Archive for February, 2014

Frontline emerging economies undermined by politics

The crisis hitting emerging economies is inflicting the most damage in countries already under severe political pressure at home. With many emerging currencies falling heavily, central banks are raising interest rates in defence but putting much-needed growth at risk. This spectre of sharp economic downturn piles even more pressure on embattled leaders such as Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Business

Tigers look to regroup

The Bangladesh cricket team harkened back on Friday to the days when they would participate in a practice session on the scheduled last day of a Test match, having already lost the match within four days. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Imrul Kayes, Abdur Razzak and Shamsur Rahman took part in a voluntary training session […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Muktis held by Brothers

Muktijoddha Sangsad failed to continue their winning run in the Bangladesh Premier Football League as they managed a 1-1 draw against Brothers Union at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. Muktijoddha thrashed Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra and Chittagong Abahani in their last two matches. However, against Brothers, the All Reds were unable to maintain their first-half lead provided by Nigerian marksman […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

FIH chief Negre arrives in Dhaka

International Hockey Federation president Leandro Negre arrived in Dhaka on Friday and expressed his excitement before inaugurating the first edition of the Security Bank School Hockey Tournament today. ‘More than 200 schools and thousands of students will be involved in the tournament so I’m very excited to be opening the tournament,’ said Negre before adding, ‘I am hopeful that Bangladesh […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Usha post fifth successive win

Usha Krira Chakra registered their fifth consecutive win in the Green Delta Insurance Premier Hockey League after beating Sonali Bank 4-2 at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium on Friday. Skipper Mamunur Rahman Chayan scored twice for Usha KC in the 6th and 22nd minute. Krishna Kumar and Rimon Kumar added to the scoreline for the victors in the 45th and 46th […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Saqlain shines on Day two

Rajshahi spinner Saqlain Sajib was the star performer on the second day of the opening round of matches in the 15th edition of the National Cricket League played across different venues on Friday. Sylhet v Rajshahi Sylhet, replying to Rajshahi’s first innings 217-all out, were going along just fine after their openers put on 131 runs for the opening wicket. […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

Local, foreign poets to attend Nat’l Poetry Fest

The biggest poetry festival of the country, National Poetry Festival 2014, begins today at the central public library premises with all its colour and festivity, attended by hundreds of local and foreign poets and poetry enthusiasts. Organised by Jatio Kobita Parishad every year since 1987, it is the 28th edition of the festival. Leading poet of the country Syed Shamsul […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Professor Anisuzzaman felicitated

Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman was felicitated for receiving the Padma Bhushan award by the popular cultural organisation Surer Dhara at a programme at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts in Dhanmondi on Thursday. Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman was declared as one of the recipients of this year’s Padma Bhusan, the third highest civilian award in India, for his contributions in Bangla literature […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Sumon Wahed’s first solo earns praise

Young artist Sumon Wahed addresses the disappointment and frustration towards the socio-political happenings in the country at an ongoing exhibition. The exhibition, taking place at the Dhaka Art Centre in Dhanmondi, displays 50 artworks in different mediums created by the artist. One of the most captivating works on display at the exhibition is the mixed media artwork titled Prison, where […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Aishwarya voted fourth most beautiful woman of the world

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has made it to the fourth position in a recent poll of the world’s most beautiful women, reports The Times of India. Conducted by Hollywood Buzz, the survey saw participation from more than four million people, who selected the most intelligent, desirable and successful women of 2013-14. Aishwarya was only beaten by Monica Belluci, Kate Upton and […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

Back to the Future musical announced

A stage musical of hit 1980s time travel film Back to the Future is set to debut in London’s West End in 2015, reports BBC online. Robert Zemeckis, who co-wrote and directed the 1985 Michael J Fox film, will reunite with co-writer Bob Gale to pen the book for the stage adaptation. The film saw Marty McFly (Fox) travel back […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Timeout

A platform for emerging leaders to connect

Sajid Iqbal recounts his experience in the International Visitors Leadership Program IN SEPTEMBER 2013, four young delegates from Bangladesh participated in the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), the US state department’s flagship professional exchange programme, which provides a platform for emerging leaders from around the world to connect and interact with their American counterparts. The participants from Bangladesh included me […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Youth

Cultural programme held at East West University

An extraordinary evening unfolded at the premises of East West University on January 23 as EWU’s Club for Performing Arts (ECPA) arranged a cultural event titled ‘Ontor Atmar Shondhaney’, featuring the local ancient historical culture of Bangladesh. The vice-chancellor of the university, Dr. Ahmed Shafee inaugurated the show. A number of songs by folk legends were presented in the show […]

February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Youth