Bangladeshi twins inspiration,says Australian cleric

December 25, 2009

One of Australia’s top Catholic clerics on Thursday said people all over the world should take inspiration from the separation of conjoined Bangladeshi twins Trishna and Krishna.
Adelaide city Archbishop Philip Wilson said the twins’ astonishing recovery from marathon surgery five weeks ago to separate their fused heads had touched people across the world, bringing joy and hope to many corners of the globe.
They were released from hospital Monday in time to celebrate their third birthday and first Christmas apart, Read more

Thousands join Tipai march

December 25, 2009

The much-discussed long march of Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) yesterday left the city towards Tipaimukh led by its Ameer and Chairmunai Peer Syed Rezaul Karim.
The long march along with thousands of people in more than five hundred buses started its journey from Muktangan at 3 pm and few road marches were held at Motijheel, Jatrabari and Chittagong in the way.
Till filling this report, our staff reporter Ehsanul Haque Jasim, who is staying at the long march caravan, said over phone that the long Read more

RAK Ceramics takes on first IPO under book building

December 25, 2009

RAK Ceramics, a Bangladesh-UAE joint venture, is going to be the first to offer primary shares using the book building method, a modern pricing mechanism for initial public offering (IPO).
The Securities and Exchange Commission, the market regulator, gave the green light to RAK at a meeting on Wednesday, officials said.
The tiles and sanitary-ware maker will float three crore ordinary shares worth Tk 10 each in face value under the book-building Read more

Bureaucratic tangles delay crocodile export

December 25, 2009

The maiden shipment of crocodile export from Bangladesh is going to be delayed due to bureaucratic tangles, claimed the top executive of Reptiles Farm Limited, country’s lone crocodile farm.
Despite applying about four months ago, the organisation is yet to get permission to export the unconventional item, causing failure to meet the deadline of the first export order, he said.
In July, the crocodile farm received an order about $100,000 from Germany’s Heidelberg University for Read more

Sales confce of Incepta Pharma held at BICC

December 25, 2009

The annual sales conference, 2010 of Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd was held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center(BICC) yesterday.
Managing director of Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Abdul Muktadir inaugurated the daylong programme. Hasneen Muktadir, director, Planning and Commercial also addressed the programme.
Year 2009 was another successful year for Incepta. According to IMS health, an independent market research institution, Incepta at Read more

High-Tech park soon to extend ICT sector

December 25, 2009

The government will make a new law titled Bangladesh High-tech Park Authority Act 2009 aiming to attract foreign investors into making investment in the country’s dormant IT sector for achieving its envisioned goal of ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by 2021, report agencies.
In this regard, the government will set up a High-Tech park at 232 acres of land at Kaliakoir in Gazipur district soon to further extend the sector. An ICT university will be set up there under Read more

AMCL declares 29pc dividend

December 25, 2009

AMCL (PRAN) have declared 29 per cent dividend to its shareholders for the year 2008-2009 at the 24th Annual General Meeting of Agricultural Marketing Co Ltd(AMCL) held at National Shooting Complex, Gulshan, Dhaka on  Thursday.
Lt Col Mahtabuddin Ahmed (Retd), chairman, Maj Gen Amjad Khan Chowdhury (Retd), managing director,  Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, deputy managing director, Sabiha Amjad, Director, Read more

Otobi launches new office collection

December 25, 2009

Otobi, a leading furniture maker, opened a showroom of office decorative items and accessories in Dhaka yesterday. The showroom, named Notepad, will provide all modern furniture and accessories to bring a full-fledged corporate makeover to offices.
“We bring around 2,000 products of trendy taste that ranges from Tk 10 to Tk 70,000,” said Shabbir Hossain Nasir, chief executive officer of Read more

Marco launches fire retardant cables

December 25, 2009

Micro Cables Ltd,  launched it’s New products — fire-retardan cables — in a ceremony held at Hotel Westin in Dhaka on Wednesday .
Commerce Minister Lt Col (Rtd) Muhammad Faruk Khan attended the ceremony as chief guest while Fazlul Haque, President BKMEA, Engr Tanveerul Haque Probal, President of REHAB and Shah Alam Sarwar, Managing Director, Trust Bank attended as special guests.
Chairman of Macro Cable Ltd Chaudhury A Shoaib presided over the ceremony and Managing Director Read more

JBL opens Gazipur Chowrasta Branch

December 25, 2009

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jamuna Bank Limited, Sakhawat Abu Khair Mohammad inaugurated the 47th Gazipur Chowrasta Branch of the bank as chief guest in  Gazipur  recently.
Al-Haj Nur Mohammed, chairman of Jamuna Bank Foundation Md. Ismail Hossain Siraji, vice chairman of Jamuna Bank and a large number of valued customers, well-wishers and business-personalities of Gazipur area were present in Read more

United adds fourth aircraft to fleet

December 25, 2009

United Airways added a new MD-83 aircraft to its fleet yesterday to expand its international network.
The new MD-83 aircraft will be primarily used on the carrier’s upcoming routes between Dhaka-London, Dhaka-Dubai, Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka-Kathmandu and Dhaka-Bangkok.
“The MD-83 aircraft has been purchased from Romania and this new addition has increased the fleet strength of United Airways to four. We are trying to face challenges of recession,” said Read more

Abahani thrash Arambagh

December 25, 2009

Holders Abahani Limited maintained their all-win run in the Citycell Bangladesh League crushing Arambagh KS by 4-0 goals in the day’s lone match at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Sepoy Mostafa Kamal Stadium at Kamalapur on Thursday.
In this impressive four goals win, Enamul struck twice while Sujan and Ibrahim scored a piece to maintain the winning spree collecting full points in five matches in a row.
After an entertaining and almost evenly poised first half with Abahani leading by 1-0, the fight Read more

Mahmudul Hasan to Lead Bangladesh in U-19 World Cup

December 25, 2009

Mahmudul Hasan has been appointed as Bangladesh captain for the Under-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand in January. Hasan, who featured in the 2008 edition of the tournament in Malaysia as well, has successfully led the U-19 side this year during their home series against Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and England. He was also in charge when the team won the ODI series against England in Read more

Young TigersUnder-16 cricket from tomorrow

December 25, 2009

The Standard Chartered Young Tigers Under-16 National Cricket tournament will kick off tomorrow (Saturday) with the aim to identify a good number of cricketers from the grassroots level.
BKSP will take on Dhaka Ideal School in the opening match at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium.
A media briefing was arranged in this regard on Thursday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
“A very significant part of our corporate social responsibility is youth development through sports and Read more

Women’s National Cricket League begins tomorrow

December 25, 2009

Khulna Division takes on Rajshahi Division in the opening match of the 3rd Women’s National Cricket League that begins on Saturday at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium (SANS) in Khulna.
On the following day, Sylhet Division will play against Barisal Division at Khulna University ground while Dhaka Division will Read more

Mehedi, Sadaf slam centuries for Agrani

December 25, 2009

Mehedi Hasan and Sadaf Sarkar struck a brilliantly paced century as Agrani Bank Cricket Club thrashed City Club by 69 runs in the First Division Cricket League at Dhaka University ground on Thursday.
Mehedi struck a blockbuster unbeaten 158 off 155 clattering 14 fours and eight huge sixes, while Sadaf Sarkar blasted an unbeaten 134 off 138 that fashioned with 10 fours and four sixes as Agrani Bank put up a massive 326 for Read more

BHF X1 drub Army by 7-1 goals to play final with BKSP tomorrow

December 25, 2009

Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) Eleven outplayed Bangladesh Army by 7-1 goals in the last league match of the Auto Museum Victory Day Hockey Tournament at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Thursday.
With the day’s creditable victory, national star-studded BHF Eleven smartly reached the final of the five-team meet with all-win record and will play the final against Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan (BKSP) on Read more

Bangladesh lose to Indonesia in Asian Chess

December 25, 2009

Bangladesh men’s team lost their second round match of the Asian Team Chess Championship by 0.5-3.5 points against Indonesia that was held in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Only Grand Master Niaz Murshed drew with IM Purnama Tirta Chandra of Indonesia. GM Ziaur Rahman lost against GM Susanto Megaranto, FM Mohammad Abdul Malek lost against Novita Anjas and Jamaluddin lost against Read more

V-Day tennis

December 25, 2009

All the seeded players, except for Biplob Ram, won their respective matches of the second round of the Victory Day Tennis Championship 2009 at the National tennis Complex in Ramna yesterday.
Men’s top seed Amol Roy got made easy work of Hasibul Haque finishing the match 6-1, 6-2, while second seed Ranjan Ram got rid of Rustam Ali 6-2, 6-2. Third seed Alamgir Hossain beat Anwar Hossain 6-2, 7-5 while Read more

“Channel i Shera Kantho ‘09” finale tonight

December 24, 2009

The much-awaited grand finale of “Channel i Shera Kantho-2009” will be held today. Viewers at home and abroad can watch the ‘Maha Utshab’, aired live from Rajshahi District Stadium.
Seven finalists — Ripon, Shakila, Konal, Tithi, Chaity, Nodi and Rafsan — will vie for the title.
Four judges of the competition — Runa Laila, Sabina Yasmin, Subir Nandi and Alauddin Ali — will also attend the finale.
Apart from live performances by the finalists, renowned dancers Shibli Read more

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