Killer narrates how he killed the girl, sliced her

June 4, 2012

Placed on remand for four days
I killed Rumi to hide our relationship as I was in fear that if locals come to know about it then they would force me to marry her,” said Saiduzzaman Bachchu, the owner of Sonali Recruiting Agency who killed that 16-year aged girl mutilating her body into 26 pieces. He confessed in front of police and journalists in a press conference that was held Read more

‘Trust is everything’

June 4, 2012

Quiet first day for Pybus
Richard Pybus has said that gaining the confidence of the players would be of paramount importance in his new job.
The newest coach of the Bangladesh cricket team took a look at training yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in his first Read more

Zunapio treble lifts Farashganj

June 4, 2012

Congolese hitman Siyo Zunapio slammed a hattrick to guide Farashganj Sporting Club to an emphatic 4-0 win over Rahmatganj MFS in their Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
Nigerian Akinyele Peter netted Read more

Pakistan crush Sri Lanka

June 4, 2012

Brilliant batting by Shahid Afridi and a fiery bowling performance drove Pakistan to a 23-run series-levelling victory over Sri Lanka in the second and final Twenty20 international yesterday.
Chasing a modest 123, Sri Lanka ran into a roadblock as Kumar Sangakkara fell in the fourth over to Yasir Arafat with the score on Read more

Niaz to coach BD team

June 4, 2012

Asian Youth Chess
Niaz to coach BD team
Grand Master Niaz Murshed is expected to lead Bangladesh team in the upcoming Asian Youth Chess Championship as coach-cum-manager, confirmed a Bangladesh Chess Federation official yesterday.
The tournament which will be held in Sri Lanka from June 24 to July will be participated in by two young chess players from Bangladesh; national Read more

Samsung rolls out new handset

June 3, 2012

Samsung has launched its latest entry-level smartphone Samsung Star 3 Duos in the market, says a press release.
The Star 3 comes in stylish and sleek design and has almost all the features of a high-end smartphone.
Its 3.0” full touch display is big enough for crystal clear display of images, videos and Read more

Citycell brings pocket router

June 3, 2012

Citycell, the CDMA mobile operator in the country has launched its My-Fi pocket router in the market.
My-Fi is basically a mobile Wi-Fi router.
The router is available at Tk 8000. However, you can also buy the router with pre or post-paid connections. Citycell offers three packages with it 300kbps, 512 kbps and Read more

Chemical storing goes on unabated

June 3, 2012

Nimtoli Inferno Tragedy
Chemical storing goes on unabated
Septuagenarian Chan Mia now runs a tiny tea stall and has been living hand to mouth since the devastating Nimtoli inferno in 2010 gutted his precious semi-grocery shop.
All he has in his eight-feet-by-five-feet tin-made stall are two kettles, two pairs of cups, a small jar of sugar and two cans of condensed milk. He buys the sugar and Read more

Home beckons Nishat

June 3, 2012

Everest conquerors fly home today; Wasfia reaches Kathmandu
After their successful ascent of Mount Everest, two Bangladeshi mountaineers Nishat Majumder and MA Mohit will return home today.
They are scheduled to arrive in Dhaka at 1:40pm on a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
“Our flight will take off at 12:25pm [BST] from Kathmandu…. I am very excited at returning Read more

Three police officials closed for abusing girl

June 3, 2012

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Saturday closed an assistant commissioner (AC) and two officer-in-charges (OC) on charges of abusing a girl on the
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s (CMM) court premises on Tuesday. The closed officials are, DMP Kotowali Zone AC Rajib-al-Masud, Kotowali police station Read more

Biman flies into a tailspin

June 3, 2012

Glitches in aircraft lead to chaotic flight schedule
Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been failing to maintain its flight schedules since May 1 due to technical glitches in a number of aircraft.
In the latest incident yesterday, a Kathmandu-bound A310 airbus returned to Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport because of a fault in its hydraulic Read more

QUBEE Summer Laptop Fair starts June 7

June 3, 2012

A three-day ‘QUBEE Summer Laptop Fair 2012’ begins on June 7 at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the capital.
Event management organisation Maker Communication is organising the fair with the slogan ‘Enlighten up the Technology’ for the 11th time in Bangladesh, the organisers said at a press briefing at city’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Saturday Read more

Realtors protest Sahara’s entry

June 3, 2012

The government’s decision to allow Sahara India Pariwar to invest in the real estate sector has been met with vehement objections from the local realtors. The government is set to provide Sahara with one lakh acres of land to develop a satellite township around Dhaka.
The move comes at a time when the government failed to provide adequate land and Read more

New rule will add variation to Tigers’ bowling: Jurgensen

June 3, 2012

The use of two bouncers in an over in the one-day international as recommended by the International Cricket Council’s cricket committee recently will add variation to Bangladesh’s pace bowling attack, said bowling coach Shane Jurgensen.
The ICC’s cricket committee made the recommendation at its May 30-31 meeting at Lords Read more

Pybus in town

June 3, 2012

The Bangladesh cricket team’s new head coach Richard Pybus arrived yesterday to take over the reins of the Tigers for the next two years.
Pybus arrived in the capital within three days of being confirmed as the new Bangladesh coach for a two-year term to spend some time with his charges before the Zimbabwe tour, which Read more

DOHS, Victoria on collision course

June 3, 2012

Old DOHS and Victoria Sporting Club are heading towards a June 8 showdown for the Dhaka Premier League title after they won their respective matches yesterday. Both have two Super League games in hand and although DOHS are leading the table on 22 points, their game against challengers Victoria on the last day of the league, by all measures, will decide the winners, but none can afford to drop points in the next Read more

Plays highlight liberal values

June 3, 2012

Theatre in Asia
Plays highlight liberal values
The organisers chose four plays for the holiday audience on Friday (June 1). Nevertheless the absence of any popular or overseas plays was a major lacuna.
An international seminar on the diverse theatre practices in Asia throughout the day along with staging of four plays at three different venues in the evening at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy marked a busy day at the ongoing “International Theatre Festival, Seminar and Read more

Muktijoddha keep title hopes alive

June 3, 2012

Muktijoddha Sangsad kept their hopes of a maiden professional league title alive with a 3-0 victory over a hapless Brothers Union at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. The All Reds, who finished runners-up in the last edition of the top tier league, cut Abahani’s lead at the top of the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League table to two points with their fourth win in five Read more

Buriganga in its death throes

June 2, 2012

Waste continues to be dumped into the River Buriganga despite a June 2011 High Court order which prohibited the dumping of waste in the river or on its banks as well as ordering the sealing of sewerage outlets and industrial wastes lines within a year.
The High Court directed the chairman of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority to take steps to seal off the waste outlets and asked the Dhaka City Corporation to immediately start cleaning the riverbanks to stop dumping any more waste into or by the river Read more

Fishes spawn in Halda amid rain

June 2, 2012

Hundreds of spawn collectors with their boats and nets started collecting released eggs of indigenous species of carps from the Halda river in Chittagong for the second time this year, ignoring incessant shower yesterday morning.
The Halda, which flows through Hathazari and Raozan upazilas, is one of the world’s major natural sweet water fish breeding spots.
It is also the major source of carp fishes like ruhi, katol, mrigel and kalbaush in the country.
Heavy rain accompanied Read more

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