Heartbreak for Riders as Duronto in last-four

February 15, 2013

Barisal Burners rode on Hamid Hasan’s raw pace to beat Rangpur Riders by 26 runs in the Bangladesh Premier League at Mirpur, crushing their last-four hopes.
The win took Duronto Rajshahi to the last four on head-to-head count as the three teams were level on 10 points after each side completed their 12 league Read more

Gayle, Gazi resume rivalry

February 15, 2013

Gladiators face Royals in race-to-final, BPL play-off today
Dhaka Gladiators’ new recruit Chris Gayle and Sylhet Royals’ off-spinner Sohag Gazi will resume their rivalry once again when the two teams clash with each other in the race-to-final qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday. Gayle and Gazi recently faced off in a bilateral series when West Indies toured Bangladesh for two Test matches, three one-day internationals and Read more

Morison salvages draw for MSC

February 15, 2013

Osei Morison scored a late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Mohammedan SC against Team BJMC in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday.
Nigerian striker Eleta Kinsley put BJMC ahead in the 45th minute which looked like would enough to secure a win for the side before Morison grabbed the dramatic equaliser two minutes Read more

Bashanta welcomed

February 14, 2013

Bashanta welcomedThe city turned to a festive mood on Wednesday as thousands of youths in colourful attires and flowers in hands celebrated the first day of Bashanta (spring), the season of beauty and resurrection, which has been glorified in poems and songs as symbol of love and inspiration.
Celebrating the day various cultural organisations presented romantic songs, people’s songs, poems Read more

Valentine’s Day always special

February 14, 2013

Lucky Enam, Enamul Huq say
Valentine’s Day always specialEven after 40 years of the their marriage, celebrity couple Lucky Enam and Enamul Huq celebrate Valentine’s Day with special arrangement. Nature of celebrations is completely different from their early marriage days but charm is still the same. They celebrate the day with children and grand children these days. Family friends also get invitation in the Valentine’s celebrations.
‘We celebrate Valentine’s Read more

Love is in the air

February 14, 2013

Love is in the airThe beauty love has been highlighted in the ongoing group painting exhibition titled Love is in the Air at the Athena Gallery in Badda.
Thirteen couple artists of the country have depicted the beauty of love in the displayed 93 artworks done in various mediums including watercolour, oil, acrylic, wood, metal and mixed media in the exhibition organised by Athena Gallery celebrating the Read more

More women join Shahbagh protests

February 14, 2013

Jahanara Imam’s portrait set up
Thousands of women from all walks of life joined the Shahbagh protests, spearheaded by the youths, passing the ninth consecutive day Wednesday, expressing solidarity with the demand for death penalty for war criminals. Protesters instituted a giant portrait of Jahanara Imam, who led people’s court trying war criminals in 1992, about 7:00pm amid a minute’s silence Read more

Trade deficit drops by 34pc in H1 due to import fall

February 14, 2013

The country’s trade deficit in the first half of the current financial year decreased by 34.13 per cent compared with that of the same period of FY 2011-12 due mainly to negative import growth, said Bangladesh Bank officials. According to BB data to be released today, the import in July-December registered a negative growth of 6.69 per cent to $16.06 billion from $17.21 billion Read more

Draft act proposes penalty for refiners

February 14, 2013

Edible Oil without Vitamin A
Draft act proposes penalty for refiners
The government has taken an initiative to finalise the Edible Oil Fortification Act-2013 with a provision of mandatory Vitamin A fortification in edible oil and imposing ban on import of unfortified oil in a bid to ensure people’s access to Vitamin A.
The industries ministry has already prepared a draft of the proposed law and it has been Read more

Atiur blames banks for lack of anti-fraud measures

February 14, 2013

Bangladesh Bank has got a Material Loss Review conducted covering the recent frauds at different banks and it has revealed that the affected banks had not taken the required measures to tackle embezzlements, said BB governor Atiur Rahman on Wednesday.
The MLS revealed that the affected banks did not maintain their essential routines like Read more

Dhaka stocks inch up amid volatile trading

February 14, 2013

Dhaka stocks ended higher amid volatile trading on Wednesday as the bourse recorded an increased turnover again. The early hours saw the investors going for sell-offs while afterwards they opted to buy.
High officials of an institutional investor said violence between the Jamaat-e-Islami and police in the morning made the investors panicked Read more

Pahela Phalgun adds colour to book fair

February 14, 2013

The celebrations marking Pahela Phalgun, the first day of spring according to the Bangla calendar, added a new dimension to the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, with young people, in colourful dresses, roaming the fair premises. Thousands of young people, the boys in traditional pyjamas and punjabis and the girls in yellow saris, crowded the fair and its adjacent areas, wearing Read more

Kings avoid drama, join last-four

February 14, 2013

Rubel Hossain atoned for his poor last-over show in the previous match to bowl Chittagong Kings to a 33-run win over Duronto Rajshahi and send them to the play-off in the Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday.
Rubel was Kings’ villain in their last match against Rangpur Riders when he conceded 16 runs in the final over to put them in a must-win situation in this match against Read more

Royals knock Burners out

February 14, 2013

A late assault by Mohammad Nabi and Elton Chigumbura guided Sylhet Royals to a one-wicket win over Barisal Burners at Mirpur which virtually
ended the Burners’ campaign in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League.
Nabi made an unbeaten 16 while Chigumbura scored 19 as the Royals reached Read more

Abahani end Jamal’s unbeaten run

February 14, 2013

Abahani Limited finally put an end to Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club’s unbeaten run in the league to regain top spot while Sheikh Russell KC were easy winners over Muktijoddha Sangsad KC in the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday.
Jamal’s unbeaten run included seven wins and four draws prior to their game against Read more

The old Rubel is back ahead of SL series

February 14, 2013

Pace bowler Rubel Hossain felt he is finally getting back his old rhythm ahead of the upcoming series against Sri Lanka after putting in a match-winning performance for Chittagong Kings against Duronto Rajshahi in the Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday.
Rubel had let Kings down in the previous match by conceding 16 runs in the last over, but Read more

School Chess concludes

February 14, 2013

Shuvrodeepto Das, Mohammad Fahad Rahman and Tanzia Akter Tani were the unbeaten champions of their respective groups in the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered School Chess at the National Sports Council Tower on Wednesday. Shuvrodeepto was the champion of Group A as he achieved full eight points from eight games while Fahad, sponsored by the Gemcon Group, was the Read more

Ambitious Bangladesh go Dutch

February 14, 2013

Bangladesh’s football is soon to have a taste of Dutch flavour when Lodewijk de Kruif and his assistant Rene Koster will take the reins of national football team for the AFC Challenge Cup in March. The appointments of the Dutch duo have raised some expectation on Bangladesh football not just at home but also abroad. FIFA’s official website FIFA.com published an article on Read more

Tamim declared fit for SL series

February 14, 2013

Bangladesh Cricket Board can breathe a sigh of relief as their opener Tamim Iqbal will be fit ahead of the series against Sri Lanka after having a two-week rest for a hair-line crack in his injured hand.
Tamim sustained the injury during the match between Duronto Rajshahi and Sylhet Royals in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League on February 5 that put him in serious doubt for the Read more

Country stands in silence for 3 minutes

February 13, 2013

People from all walks of life indoors, at work and on the streets across the country stood in a silence for three minutes as the clock struck four on Tuesday afternoon joining the Shahbagh protests demanding death penalty for all war criminals. People wherever they were observed silence for the three minutes at the call of protesters at Shahbagh. The protesters also brought out Read more

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