New board reviews procurement process tomorrow

February 24, 2014

Dse’s New Trading Software
New board reviews procurement process tomorrow
The demutualised board of Dhaka Stock Exchange is going to review the procurement process of its new trading software worth Tk 50 crore that was earlier halted by the capital market regulator amid allegation of irregularities. The previous board had almost finalised the procurement process. But, the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission disallowed the DSE’s Read more

Govt to consider China co offer: minister

February 24, 2014

Bangabandhu Satellite
Govt to consider China co offer: minister
State minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam on Sunday said the government would actively consider the offer extended by China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) over the launch of the country’s first telecommunication satellite — Bangabandhu Satellite — in space. ‘The offer extended by China Great Wall Industry Corporation concerning the Read more

Dhaka stocks decline on profit-taking

February 24, 2014

Dhaka stocks declined on Sunday, the first trading session of the week, with increased turnover as some investors continued to sell-off shares to make profit along with fall in the large capitalised company shares. The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, declined to 4,727.44 points, shedding 0.70 per cent or 33.74 points. Starting with a positive Read more

Ekushey crowd in book fair

February 23, 2014

People, who went to pay tribute to the martyrs of the language movement by placing flowers at the Central Shaheed Minar, visited the Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, adding to the fair crowd arguably to the highest extent. Many attending cultural programmes in different spots on the Dhaka University campus also streamed into the fair crowd. People of Read more

Crackers break into Sonali security, steal $2,50,000

February 23, 2014

Crackers broke into the Sonali Bank computer network and transferred at least $250,000 in the middle of 2013, a senior official said on Sunday.
M Aslam Alam, secretary (bank and financial institutions division) of the the finance ministry, divulged the scam in the presence of the finance minister, Read more

Amar Ekushey observed

February 23, 2014

The nation observed Ekushey February on Friday renewing a pledge for the use of Bangla in all spheres of life. People paid tribute to the martyrs of the language movement walking barefooted, singing Amar Bhaiyer Rakte Rangano Ekushey February and placing wreaths and flowers shaheed minars on Martyrs’ Day. The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, at a seminar urged all Read more

Solaiman receives Ekushey Padak 13 years after death

February 23, 2014

Solaiman receives Ekushey Padak 13 years after deathThe state honoured the late theatre personality SM Solaiman with the Ekushey Padak 13 years after his death in 2001 as recognition to his contribution in theatre. Solaiman’s widow Rokeya Rafiq Baby received the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civil award, from the prime minister Sheikh Hasina at the award giving ceremony at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Thursday.
A pioneering theatre activist Read more

Amar Ekushey observed in cultural shows

February 23, 2014

Amar Ekushey observed in cultural showsLeading artistes of the country presented music, dance and poems in cultural shows organsied to observe the International Mother Language Day on Friday.
Bangladesh Shilapkala Academy organised a two-day programme on the premises of the academy when Bangla Academy organised a
special programme at the academy.
Chhayanaut observed the Read more

Listless Tigers mauled again

February 23, 2014

Sri Lanka gave Bangladesh a cricketing lesson to ease to a six-wicket win on Saturday in the third and final one-day international and complete a 3-0 series sweep in Dhaka.
Kusal Perera organised Sri Lanka’s run-chase with his maiden century, a brilliant 106 off 124 balls which was crucial in the absence of Kumar Sangakkara Read more

No sympathy for suspended Sakib

February 23, 2014

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan received no sympathy for a lewd on-camera gesture during the second ODI against Sri Lanka which led him to a three-match suspension and a fine of Tk three lakh.
Sakib, often regarded as the image of Bangladesh’s cricket, disappointed the whole nation when he pointed towards his crotch and then towards the camera Read more

Mushfiq fears more embarrassment

February 23, 2014

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim feared if they can continue playing like this they will find it tough to beat newcomers Afghanistan in the Asia Cup at home, which begins in two days’ time.
Sri Lanka toyed with the Tigers to with the third and final one-day international by six wickets, completing a 3-0 series sweep, something that was Read more

Tigers without Tamim in Asia Cup

February 23, 2014

Bangladesh on Saturday left Tamim Iqbal out of their Asia Cup squad after the opener failed to recover sufficiently from his neck injury.  Tamim, who played a phenomenal role in the last Asia Cup with four fifties to help Bangladesh finish runners-up, also missed the preceding three one-day internationals against Sri Lanka due to the same injury. In-form opening batsman Read more

Sk Jamal held to 2-2 draw

February 23, 2014

IFA Shield runners up Sheikh Jamal DC were held by Team BJMC 2-2 in the Bangladesh Premier League at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday.
The Dhanmondi-based side failed to display their dazzling array of football and had to be satisfied with the share of points for the second consecutive game Read more

Govt to reinstate 20pc extra duty on tea import

February 23, 2014

The government is going to reintroduce 20 per cent supplementary duty on import of tea to protect local producers from uneven competition with imported ones, officials concerned said.
The National Board of Revenue has prepared a summery in this connection which will be sent to the finance minister for his approval soon, they said. Read more

VAT exemption conditions for air conditioner plants eased

February 23, 2014

The National Board of Revenue has relaxed the condition for the local air conditioner manufacturers for availing exemption of value-added tax in a bid to promote production of air conditioners in the country, officials of NBR said. The revenue board has reduced by 50 per cent the number of machinery an air conditioner manufacturing factory must possess for Read more

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