BKB, RAKUB asked to stop anomalies in rejecting farm loan applications

January 21, 2015

Bangladesh Bank has asked Bangladesh Krishi Bank and Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank to be credible in rejecting farm loan application forms. The central bank has issued show-cause notices to the banks to explain why they did not preserve the rejected application forms.
The BB on Monday issued the show-cause notices Read more

Global economic recovery remains fragile: ICC-B

January 21, 2015

International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh on Tuesday said that the global economic recovery had remained very fragile in the recent years and much weaker than that of recoveries that took place in the wake of previous economic crises. In the editorial of current ICC-B News Bulletin released on the day, it said the global economy was heading into 2015 with Read more

Accord to inspect 200 more factories

January 21, 2015

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, the platform of European retailers, is going to assess fire and electrical safety and structural integrity of 200 more factories.
The Accord will hire engineering firms to inspect the additional factories that have been included on the list after completing the initial inspections Read more

Playing it like in Down Under

January 21, 2015

The Australian wickets, condition and big venues kept the Bangladesh cricket team occupied as they are preparing for next month’s ICC World Cup, scheduled in Down Under.
It prompted the Tigers to change their usual training method and adopt something akin to the condition to give them a chance to do well in the gala event. Read more

4 Biman cricketers hurt as blockaders attack bus

January 21, 2015

Four cricketers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines were injured when blockaders threw brickbats on their rented bus while returning to Dhaka after a Second Division Cricket League match at the BKSP on Tuesday. Assistant coach Hasanuzzaman said they came under attack at Hemayetpur area under Savar as blockaders pelted brickbats on the running bus. Wicketkeeper Jewel suffered Read more

Jr Tigers fall 4 runs short

January 21, 2015

Junior Tigers are having a tough time in Sri Lanka as their loss by 4 runs in the second youth one-day international gave the Sri Lanka U-19s a comfortable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Batting first at Colombo Colts grounds, Sri Lanka posted 179-9 in 50 overs before Bangladesh were dismissed for 175 in 47.1 overs. The third youth ODI will be held on January 22. Read more

Feni Soccer complete registration

January 21, 2015

Feni Soccer Club completed their inter-club player’ transfer registration formalities on Tuesday for the upcoming season. The club avoided the relegation last season by finishing just above relegated Uttar Baridhara. They recruited 11 players from different clubs for this season and also retained the services of the 15 players The club said they are also trying to sign four Read more

Salahuddin summons Cup team after Abahani loss

January 21, 2015

Bangladesh Football Federation president Kazi Salahuddin on Tuesday blasted the national football team after their 0-2 loss to Abahani in a warm-up match ahead of the Banganadhu Cup football at the BKSP. Salahuddin summoned the football team to the BFF headquarters in Dhaka in the morning to vent his frustration. They players had to skip their scheduled training to Read more

Momtazuddin Ahmed felicitated on 80th birthday

January 20, 2015

Momtazuddin Ahmed felicitated on 80th birthdayPeers and followers celebrated 80th birth anniversary of noted playwright-actor professor Momtazuddin Ahmed on Sunday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. They greeted the Ekushey Padak winning playwright with flowers and recalled their memories with the seasoned dramatist. A cultural show that presented songs was also arranged by Momtazuddin Ahmed 80th Janmobarshiki Udzapan Parishad. Read more

Mahmudullah eyes quarter-finals

January 20, 2015

Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah has set his sights on a quarter-final place in the World Cup as Bangladesh nearing to end of their preparation at home.
‘We are aiming to play with a goal of reaching quarter-finals,’ Mahmudullah told reporters at Mirpur on Monday. ‘It can be possible if we are consistent throughout Read more

Sakib’s Big Bash ends in defeat

January 20, 2015

Sakib Al Hasan’s journey in Australia’s Big Bash season four ended with a defeat as his Melbourne Renegades lost to Adelaide Strikers by 22 runs in their final league match at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne on Sunday. The Renegades’ last hope to reach the semi-finals ended in smoke by this very defeat in this ‘do or die’ match. Sakib gave a useful hand to his side by bowling Read more

Taijul gives injury scare

January 20, 2015

Bangladesh national cricket team in the preparation for the World Cup survived a scare as left-arm spinner Taijul Islam hurt his wrist during a training session in Mirpur on Monday. Taijul was taken to a nearby hospital for X-ray, which however did not reveal any fracture.
‘It was nothing serious,’ team manager Khaled Mahmud told New Age. Read more

Cup team lose to Abahani

January 20, 2015

Bangladesh national football team suffered a shocking 0-2 defeat against Abahani Limited in their first warm-up match ahead of Bangabandhu Gold Cup at the BKSP on Monday.
Abahani’s Hungarian forward Szabolcs Csorba scored both the goals in the second half from the counter attack. National team interim coach Saiful Bari Titu Read more

Malaysia to send U-23 team too

January 20, 2015

The Bangladesh Football Federation suffered a big blow when Malaysia decided to send their Under-23 team for the upcoming Bangabandhu Gold Cup, scheduled to start on January 29. Earlier, Bahrain and Singapore decided to send their Under-23 teams instead of the national team. The Football Association of Malaysia conveyed the message to the Bangladesh Football Federation Read more

B’desh given direct entry to 2018 WC qualifiers

January 20, 2015

The Asian Football Confederation on Monday confirmed that Bangladesh will directly play in the preliminary round of the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup.
AFC confirmed the news to the Bangladesh Football Federation through e-mail on Monday. Top 34 teams of the continent were given a direct entry to group stage Read more

Jamaican Priestley attends Russell trial

January 20, 2015

Jamaican international winger Akeem Priestley attended a trial on Monday to play for the Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra in the upcoming season.
The 28-year-old Priestley, who arrived on Sunday, had a light training session at the BKSP on the first day of his trial.
Priestley, who played club football in Russia, Azerbaijan, Read more

Review body for multiple VAT rate instead of 15pc

January 20, 2015

VAT-free turnover limit proposed to Tk 36 lakh
The VAT act review committee formed by the National Board of Revenue has recommended that the government should introduce a multiple value-added tax rate instead of the 15 per cent single rate for all sectors incorporated in the new law, officials told New Age on Monday.
In its recommendations, the committee consisting of Read more

Bangladesh Bank now decides to impose charge at Tk 15

January 20, 2015

Inter-Bank ATM Transaction
Bangladesh Bank now decides to impose charge at Tk 15
Bangladesh Bank backtracked from its earlier decision of imposing a fee at Tk 20 on each inter-bank ATM transaction from currently charged Tk 10 amid criticism from different quarters, said officials of the central bank. The central bank has now decided to impose the fee at Tk 15 on per automated teller machine transaction under National Payment Switch Bangladesh project, Read more

Banks asked not to outsource core operations

January 20, 2015

Bangladesh Bank on Monday asked scheduled banks not to outsource its core and risk management-related functions and core banking operations from outsourcing service providing organisations. The BB issued a circular and guidelines to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks on outsourcing arrangements asking them to conduct their outsourcing Read more

ICB gets Tk 300cr in 2nd tranche from BB

January 20, 2015

Stocks Refinance Scheme
ICB gets Tk 300cr in 2nd tranche from BB
The Investment Corporation of Bangladesh on Monday received Tk 300 crore, the second tranche of the Tk 900-crore government refinance scheme for the small-scale investors affected by the 2010-11 stock market crash, from Bangladesh Bank after six months of making demand.
The supervision committee of the refinance fund Read more

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