Bangladesh claim Plate Championship

January 28, 2010

Bangladesh thrashed Ireland by 195 runs to win the ICC U-19 World Cup Plate Championship and secure the ninth place in the tournament.
Bangladesh batsmen came up with a brilliant collective display to post a massive total of 307 for six, while a hat-trick by seam bowler Kamrul Islam Rabbi never gave Ireland any chance.
After put in to bat by Ireland, Bangladesh batters played fine knocks besides building good Read more

India win test series

January 28, 2010

India won the two-Test series 2-0 wshen the visitors defeated Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the second Test of the Idea Cup on the fourth day at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.
Earlier, India beat Bangladesh by 113 runs in the first Test at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, the port city of the country on January 21.
Winning the toss Bangladesh chose to bat first and scored a modest 233 in the first innings on Read more

Portrait of a survivor

January 27, 2010

Premiere of “Doriya Parer Dauloti”
“Doriya Parer Dauloti”, the last film directed by Abdullah Al Mamun, is the story of a dirt-poor woman who struggles against all odds. Douloti, played by Popy, has no one in this world except Ukil Dada. Other than him she only has a few people whom she feels attached to. However Douloti is not a girl who gives up easily. She keeps a da (a machete) to defend herself against the beasts in human form around her.
“Doriya Parer Dauloti” is written by Kamaluddin Ahmed and is a production of ATN Bangla. The late Abdullah Al Mamun apparently considered it to Read more

Intra-university photo show begins in city

January 27, 2010

A five-day intra university photography contest of the Dhaka University began at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.
Organised by Dhaka University Photographic Society, the exhibition will remain open everyday from 11:00am to 7:00pm.
Minister for social welfare Enamul Huq Mostafa Shaheed inaugurated the show at a function Read more

How Water Improves Your Body and Beauty

January 27, 2010
Not drinking enough water can increase the probability of health problems and make you look dull.  If you feel weak and your body feels dehydrated, consider drinking more water than you usually drink.  A lack of water in the body causes health disorders.
The effect of water on the body
Water makes up about 71 percent of the body.  It is found in all the tissues and cells that make up the body; it is important for the functioning of organs.
Most of the body’s systems, such as the circulatory system, work with the aid of water.  Our brains and the hormone system is dependent on proper water balance.  It is impossible for Read more

Govt asked to appoint 652 dropped BCS candidates

January 27, 2010

The High Court on Tuesday asked the government to give jobs within three months to the 652 civil service candidates who passed the 27th BCS examinations in 2005 but were later disqualified.
The High Court bench of Justice Miftahuddin Chowdhury and Justice Abu Bakar Siddiqui gave the order after pronouncing judgment on four petitions filed by the Read more

Stocks end lower on GP

January 27, 2010

Dhaka stocks tumbled yesterday, led by a deep fall in Grameenphone shares, as some investors became unnerved by the regulator’s move to open a probe into the cellphone operator’s trade.
Panic sell-offs and profit-taking led GP to lose 8.40 percent to Tk 255.
The benchmark DGEN or General Index declined 68.99 points or 1.29 percent to 5243.44. The DSI or All Shares Price Index lost 51.97 points Read more

Teletalk to offload 25pc shares thru IPO

January 27, 2010

The posts and telecommunications minister, Razi Uddin Razu, told the parliament on Tuesday that the government had in principle decided to offload 25 per cent of shares of the state-run mobile company Teletalk through initial public offer.
‘The deadline for the initial public offer is yet to be decided,’ the minister said in reply to a Read more

TK Group opts for GP Business Solutions

January 27, 2010

Grameenphone Ltd. has signed an agreement with T.K. Group of Industries recently to provide complete communication facilities under its Business Solutions package, says a press release.
The agreement was signed by Rafiq Ahmad, executive director of T.K. Group of Industries and Khandaker Omar Farhan, deputy general manager, Direct Sales, Grameenphone, on behalf of their respective Read more

DITF duration extended by week

January 27, 2010

The duration of the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair has been extended by a week, said an Export Promotion Bureau notification on Tuesday.
The bureau, which has organized the trade event, said it had been requested by local and foreign companies that have participated in the fair and visitors to extend the fair duration.
‘Business in the fair has been good. But the fair duration has been extended as many participants Read more

Maksons Spinning Mills declares dividend

January 27, 2010

The 19th meeting of the Board of Directors of Maksons Spinning Mills Ltd. was held on Monday at the Corporate Office of the company in the city’s Uttara area.
The Meeting was chaired by its Chairman Abdul Ali in presence of the Managing Director Mohammad Ali Khokon and other Directors of the Board.
In the event of the Meeting of the Board expressed their satisfaction on Read more

Romania ‘tops EU sex worker list’

January 27, 2010
Romania has overtaken Russia as the top country of origin of migrant sex workers in the EU, a survey of prostitution across the EU has found.
In 2006 the top countries of origin were Russia, Ukraine and Romania – in that order, the Tampep network reports.
But in 2008 the top three were Romania, Russia and Bulgaria. Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007.
EU-funded Tampep collects data from welfare groups and public health bodies that monitor Read more

Big debacle in NGO sector

January 26, 2010

A turmoil is going on in the NGO sector where promising senior executives and active organisers are being subjected to transfer, dismissal or forced retirement.
A number of victims told this reporter that the NGO bosses who have been reigning over the NGO affairs for long have opted for such actions fearing a challenge from within the organisations against their prolonged and permanent Read more

Saving tigers of Sundarbans

January 26, 2010

Foresters’ training on tiger conservation launched
Department of forest has launched a training programme for foresters as well as people to develop their wildlife conservation skill following the backdrop of extinction of tigers particularly the rare species of Royal Bengal Tiger in the Sundarbans due to human-tiger confrontation.
State Minister for Environment and Forest Dr Hasan Mahmud inaugurated the training programme at a function at Ban Bhaban here on Read more

50,000 get pry scholarships

January 26, 2010

Over 50,000 children across the country have secured scholarships based on marks in the primary education terminal exams.
Of them, 19,995 received talent pools category and 30,540 general category scholarships, a primary education department statement said yesterday.
Some 18,23,465 students sat the newly introduced primary education terminal exams last Read more

Remove illegal structures on Dhaka rivers by Nov

January 25, 2010

HC orders government
The High Court on Sunday ordered the government to begin a drive in a month to demolish and remove illegal structures on the bank of the four rivers surrounding Dhaka — Balu, Turag, Buriganga and Sitalakhya.
The High Court bench of Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice Quamrul Islam Siddiqui asked the government to complete the removal of illegal structures on the river banks by November and report to the court the progress of the drive every three Read more

Akheri Munajat today

January 24, 2010

Four million expected to join
Tens of thousands of Muslims braving cold and fog are on way to join the Akheri Munajat today at the Biswa Ijtema ground on the bank of river Turag that has already turned into a human sea.
The three-day Biswa Ijtema will conclude with the offering of Akheri Munajat today, the main feature of the annual gathering of Muslim devotees. People are rushing to Tongi to join the prayer seeking divine Read more

Bangladesh, India 2nd Test from today

January 24, 2010

Bangladesh will take on India in the second and final Test of the Idea Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium from today.
India led the series with 1-0 after crushing Bangladesh in the first Test by 113 runs at Chittagong. Bangladesh though put up huge fight on the first day of the first innings, they failed to keep the momentum in the second innings both batting and bowling as India could take the upper hand.
Top ranked India will eye to their fourth straight Test win when they will take on Bangladesh in the Read more

Mehazabien Chowdhury crowned Lux-Channel i Superstar

January 24, 2010

Mehazabien Chowdhury Zenifar won the crown of Lux-Channel i Superstar 2009. She won the crown at the grand finale of the event at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city on Friday night. Jointly put together by Unilever Bangladesh’s brand Lux and Channel i, the highlight of the event was the announcement of the ‘Superstar’ of 2009. The programme also featured performances by the finalists as well as popular singers and models.
Mounita Khan Ishana became first runner-up, while Sadika Parvin Swarna secured the second runner-up position in this Read more

Having Sex Without Intercourse

January 24, 2010

There are many sexual options that don’t include penetration. And these options can be so good that everybody should add more penetration-free erotic play into their sexual repertoire. We live in a sexual culture focused on intercourse. To many Americans “having sex,” means having intercourse—with the man able to raise and maintain a firm erection and the woman’s vagina naturally well lubricated and receptive but then one has to know about sex without intercourse. Pornography, the leading source of sex education, is fixated on huge, rock-hard erections and the in-and-out of Read more

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