Higher duties thwart P&G’s expansion

March 27, 2012

Procter & Gamble high official speaks about the constraints his company faces in Bangladesh
Procter & Gamble (P&G) plans to introduce more of its products to Bangladesh to tap the market potential, as the steady economic growth of the country is fuelling demand for consumer goods.
But higher import duty for personal care goods acts as a barrier to the world’s largest consumer goods company to launching more of its items in the market of 16 crore Read more

Desh TV turns three

March 27, 2012

Desh TV turned three on March 26. With a three day special programme, the TV channel is celebrating “Desh Utshab”, featuring documentaries, films, musical programmes and more. The celebration also marks the 41st Independence Day. Politicians, cultural personalities, journalists, teachers and people from all walks of life attended the anniversary programme held at Desh TV office in Malibagh, Read more

Shakib regains No 1 position

March 27, 2012

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan has returned as the No 1 ranked all-rounder in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Championship table after his tremendous performance in the Asia Cup which concluded last Thursday.
He earned 27 ratings points for his player-of-the-tournament performance and regained the position from Australia all-rounder Shane Watson, who had leapfrogged the former Bangladesh captain after Read more

Local cricket goes orange for a day

March 27, 2012

The Bangladesh Cricket Board took the opportunity of Independence Day exhibition match on Monday to use the orange ball for the first time in a cricket match played in Bangladesh.
The experiment was made at the request of the International Cricket Council which is toying with the idea of using balls of different colours which can help them to introduce such balls in Read more

Yunus among 12 greatest entrepreneurs

March 26, 2012

Fortune Magazine’s List
Yunus among 12 greatest entrepreneurs
Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time.
This list published in the magazine’s latest issue places Prof Yunus among the band of highly exclusive individuals, all of whom are known throughout the world for their innovation, vision Read more

Tourism: next job creator

March 26, 2012

Sector is expected to generate 13.77 lakh jobs this year: report
The tourism and hospitality sector may grow into one of the largest employers in Bangladesh, if it is backed by policy support, investment and skills development, analysts said Saturday.
There is huge demand for skilled human resources in the largely untapped tourism and hospitality sector, Rubina H Farouq, director and head of the Institute of Hotel Management and Read more

Tamim picked by Pune

March 26, 2012

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal has been linked to the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Pune Warriors for the upcoming fifth season of the IPL beginning on April 4.
A source close to the Pune Warriors said yesterday that Tamim Iqbal could replace Australian all-rounder James Hopes, whose knee injury left the franchise with two foreign players’ spots Read more

Cricket before Liberation

March 26, 2012

Deep within the archives of cricket lies a season that has a lot of significance for Bangladesh. For any other country that has played the game, 1970-71 was nothing significant (except for the first-ever one-day international played in Australia), but it was a time that had the blood boiling for millions in this land, then known as East Pakistan Read more

Shakib’s birthday celebrated

March 25, 2012

Hasina, Khaleda greet the allrounder
Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday, two days after he was adjudged the best player of Asia Cup Cricket 2012.
He cut a cake at a dinner hosted by Bangladesh Cricket Board at a city hotel in the evening. All members of the national team, BCB directors, selectors and coaches, and journalists were Read more

Purnima wins national award

March 24, 2012

Popular Dhallywood actress Purnima has won the national film award as best actress, for her performance in the movie ‘Ora Amake Bhalo Hote Dilo Na’, directed by Kazi
Hayat. This is the first ever national recognition for Purnima as a mainstream movie actress.
In the movie, Purnima Read more

DMP moves to stop illegal parking

March 24, 2012

Starts using wheel clamps
Dhaka Metropolitan Police has started using wheel clamps to lock illegally parked vehicles and ensure that they are towed away.
“We have procured 100 wheel clamps, which four divisions of traffic will use to tow away more illegally parked vehicles from a certain area,” said DMP traffic Chief
Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman.
The use of clamps has started on March 11.
He added that no additional charge would be imposed for the clamps Read more

Magic mosquito net

March 24, 2012

World’s leading chemical company BASF and Grameen Healthcare Trust yesterday launched specially treated mosquito nets in Bangladesh.
Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus and BASF President for Asia Pacific Saori Dubourg jointly inaugurated the nets at the Social Business Industrial Park in Kashimpur upazila of Gazipur Read more

Tigers win million hearts

March 24, 2012

The entire Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium that held more than its capacity of 25,000 crowds, along with millions glued to the TV sets and with radios beside their ears held their breath the moment Aizaz Cheema’s last delivery fetched just a leg-bye, leaving the hosts only two short of a historical victory over Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup on Read more

People’s champions

March 24, 2012

The Asia Cup final took cricket fans by storm with Bangladesh winning hearts of millions across the world including the high and mighty.
Minutes after Pakistan pulled off the heist, their second title in the tournament’s history, tweets and Facebook posts poured into the internet Read more

Ashraful proud of Shakib

March 24, 2012

It was hard to tell whether Syed Ashraful Huq was more proud of Shakib Al Hasan’s performance or the overall organising of the Asia Cup.
The Asian Cricket Council CEO waxed lyrical about both yesterday, calling the eleventh edition of the regional event as it’s most successful in terms of the cricket played as well as the crowd Read more

Five Tigers make Yahoo dream Asian XI

March 24, 2012

Mohammad Hafeez
(Pakistan)
(Mat: 4, Runs: 245, Hig: 105, Avg: 61.25)
The ease with which Hafeez can switch between offence and defence makes him a genuine asset at the top of the order. The 31-year-old’s accurate off-spin and decent fieldwork are a bonus. His stand-out knock in the Asia Cup, unfortunately, was a century in a losing cause against archrivals Read more

Tigers tamed

March 23, 2012

Pakistan clinch a cliffhanger to deny Bangladesh Asia Cup
Pakistan denied Bangladesh the celebration of the biggest moment in their cricketing history when they beat the hosts by two runs in the nerve-wracking Asia Cup final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Pakistan enhanced their reputation as masters of the big moment by clinching the Asia Cup for the second time after first achieving it in 2000 in the same city but at a different Read more

So close, yet so far

March 23, 2012

There was hardly a dry eye yesterday across the country. From people glued to their TV sets, to people thronged in miniscule cafes, from people gathering in public spaces to those 30-odd thousand who had managed to find their way to Mirpur the tears flowed freely and endlessly.
Mushfiqur Rahim wept on Shakib al Hasan’s shoulder, Mahmudullah Riyad wept Read more

Pace is gentle enough

March 23, 2012

Don’t measure Bangladesh’s bowling performance by only focusing on the final over of the innings. Shahadat Hossain conceded 19 diabolical runs off the 50th over to give Pakistan a shred of momentum they dearly required towards the end of their innings in the Asia Cup final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday. It is an aberration; in fact his entire spell should be taken afar from the heroic Read more

Smooth Operator

March 23, 2012

A friend of Tamim Iqbal says that he doesn’t really chart out his milestone celebrations. “It’s not planned, he just does it on his own. He has never really talked about it,” said Minhaz Uddin Khan, a childhood friend who also happens to be a sports reporter.
So when he hammered his fourth successive half-century in the Asia Cup final, Tamim’s Read more

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