Paks beat SA to win series

November 29, 2013

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hailed his country’s first win in a bilateral series against South Africa after they pulled off a thrilling one-run win in the second one-day international at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Hashim Amla (98) and AB de Villiers (74) took South Africa to the brink of victory but South Africa could score only seven runs Read more

Army emerges champs in Inter-Service Hockey

November 29, 2013

Bangladesh Army clinched the Inter-Service Hockey title beating Bangladesh Air Force by 4-1 goals in the final at the BAF Base Matiur Rahman playground here on Thursday.
Sergeant Siraj of Bangladesh Army became the highest scorer of the tournament with five goals.
Area Commander of Jessore and GOC of 55 Infantry Read more

‘I don’t need Ballon d’Or to know I’m the best’

November 29, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo or Franck Ribery can have the Ballon d’Or, Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not need it. The Swedish striker has been in superb form this year for Paris St Germain, scoring eight goals in this season’s Champions League – as many as Real Madrid’s Ronaldo – to help the French side ease into the last 16. The Portugal forward, however, has emerged as favourite Read more

Messi to continue recovery in Argentina

November 29, 2013

Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi will travel to his native Argentina on Friday to continue his recuperation from a torn hamstring, his club Barcelona confirmed on Thursday.
Messi suffered his third and most serious muscle injury of the season earlier this month in a 4-1 win away to Real Betis and is not expected to return to Read more

Two dead in Brazil WC stadium accident

November 29, 2013

Two workers were killed Wednesday when a crane collapsed at a stadium set to host next year’s World Cup opener, raising fresh doubts about Brazil’s ability to finish work for the tournament on schedule. Andres Sanchez, operations director at the Arena Corinthians site, said the workers, aged 44 and 42, were crushed to death when a crane hoisting a 500-ton metallic Read more

Bangladesh Int’l Tourism Fair 2013 begins

November 29, 2013

The three-day Bangladesh International Tourism Fair 2013 began on Thursday at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital.
Bangladesh Foundation for Tourism Development and Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh in collaboration with Ministry of Civil Aviation Read more

KCC staff stop work in protest at attack on mayor

November 29, 2013

The staff of Khulna City Corporation on Thursday observed a two-hour work abstention from 12:00pm, protesting at attack on the city mayor, Md Moniruzzaman Moni, and withdrawal of cases against him. Most of the officials and workers of the city corporation, during the work abstention, observed the programme by closing doors of their chambers. The KCC Read more

President for scout movement at all schools

November 29, 2013

The president, Abdul Hamid, urged all concerned on Thursday to introduce scout movement to all primary and secondary level public and private educational institutions for making the youth self independent and well educated. ‘It is needed to form a scout team at every educational institution for building our gradually increasing youth community as worthy Read more

Tk 41.95cr Japanese grant for pry edn

November 29, 2013

The government of Japan will provide an amount of 500 million Japanese yen (equivalent to approximately Tk 41.95 crore) as grant for the “Primary Education Development Programme-3 (PEDP-3)”. An agreement was signed to this effect between the governments of Bangladesh and Japan on Thursday. Economic Relations Division secretary Abul Kalam Azad Read more

KSH doctors observe work stoppage

November 29, 2013

The physicians of Khulna Shishu Hospital observed a two-hour work stoppage on Thursday in protest against the attack on the hospital’s residential medical officer, Shah Muradur Rahman, by the police. The victim says four constables of the Khulna Metropolitan Police stopped him on the Khanjahan Ali road under the Sadar police on Wednesday night while he was Read more

US GSP review in Dec unlikely

November 29, 2013

The US is unlikely to review Bangladesh’s plea of reinstating the duty-free benefit to certain products next month because of the recently inked TICFA that has hampered the preparation process of review.  Commerce secretary Mahbubur Rahman told reporters on Thursday that the review might be delayed till next March. Necessary papers in this connection Read more

BB asks 14 banks to give plans by Dec 7

November 29, 2013

Meeting Capital Shortfall
BB asks 14 banks to give plans by Dec 7
Bangladesh Bank has asked 14 banks, which have shortfalls in required capital, to submit their plans by first week of December on how they will meet the shortfalls.
The BB issued letters in this regard to managing directors and chief executive officers of the banks on Wednesday. The 14 banks which failed to Read more

Investment in NSCs up fourfold in July-October

November 29, 2013

The net investment in the national savings certificates and bonds increased by 427.61 per cent in the first four months of the current fiscal year 2013-14 compared with that in the same period of the FY13 because of a declining trend in the premature encashment.
The selling rate of the savings certificates Read more

Blockade pushes vegetable prices up

November 29, 2013

The prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 10 in the city’s kitchen markets due to a supply shortage amid a three-day blockade programme enforced by the BNP-led opposition alliance across the country. Traders said that transports remained almost suspended from Monday night in fear of vandalism and torching but a few number of trucks Read more

BB appoints observer for BASIC Bank

November 29, 2013

Bangladesh Bank has appointed an observer for BASIC Bank to monitor its activities as the financial health of the scam-hit state-run specialised bank worsened in the last few months.
The central bank’s general manager (Department of Banking Inspection-1), Ashok Kumar Dey, was appointed as an observer for BASIC Bank on Read more

Extend income tax return submission deadline till Dec 31: FBCCI

November 29, 2013

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Thursday urged the government to extend the deadline for submission of income tax returns by another one month till December 31. ‘The FBCCI, on behalf of the business community, is urging the government to extend the deadline for submission of income tax for the 3rd time till December 31 Read more

Stocks fall for third day amid political violence

November 29, 2013

Dhaka stocks declined for the third trading session on Thursday with a sharp fall in the turnover due to panic sell-offs from investors amid political violence across the country.
The turnover of Dhaka Stock Exchange dropped to Tk 366.51 crore from Tk 580.30 crore in the previous trading session. The benchmark Read more

BB asks NBFIs to inform through its web portal

November 29, 2013

Changes Of Directors
BB asks NBFIs to inform through its web portal
Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked non-bank financial institutions to inform the central bank about any change of their directors within seven days through the related web link of the central bank’s web portal. The BB issued a circular to managing directors and chief executive officers of all NBFIs in this regard. The BB asked the NBFIs to submit reports on changes Read more

Aus Bangla Tourism holds tourism night in Sydney

November 29, 2013

Aus Bangla Tourism Pty Ltd recently hosted Bangladesh Tourism Night, celebrating the positive sides of Bangladesh in making it a tourist attraction, at Petersham Town Hall of Sydney in Australia.
The High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Australia, Masud Uddin Chowdhury, spoke as the chief guest at the programme. Member for Campbelltown Read more

Mindless attack

November 29, 2013

One person was killed and 17 others, including a TV journalist, a lawyer, a banker, a policeman and the driver of a bus sustained severe burn injuries when the vehicle was set ablaze by unidentified miscreants near the Children’s Park in Shahbagh on Thursday evening, police said. After setting the vehicle on fire, the arsonists got down from the bus at Shahbagh intersection. Read more

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