Taijul seals nervy win

October 28, 2014

Bangladesh got the better of their nerves to seal a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe inside three days in the first Test to take 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series in Dhaka on Monday. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam a bagged a record 8-39 and played a key hand with the bat to seal the win, which came after the home side nearly made a mess to knock off a paltry target of 101 runs. Read more

More relief than joy

October 28, 2014

When Bangladesh were struggling with the bat in the fourth innings, a television camera zoomed on a cat roaming on the roof of a gallery. No sooner it was shown on the giant screen it made the fans sitting in the stadium laughing in a loud voice. It could not be known if Mushfiqur Rahim also had noticed it or not. But one can easily guess what was going inside his mind during Read more

Winning run pleases Taijul more

October 28, 2014

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam enjoyed hitting the winning boundary for Bangladesh more than his record-breaking bowling figure of 8-39 after it helped Bangladesh overcome a jittery to post a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Monday. Bangladesh were struggling at 82-7 in pursuit of 101 runs when Taijul arrived as Zimbabwe were sniffing an unexpected win having Read more

Taylor happy to give Tigers a game

October 28, 2014

Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor said on Monday that he is proud with the team’s attitude to make a game but remained disappointed with the batting unit for failing to deliver in the first Test against Bangladesh. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 114 runs in less than two sessions to set up the hosts just 101 runs to win, which despite the best efforts of their bowlers appeared inadequate. Read more

Mumbai thrash BCB XI in Acharya Memorial

October 28, 2014

Bangladesh Cricket Board XI failed to get a winning start in the Acharya Memorial Trophy as they lost to Mumbai by eight wickets in the rain-interrupted opening game at Jadavpur University’s campus ground in Kolkata on Monday. Bangladesh fielded six Test players in Anamul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Elias Sunny, Abul Hassan, Anamul Haque and Naeem Islam, yet they could only Read more

Footballers ecstatic after win

October 28, 2014

Bangladeshi footballers put their recent frustration behind them to finally get a joyous moment as they beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in the second and final match of FIFA Friendly series in Rajshahi on Monday. It ended their winning drought of five matches spanning over 19 months, which the players believe will give them confidence in more serious competitions like SAFF championships. ‘We Read more

Ameli fires Bangladesh to narrow win

October 28, 2014

Bangladesh national football team ended their 19-month winning drought when they eked out a narrow 1-0 win over Sri Lanka in the second and final FIFA Friendly match at Rajshahi on Monday. Veteran forward Zahid Hasan Ameli sent some 30, 000 fans gathered at the Muktijuddha Smriti Stadium into delirium scoring a fourth minute penalty which was enough to seal the win. Read more

Dreaming big is necessary

October 27, 2014

Ms Ireland Maksuda Akhter Prioty tells New Age
Dreaming big is necessaryBangladeshi-born expatriate Maksuda Akhter Prioty came to limelight after winning the prestigious beauty pageant title Ms Ireland 2014. A model by passion, a private pilot by profession and a social welfare worker by dedication, Prioty, who has been living in Ireland since 2004 with her two kids, has come to Bangladesh for a short visit to work with Subornogram Foundation. In an interview with New Age, Prioty Read more

Keira Knightley set for Broadway debut

October 27, 2014

Keira Knightley set for Broadway debutBritish actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year in a new adaptation of Therese Raquin, based on the novel by Emile Zola.
Knightley, who was nominated for a best actress Oscar in 2006 for her performance in Pride & Prejudice, will begin previews of the play commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company next year on October 1, with the official opening set for October 29. Read more

LDCs should look for WTO alternatives: experts

October 27, 2014

The least developed countries should look for other alternatives to the World Trade Organisation forum to facilitate their trade as the WTO is failing to ensure the interests of LDCs, said speakers at a seminar in Dhaka on Sunday organised by the International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh. The WTO is passing through a crisis and it may lose its relevance at it is yet to Read more

Asian recovery to be driven by regional growth: experts

October 27, 2014

Tariff, non-tariff barriers hamper trade integration in S Asia
The Asian economic recovery will be driven by the continental growth and China-India relations after the world economic crisis, said speakers on Sunday at a seminar organised by the International Chambers of Commerce Bangladesh. They also pointed out that tariff and non-tariff barriers hamper the trade integration in South Asia and suggested that formation of a South Asian Read more

ERD launches online tracking system for foreign loans, grants

October 27, 2014

The Economic Relations Division on Sunday launched an online-based foreign loans and grants information management system to track foreign aid flows to the country for ensuring transparency and accountability in foreign fund management and coordination.
Finance minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the home-grown Read more

BB gets no Switzerland response on info exchange

October 27, 2014

Bangladesh Citizens’ Money In Swiss Banks
BB gets no Switzerland response on info exchange
Swiss Financial Intelligence Unit is yet to make any response to a proposal to sign a memorandum of understanding with Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit on exchanging information about money laundering despite repeated attempts taken by Bangladesh Bank.
The BB sent a letter to the SFIU on June 24 this year, Read more

Dhaka to host regional confce on graduation from LDC category

October 27, 2014

Bangladesh is going to host a three-day regional conference to assess the progress and find out the financing gaps to graduate from the least developed country category to middle income one, officials of the Economic Resources Division said. ERD, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Read more

Tigers take lead but only just

October 27, 2014

Bangladesh will be kicking themselves in their foot for wasting a very good chance to put Zimbabwe under pressure after they suffered three casual run outs to be dismissed for 254 runs in the first innings of the first Test on Sunday. Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Mominul Haque each scored a fifty to give Bangladesh a slender 14-run lead, but the home side could have been Read more

Three run outs hurt Tigers

October 27, 2014

If body language is an indication of how a team approaching a game, Bangladesh must be appalled seeing what they have demonstrated on the first two days of the first Test against Zimbabwe. On the opening day fielders casually conceded several boundaries, misjudged few catches and dropped few others to allow Zimbabwe to reach to a total that they hardly deserved. What Read more

Advantage Zimbabwe

October 27, 2014

Though Bangladesh took a slim lead against Zimbabwe in the first innings of the first Test to leave the game on par in plain terms, one does not need to be an expert to see the advantage Zimbabwe gained after the first two days of play. The visitors shot Bangladesh out for 254 runs to keep their lead limited to 14 runs and whipped out some of it reaching five for no loss at stumps on Read more

Sohag accuses BCB of negligence

October 27, 2014

Suspended off-spinner Sohag Gazi accused the Bangladesh Cricket Board of neglecting his rectification procedure, as it is yet to process his visa for a tour to Malaysia.
Sohag is expected to travel to Malaysia for a two-week programme under former Bangladesh fielding coach Mohammad Salahuddin to remodel his action after the Read more

Footballers eye win and series

October 27, 2014

Second Bangladesh-Sri Lanka FIFA friendly at Rajshahi today
Bangladesh will be keen for overcome their striking frailty and seal the series with a win when they take on Sri Lanka in their second FIFA friendly match in Rajshahi today.
With the match, Rajshahi’s Muktijuddho Smirity Stadium will make its debut as an international venue making it the third venue after Sylhet and Jessore from Read more

BotTala Int’l Theatre Fest in full swing

October 26, 2014

BotTala Int’l Theatre Fest in full swingFrom the main entrance of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy to the National Theatre Hall, it’s BotTala all the way. The premises of BSA wear a festive look as the BotTala Theatre Festival kicked off on Friday.
With a colourful decoration of the hall and its surroundings, the festival venue appears warm and inviting. On Friday evening, Shilpakala was set to its blazing mode of festivity and fanfare with amazing dance Read more

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