Archive for June, 2013

Demutualisation to add feather to market reconstruction

Ahasanul Islam, the newly-elected president of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, talks about various aspects of the Dhaka Stock Exchange in a recent interview with New Age. Interviewed by Ahmed Shawki New Age: What is the present condition of the capital market? Ahasanul Islam: The present condition of the market is good as it has started the recovery process after the […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Dhaka stocks finish week in red

Dhaka stocks declined last week amid volatile trading with a sharp fall in the turnover as the mutual funds went for selling shares to make profits ahead of the June closing. The benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, lost 1.54 per cent, or 64.76 points, to finish at 4,149.16 points. DGEN, the old key index of the […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

DELAY IN ACSU REPORT: BCB calendar left in disarray

The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s annual calendar was left in total disarray after the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the ICC failed to submit its report on the alleged corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League during the world ruling body’s annual conference in London. The BCB was waiting for the report to know the culprits involved in the scandal before declaring […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Belarus keen to help Bangladesh football

Ahead of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Belarus in the first week of July, the Belarus government has shown its interest in assisting Bangladesh in the field of sports, education and culture. Keeping that in mind, the Bangladesh government desired to know the opinion of the Bangladesh Football Federation on what kind of assistance they can seek from the […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Three school teams to take part in Partille Cup Handball

Three Bangladeshi schools will compete in the Partille Cup Handball 2013 to be held on 1-6 in Sweden. Three schools are Scholistica U-14 boys handball team, Scholistica U-14 girls handball team and Saint Gregory’s U-12 boy’s handball team. The participating schools will leave for Sweden on Monday.

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

the fading face

Sheikh Abul Hashem made his name as a badminton player when it was still a popular game in Bangladesh. Lack of international success prompted many to lose interest in the game. But Hashem, also a successful banker and architect, said he still plays the game out of passion as a member of the Officers’ Club. National award winner Hashem spoke […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Old DOHS beat Flame Boys in Premier Basketball

Old DOHS beat Flame Boys Club by57-45 points in the Citycell Premier Division Basketball League held on Saturday at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium in the city. The winners led the first half by 35-27 points. Akib and Asif were the highest scorers with 13 points each for Old DOHS while Uttam with 17 points and Habib with 11 points contributed […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Tagore creations on monsoon presented

The famous Tagore song Badolo dinero prothomo kodom phul has become a signature tune to glorify the distinctive features of the monsoon. Along with the song, artistes presented an array of songs and poems on monsoon from the rich collection of Rabindranath Tagore’s compositions in the rainy Friday evening at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Nargis […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

NAT’L ART BIENNALE: Gulshan wins award featuring Tazreen victims

Artist Gulshan Hossain has won Bengal Foundation Award in the ongoing 20th National Art Biennale organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy for her installation titled Eternal Journey of Burnt Female Workers of Garment Factory. The installation features the pathetic Tazreen factory tragedy in last November 24 in which more than one hundred women apparel workers died. Gulshan Hossain has symbolically created […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Children paint portraits of legendary artists

Children painted portraits of legendary artists Zainul Abedin, Quamrul Hassan, and SM Sultan and copied their famous artworks in a competition organised by the department of fine arts of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday at the plaza of National Art Gallery. About 60 participants in three age groups participated in the competition. Zainul Abedin and his works were the topics […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Bangladeshi Idol begins

Reality show Bangladeshi Idol began on SATV on Friday. The first episode featured the audition round of Dhaka division held at Physical Training College at Mohammadpur. The audition round of other divisional towns will also be aired in the upcoming episodes. Claiming the event different from the other reality shows in the country, band musician Ayud Bachchu said, ‘The viewers […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Cameron to star in Annie

Cameron Diaz is to play Miss Hannigan, the mean-spirited head of a New York orphanage, in the forthcoming remake of 1980s stage musical Annie, reports BBC online. Sandra Bullock was reportedly in talks to play the role, but film studio Sony confirmed Diaz’s casting on Wednesday. Diaz will join Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, who plays the title role, and Jamie […]

June 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Economists, business leaders on GSP suspension: US decision to affect image, not trade

Business leaders and economists on Friday sharply reacted to the US decision to suspend duty-free trade privileges for Bangladesh under the Generalised System of Preferences, terming it a political decision. They said that the US was using the GSP facilities as a leverage to implement its political agenda. The GSP covers only $34.7 million which is less than 1 per […]

June 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

More rainfall in next 2 days

Incessant rains on Friday battered public life amid prediction by the met office that the country may experience more rainfall in the next couple of days. Mohammad Sanual Haque, a weather forecaster, told New Age that due to active monsoon, light to moderate and heavy to very heavy rainfalls are likely to occur in most places in the next couple […]

June 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Shibir threatens hartal for Sunday

Islami Chhatra Shibir on Friday threatened to call a countrywide dawn-to-dusk general strike for Sunday if its president Delwar Hossain and other leaders and activists were not released by today. A statement signed by the Jamaat-e-Islami-backed student organisation acting press secretary Mizanur Rahman also called for countrywide demonstrations for today pressing for their demands. Their demands also include investigation into […]

June 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

It’s unfortunate, shocking: govt

Dhaka termed the US suspension of Generalised System of Preferences for Bangladesh an ‘unfortunate development’, saying that a section of people both in Bangladesh and in USA had long been campaigning to this effect. But US president Obama in a message to the Congress on Thursday said, ‘I have determined that it is appropriate to suspend Bangladesh’s designation as a […]

June 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

BNP blames govt for suspension of GSP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the government for the US suspension of Generalised System of Preferences programme for Bangladesh’s garment products. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said suspension of GSP facility for Bangladeshi apparel products by America is the latest failure of the government. Addressing a gathering, he said the government ‘did not take […]

June 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

CID yet to complete Tazreen fire probe

Seven months have passed since a deadly fire at Tazreen Fashions in Ashulia killed 112 people in November last year, but Criminal Investigation Department is yet to complete the investigation into a criminal case filed after the blaze. Investigators have so far arrested the factory owner among 12 people in the case. ‘Our investigation is yet to be completed…We cannot […]

June 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Anup Chetia sent to Kashimpur jail

Rajshahi central jail authority on Thursday night shifted United Liberation Front of Assam leader Anup Chetia to Kashimpur central jail. Rajshahi senior jail superintendent Ismail Hossain on Friday told New Age that Anup Chetia was now in the high security jail 4 at Kashimpur. Anup Chetia’s appeal for repatriation to India has been kept pending with the ministry of home […]

June 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Gazipur city polls: Senior AL, BNP leaders join electioneering

Several top leaders of the country’s two rival political camps campaigned in favour of their respective mayoral candidates in the Gazipur civic polls all day on Friday braving rough weather. Though the electoral law defines city corporation polls as non-partisan elections, a dozen of top leaders from both ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, dividing into several groups, […]

June 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

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