Archive for February, 2014

MTB gets new chairman, vice-president

Rashed Ahmed Chowdhury has recently been elected chairman and MA Rouf vice-president of Mutual Trust Bank. Rashed Ahmed is a director of Associated Builders Corporation and Rouf a sponsor director of MTB, said a news release. Also the chairman of Banga Garments, Rashed Ahmed had his higher national diploma in business studies from West London College, UK and a post […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

Brave Afghans make a point

Newcomers Afghanistan gave a scare to reigning champions Pakistan before Umar Akmal performed a rescue act with an unbeaten century to help his side register a 72-run win at the Fatullah Stadium on Thursday. Akmal’s unbeaten 89-ball 102 helped Pakistan post 248-8 before their bowlers combined to dismiss Afghanistan for 176 in 47.2 overs and earn the holders their first […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

India, SL look to sustain tempo

India and Sri Lanka will look to steal a march ahead of each other as the two sides clash in their second Asia Cup game at Fatullah today. Both the Asian powerhouses registered a win in their opening games as five-time victors India overcame Bangladesh by six wickets on Wednesday while four-time winners Sri Lanka pipped Pakistan by 12 runs […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Siddik second in Delhi

Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman is in a three-way tie for second at the SAIL-SBI Open in New Delhi after firing his second consecutive five-under 67 in the second round on Thursday. Siddikur made birdies on 1, 4, 7, 8, 14 and 18 on Thursday and bogeyed the 16th hole for the second straight round in his return to the Delhi […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Junior Tigers win WC Plate

The Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team beat the New Zealand U-19s by seven wickets in Abu Dhabi on Thursday to win the Plate Championship at the ICC Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time. The result meant that the Junior Tigers finished the competition in ninth place, with the top eight teams competing in the Super League bracket. Bangladesh were bowled […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Mushfiq yet to be cleared to play

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has yet to be cleared for action after sustaining a right shoulder injury during the hosts’ Asia Cup match against India at Fatullah on Wednesday, a Bangladesh Cricket Board official said on Thursday. Mushfiq picked up the injury while diving to prevent a boundary at long-off in the 44th over of India’s innings and was immediately […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

BFF defers Jamal-Russell game

The Bangladesh Football Federation decided to postpone today’s Bangladesh Premier League match between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra, said an official on Thursday. The decision was taken after the Dhaka District Commissioner’s Office asked for some preparation time ahead of the opening ceremony of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup and Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Gold Cup football […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Majid strikes second successive ton

Abdul Majid’s 142 for Dhaka against Dhaka Metro was the highlight of the day as the fifth round of the 15th National Cricket League got underway on Thursday with four matches taking place at different venues. Dhaka v Dhaka Metro Asked to bat first in Bogra, Dhaka maintained a healthy run-rate throughout the opening day as they posted 375-9. Majid, […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Bangladesh women to play Pakistan, India

The Bangladesh women’s cricket team will take on Pakistan and India in back-to-back series next month as part of their preparation ahead of the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh. Bangladesh will first clash with Pakistan in two T20s followed by a two-match one-day international series from March 4-15. The Bangladesh women then meet India in a […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Five MSC players pardoned

Five accused Mohammedan Sporting Club footballers on Wednesday night submitted show-cause notices to the Bangladesh Football Federation and begged pardon for not being able to report to national coach Lodewijk de Kruif in time. The quintet were asked to serve show-cause notices after their failure to appear at a morning training session on Wednesday for their March 5 friendly against […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Azam Khan’s birth anniv today

The pioneering pop singer Azam Khan’s 64th anniversary of birth will be observed today. His family, peers and followers will perform in Online, TV and radio programmes organised to celebrate the day. Event management organisation ZEROdB Live and Prometheus band have jointly organsied an online discussion show on the life and works of Azam Khan. Noted band artiste Biplob, Azam […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Ataur Rahman to present paper at Rabindrabharati University

Thespian Ataur Rahman will present a paper at an international seminar at the Rabindrabharati University in India, which will continue for two days on March 04 and 05. Organised jointly by University Grants Commission and the Bangla department of Rabindrabharati University, Ataur Rahman has been invited to present his paper on Bangla Natok: Oitijya and Adhunikata (Theatre in Bangla: tradition […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Local, US fusion bands captivate audience

A teeming cheerful audience enjoyed the recently demised singer-activist Pete Seeger’s famous song Let It Shine covered jointly by the members of the visiting American band Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards and the local fusion band Joler Gaan on Wednesday at the Bangladesh National Museum auditorium. Pete Seeger’s optimistic song was revamped in the presentation as the American band’s […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Tagore’s Debotar Grash to be staged in Ctg

Theatre adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Debotar Grash will be staged in Chittagong at the Lecture Theatre of Theatre Institute Chittagong on Friday, says a press release. Four shows of the play will staged in the evening starting from 6:00pm on that evening. Adapted and directed by Ahmed Iqbal Haider, the play will be performed by the students who have […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

5-day theatre fest begins at JU

Jahangirnagar Theatre has organised a five-day theatre festival at the Selim Al Deen Mukta Mancha on Jahangirnagar University campus beginning from Wednesday. The festival began with a colourful procession that travelled the campus in the morning. The acting vice chancellor of the university professor MA Matin inaugurated the programme at the Selim Al Deen Mukta Mancha in the evening. After […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Model Dider aims to secure position in Ireland

Expatriate Diderul Alam has gained popularity as a model of a number of music videos made in Ireland. Dider has also performed in a local music video. One of such music videos Neel Akash, directed by a Bangladeshi expatriate named Jiku Banik, has created a buzz by winning the second best music video participating in The Dare Media Underground Short […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Amar Ekushey songs presented at Gono Bishwabidyalay

Evergreen songs on Amar Ekushey were presented by the students of Gono Bishwabidyalay at a programme on the university campus in Saver on Wednesday, observing International Mother Language Day, which fell on February 21. The students of the university presented Amar Bhaier Rakte Rangano, the signature song of Amar Ekushey. Besides, the students also presented some other Ekushey and patriotic […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Racism still hold back Hollywood’s black talent

When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the night was a watershed for black actors in Hollywood. Since then the debate about Hollywood diversity among the African American community has continued to ebb and flow, but one fact remains constant: nearly all black actors […]

February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

115 upazilas go to polls today

One hundred and fifteen upazilas in 52 districts go to polls today in the second phase of the staggered upazila council elections amid allegations of ‘harassment’ of BNP and Jamaat leaders who are in the race. The local government elections have taken centre stage in national politics after the success of BNP-led alliance leaders in the first phase of the […]

February 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

Attacks on religious minorities: Assign CID or RAB to probe 27 cases HC asks IGP

The High Court on Wednesday directed the inspector general of police to assign the Criminal Investigation Department or the Rapid Action Battalion to investigate cases relating to attacks on religious minority people, their houses and temples in 10 districts after the national elections. A bench of Justice Quazi-Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain also asked the police chief to […]

February 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Front Page

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