Tigers dejected ahead of India clash

March 28, 2014

If winning is a habit, losing is no different. No team knows it better than Bangladesh, who own the dubious record of losing the most consecutive Tests and one-day internationals. They had the same ignominy in Twenty20s too until Zimbabwe surpassed their record in 2012.
So it is not a completely new situation that Read more

Birthday boy Tahir cherishes success

March 28, 2014

South African spinner Imran Tahir gave himself a nice birthday presentation when he put in a match winning performance to spare the blushes of his side in their ICC World Twenty20 match against minnows Netherlands in Chittagong on Thursday. Tahir, who turned 36 on the day, picked up 4-21, as South Africa snatched the win from the jaws of defeat. The Dutch made Read more

Muhith eyes ambitious budget again

March 28, 2014

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday said the next budget would be an ‘ambitious’ one as it would be the first of the new government. He projected the size of the next budget at around Tk 2.50 lakh crore. Talking to reporters after a pre-budget discussion with local think-tanks including state-funded BIDS and Policy Research Institute at the secretariat, Read more

UAE deep-sea port investment proposal puzzles govt

March 28, 2014

Senior bureaucrats of the government are puzzled with a unique investment proposal from the United Arab Emirates linking their participation in Sonadia deep-sea port with awarding contracts for two other infrastructure projects. A senior official of DP World, a UAE government-owned company, placed their new investment proposal at a high-level meeting at the Read more

An inexhaustible well for theatre activists

March 26, 2014

War Of Independence
An inexhaustible well for theatre activists
An inexhaustible well for theatre activistsThe war of independence, with all its glory and loss, courage and suffering, has been an inexhaustible well of stories for the theatre practitioners of the country, say theatre activists. No other historical event has provided local theatre practitioners with such a treasure to exploit for theatre productions.
Till date, hundreds of plays have been produced, influenced by or based on the country’s historic struggle Read more

Films on liberation war: Directors talk on challenges

March 26, 2014

Films on liberation war- Directors talk on challengesSeveral powerful films on the liberation war have been made in 44 years since Bangladesh won her freedom in 1971. The directors of some of these films have shared their challenges and gratification on making independence war-based films with New Age.
Noted director Chashi Nazrul Islam made Ora Egarojon, the first film on the war in 1972. Besides, Islam Read more

More curb put on Sonali, Janata loan disbursement

March 26, 2014

Bangladesh Bank has reduced credit ceiling for two state-owned commercial banks — Sonali and Janata — due to their poor financial health for this year.
The central bank, however, raised the limit for Rupali Bank and kept it unchanged for Agrani Bank. The BB took the move in a bid to curb the rise in Read more

US senator warns against torture of trade unionists

March 26, 2014

Gsp Restoration
US senator warns against torture of trade unionists
Tofail terms comments unwanted
The chairman of the US senate committee on foreign relations Robert Menendez has warned that he would not support the reinstatement of generalized system of preferences for Bangladesh if the factory owners continue harassment and intimidation of trade union organisers and members. Menendez, also a member of the senate committee on finance, on Monday Read more

Foreign loan commitment drops by 24pc

March 26, 2014

Commitments of foreign loans and grants declined by 24 per cent in the first eight months of the current fiscal year because of political unrest surrounding the national election and the government’s thorny relations with the international lenders over Padma Bridge scam.
The latest data of the Economic Relations Division Read more

IPO of Far East Knitting gets BSEC nod

March 26, 2014

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday approved the initial public offering of Far East Knitting and Dyeing Industries to raise fund worth Tk 67.50 crore floating its 2.50-crore shares. As per the BSEC approved, the offer price of each share of the company has been set at Tk 27 including premium of Tk 17 on each share, a BSEC release said. Read more

BTRC to review all date-expired call tariffs of last 5yrs

March 26, 2014

The telecom regulator on Tuesday asked all telecom, internet and interconnection operators to submit their documents of expired and lifetime duration service and tariff approvals of last five years for a review in order to reduce the tariff and extend the time. According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission notice issued on the day, the Read more

Windies pile more misery on Tigers

March 26, 2014

West Indies inflicted more misery on an underperforming Bangladesh cricket team as the holders thrashed the home side by 73 runs in an agonisingly lopsided ICC World Twenty20 contest in Dhaka on Tuesday. The home side, still smarting from a shocking two-wicket loss to minnows Hong Kong in their previous game, were bowled out for 98 runs in 19.1 overs, barely Read more

Nasir gets the chop

March 26, 2014

Nasir Hossain was dropped from the Bangladesh national side’s playing eleven for the first time in any format on Tuesday, ceding his place in the batting line-up to Mominul Haque for the Tigers’ opening Super 10 match at the ICC World Twenty20. The 22-year-old Nasir, who had been widely regarded as one of the country’s finest young talents since his debut in 2011 but Read more

MSC, Abahani seal quarters spot

March 26, 2014

Mohammedan SC progressed to the quarterfinal of the Independence Cup football tournament along with archrivals Abahani Limited from Group 3 after the former defeated Arambagh KS 4-1 at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. Mohammedan skipper Zahid Hasan Ameli notched a brace while Nigerian midfielder Damien Chigozie and Touhidul Alam Sobuj Read more

Better late than never for Babar

March 26, 2014

Like Saeed Ajmal before him, Zulfiqar Babar was in his thirties before he finally received his chance in international cricket. And, like Ajmal, he is making selectors look silly for making him wait so long. A veteran of 69 first-class matches, the left-arm spinner from Okara, Punjab finally got his chance to play for Pakistan last July at the age of 34 in a pair of Twenty20 Read more

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