Archive for February, 2016

Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman plays a shot during their Asia Cup Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium of Sunday. — Sanaul Haque

Superb Sabbir stuns Lankan bowlers

Batsman Sabbir Rahman showed his power hitting ability on his way to play his career-best 80-run innings against Sri Lanka to guide Bangladesh to a commendable 147-7 at Mirpur on Sunday…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Woman killed ‘by husband, in-laws’ in M’singh

A woman was killed allegedly by her husband and in-laws in Alia Madrasah Road area of Mymensingh town on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Nipa, wife of Arefin. The victim’s family alleged that the couple got married…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Malik says Paks to learn from mistakes

Malik says Paks to learn from mistakes

Pakistan miscalculated the pitch in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and will learn from their mistakes after a crushing five-wicket loss to bitter rivals India, batsman Shoaib Malik said Sunday…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina lays the foundation stones of 10 economic zones through videoconferencing from Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital Dhaka on Sunday. Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu and planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal are also seen, among others. — BSS photo

PM lays foundation stones of 10 economic zones

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday laid the foundation stones of 10 economic zones, the first of its kind in the country, as she sought cooperation of the local people to set up those zones fast to build a prosperous Bangladesh…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Two siblings drown in Munshiganj

Two minor siblings drowned in a pond in Kongshopura area of Sirajdikhan in Munshiganj on Saturday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Raihan, 4, and Jihad, 2, sons of Bachon Matabbar of the area. Sirajdikhan police…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Fishing cat cub recovered in Sherpur

Forest Department officials recovered a fishing cat cub at Kanduli of Jhenaigati upazila in Sherpur on Sunday. Forest Department officials said the recovered the fishing cat cub being informed by local people and took it to the office…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Pakistan set for new milestone

Pakistan national cricket team will create history today when they take on UAE in the Asia Cup at Mirpur to become the first team to play 100 Twenty20 internationals…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Syria raids on amid truce

Several air strikes hit central and northern Syria on Sunday, a monitor said, but the first major ceasefire of the war appeared to be broadly intact on its second day…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Salt price soars by 35pc in 3 weeks

Salt price soars by 35pc in 3 weeks

The price of salt increased by 35 per cent to Tk 32 a kilogram from that of Tk 25 a kg on the retail market in last three weeks…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Business
Syrian migrants wear life-jackets and life-belts before boarding a dinghy to cross the Aegean Sea to the Greek island of Lesbos from the Ayvacik coast in Canakkale on Sunday. The number of asylum-seekers entering Greece from Turkey continues unabated and the border closures along the Balkan route ‘are creating a difficult situation in Greece,’ UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Around 120,000 migrants have already arrived in Europe so far this year, according to the UN refugee agency.  — AFP photo

Over 70,000 migrants may be ‘trapped’ in Greece

Greece on Sunday said the tally of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000 people, as a cap on border crossings by Balkan countries left them ‘trapped’ in the country…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Tamim becomes father of a boy

Tamim becomes father of a boy

National cricket team opener Tamim Iqbal has become father of a baby boy on Sunday, the player announced it in his official Facebook page…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Guests speak at a workshop on financing water and energy efficiency at The Westin in the capital on Sunday. — New Age photo

BRAC Bank launches loan for water and energy efficiency in textiles industry

Financing opportunities in water and energy efficiency in textiles is imperative for the country to reach the strategic target of $50 billion in RMG export by 2021, speakers said at a workshop held in the city on Sunday…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Import growth slows in July-Jan as business remains dull

Imports registered a lower growth of 4.54 per cent in the first seven months of the current financial year 2015-16 compared with that of a 6.65-per cent growth in the same period of the FY15 as the businesspeople were still reluctant to import industrial raw materials due to a sluggish business situation in the country…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

ACI to set up US subsidiary as expansion move

Advanced Chemical Industries Limited, a listed company with Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges, has announced that its subsidiary ACI HealthCare Ltd will initiate a move to expand its business to the USA…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Dry weather likely

Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today.
Night temperature may fall and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, Met Office said…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Rouhani cheers election wins

Rouhani cheers election wins

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani won a strong vote of confidence and reformist partners secured surprise gains in parliament in early results from elections that could speed up the Islamic Republic’s emergence from years of isolation…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

Kohli fined for dissent

Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli was fined 30 per cent of his match fee on Sunday for his misconduct during Saturday’s Asia Cup match against Pakistan, the International Cricket Council said…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
New-look Mahila Samity Mancha opens

New-look Mahila Samity Mancha opens

The doors were finally opened.
After extensive renovations carried out for about five years, the doors of Mahila Samity Mancha – the once popular hub of theatre activities in Dhaka – were opened on Sunday through the inauguration of a month-long festival…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Timeout

BSEC forms bodies to promote financial literacy countrywide

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has formed two high-powered bodies in a bid to introduce nationwide financial literacy programme…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Business
Huge win for Hillary in South Carolina

Huge win for Hillary in South Carolina

Hillary Clinton scored a resounding victory against Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s Democratic primary in South Carolina, seizing momentum ahead of the most important day of the nomination race: next week’s ‘Super Tuesday’ showdown…

February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Advertisement