NBR gets Tk 7,772cr revenue in July

August 30, 2013

Misses target by Tk 122cr despite 21pc growth
The National Board of Revenue collected Tk 7,772.64 crore in revenue in July, the first month of the current fiscal year, posting a Tk 1,341-crore or 20.84 per cent increase from the amount collected in the same month of the last fiscal year, the NBR data released on Thursday showed.
NBR officials said despite the growth the revenue board Read more

2nd submarine cable link to cost Tk 500cr

August 30, 2013

The estimated project cost for connectivity with the second submarine cable has been set at Tk 500 crore, according to a telecommunications ministry report submitted to the parliamentary standing committee meeting on the ministry on Thursday. Bangladesh is one of the 21 countries that have failed to complete the process for the connectivity to the SEA-ME-WE-5 in time. Read more

Rabeth named in jury board of Asia’s Most Promising Brands and Leaders

August 30, 2013

MediaAxis chief executive officer Rabeth Khan has been named in the jury board of the inaugural Asia’s Most Promising Brands and Leaders, an event that took place in Dubai on August 26-27.
Rabeth is the first ever individual from Bangladesh to be selected as a jury from Bangladesh for one of the leading brand award platforms in the international arena, Read more

Supervision committee finalised

August 30, 2013

Stock Refinance Scheme
Supervision committee finalised
The three-member supervision committee to be formed to manage the Tk 900-crore capital market affected small investors’ assistance fund has got its members as the Bangladesh Bank on Thursday proposed name of its representative for the committee. Earlier the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission and the Investment Corporation of Bangladesh proposed names of their Read more

Profit-taking moves leave Dhaka stocks in the red

August 30, 2013

Dhaka stocks inched down on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, amid a declining turnover due to profit-taking moves by the investors.
The benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, lost 0.11 per cent, or 4.65 points, to close at 4,127.48 points. The blue chip index of the bourse, Read more

DCCI, BASIS sign memo to promote new entrepreneurs

August 30, 2013

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services on Thursday to promote DCCI’s project aimed at creating new entrepreneurs. DCCI president M Sabur Khan and BASIS president AKM Fahim Mashroor signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations. Read more

Bangladesh trade fair begins in Malaysia

August 30, 2013

A three-day trade fair titled ‘Trade in Bangladesh’ began at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday with a view to boosting Dhaka-KL trade.
Former prime minister of Malaysia Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi inaugurated the fair as the chief guest, said a press release. Switzerland and Read more

Mamunul major doubt for SAFF opener

August 30, 2013

Bangladesh national team captain Mamunul Islam is a major injury doubt for the opening game of the 10th SAFF Football Championship against hosts Nepal on Saturday.
After a light training session at the Police Headquarters Ground in Kathmandu on Thursday, midfielder Mamunul informed reporters that he might be unavailable Read more

BCB will not guarantee DPL payments

August 30, 2013

The Bangladesh Cricket Board will not take any responsibility over the payment of players in the Dhaka Premier League, an official said on Thursday, raising fears of further chaos in local cricket.
The BCB had been expected to provide the players with some assurances over payment, if not any formal guarantees, as it did during the last edition Read more

Bangladesh face Japan in playoff

August 30, 2013

The Bangladesh national hockey team faces off against Japan at the Men’s Hockey Asia Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia today for the right to play in Saturday’s fifth-place playoff.
Coach Naveed Alam went into the tournament targeting fifth or sixth place, which would grant his team an automatic spot in the next Asia Cup. Bangladesh can reach Read more

Saqlain invited to help West Indies spinners

August 30, 2013

Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq will conduct a three-week spin-bowling clinic for a select group of current and emerging West Indies spinners, including three women cricketers, from September 3.
Saqlain was invited to conduct the clinic on the suggestion of West Indies coach, Ottis Gibson in a bid to better the skills of players who are likely to represent Read more

Andhra Pradesh seal Walton kabaddi title

August 30, 2013

Andhra Pradesh pipped West Bengal to the title in the Walton International Invitational Women’s Kabaddi tournament with an exciting 25-25 win at the Kabaddi Stadium on Thursday.
West Bengal led the first half by 16-11 points but Andhra Pradesh came back in the second half with some inspired display to clinch the crown. Read more

Tata dedicates win to Tito

August 30, 2013

New Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has dedicated the club’s Supercopa win to his predecessor in the job, Tito Vilanova, reports Soccernet.
Martino took up the post in late-July after Vilanova was forced to step down due to the health issues which so interrupted the 2012-13 season at the Camp Nou. Read more

Baines not asked for move: Martinez

August 30, 2013

Roberto Martinez insists that Leighton Baines has not asked to leave Everton—but has refused to comment on reports that Manchester United have made a fresh bid for both the left-back and Marouane Fellaini, reports Soccernet.
United are believed to have made a new combined offer of £38 million for Baines and Fellaini, having had a £28 million bid for the pair rejected last week. Read more

Welfare state a far cry

August 29, 2013

Welfare state a far cryAl Deen’s Chaka gives artistic expression of reality
Found only in the theories, books and dictionaries, the ‘Welfare State’ does not exist in reality. This fact has been explored artistically in
Selim Al Deen’s play Chaka.
It’s not a political play or any rough theatre criticising the concept of a repressive state as done by many western playwrights.
In Chaka, the root searching dramatist Read more

Symphony of colour presented in paintings

August 29, 2013

Symphony of colour presented in paintingsArtist Rahima Afroz has played with an array of colours on her canvases displayed in a solo painting exhibition titled Symphony of Colour at Dhaka Art Center, Dhanmondi in the capital.
Afroz has depicted the freshness and vibrancy of nature through 33 abstract and semi abstract paintings, mostly in mixed media on canvas and a few prints.
‘In the paintings on this exhibition, Read more

Rabindra Parishad holds programme on Gitanjali

August 29, 2013

Rabindra Parishad holds programme on GitanjaliRabindra Parishad Bangladesh arranged a programme on Sunday at Russian Science and Cultural auditorium to celebrate the centenary of Tagore’s
winning of Nobel prize.
Rabindranath Tagore was the first Asian to win the prestigious accoldate in 1913. The programme was Ppresided by professor Syed Muhammad Shahed, former director general of Read more

City people suffer as raining may continue

August 29, 2013

Stagnant rain water accumulated in different parts of the capital after downpour under the influence of an active monsoon is causing sufferings to the city dwellers.
The Dhaka met office said the intermittent raining under the influence of monsoon active over Bangladesh might continue till today and then Read more

Businessman murdered in Sylhet

August 29, 2013

Unidentified miscreants killed a young businessman in Sylhet city on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Mazharul Islam alias Sohel Miah, 35, who lived in boarding house at Tantipara in the city, police said.
Sohel, who was involved in manpower export, Read more

Proper knowledge, awareness stressed to prevent HIV/AIDS

August 29, 2013

Speakers at a community advocacy meeting in Rangpur on Tuesday stressed disseminating proper education, knowledge and social values to create awareness for preventing the threat of spreading the deadly HIV/AIDS diseases. They were addressing a seminar on ‘HIV Prevention and Control among High Risk Population and Vulnerable Young People in Bangladesh’ Read more

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