Jocasta will not die

March 31, 2014

Jocasta will not dieThe haunting myth of Oedipus has driven men and women into frenzy for more than 3000 years. A popular story for theatre since the ancient time, the story of Oedipus is still no less suitable for a theatre production even at this era.
Sophocles (497 BC- 406 BC) was one of the major playwrights to work on the myth, and his play King Oedipus is still one of the most read and esteemed plays. It is no wonder then that a play Read more

‘Even bad performances have limits’

March 31, 2014

Mushfiq says Tigers leave no stone unturned
Being the captain of the Bangladesh cricket team is always a tough job. It gets tougher when one needs to explain the reason for defeat every alternate day. This is what Mushfiqur Rahim has been doing for quite some time, precisely since the last game of the first round against Hong Kong. But it seems he is also now running out of fuel. The Tigers left no stone unturned to put Read more

Shehzad answers critics

March 31, 2014

Opener Ahmed Shehzad became the first Pakistani batsman to hit a Twenty20 International century on Sunday, breaking his own previous national record of 98 not out with an unbeaten 62-ball 111 against hosts Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
In the process, Shehzad became the first Pakistani Read more

SA ghosts remain despite clutch performances

March 31, 2014

Four close games, three wins, a scare against a band of Associate minnows and, ultimately, a spot in the ICC World Twenty20 knock-out rounds.
South Africa recovered from a five-run loss to Sri Lanka – in which they needed 19 from the last two overs but could not get across the line – to win their Read more

India crush listless Australia

March 31, 2014

India underlined their title credentials in the ICC World Twenty20 crushing a demoralised Australia by 73 runs to bag their fourth consecutive win and finish Group B champions of the Super 10 phase in Dhaka on Sunday. Yuvraj Singh came alive in a dead match hitting 60 off 43 balls to guide India to 159-7 before Australia collapsed to 86-all out in 16.2 overs for their third Read more

BFF to begin talent-hunt programme

March 31, 2014

The Bangladesh Football Federation is set to begin a talent-hunt programme across the country under the supervision of national team coach Lodewijk de Kruif, said an official on Sunday.
A meeting of the BFF’s development committee, held at BFF house, decided that they will start the programme in seven different divisions from Read more

Businesses demand quick end to industrial land crisis

March 31, 2014

They also urge govt to ensure political stability, power, gas supply
Businesses on Sunday urged the government to remove the industrial land crisis through a speedy completion of the special economic zones and to ensure electricity and gas supply to the manufacturing units to facilitate local and foreign investments in the country.
At a meeting with finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Read more

Muhith opposes IMF proposal to monitor soft loans

March 31, 2014

Finance minister AMA Muhith has opposed an International Monetary Fund proposal saying monitoring concessional debts was not in the jurisdiction of the multilateral lending agency.
He made the observation after a meeting with visiting IMF South Asian executive director Rakesh Mohan at the secretariat on Sunday. Read more

Govt offers spl incentive for raw jute exporters

March 31, 2014

The government has offered special incentive for the raw jute exporters allowing them to reschedule their defaulted loans with the state-owned commercial banks at 8 per cent interest rate in next 10 years, officials said. Ministry of finance on Sunday issued a notice in this connection stating that the businessmen who exported raw jute between 2009 and 2013 would enjoy Read more

IPO subscription fee collection through brokerages by June

March 31, 2014

BSEC to conduct test run in April
The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to conduct a test run on collecting initial public offering subscription fees through brokerage houses by the end of April this year. The BSEC expressed the intention at a meeting held at its office on Sunday with the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges, merchant banks and asset management companies, Read more

GP completes 3G rollout in 64 districts

March 31, 2014

Country’s leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone on Sunday said that it has completed the 3G rollout in 64 districts within six months since its commercial launch.
‘This is the fastest 3G-rollout in the history of Telenor Group with our ambition to provide internet for all,’ GP chief executive officer Vivek Sood Read more

Jibanananda Mela ends today

March 30, 2014

Jibanananda Mela ends todayThe second Sahitya Sammilon and Jibanananda Mela 2014, organised by Jatiya Kobita Parishad Barisal unit, will end today in Barishal.
The three-day fair began on Friday.
Dr. Hayat Mahmud, noted academician, inaugurated the fair by paying tribute to the late poet. Shohidul Alam, deputy commissioner of Barisal, was present as the chief guest at the inaugural session. Read more

Fin Min hesitates to implement IMF roadmap

March 30, 2014

Foreign Exchange Regulations
Fin Min hesitates to implement IMF roadmap
The finance ministry hesitates to the implement pledges that it told the International Monetary Fund it would do about reforming foreign exchange regulations to ensure foreign investments by Bangladeshis, high officials at the ministry and the Bangladesh Bank said.
The visiting IMF team under the ‘extended credit facility’ Read more

Falling agri, industry sectors to hit GDP growth: UO

March 30, 2014

Continuous fall in growth in agriculture and industry sectors may cause a slowdown in GDP growth in the current fiscal year, said local think-tank Unnayan Onneshan on Saturday.
In its current issue of Bangladesh Economic Update on recent trends of growth in agriculture, industry and power, UO projected that GDP growth in Read more

Govt launches web site with RMG sector database today

March 30, 2014

Gsp Action Plan
Govt launches web site with RMG sector database today
A web site of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments will be launched today containing a database on garment sector in line with the action plan for restoration of US generalised system of preference. The government has incorporated initial information of about 3,500 garment factories in the database, people involved with the process Read more

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