Shooting of play ‘Bangali Bodhu’ ends

March 31, 2011

Recently shooting of single episode play ‘Banglai Bodhu’ was held in different locations in the city’s Uttara area. The play was scripted by Irani Biswas and directed by Sajjad Rahman.
The cast includes Shahriar Nazim Joy, Mukti, Nupur, Shuvo and in a special role noted music composer Rajesh Ghosh. Basically story of the play is revolved with a lyricist and his two female Read more

Shimana again in big screen

March 31, 2011

At the end of 2007 promising TV actress and model Shimana started her film career by the movie ‘Daruchini Dweep,’ directed by Tawquir Ahmed. In that movie, she performed in the role of Naima.
From that time she had intention to establish her career in the film arena. But due to lack of favourable script and story Shimana didn’t perform in any movie then Read more

Anwesha wants to promote dance in country

March 31, 2011

Dance can be a language of life to express something. Daily lifestyle can be expressed by dance by its performance. All kinds of barriers and unusual things like eve teasing and drug addiction can be removed from the dance through dancing. Dance can open closed eyes of human minds,” said noted dance artiste Anwesha Ahmed at a view exchange meeting at the Bengal Shilpalaya at Dhanmondi in the city recently to disclose her Read more

Martial law, if CG system cancelled: Jurist Mahmudul

March 31, 2011

Eminent jurist Mahmudul Islam on Thursday told the Supreme Court that martial law will be imposed in the country due to the existing situation and mentality of the politicians if the caretaker government system is cancelled.
The caretaker government system has been introduced for the interest of democracy and Read more

Climate Change In Focus

March 31, 2011

Documentaries screened at the British Council
At an event marking the ‘Climate Week’, youngsters had an opportunity to discuss with some renowned climate experts of the world at the British Council Auditorium, on Fuller Road, Dhaka. Ian Burton, Emeritus Professor at the University of Toronto and Pablo Suarez, Associate Director of Programmes at the Red Crescent Climate Centre were among the climate scientists who addressed the packed auditorium on March Read more

Story of a Teenage Freedom Fighter

March 31, 2011

Amar Bondhu Rashed” opens tomorrow
Morshedul Islam’s latest film on the Liberation War, “Amar Bondhu Rashed”, will be released tomorrow. Initially the film will be released in Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi and Dinajpur. Based on a novel for adolescents by Dr. Mohammad Zafar Iqbal, the film narrates the courage and patriotism of a teenager in 1971.
The premiere of the film was held yesterday at Star Cineplex in Dhaka. The cast and crew, along with the Read more

Silent Spaces

March 31, 2011

Md. Tokon’s solo exhibition in New York
Queens Museum of Art in New York, USA has organised a solo painting exhibition featuring works of Bangladeshi expatriate painter Md. Tokon. The painter has been in New York since 2001. The exhibition opened on March 19 and will run till April 10. The museum also held a reception in honour of the artist on March 27.
Before leaving for New York, the Read more

Bhalobashi Mago Tokey

March 31, 2011

Rumana Islam’s latest album featuring inspirational songs
On the occasion of the Independence Day, Rumana Islam released her latest album “Bhalobashi Mago Tokey”, under the banner of Laser Vision. Among the ten songs featured in the album are — “Haire Amaar Mon Matano Desh”, “Bhalobashi Mago Tokey”, “Bot-er Chhaya Re”, “Jodi Aar Dekha Nai Hoye” and “Amar Shahitto Amar Shongskriti”. Khan Ataur Rahman, Munshi Wadud, Sadat Khaiyam, Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul and Read more

12,000km in 357 days

March 31, 2011

Sea turtle routes tracked
The first turtle that was tagged in Bangladesh with a satellite chip to track its journey last year has travelled over 12,000 kilometres in 357 days and is now coming back to Bangladesh coast from Sri Lanka.
Urmee, the name of the turtle, has crossed the path until March 23, 2011. It is now in the middle of the Bay of Bengal, 780 km east of the Chennai coast of India, 977 km northeast of the Sri Lankan coast, 662 km west of Read more

Removal stops for World Cup

March 31, 2011

Overhead Cables
Removal stops for World Cup
Although the 23-kilometre overhead data cables between Uttara and Shahbagh had been shifted to underground, steps to clean more parts of Dhaka city are yet to see any progress.
Under a project that seeks to remove overhead cables from Dhaka, data cables on the main streets between Shahbagh and Motijheel were supposed to be moved underground by the end of February.
According to power ministry officials, the equipment required for the shifting are not yet in place.
“We cannot remove the cables Read more

It’s India vs SL in the final

March 31, 2011

Hosts edge out arch-rivals Pakistan in tense battle
An atypical Sachin Tendulkar, a menacing Munaf Patel and a wily spell of spin bowling from Harbhajan Singh propelled India into the final of the 2011 World Cup, with a hard fought 29 win over arch-rivals Pakistan at Mohali yesterday.
India will now face Sri Lanka in a battle for sub-continental and world supremacy in the final Read more

Amici curiae want revision of caretaker govt system

March 31, 2011

Senior Supreme Court lawyers Rafique-ul Huq and M Zahir on Wednesday told the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court that the caretaker government system should be revised by dropping the provision for appointing former judges as chief adviser or adviser.
The system of holding national elections under the caretaker government is still a necessity but Read more

Jute bag manufacturers muff huge market

March 31, 2011

Blame lack of finance, policy & other supports
The country’s small and medium manufacturing units of jute goods are muffing a huge demand for jute bags on the global market due to lack of finance and international-standard production efficiency, reluctance of jute mills to sell quality jute fabrics in small lots, and lack of policy-level drive for diversification of jute goods.
Western importers are on the lookout for large supplies of environment-friendly jute bags but Read more

Mobile court for market closure by 8pm likely

March 31, 2011

The government has decided to deploy mobile courts, if necessary, to enforce market closure after 8:00pm in a day or two to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the Higher Secondary Certificate examination schedule to begin on April 5.
The decision was made at an inter-ministerial meeting, presided over by the state minister of Read more

Yunus wants to see Grameen Bank unharmed

March 30, 2011

Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus on Wednesday said he want to see Grameen Bank remains unscathed in future.
The microcredit guru told this to the review committee on the issues relating to Grameen Bank while presenting his exit plan at a meeting at Read more

CID gets 46 more days to probe Ctg arms haul case

March 30, 2011

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday got time till May 15 to complete the investigation into the sensational Chittagong arms haul case.
Metropolitan Sessions Judge AKM Shamsul Islam extended the time upon a time prayer submitted by CID on Sunday, two days before the expiry of previously extended time, reports Read more

9 JCD men hurt in BCL attack in RU

March 30, 2011

Nine students including three leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhata Dal (JCD) of Rajshahi University (RU) unit were injured as Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists on Wednesday attacked a JCD procession.
Of the injured, the condition of JCD convener Arafat Reza Ashiq is critical, reports our RU correspondent.
Sources said over one hundred BCL leaders and activists along with police attacked Read more

SL bid bye to Murali

March 30, 2011

Sri Lankan bade an emotional farewell to Muttiah Muralitharan who played his last international match on home soil with the first World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at the Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.
A journey that began 18 years ago at this very ground against India, came to a fitting end with Muralitharan striking with his last ball at home when he had Scott Styris out for Read more

Clarke named Australian captain

March 30, 2011

New Australian Test skipper Michael Clarke has promised a return to ”old-fashioned basics” and rubbished concerns Ricky Ponting could cramp his captaincy style.
On the day of his coronation as Ponting’s successor, Clarke rejected the notion that the 152-Test former leader would be an ”elephant in the dressing room”, making it more difficult for him to Read more

Shakira confirms romance with Gerard Piqué on Twitter

March 30, 2011

Shakira has publicly confirmed her romance with Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué on Twitter, calling him “my sunshine”. The 34-year-old Colombian songstress and the FC Barcelona star made their relationship official – as she posted a photograph on her Twitter page of them with their arms around each other. “Les presento a mi sol… Shak,” she wrote about her 24-year-old beau. Shakira announced at the start of the year that her 11-year Read more

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