Curtain on Bangabandhu Cup raises today

January 29, 2015

The curtain on the much-anticipated Bangabandhu Gold Cup finally raises at the north-east city of Sylhet today with the hosts Bangladesh facing Malaysian Under-23 team in the opening match. To launch the tournament, the hosts Bangladesh Football Federation could not have chosen a better city than Sylhet, where fans showed their tremendous passion for the game in Read more

Bangladesh look for a flying start

January 29, 2015

Bangladesh national football team vowed to make a flying start against Malaysia Under-23 team in their first Group-A match of the 3rd Bangabandhu Gold Cup, which gets underway in Sylhet today. The match kicks off at 5.00pm and Channel 9 will telecast the match live from Sylhet. To boost up the players’ spirit, the Bangladesh Football Federation president, Kazi Salahuddin, Read more

BB to check money laundering thru export-import

January 27, 2015

Seeks trade bodies’ suggestions on making black list of foreign buyers
Bangladesh Bank has requested the country’s major trade bodies to give suggestions to prepare fit and black lists of foreign buyers so that the country can check money laundering by businessmen through export and import, said officials of the central bank.
The BB issued separate letters to Federation of Read more

BCB in a spin over wardrobe malfunction

January 27, 2015

Clothing maker Texweave has promised to send a new set of jerseys to the Bangladesh cricket team in Australia, in a day or two, after the Bangladesh Cricket Board returned their initial supply. The Tigers were left with no choice but to take two sets of defective jerseys when they took seat on the Australia-bound flight on Friday. Texweave was supposed to supply the team five Read more

Low-key opening for Cup

January 27, 2015

The curtain-raiser of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup is set for a low-key affair as the Bangladesh Football Federation has decided keep some attractions reserved for the closing ceremony. The much-awaited Cup kicks-off with the match between hosts Bangladesh and Malaysia Under-23 at the Sylhet District Stadium on January 29. The opening ceremony will start an hour Read more

Sayeed Ahmad’s death anniv observed

January 26, 2015

Sayeed Ahmad’s death anniv observedNoted playwright-music connoisseur Sayeed Ahmad was recalled with a two-day eventful programme marking his fifth death anniversary at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday and Sunday. Sayeed Ahmad, who died on January 21 in 2010, was a pioneer playwright of the absurd style in the country. His absurd plays like The Thing, Milepost and Survival earned him international recognition. Sayeed Ahmad Read more

Net investment in savings tools hits all-time high

January 26, 2015

Amount stands at Tk 13,135.49cr in Jul-Dec
The net investment in the national savings certificates and bonds hit a new record at Tk 13,135.49 crore in the first six months of the current financial year 2014-15 as clients invested heavily in the savings tools due to low rates of interest on deposit products of the scheduled banks.
Rising access liquidity amid sluggish business situation Read more

NBR sets up unit to prevent duty evasion

January 26, 2015

International Customs Day today
The National Board of Revenue has set up a central risk management unit to prevent duty evasion by traders through misdeclaration and other malpractices in international trades, NBR member (customs policy) Farid Uddin told reporters at a briefing on Sunday.
The unit consisting of seven officials will categorise the Read more

Ministry asks BTRC to sign performance agreement

January 26, 2015

The Post and Telecommunication Division on Sunday asked the telecom regulator to sign an annual performance agreement with it in a bid to ensure better monitoring over the telecom sector, said officials. The decision was finalised in a meeting on Sunday presided over by telecom ministry additional secretary Firoz Salahuddin, they said. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Read more

Junior Tigers clinch series

January 26, 2015

Bangladesh Under-19 team clinched the five-match youth one-day international series against Sri Lanka Under-19 team after winning the thrilling final match by 14 runs in Colombo on Sunday. It was the third successive win for the Junior Tigers that enabled them making a stunning comeback in the series after losing the first two matches. Prolific left-hander Read more

Kruif names Cup team

January 26, 2015

Defender Ariful excluded on disciplinary ground
National team coach Lodewijk de Kruif left out five players to confirm his 23-member final squad for the Bangabandhu Cup shortly after winning a warm-up match over Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 3-1 on Sunday. De Kruif, who joined the national team on Saturday, excluded two defenders Ariful Islam and Mohammad Linkon, midfielder Atikur Rahman Fahad, two forwards Read more

BTRC yet to start auditing telcos 2 years after floating tender

January 25, 2015

The country’s telecom regulator is yet to start auditing the mobile phone operators despite initiating the process two years back in 2013. According to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission officials, because of internal and external issues the audit process is being delayed. The BTRC had called international audit firms in January 2013 to crosscheck Read more

Leather sector needs value addition to tap global export market

January 25, 2015

Experts, entrepreneurs say at BoI seminar
Experts and entrepreneurs on Saturday said that the government and businesses should take immediate steps to enhance productivity and value addition in the leather sector to explore huge untapped international export market. Tanneries should also be environment-friendly and should fulfil other compliance issues to keep protected its global market particularly in European Union, Read more

ILO experts for introducing injury insurance

January 25, 2015

Introduction of an employment injury insurance programme in the readymade garment sector could establish a formal mechanism to give compensation to workers in the event of workplace accidents, experts of the International Labour Organisation said on Saturday.
ILO experts gave the opinion at a stakeholders’ workshop Read more

Won’t play if I am not fit-Tamim

January 25, 2015

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said on Saturday that he will only play in the World Cup if he can manage to be hundred per cent fit. Tamim is recovering from a knee-operation and now following a rehabilitation programme to attain full fitness ahead of the World Cup, scheduled to start in Australia and New Zealand from February 14. Tigers’ coach Chandika Hathurusinghe recently Read more

Tigers reject World Cup jersey

January 25, 2015

A hiccup marked the beginning of Bangladesh cricket team’s journey to Australia for the ICC World Cup as they were forced to reject the jersey that had been provided to them by the designated vendor. Tex wave, a local clothing company, was assigned to provide five sets of standard jerseys to the team before they head off for Brisbane. The Tigers were shocked to see the jerseys Read more

BCB wants PCB to payback

January 25, 2015

The Bangladesh Cricket Board wants Pakistan to payback for its unscheduled visit in 2008 after the Pakistan Cricket Board put some conditions for a planned visit in April this year.
It was that the PCB wanted fifty per cent share of the revenue generated in the series and a written commitment of Bangladesh Under-19 team’s tour to their Read more

Kruif takes charge of Cup team

January 25, 2015

Dutchman Lodewijk de Kruif took charge of the national football team on Saturday, hoping to do well in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup, starting on January 29.
Kruif arrived in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Kruif met his charges before watching them practically in Read more

Sunny proud of Priyanka

January 21, 2015

Sunny proud of PriyankaRagini MMS bombshell Sunny Leone finds former Miss World and current Bollywood queen Priyanka Chopra as most inspiring actor in Bollywood, reports India Today. Sunny revealed this at a cover launch of a magazine along with her husband Daniel Webber when she was asked to name her favourite actress in Hindi filmdom. She said: ‘Who do I think great actress? I always loved Vidya Balan and I think Kangana (Ranaut) Read more

Revenue collection falls short of target by Tk 2,004cr in H1

January 21, 2015

Taxmen cite slower economic activities for sluggish collection
Revenue collection fell short of target by Tk 2,004.13 crore in the first half of the current fiscal year mainly because of fall in domestic consumption, sluggish economic activities and political uncertainly prevailing in the country, officials told New Age on Tuesday.
They said that value-added tax collection which Read more

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