Archive for May, 2013

BAIRA’s authority to issue NOC for new licences curtailed

The government has curtailed the authority of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies for issuing the No Objection Certificate to its new members, conventionally required for taking new licenses or renewing the licenses, officials said. Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training has recently served a circular upon all recruiting agencies describing that no recruiting agency is required to take the […]

May 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

SCBs, specialised banks reluctant to promote online banking

The state-owned and the specialised banks are reluctant to promote online banking under the Bangladesh Bank’s green banking programme as they are not taking adequate initiatives in this regard, said the central bank officials. The officials said there was also a shortage of skilled manpower in the banks required to promote online banking. According to the latest BB data, only […]

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Women entrepreneurs want VAT exemption for first 3yrs

Women entrepreneurs on Tuesday demanded the National Board of Revenue exempt women entrepreneurs from paying value-added taxes for at least three years after initiating their businesses to encourage and promote them. At a pre-budget meeting with the NBR, women business leaders also demanded tax-free income ceiling for women entrepreneurs be increased to Tk 5 lakh from the existing 2.25 lakh […]

May 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

BSRM holds AGM

The 11th annual general meeting of BSRM Steels was held at Chittagong Club on Tuesday. BSRM chairman Alihussain Akberali, managing director Aameir Alihussain, directors Zohair Taherali, Tehseen Zohair Taherali and Sabeen Aameir and independent director Mono Ranjan Dey were also present on the occasion. Alihussain revealed at the AGM that the company had earned Tk 865.33 million net profit in […]

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Dhaka stocks fall for 9th day

The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange ended down for the ninth trading session on Tuesday despite effort from some state-owned organisations to keep the market afloat, market operators said. The DSEX on the day declined by 0.17 per cent, or 5.91 points, to finish at 3,438.89 points. The key index of the bourse lost 133.79 points in the […]

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India, Saudi Arabia set up joint group to resolve labour issues

India and Saudi Arabia have agreed to set up a joint working group to address ‘all immediate problems’ facing the Indian community, including issues related to overstaying Indian workers and the Kingdom’s new labour policy, reports Press Trust of India. The decision to form the joint working group was taken during the meeting held between the Indian delegation, led by […]

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Pacers prove a point in Harare

Bangladeshi pace bowlers can deliver similar performances in the future as they did in the just-concluded two-Test series against Zimbabwe provided they are managed in an organised approach, said Australian trainer Stuart Karppinen on Tuesday. Robiul Islam brought a breath of fresh air in the Tigers’ dressing room after spearheading the bowling attack in two successive Test matches, an unusual […]

May 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Pakistan drops Afridi from Champions Trophy squad

Pakistan on Monday axed Shahid Afridi from their 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy following the allrounder’s below-par performances in South Africa and a domestic competition. The 33-year-old, who still holds the world record of fastest one-day century—off 37 balls made against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996 — has not taken a single wicket in his last six one-day […]

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Zimbabwe fined for slow over rate

The Zimbabwe cricket team were fined due to maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test match against Bangladesh as they were three overs short of its target at the end of the match in Harare, said an International Cricket Council press-release on Tuesday. ICC’s elite panel match referee Chris Broad imposed the fine on the home team at the […]

May 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Russell on the brink of title

Sheikh Russell KC can seal the title race of the Bangladesh Premier League today when they take on former champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in a crucial encounter at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. A mere draw for Russell in the brotherly affair will see Russell claim their maiden BPL title while a win for Jamal will throw the title race […]

May 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Ahad’s honest admission

State minister for youth and sports Ahad Ali Sarker on Monday admitted international and local media coverage for cricket prompted him to hand out more rewards to cricketers than other sportsmen. Sarker often appeared extremely generous while announcing cash awards for the cricketers as soon as they struck a century or a double century. Sometimes his announcements are declared before […]

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Arambagh register narrow win

Arambagh Krira Sangha eked out a narrow win of 1-0 over Brothers Union in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. Midfielder Khokon Das bagged the all-important goal for Arambagh in the 48th minute when Nigerian forward Kester Akon delivered a swirling cross from the left wing as Khokon delivered a strong 20-yard right footer which […]

May 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Pledge Harbor visits Malaysia

Students of Pledge Harbor School and Sports Academy played some friendly matches against Global Indian International School in Kualalampur in April this year. Syed Ashraful Haq, the chief executive officer of Asian Cricket Council, Aminul Islam Bulbul, development officer of the Asian Cricket Council in Malaysia and Chairman of PHSA Saidul Alam Tito facilitated the matches by their presence. It […]

May 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Savar tragedy overshadows Int’l Dance Day

This year’s International Dance Day celebrations programme was short and not much coulourful like the previous years. The Savar tragedy that took life of about 400 apparel workers and injured thousands affected the charm of this year’s programme and the organisers modified the schedule. Perhaps this is for the first time that dance organisations observed the dance day without any […]

May 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Song dedicating Shahina recorded

Sumon Kalyan has composed and recorded a song dedicating the tragic death of the apparel worker Shahina Aktar, the very evening when the rescuers on Monday brought out the body of the poor girl from the ruins of Rana Plaza at Savar, several hours after the rescuers started to save her alive. Rabiul Islam Jibon’s lyric reads ‘Bonre toke bhulte […]

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People’s songs presented for treatment of Savar victims

People’s songs composed by the young musicians were presented at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium of Central Public Library on Monday to help the victims of the Savar tragedy. These inspirational songs, presented by three young singers, uphold the struggles of the marginalised people and suggest them to be conscious of their rights. The proceeding of the sale of the tickets […]

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Bollywood’s iconic films mark their silver jubilee this year

This year marks the 100 years of Indian cinema and it’s going to be a double whammy for some stars, as their big releases complete 25 years at the same time, reports Hindustan Times. The year 1988 was a treat for cinema lovers with big-ticket movies such as Anil Kapoor’s Tezaab, Rekha’s Khoon Bhari Maang (KBM), Amitabh Bachchan’s Shahenshah and […]

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Nandimukh Theatre fest In Ctg: Amina Sundari to be staged today

Dhaka based troupe Theatre Art Unit will stage Amina Sundari today at the Chittagong Shilpakala Academy as part of the ongoing Nandimukh Theatre Festival organised by the troupe marking its 22nd founding anniversary. Written by SM Solaiman and directed by Rokeya Rafique Baby, Amina Shundari has been adopted from the 300 year old folklore of Nasar Malum and Bhelua Shundari. […]

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