Local, US fusion bands captivate audience

February 28, 2014

Local, US fusion bands captivate audienceA teeming cheerful audience enjoyed the recently demised singer-activist Pete Seeger’s famous song Let It Shine covered jointly by the members of the visiting American band Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards and the local fusion band Joler Gaan on Wednesday at the Bangladesh National Museum auditorium.
Pete Seeger’s optimistic song was revamped in the presentation as the American band’s powerful fiddle music Read more

Audio CD of ‘Rajotto’ released

February 28, 2014

Audio CD of ‘Rajotto’ releasedThe film ‘Agnee’ directed by Iftekhar Chowdhury has been quite successful in the box office. Another film by the same director titled ‘Rajotto’ will be released next month. In the mean time the audio CD of the film has already been released.
Presented under the banner of Eagle Music, the film has 5 songs. The singers include Elita, Kona, Dola and others. The music and composition of the songs has been conducted by Read more

Riaz-Purnima on silver screen

February 28, 2014

Riaz-Purnima on silver screenAfter overcoming many hurdles, the film ‘Lobhe Paap Paape Mrittu’ by Riaz-Purnima has been released in the theatres. Through this film, the popular pair of one time has come on screen after a long time. The film has been premiered in 30 theatres on the occasion of valentines. It will released in 40 other theatres by this week, informed the Sohanur Rahman Sohan, the director of the film. Sohan said, ‘I started the working for Read more

Shooting of ‘Bhola Toh Jae Na Tare’ begins

February 28, 2014

Shooting of ‘Bhola Toh Jae Na Tare’ beginsThe shooting for Rafique Shikdar’s film ‘Bhola Toh Jae Na Tare’ began on 17th February. The shooting for the film took place in TSC of Dhaka University, Jia Hall, Chobir Haat and Boi Mela.
The actors of the film are model-actor Nirob and newcomer Tanha. The film is being produced under the banner of DholeshwariFilms.
Tanha said, ‘As it is my first Read more

Mahi-Bappi pairs up once again!

February 28, 2014

Mahi-Bappi pairs up once againPopular star couple of the time Bappi-Mahi has signed a new film. The name of the film is ‘Court Marriage’. The film will be directed by Salahuddin Lavlu.
The film is being produced under the banner of Jazz Multimedia. The story and screenplay of the film has been doneby Abdullah Zahir Babu. Music production by Emon Shaha. The shooting for the film will start by the first week of June, after the inauguration of the film in Read more

Awards are always inspiring

February 25, 2014

Ram Kanai Das tells
Awards are always inspiringRenowned classical singer Pundit Ram Kanai Das won Ekushey Padak 2014 for his contribution to the musical arena of the country.
Das, who is also equally proficient in regional songs of Sylhet and Tagore songs, considers the award to be a great inspiration for him.
‘I am really honoured and the award will definitely encourage me to do even better in music,’ said Das in an interview Read more

Stage set for Asia Cup

February 25, 2014

Pakistan, Sri Lanka face off in opening match today
Less than 72 hours after Bangladesh ended their gruelling series against Sri Lanka, the country is now ready for another cricket carnival in the Asia Cup, which begins at Fatullah today.
The 12th edition of the tournament, which is being held in Bangladesh for the fourth time, offers no clear favourites, with all four Asian giants – Pakistan, Read more

All not well in Tigers’ den

February 25, 2014

Bangladesh will go into Asia Cup with their team harmony seriously disrupted by recent events, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan observed on Monday.
Speaking to reporters at his office, Nazmul said he had noticed that all had not been going well in the Tigers’ camp dating back to Bangladesh’s tour Read more

Afghanistan ready for more upsets

February 25, 2014

Afghanistan captain Mohammed Nabi said on Monday that his side have come a long way and would like to continue their recent development in the forthcoming Asia Cup.
The Afghans open their Asia Cup campaign on Thursday against Pakistan and Nabi hopes that they will carry on their good work.
‘The challenge is huge. Read more

Five new faces for India friendly

February 25, 2014

Bangladesh’s Dutch head coach Lodewijk de Kruif on Monday announced a 28-member preliminary squad for the forthcoming FIFA friendly game against India.
The Dutch coach picked five new footballers — Sheikh Jamal defender Didarul Haque, Brothers Union midfielders Rubel Miah and Jewel Rana, Read more

SL cannot rest on laurels, says Mathews

February 25, 2014

Sri Lanka must continue to improve despite the success they have enjoyed during their stay in Bangladesh to date if they are to lift the Asia Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said at a pre-tournament press conference in Dhaka on Monday. ‘I think as a team there is always room for improvement, Mathews said at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on the eve of today’s Asia Cup Read more

Lack of policies, expertise keep B’desh away from blue economy

February 25, 2014

Lack of expertise and policies restrains Bangladesh from developing blue economy though its rights over 360 km of territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal was established in 2012.
Foreign secretary Khurshed Alam told New Age Thursday that demarcation of the sea boundary with India, expected to be settled in June, would open Read more

CAAB has to pay income tax: NBR

February 25, 2014

The National Board of Revenue has in principle decided that Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh will have to pay income tax as it is a taxable entity, officials of the NBR said.
The revenue board, at an inter-ministerial meeting held in February 19 at NBR conference room, made the decision rejecting a plea of CAAB seeking Read more

Shipping, airlines allowed to open FC accounts

February 25, 2014

Shipping lines, airlines and multimodal transport operators licensed as freight forwarders by Customs Authorities will now be able to open and maintain accounts in US dollar or other freely convertible currencies with authorised dealer banks to receive payments in foreign currency against their handling of FOB export cargos from Bangladesh. Funds from these Read more

BSEC seeks CIB report of Paramount Textile over IPO fund utilisation

February 25, 2014

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has moved to bring to book Paramount Textile, a newly-listed company, on charge of violation of securities rules in utilising initial public offering fund worth Tk 21 crore. The BSEC on Sunday sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank credit information bureau general manager seeking detail information regarding PTL’s account Read more

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