Spice prices mark rise on eve of Eid

The prices of spices increased the city’s retail markets over the week as the demand for the items increased ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. The prices of other essential commodities including vegetables remained high over the week. Wholesalers and retailers blamed each other for the price hike of spices during the period. The prices of cumin, cloves, cardamom,

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Foreign investment at DSE falls by 79pc in July

Net overseas investment at the Dhaka Stock Exchange fell by 78.58 per cent or Tk 284.98 crore in July compared with that in the previous month due to sluggish market trend and less trading sessions. There will be no trading at the bourse in July due to Eid-ul-Fitr and weekly holidays. The June was a 22 trading-session month while July was a 17 trading-session

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Ibsen’s characters come together in Opekkhaman

Ibsen’s characters come together in OpekkhamanLeading theatre troupe Nagarik Natyasampraday will stage one of its acclaimed productions Opekkhaman (At Threshold) today evening, after iftar at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The play was originally prepared in 2009 for Ibsen festival. Written by eminent poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haque and directed by thespian Ataur Rahman, the play reinterprets two seminal works of

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‘I am more interested in music than acting’

Tahsan up close and personal
‘I am more interested in music than acting’Popular singer and actor Tahsan is currently occupied with completing his upcoming works for Eid. The artiste has released his sixth solo musical album this Eid. His new album titled Uddesho Nei has hit the market on Thursday. It features 11 songs including Ke Tumi, Shesher Gaan, Uddesho Nei, Koto Dur, Tomay Ghire, Hisaber Obhishap and others.
‘I have worked really hard for the songs

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Kayes in for Sakib

Bangladesh Name Squad For Windies Tour
Kayes in for Sakib
Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday recalled opening batsman Imrul Kayes into the 15-man squad for the three-match one-day international series against West Indies next month. Kayes replaced all-rounder Sakib al Hasan, who is serving a six-month ban, imposed on him by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for what it said because of his ‘severe attitude

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Hathurusinghe relishes challenge in Windies

Bangladesh national cricket team’s coach Chandika Hathurusinghe said on Thursday he is looking forward to the challenge in West Indies without being too much concerned about how his charges had fared in recent international matches. Bangladesh failed to win a one-day international and Test in 2014, making the year one of the worst in their

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ICC World Cup trophy in city

The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy arrived in Bangladesh on Thursday as part of its visit to countries that will participate in next year’s tournament to be staged in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. The trophy will be taken to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today where it will be received by Bangladesh national team captain

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BFF to reduce foreigners from next season

The Bangladesh Football Federation has finally realised that too many foreign players are narrowing down the opportunities for the local footballers and decided to reduce the number of overseas players from next season. In the last two seasons the BFF allowed the clubs to register at least seven foreign players but pick four of them in the starting XI.

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Pvt sector credit growth target to remain static

Monetary Policy For July-December
Pvt sector credit growth target to remain static
Bangladesh Bank is likely to keep unchanged the private sector credit growth target in its upcoming monetary policy statement for July-December 2014 due to a slow credit demand from the businesspeople amid political uncertainty, officials of the central bank said. The BB will announce the monetary policy at its headquarters in the capital tomorrow.

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Scam-hit BASIC seeks Tk 1,300cr to meet capital deficit

State-owned BASIC Bank has sought emergency fund worth Tk 1,372 crore from the government to bail itself out of the capital shortfall following massive loan scams. The reconstituted board of the beleaguered bank on Wednesday sent a letter to the banks and financial institutions division seeking the fund. Signed by the acting managing director

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Stocks rebound on healthy corporate disclosures

DSE goes into nine-day holiday
Dhaka stocks rebounded on Thursday, last trading session before a nine-day market closure, with an increased turnover as improved financial statements of listed companies, mostly banks, made investors optimistic. Trading at the bourse will remain closed from July 25 to August 2 for Eid-ul-Fitr and weekly holidays. The key index of

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Banks asked to keep enough money in ATM booths during Eid vacation

Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked scheduled bank to keep sufficient money in their automated teller machines during the Eid-ul-Fitr vacation. The BB issued a circular to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks asking them to keep sufficient money in their ATM booths so that their clients can withdraw money from the booths between

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Saarc nations need to quickly remove trade barriers: Tofail

Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday said the Saarc countries should make a tangible progress in tariff concessions and removal of other trade barriers faster to turn Saarc into an effective trade block. ‘Unless it’s done, the dream of Safta (South Asia Free Trade Area) to be a free trade area will remain a far cry,’ he said. The commerce minister made the call

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Suchitra’s songs on NTV’s special Eid programme

Suchitra’s songs on NTV’s special Eid programmePopular private television channel NTV will air a special Eid programme featuring the classic songs that had been lip synced by legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen in her different films.
The programme titled Amar Gaaner Nimantroney will be aired on the channel at 5:30pm on third day of Eid.
Noted singers Kona, Nirjhar, Priyanka Gope,

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Honeymoon awaiting release on Eid

Honeymoon awaiting release on EidMuch talked about romantic film Honeymoon will be released during upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival in movie theatres across the country.
Directed by Shafiuddin Shafi, Honeymoon is an action romantic film starring Bappi, Mahi, Syed Hasan Imam and Ahmed Sharif.
The film has been produced by Jazz Multimedia.
Director Shafi said, ‘The film has

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Fresh move planned to revive BCB battle

The legal battle over the constitution of the Bangladesh Cricket Board could resurface after Eid-ul-Fitr as a fresh move is being considered by the organisers involved. A five-member bench of the Supreme Court Appellate Division on July 25, 2013, had ruled in favour of holding the BCB election on the basis of its amended constitution after a petition

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Sakib asked to start training on August 2

National cricket team head coach Chandika Hathurinsinghe asked suspended all-rounder Sakib al Hasan to join the practice on August 2, sources confirmed on Tuesday. Sakib came into the practice session of the Tigers on Tuesday and spent a good amount of time in the dressing room. He also had a long discussion with Hathurinsinghe over his practice

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Dhaka Bank to sponsor B’desh-WI series

Dhaka Bank Limited was unveiled as the title sponsor of forthcoming Bangladesh-West Indies cricket series in West Indies on Tuesday. Bangladesh will leave home on August 13 to play three one-day internationals, two Tests and a Twenty20 International from August 20 to September 17 in the Caribbean. The series will take place in four different islands

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ICC, BCB appeal against BPL verdict

The International Cricket Council and Bangladesh Cricket Board have appealed against the verdict of the BCB’s Anti Corruption Tribunal on the Bangladesh Premier League match fixing trial, said the officials on Tuesday. ICC and BCB sent their plea addressing retired justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid, the BCB’s disciplinary panel head as both parties were

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Muktis stay in hunt for runners-up spot

Muktijoddha Sangshad KC kept their hopes of securing the runners-up position of the Bangladesh Premier League alive after a narrow 1-0 win over Feni Soccer Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. With the win, Muktijoddha moved to third place with 46 points from 26 matches, three points adrift of second placed Abahani Limited,

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