Katy Perry bares all for saucy Rolling Stone spread

January 30, 2011

Katy Perry is treating fans to a taste of what only husband Russell Brand normally gets to see in a revealing new photospread for Rolling Stone magazine.
The provocative pop star appears on the cover of the latest issue of the publication wearing just a blush two-piece lingerie set and a sultry look, while she dons only fishnet stockings for one sexy beach shot inside the magazine.
Perry tells Rolling Stone she had to work hard to get in Read more

Tiger numbers could triple if large-scale landscapes protected: study

January 30, 2011

Asia’s tiger reserves could support more than 10,000 wild tigers – three times the current number – if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breeding sites, a new paper from some of the world’s leading conservation scientists finds.
The study, co-authored by WWF scientists, is the first assessment of the political commitment made by all 13 tiger range countries at November’s historic tiger summit to double the tiger Read more

Two photographers’ show at Charukala

January 30, 2011

Faculty of fine arts’ Lichutola is now decorated with 26 photographs of two internationally acclaimed photographers — Tamas Dezso and Karen Knorr.
The ongoing exhibition is a part of the two-week international photography exhibition Chhobi Mela VI with this year’s theme ‘dreams’.
The two-week festival is running simultaneously at seven venues in the Dhaka city from January Read more

Schools in rural areas face English

January 30, 2011

Shortage of good English language teachers in rural schools is a significant factor that results in an increase in gap between education of urban and of rural students, educationalists say.
‘Most schools in rural area are suffering from an English teacher shortage,’ Amir Farukh Talukder, the headmaster of Nurpur Adarsha High School in Habiganj, told Read more

‘Stalker’ slits teenage girl’s throat

January 30, 2011

A Stalker of class seven narrowly escaped death as an alleged stalker slit her throat when she was asleep in her house in the early hours yesterday.
The incident occurred in a village in Sherpur upazila of Bogra.
Sirajum Monira Laboni, a student of Chandaikona High School in Sherpur, is now fighting for Read more

Akheri Munajat today

January 30, 2011

Ijtema 2nd Phase
Akheri Munajat today
Thousands of Muslims from home and abroad will pray seeking divine blessings from Allah on the bank of river Turag as the second phase of Biswa Ijtema ends today with the Akheri Munajat (concluding prayer).
The concluding prayer is expected to start any moment before the Johar prayers following sermons by eminent Islamic scholars on various aspects of the religion for two Read more

Killer bus cuts short life of a college student in city

January 30, 2011

The life of Saifur Rahman, a college student, was cut short by a killer bus at Abdul Ghani Road in the city on Friday afternoon.
Saifur, 19, was returning home after attending his classes at Dhaka Imperial College when the accident took place at about 1:00pm. He died on the Read more

Share market investor shot dead in city

January 30, 2011

A 50-year-old share market investor was shot dead by unnamed assailants in front of his house at Kunjaban of Purba Rampura in Dhaka on Saturday night, the police said.
The deceased was Mohammad Shahidullah, a resident of the area.
Local people said that they heard two gunshots about 10:00pm and rushed to place only to Read more

‘Rana inspired us’

January 30, 2011

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was a tearaway fast bowler in the 2003 World Cup, slowly moulding himself into the senior bowler in the 2007 event. But through it all, he did it with as much passion and fervour as is related to the Narail Express. His early breakthroughs in big matches has always been a boon for Bangladesh and it came against India too, in that famous encounter in Port-of-Spain. Here he shares his Read more

Siddik rallies to finish runner-up

January 30, 2011

Siddikur Rahman made an amazing comeback on the fourth and final day to finish runner-up in the American Express Bangladesh Open Golf Championship at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Saturday.
Siddik hit six birdies to take his cumulative score to 12 under par after the final round and climbed to the second position on the leaderboard and was able to scoop Read more

Three make a crowd

January 30, 2011

In a country where left-arm spinners are as available as Miss Worlds are in India, it was not an easy task for Sohrawardi Shuvo to break into the Bangladesh national cricket team. Despite his immense talent, the former BKSP boy had to wait until March, 2010 to make his debut and bowl only three overs in his first match against England which did not signal anything good for the bearded man from Read more

Post-match clash hits league

January 30, 2011

Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra came from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw against Arambagh Krira Sangha in their Bangladesh League match on Saturday, but their recovery was largely overshadowed by a post-match clash.
Arambagh took the lead two minutes before half-time through their Guinean recruit Read more

FIFA windfall for BFF

January 30, 2011

Bangladesh Football federation will receive 3 lakh US dollars as profits for the football’s regional governing body. FIFA will distribute the additional net profit for the 2007-2010 period between all of its member nations. Earlier, FIFA gave away 2.5 lakh dollars to each federation last year. The confederations will each receive 25 lakh. The decision was taken in the latest FIFA congress held in Read more

U-14 tennis

January 30, 2011

Bangladesh’s Delowar Hossain finished third while Wy Mong Marma ended sixth in Group 2 of the ITF Under-14 Asian Championship at the Tainbo Tennis centre in Yangon, Myanmar yesterday. Delowar Hossain Shajal, the other participant in the boys’ group ended 23rd, said a press release from Bangladesh Tennis Federation Read more

Unawareness, not poverty, principal cause of child malnutrition: experts

January 30, 2011

Experts at a programme in Sylhet on Saturday said unawareness among the guardians about proper feeding of infants and young children was the main cause of child malnutrition in the country.
Poverty is not the main cause of malnutrition among a large number of children in the country, because a high level of under-nutrition prevails among the children of solvent families that Read more

Move to turn Boro Kuthi into heritage site

January 30, 2011

RCC sends letters to RU, archaeology dept
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) took an initiative to turn the historic Dutch building Boro Kuthi near Padma riverbank at Dargahpara into a heritage site.
RCC sent letters in this regard to Rajshahi University authority that owns and uses it as clubs for Rajshahi University teachers, officers and employees and to Archaeology Department for Read more

Edn fair held in Ctg

January 30, 2011

The annual Education UK Exhibition 2011, organised by the British Council, was held at Hotel Agrabad in Chittagong on Saturday.
The minister for industries, Dilip Barua, inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest at 10:30am while British Council head of performance, marketing and communications Raiqah Wali Khan Read more

Fishermen to get digital warning

January 30, 2011

Bangladesh’s coastal fishermen communities will be able evade dangers in the sea and save their lives and livelihoods by using digital telecom technologies from now on.
Airtel Bangladesh recently signed a memorandum of understanding with CARE Bangladesh, Oxfam, Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) and Centre for Global Change (CGC) to Read more

Grameenphone launches GPIT

January 30, 2011

Mobile operator Grameenphone launched its first offshoot company, GPIT, with a two-day grand inauguration ceremony at GPHouse in Dhaka on Friday.
GPIT is an international B2B company with a profit balance and stable corporate clienteles’ right from day one, said a Grameenphone statement Read more

New DMD for National Bank

January 30, 2011

Abdul Hamid Mia has recently been promoted as deputy managing director of National Bank, says a statement yesterday.
He was the senior executive vice president of the bank prior to the promotion.
In his banking career of 31 years, he also worked with Sonali Bank, IFIC Bank, Read more

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