‘He’s good looking and wins everything, it’s unfair’

December 26, 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson says it’s unfair that Jose Mourinho can boast good looks and five languages alongside his phenomenal trophy-laden managerial CV, reports Goal.com.
Mourinho has established himself alongside rival Pep Guardiola as the most talented coach of his generation, and one of the greatest of all time following spells with Read more

Fin min okays single-stage VAT payment for edible oil trade

December 26, 2014

The finance ministry has approved the commerce ministry’s proposal to collect value-added tax on edible oil at only one stage of supply chain of the product to reduce hassle businesses face in paying VAT at different stages, officials said. The facility may be given for one and a half years upto June 2016, they said. Officials said that finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith had recently Read more

Savings tools investment tops Tk 10,500cr in Jul-Nov

December 26, 2014

The net investment in national saving certificates and bonds surpassed Tk 10,500 crore in just five months (July-November) of this financial year 2014-15 as clients continued to invest heavily in the NSCs due to low bank deposit rates and sluggish business climate.
According to the Directorate of National Savings data Read more

DSE TREC holders unhappy over charge hike after demutualisation

December 26, 2014

Likely to request BSEC to review the decision
Trading right entitlement certificate holders of the Dhaka Stock Exchange are likely to request the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission to review charge hike on them. DSE sources said the TREC holders were dejected by the increase of charges on them after the demutualisation of the bourse on November 21 last year. The issue of charge hike came into focus Read more

Embroidered quilts from Zainul’s collection on display

December 25, 2014

Embroidered quilts from Zainul’s collection on displayA collection of exquisitely embroidered quilts that belonged to shilpacharya Zainul Abedin are now on display at the Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi. The show, featuring 22 embroidered quilts and a collage of photographs of Zainul’s master pieces, has been organised by Bengal Foundation as part of its yearlong Zainul birth centenary programme. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and Zainul’s widow Jahanara Abedin Read more

World Cup preparations loom over Test series

December 25, 2014

Final preparations for the World Cup loom large over the upcoming Test series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, which starts at the Hagley Oval on Friday, with seven one-day games to follow the two matches in Christchurch and Wellington. Both sides will be fine tuning their World Cup selections, with final squads needed for Jan. 8, the day after the second Test ends, but Read more

Tamim to fly for Australia Friday

December 25, 2014

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal will fly to Australia on Friday to seek the opinion of Melbourne-based orthopaedic surgeon David Young for his recent knee injury, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday. BCB physician Debashis Chowdhury said that scan reports have identified a grade one meniscus tear on Tamim’s left knee and his treatment would be based on the Read more

Sakib to play for Melbourne Renegades

December 25, 2014

Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan has been signed by Melbourne Renegades for Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 league, the franchise and the player confirmed on Wednesday.
Sakib will provide cover for the departing Andre Russell, who will join the West Indies ODI squad in South Africa, for the second half of the league. ‘I kept you all Read more

Busan I’Park arrive today

December 25, 2014

Four-time Korean League champions Busan I’Park will be arriving Dhaka today to take part in a friendly match against the Bangladesh champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club on December 27. The Bangladesh Football Federation will arrange the match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium with the financial help from Korea Football Association while Busan I’Park will Read more

BFF lifts ban on Maruf

December 25, 2014

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Wednesday lifted the ban of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club coach Maruful Haque, four months after he was controversially suspended for an outburst against the officials. The BFF on August 24 had banned Maruf for one-year for criticising officials while working as the coach Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra during the last Bangladesh Premier League. Read more

Revenue falls Tk 1,438cr short of target in Jul-Nov

December 25, 2014

Revenue earnings by the National Board of Revenue fell short of target by Tk 1,438 crore in the first five months of the current financial year 2014-15 mainly because of failure in collection in value-added tax, officials said. Though the customs and income tax wings of the NBR achieved its respective revenue collection target in July-November period of the FY15, VAT wing lagged behind Read more

Foreign loan, grant release rises slightly, commitment plunges

December 25, 2014

Disbursement of foreign loans and grants increased slightly in the first five months of the current fiscal year of 2014-2015 while the commitments made by international lenders and development partners dropped significantly in the period, officials of the Economic Relations Division said.
They said that the disbursement increased by $15.46 million Read more

Restore investment-friendly climate for local, foreign investors

December 25, 2014

DCCI urges government
The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday urged the government to take measures to restore investment-friendly environment for domestic and foreign investors in the country. The newly-elected president of the DCCI, Hossain Khaled, along with its board members made the request at a media meet held at the trade body’s office in the capital. Khaled said, Read more

NBR asks BSEC to pay taxes

December 25, 2014

The National Board of Revenue has asked the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission to submit advance income tax for the year 2015-2016 as per the government’s budget measures for the current fiscal year. The government in the budget for the current fiscal year imposed 25 per cent tax on income of 29 autonomous authorities including two regulatory bodies — BSEC and Read more

Govt to issue Islamic bonds with three, six months tenure from Jan 1

December 25, 2014

Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday said the government for the first time would issue Islamic investment bonds with tenure of three and six months from January 1.
The BB issued a circular to managing directors and chief executive officers of all scheduled banks and non-bank financial institutions saying that only Shariah-based Read more

Stocks dip for second day as investors go slow

December 25, 2014

Dhaka stocks dipped for the second trading session on Wednesday, the last trading session of the week, with declined turnover as investors opted to go slow amid rise in political tension.
The key index of the bourse, DSEX, finished at 4,823.57 points, shedding 0.31 per cent or 15.06 points on the day. Major political party BNP’s preparation on Read more

Umpiring ‘gaffe’ mars relegation play-off

December 23, 2014

Kalabagan survive after Partex walk out
The controversy over the umpiring in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League resurfaced on Monday when Partex Sporting Club walked out of their relegation play-off match against Kalabagan Krira Chakra at the BKSP. Partex were demoted to the first division league as match referee Morshedul Alam awarded the game to Kalabagan KC as per rule of the playing condition. The match Read more

Tamim tears meniscus

December 23, 2014

Opener Tamim Iqbal is ruled out of the Dhaka Premier League after an MRI revealed that he tore his meniscus on the left knee, said an official of the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday.
Tamim’s reported pain in his knee recently prompted the BCB to conduct the MRI, which, chief BCB physician Debasish Chowdhury, said revealed a tear. Read more

BFF struggles with sixth Bangabandhu Cup team

December 23, 2014

The Bangladesh Football Federation is struggling to find the sixth team for the third edition of Bangabandhu Gold Cup, scheduled to be held from January 15-27.
At least three teams have turned down the invitation leaving the BFF in danger of hosting the tournament with just five teams. The BFF had initially planned to Read more

Kotan relishes retuning ‘second home’

December 23, 2014

Former Bangladesh and Muktijoddha Sangsad coach George Kotan arrived on Monday morning to take charge of Abahani Limited and said that he is delighted to be back to his ‘second home’.
Kotan, who guided Bangladesh to their maiden SAFF Championship title at home in 2003, also said apart from coaching Abahani he is also ready help the Read more

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