Saturday morning performances begin with Rajan-Sajan brothers

November 30, 2014

Bengal Classical Music Fest
Saturday morning performances begin with Rajan-Sajan brothers
Saturday morning performances begin with Rajan-Sajan brothers-Renowned Indian duo pandit Rajan Misra and pandit Sajan Misra moved thousands of audiences on Saturday dawn presenting some tuneful morning ragas at the open air concert at the Army Stadium. The classical music lovers, who forwent snuggling under a comforter back home in the chilly night, would have felt justified in the morning for making the call to hang back in the stadium. The audiences were treated Read more

Soumya joins Tigers for fifth ODI

November 30, 2014

All-rounder Soumya Sarker was added to the Bangladesh squad for the fifth one-day international against Zimbabwe, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday.
Hard-hitting Soumya, who opens the innings for Prime Bank Cricketers in the Dhaka Premier League, can also bowl medium-pace. Soumya has been included as Read more

Zimbabwe fined for slow over-rate

November 30, 2014

Zimbabwe cricket team have been fined for slow over rate during the fourth one-day international against Bangladesh, the International Cricket Council said on Saturday.
Zimbabwe fell one over short during their stipulated time.
The players were fined 10 per cent of their match fees with Read more

Resolute Jamal reach final

November 30, 2014

Bangladesh champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club came from behind to beat defending champions Manang Marshyangdi Club of Nepal 2-1 to reach the final in Bhutan’s King’s Cup on Saturday. Jamal trailed MMC until the 84th minute before Shakhwat Hossain Rony brought the scoreline level and send the game into extra-time when Landing Darboe of Gambia struck in the Read more

Fuel oil price slide boon for govt, consumers get no benefits

November 30, 2014

The fuel oil price slide on the international market has eased the government’s budgetary pressure as cost of its petroleum import would be reduced by up to 30 per cent, experts said.
They, however, said that the benefit of the downtrend in the fuel price on the international market, which began in June this year, depended on the government’s Read more

Strong financial mechanism needed for real estate sector recovery

November 30, 2014

Business leaders, government policy makers and experts on Saturday said that there should be a strong financial mechanism including bank loans with low interest rate and secondary market system for the real estate sector to make the business vibrant and ensure affordable housing for all.
At a seminar on housing for public welfare organised Read more

RMG exporters feel a pinch of US, EU sanctions on Russia

November 30, 2014

The country’s apparel exporters are feeling a pinch of the sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and the European Union over Ukraine issue.
The sanctions have no direct impact on the export of Bangladesh but they have an indirect impact as some of the Russian importers are facing hassle following some Read more

Spirited Tigers make it 4-0

November 29, 2014

Bangladesh showed their true character recovering from a potentially disastrous situation to post a 21-run win in the fourth one-day international and take 4-0 lead in the five-match series against Zimbabwe in Dhaka on Friday. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah each struck a fifty to salvage Bangladesh from 32-4 to guide the hosts to 256-8 and the bowlers did the Read more

Mahmudullah shows his mettle

November 29, 2014

All-rounder Mahmudullah hit a match-winning fifty in the fourth one-day international against Zimbabwe on Friday and then hit back Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan for implicating him in a so-called player’s syndicate. Nazmul in a press conference on Thursday said junior players were unwelcome in the national team until recently and cited the Read more

Zimbabwe search positive in defeat

November 29, 2014

Zimbabwe have finally something to cheer in the one-day international series against Bangladesh despite a narrow 21-run loss in the fourth match at Dhaka on Friday.
The visitors were competitive for the first time in the five-match series and with little luck could have won the game after Solomon Mire put in a fine all-round Read more

Law ministry questions revenue board’s SRO authority

November 29, 2014

The law ministry has raised questions over the National Board of Revenue’s authority to issue statutory regulatory order on behalf of the government, NBR officials said.
They told New Age recently that the revenue board could not issue over 10 SROs as the ministry either sent back or kept hold the draft of the SROs saying that Read more

12 banks hold 69pc of total defaulted loans

November 29, 2014

Twelve scheduled banks including eight state-run banks held 69.17 per cent of the total defaulted loans in the banking sector as of September 30, 2014 as they disbursed significant amount of loans unlawfully to their clients, said Bangladesh Bank officials.
Five out of the 12 banks also failed to keep required Read more

Egg price goes up in capital

November 29, 2014

The price of egg went up in the city’s retail markets over the week ending Friday due to its increased demand. Traders said the egg price increased a bit as the demand for the item increased compared to the supply over the week. The price of egg increased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 30 a hali in the city on Friday. The prices of winter Read more

Munier Chowdhury, Zakaria awards conferred

November 28, 2014

Munier Chowdhury, Zakaria awards conferred-Munier Chowdhury memorial award and Zakaria Smrity Padak were conferred respectively on Mrittika Chakma and Irin Pervin Lopa on Thursday marking the 89th birth anniversary of martyred intellectual, educationist, playwright Munier Chowdhury. Poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq handed over the awards to the recipients at a programme organised by Theatre at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Read more

Nazmul admits to player’s syndicate

November 28, 2014

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Thursday claimed that until recently, new players were unwelcome in the national team, as a strong syndicate of seniors always opposed their inclusion. Speaking to a press conference at his Bexmico office, Nazmul said once he took over the board he successfully dismantled the syndicate, contributing to their recent success. ‘When I came Read more

Tigers toy with ideas for 4th ODI

November 28, 2014

With the series in the back, Bangladesh are planning for some experiment during today’s fourth one-day international against Zimbabwe at Mirpur.
Keeping an eye on the upcoming ICC World Cup, the Tigers may hand leg-spinner Jubair Hossain and left-arm spinner Taijul Islam an ODI debut while pace Read more

BCB says ‘no’ to UAE tourney

November 28, 2014

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said on Thursday that they have turned down an International Cricket Council proposal to play a tournament in Dubai before the upcoming World Cup. The ICC had invited the BCB to play the tournament, featuring its associate members who have qualified for the tournament. The tournament is scheduled to take place from January 10 to 24. Read more

Jamal thrash Mohun Bagan to move into semis

November 28, 2014

Defending Bangladesh Premier League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club thrashed Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan FC 5-3 to seal the semi-final berth in Bhutan’s King’s Cup on Thursday. Jamal became champions in their group thanks to the big win at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu and will now face Manang Marshyangdi Club of Nepal in the first semi-final on Read more

Graduation from LDC status not possible by 2021: CPD

November 28, 2014

The Centre for Policy Dialogue on Thursday said that Bangladesh would need at least another decade for graduating from the least developed countries’ category to a developing country as it lagged behind in human assets index and economic vulnerability index.
‘It will take at least a decade for graduation even if we Read more

Sweater factories have to pay workers minimum wages during off-season

November 28, 2014

Govt finalises guidelines, to issue gazette notification next month
The government has finalised guidelines for the sweater factories with a provision that the owners will have to pay their workers, who work under piece rate system, minimum wages during off-season. The sweater factory workers usually remain unpaid during off-season (three to four months every year) as the business is largely seasonal. The workers, however, receive more than Read more

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