to foil govt plans on GB

June 29, 2013

Grameen Bank’s founder Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus on Friday vowed to resist the government’s plans regarding the future of Grameen Bank. “The government won’t be able to implement its plans. Rather, people’s wishes will be fulfilled,” he told journalists on the sidelines of the 4th Social
Business Day programme in a city hotel. Read more

Govt’s wrong handling costs GSP: BNP

June 29, 2013

The opposition BNP on Friday blamed the government’s “mismanagement” for the US decision to suspend the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) facility for Bangladesh. “The government is responsible for the prevailing fragility in the country’s readymade garment (RMG) sector. The Barack Obama administration has revoked the GSP facilities due to the government’s Read more

Yunus, a great dreamer, says Mozena

June 29, 2013

Nobel laureate Prof Dr Muhammad Yunus is a great dreamer, says US Ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena. “Indeed, Yunus is a great dreamer. He dreams that the poor people want better lives for themselves and their families, the poor people can invest money, the poor people can do battle, they can strive, the poor people can leave themselves out of poverty Read more

Heavy downpour continues in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar

June 29, 2013

Heavy downpour on Friday disrupted normal life in Greater Chittagong. The torrential rain has inundated low-lying and coastal areas of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar,
the Kutubdia island, Mohesh Khali and Teknaf.

The rain, which started on Wednesday morning, Read more

US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform

June 29, 2013

In a vote hailed by US President Barack Obama, the Senate on Thursday passed comprehensive immigration reform that would put 11 million undocumented people on a path to earning citizenship. Chants of “Yes we did!” erupted from the public galleries after senators voted 68-32 to approve the landmark legislation, which pours unprecedented resources into border security, Read more

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