Google Adds 3D “Earth” View to Google Maps

April 28, 2010

Google on Monday augmented Google Maps with a feature called Earth view that brings the Google Earth software’s 3D perspective to the Web browser.
Earth view is available through the installation of a browser plug-in Google originally issued in 2008. With it, people can see the contours of world–canyons and mountains, most dramatically–using the Read more

Unstoppable Abahani

April 28, 2010

Holders Dhaka Abahani took a giant step towards retaining their Bangladesh League title with a 5-1 hammering of Rahmatganj at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday.
In-form forward Enamul scored a brace to join Emily and team-mate Sheriff Deen Mohammed at the top of the scorers’ list with 14 goals. With this win, Abahani maintained their pole position with Read more

Talent-hunt in swimming

April 28, 2010

Bangladesh Swimming Federation, with financial assistance from Australian Sports Commission, will start a talent-hunt programme in 16 districts on the last week of June.
The Australian Sports Commission has recently granted Tk 10 lakh for the swimming federation and the executive committee took this decision on Read more

Mega Draw of ‘ Go to South Africa with Castrol’ held

April 28, 2010

The Mega Draw of ‘ Go to South Africa with Castrol’ held at the VIP Lounge of National Press Club on Tuesday. Rahimafrooz Distribution Limited had launched the countrywide ‘ Go to South Africa with Castrol’ from February 1 and to April 25.
Castrol is being one of the sponsors of FIFA World Cup 2010 and 2014. Castrol had launched a worldwide Read more

TT players threaten boycott

April 28, 2010

Top table tennis players have threatened to boycott the upcoming Federation Cup following federation’s decision not to send a team to the World Cup in Moscow, Russia.
The executive meeting on Monday cancelled its scheduled tour to Russia citing financial constrains though it was learnt that the meeting scrapped the tour to avoid criticism following a Read more

‘Use e-Health for masses’

April 27, 2010

Speakers at a roundtable yesterday said e-Health schemes should be focused on providing healthcare to general public rather than using technology in ways that would not be of any help to them.
Emphasis should be on ideas that would make healthcare more accessible to the general people above everything else, they Read more

Sher-e-Bangla’s anniversary of death today

April 27, 2010

The 48th death anniversary of Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq, a legendary politician of undivided Bengal, will be observed today.
Fazlul Huq, popularly known as ‘Huq Saheb’ was the key national leader behind the emergence of Bengal. He was called Sher-e- Bangla (Tiger of Bengal) for his position in the politics of the Read more

PDB signs Tk 3,500cr contracts with 3 cos

April 27, 2010

Five peaking power plants
PDB signs Tk 3,500cr contracts with 3 cos
The Power Development Board on Monday signed contracts worth around Tk 3,500 crore with three companies for the installation of five peaking power plants with a combined generation capacity of 420MW.
The PDB signed two contracts with a local consortium of Energypac Power Generation Ltd and Read more

Robi undertakes network modernisation programme

April 27, 2010

Leading mobile telephone operator Robi is set to make a significant mark in the country’s telecommunication sector. Robi has undertaken amassive plan aimed at improving its services to the customers.
The company will invest Tk. 48 crore (USD 70 million) in network modernization and expansion which will improve its customer’s experience when making calls and using wireless Read more

GP launches new package

April 27, 2010

Grameenphone has introduced a new package ‘Ekota’, a telecom solution designed to meet the business needs of small organisations.
Ekota subscribers can call other operator numbers anytime at a special flat rate, said a news release.
While calling to GP numbers, they will enjoy special rate during 12pm—4pm and Read more

Baira gets new execs

April 27, 2010

Mohammad Abul Bashar has been elected as the president of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira) and Ali Haider Chowdhury as general secretary.
The portfolios of the elected members of Baira executive committee were distributed yesterday following the elections on Saturday, Baira said in a Read more

Pubali Bank rated ‘Double A’

April 27, 2010

Pubali Bank Limited(PBL) rated AA3 (Pronounced Double A Three) in the Long Term and ST1 in the Short Term.
This level of rating indicates very strong capacity for timely payment of financial commitments in both Long Term and Short Term.
This rating assignment based on the Audited Financial Statements of December 31,  2009 and Read more

City Bank inks deal with Org Quest to conduct SME survey

April 27, 2010

City Bank has recently signed an agreement with Org Quest Research Limited, a company engaged in market survey, under which Org Quest will conduct a major customer survey on SME and Agri customers of the bank, said a news release.
This survey is aimed at finding out the procedural difficulties SME customers might be facing on Read more

Citycell takes up joint venture with BIID

April 27, 2010

Citycell and Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development have undertaken a joint initiative named Batighar project. This is a social business initiative under Citycell’s Corporate Social Responsibilities Umbrella, said a news release.
The objective of this project is to implement the facets of ICT for improving the life of the Read more

Tigers begin World T20 mission today

April 27, 2010

Bangla-desh begin their campaign in the ICC World Twenty20 with a warm-up match against Barbados at the Kensington Oval in Barbados today. The match will start at 11:30pm Bangladesh Standard Time.
The Tigers reached Barbados late on Monday and had a practice session next morning before Read more

Salahuddin wants an end to match-fixing

April 27, 2010

After a season of packed international football including the SAFF Championship and the SA Games, local football scene was expected to bring crowds pouring to the stadia.
But deep into current Bangladesh League season when the title fight is racing towards a close, crowd enthusiasm is nowhere to Read more

Scarlett Johansson loved super suit

April 26, 2010

Scarlett Johansson wanted to take her ‘Iron Man 2’ catsuit home.
The actress – who plays undercover spy Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, in the comic book sequel – had to work out hard to fit into the sexy costume but got so much pleasure from wearing it she didn’t ever want to take it off.
Scarlett – who is married to Ryan Reynolds – said: “One of the biggest motivators was when I first saw the Lycra catsuit. I was Read more

Branding Bangladesh

April 26, 2010

Mamun Rashid
“A name, term, sign, symbol, or design, or a combination of them, intended to identify the goods or services of one seller or group of sellers and to differentiate them from those of competitors” — that is how marketing guru Philip Kotler defines “Brand”. In other words, a brand is basically a name used to identify and distinguish a specific product, service, or business.
Nation branding is substantially different from product branding and can be explained in many different ways. Nowadays we hear catchy tag lines used by several nations for promoting tourism in their countries, for Read more

Importers want flat duty at Tk 100 on mobile set

April 26, 2010

The Bangladesh Mobile Phone Importers’ Association on Sunday demanded that import duty on a mobile set should be set at Tk 100 in the next financial year from the existing 12 per cent on the import value.
The association put forth the demand at a briefing at the National Press Club saying it would Read more

Robi offers more bonus

April 26, 2010

Mobile operator, Robi, on Sunday declared two new bonus offers for its subscribers and retailers.
As per the new plan, subscribers will receive Tk 7.5 and Tk 15 in bonuses while the retailers will get Tk 2.5 and Tk 5 on the refill of Tk 105 and Tk 205 respectively, said Robi chief commercial officer Read more

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