Ethnic Cultural Festival at Shilpakala Academy

June 28, 2011

A Demonstration of Diversity
Ethnic Cultural Festival at Shilpakala Academy
The recent Ethnic Cultural Festival featured traditional dances and songs by a number of indigenous artistes at National Music and Dance Centre auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on June 26. Khudra Nri Goshthi Cell [for ethnic groups] of BSA arranged the festival.
The festival was a part of BSA’s initiative to facilitate the practice of languages and cultural traditions of Read more

National recitation festival begins

June 28, 2011

A weeklong “Jatiya Abritti Utsab” was inaugurated on Sunday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital.
Information and cultural affairs minister Abul Kalam Azad opened the festival organised by Bangladesh Abritti Samanway Parishad with the slogan “Jagrata Kara Uddata Kara Nirbhai Kara Hey”. 
The inauguration ceremony was Read more

Michelle Yeoh deported from Burma

June 28, 2011

Officials in Burma said the military-backed government has deported Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming film.
A government official said that the Malaysian actress best known for her Bond girl role in Tomorrow Never Dies and for starring in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, arrived in Rangoon Read more

Aniston: I’m happier than ever

June 28, 2011

Jennifer Aniston has revealed she is “lucky” and “extremely happy” with her personal life right now.
The Hollywood actress, who is rumoured to be dating actor-screenwriter Justin Theroux, appeared to drop a hint about her new romance on Good Morning America, when she said: “Yes, I’m very happy. I’m extremely lucky, and I’m extremely happy,” but didn’t go into further Read more

Court denies appeal by Gibson’s ex

June 28, 2011

A California appeals court has rejected a bid by Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend to remove his attorneys from a contentious child custody case because she consulted with one of their law partners.
Court records show the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles rejected an appeal by Oksana Grigorieva last week without hearing oral arguments.
The Russian musician had been Read more

Moore: I lack red carpet confidence

June 28, 2011

Julianne Moore has revealed she still doesn’t feel comfortable on the red carpet.
The four-time Oscar nominee admitted she gets anxious when she steps out for film premieres and Hollywood events, despite years of experience.
“I never feel confident! I don’t know that there’s anybody who does. I mean, you don’t look around the red carpet thinking, ‘There’s a lot of confident people out here’,” she told Read more

Jessie J ‘receives death threats’

June 28, 2011

Jessie J claims she has received death threats from people who are so incensed by her music.
The Brit Award-winning singer – whose hits include Price Tag and Do It Like A Dude – admits she is like “Marmite”, by dividing opinion.
And she said that along with numerous insults, she has now been the victim of nasty threats Read more

Police beat up oil-gas body men, detain two

June 28, 2011

The police on Monday beat up activists of the national committee to protect oil, gas, mineral resources, power and ports and detained two of them when they tried to bring out a procession in the capital.
Before trying to bring out the procession from Mohammadpur Town Hall, the committee held at rally as part of their programme to drum up support for half-day hartal on Read more

657 jailed for Peelkhana mutiny, 9 freed

June 28, 2011

A total of 657 of the 666 accused of 24 Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion have been jailed for varying terms for the 2009 BDR mutiny in the Peelkhana headquarters. BGB director general Maj Gen Rafiqul Islam, who headed the Special Court-7 formed to try the mutineers, set free the remaining nine accused, while handing down the verdict at Peelkhana in Dhaka on Monday. The special court Read more

Row over decision to give manual passport

June 28, 2011

Undocumented Workers in KL
Row over decision to give manual passport 
Experts and officials are surprised at the government decision to provide three lakh undocumented workers with manual passports, instead of machine-readable ones, to get them legalised in Malaysia.
Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry made the decision despite insistence of high-ups and experts that machine-readable passport (MRP) is a feasible Read more

Expressway bill passed

June 28, 2011

‘The Dhaka Elevated Expressway Project (Land Acquisition) Bill-2011’ was passed in the Jatiya Sangsad yesterday.
Land Minister Rezaul Karim Hira proposed for passage of the bill in the House.
Earlier on June 21, the land minister introduced the bill for framing necessary provisions on land Read more

English medium schools pocketing money

June 28, 2011

In the name of teaching
English medium schools pocketing money
English medium schools across the country are allegedly collecting excessive money from the students of all classes. Although higher class families can bear the high cost easily, the middle and lower class families can ill afford such high expenses for the study of their wards at these schools. Meanwhile, English medium schools have been earning a lot of money in the name of teaching English and producing Read more

Schoolgirl badly burnt in acid attack

June 28, 2011

A schoolgirl sustained grievous burn injuries after unknown miscreants threw acid on her in her sleep in a remote village in Lalmonirhat district early Monday.
The victim, Sajeda Akhter,11, was first taken to Patgram upazila health complex and shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital in the Read more

Robbery on passenger train

June 28, 2011

A Dhaka-bound passenger train from Chittagong came under attack by robbers in Brahmanbaria Monday morning.
The police fired six rounds warning shots to drive the robbers out of the Dhaka Mail train.
The Rail Police, quoting passengers said a gang of 20 to 25 armed robbers got into the train at Read more

Acer ICONIA

June 28, 2011

A personal approach to personal computing
Executive Technologies Ltd. will be introduces acer ICONIA for Bangladeshi ICT Market shortly. Not so long ago mobile computing devices with touch screens were only found in science fiction. Now Acer presents ICONIA, a new concept device set to add a brand new tablet experience, combining the versatility of a conventional 14″ form factor with a unique dual-screen layout and highly intuitive Read more

Kaspersky launches 2012 consumer AV solution versions

June 28, 2011

Kaspersky Lab has introduced its latest 2012 editions of Anti-Virus and Internet Security software in the Bangladesh market. The launch is highly notable as this was the first official launch of the 2012 editions in the Asia-Pacific region for Kaspersky Lab. It is also the first time that a globally reputed software company makes its new version regional debut launch in Read more

Law not a stranger to Tigers

June 28, 2011

Newly-appointed Bangladesh national team coach Stuart Law is not quite an unknown figure to the players as some of them already have the experience of playing against him.
Law, currently working as the interim coach of Sri Lanka, was named as the new head coach of the Tigers on Monday, replacing compatriot Read more

Law for Tigers

June 28, 2011

Full name: Stuart Grant Law
Born: October 18, 1968, Brisbane, Australia.
Teams: Australia, Chennai Superstars, Derbyshire, Essex, Lancashire and Queensland.
Nickname: Lawman; The Judge The most successful captain in Australian domestic cricket Read more

Tevez dragged into match-fixing scandal

June 28, 2011

Carlos Tevez and Manchester City have been inadvertently dragged into a sensational match-fixing scandal.
While there is absolutely no suggestion either the player or the club have done anything wrong, a Greek court is examining evidence that City’s Europa League game against Aris in February was the target of a betting coup Read more

‘Dabangg’ triumphs at the 12th IIFA Awards

June 28, 2011

Salman Khan’s blockbuster Dabangg has triumphed at the International Indian Film Academy Awards in Toronto, winning in six categories.
Dabangg took home the gongs for ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Performance in a Negative Role’ for Sonu Sood and ‘Best Debut’ for Sonakshi Sinha. The film was also awarded ‘Best Screenplay’.
But Salman Khan missed out Read more

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