Archive for October, 2015

Complexity surfaces over BTRC audit of GP, Robi

The telecom regulator’s audit on mobile operators Grameenphone and Robi is likely to be delayed as new complexities surfaced over the matter, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission officials…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Absence of good governance blamed for sliding law and order

Language movement hero Ahmad Rafiq on Friday said for absence of good governance the country has become a safe haven for violence, killing and enforced disappearance…

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

Countries back roadmap towards 5G: UN

Countries have approved a roadmap for developing a new generation of ‘5G’ mobile networks, the UN said Thursday, in what could pave the way for lightning-quick downloads and driverless cars…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Bangabandhu memorial library opens at Bandarban

The four-storey Bangabandhu memorial library was inaugurated in the Bandarban city’s Goroshthan Jame Masjid area on Friday…

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

Japan cos more keen to invest in ASEAN than China

Japanese companies have shown a big and varied appetite for Southeast Asia this year, buying control of Myanmar’s dominant beer maker, a Singapore logistics company and part of a major commodities firm based in the region…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

News in Brief

The Border Guard Bangladesh seized illegally imported goods worth of Tk 16 lakh at village Nayapur in Sylhet on Thursday…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Chittagong Abahani’s Nigerian forward Eleta Kingsley (C) celebrates one of his two goals against East Bengal with his team-mates during the final of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. — New Age photo

King Kingsley brings crown

Nigerian forward Eleta Kingsley struck twice and set up another goal as hosts Chittagong Abahani came from behind to stun East Bengal by 3-1 and claim the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup title in Chittagong on Friday…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

MasterCard tops 3Q profit forecasts

Payment processing company MasterCard Inc said its adjusted third-quarter profit rose slightly from a year ago, as the company saw solid growth in activity worldwide on its payment network…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business
In this file picture taken on  January 8, 2015 shows former Pakistani cricket captain  Imran Khan (L) and his second wife Reham Khan pose for a photograph during their wedding ceremony at his house in Islamabad. — AFP photo

Imran’s second marriage collapses

Pakistani opposition leader and former playboy cricketer Imran Khan is to divorce for a second time, ending his marriage to a TV journalist just ten months after they wed…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Dry weather likely

Rain/ thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places over Barisal and Chittagong divisions and at a one or two places over Khulna, Dhaka, Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions and weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country till 6:00pm today…

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

Chevron to lay off 7,000

US oil giant Chevron said Friday it was going to cut between 6,000 and 7,000 jobs and continue with asset sales as the company retrenches amid sharply lower oil prices…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business
Syed Mahbubur Rahman

Economy lacks long-term investment strategies

Investors are reluctant to pour their money into new ventures as the country lacks long-term investment strategies required for a turnaround of the sluggish economy, a top banker has said…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

Three teams vie for NCL title

Table-toppers Khulna will be looking to regain the National Cricket League title as the tournament enters its final round today with three teams vying for glory…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

PRIMARY TEACHERS RECRUITMENT TEST : 10 jailed for forgery, question leak in 3 dists

Mobile courts on Friday jailed 10 people for different terms on charge of forgery and question leak in primary assistant teacher recruitment tests in Kurigram, Pabna and Barisal…

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

Ex-mining boss becomes new Aussie chairman

Retired mining chief David Peever has become the new chairman of Cricket Australia, the organisation said on Friday, replacing the outgoing Wally Edwards…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Eurozone exits deflation but pressure remains

Eurozone inflation rose to zero per cent and out of negative territory in October, official data showed Friday, but the level is still low and will press the European Central Bank to pump up its stimulus…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business
Syrian men try to identify the bodies of loved ones following a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern edges of the capital Damascus on Friday. — AFP photo

Missiles kill 40 in Syrian market

More than 40 people were killed and about 100 wounded when Syrian government forces fired missiles into a marketplace in a town near Damascus, a conflict monitor and a local rescue group said on Friday…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Guests release balloons in a programme marking the 43rd founding anniversary of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal at National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday. — New Age photo

JSD urges opposition parties to unite to restore democracy

Speakers at a discussion meeting on Friday urged the country’s opposition political parties to unite and wage a movement to restore democracy in the country…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National, Politics

Dilshan dispute takes new twist

The dispute over the service of Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan took a new twist in the Bangladesh Premier League after the all-rounder made himself available only for Rangpur franchise…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

US economy slows to 1.5pc growth in Q3

The US economy cooled in the third quarter but underlying consumer demand remains strong as the Federal Reserve considers its first interest rate hike in nine years…

October 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Business

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