Archive for March, 2015

2nd convocation of BSMMU today

The 2nd convocation of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University would be held at the university premises on Sunday…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Timeout

Australia may join NZ’s Iraq training mission

Australia is considering joining New Zealand in a training mission in Iraq to help counter the Islamic State militant group, prime minister Tony Abbott said Saturday…

Hashem promoted to AMD of MTB

Hashem promoted to AMD of MTB

Md Hashem Chowdhury was promoted to additional managing director of Mutual Trust Bank with effect from March 1…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Mismanagement blamed for waterway accidents

Green activists on Saturday blamed severe mismanagement for the waterway accidents.
They urged the government to run the water transports by trained people to prevent further accident…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Australia must play swing better: Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke said his side had to bat better against swing bowling if they were to win the World Cup after a top-order collapse ultimately proved decisive in a dramatic one-wicket defeat by New Zealand…

India: betraying BRICS and its poor

India: betraying BRICS and its poor

While the governments of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa are determined to improve the standard of living of all of their citizens, India is leaving more than half of its population ‘behind’, in awful conditions…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

China military official booted from parliament in anti-graft drive

China has booted a senior military official who is embroiled in a corruption scandal from its parliament, state media reported on Saturday…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Emraan Hashmi takes Tamil lessons for Azharuddin biopic

Emraan Hashmi takes Tamil lessons for Azharuddin biopic

Earlier this week, Emraan Hashmi had revealed that preparing for his role as former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, in an upcoming biopic, was giving him ‘sleepless nights’, reports Hindustan Times…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Timeout

A case of imprudent planning in power sector

The government forcing the state-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh to increase transmission capacity, under six projects, much before any new plants are ready to feed electricity to the grid, would be burdening on consumers…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial

Gold prices to rise after budget keeps import duty high

Gold premiums in top consumer India could jump to as much as $5 an ounce over world prices next week, from being almost at par, after finance minister Arun Jaitley surprised jewellers by maintaining import duty at a record level in Saturday’s budget…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

NEWSLINE

Iran on Saturday shrugged off a bid by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by lobbying opposition in a speech to the US Congress…

Govt should take more care, be more serious

In view of assault on Bangladeshi female workers working abroad increasing drastically, especially in the Middle East, it is imperative for Bangladesh to take up the issue of their wellbeing and safety with governments of their host countries…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial

Fire victims’ families

The families of 14 workers who died on January 31 in a devastating fire at the factory Appco Bangladesh that produced disposable plastic items are passing their days in extreme hardship without getting any compensation…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

5 hurt in Kushtia

Five people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers—both loyal to two local ruling Awami League leaders—over playing a cricket match at Pateldanghi in Khoksa of Kushtia on Saturday morning…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Greece seeks negotiations on ECB bond repayment

Greece called into question on Saturday a major debt repayment it must make to the European Central Bank this summer, after acknowledging it faces problems in meeting its obligations to international creditors…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

The great game in the holy land

Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single thread, which is also a threat: these conflicts are part of an increasingly frenzied competition to find, extract…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Op-Ed

Invite the world to fight ISIS but help it militarily

Anti-ISIS troops are being trained in centres not averse to the Brothers. Surely this will help neutralise the Brotherhood component in the ISIS. But for this logic to prevail, the biggest enemy…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

AROUND THE TOWN

Exhibition
Group art exhibition The Paradoxical Now
Time: 12pm to 8pm
Date: February 07 to March…

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Timeout
England out to silence critics

England out to silence critics

England are determined to restore their World Cup credibility in a crunch Pool A match today against an improving Sri Lanka…

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