Archive for June, 2013

Korea World Travel Fair: Bangladesh pavilion draw huge crowd

Bangladesh pavilion in the four-day Korea World Travel Fair, which began on Thursday in South Korean capital Seoul, drew huge crowd of visitors on its second day on Friday. An increased assembly of tour operators from across the world was seen inquisitive at the pavilion to know about Bangladesh’s tourism and hospitality industry. Forty-nine countries are displaying their respective natural […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Indian economy grows at slowest rate in a decade

India’s economy grew by 5.0 per cent in 2012/2013, its slowest annual rate in a decade, data showed Friday in another blow to the corruption-hit government ahead of national elections due by next year. Low business confidence, slumping investment, high inflation and weak export demand from Western countries are blamed for the poor performance of the once-booming South Asian economy. […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Shock, disbelief as new scandal emerges

The country’s cricket lovers woke up in disbelief on Friday after media reports suggested the poison of match-fixing had been injected into the veins of the national players by some stalwarts of the past way back in 2004. It was reported that embattled Mohammad Ashraful had confessed to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit that he was introduced to match-fixers […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Mahmud demands rapid investigation

Former national skipper Khaled Mahumd wants immediate investigation into the allegation made against him by Mohammad Ashraful that he had introduced the batsman to bookies in 2004. The cricket arena was rocked after the scandal was leaked to the media that Ashraful had admitted to the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the ICC to fixing matches in the Bangladesh Premier […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

BOA allocates Tk 90 lakh for Indoor, Youth Games

The Bangladesh Olympic Association has earmarked Tk 90 lakh for the upcoming Asian Indoor Martial Art Games and the Asian Youth Games although only a small amount of this sum will be utilised for training and preparation of the athletes. The Asian Indoor Martial Art Games will be taking place for the first time in Incheon, South Korea, from June […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

BCB boss urges patience

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan remained tight-lipped on the recent allegations of spot-fixing, preferring to keep his cards close to his chest before the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit concludes their investigation. While talking to reporters at his residence on Friday, Nazmul revealed that they will wait till ACSU disclose their findings after which they can undertake the proper action […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

MSC ’s Morrison moves to Abahani

Mohammedan Sporting Club’s Ghanaian forward Osei Morrison has confirmed that he will join arch-rivals Abahani Limited from for the next season. Morrison, one of the top performers the last Bangladesh Premier League, caught the attention of Abahani when he scored highest 11 goals and notched up the only hat-trick of the league. Abahani however was not ready to admit the […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

BHF body to discuss players’ demands

The premier hockey league committee of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation will meet today to undergo necessary steps for the forthcoming inter-club players’ transfer, which is scheduled to be held from July 2 to 4. The league committee will also discuss the demands which were placed by the national hockey players to the BHF. ‘The committee will finalise the league bylaws […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Balotelli backed over ‘drug deal’ claim

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has defended Mario Balotelli after the striker’s name was brought up by a witness at a Camorra mafia trial, reports Soccernet. A witness at the drugs trial claimed former Manchester City striker Balotelli, now at AC Milan, had witnessed drug deals being done in the Scampia area of Naples and had said he wanted to be […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Six Artists’ inner cry for peace

Peace is perhaps what this country and its people need the most at the moment. Everywhere and in all spheres of our lives, there is excessive chaos. A group of six conscientious artists have expressed their inner demand for peace through their artworks currently on display. Their group exhibition titled Peace is being held at Gallery Cosmos 2 at DOHS, […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Santacruzan festival of Philippines celebrated in Dhaka

Vibrant traditional Filipino festival Santa Cruz De Mayo, also popularly known as Santacruzan festival was held at the Baridhara Park in the capital on Friday. Cruz De Mayo, which is considered to be the Queen of Filipino Festivals, is a fiesta to celebrate May, the most beautiful month in Philippines. The festival was first introduced by the Spaniards hundreds of […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Jim Carrey to publish children’s book

Actor and comedian Jim Carrey will publish a children’s book, “How Roland Rolls,” in September, his publisher said on Thursday. Sabrina McCarthy, the president of Perseus Distribution Client Services, described Carrey, known for his zany characters and comedy routines, as the perfect person to write a children’s book. ‘He is such a vibrant, dynamic actor who brings amazingly vivid characters […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

LRB to perform in Korea

Popular music band Little River Band or commonly known as LRB will be performing in Seoul, Korea for the first time tomorrow. The band will leave Dhaka for Seoul today to perform at the concert organised by a local organisssssssation of expatriate Bangladeshis. Regarding the visit, Ayub Bachchu, the chief and vocal of the band, informed that LRB has performed […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Mithun Chakraborty’s film censored over Kat-Bips song

His son’s comeback film faces Censor Board ire over lyrics that mention Bips, Bebo, PeeCee, Kat… Shakira and Madonna as well. Now, an NOC is required from all of them, reports Times of India. Five years after he made a disastrous debut, Mahaakshay or Mimoh as you remember him, is riding on yet another controversy for his second jab at […]

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Dur Ghotona staged by BUET Drama Society

The Bangla word durghotona (accident) becomes a good pun with the phrase ‘dur ghotona’ (distant incident). This pun has come to signify the truth of people in our self-centered society who treat an accident as a distant incident and insignificant in their lives as long as they do not get directly affected. This phenomenon has been highlighted in the play […]

June 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

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