Tigers toy with ideas for 4th ODI

November 28, 2014

With the series in the back, Bangladesh are planning for some experiment during today’s fourth one-day international against Zimbabwe at Mirpur.
Keeping an eye on the upcoming ICC World Cup, the Tigers may hand leg-spinner Jubair Hossain and left-arm spinner Taijul Islam an ODI debut while pace Read more

BCB says ‘no’ to UAE tourney

November 28, 2014

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said on Thursday that they have turned down an International Cricket Council proposal to play a tournament in Dubai before the upcoming World Cup. The ICC had invited the BCB to play the tournament, featuring its associate members who have qualified for the tournament. The tournament is scheduled to take place from January 10 to 24. Read more

Jamal thrash Mohun Bagan to move into semis

November 28, 2014

Defending Bangladesh Premier League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club thrashed Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan FC 5-3 to seal the semi-final berth in Bhutan’s King’s Cup on Thursday. Jamal became champions in their group thanks to the big win at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu and will now face Manang Marshyangdi Club of Nepal in the first semi-final on Read more

Graduation from LDC status not possible by 2021: CPD

November 28, 2014

The Centre for Policy Dialogue on Thursday said that Bangladesh would need at least another decade for graduating from the least developed countries’ category to a developing country as it lagged behind in human assets index and economic vulnerability index.
‘It will take at least a decade for graduation even if we Read more

Sweater factories have to pay workers minimum wages during off-season

November 28, 2014

Govt finalises guidelines, to issue gazette notification next month
The government has finalised guidelines for the sweater factories with a provision that the owners will have to pay their workers, who work under piece rate system, minimum wages during off-season. The sweater factory workers usually remain unpaid during off-season (three to four months every year) as the business is largely seasonal. The workers, however, receive more than Read more

BB asks banks not to open more than 1 mobile banking account of a client

November 28, 2014

Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked scheduled banks not to open several mobile financial services accounts in favour of a single client to avoid financial crimes and anomalies.
The BB issued a circular to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks saying that from now on a client would be allowed to open only one account Read more

Mobile users reach 11.89cr in Oct

November 28, 2014

Active mobile phone subscribers in the country reached to 11.89 crore in October as country’s mobile operators added 5 lakh new users in the month. The latest data of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission showed that four mobile operators — Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Teletalk — added new subscribers in the month while Airtel and Citycell witnessed Read more

DSE turnover falls to four-month low as investors remain cautious

November 28, 2014

Dhaka stocks returned to a positive zone on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, but the turnover of the bourse declined to a four-month low because of investors’ cautious trading. The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, rose by 0.33 per cent, or 15.94 points, to close at 4,772.55 points. Turnover of the burse declined to a four-month low at Tk 263.79 crore Read more

Unilever CEO visits Bangladesh

November 28, 2014

Paul Polman, chief executive officer of Unilever Plc, visited Bangladesh on Wednesday and Thursday as part of his regular visit to key Unilever markets across the world, said a news release. He was accompanied by Sanjiv Mehta, executive vice-president-South Asia Cluster of Unilever.
Kamran Bakr, chairman and managing director of Read more

Terrific Tigers wrap-up series

November 27, 2014

Bangladesh put up a clinical performance with both bat and ball to thrash Zimbabwe by 124 runs in the third one-day international and wrap-up the five-match series in Dhaka on Wednesday. The proceedings followed the script of second match in Chittagong as the openers put another century stand and Mashrafee bin Murtaza rattled Zimbabwe with his opening spell blast. Read more

Tigers show rare consistency

November 27, 2014

Bangladesh’s batting showed rare consistency during the first three games of the ongoing five-match one-day international series against Zimbabwe which helped them to wrap up the series without any serious hiccup. Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe in all three matches to clinch the series but more than that, it showed that the performance graph of the batting unit had taken an Read more

VAT on medicine goes up in Jan

November 27, 2014

The consumers of medicines will have to pay an increased value added tax of around 2.4 per cent on an average from the existing 2 per cent. The National Board of Revenue on Wednesday issued an order saying that medicine manufacturers would have to deposit VAT on actual commission which they give to the retailers from January 2015, officials said. ‘It means, the rate of Read more

Investment in savings tools surpasses Tk 9,056cr annual target in 4 months

November 27, 2014

Rush for NSCs makes govt worried
The net investment in national saving certificates and bonds surpassed its annual target in just four months (July-October) of this financial year 2014-15 as clients continued to invest heavily in the NSCs due to low bank deposit rates and sluggish business climate.
According to the Directorate of National Savings data released Read more

BMBA defends CIB reporting proposal

November 27, 2014

Downtrend At Stock Market
BMBA defends CIB reporting proposal
Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association president Tanjil Chowdhury on Wednesday said that the proposals made by the association recently were for better management of the merchant banks and not to hurt investors’ sentiment and the market. Tanjil said the proposal of bringing investors with above Tk 1 crore margin loans under the Credit Information Bureau reporting was Read more

Farooki’s project wins award at Goa film fest 

November 26, 2014

Farooki’s project wins award at Goa film fest-Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s upcoming film, No Land’s Man, won the most promising project award at the Indian National Film Development Corporation’s annual Film Bazaar industry event in Goa. NFDC Development award, earlier known as the Incredible India Award, is considered as the flagship of the South Asian film industry event. The cash award of Rs 10 Lakh (USD 16,000) was handed over to Farooki by the renowned Read more

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