Nrityanchal artistes entertain hundreds

April 30, 2014

Nrityanchal artistes entertain hundredsGraceful, refined movement and postures, synchronisation with music and coordination of the dancers left the audience fascinated at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, on Monday evening. The International Dance Day was vividly celebrated with chorus recitals featuring folk, classical, modern, fusion and other styles of dances.
The show was organised by Read more

Goldmark names Mushfiq as Brand Ambassador

April 30, 2014

National cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Tuesday signed a one-year deal with cookies and biscuit manufacturer Goldmark Foods Ltd as its Brand Ambassador.
A grand signing ceremony was held on the occasion at the Westin Hotel where managing director of the company, Mohammed Bashir was present Read more

Board silent on Jurgensen affair

April 30, 2014

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is silent about the national head coach Shane Jurgensen after he resigned on Monday that took officials by surprise.
Jurgensen is expected to return to Dhaka today to complete his resignation formalities and serve a notice period that will end in June with Read more

Parvez gives BJMC incredible win

April 30, 2014

Supersub Abdullah Parvez gave Team BJMC an incredible injury time 3–2 win over Mohammedan Sporting Club in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. Parvez came into the field in the 77th minute as a substitute for Shahanur Rahman Rony and changed the match. As his team were trailing 2–1, he provided Read more

Tax to double for new industries in and around Dhaka: NBR

April 30, 2014

The National Board of Revenue chairman Ghulam Hussain on Tuesday said that they were seriously mulling imposition of tax at double the present rate on new industries to be set up in Dhaka and adjacent areas. The revenue board will also offer attractive tax break for relocating factories from Dhaka and establishing new factories in other districts, he said. Read more

BTRC drafts new directive for mobile handset import

April 30, 2014

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has drafted a new directive for import of mobile phone handsets through type-based approval process instead of existing shipment-based process. BTRC officials said the move came to ensure the quality of the mobile phone handsets for new technologies such as 3G and 4G which the government permitted Read more

STOCK REFINANCE SCHEME : Ministry scraps m-bank directors’ guarantee condition

April 30, 2014

The finance ministry on Tuesday scrapped a condition that directors of merchant banks and brokerage houses would issue personal guarantee for releasing loans to the affected small investors from Tk 900 crore refinance scheme of the government. The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission recently sought permission from the ministry for waiving the Read more

Experts ring alarm over pvt sector’s dependence on foreign loan

April 30, 2014

Overdependence on foreign loan by private sector creates financial crisis in any country as such type of trend leads to outflow of money in the form of repatriation of principle, interest and dividend, said leading bankers, economists and experts on Tuesday. They made the opinion at a seminar in Dhaka at a time when Bangladesh has been receiving huge amount of Read more

Political unrest had little impact on B’desh growth, exports: Moody’s

April 30, 2014

International credit rating agency Moody’s on Tuesday said that Bangladesh’s headline growth was not meaningfully impacted because of heightened political turbulence over the last year in the run-up to parliamentary elections in January. In the annual investors update report published on the day, Moody’s also said the disruptions caused by industrial accidents Read more

Dhaka stocks fall sharply on BB move against banks

April 30, 2014

Dhaka stocks declined sharply on Tuesday, third trading session in a row, as investors turned shaky apprehending further fall in the market following a Bangladesh Bank move against the banks which have increased their capital market investment beyond the allowable limit. The key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, declined to 4,567.04 points, Read more

EU ban floods India with mangoes, prices plunge

April 30, 2014

A European Union ban on import of Indian mangoes, including the famed Alphonsos, from tomorrow and a resultant glut in supply is pushing down prices in the local market, reports Times of India. Although Indian consumers are happy over the falling price, the country’s farmers and exporters criticised the European ban and appealed to Brussels to overturn Read more

International Dance Day today

April 29, 2014

International Dance Day today‘With its singular force to eliminate social and ethnic distinctions, leaving but the movement of bodies in their essence, of human beings returning to their pure expression, unique and shared, dance can unite all’.
So writes French choreographer and dancer Mourad Merzouki as International Dance Day 2014 message.
Today is the day to celebrate Read more

Jurgensen quits as Tigers’ coach

April 29, 2014

BCB did not accept resignation, says decision spurred by emotion
The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday suffered a serious blow as national team’s Australian head coach Shane Jurgensen resigned from his post apparently being upset by certain media speculation about his future. The BCB received an e-mail minutes before it was preparing to hold an emergency meeting, confirming the resignation, which the officials Read more

BCB forms committee for media rights

April 29, 2014

The Bangladesh Cricket Board at an emergency meeting on Monday formed a committee to finalise the details of media rights, said the officials.
BCB’s chairman of the marketing and commercial committee Kazi Enam Ahmed will head the committee which also included directors Afzalur Rahman Sinha, Read more

Abahani close gap on Jamal

April 29, 2014

Four-time champions Abahani Limited closed to gap with table-toppers Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club thanks to their 1-0 win over Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra in the Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka on Monday. Abahani now moved to 25 points from 12 matches, just three shy of Jamal, who until a draw against Feni Soccer in Read more

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