Banks, tax offices remain open Saturday

September 28, 2012

All major and important branches at the divisional and the district levels of the government and private commercial banks will remain open on Saturday for the convenience of the taxpayers to submit tax returns and pay their taxes. On the same purpose, all the income tax offices of the National Board of Revenue will remain open on Saturday from 9:00am to Read more

Curry lovers look to London expo

September 28, 2012

A show on curry is set to begin in London’s Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel on October 14 to celebrate Britain as the paradise for global curry lovers.
The UK-based Curry Life Magazine is organising the show, World Curry Expo, where curry and everything related to curry will be on display to attract visitors, curry lovers and Read more

New MD for Ericsson Bangladesh

September 28, 2012

Ericsson yesterday named Gary Dewing as its managing director for Bangladesh.
Dewing who joined Ericsson in 1995 will succeed Per-Henrik Nielsen, according to a statement of the communications technology and services provider.
Previously, Dewing was the regional head of sourcing and country manager of Ericsson Read more

Canada keen to help Bangladesh realise its economic potential

September 28, 2012

Canada is eager to extend support to Bangladesh’s economy and boost the country’s foreign direct investment receipts, Heather Cruden, the Canadian high commissioner to Bangladesh, said yesterday.
“Canada joins the world in applauding Bangladesh’s impressive economic growth of 6 percent in the last five years,” said Cruden at the luncheon programme of the Foreign Investors’ Read more

Banglalink launches idea generation contest for second year

September 28, 2012

Banglalink launched Grandmaster, an idea generation contest for university students, at a press conference held in the city on Wednesday, said a news release.
This year, the competition has introduced a new platform: the facebook page ‘banglalinkmela’.
Interested students will form groups and they will register and submit their ideas Read more

Take a long view

September 28, 2012

Bangladesh cricket is in a strange place now. The Tigers’ winless exit from the ICC World Twenty20 should not be cause for outrage, neither can it be said that it was expected. If the emotions of a cricket-crazed nation can be pushed aside for a moment, the impression that emerges is that Bangladesh’s World Twenty20 campaign has not really revealed anything new about the country’s Read more

Chess bids for new life

September 28, 2012

The Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) is trying to convince sponsors to sign up again to support the sport following Bangladesh’s ever-best result in the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.
Standard Chartered Bank, Mercantile Bank, Dutch-Bangla Bank, United Insurance Company, who have a long association with the chess federation, pulled out their Read more

BD A-WIHP 1st one-dayer today

September 28, 2012

Fresh from their spin-inspired 52-run victory in the recently concluded four-day match over the touring West Indies High Performance team, Bangladesh A are set to take on the same opponents in the first of three one-dayers at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.
The second-string Bangladesh side have retained the same squad they named before the Read more

Siddikur’s solid start

September 28, 2012

Ace Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman got off to a reasonable start in the Mercuries Taiwan Masters at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club yesterday.
The 27-year-old golfer, who had missed two cuts in a month alone largely due to bad starts in windy conditions, overcame his demons yesterday to finish the round in joint 13th position after a par Read more

Fresh reminder from WB

September 27, 2012

Padma graft allegations must be thoroughly investigated, it insists
The World Bank funding of the Padma bridge project will depend on the satisfactory implementation of all the measures it has asked the government to take, the bank said in a statement yesterday.
Last week, the global lender announced that it was re-engaging in the project after the government had fulfilled some of its conditions, but for the project’s implementation the bank Read more

Dhaka vents concern over killing by BSF

September 27, 2012

BGB-BSF Talks
Dhaka vents concern over killing by BSF
Dhaka has expressed its deep concern over continued killing, torture and abduction of unarmed Bangladeshi civilians on borders by BSF and Indian nationals.
The concern was expressed at the four-day director general-level talks between the two border forces that began in the capital on Read more

Sonali board members blame management

September 27, 2012

Hallmark Scam
Sonali board members blame management
Four members of the board of directors of Sonali Bank on Wednesday alleged the bank management was involved in the Hallmark money swindling, claiming their non-involvement in the loan scam.
Members of the board of directors Suvas Chandra Singho Roy, Jannat Ara Henry, KM Zaman Romel and Sattayendra Chandra Bhakta made the allegation after being interrogated by Read more

Journalist Ataus Samad passes away

September 27, 2012

Journalist and columnist Ataus Samad died in Apollo Hospitals in Dhaka Wednesday night at the age of 75.
He was suffering from kidney, diabetes and heart-related diseases.
He died about 9:30pm immediately after the life support had been removed, the family said.
Samad, who is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son, was on life support as Read more

Taxpayers made to run around

September 27, 2012

Nurul Islam, who works at a private television channel, went to Segun Bagicha tax office on Tuesday to submit his return, as he has done over the past several years.
He was taken aback when informed that his tax circle had been changed after an increase in the number of tax zones and circles by the National Board of Revenue Read more

Hajj pilgrims kept waiting

September 27, 2012

Saudi Arabian NAS Air flights delayed for technical glitches
After the recent chaos by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, hajj pilgrims of National Air Services (NAS) were stranded yesterday due to inadequate number of aircraft of the low cost Saudi airline.
The disruption delayed the departure of 1,100 pilgrims who finally flew by NAS Air of Saudi Arabia last night. Those passengers were supposed to depart on Tuesday but Read more

Super-Eights begin today

September 27, 2012

Bangladesh may have bowed out with a heart-breaking loss to Pakistan on Tuesday, but the World Twenty 20 shifts into a higher gear today as the Super Eights round kicks-off an intense battle for the semifinal berths.
The preliminary league, which ended on Tuesday, separated the men from the boys as Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland all exited the competition. Interestingly, all eight seeded Read more

Baul songs blow audience to serenity

September 27, 2012

The duo just drowned the audience into the world of music where tragic characters of pallikabi Jasumiddin’s phenomenal narrative Nakshi Kanthar Math appeared on the illusion of the audience.
The magical moment created through Kiron Chandra Roy’s voice modulation with Dashrath’s spectacular dhol [an Indian rhythm instrument] performance truly took the audience Read more

Presenting war of independence in lens

September 27, 2012

Visual documentation of an extraordinary time and of the people who fought to give birth to a new nation is on display by Abdul Hamid Raihan’s ongoing solo exhibition at Dhaka Art Centre.
The freelance photographer from Kushtia district displays 40 historic photographs taken by him during the war of independence in 1971.
Raihan’s stills narrate Read more

An evening of folk songs by Tapan Roy

September 27, 2012

Indira Gandhi Culture Centre, Dhaka in association with the State Bank of India in Bangladesh and Channel i as media partner, recently organised an evening of folk songs by Indian exponent Dr. Tapan Roy.
Among the songs presented by Roy were, “Jamuna Tumi Ki Aar”, “Ekbar Aisho Phire Robi Thakur”, “ Matiro Pinjirar Majhe” (Hason Raja), “Karey Dekhabo Mon-er Dukkho Go” Read more

Stories in Silk

September 27, 2012

Inspired by the paintings of noted Bangladeshi expatriate artist Shahabuddin Ahmed, three Chinese painters have created a number of hand embroidered silk needle painting. Under the title “Silk Story”, the exhibition opens today at Gallery Chitrak in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. Shahabuddin Ahmed will inaugurate the exhibition as chief guest.
Needle painting is also Read more

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