Yunus tops the list of inspirational Bangladeshis

January 30, 2014

Nobel laureate Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus earned the top position among the 10 inspirational Bangladeshis around the world in a list released on Tuesday by British Bangladeshi Power and Inspiration, an organisation based in London. Co-founder of YouTube Jawed Karim, BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, JAGGO founder Korvi Rakshand, Khan Academy Read more

Germany to continue support to fire safety effort in RMG

January 30, 2014

The German ambassador in Dhaka, Albrecht Conze, on Wednesday said that his government would continue its support to ensure fire safety in the Bangladesh’s apparel factories as there was huge public pressure in the western world to ensure safety standard in the factories.
‘I do not think we would lose the momentum Read more

Artworks of local, foreign legends on display

January 30, 2014

Artworks of local, foreign legends on displayArtworks by the eminent local and foreign artists are under one roof in a ten-day art exhibition at the Bengal Art Lounge in Gulshan.
The show titled Ways of Seeing features 42 artworks by 15 local and six foreign master artists in various mediums including watercolour, oil, and acrylic along with a number of prints.
The show has been organised Read more

Mahela flays toothless Tigers

January 30, 2014

Mahela Jayawardene once again victimised the Bangladeshi bowlers to show his class as he cracked an unbeaten double century to compound the hosts’ misery in the first Test in Dhaka on Wednesday. His 203 not out, the right-hander’s fifth Test century against Bangladesh, guided Sri Lanka to a mammoth 730-6 and gave them an imposing 498-run first innings lead Read more

‘Hosts gave up’

January 30, 2014

Mahela Jayawardene reached another milestone in his illustrious career on Wednesday, even if he was too busy flaying Bangladeshi bowlers around the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium to notice. He did, however, notice a change in the way the hosts approached the game as he and the other Sri Lankan batsmen put the game out of reach. Jayawardene moved Read more

Sohag thinks Tigers bowled well

January 30, 2014

On a day when Bangladeshi bowlers were taken to task by the Sri Lankan batmen to the tune of 730-6 declared – the highest team total against the Tigers in Tests – off-spinner Sohag Gazi argued that the attack actually performed decently on Wednesday. His assessment after Bangladesh’s disappointing performance stunned those at the press briefing who saw the hosts Read more

Tribunal summons Pont, Mashrafee

January 30, 2014

Dhaka Gladiators skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza and coach Ian Pont were summoned by the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s Anti Corruption Tribunal to give their accounts of the Bangladesh Premier League match-fixing scandal, officials said on Wednesday. Mashrafee appeared before the tribunal on Wednesday, while Pont is expected to to give his Read more

CHANNEL9 gets Asia Cup 2014 TV rights

January 30, 2014

Satellite TV channel CHANNEL9 has secured the sole broadcasting TV rights in Bangladesh for the Asia Cup 2014 from February 25 to March 8.
The announcement was made by CHANNEL9 managing director Enaytur Rahman at the Spectra Convention Centre in Dhaka at a press conference on Wednesday. Read more

Local cos to get VAT exemption for goods supply, services

January 30, 2014

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Local cos to get VAT exemption for goods supply, services
The National Board of Revenue has granted exemption of value-added tax to local companies participating in international tenders for supplying goods and services inside the country to increase competitiveness of local bidding firms and save foreign currency, officials said.
The revenue board has recently amended the Read more

7 new districts to come under zila budget

January 30, 2014

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said the government would bring seven districts of the seven divisions under the zila (district) budget in the next financial year.
The districts will be brought under the district budget as part of the government policy to decentralise the annual budget, said Muhith at a meeting Read more

BB to take part in secondary bond market regularly

January 30, 2014

Set to widen control of open market operation
Bangladesh Bank will take part in the secondary bond market on a regular basis as part of its open market operation in a bid to encourage the financial institutions and the individual clients to invest in the government securities, said officials of the central bank.
The banks, which are now holding the idle Read more

IRDA board run by only acting chair

January 30, 2014

Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority member Fazlul Karim was made acting chairman of the regulatory body as the tenure of M Shefaq Ahmed expired on January 26.
Bank and Financial Institutions Division of the finance ministry issued a circular on Wednesday in this regard. The tenure of Nurul Islam Mollah, who was Read more

Revenue collection up only 12pc in H1

January 30, 2014

Revenue collection by the National Board of Revenue grew by only 12.20 per cent in the first six months of the current fiscal year 2013-2014 compared with the same period of the last fiscal year, according to the latest data of the NBR. The data released on Wednesday showed that the revenue board could collect Tk 50,363.62 crore in July-December against the Read more

Stocks return to black on heavy buying

January 30, 2014

Dhaka stocks advanced on Wednesday after decline in the previous two trading sessions with increased turnover due to investors’ increased participation as they found nothing negative in the monetary policy for the capital market. The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, increased at 4,748.51 points, adding 0.89 per cent or 41.97 points. Read more

A one man show

January 29, 2014

It was almost a one man show. Though the idea was conceived by one of his relations, Habib alias Sohel Rana, who was arrested by the RAB yesterday, told The Independent that he alone had dug the 25 feet tunnel into the vault room of the bank. “The blueprint of the burglary at the Kishoreganj branch of Sonali Bank was made one-and-a-half-years ago and during this Read more

Mastermind held

January 29, 2014

Tk16.19cr stolen money recovered
The RAB on Tuesday arrested the mastermind and his accomplice in connection with the burglary at a Kishoreganj branch of Sonali Bank. Thieves dug a tunnel from a house at Balurmath in the Shyampur area of the city and robbed the bank of Tk. 16.40 crore.
The arrested were identified as Habibur Rahman, Read more

Book fair begins Feb 1

January 29, 2014

The Bangla Academy authorities have taken all-out preparation to arrange the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair scheduled to begin in the capital on February 1, reports UNB. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the book fair at 3 pm, deputy director of Bangla Academy Murshed Anwar told. Bangla Academy hopes this year’s book fair will be Read more

Waheedul Haque’s death anniv observed

January 29, 2014

Waheedul Haque’s death anniv observedChhayanaut celebrated its founding member Waheedul Haque’s seventh death anniversary presenting songs composed by Rabindranath Tagore and his family members at a commemorative programme held on Monday at the Chhayanaut Auditorium in Dhanmondi.
General secretary of Chhayanaut Khairul Anam Shakil narrated the biography of the late cultural personality at Read more

Sloppy Tigers put Lanka ahead

January 29, 2014

Kaushal Silva had Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and his luck to thank for his maiden Test century as Sri Lanka rode his innings to seize control in the first Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday. Silva, often described as a carbon-copy of legendary Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya, slammed 139 off 244 balls to guide Sri Lanka to 375-5 at the close Read more

ICC says no to two-tier system

January 29, 2014

Cricket fans in Bangladesh can heave a sigh of relief as the International Cricket Council has dropped the idea of introducing a two-tier system to Test cricket in the immediate future in the face of strong opposition from the Bangladesh Cricket Board. In a media release late on Tuesday, the ICC said mutually-agreed bilateral FTP Agreements, which will be legally binding Read more

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