Muktis hire Italian football coach

December 29, 2014

Italian coach Flavio Raffo arrived in Dhaka on Sunday to take charge of Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra for the upcoming football season. Muktijoddha appointed him as replacement of former coach Shafikul Islam Manik, who guided the team for the last three seasons.
The 41-year-old Raffo started his coaching career in 2006 Read more

Banks to monitor accounts of head of state, top officials, politicians

December 29, 2014

BB Circular On Money Launbering, Terror Financing
Banks to monitor accounts of head of state, top officials, politicians
Bangladesh Bank on Sunday asked scheduled banks to monitor the bank accounts of head of state, politicians and influential persons on regular basis to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. The BB issued a master circular in line with Money Laundering Prevention Act 2012 and Anti-Terrorism Act 2009 to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks saying Read more

BASIC to get Tk 790cr, Sonali Tk 710cr this week

December 29, 2014

Recapitalisation Fund For Scam-Hit State-Owned Banks
BASIC to get Tk 790cr, Sonali Tk 710cr this week
The finance ministry is set to inject Tk 1,500 crore into the two state-owned commercial banks—Sonali and BASIC—soon to shore them up from capital crunch and keep them afloat. The recapitalisation fund would be released this week, a senior official at the ministry said. Of the total recapitalisation fund, BASIC will get Tk 790 crore and the rest Tk 710 crore will be for Sonali. Read more

Legends, D’shwar throw race open

December 28, 2014

The title race of the Dhaka Premier League was thrown wide open after Legends of Rupganj and Prime Doleshwar beat two frontrunners Abahani Limited and Prime Bank Cricket Club respectively on the second round Super League matches on Saturday.
Kalabagan Cricket Academy also returned to winning ways Read more

Busan sink Jamal in five minutes

December 28, 2014

Two goals in first five minutes were enough for K-League outfit Busan I’Park to beat Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club 2-0 in their friendly match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday. Midfielder Kim Jingyu scored in just 45 seconds and Forward Yoon Dongmin doubled lead in the 5th minute to send a chill in Jamal tent in front of their several thousand supporters. Read more

B’desh cuts customs duty on 4,610 items for ’13, ’14

December 28, 2014

Safta Trade Liberalisation
B’desh cuts customs duty on 4,610 items for ’13, ’14
The government has cut the customs duties on 4,610 products for 2013 and 2014 calendar years for trade under the South Asian Free Trade Area, officials of the National Board Revenue said. They said that the revenue board on December 17 issued a statutory regulatory order in this connection with retrospective effect from January 1 for the years. ‘The traders who imported products Read more

‘Inclusive capital market reforms’ in offing

December 28, 2014

ADB to lend $250m for the programme
The government plans to embark on an ‘inclusive capital market reform programme’ with participation of pension and provident funds and introduction of Islamic bonds to energise the ailing stock business. Six broad areas of policy interventions are the salient features in the planned reforms under an ADB-financed programme, a senior finance ministry official said. The ministry Read more

Zainul Mela begins at Charukala

December 27, 2014

Zainul Mela begins at CharukalaA colourful, event-packed four-day long Zainul Mela began on the premises of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University on Friday. The four-day fair features display of artworks by artisans across the country and students of fine arts faculty. The fair also features cultural shows, children art competition, alumni reunion and others. The fair is organised by the faculty as part of its month-long celebration of shilpacharya Zainul Abedin’s birth Read more

Final squad for WC almost done: Faruk

December 27, 2014

The national selectors are passing a very busy time as they are weighing all of their options before they finalise the 15-member Bangladesh squad for the forthcoming cricket World Cup.
The chief selector, Faruk Ahmed, told the media on Friday that they had already discussed player possibilities and would come up with the final squad before the Read more

Sheikh Jamal take on Busan I’Park today

December 27, 2014

Bangladesh champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club wants to end the year on a high note when they take on K-League giants Busan I’Park in their one-off FIFA International club friendly match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today. The match is set to kick off at 5:00pm and Channel 9, a private television channel, will telecast the game live. Jamal will be beaming Read more

Torres set to join Atletico

December 27, 2014

Fernando Torres could make his second debut for Atletico Madrid against city rivals Real Madrid on Jan. 7 should he make the move from AC Milan, according to reports in Italy and Spain, reports ESPN FC. Torres, 30, is set to return to his boyhood club in the winter transfer window, with forward Alessio Cerci moving in the other direction. Widespread reports emerged in Spain, Read more

Suarez enjoying Messi, Neymar link up

December 27, 2014

Luis Suarez says he is enjoying playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar at Barcelona, reports Goal.com. Having missed the opening stages of the season due to a ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, the Uruguayan has gradually been integrated into Luis Enrique’s starting XI.
Often selected in a front three alongside Messi and Neymar, Read more

Rules finalised to form body for Tk 500cr social obligation fund

December 27, 2014

SOF to be used to reach telecom facilities to disadvantaged people
The government has finalised the rules for social obligation fund, an amount of Tk 500 crore contributed by the telecom operators, with a provision to form an 11-member committee to manage and utilise the money. The SOF will be used to reach the telecommunication facilities to the disadvantaged people, said the rules. The government has been collecting money from the Read more

Farmers default on 20pc of loans in Jul-Nov

December 27, 2014

Defaulted loans in the country’s agriculture sector stood at Tk 5,854.38 crore as of November 30, 2014 which accounted for 19.55 per cent of the total loans disbursed (Tk 29,945.44 crore) in the sector. The farm sector defaulted loans accounted for 18.22 per cent of the total loans (Tk 34,632.82 crore) disbursed in the sector as of June 30, according to the latest Bangladesh Bank data. Read more

Chicken, mutton prices shoot up in city

December 27, 2014

The prices of chicken and mutton shot up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as their demand increased due to rise in social and year-end recreational programmes, traders said. The price of broiler increased sharply to Tk 145-155 a kg on Friday while it was retailed at Tk 115-Tk 120 a kg a week ago. Cocks and hens, depending on their size, were selling Read more

Three-day kathak dance festival begins

December 26, 2014

Three-day kathak dance festival beginsA three-day Kathak dance festival began at the Chhayanaut auditorium on Wednesday evening. Prominent and promising artistes, in group and solo, presented dance recitals on the opening day of the festival that is organised by Kathak Nritya Sampradaya. The presentations began with a group dance recital by the artistes of Kathak Nritya Sampradaya (KNS). Led by noted dancer Saju Ahmed, the dancers presented Read more

Children celebrate Christmas

December 26, 2014

Children celebrate Christmas-Children of the city enjoyed programmes on Christmas organised by different city hotels on Thursday, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ amid festivity.
They came with their families and passed a joyful day with Santa Claus and with his friends –Angry Birds, Micky Mouse and Mini Mouse.
Samantha, Zaira, Mahin and many other kids of 3- 15 years old were seen dancing, riding on different rides, Read more

Tamim ready to go under knife to fulfil WC dream

December 26, 2014

Opener Tamim Iqbal said on Thursday he was ready to go under the knife to fulfil his dream of becoming the first Bangladeshi to score a hundred for his country in the upcoming World Cup.
Tamim will leave Dhaka today to meet Australian orthopaedic surgeon David Young on December 29 as an MRI recently revealed that his meniscus on the Read more

Sakib’s secret endeavour

December 26, 2014

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan went back to the batting basics in three recent training sessions as he prepared himself for the upcoming ICC World Cup by trying to focus on the technical aspect of his batting. Bangladesh Cricket Board’s game development manager Nazmul Abedin conducted the sessions this week when Sakib batted for hours to make slight adjustment on his batting approach Read more

Nasir re-appointed as Jamal captain

December 26, 2014

Defender Nasiruddin Chowdhury was re-appointed as Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club captain on Thursday ahead of their friendly match against South Korean giants Busan I’Park on Saturday. Sheikh Jamal were crowned the champions of the Bhutan’s King’s Cup last month under the leadership of Nasir. There he performed superbly, which prompted the club officials to re-appoint Read more

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