Undisclosed money investment decision propels stocks

June 30, 2011

DSE turnover hits two-and-a-half month high
Turnover of the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Wednesday hit a two-and-a-half month high and the stocks extended gains for the third day on buying spree after the government allowed legalisation of undisclosed money by investing in the capital market, market operators said.
The Finance Bill 2011 passed on Tuesday included a provision of investment of undisclosed Read more

Another world order at play

June 30, 2011

A social business is a non-loss and non-dividend company where investors can recoup their dividend but nothing beyond that. All profits will be used to improve the products and services, and/or to increase the company’s reach.
Social business campaigners and experts from 15 countries joined Prof Muhammad Yunus in Read more

Bangladesh drown Pakistan in rain

June 30, 2011

In the end it was a combination of the driving monsoon deluge, a stop-start playing surface and a bit of luck that saw Bangladesh ease to an emphatic 3-0 win over rivals Pakistan in their 2014 World Cup pre-qualifier first leg at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
In Bangladesh’s most important game for some time, the rain that the rival coach Tariq Lutfi Read more

Villas-Boas warns Wenger

June 30, 2011

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Villas-Boas warns Wenger 
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has warned Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger that the Blues will continue to splash the cash in pursuit of the Premier League title.
Wenger has accused Chelsea of “financial doping” in the past in frustration at their policy of spending vast sums on signing players, even though the money to fund the deals comes from billionaire Read more

Social business will change society: Yunus

June 29, 2011

The second annual Social Business Day was observed on Tuesday in the capital to celebrate Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus’s concept of social business and its implementation.
Prof Yunus opened the daylong events held at Hotel Sonargaon marking the day.
Inaugurating the events, he elaborated the role of social business in the country towards Read more

Alien encounters ‘within twenty years’

June 29, 2011

Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilisations within the next two decades, said a top Russian astronomer on Monday, according to the Guardian’s report published on Tuesday.
The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms…Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years,’ said Andrei Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Read more

Dhaka’s fashion triumph

June 29, 2011

A week of international, national and regional fashion shows, exhibitions, workshops, and roundtables – Dhaka Fashion Week has come a long way. Writes Nadee Naboneeta Imran
Dhaka Fashion Week (DFW), which began in 2008 as the brainchild of Kawshiki Nasser Tupa and Fakhrul Chowdhury, stepped into its fourth year last week, hosting a range of fashion-related programmes, which has surely made the event worthy of its name. Now considered one of the biggest fashion events of our Read more

Sakib seeks a break

June 29, 2011

Captain Sakib al Hasan has requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board to grant him a leave when the national cricket team will be traveling to South Africa.
The board has planned to send the team to South Africa to play a warm-up game or two before they go to Zimbabwe for a Test and one-day series in Read more

Research activities of BRRI at stake

June 29, 2011

Toxic industrial seepage, water-logging threaten field trials
Research activities at Bangladesh Rice Research Institute have been threatened by intrusion of industrial waste water and possible spill-over of toxicity in the soil of the institute’s immediate vicinity.
If the seepage of toxic industrial wastes continues, the institute may need to be relocated soon from the industrial belt of Gazipur to an area free from pollution for the sake of undisturbed research activities, say researchers.
A daily sun investigation finds that a major portion of the 45-hectre research field of the institute has already turned into Read more

Kuddus – an icon of Bangla folk music

June 29, 2011

n the realm of folk music in Bangladesh, Abdul Kuddus Boyati is a name that needs no introduction.
In popularising folk music, especially Palagaan, his contribution is yet to be surpassed by any.
Through his organisation Bangla Folk Media, Kuddus, along with a bunch of young Bauls, has been Read more

Lack of sleep ‘kills a man’s sex drive’, study concludes

June 29, 2011

For many women married to workaholic husbands, a lack of interest in the bedroom can be a problem. But researchers may have come up with the answer to a lack of sex – a good night’s sleep
A study has found that men with poor sleep patterns have significantly lower levels of testosterone, which results in a lack of sex drive.
Experts say that reduced levels of the hormone can bring a host of other negative consequences for young men, including reduced libido and poor reproduction Read more

Bangladesh’s World Cup at BNS today

June 29, 2011

Bangladesh will go into their most high-profile game for some time looking to keep up their unbeaten record of the last five meetings against rivals Pakistan, when the sides meet today in the first-leg of the World Cup Pre-Qualifiers at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
The World Cup in Brazil in 2014 is still about three years and a few hundred qualifying matches Read more

Ross’s centre of excellence

June 29, 2011

The vision of creating a “learning centre” that will work as a full reservoir for primed cricketers is what Ross Turner has visualised for the GP-BCB National Cricket Academy.
After joining as the head coach back in May, Turner has been given 24 players who are projected as hugely talented and potentially of Bangladesh A or Read more

Skill squad to be trimmed

June 29, 2011

The national selection committee will reduce the size of the skill training squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe.
“It will be a 22 to 23-member squad because practically it’s not possible to accommodate so many players for the skill training,” informed chief selector Akram Khan Read more

Playing the part

June 29, 2011

In the media, some struggle throughout their career to reach their desired goal, while others find a fairytale journey awaiting them. For Sohana Saba it is definitely the latter, as the talented artiste began her career with dancing but over the years has managed to cement a niche for herself as an actor.
Sohana has taken on the challenge of diverse roles and worked to her advantage to become a skilled Read more

Villas-Boas to outline plans

June 29, 2011

Andre Villas-Boas will be given the opportunity to outline his plans for Chelsea when officially unveiled as the Barclays Premier League club’s new manager on Wednesday morning.
At just 33, the Portuguese coach will be the youngest boss in the English top flight after he succeeded experienced Italian Carlo Ancelotti once the release from his contract with Porto Read more

Gono Sangeet Utsab ends

June 29, 2011

With the performance of the song titled “Manusher majhe boshobash kori, manushe milechhe thai, manush aamar sujon swajan, manusher gaan gaai…..” by popular artiste Fakir Alamgir, the three-day Gono Sangeet Utsab (people’s song festival) ended recently. Performing another song titled “Bhoy ki morone………….,” written by Charon Kobi Mukunda Das, Fakir Alamgir marked the ending of the festival by Read more

“Amar Bondhu Rashed” screened at SUST

June 29, 2011

Five shows of the movie “Amar Bondhu Rashed” were held from June 26-28 at the mini auditorium of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet.
A large number of evidently moved students and teachers came away from the screenings that were an initiative of Chokh Film Society, a cultural organisation of the University Read more

Michael Jackson’s Thriller jacket sells for $1.8m

June 28, 2011

Michael Jackson’s iconic leather ‘Thriller’ jacket has sold for $1.8 million at auction.
The red and black coat – which the late star wore in the epic 1983 video that saw him transform into a zombie – was expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000 at the Julien’s Auctions sale in Beverley Hills, California.
Auctioneer Martin Nolan said: “Michael’s global appeal continues to rise. This is the legacy. This is what Read more

Plasmic Knock work on solo album

June 28, 2011

Rock band Plasmic Knock are currently busy working on their first solo album.
Promising rock band Plasmic Knock was formed in January 2007. The band won the 2nd place at the Nokia IAC [Independent Artist Club] in 2008.
Swapner Rajya, the first song of the band, was released in 2010 in the mixed album Maanchitro. The band released its second song Swadhinotar Gaan in the mixed band album Read more

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