Nearly 25 Mln People in Bangladesh Have Access to Internet

December 29, 2009

An estimated 25 million people in Bangladesh have now access to the internet on sharing basis, country’s Science and Information and Communication Ministry said Thursday.
Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Secretary of Bangladesh ‘s Science and Information and Communication Technology Ministry AKM Abdul Awal Mojumder said the country’s six mobile operators and Internet Service Providers have so far provided over 5 million internet Read more

Hybrid fishes a threat to local species in Tangail

December 29, 2009

The indigenous fish species in Tangail are under a big threat due to their indiscriminate catching and rapid increase in farming and marketing of the hybrid ones.
Besides, all varieties of local fish are also on the decline in all the twelve upazilas of the district because of drastic fall in waters of the rivers, ponds and other water bodies.
The sharp fall in production of local fish resources is also widely blamed on the indiscriminate Read more

Review Of The Year – Blockbusters

December 28, 2009

From FemaleFirst
As this year in cinema draws to a close, FemaleFirst takes a look back over the years films. This time out, it’s the turn of blockbusters.
This summer saw the launch of more blockbusters than ever seen before, filling the summer months with gorgeous touch guys, mind blowing special effects and more explosions than you can shake a stick at. And they say we’re in a recession….
Not all those films lived up to their promise, with trailers deceiving and Read more

Amy Winehouse Collapses At Home

December 28, 2009

Amy Winehouse is being treated for nervous exhaustion after she collapsed at home.
The troubled ‘Back to Black’ singer was treated at home by a doctor over the Christmas period as a chest infection coupled with the stress of her recent arrest on suspicion of assault both took their toll.
A source close to Amy, 26, told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “She’s been told to keep a low profile and fully recuperate. She has been feeling very ill of late and had a funny turn at home. She is quite unwell and exhausted over recent Read more

5 TECH THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN 2010

December 28, 2009

When the year winds down, looking back or looking forward is usually the done thing. I clearly prefer the latter. I stick my neck out for five technology things that I believe are likely to storm the world in 2010.
Smartbooks/tablets: A laptop/netbook loaded with SIM card seems like a godsend mixing the twin conveniences of powerful applications on the go and sheer mobility. Apple’s much-rumoured tablet sent its stock surging last week and right here in India, Olive launched a netbook Read more

Remittance, forex reserve beat doomsayers

December 28, 2009

The Year In Review
Remittance, forex reserve beat doomsayers
Foreign exchange reserve and remittance marked an important milestone in Bangladesh economy in 2009, beating the development partners’ glum forecasts in the face of global recession.
In ten years, foreign currency reserve grew from $1 billion to cross the $10 billion mark this year for the first time.
Also remittance was about to touch the $10 billion mark last fiscal year, and is expected to cross Read more

Tk 170cr Citi syndication loans for Nasir Glassware

December 28, 2009

Citibank, NA, Dhaka branch on Sunday announced that it had successfully arranged syndicated facility of Tk 170 crore ($24.6m) to provide financing for Nasir Glassware and Tube Industries Limited, a sister concern of Nasir Group.
This five-year term loan facility will be utilised to finance the purchase of capital machinery and other long-term investments associated with the implementation of the project, said a news Read more

Nokia’s Music Carnival rocks Dhaka audience

December 28, 2009

Nokia, the world leader in mobility, held a concert in the capital on Saturday night, at the Residential Model College playground in Mohammadpur as part of the festivities of the Nokia Music Carnival Concerts that took place all over the country.
The concert featured renowned Indian singer, K K, as well as two of the leading local bands, LRB and Artcell.
In the second half of November, six devices were in promotion from Nokia branded retail and other outlets all around the country. These were the Nokia Read more

Cricketer’s threat

December 28, 2009

First-class cricketers have threatened to boycott the upcoming National Cricket League if the Bangladesh Cricket Board does not increase the match fees for the players.
Under a banner of Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) the players came up in hard line in a bid to fulfill their demands.
In a formal press conference at a local hotel in Mirpur, the players of the six divisional Read more

Brothers post 1-0 win over Farashganj

December 28, 2009

Citycell Bangladesh League
Brothers post 1-0 win over Farashganj
Brother Union registered its second victory after three successive draws in the Citycell 3rd Bangladesh League football defeating Farashganj Sporting Club by a solitary goal at Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Moha-mmad Mustafa Stadium, Dhaka on Sunday.
Taru scored the only goal of the match for Brothers Union to settle the issue after 24 minutes. Brothers Union remains at the fourth place of the standings with nine points from five Read more

Ranjan Ram wins double

December 28, 2009

Victory Day Tennis Championship
Ranjan Ram wins double
Ranjan Ram claimed the double crown in the Victory Day Tennis Championship winning the titles of men’s singles and double on Sunday. Ranjan Ram of National Tennis Complex (NTC) defeated Amal Roy of Engineers Club 7-5, 6-3 in the men’s singles final at Ramna National Tennis Complex in Dhaka.
Ranjan, paired with Amal Roy, defeated Dipu Lal and Alamgir Hossain of Nordic Club 6-3, 6-7 and Read more

Women’s cricket

December 28, 2009

Dhaka Division brushed aside Chittagong Division by 4 wickets while Sylhet Division posted a comfortable 75-run victory over Barisal Division in the Women’s National cricket League yesterday.
At the SANS ground in Khulna, Chittagong put on 112 for the loss of nine wickets in their 50 overs. Fatema-Tuj-Johora was the topscorer for Chittagong with 36 runs, while Champa Chakma scored 22. 32 runs came from extras. Despite a 3 wicket haul from Chittagong all-rounder Champa, Dhaka Read more

School cricket

December 28, 2009

Rasulpur High School thumped Pole Star Poora School by 80 runs while Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Govt High School beat Sher-e-Bangla Ideal High School by 3 wickets in the Standard Chartered Young Tigers National School Cricket yesterday.
At Satkhira Stadium, batting first Rasulpur made 129 all out in 32 overs, courtesy of a 33-run knock from Billal Hossain. In reply, Pole Star Poora School got bowled out for 49 runs in 16.2 Read more

High-end car dealers having mixed experience

December 27, 2009

The year 2009 has been a mixed experience for the local sellers of brand new cars, especially who deal with the high-end market segment as some dealers had very good sales while others had little business.
Some importers argued that huge increase on duties on the high-end cars depressed their sales while others said they had a robust business in a changed political environment by bringing verities of products in the market.
“After the new budget came into force sales of brand new cars declined much and that of the high-end ones fell the most,’ said Hamdur Rahman, senior Read more

Hits and Misses of 2009 in Bollywood

December 27, 2009

By far the biggest hit of the year is undoubtedly Rajkumar Hirani’s latest magnum opus ‘3 Idiots’. The film has witnessed unprecedented opening collections including the paid preview collections. Perhaps for the first time in the annals of the Hindi cinema, ‘3 Idiots’ had as many as 38 shows starting from the unearthly hour of 6 am. Besides ‘3 Idiots’, there were only ten out of the 240 plus films made in Hindi during the year, which proved to be hits. They were ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘Kaminey’, ‘All The Best’, ‘Wanted’, ‘De Dana Dan’, ‘New York’, ‘Wake Up Sid’, ‘Raaz- The Mystery Continues’, Read more

Konal wins “Channel i Shera Kontho 2009”

December 27, 2009

Konal from Dhaka won the Channel i Sherakantha 2009 award. She got Tk eight lakh from Channel i and Tk 25 thousand from Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation. She also got gift hamper from Citicell and Tk three lakh from Falgu Polymer Industries Ltd.
With the participation of 50 thousand audiences the name of this year’s winner was announced at a gala event at Rajshahi district stadium on Thursday night in Rajshahi. Chaity became first runner-up, while Nodiraj became second runner-up in the contest. Channel i broadcasted the grand Read more

Hybrid fishes a threat to local species in Tangail

December 27, 2009

The indigenous fish species in Tangail are under a big threat due to their indiscriminate catching and rapid increase in farming and marketing of the hybrid ones.
Besides, all varieties of local fish are also on the decline in all the twelve upazilas of the district because of drastic fall in waters of the rivers, ponds and other water bodies.
The sharp fall in production of local fish resources is also widely blamed on the indiscriminate Read more

Country gets back to standard time Dec 31

December 25, 2009

Clocks will be adjusted backward by an hour at 11:59pm on December 31, the cabinet decided on Thursday.
The prime minister’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad told reporters after the cabinet meeting that the government had also decided to introduce daylight saving time on an annual basis.
The cabinet decided that clocks would be adjusted backward at 11:59pm on December 31 by an hour to 10:59pm. Clocks will advanced by an hour in daylight saving time again on Read more

Govt Schools Admission tests start in city

December 25, 2009

Admission tests in the city’s government schools began yesterday.
The tests in schools under Group-A were held in two shifts, from 11:00am to 1:00pm and from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Exams for class I to class IV were taken in the first shift and class V to class IX in the second shift.
The schools under Group-A are Government Laboratory School, Mirpur Government High School, Motijheel Government Girls’ High School, Khilgaon Government High School, Islamia Government High School, Nawabpur Government High School, Read more

Christmas today

December 25, 2009

Christmas Day, the greatest religious festival of the Christian community, will be celebrated in the country today as elsewhere in the world with due solemnity and traditional enthusiasm in commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
To mark the day, the Christian community will offer special prayers in different churches throughout the country. The day is a public holiday.
The churches will be decorated with colourful lights and illuminated X’mas trees will be placed with a star Read more

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