eCourier, Aramex join hands to launch cross-border delivery

January 31, 2022

eCourier Ltd, a subsidiary of Dotlines Group, and Aramex Dhaka Ltd, the local entity of the multinational logistics, courier and package delivery company, have entered into a commercial agreement to utilise their combined strengths to unlock Bangladesh’s international delivery potential.
Mahbubul Anam, managing director of Expo Group, a joint venture partner of Read more

GPH Ispat’s profit surge

January 31, 2022

Listed steel maker GPH Ispat’s profit soared in the first half of the current financial year.
The company logged Tk 94.93 crore in profits, posting a 36 per cent rise from Tk 69.64 crore recorded during the same period a year ago.
Its earnings per share was Tk 2.17 during the July to December period, which Read more

Renata profit rises 14pc

January 31, 2022

Renata logged 14 per cent higher profits year-on-year in the first six months of the current financial year of 2021-22 in spite of a rise in the price of raw material.
The profits came to reach Tk 274 crore while turnover rose 6.12 per cent to Tk 1,542 crore in the July-December period, according to financial statements of Read more

Sinha murder: Ex-OC Pradeep, Liakat sentenced to death

January 31, 2022

Suspended police inspector Liakat Ali and former OC of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das were sentenced to death for killing Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan.
Cox’s Bazar District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail sentenced six others to life term imprisonment.
The court acquitted seven others as allegation brought against them could not be Read more

Salma just cannot wait for the WC

January 30, 2022

Bangladesh national women’s team all-rounder Salma Khatun is chomping at the bits to fulfil her and many of her team-mate’s lifelong dreams of playing in the ICC Women’s World Cup, which will begin on March 4 in New Zealand.
‘It was a dream for all of us to play in the ODI World Cup. The senior members of the team Read more

Jahanara returns for World Cup

January 30, 2022

Pacer Jahanara Alam returned to the team as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday announced a 16-member women’s team for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand this year.
Jahanara, who was dropped from the squad from the Commonwealth Games Qualifier squad over disciplinary issues earlier this month, is the only addition as selectors kept all the Read more

Apex sees higher profits despite lower sales

January 30, 2022

Profits of Apex Footwear rose in the first half of the current financial year (FY) compared to the same period in FY 2020-21 despite a drop in net sales.
The shoemaker logged sales of about Tk 566 crore in the July-December period of FY 2021-22, down 13 per cent year-on-year from Tk 652 crore Read more

Race is on to salvage US fighter jet that crashed into South China Sea

January 30, 2022

The US navy is racing to salvage an F-35C fighter jet from the bottom of the South China Sea after it crashed on an aircraft carrier and plunged overboard – taking with it highly classified technology that would be a coup if China retrieved it first.
The F-35C crashed-landed on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson during routine operations on Monday, the navy said, injuring six sailors and the pilot, who ejected from the plane before it fell into Read more

Barty lands first home Australian Open triumph in 44 years with victory over Collins

January 29, 2022

Ashleigh Barty beat Danielle Collins to win the Australian Open title, ending the home nation’s 44-year wait for a Grand Slam women’s singles champion.
Barty took the first set in routine fashion but came within two points of dropping her first set of the tournament when the American took a 5-1 lead but Read more

Flying car receives certification of airworthiness in Slovakia

January 29, 2022

A car that can transform into a small aircraft has passed flights tests with flying colors in Slovakia, developers say. The “AirCar” has been awarded an official Certificate of Airworthiness by the Slovak Transport Authority after successfully completing more than 200 takeoffs and landings as part of 70 hours of flight testing.
The prototype AirCar, created by Slovakian company Klein Vision, made Read more

Ilias Kanchan elected President, Zayed Khan General Secretary

January 29, 2022

Ilias Kanchan and Zayed Khan were elected President and General Secretary respectively in yesterday’s Film Artistes’ Association election for 2022-24 term.
A total of 43 candidates contested for 21 posts in the election. Among others, 41 candidates contested in two panels named Elias Kanchan-Nipun panel and Misa-Zayed panel. Elias Kanchan and Misha Sawdagar contested for the post of president while Zayed Khan and Nipun Read more

Nasim, Rawnak elected Actors Equity President, General Secretary

January 29, 2022

Ahsan Habib Nasim and MM Kamrul Hasan Rawnak were elected the president and the general secretary of the Actors Equity for 2022–25 term in the elections to the television artistes’ organisation held on Friday.
Chief election commissioner actor Khairul Alam Shabuj announced the results in the evening at Shilpakala Academy in Bangladesh capital Dhaka.
Ahsan polled 496 votes while his contestant Read more

Erling Haaland ignore Cristiano Ronaldo when naming world’s best players

January 27, 2022

Borussia Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland has shunned Cristiano Ronaldo and named Lionel Messi among the three best players in the world of 2021.
Haaland also included Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema and Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski in his list of top three players of 2021 Read more

Journalists and social media must work together to fight misinformation

January 27, 2022

Participants say as Facebook-supported upskilling programme ends
Media organizations must work with social media companies like Facebook to combat misinformation and cyberbullying, speakers said at a virtual event.
The webinar was organised by C-CAB (Center for Communication Action Bangladesh) to mark the completion of “Facebook Fundamental for News, a digital Read more

Shilpa Shetty gets a clean chit in obscenity charges

January 26, 2022

Noted Indian actress and television personality Shilpa Shetty has been cleared of obscenity charges dating from when the hollywood actor Richard Gere publicly kissed her at an AIDS awareness event 15 years ago.
Locals didn’t take the incident light-heartedly and went overboard. A case had been registered against the actors citing obscenity and seeking FIRs. However, later, two supreme court judge Read more

Rihanna pledges $15 million to climate justice

January 26, 2022

Pop singer Rihanna’s foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, is donating $15 million to organizations combating climate change and striving for social justice.
“Climate disasters, which are growing in frequency and intensity, do not impact all communities equally, with communities of color and island nations facing the brunt of climate change,” the pop singer said in a statement.
The damaging effects of climate change threaten Read more

Elton John cancels concerts after positive Covid test

January 26, 2022

British pop legend Sir Elton John has been forced to postpone two concerts in Dallas, Texas after tested positive for Covid-19.
The 74-year music giant is fully vaccinated and only experiencing mild symptoms, according a post to his Instagram.
A statement issued on behalf of the Rocket Man singer said: “It is with great regret that the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour Read more

Bangladesh community hospital wins Riba International Prize 2021

January 26, 2022

Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA has announced Friendship hospital in Bangladesh as the winner of the Riba International Prize 2021, the biennial award highlighting worldwide projects that “demonstrate design excellence and social impact”. The remote community hospital set within a riverine landscape translates the site’s conditions prone to flooding into the central theme of the Read more

Dhaka concede big loss to Sylhet

January 25, 2022

Mashrafe bin Murtaza returned to the field after a long absence with BPL. However, his return was not pleasant. Mashrafe’s team Minister Group Dhaka has conceded a big loss of 7 wickets against Sylhet Sunrisers in their BPL fixture in Mirpur on Tuesday. This is Dhaka’s third loss in four matches in the current edition. And Sylhet’s first win in two matches Read more

Women’s team fails to qualify for C’wealth Games

January 25, 2022

Bangladesh women’s team lost their virtual final of the Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition Qualifiers against Sri Lanka by 22 runs at the Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
With the defeat, Bangladesh finished second in the five-team qualification competition behind Sri Lanka and missed their chance of securing a place in the next Read more

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