Archive for September, 2013

Most banks’ share prices below NAV

Share prices of the majority of listed banks have declined to below their net asset value per share because of the banks’ poor earnings last year and prospect of low return on investment in the scrips, experts said. They said banks were performing poorly as the financial entities reported low earnings in their half-yearly statements also. Out of the 30 […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

GP launches 3G network at Bashundhara

Country’s leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone on Sunday launched its 3G network in Bashundhara area of the city. Post and Telecommunication minister Shahara Khatun launched the 3G service at a ceremony at GP headquarters at Bashundhara. Shahara later attended a video call of GP’s chief technology officer Tanveer Mohammad using the 3G network. The company will extend the service to […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

7 independent directors of bourse interim board to continue for 3yrs

Seven independent directors to be appointed in the interim boards of the demutualised bourses in November will hold their posts for the next three years, a BSEC official said. He said four member-brokers in the interim boards would retire in February next year after holding elections for the four directorship posts before the bourses’ annual general meetings. ‘As per the […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

NBR likely to extend returns submission time to Oct 31

The National Board of Revenue is likely to extend the deadline for submission of income tax returns by individual taxpayers by one month to October 31, NBR officials said. The current deadline expires today. ‘The revenue board is thinking to give more time mainly because of poor response from taxpayers till Sunday,’ a tax official told New Age. He said […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Stocks fall below 4,000pt mark

Dhaka stocks declined on Sunday, the first trading session of the week, as the benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange DSEX fell below the 4,000-point mark after one-and-a-half months due to investors’ inactivity on the trading floor. The DSEX lost 1.11 per cent, or 44.58 points, to finish at 3,968.79 points, the lowest since 3983.46 points recorded on […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Tesco coerced Liberty into shutting down factory

The owner of Savar-based Liberty Fashion Wears on Sunday alleged that British retailer Tesco had coerced them into shutting down the factory. He made the allegation at a press conference at the National Press Club in the city. Liberty also demanded Tk 300 crore as damages from the UK retailer due to the forced closure. ‘Our whole business, including investments […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Energypac holds book building road show

The book building road show of Energypac Power Generation was held at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the city on Sunday as the company is going for initial public offering under book building method, said a press release. Book building is a process through which an issuer attempts to determine the price to offer its security based on demand from institutional […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Nazmul awaits NSC carrot

Nazmul Hasan’s desire to become the first elected president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board hinges on the will of the National Sports Council after he decided against participating in the October 10 election for a directorship. Nazmul, the incumbent BCB president, has long expressed his desire to retain the post and has thrown his weight behind the ad hoc committee […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Saber demands postponement of BCB election

Former BCB president Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Sunday demanded that the Bangladesh Cricket Board election schedule should either be cancelled or postponed unless a written copy of the Supreme Curt directive is obtained. Saber placed his demand to the election commission in the afternoon and sought a written explanation over some of his queries that he said is crucial for […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Mehedy remains U-19 captain for WI tour

The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the Under-19 squad for next month’s tour of the West Indies on Sunday, with Mehedy Hasan retaining the captaincy despite the team’s poor tour of England in August. The tri-nation series in England, which was won by Pakistan U-19, saw Bangladesh win just one match in Mehedy’s first competition as the U-19 captain, but selectors […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

BKSP dominate age-group swimming

The 29th Bashundhara National Age-Group Swimming Competition came to an end at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Mirpur on Sunday, with BKSP maintaining their utter dominance in the sport. BKSP won 58 gold, 44 silver and 29 bronze medals from 100 events during the three-day competition. Bangladesh Ansar grabbed 15 gold, 19 silver and 15 bronze medals […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

BJMC clinch women’s handball title

Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) clinched title of the Invitational National Women’s Handball Tournament crushing Rangamati district by 27-4 goals in the final held Sunday at the Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Handball Stadium. The winners led the first half by 20-3 goals. In the day’s final, Shirina of BJMC scored seven goals while Rojina supported her with five goals. Shilpy […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Parag defeats Zia in National ‘A’ Chess

FM Mehedi Hasan Parag of Access Group defeated GM Ziaur Rahman of Mohammedan in the eighth round of the 39th National ‘A’ Chess Championship-2013 on Sunday at the Bangladesh Olympic Association. After this defeat, Zia lost his lead in the points table to GM Abdullah Al-Rakib of Duronto Rajshahi. Rakib has 6.5 points while Zia is joint-second with 6 points […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Kaler Kantho win media cricket

Dainik Kaler Kantho emerged unbeaten champions when they registered an exciting three-wicket win over Channel 9 in the final of the Pran-Frooto BSJA Media Cup Cricket held at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium on Sunday. Channel 9 were asked to bat first and were restricted to a paltry 63 runs total for the loss of five wickets in their allotted […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Sports

Udhao: reality haunts

Director Amit Ashraf’s debutant film Udhao has been screened in a number of prestigious international film festivals like Logan Film Festival, Canada International Film Festival, Goteborg International Film Festival and Portugal Underground Film Festival. The film has brought home seven international awards and grants. A press show, also the first screening of the film in Bangladesh, of Udhao was screened […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Nrityanchal plans dance preservation programmes

Popular dance organisation Nrityanchal has taken up a project to preserve the folk dance forms of the country. In this connection a weeklong-day folk dance workshop on traditional raibeshi dance, conducted by Dr Tarun Prodhan, began on Sunday at the Shilpakla Academy. In a seminar held on Saturday the troupe members presented details of the project at the Seminar Hall […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Rabirashmi celebrates founding anniversary

Rabirashmi, the dedicated organisation in practicing Tagore’s songs, celebrated its 15th founding anniversary at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium of the Central Public Library on Saturday. The programme titled Biswaye Tai Jagey Amar Gaan began with the presentation of the national anthem. Subsequently, the leaders of the troupe, namely Mahadev Ghosh, Anup Bhattacharya and Mokhles Alam, delivered speeches. The programme began […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Mohakal Theatre Fest ends today

The thirteen-day theatre festival, arranged by theatre troupe Mohakal Natya Sampraday, will end today. Two local troupes and an Indian troupe will stage plays at three different venues. Theatre troupe Dhaka Theatre will stage Dhaboman at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Udichi will stage Half Akhrai at the Experimental Theatre Hall of BSA; the Indian troupe […]

September 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Timeout

Drop Rampal project by Oct 11

The Dhaka- Sundarban long march ended on Saturday giving the government until October 11 to drop the Rampal thermal power plant project or face a ‘strong movement’. On the last day of the five day march, activists held a rally at Digraj in Bagherhat and adopted the ‘Sundarban declaration’. The marchers started their return journey to Dhaka on Saturday night. […]

September 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

Youth rally online against Rampal project

Many young people rallying against the government move to set up the Rampal thermal power plant near Sundarban are carrying out campaigns on social networking and video-sharing sites demanding an early cancellation of the project. They are holding signature campaigns and requesting petitions against at project to save Sundarban as ‘it has always protected the country from natural calamities.’ The […]

September 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Front Page

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