‘Raped’ woman charged with slander

March 30, 2011

The Libyan woman who claimed she was gangraped, defecated and urinated on by 15 of Gaddafi’s men over two days, has been charged with slander.
Libyan authorities labelled her a drunk, a prostitute and a thief, reported The Daily Mail.
The men accused by Iman al-Obeidi are now suing her. A son of a high ranking Libyan official was among those Read more

Robi Bangladesh Mela at Suhrawardy Udyan

March 30, 2011

One of the leading mobile operators in the country, Robi, marked the first anniversary of its re-branding. Robi, earlier known as AKTEL, arranged ‘Bangladesh Mela’ for the second time. Showcasing Bangladesh’s opulent culture and heritage, the daylong fair was held at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on March 28. Robi also arranged cultural programmes countrywide on the day.
Pop star Mila performed her Read more

Moushumi Bhowmik performs in Gana Sangeet fest

March 30, 2011

Celebrated Indian singer and lyricist Moushumi Bhowmik performed some of her popular songs on the concluding day of a two-day programme marking the 103rd birth anniversary of Satyen Sen.
Organised by Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi with the slogan ‘Esho gana sangeeter aynai dekhi swadesher mukh’, the annual peoples’ song competition and festival ‘Satyan Sen Gana Sangeet Utsab Read more

SL set all-Asia final

March 30, 2011

The Colombo sky was ablaze with fireworks last night as Sri Lanka fought their way over murky waters and into the World Cup final, giving their legend Muttiah Muralidaran a fitting farewell from international cricket. The five-wicket win was not an easy ride, thanks to a late rally by New Zealand at the flashbulb-laden R Premadasa Stadium, but it was closer than imagined after Sri Lanka’s dominance for the Read more

More than a semi

March 30, 2011

The World Cup 2011 will reach its zenith as the two fiercest rivals of world cricket, India and Pakistan, square off against each other in a semifinal match in Mohali today. The excitement has already reached fever pitch, with Indian police leaving no stone unturned to ensure peaceful progress of a match where both the prime ministers of the two countries, Manmohan Singh of India and Yousuf Raza Gilani of Read more

JS body asks Fakruddin, Moeen to appear April 18

March 29, 2011

A parliamentary body probing violence on the Dhaka University campus during the last caretaker government on Tuesday asked the then chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed and former army chief Moeen U Ahmed to appear before it.
On behalf of the parliamentary body, the parliament secretariat sent two separate letters asking Read more

Yunus’ plea hearing adjourned till Apr 4

March 29, 2011

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned till April 4 the hearing on the appeals filed against the High Court verdict that upheld a Bangladesh Bank order removing Muhammad Yunus from the office of Grameen Bank managing director.
The seven-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque Read more

Ricky Ponting resigns as Australia captain

March 29, 2011

Ricky Ponting has resigned as Australia captain but wants to carry on playing for the team.
The 36-year-old made the announcement in Sydney after arriving home following his side’s World Cup quarter-final defeat by co-hosts India.
“I have decided to stand down as captain of the Test and one-day teams as of now,” he told Read more

Kiwis clinch semi-final place

March 25, 2011

New Zealand sealed their place in the March 29 semi-finals in Colombo, Sri Lanka, after stunning South Africa by 49 runs in the third quarter-final match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Friday.
The protease were bowled out for 172 runs in 43.2 overs as a gritty Jacob Oram captured four wickets followed by NL McCullum three and Luke Woodcock and Tim Southee took one wicket Read more

Elizabeth Taylor The Biggest Star Ever

March 25, 2011

It could be said of the death of Elizabeth Taylor: Now she belongs to the ages. But the truth is, Taylor has always belonged to the ages — it’s why her absence is so significant to millions. How can it be that Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor won’t be around to admire and gawk over, ever again?
Taylor, who died Wednesday at age 79 of congestive heart failure after weeks in a hospital in Los Angeles, Read more

Sarika Makes it Big

March 25, 2011

Last year marked a high point for model-actress Sarika who successfully established a niche for herself in the media. She chalked up the highest number of TV Commercials (TVC) which won viewers’ hearts. She also won accolades with her performance in TV plays like Chayanika Chowdhury’s “Tomar Kachhe Phera”, Animesh Aich’s “Commissioner”, Akram Khan’s “Odrishsho Romoni” and Read more

Syed Abdul Hadi on his latest album and more

March 25, 2011

In his over five decades of music career, celebrated singer Syed Abdul Hadi for the first time is going to release an album of Tagore songs on Pahela Baishakh.
The singer recently shared with New Age his feelings about the upcoming album and his views on the current music trend.
The album titled ‘Jakhan Bhanglo Milan Mela’ features nine Tagore songs which were his favourite Read more

Champs gone

March 25, 2011

India set up semis with Pakistan
Yuvraj Singh smashed an unbeaten half-century under pressure as India dispatched defending champions Australia from the World Cup with a five-wicket win at Ahmedabad yesterday. Their victory set up a dream semifinal against archrivals Pakistan at Mohali on March 30.
It had looked to be slipping away from the hosts when captain MS Dhoni perished to a Read more

S Africa-New Zealand quarter-final today

March 25, 2011

The curtain on the six-week long World Cup fiesta will fall in Bangladesh with South Africa facing New Zealand in a quarter-final match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today.
The carnival began here on February 12 with the Bangladesh-Canada warm-up game in Chittagong and it has gone through a lot of highs and lows before it finally comes to an Read more

Showcasing Bangladesh begins in Paris March 31

March 24, 2011

A month-long event portraying the rich cultural diversity of Bangladesh begins in the French capital Paris on March 31.
Alliance Francaise de Dhaka and Chittagong,, Bangladesh Brand Forum and Foundation of Alliance Francaise in Paris will jointly organize the event titled ‘Alliances en resonanc/Le Bangladesh Read more

Runway screened at Jahangirnagar University

March 24, 2011

As part of a country-wide campaign, Tareque and Catherine Masud’s latest film “Runway” was screened at the Zahir Raihan auditorium, Jahangirnagar University. The two-day event was held on March 21-22. Masud’s other films — “Adam Surat”, a documentary on the life and works of artist SM Sultan and “Naroshundar”, a short film on the Liberation War– were also being screened along with Read more

WB, IMF stop $500m loan

March 24, 2011

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have decided not to give the government over $500 million of budget support that they had planned to provide this financial year because of concerns over governance issues, including anti-corruption and telecom licensing, the World Bank has told New Age
These two concessionary loans or credits, given under highly favourable terms for the Read more

Govt now eyes elevated U-loops, underpasses

March 24, 2011

Study shows ride from Azimpur to Gabtoli to take 15 mins
The government has undertaken a Tk 775 crore project to construct elevated U-turns and underpasses for an uninterrupted traffic flow between Azimpur and Gabtoli.
Once the project is implemented, a ride from Azimpur to Gabtoli will take only 11 minutes instead of current 78 minutes, suggested a study by Buet Read more

More join camp

March 24, 2011

On Tunisia-Libya border
More join camp
Morshed Ali Khan writes from the spot where thousands of Bangladeshi workers have taken shelter after fleeing the Libyan upheaval
The government’s promise to take all stranded Bangladeshis home in three days from the Choucha camp appears a far cry with more displaced people arriving here from Libya and fewer aircraft Read more

Pakistan outplay Windies to storm into semis

March 24, 2011

Dhaka: Pakistan thrashed West Indies by ten wickets to move into the World Cup semi-finals here at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Wednesday.
Chasing an easy target of 113 runs, openers Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez completed the Pakistan victory without being separated, in just 20.5 overs Read more

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