Biren Shome’s date with Panam Nagar

December 31, 2014

Biren Shome’s date with Panam NagarSenior artist Biren Shome has brought the old, forsaken city known as Panam Nagar on his canvasses for his ongoing solo at Shilpangan Gallery. The artist, in his signature watercolour paintings and charcoal and pen drawings, has given life to this decaying city at the exhibition titled Date Down Memory Lane. The artist has brought the landscape and niceties of the buildings of the once affluent city in his watercolour paintings, Read more

Nasir shows his ugly side

December 31, 2014

Abahani Limited cricketer Nasir Hossain was involved in an ugly episode in the Dhaka Premier League on Tuesday when he ran towards Dholeshwar batsman Asif Ahmed during their match at the Sher-er-Bangla Stadium. The incident happened during the 28th over of Prime Doleshwar’s innings when Asif complained of Nasir’s illegal movement in the field and refused Read more

NBR to take tough action against fake TIN users

December 31, 2014

718 fake TIN using businessmen detected
The National Board of Revenue is going to take stern action against the users of fake taxpayer’s identification number amid an allegation that many business firms and individuals have been using false TINs, officials said. The revenue board has recently formed a committee to recommend what kinds of measures can be taken against the fake e-TIN users, they said. They Read more

Stagnancy in investment marks 2014: BB

December 31, 2014

New pay scale to put pressure on inflation
Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday said that there was investment stagnancy in the country in the outgoing year of 2014 due to political turbulence, general strikes and blockades in 2013.
It also warned that an upward pressure on inflation will remain in the new year of 2015 due to the new pay scale and other global and local issues. ‘Political Read more

BB to ask banks to follow int’l security standard of PCI

December 31, 2014

Card-Based Transactions
BB to ask banks to follow int’l security standard of PCI
Bangladesh Bank will ask scheduled banks to follow the international security standard while operating their card-based transactions to avoid fraudulent acts and forgeries, central bank officials told New Age on Tuesday. Major card brands including American Express, Discover Financial Services, Japan Credit Bureau, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International established Read more

Stocks gain some grounds in 2014, but investors yet to recover losses

December 31, 2014

The small-scale investors affected by 2010-11 market crash are yet to recover losses although the market recovered some grounds during 2014, experts have said.
The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, advanced by 13 per cent over the year to finish at 4,865 points on December 30 after beginning the year Read more

Stocks rise on some institutional investors’ year-end buy

December 31, 2014

Dhaka stocks advanced for the second trading session on Tuesday with increased turnover amid institutional investors’ active participation on the trading floor due to year end portfolio rebalancing. The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, finished at 4,864.96 points, adding 1.05 per cent or 50.80 points. Market operators said that Tuesday’s market was mostly driven Read more

Tamim goes under the knife

December 30, 2014

Chief selector confident opener will make the World Cup
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal underwent a successful surgery on his left knee in Australia on Monday, giving himself a chance to represent the country in the forthcoming World Cup.
Renowned orthopedic surgeon David Young conducted the operation at Avenue Hospital in Melbourne in the evening to bring an end to all the speculations regarding Read more

BCB mulls 2-tier NCL

December 30, 2014

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is planning to introduce a two-tier National Cricket League from next year in order to raise the competitiveness, said the officials on Monday.
The idea came during Monday’s meeting between divisional teams’ representatives and the members of the tournament committee at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Read more

Mushfiq feeling no strain before WC

December 30, 2014

Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim believes that there is no need to feel tension before the forthcoming ICC World Cup as it might not be as difficult as it appears at the moment.
The conditions of Australia and New Zealand, co-host of the world’s biggest cricket tournament, appeared to be a serious concern for teams coming from other regions Read more

BFF calls up 26 in primary squad

December 30, 2014

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Monday announced the 26-member preliminary squad for Bangabandhu Gold Cup international football tournament, scheduled in January.
The squad includes striker Aminur Rahman Sajib of Abahani, winger Rubel Miah of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and defender Atiqur Rahman Fahad of Abahani. Read more

Rice import rises by 295pc in Nov amid export

December 30, 2014

Traders smell rat in ‘unnecessary import’
The import of rice increased by 295 per cent to $63.59 million in November this year from $16.07 million in the same month a year ago, although the government has started to export rice to Sri Lanka for the first time. According to Bangladesh Bank data released on Monday apart from the huge import rice of November, letters of credit worth $59.81 million were opened in the month for Read more

GP selling old numbers at up to Tk 30,199

December 30, 2014

BTRC launches enquiry
The telecom regulator has launched an enquiry into the mobile phone operator Grameenphone’s move to sell its old numbers at prices up to Tk 30,199 per connection.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission officials said such high prices for SIM connection were not permitted by the BTRC. They said Read more

Dense fog likely to harm rice seedlings, potato, mustard, tomato

December 30, 2014

Dense fog and chilly weather are likely to harm rice seedlings and the standing crops of potato, tomato and mustard, said the Department of Agricultural Extension officials.
They said that potato output could drop due to early or late blight disease.
Alternaria blight disease could affect mustard and leaf blight Read more

Banks asked not to close incomplete KYC accounts

December 30, 2014

Bangladesh Bank has asked scheduled banks and non-bank financial institutions not to close incomplete KYC (know your client) accounts which were opened before April 30, 2002 as some banks has recently taken move to seal the accounts violating the banking rules and regulations.
The BB issued a circular to managing directors and Read more

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