Torres set to join Atletico

December 27, 2014

Fernando Torres could make his second debut for Atletico Madrid against city rivals Real Madrid on Jan. 7 should he make the move from AC Milan, according to reports in Italy and Spain, reports ESPN FC. Torres, 30, is set to return to his boyhood club in the winter transfer window, with forward Alessio Cerci moving in the other direction. Widespread reports emerged in Spain, Read more

Suarez enjoying Messi, Neymar link up

December 27, 2014

Luis Suarez says he is enjoying playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar at Barcelona, reports Goal.com. Having missed the opening stages of the season due to a ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, the Uruguayan has gradually been integrated into Luis Enrique’s starting XI.
Often selected in a front three alongside Messi and Neymar, Read more

Rules finalised to form body for Tk 500cr social obligation fund

December 27, 2014

SOF to be used to reach telecom facilities to disadvantaged people
The government has finalised the rules for social obligation fund, an amount of Tk 500 crore contributed by the telecom operators, with a provision to form an 11-member committee to manage and utilise the money. The SOF will be used to reach the telecommunication facilities to the disadvantaged people, said the rules. The government has been collecting money from the Read more

Farmers default on 20pc of loans in Jul-Nov

December 27, 2014

Defaulted loans in the country’s agriculture sector stood at Tk 5,854.38 crore as of November 30, 2014 which accounted for 19.55 per cent of the total loans disbursed (Tk 29,945.44 crore) in the sector. The farm sector defaulted loans accounted for 18.22 per cent of the total loans (Tk 34,632.82 crore) disbursed in the sector as of June 30, according to the latest Bangladesh Bank data. Read more

Chicken, mutton prices shoot up in city

December 27, 2014

The prices of chicken and mutton shot up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as their demand increased due to rise in social and year-end recreational programmes, traders said. The price of broiler increased sharply to Tk 145-155 a kg on Friday while it was retailed at Tk 115-Tk 120 a kg a week ago. Cocks and hens, depending on their size, were selling Read more

Three-day kathak dance festival begins

December 26, 2014

Three-day kathak dance festival beginsA three-day Kathak dance festival began at the Chhayanaut auditorium on Wednesday evening. Prominent and promising artistes, in group and solo, presented dance recitals on the opening day of the festival that is organised by Kathak Nritya Sampradaya. The presentations began with a group dance recital by the artistes of Kathak Nritya Sampradaya (KNS). Led by noted dancer Saju Ahmed, the dancers presented Read more

Children celebrate Christmas

December 26, 2014

Children celebrate Christmas-Children of the city enjoyed programmes on Christmas organised by different city hotels on Thursday, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ amid festivity.
They came with their families and passed a joyful day with Santa Claus and with his friends –Angry Birds, Micky Mouse and Mini Mouse.
Samantha, Zaira, Mahin and many other kids of 3- 15 years old were seen dancing, riding on different rides, Read more

Tamim ready to go under knife to fulfil WC dream

December 26, 2014

Opener Tamim Iqbal said on Thursday he was ready to go under the knife to fulfil his dream of becoming the first Bangladeshi to score a hundred for his country in the upcoming World Cup.
Tamim will leave Dhaka today to meet Australian orthopaedic surgeon David Young on December 29 as an MRI recently revealed that his meniscus on the Read more

Sakib’s secret endeavour

December 26, 2014

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan went back to the batting basics in three recent training sessions as he prepared himself for the upcoming ICC World Cup by trying to focus on the technical aspect of his batting. Bangladesh Cricket Board’s game development manager Nazmul Abedin conducted the sessions this week when Sakib batted for hours to make slight adjustment on his batting approach Read more

Nasir re-appointed as Jamal captain

December 26, 2014

Defender Nasiruddin Chowdhury was re-appointed as Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club captain on Thursday ahead of their friendly match against South Korean giants Busan I’Park on Saturday. Sheikh Jamal were crowned the champions of the Bhutan’s King’s Cup last month under the leadership of Nasir. There he performed superbly, which prompted the club officials to re-appoint Read more

‘He’s good looking and wins everything, it’s unfair’

December 26, 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson says it’s unfair that Jose Mourinho can boast good looks and five languages alongside his phenomenal trophy-laden managerial CV, reports Goal.com.
Mourinho has established himself alongside rival Pep Guardiola as the most talented coach of his generation, and one of the greatest of all time following spells with Read more

Fin min okays single-stage VAT payment for edible oil trade

December 26, 2014

The finance ministry has approved the commerce ministry’s proposal to collect value-added tax on edible oil at only one stage of supply chain of the product to reduce hassle businesses face in paying VAT at different stages, officials said. The facility may be given for one and a half years upto June 2016, they said. Officials said that finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith had recently Read more

Savings tools investment tops Tk 10,500cr in Jul-Nov

December 26, 2014

The net investment in national saving certificates and bonds surpassed Tk 10,500 crore in just five months (July-November) 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 Read more

DSE TREC holders unhappy over charge hike after demutualisation

December 26, 2014

Likely to request BSEC to review the decision
Trading right entitlement certificate holders of the Dhaka Stock Exchange are likely to request the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission to review charge hike on them. DSE sources said the TREC holders were dejected by the increase of charges on them after the demutualisation of the bourse on November 21 last year. The issue of charge hike came into focus Read more

Embroidered quilts from Zainul’s collection on display

December 25, 2014

Embroidered quilts from Zainul’s collection on displayA collection of exquisitely embroidered quilts that belonged to shilpacharya Zainul Abedin are now on display at the Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi. The show, featuring 22 embroidered quilts and a collage of photographs of Zainul’s master pieces, has been organised by Bengal Foundation as part of its yearlong Zainul birth centenary programme. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and Zainul’s widow Jahanara Abedin Read more

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