Publishers sell pirated Indian books

February 13, 2013

Amar Ekushey Book Fair
Publishers sell pirated Indian books
More than a dozen publishing houses are displaying and selling pirated Indian books and those of other publishers in Amar Ekushey Book Fair, breaching the fair guidelines.
The fair began this year with a vow to resist the sale and display of pirated books and books published by other publishing houses as the fair this time was dubbed the Read more

3G guideline ready for auction

February 13, 2013

The posts and telecommunications ministry on Tuesday finalised the 3G licence guideline reducing the spectrum block allocation to 5 MHz with base price at $20 million and licence validity for 15 years.
‘We sent the final draft to the BTRC today (Tuesday) and hope they will complete the formalities within the shortest possible of time to start the auction for 3G licence,’ telecom secretary Read more

It’s do-or-die for Kings, Duronto

February 13, 2013

Chittagong Kings and Duronto Rajshahi will engage in a do-or-die clash today that will go a long way in determining which teams will go through to the play offs of the Bangladesh Premier League 2013.
The encounter between the Kings and Duronto has been rightly billed as a knockout clash as the winners of the tie will qualify for the play-off spot without bothering about the results of the other Read more

Burners shock holders to stay alive

February 13, 2013

Barisal Burners kept their hopes alive for a place in the last four of the Bangladesh Premier League when they handed holders Dhaka Gladiators a seven-wicket thrashing in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Azhar Mahmood and Alauddin Babu shared six wickets between them to dismiss Gladiators for a bellow-par 114 before Brad Hodge smashed an unbeaten 70 off 44 balls to steer his side Read more

Royals thrash KRB to confirm top-two finish

February 13, 2013

Sylhet Royals joined Dhaka Gladiators in the qualifiers for the final in the Bangladesh Premier League after they trounced Khulna Royal Bengals by a huge 61-run margin at Mirpur on Tuesday.
The win, which was backed by two half centuries from Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Paul Sterling, took the Royals’ tally to 16 points from 11 matches, which means they are guaranteed Read more

BFF confirms Dutch duo for AFC Challenge Cup

February 13, 2013

Dutch coaches Lodewijk de Kruif and Rene Koster withdrew their preconditions and agreed to guide Bangladesh in the forthcoming AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers, the Bangladesh Football Federation said on Tuesday. ‘The misunderstanding between us has been cleared and we sent a draft agreement to them,’ said BFF president Kazi Salahuddin. ‘We are hopeful that they will Read more

GP profit slumps by 7pc in 2012

February 12, 2013

The net profit of mobile phone operator Grameenphone slumped by 7 per cent to Tk 1,750.47 crore in 2012 from that of the previous year. GP’s net profit had risen by 76 per cent to Tk 1,889 crore in 2011 from that of Tk 1,070 crore in 2010. GP officials said the interest payment of loans taken for 2G license renewal fees was one of the major reasons for the profit decline. According to Read more

Ton-up Ashraful takes Gladiators to top-two

February 12, 2013

Mohammad Ashraful returned to his best to score his first ever Twenty20 century and guide Dhaka Gladiators to a six-wicket win over Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka on Monday.
Gladiators, riding on Ashraful’s unbeaten 103 from 58 balls, raced to 180-4 to confirm their top-two finish in league phase, which has an added significance because of the tournament Read more

Riders move to fourth

February 12, 2013

Rangpur Riders prevailed over Duronto Rajshahi by 20 runs in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday to move to fourth place in the standings – the last semi-final spot.
The Riders have played the same number of matches as Rajshahi and have accumulated the same number of points but leapfrog them in the points table courtesy of a better Read more

Ashraful puts his name in the hat ahead of SL tour

February 12, 2013

Mohammad Ashraful boosted his chance of making a comeback in the national side for the upcoming Sri Lanka with an impressive century in the Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka on Monday.
With his four of five Test centuries coming against the island nation, Ashraful is hopeful that the selectors would consider him for the two-Test series, which begins at Galle on Read more

10-year ban on Nadir Shah likely

February 12, 2013

Tainted umpire Nadir Shah could be banned for up to 10 years after he was found guilty by an inquiry committee formed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board, said the officials on Monday.
The committee quizzed Nadir and fellow umpire Sharafudoullah Ibne Saikat after a sting operation carried out by an Indian television channel exposed them along with some other Read more

Farashganj make winning start

February 12, 2013

Farashganj Sporting Club made a good start in the Premier Bank Bangladesh Championship League beating Chittagong Abahani by 1-0 goal in the opening match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday.
After a barren first half, Pintu Das scored the match-winning goal for old Dhaka outfit in the 54th minute by a rebound shot when a penalty kick of Zahurul Islam Zahir came his way from Abahani Read more

Book fair offers part-time jobs for many youths

February 12, 2013

The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair has been an income source, besides being a means of gathering experience, for many young people.
There are a few stalls among a total of 274 participating publishing houses where young people, mainly students of bachelor and masters Read more

Cabinet endorses ICT law changes

February 12, 2013

Appeal in war crimes cases to be disposed of in 60 days
The cabinet on Monday endorsed a proposal for amendments to the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973 allowing the prosecution or an aggrieved to appeal against any sentence and giving the Appellate Division 60 days to dispose of the appeal in a war crimes case.
The legislative and parliamentary affairs division placed the draft International Crimes Read more

Tender voice merges with Shahbagh protests

February 12, 2013

Rally calls for 3-minute silence across country today
Tender voice mingled with the mass protests at Shahbagh Square as schoolchildren and college students joined the rally in their thousands on Monday to express their solidarity with the demand for capital punishment for the war criminals of 1971.
The seventh day of the unrelenting protest passed with a request from the demonstrators Read more

SSC examinee kills teacher

February 12, 2013

An SSC examinee on Monday stabbed a teacher to death at the crime-infested Dakkhin Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital a day after the victim had barred him from cheating in the examination.
The murder of the teacher triggering huge street protests in the area.
The victim, Md Mustafa Bhuiyan, 37, a teacher of English at Chunkutia Girls High School, Read more

18 killed in Cox’s Bazar road mishap

February 12, 2013

Eighteen people, including a child and five women, were killed and 25 others injured in a road accident at Chakoria of Cox’s Bazar early Monday on the Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong highway.
Police and witnesses said the accident took place as a Cox’s Bazar-bound bus coming from Fatikchari Nanopour Maizbhandar Shrine in Chittagong hit a railing of the Chiringha Read more

Accreditation body for pvt univs nearing launch

February 12, 2013

Establishment of an autonomous accreditation council to ensure quality and standard of education offered by the county’s private universities is at its final stage, despite serious opposition faced from some university owners. All the 71 private universities of Bangladesh will have to be members of the ‘Accreditation Council for Private Universities of Bangladesh’ proposed Read more

Journalists call strike in media on March 11

February 12, 2013

Journalists have called a 24-hour strike in all media outlets on March 11 to press for their three-point demands. The demands include holding trials of the killers of all journalists including Sagar-Runi, ensuring safety of the journalists and ensuring freedom of the news media.
The strike will start at 6am on March 11 and end at 6am the next day. All media houses Read more

PM wants Shahbagh protests not round the clock

February 12, 2013

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday called upon the protesters at Shahbagh not to continue their protests round the clock blocking the entrances to two big hospitals at the intersection.
Presiding over the weekly cabinet meeting, she, however, expressed her solidarity
with the Shahbagh protests, demanding maximum punishment for the perpetrators of crimes Read more

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