3 youths killed in Jaipurhat

December 31, 2013

Police recovered the bodies of three youths from a paddy field at Sorail village under Panchbibi upazila in Jaipurhat Monday afternoon.
The identity of the youths, aged between 22 and 25, could not be known immediately. Two of them were beheaded. Panchbibi police said that locals Read more

Govt declares Jan 5 general holiday

December 31, 2013

The government has declared general holiday for January 5 in 59 districts to facilitate voters to exercise their franchise in the 10th parliamentary elections, reports UNB. The public holiday was announced for all government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices, organisations, agencies and educational institutions in all the districts except Joypurhat, Shariatpur, Read more

Winners of Shilpakala Padak

December 31, 2013

Winners of Shilpakala PadakThe newly introduced Shilpakala Padak was conferred on seven seasoned artistes in recognition of their significant roles in
respective fields of art and culture.
The winners of Shilpakala Padak 2013 are dancer Amanul Haque, classical musician Ustad Matiul Haque Khan, traditional singer Saidur Rahman Bayati, artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, Read more

Ferdous Wahid to launch radio

December 31, 2013

New Year’s Gift
Ferdous Wahid to launch radio 
Ferdous Wahid to launch radioNoted singer Ferdous Wahid will celebrate the New Year by launching an online radio station and a music academy
after his name on the first day of 2014.
The online Radio Wahid will play only Bangla songs of all genres. Besides, he is going to open a music school, Wahid Academy, which will offer chance learning music to the children Read more

BatTala welcomes new year with new play

December 31, 2013

BatTala welcomes new year with new playTheatre troupe BatTala will welcome 2014 through staging the premiere show of its latest production The Trial of Mallam Ilya at Natmandal of
Dhaka University tomorrow.
The troupe will stage two more shows of the Bangla version of the Ghanaian play on the next two days at the same venue.
Soumya Sarker has translated Read more

Sakib, Tamim set friendship aside

December 31, 2013

Friendship will be set aside when Sakib al Hasan’s Prime Bank CC take on Tamim Iqbal’s UCB-BCB XI in the final of the Amber Victory Day Twenty20 Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today. All-rounder Sakib and opener Tamim have been very close to each other since their early days in age-level cricket and their friendship has grown stronger as time has passed. Read more

BNP gives cricket no guarantee

December 31, 2013

The Bangladesh National Party said it could not guarantee that the forthcoming international competitions to be hosted by Bangladesh would be out of the purview of any political programmes. BNP sports secretary Lt. Col (retd.) Abdul Latif, also a former manager of the National Cricket Team, paid a visit to the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s headquarters at Mirpur, Read more

MSC’s new football coach arrives today

December 31, 2013

Portuguese Rui Capello will arrive today to take charge of traditional football powerhouse Mohammedan Sporting Club for the rest of the season, ending the speculation about the club’s coaching situation. There were a lot of rumours surrounding Mohammedan’s head coaching position as Saiful Bari Titu, their coach last season, recently agreed to join Read more

Dev coaches’ future uncertain

December 31, 2013

The 19 development coaches of the Bangladesh Football Federation ended their tenures today with their futures uncertain as the Asian Football Confederation reduced the BFF’s development coaching budget. The AFC allocated $3750 for development coaching in this budget, down from the $5880 in the last budget, forcing the BFF to review the coaches’ performance and drop Read more

Jr Tigers face Sri Lanka today

December 31, 2013

The Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team will play their final Group B match against Sri Lanka U-19s at the Asian Cricket Council U-19 Asia Cup 2014 scheduled to be held today at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The match kicks off at 11.30 am (BST). Earlier, Bangladesh got off to a flying start in the tournament with an overwhelming Read more

ADP implementation drops to 20pc in July-Nov

December 31, 2013

Political unrest hampers project works
ADP implementation during July-November period of the current fiscal year stood at Tk 13,156 crore or 20 per cent of the total outlay earmarked in the budget, compared with 25 per cent utilised during the same period of the previous fiscal year. Political instability and capacity constraints in implementing development projects are two major reasons behind the Read more

NBR gets depressing response in tax return submission

December 31, 2013

Deadline expires today
The National Board of Revenue has decided not to extend the deadline for submission of income tax returns for the current fiscal year by individual taxpayers though it has got depressing response and has received around 8 lakh returns with one day left for the end of deadline today, officials said. Though the NBR extended the deadline thrice till December 31, response Read more

‘Govt-sponsored’ blockade hits kitchen markets

December 31, 2013

The ‘government-sponsored blockade’ hit the kitchen markets in the city and pushed up the prices of vegetables due to supply shortage as transportation remained suspended across the country for last four days. Traders said that they had completely failed to carry any goods including vegetables from southern or northern areas of country as transport stayed off the Read more

Rate of defaulted loans jumps in 5 years

December 31, 2013

Defaulted loans in the banking sector increased sharply in the last five years as the non-performing loans increased to 12.79 per cent of the total loans disbursed by banks as of September 30, 2013 from 10.79 per cent as of December 31, 2008, according to a BB news release. The release titled ‘2013 economy remained resilient despite political instability’ said that the Read more

BB extends deadline by 1 more year to adjust loan limit

December 31, 2013

Banks Stock Market Subsidiaries
BB extends deadline by 1 more year to adjust loan limit
Bangladesh Bank on Monday extended time by one more year for adjusting single borrower exposure limit by the commercial banks’ subsidiary brokerage houses and merchant banks. The BB issued a circular to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks asking them to adjust the loans which have exceeded the single borrower exposure limit Read more

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