Archive for September, 2016

A file photo shows the office of the erstwhile Board of Investment, which has become the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) after merging with Privatisation Commission, in Dhaka. BIDA has submitted a set of proposals to National Board of Revenue for attracting investment. — New Age photo

BIDA asks NBR to address 10 issues to promote investment

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) has requested the National Board of Revenue for addressing 10 issues including formation of a permanent committee related to customs duty structure and removing disparity…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

ICRC book depicting humanitarian actions in photos launched

International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday launched a photo book, ‘150 Years of Humanitarian Action in 71 photos: Marking Milestones and Celebrating Memories’…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
Bangladesh spinner Mosharraf Hossain (R) is seen with team-mates Nasir Hossain (C) and Shafiul Islam during a training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. — New Age photo

Tigers summon more spin

Bangladesh on Thursday bolstered their spin attack for the third one-day international against Afghanistan by replacing pace bowler Rubel Hossain with left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain in their squad…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

ACC interrogates PDB chairman for tender irregularities

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday interrogated Bangladesh Power Development Board chairman Khaled Mahmud over his alleged involvement in a tender process…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

10-man Abahani hold Sk Jamal

Ten-man Abahani Limited came from behind to hold defending champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to a 3-3 draw in an entertaining Bangladesh Premier League match in Sylhet on Thursday…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Other Games, Sports
Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal speaks at a seminar on ‘role of banks in e-GP and way-forward’ organised by planning ministry in Dhaka on Thursday. — New Age photo

Maintaining confidentiality, scraping bank charges for e-GP urged

Participants at a seminar on Thursday said bank charges on electronic-government procurement (e-GP) should be withdrawn with a view to make the process a successful one and bring more transparency in public money spending…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

JU online admission process begins Oct 4

The online admission process for the first year honours admission tests under 2016-17 academic sessions of Jahangirnagar University will start on October 4 and will continue till October 31…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

FBCCI calls for halt in ongoing strike at Ctg port

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Thursday expressed its deep concern as export products in Chittagong port were not being released on schedule due to ongoing strike called by an organisation of owners and workers of container vehicles…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Business
Hosts storm into U-18 hockey final

Hosts storm into U-18 hockey final

Hosts Bangladesh set up a final date against India with a thumping 6-1 win over Chinese Taipei in the first semi-final of the Under-18 Asia Cup Hockey tournament at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Thursday…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Other Games, Sports
Mosaddek aims big after hangover

Mosaddek aims big after hangover

Bangladesh all-rounder Mossadek Hossain was eyeing to cement his place in the national set-up after he was relieved to have gotten over the excitement of his debut match…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

GULSHAN ATTACK: Tamim’s aide remanded in custody

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of the police claimed on Thursday that they arrested a close aide to killed July 1 Gulshan attack suspect Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, a Bangladesh origin Canadian…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
India, Pakistan stocks bleed after Kashmir strikes

India, Pakistan stocks bleed after Kashmir strikes

Share markets in India and Pakistan slumped on Thursday after India said it had conducted ‘surgical strikes’ on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, reports Reuters…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Sharp weapons banned during Tazia procession

Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said on Thursday thet in consultation with the minority Shia Muslim community the authorities have imposed restriction on carrying sharp weapons during the traditional Tazia procession during Ashura…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National
BPL players’ draft today

BPL players’ draft today

The players’ draft programme for recruitment of local and overseas players for the Bangladesh Premier League’s fourth edition will be held at a local hotel today…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Stocks rise as turnover soars to Tk 680 crore

Dhaka stocks increased marginally on Thursday, the second trading session in a row, with the turnover hitting fresh eight-month high riding on investors’ increased participation on the trading floor…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

BlackBerry to outsource handsets, will halt production

BlackBerry announced Wednesday it would halt in-house production of smartphones, marking the end of an era for the once-dominant Canadian tech firm…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Kohli shrugs off rankings pressure for NZ Test

Skipper Virat Kohli shrugged off pressure Thursday for India to regain the top spot in the world rankings, saying he’s not interested in numbers, ahead of the second Test against New Zealand…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports

Tourism to flourish despite terror attacks: GM Quader

Former civil aviation and tourism minister GM Quader on Thursday said tourism in Bangladesh is set to flourish despite the recent unfortunate terror attacks…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

Tofail seeks increased RMG price in global market

Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed Thursday sought higher price of Bangladeshi RMG products in global market in view of increased expenditures in the industry that ensured enhanced wages and safety standards…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Tobacco farming needs to be replaced: Nasim

Health minister Mohammed Nasim on Thursday stressed that tobacco farming needs to be stopped immediately through working out an alternative option for the livelihoods of tobacco farmers…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Inner Pages, National

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