Messi called me son of a bitch, says Weligton

September 26, 2014

Malaga defender Weligton claims he grabbed Lionel Messi by the throat because the Barcelona forward had insulted him by calling him a ‘son of a bitch.’ Weligton was shown a yellow card late on in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw for an incident which left Messi on the floor.
The defender appeared to initiate contact with a minor Read more

ADB projects 6.4pc GDP growth

September 26, 2014

It says major economic indicators ‘doing well’
Bangladesh economy will grow by 6.4 per cent in the current fiscal year as all major economic indicators are performing better than the last year, the Asian Development Bank said on Thursday.
Inflation is also expected to decline to 6.5 per cent in the FY2014-15 from 7.4 per cent in last year, it said. ‘Growth in the country’s gross domestic product Read more

Govt to give 5pc cash incentive against frozen fish export

September 26, 2014

The government has decided to give 5 per cent cash incentive against export of frozen fish for the current financial year 2014-15 amid declining exports over the last few years.
A Bangladesh Bank circular issued on Thursday said the frozen fish exporters will get cash incentive and the price, unit calculation for availing the cash incentive, Read more

United Airways shareholders feel ‘cheated’

September 26, 2014

Suspension Of Flight Operations
United Airways shareholders feel ‘cheated’
Suspension of operation of the United Airways has left its general shareholders, who hold 74.39 per cent stakes of the company, angry and some of them felt ‘cheated’ by the authorities’ decision. The sponsor-directors of the company hold only 8.44 per cent of total shares of 56.80 crore and institutional investors hold 17.19 per cent shares. The company bagged Tk 415 crore from the Read more

Set minimum wage at Tk 12,600 for shrimp sector workers

September 26, 2014

Labour leaders demand at a discussion
Labour leaders and right activists on Thursday demanded that the government should set the minimum wage for the workers of shrimp and fish processing industry at Tk 12,600 from the existing Tk 2,645 a month. They said that in setting minimum wage it would not be wise to compare the shrimp and fish processing sector with the readymade garment sector as health risk Read more

DSEX crosses 5,000pt mark as stocks surge for 8th day

September 26, 2014

Bullish trend of the Dhaka Stock Exchange continued for the eighth trading session on Thursday with the key index of the bourse crossing 5,000 points mark for the first time ever after its inception as investors continued optimistic share purchasing. The DSEX increased to 5,026.92 points on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, after its launch with 4,055.90 points Read more

Dancy’s dazzling artworks on display at AFD

September 24, 2014

Essence Of Nature
Dancy’s dazzling artworks on display at AFD
Dancy’s dazzling artworks on display at AFDThe ongoing solo at Alliance Française de Dhaka is NS Chowdhury Dancy’s fifth solo. There are 34 paintings and artworks, in total and in two series, at the exhibition. Dancy does not presume to make her works heavy with thought-provoking, comment-on-society works; rather she is just struck by beauty and has tried to bring that in her works. The two series at the show are Ornament and Essence of nature. The Ornament Read more

Bowlers put A team in control

September 24, 2014

Young leg-spinner Zubair Hossain and paceman Shahadat Hossain shared five wickets between them to put Bangladesh A team in control over Zimbabwe A team in their second four-day match at Fatullah on Tuesday. The visitors reached 91-6 at close on the second day, still trailing Bangladesh A team by 167 runs after the home side posted 258 runs in their first innings in the rain-interrupted Read more

Russell face Rimyongsu with an eye in history

September 24, 2014

Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra stand with a chance to make a slice of history when they face North Korean counterparts Rimyongsu Club in Colombo today with an eye in the AFC President’s Cup final. The match will kick off at 1:30pm Bangladesh Standard Time at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. To reach the September 26 final, Rimyongsu Club only need a draw due Read more

NBR probe finds travel agents evade tax by hiding income

September 24, 2014

Most of the travel agents have been evading tax by concealing their income received as incentives or commissions from airlines and other agencies related to travel services, according to an investigation conducted by the National Board of Revenue. The central intelligence cell of the revenue board has already unearthed tax evasion by 27 such travel agents which evaded paying Read more

Imports soar by 44pc in Aug

September 24, 2014

The country’s imports posted a robust 43.70-per cent growth in August this year compared with that of 6.03 per cent negative growth in the same month last year due to a rise in payment of bills for food products imported to meet demand for the items in the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.
Besides the food product imports, the businesspeople Read more

Samsung, GP bring Galaxy Note 4

September 24, 2014

South Korea-based mobile handset maker Samsung has launched its new model Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for Bangladesh market on Tuesday in collaboration with the leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone at the retail price of Tk 80,000. The GP platinum and platinum-plus users will get the handset at a discounted price of Tk 67,500 with 12-month instalment, said GP officials Read more

Govt close to ink $500m loan deal with WB

September 24, 2014

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said the government has almost completed negotiations with the World Bank for US$ 500 million under a fresh loan deal for budgetary support.
Talking to reporters at his secretariat office, he said the government has refused to renew the IMF sponsored Extended Credit Facility loan deal as it would have no Read more

Golapjaan staged after six years

September 23, 2014

SM Solaiman Recalled
Golapjaan staged after six years
Golapjaan staged after six yearsTheatre icon SM Solaiman was remembered through discussion session, award giving ceremony and staging of a play at a programme at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday evening.
The programme was organised by Solaiman’s theatre troupe Theatre Art Unit in celebrating 61st birth anniversary of the theatre activist, which will fall on September 29. Samina Lutfa Nitra, founding Read more

Obscure all set to release new album

September 23, 2014

Obscure all set to release new albumOne of the oldest bands in the Bangladesh music scene Obscure is all set to release its ninth album. The band which was formed back in 1985 will release the album at a programme at Dream Desk Studio, Baily Road in the capital on Friday.
The album titled Obscure o Bangladesh contains 10 tracks including several songs that address specific topics like the War of Independence and freedom fighters. The troupe has also composed a number on Read more

Rain threatens to ruin A team game

September 23, 2014

Rain is likely to play a big part in the second four-day match between Bangladesh A and Zimbabwe A that got underway at the Fatullah Stadium on Monday.
Only 21 overs of play were possible on the opening day, with Bangladesh A reaching 88-0 before bad light forced the umpires to call off the play at 4:30pm. Read more

DPL set to be delayed again

September 23, 2014

The Dhaka Premier League, scheduled to begin on October, is set to be delayed by a few more days after national coach Chandika Hathurusinghe requested to arrange a three-day warm-up match ahead of the Test series against Zimbabwe. The league, which was originally scheduled to start from October 10, was earlier deferred by the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis Read more

Hong Kong send U-23s packing

September 23, 2014

Bangladesh Under-23 national football team’s Asian Games journey ended with a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Hong Kong in their final Group B match at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium in Incheon, South Korea, on Monday. The defeat ensured Bangladesh’s elimination from the group stage after they could manage just three points from their three group matches. Bangladesh, Read more

Complaints against banks, NBFIs increase

September 23, 2014

Atiur says govt should remove dishonest, unskilled directors from SoBs
Complaints lodged by clients with the Bangladesh Bank against scheduled banks and non-bank financial institutions increased by 4.18 per cent in the last financial year with the Sonali Bank topping the chart. A Bangladesh Bank report released on Monday showed that financial integrity and customer services department, a wing of the central bank, received a total of 4,476 complaints Read more

NBR gets record Tk 1,675cr from income tax fair

September 23, 2014

The National Board of Revenue exceeded its revenue collection target by Tk 175.31 crore as it collected a record Tk 1,675.31 crore in income tax against its target of Tk 1,500 crore from the countrywide weeklong income tax fair that ended on Monday, according to NBR data.
Income tax collection also increased by almost 50 per cent Read more

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