Cristiano Ronaldo engaged to Shayk?

February 28, 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly asked his girlfriend Irina Shayk for her hand in marriage.
The footballer allegedly flew from Spain to New York to propose to the model on Valentine’s Day.
According to the News of the World, he gave Shayk a red rose before bending down on one knee and asking her to be his Read more

Anne Hathaway hoping to have kids by 2016

February 28, 2011

Anne Hathaway has motherhood on the mind.
The Devil Wears Prada star — who is currently dating actor Adam Schulman — says she’s hoping to have kids by 2016.
“I have no plans to get married currently,” Anne revealed, “but it’s weird, I am getting to be of an age where I’m starting to think about motherhood and, because I’d like to have a large family, I’m like, ‘I have to have Read more

Husain: ‘I never asked Vidya to pose nude’

February 28, 2011

M. F. Husain has reportedly expressed anger at reports that he intended to paint a nude portrait of Vidya Balan.
The artist, currently a citizen of Qatar, famously upset members of India’s Hindu community after depicting deities in an allegedly sexual manner.
Husain told The Times of India: “I would never ever even think like that. I have done several paintings of Madhuri Dixit but Read more

Tk 21cr goes down rivers

February 28, 2011

Buriganga-Turag Cleaning Project
Tk 21cr goes down rivers
Contamination remains as grave as ever due to failure in plugging pollution sources
Pinaki Roy
Though the government has already spent over Tk 21 crore on its much-hyped Buriganga-Turag River Cleaning Project, the rivers remain contaminated with toxic wastes, as the pollution sources could not be plugged.
In recent water quality tests, the Department of Environment found the amount of dissolved oxygen, which determines the degree of pollution, is still too low for aquatic lives to survive in the Buriganga.
“The water quality is not good yet because we couldn’t stop the Read more

Dhaka stocks dip to 10-month low

February 28, 2011

Dhaka stocks continued to collapse on Sunday with the bourse’s general index hitting 10-month low as panic-stricken retail investors went for heavy sell-offs for the fourth day.
The government on the day again asked four state-run banks and the Investment Corporation of Bangladesh to purchase shares to stablise the market but the directive had little impact on Read more

US asks govt not to harass Yunus

February 28, 2011

David Bergman
US officials have told Sheikh Hasina that there will be no further high-level diplomatic interaction between the United States and Bangladesh until the harassment of Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, ends.
A senior western diplomat, with direct knowledge of these conversations, told New Age that Read more

Teacher killed in classroom

February 28, 2011

A school teacher was chopped to death inside her classroom at Vainapara of Santhia upazila in Pabna yesterday.
Police said a man aged around 35 entered the Vainapara Govt Primary School at noon and killed Arifa Khatun, 28, of Songasa village in Sirajganj, with a Read more

Tri-nation concert badly damages BNS

February 28, 2011

A concert in the past week has left the Bangabandhu National Stadium badly damaged, raising fears that it could jeopardise Bangladesh’s chance to host a series of international football matches scheduled in the ground in March.
ATN Records, an event management firm, hosted the concert, Tri-Nation Big Show, in the Read more

No massive evacuation now: minister

February 28, 2011

Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said on Sunday that the situation in Libya at the moment did not call for a massive evacuation of Bangladesh nationals trapped in the trouble-torn north African country.
The government has, however, made all preparations for evacuation of Bangladeshis   from Read more

India and England share thrilling tie

February 28, 2011

England shared a tie with India in a quite thrilling World Cup Group B encounter in Bangalore as Andrew Strauss inspired his side to level their opponent’s 338 in a pulsating clash.
A dramatic finale saw England take 12 runs off the final over to tie the match after an imperious 158 from Strauss gave his side the opportunity of clinching a stunning Read more

Bangladesh calm before next storm

February 28, 2011

Cricket-crazy Bangladesh is enduring a brief respite from World Cup frenzy due to a gap in matches as fans take a breather before the action resumes.
Calm descended on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, a refurbished modern 25,000-seater facility in suburban Mirpur, which witnessed joyous celebrations of cricket’s greatest show over Read more

Australia to tour Bangladesh after World Cup

February 28, 2011

Australia are all set to tour Bangladesh right after the World Cup as they are due in the capital on April 4 to play three one-day games. But the home side could be without their backroom staff.
The four-time world champions will play a practice match on April 7 at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium before they play all three ODIs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on April 9, 11, and Read more

Abahani go top

February 28, 2011

Defending champions Abahani moved to the top of the Grameenphone Bangladesh League with a 3-1 victory over Feni Soccer Club as the professional league resumed after a 13-day break.
After an insipid first half, Abahani took the lead in the 57th minute through Ghanaian midfielder Yusuf Aminu as he escaped his marker before placing the ball on the far Read more

Breast milk ice cream goes on sale

February 27, 2011

The makers say the ice cream is pure, organic and totally natural
A restaurant in London’s Covent Garden is serving a new range of ice cream, made with breast milk.
The dessert, called Baby Gaga, is churned with donations from London mother Victoria Hiley, and served with a rusk and an optional shot of Calpol or Bonjela.
Mrs Hiley, 35, said if adults realised how tasty breast milk was more new mothers would be encouraged to Read more

Toshihisa Fudezuka in Town

February 27, 2011

Japanese Printmaking Workshop and Exhibition begins
An eight day printmaking workshop and an art exhibition titled “Heart” was inaugurated on February 25 at Cosmos Centre in Malibagh.
Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Toshihisa Fudezuka is conducting the workshop where he mainly focuses on the water- based wood block printmaking technique. He will also demonstrate techniques of burin engraving at the workshop. The artist’s other solo Read more

Bipasha goes solo in Abul Hayat production

February 27, 2011

Theatre plays featuring a single actor are fast becoming popular. This upward graph in the popularity chart is making the TV play directors interested in such productions. Veteran actor turned director Abul Hayat is going to make a single episode TV play which is going to feature a single actor in the entire production. The TV play Hat Bariye Dao will feature Bipasha Hayat as the solo cast. The shooting for the play will begin Read more

Shafiul gives a ray of hope

February 27, 2011

Paceman Shafiul Islam buried the nightmare he had against India in the opening match with a match-winning performance in Friday’s cracking game against Ireland.
Shafiul was humiliated by Indian opener Virender Sehwag on his way to one-day career best 175 runs last Saturday in manner which could have shattered the confidence of any Read more

Bowling offers Ashraful the last straw

February 27, 2011

Embatt-led former skipper Mohammad Ashraful has planned to pay more attention to his bowling in order to retain his place in the Bangladesh’s starting line-up.
Ashraful, making a comeback in the playing XI after four one-day internationals, put in another miserable batting performance having been dismissed for just one run in Friday’s Read more

Tamim cleared after X-ray

February 27, 2011

Opener Tamim Iqbal has suffered a minor injury while taking a catch during Friday’s crucial match against Ireland, said a team official on Saturday.
Tamim took a stunning catch diving to his front to dismiss Ireland batsman Niall O’Brien for 38, a catch that turned the game to Bangladesh’s Read more

Tigers given two days off

February 27, 2011

Members of the Bangladesh cricket team were given two days off from all sort of cricketing activities after Friday’s nerve-wracking win against Ireland.
All players left the hotel to be with their family after a light gym work and swimming and are expected to report back to the team management this Read more

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