BCB to review Sakib’s appeal today

August 26, 2014

The fate of all-rounder Sakib al Hasan’ appeal against his six-month ban will be decided today when the Bangladesh Cricket Board holds a meeting of its board of directors at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The board is expected to show some leniency toward Sakib, who already apologised for his actions that earned him the ban in July. BCB president Nazmul Hasan Read more

BFF’s Maruf ban raises eyebrows

August 26, 2014

If FIFA was governed in same style of the Bangladesh Football Federation then Louis Van Gaal would not have been Manchester United coach, at least for this season.
On July 23 before the last group match of the World Cup, the then Netherland’s manager Louis Van Gaal blasted FIFA over the fixture schedule which Read more

U-23s face Nepal challenge today

August 26, 2014

The Bangladesh Under-23 national football team will face Nepal Under-23 national team at the Banani Army Stadium today in a practice match to test their strength ahead of the Asian Games in Korea. The game provides Bangladesh a perfect opportunity to tighten their defence that leaked four goals against Bangladesh Army in a warm-up match at the same Read more

U-23 team set to play Malaysian club

August 26, 2014

The Bangladesh Under-23 national football team is expected to play a friendly match as part of preparation for the upcoming Asian Games against a top-tier Malaysian Super League team in the first week of September, said a BFF official on Monday.
The final decision will be made today after receiving Read more

HSBC, Runner Group move into second round

August 26, 2014

HSBC strolled into the second round of the 9th Ascent 5-a-side Corporate Football after a thumping 9-1 win over Cream & Fudge at the STM Hall of the Scholastica School on Monday. The winners needed to score at least seven goals to make it to the round of 16 and five goals from Naimul, two from Moshiur and one apiece by Ananta and Kabir were enough for them. Read more

Black cat kicks off season at Camp Nou

August 26, 2014

Barcelona’s La Liga campaign looked set to get off to an unlucky start on Sunday evening as a black cat ran on to the pitch at the Nou Camp in the second minute of their opening league match against Elche, reports the Daily Mail. Blaugrana boss Luis Enrique saw the funny side of things in the Barcelona dugout, and was seen laughing and joking with his Read more

Income tax calculation tightened for RMG exporters

August 26, 2014

The National Board of Revenue has not extended the reduced income tax rate facility for the readymade garment exporting industry in a bid to check tax evasion through shifting profit from other industries to export earnings, officials concerned said.
Taking the advantage of reduced tax rate, Read more

Farm loan disbursement drops by 8pc in July

August 26, 2014

Farm loan disbursement declined by 7.88 per cent in the first month of the current financial year compared with that of the same month of the FY14 with no loan disbursement by 11 scheduled banks in the period. According to the latest Bangladesh Bank data, farm loan disbursement by all banks decreased to Tk 904.53 crore in July of the FY15 from that of Read more

BSEC probe finds manipulation in SPCL share trade

August 26, 2014

An investigation committee of the stock market regulator on unusual price hike of Shahjibazar Power Company’s shares has found evidence of price manipulation by a few investors, said BSEC sources. The two-member committee of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission submitted the probe report to the commission on Monday. Sources said that Read more

BTRC to launch own mobile app

August 26, 2014

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has initiated a move to launch its own mobile application for better communication with public, said officials concerned. According to BTRC officials, the application will contain most of the feature of the current web site of BTRC. ‘It will also have separate complain option which will enable the mobile Read more

Dhaka stocks rebound after three-day fall

August 26, 2014

Dhaka stocks advanced on Monday, after declining in previous three trading sessions, as investors turned their attention to shares of banks and non-bank financial institutions and other large capitalised companies. The key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, increased at 4,564.34 points, adding 0.52 per cent or 23.74 points. Investors increased attention Read more

16 banks ink deal to join Tk 200cr refinance scheme for jute sector

August 26, 2014

Sixteen scheduled banks on Monday signed participant agreement with Bangladesh Bank to join the refinancing scheme of the central bank worth Tk 200 crore to inject necessary credit into the jute sector. Jute sector entrepreneurs will be able to receive loans from the refinance fund at the interest rate of 9 per cent. The banks made the deal at the central bank headquarters in Read more

Konal presents songs at IGCC

August 25, 2014

Konal presents songs at IGCCPromising singer Somnur Monir Konal presented songs of different genres at a solo concert at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in
Gulshan 1 on Saturday evening.
Konal began her presentation with timeless Tagore song Amar Mukti Aloy Aloy at the programme, where she also presented Nazrul songs, folk songs, and also songs from her own album. Read more

The cases of missed chances and collapse

August 25, 2014

Mushfiq’s captaincy under BCB scrutiny
The year 2014 will go down in the history of Bangladesh cricket as one of their worst not just because they have yet to win any Test or one-day international but because how they lost one after another match after creating opportunities for themselves.
It all began with the two Twenty20 Internationals against Read more

Sohag reported for suspect action

August 25, 2014

Bangladesh, who are struggling as a cricket team in West Indies, suffered a further blow on Sunday when off-spinner Sohag Gazi was reported with suspect bowling action during Friday’s second one-day international in Grenada. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to Bangladesh team manager Habibul Bashar on Saturday, cited concerns about the legality Read more

BFF bans Maruf for one year

August 25, 2014

The Bangladesh Football Federation in a stunning decision on Sunday banned the technical director Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Maruful Haque, for one year for violating the code of conduct. The professional league committee of the BFF also fined Maruf Tk 30,000 for an alleged remark about some BFF officials during the last Bangladesh Premier League football. Read more

SS Steel to sponsor Nepal friendlies

August 25, 2014

SS Steel will sponsor the two international football friendlies between Bangladesh and Nepal Under-23s, the Bangladesh Football Federation announced on Sunday.
The BFF signed an agreement with the company on Sunday with the latter agreeing to bear all expenses for the two matches to be held in Dhaka and Sylhet Read more

Accused bank official found dead in prison cell

August 25, 2014

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Former manager of Sonali Bank’s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel Branch, AKM Azizur Rahman, was found dead at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital’s prison cell Sunday night. Dhaka Central Jail senior Superintendent Forman Ali told New Age that Azizur was undergoing treatment there for over a month. Azizur was suffering from diabetes and heart problems, Read more

Businesses want India non-tariff barriers to go for trade gap cuts

August 25, 2014

Indian minister claims Bangladesh exporters fail to understand their market
Business leaders and experts on Sunday demanded that India should remove non-tariff and para-tariff barriers to help Bangladesh in increasing exports to the country to reduce the trade gap between the two neighbours. At the Bangladesh-India business conclave jointly organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce and India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce Read more

Policy support to boost tourism industry on the cards

August 25, 2014

The government is expected to announce a raft of policy measures soon to boost the local tourism industry keeping provisions of fiscal stimulus and exclusive zones to attract holiday-makers. The finance ministry is now busy preparing a draft package facility on tourism that would involve developing infrastructure in Cox’s Bazar and the districts in Chittagong Read more

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