IT raids reveal Priyanka and Katrina’s real (estate) secrets

January 28, 2011

If the sudden and ‘unintimated’ Income Tax raids at Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif’s residences came as a shock to you, then, digest this one. On one hand, while the IT tax officials must have been themselves shocked to see Shahid Kapoor in shorts at Priyanka’s residence during the raid, on the other, the raid threw open some starling facts like Priyanka Chopra was reportedly seeming to have invested in properties galore! She reportedly owns 10 flats in Read more

Katrina Kaif ‘believes in happy endings’

January 28, 2011

Katrina Kaif has revealed she believes in “happy endings” when it comes to love.
Speaking at the launch of Pritish Nandy’s book the actress said she chooses not to focus on the negative aspects of relationships.
“The other side of love is disillusionment and disappointment… I do not believe this side of love,” she said.
“I choose to be optimistic in love. I believe in Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s baby mother ‘dead’: sister

January 28, 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has claimed that the mother of his son is dead.
The footballer revealed that he had become a father for the first time last July. Earlier this month, a tabloid claimed that the child’s mother wanted to return her alleged £10 million payoff in order to get to know her son.
However, The Sun reports that Katia Aveiro has insisted that stories about the woman’s identity are not correct, in a Read more

Microcredit’s mega feat

January 28, 2011

One crore Bangladeshis move above $1.25 a day between 1990-2008, finds a survey of an int’l advocacy group
The country’s 18 lakh microcredit borrowers — nearly a crore with their family members — moved above the $1.25 a day earning threshold between 1990 and 2008, according to an international advocacy group.
In 2008, the World Bank came out with a revised figure of income at $1.25 per day as the standard poverty line. Previously it was $1 as per Read more

Upgrading starts next month

January 28, 2011

Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway
Upgrading starts next month
The work of upgrading the Joydevpur-Mymensingh Highway to a dual carriageway will start next month.
The 87-kilometre highway will be turned into a dual carriageway by June, 2013, said communications ministry officials after signing of contracts with three firms at the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) yesterday.
The communications ministry took a Tk 902-crore project last year to upgrade the narrow Read more

2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema from today

January 28, 2011

Second phase of the Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest congregations of the Muslims, begins today on the bank of Turag river in Tongi.
Lakhs of devotes from home and abroad are expected to join the congregation to seek blessings of Allah. It will conclude on Sunday Read more

Power crisis to aggravate in February

January 28, 2011

Additional demand for electricity during the World Cup Cricket tournaments, Secondary School Certificate Examinations and for irrigation would aggravate the power crisis in February-March, said officials.
They said that the consumers should be ready for frequent load shedding from February to May, the boro irrigation season Read more

Acid thrown for dowry

January 28, 2011

A youth threw acid on his sister-in-law over dowry at Kurarghat in the city’s Kamrangirchar Wednesday night.
Beauty, 22, a resident of Shahidnagar in Lalbagh, suffered burns on her right hand, chest and face, and is taking treatment at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
She told reporters at the hospital that her brother-in-law Labu along with three others Read more

Factory fined for Karnaphuli pollution

January 28, 2011

Department of Environment yesterday fined a dyeing factory Tk 30 lakh on charge of polluting the Karnaphuli violating environmental law.
DoE Director (monitoring and enforcement) Munir Chowdhury led a drive in Super Knitting and Dyeing Mills in the city’s Bayezid Bostami area, said a Read more

Abahani edge feisty tie

January 28, 2011

Holders Abahani maintained their supremacy over a 10-man Brothers Union after edging a tense encounter with a 1-0 scoreline in the Grameenphone Bangladesh League at the Birshreshtha Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.
Ghanaian midfielder Twum Frank separated the sides by striking his fourth league goal on Read more

Siddons’ solution to Powerplay woes

January 28, 2011

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons sees a solution to batting Powerplay woes in Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim after their performances in the recently-concluded first phase of the Dhaka Premier League.
Mushfique and Mahmudullah were in terrific form in the league making 576 runs (in 10 innings at 72) and 376 runs (in 10 innings at 62.67) respectively, playing for Bangladesh Biman and Read more

Sakib goes with Boost as well

January 28, 2011

A day after becoming the brand ambassador of Castrol, Sakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, signed a contract to play the same role for the popular energy enhancing drink Boost on Thursday.
It puts Sakib in an elite group of cricketers such as Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who also served as brand ambassador of the product in Read more

Awaiting a grand opening

January 28, 2011

The eyes of the world will be fixed firmly on the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) in Bangladesh on February 17 as it will play host to the opening ceremony of the ICC cricket World Cup 2011.
And Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday assured that all possible efforts were being made to make the day a truly memorable one for millions across the Read more

Consistently inconsistent

January 28, 2011

Mohammad Ashraful could not sleep for the whole night sensing the prospect of seeing his name in the newspaper the next morning as he was expecting a call into the Bangladesh Under-13 team for the trip to the Indian town of Shiliguri. He pored through several newspapers and found the squad list but his name was nowhere. This was a massive shock for Ashraful but he did not give up, largely Read more

Federer and Nadal are out, Murray can make history

January 28, 2011

Roger Federer crashed out of the Australian Open on Friday to give Andy Murray his best chance yet of finally winning a Grand Slam. The Scot is now just two matches away from becoming the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1937 to win a Major. And for the first time in his career, neither Federer or Rafa Nadal is standing in his way.
Murray’s path to the final opened up when Nadal lost to David Ferrer in the quarter finals Read more

Zakir moves to second position

January 28, 2011

Bangladesh’s amateur golfer Mohammad Zakiruzzaman moved into the second position in the leaderboard of the American Express Bangladesh Open Professional Golf Championship with a sensational performance in the second round at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Thursday.
Zakir, a member of the Bangladeshi team that won the gold medal at the 2010 Read more

Niaz finishes thirteenth

January 28, 2011

Chennai Open
Niaz finishes thirteenth
GM Niaz Morshed finished 13th in the Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Competition at the close of the eleventh and final round in India yesterday.
Niaz secured eight points from 11 games while GM Ziaur Rahman finished 24th with 7.5 points followed by FIDE master Abu Sufian Shakil, who got seven points to finish Read more

Application deadline February 12

January 28, 2011

AUW Admission
Application deadline February 12
Admission process in both access academy and undergraduate programmes under the current session has begun at Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong city.
AUW Director (admission and student recruitment) Rehana Alam Khan briefed the media about their curricula and academic activities at a press conference here Read more

MV Jahan Moni engr falls ill

January 28, 2011

Electrical Engineer Mohammad Sahabu Alam of hijacked Bangladeshi ship MV Jahan Moni, now suffering from high blood pressure and leg oedema, sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s initiative for their early rescue.
Somali pirates allowed Sahabu to phone his wife Afroza Akhter residing in Chittagong’s Chawkbazar area yesterday, said Afroza Read more

NU publishes Degree results

January 28, 2011

The final results of Degree (pass) examinations of 2009 under National University (NU) were published last night with a pass rate of 63.94 percent.
A total of 60,940 students passed the final examinations of Degree (pass) course. Some 95,311 students took the exams, said an NU press release Read more

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