Archive for January, 2015

Artisans busy with preparations for the Amar Ekushey Granthamela 2015 on Friday which begins at Bangla Academy premises and Suhrawardy Udyan  on February 1.— New Age photo

Much-loved Ekushey Book Fair kicks off Sunday

The month-long Ekushey Book Fair-2015, an elegant calendar event for booklovers and publishers, begins at its traditional venue in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Left leader Golam Mahmud remembered

Left leader Golam Mahmud remembered

Politicians and labour leaders on Friday said that late left leader Golam Mahmud had dreamt the establishment of a repression free secular democratic society…

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Gunrunner jailed for 14 years

A Chapainawabganj court on Thursday sentenced a person to 14 years jail in an arms case.
The convicted person was identified as Mohammad Shamim, 35, son of Alamgir Master of Koilar Diar under Shibganj of Chapainawabganj…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

BR to buy training simulator due to lack of trainers

Bangladesh Railway is planning to purchase simulator to train entry level loco masters due to lack of experienced and senior trainers, said officials…

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Poetry fest begins Feb 1

The 29th National Poetry Festival would be held on February 1 and 2, 2015 on the Dhaka University Central Library premises with the theme ‘Rise to potential, rise to poetry’…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Poetry fest begins Feb 1

The 29th National Poetry Festival would be held on February 1 and 2, 2015 on the Dhaka University Central Library premises with the theme ‘Rise to potential, rise to poetry’…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
A file photo shows the headquarters of state-run Sonali Bank in Dhaka. Bangladesh Bank has asked the country’s eight state-run scheduled banks to ensure using SWIFT network while issuing back-to-back letters of credit in a bid to check fraudulent act and financial crime. — New Age photo

AD branches of 8 state-run banks must use SWIFT network: BB

AKM Zamir Uddin
Bangladesh Bank has asked the country’s eight state-run scheduled banks to ensure using SWIFT network while issuing back-to-back letters of credit in a bid to check fraudulent act and financial crime, officials of the central bank have said…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

News in Brief

The Rapid Action Battalion arrested two people and seized 13 petrol bombs from them in Laxmipura area in Gazipur on early Friday…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Dull business frustrates foreign participants at DITF

Dull business frustrates foreign participants at DITF

The foreign participants of the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair, the country’s largest and most vibrant showcasing event, experienced a ‘very dull’ business due to the ongoing political instability compelling them to rethink about their future plan…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Dry weather likely

Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today.
Light to moderate fog may occur over the country, Met Office said…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
A vendor receives payment from a customer at a kitchen market at Shantinagar in Dhaka on Friday. The prices of essential commodities including rice, lentil, meat and vegetables remained high on the city’s kitchen markets over the week as non-stop blockade called by the BNP-led alliance is taking toll on the transportation. — Focusbangla photo

Commodity prices remain high in capital

The prices of essential commodities including rice, lentil, meat and vegetables remained high on the city’s kitchen markets over the week as non-stop blockade called by the BNP-led alliance is taking toll on the transportation…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

New constitution demanded to end political crisis

A group of left-leaning politicians and academics on Friday called for a new democratic constitution for Bangladesh saying that the existing constitution had given birth to the present political crisis…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National, Politics
Bangladesh footballers Zahid Hossain, Sohel Rana and Russell Mahmud Liton (From right) are boarding into the team bus in Sylhet on Friday as they set off for Dhaka. — New Age photo

Hosts down but not out

Bangladesh national football team left Sylhet on Friday dejected but determined to make it to the semi-final of the Bangabandhu Cup by beating Sri Lanka in their final group-A match on February 2…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Thailand edge Singapore in thrilling contest

Thailand Under-23 team got off to a winning start in the Bangabandhu Cup football tournament when they beat a spirited Singapore Under-23 team 3-2 at the Sylhet District Stadium on Friday…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Blockade hits tourism in Khulna hard

Tourism industry in the Khulna region during this peak season has been hit hard by the ongoing blockade enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Performance-based management fees for AMCs in the offing

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission is planning to set performance-based management fees for asset management companies of mutual funds in line with its effort to pressurise the entities to improve performance, a BSEC senior official has told New Age recently…

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A photo taken from the official Facebook page of batsman Mushfiqur Rahim shows Bangladesh cricketers are enjoying their time off at a go-karting centre in Brisbane, Australia on Friday.

Tigers take time off for go-karting

Bangladesh cricket team took some time off from their usual routine on Friday to enjoy a leisurely period with a trip to a local go-karting track in Brisbane…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Keeping SSC examination free from blockade, strike demanded

Keeping SSC examination free from blockade, strike demanded

Politicians, professionals and cultural and online activists on Friday urged the political parties on movement to keep the upcoming Secondary School Certificate examination, scheduled to begin on February 2, safe and out of purview of blockade of strikes…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Dutch investors term Bangladesh ideal place for investment

A group of Dutch investors have termed Bangladesh as a land of untapped potential with huge market size and said Bangladesh is slowly but surely emerging as the gateway to the South Asia given its geostrategic location with both China and India on either side of its border…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Resolve crisis politically: Oikya NAP

The Oikya NAP on Friday demanded an immediate resolution of the current crisis politically through dialogue…

January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

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