‘If I’ve improved my performace is because of Diego’

June 23, 2010

FIFA World Cup
Lionel Messi assured that his outstanding performance in Argentina’s national team is due to his coach Diego Maradona, who gave him for the first time the chance to be the Captain during the game against Greece in which his team won 2-0 and made its way to the second round of the Read more

Sth Africa out of the World Cup

June 23, 2010

FIFA World Cup
Despite a 2-1 win over France, Sth Africa is the first host nation to be eliminated in the group stages of football?s World Cup
South Africa has become the first ever host nation to be eliminated in the group stages of football?s World Cup Read more

Jatrabari-Gulistan flyover project inaugurated

June 23, 2010

PM says design to be revised further
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the Jatrabari-Gulistan flyover, the biggest project taken up so far under Public Private Partnership, yesterday.
The PM said she had directed to revise the design of the project to integrate with the projected traffic Read more

Two-day free hajj training begins on Friday

June 23, 2010

Like every year, Ahsania-Malaysia Hajj Mission is going to organise a two-day free Hajj training programme in the city beginning from June 25 (Friday).
All hajj pilgrims, both male and female, at the government and private level can participate in the programme which will begin at the Baitul Muqarram branch of Hajj Finance Company Limited Read more

NSU SSC holds Blood Donation campaign

June 23, 2010

A three-day Blood Donation Drive organized by the North South University Social Services Club (NSU SSC) ended at the campus yesterday.
During the last drive which began June 20, a total of 368 bags of blood were collected. It was the highest number of blood bags ever collected in Bangladesh in such a two-day campaign, a Read more

Men’s attitude should change, say women

June 23, 2010

The role of women in decision making can help remove gender inequalities, women leaders said at a workshop yesterday.
They were addressing a workshop organised by Alliance for Women Rights (AWWR) titled “Workshop to promote gender equality in the world of work” at the Read more

RMG units reopen today

June 23, 2010

Decision follows govt assurance for safety
Garment manufacturers yesterday decided to reopen all factories at Ashulia today.
The decision came after a series of meetings with ministers, lawmakers, worker representatives and officials of law enforcement agencies.
“We have decided to resume operation upon an assurance of security from the government,” Read more

Manjur goes to house of Mohiuddin

June 23, 2010

Wishes to make ex-mayor his adviser
Mayor-elect of Chittagong City Corporation Manjur Alam visited his predecessor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury yesterday morning and expressed his wish to make him his adviser.
Mohiuddin received him when Manjur arrived at his Chasma Hill home around 10:20am. During the Read more

Plassey Day today

June 23, 2010

Recalling the tragic loss of independence of this subcontinent, the 253rd anniversary of historic Plassey Day will be observed today across the country.
On this day in 1757, the independence of this part of the subcontinent had been lost and British took over the power of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa defeating the last Nawab of the areas Read more

Dhaka-Tangail highway becomes death trap

June 23, 2010

No killer driver punished during last 11 years
A total of 1,316 cases were lodged in  the  police stations in Tangail during the last 11 years in connection with road accidents but nobody was prosecuted.
At least 1,564 people were killed and 4,054  injured in 1,316 road accidents in the district during this period, sources Read more

‘Ganga snan’ festival held in C’nawabganj

June 23, 2010

June 22: ‘Ganga snan’, a religious festival of the Hindus,  was held in the river Pagla, a tributary of the river Padma,  at Kansat under Shibganj upazila of  Chapainawabganj district on Monday.
A fair was also held on the bank of the river on the occasion. Strict security measures were taken in Read more

Facile win for Bima

June 23, 2010

Sadharan Bima recorded a 2-0 win over Azad Sporting Club in the Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.
After a barren first half, Enamul Kabir gave Bima a lead in the 43rd minute while Shahidul Islam sealed Read more

Queen’s Baton Relay held

June 23, 2010

The Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Games in India was held in the capital yesterday with huge enthusiasm among the sports personalities as well as the general people.
Some hundred participants riding on horse carriages, rickshaws and bicycles in a bid to keep the environment pollution-free took part in the relay that had started at the Army Stadium and ended at Read more

Olympic Day Run held

June 23, 2010

The Olympic Day Run organised by Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) held in the capital and other divisional headquarters of the country in a befitting manner on Tuesday.
Around one thousand men, women, children and children took part in the rally that started from the Engineers Institute and concluded at the Bangabandhu National Stadium Read more

Mohakhali notch up third win

June 23, 2010

Mohakhali XI recorded their third victory in the Basundhara Senior Division Football League with a 3-2 win over Uttar Baridhara Club at the Birsreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.
Karmul broke the deadlock for Mohakhali just three minutes before the lemon break but Swapan Read more

Sagar now has eight points

June 23, 2010

FM Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar maintained his solo lead in the preliminary phase of the 36th National Chess Championship at the close of the tenth round at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room yesterday.
Sagar drew against FM Aminul Islam to secure eight points from 10 Read more

Operators mull court move against telecom law

June 23, 2010

Six mobile operators plan to seek judicial intervention as the last resort to preventing the upcoming telecom law, which they say will create a setback for the industry.
However, the top brasses of these operators said they hope the government will not pass the law that is ‘unfriendly’ to the growing telecom and ICT sector, as it promised a digital Bangladesh Read more

Emirates on mobile

June 23, 2010

Emirates Airlines has introduced a new web-based mobile flight-booking system in Bangladesh, the company said in a statement yesterday.
To facilitate this service, the air giant opened a new website: Mobile Emirates.com.
Customers can easily book flights and access any other relevant information through this website Read more

Pepsi Football Mania gets huge response

June 23, 2010

Pepsi Football Mania 2010, a promotion of Transcom Beverages Ltd, has received warm responses from people since its launch on May 19, said Khurshid Erfan Chowdhury, executive director of the Pepsi franchisee in Bangladesh.
“We got around 3.50 lakh SMS in the one-month period, which is much higher than the SMS Read more

Stocks bounce back

June 23, 2010

Dhaka stocks bounced back yesterday, after a slump of two days, as the investors regained confidence.
The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange — DSE General Index — gained 106.41 points, or 1.74 percent, to 6,207.55.
After the two days’ fall, the investors found it proper time to take positions on securities that Read more

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