`Information gap major hurdle to Dhaka-Delhi trade’

March 30, 2014

The Indian high commissioner in Dhaka and Bangladesh officials at a seminar on Saturday said that information gap between Bangladesh and India was one of the main hurdles to facilitate the trade and investments of the two countries. The seminar on ‘Foreign Investment in Bangladesh: Opportunities and Prospects’ was jointly organised by India-Bangladesh Read more

British newspaper bosses optimistic on print future

March 30, 2014

The future of news is not just about print versus digital as delivery mechanism, but what is the best user experience, said Jay Lauf, publisher at Quartz.
Thereby, it would not be wondering sometimes print is better than digital.
Quartz is the business news publication of the Read more

Tigers face sterner test against Paks

March 30, 2014

Embattled Bangladesh cricket team will face a refreshed Pakistan in their third Super-10 match in the ICC World Twenty20 today, hoping to put their recent dismal performance behind them in Dhaka. The task appears harder for Bangladesh than their last two matches against West Indies and India as the Tigers have a physiological barrier facing Pakistan. It is the only side Read more

Refreshed Pakistan back in action

March 30, 2014

Pakistan will return to action in the World Twenty20 today after a week’s break knowing that they have the semi-final spot within the sight should they win their two remaining games in the Super-10 round in Dhaka. India have already booked a place in the semi-final leaving Pakistan, West Indies, Australia and Bangladesh to vie for the other slot from the group. Pakistan Read more

McCullum fires Kiwis past Dutch

March 30, 2014

Skipper Brendon McCullum blazed his way to a sparkling half-century and added to his illustrious T20I record as New Zealand cantered to a six-wicket win over the Netherlands in Chittagong on Saturday to keep their hopes alive in the ICC World Twenty20. McCullum’s 65 off 45 balls helped the Kiwis reach 152-4 in 19 overs after a combined effort by the Read more

SA seal semi-final berth

March 30, 2014

South Africa reached the semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 as they defeated England by three runs in Chittagong on Saturday to effectively rule the latter out of the competition.
The win was scripted on the back of skipper AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla’s half-centuries along with Wayne Parnell’s bowling efforts at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Read more

Power rears ugly head again

March 30, 2014

The ongoing ICC World Twenty20 tournament received a further blow as floodlights went off twice in the Super 10 clash between England and South Africa as the generator provided by the directors and selectors of the Bangladesh Cricket Board collapsed during the game in Chittagong on Saturday. OMNI Power, a company linked with by cricket operations chairman Read more

Cultural organisations observe Independence Day

March 29, 2014

Cultural organisations observe Independence DayDifferent cultural organisations and institutes observed the 44th Independence and National Day of the country on Wednesday
amid much vibrancy and festivity.
The special programmes, organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, Sammilito Sangskritik Jote and others, consisted of music concerts, theatre shows, Read more

Rakhi Sawant to contest Lok Sabha polls

March 29, 2014

Rakhi Sawant to contest Lok Sabha pollsThe Lok Sabha election in Mumbai North-West constituency will get a dose of glamour with the entry of Bollywood item girl Rakhi Sawant as an Independent candidate, reports The Hindustan Times.
‘I have been virtually mobbed by people demanding that I should fight the election, so here I am,’ Sawant told media persons here Wednesday.
She will lock horns with Congress’s Read more

Sammy wins a war for WI

March 29, 2014

Darren Sammy forced James Faulkner to eat a humble pie, smashing him two sixes off two balls in the final over to lead West Indies to a pulsating six-wicket win over Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Friday.  In the lead-up to the game, Faulkner hurt the ego of West Indies team saying he does not particularly like the men from the Caribbean and vowed Read more

England confident after epic chase

March 29, 2014

Both South Africa and England are concerned about the dew and the lights at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, with the latter opting for a double-training session on Friday ahead of their crucial encounter today. After their scheduled optional practice session at the ZACS from 2:00 pm on Friday, England returned with the full team to get accustomed to the conditions Read more

Mushfiq blasts Tigers’ top order

March 29, 2014

Top-order batsmen’s return to form seems to be the only solution to the present crisis of the Bangladesh cricket team, said skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, as the Tigers received yet another thrashing in the ICC World Twenty20, this time at the hands of India by eight wickets on Friday. Bangladesh suffered a batting collapse early in their innings in three consecutive matches and Read more

State-run banks still hold huge defaulted loans

March 29, 2014

Rescheduling before Jan 5 polls fails to make situation better
The country’s eight state-run banks held 61.51 per cent of the total defaulted loans in the banking sector as of December 31, 2013 despite a rescheduling spree by the banks in the last quarter of the year on political consideration. Three out of the eight state-run banks also failed to keep required provision against their disbursed loans and advances after the end of the fourth Read more

430 receive Tk 50,000 each in first phase

March 29, 2014

Rana Plaza Donor’s Fund
430 receive Tk 50,000 each in first phase
Four hundred and thirty workers and families of deceased workers of New Wave Bottoms, one of the five clothing factories housed in Rana Plaza that collapsed on April 24, 2013, on Friday received Tk 50,000 each in compensation from the Donor’s Trust Fund in the first phase. The multi-stakeholder Rana Plaza compensation coordination committee on March decided Read more

Documentary Fest begins today

March 28, 2014

Documentary Fest begins todayThe fifth biennale of Bangladesh Documentary Festival will begin today at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.
Bangladesh Documentary Council has been organising the festival since 2004 with a view to promoting documentary making in the country.
The five-day festival titled Documenting Bangladesh 5, will screen a total of 32 documentaries, all of which Read more

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