Archive for October, 2013

$10m WB grant for irrigation with solar power

The government on Monday signed an agreement with the World Bank for $10 million grant to introduce solar irrigation pumps for farmers. Arastoo Khan, additional secretary, Economic Relations Division and Christine Kimes, acting head, World Bank in Bangladesh signed the deal on behalf of their respective sides. This grant will support the solar irrigation project under which over 1,300 solar […]

October 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Business

Singer brings Grundig LED TVs to Bangladesh

Singer Bangladesh recently launched smart/LED TVs from the European home appliances makers Grundig in Bangladesh. ‘Built on German technology, the Grundig LED TVs are available at a very competitive price,’ said a press release. Initially 32, 40 and 46 inches Grundig LED TVs will be available while the Full HD LED TVs come with LED backlight technology. The 46 and […]

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NZ arrive today without skipper McCullum

Most of the New Zealand Test squad, featuring plenty of young blood due to injuries sustained by senior players, will arrive in Dhaka today for their forthcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh. Skipper Brendon McCullum, Neil Wagner and Hamish Rutherford will be arriving on Wednesday due to their participation in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 tournament. The series will start […]

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Tamim and Sean shine in BU win

The fifth round of the Dhaka Premier League saw convincing wins for Brothers Union and Kalabagan Krira Chakra at different venues on Monday while the heavyweight clash between Abahani Limited and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club was rained off. Brothers cantered to a nine-wicket win over Kalabagan Cricket Academy at Fatullah inspired by brilliant displays from Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams and […]

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BCB election: All objections rejected

The Bangladesh Cricket Board election commission announced the final list of councillors on Monday, as none of the objections raised against the councillorships were accepted. There were as many as 16 objection letters served by the District and Divisional Association and several clubs regarding the nominations of councillors from their own organisations. ‘We had gone through every case and found […]

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ICC team due again for fresh venue inspection

A high-profile delegation from the ICC World Twenty20 tournament committee arrived in Dhaka on Monday to inspect the development of the Sylhet and Fatullah venues, according to Bangladesh Cricket Board officials. The delegates, including general manager Campbell Jamieson, World Twenty20 event director Chris Tetley and event manager Dhiraj Malhotra, will assess the progress made on the two venues, which are […]

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Sraboni wins second Solidarity medal

Taekwondo player Sraboni Biswas won Bangladesh’s second medal at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Indonesia on Monday, picking up the bronze medal in the Under-73kg category. Having beaten Brunei’s Nurulain Jaafar 5-2 in the quarter-finals, Sraboni lost to Indonesia’s Jehabut Selviana 17-3 in the semi-finals to confirm her bronze-medal finish. Sraboni won the gold medal at the 2011 Mount Everest […]

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Summer Open Badminton

The men’s singles, women’s singles and women’s doubles matches of the Roxy Paints Summer Open Badminton Tournament were decided on Monday at the Saheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in the city. Results of Men’s Singles: Enam (Maha) beat Safi Mahmud (Knit Concern) by 21-16, 21-16 points; Khaled (BI Sylhet) defeated Munna (Knit Concern) 21-15, 21-13; Enayet (Knit Concern) beat Shuvo […]

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Rakib maintains lead in Nat’l ‘A’ Chess

GM Abdullah Al-Rakib of Duronto Rajshahi maintained his lead at the top of the standings after the end of the 9th round games in the 39th National ‘A’ Chess Championship 2013 at the Bangladesh Olympic Association on Monday. Rakib defeated Mohammad Hafizul Islam Chapal of Dhaka City in 41 moves and has 7.5 points. IM Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Bangladesh […]

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SD Burman’s birth anniv today

Today is the 107th anniversary of birth of the legendary singer and composer Sachin Dev Burman (October 1, 1906 to October 31, 1975). Born in Comilla to Rajkumari Nirmala Devi, princess of Manipur and Nabadwipchandra Dev Burman, son of Maharaja Ishanachandra Manikya Dev Burman, Raja of Tripura; SD Burman started working as a radio singer on the then Calcutta Radio […]

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Channel-i celebrates 15th anniv today

Channel-i has organised a three-day programme to celebrate its 15th founding anniversary today. The special programmes that began on Monday include musical shows, special episodes of the popular scheduled shows, Bangla feature films, Bangla dubbed Hollywood film, special play and film, and many other programmes. The celebrations began with a musical serial titled Gaaney Gaaney Sokal Suru on Monday at […]

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Goutam holds solo show after 16 years

After sixteen long years Artist Goutam Chakraborty makes a comeback since he displayed his last show in Dhaka in 1997. His ongoing solo titled I am at the Galleri Kaya in Uttara, owned by the artist himself, features 67 artworks including 27 oil paintings, 6 charcoal works, 15 watercolour works, 10 drawings and 10 serigraph prints. In his earlier four […]

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A review of world theatre fest

In celebration of its 30th founding anniversary, theatre troupe Mohakal Natya Sampraday organised a 13-day theatre festival that began on September 18 and ended on Monday simultaneously at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Chhayanaut Auditorium. In total, the festival had performances by 36 theatre troupes from Bangladesh and India. Beside 30 local theatre troupes, six troupes from different states of India […]

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Cate Blanchett tipped for Oscar glory

Cate Blanchett has emerged as an early frontrunner for this year’s best actress Oscar, following rave reviews for her performance in Blue Jasmin, reports BBC online. The Woody Allen film recalls Tennessee Williams’ classic play A Streetcar Named Desire, with Blanchett playing fallen New York socialite, Jasmine. Telegraph critic Tim Robey called her ‘fascinating’ turn ‘a very likely fast-track to […]

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CHERAGI 1 HOUR IN CHITTAGONG: Musicians express solidarity with Rampal long march

The 35th presentation of the musical platform Cheragi 1 Hour was dedicated to the participants of the Rampal Long March aimed at saving Sundarban, the natural heart of Bangladesh. The programme commenced with the anchor Mahmudul Alam Soikot describing the importance of Sundarban and the bad impacts of coal-fired power station within outskirts of Sundarban. The members of the musical […]

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