Thursday, February 29, 2024

Movie Mentors

Movies are living proof that even the weakest, ugliest and most stupid of us can be transformed into swans who reach their potential or beat off the bad guys. But to achieve this said potential you are going to need a helping hand along the way and some of cinema’s best characters have been mentors ... Read more

Get Anne Hathaway’s Dewy Oscar Glow

Anne Hathaway may have walked away empty handed from Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony, but she won the beauty gong in our eyes. The actress has adopted a Golden era of Hollywood look of late, and has always championed her pale skin, refusing to wear fake tan, which makes her the ideal choice for a beauty ... Read more

The Changing Style Of Angelina Jolie

When Angelina Jolie stepped out onto the red carpet on Sunday night, she was polished, sophisticated and well styled, even if her dress choice was a little on the safe side. That said, it’s a far cry from her gothic wild child days, when she went all out to shock the Hollywood crowd. Since settling ... Read more

Whitney Houston Gives Rihanna Advice

Whitney Houston has urged Rihanna not to take Chris Brown back. The legendary singer reportedly warned Rihanna to cut all ties with Chris after the ‘Run It’ star was arrested for allegedly beating her up. Whitney – who had a violent relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown – is believed to have spoken to Rihanna, telling ... Read more

Saif and Kareena feature in ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

This is something that was just waiting to happen and is happening now and how! We are indeed talking about the supremely superlative launch of the baap of all the magazines ‘Harper’s Bazaar’. And as any magazine would want it, Harper’s too wanted something really HOT from Bollywood to ‘harp’ about! And what else could ... Read more

BNS to host cricket WC opener

BFF apprehensive Staff Correspondent The state minister for sports, Ahad Ali Sarker, declared on Tuesday that Bangabandhu National Stadium will host the inaugural ceremony of ICC World Cup the 2011 on February 19, sparking a strong repercussion within

Younus hits triple century as Pak-SL Test heads for draw

AFP, Karachi Younus Khan broke several records on his way to a pugnacious maiden triple hundred as the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka headed for a draw here on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Pakistan captain foiled all Sri Lanka’s attempts to take his wicket, finishing with an unbeaten 306 as Pakistan closed the fourth ... Read more

SEC cancels two merchant banks’ licences

Approves Asia Insurance IPO Staff Correspondent The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday approved the Asia Insurance Limited to raise Tk 9 crore through issuing initial public offering. ‘The insurance company will float 9 lakh shares of Tk 100 each,’ SEC executive officer Farhad Ahmed told reporters. The existing paid-up capital of Asia Insurance is ... Read more

Book fair sees huge crowd on 24th day

Staff correspondent Around 3,760 bags of blood, 30,000 signs in favour of the trial of war criminals were collected till Tuesday at the Amar Ekushey book fair while a campaign against household torture on women is also going on the fair

Another feather in the cap

Ramendu Majumdar receives Ekushey Padak ‘09 Jamil Mahmud International Theatre Institute (ITI), worldwide President and renowned cultural personality Ramendu Majumdar is among the 13, who received ‘Ekushey Padak’ this year. Majumdar, a seasoned theatre activist, received the

Handcuffed JMB man blasts grenade at press meet

Cops, journos among 13 hurt in the attack at Gazipur SP office; Feb 21 attack plot suspected; grenades, bomb-making materials seized; 7 militants held Kailash Sarkar A Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative in handcuffs exploded an improvised grenade at the police superintendent’s office in Gazipur yesterday, injuring at least a dozen people, mostly policemen and ... Read more

Nation observes Amar Ekushey

Staff Correspondent The nation paid homage to the martyrs of the language movement midnight past Friday, with thousand of people streaming barefooted along the roads towards shaheed minars with wreaths and flowers. The president, Zillur Rahman, in Dhaka, first placed a wreath at the altar of the Central Shaheed Minar on the campus of Dhaka ... Read more

Five of a Ctg family burnt to death

22 hurt in shopping mall fire in Dhaka; 25 shops gutted Star Report Five members of a family were burnt alive in a fire at a house in Sitakunda upazila early yesterday. The deceased were identified as Abul Bashar, 45, son of Md Abdullah Mia, Bashar’s wife Selina Begum, 35, their three sons Shourav, 14, ... Read more

Govt yet to reply to HC rule on Chetia’s asylum

Shahiduzzaman The government is yet to reply to a rule issued by the High Court on August 23, 2003 regarding United Liberation Front of Asom leader Anup Chetia’s application for asylum. Anup Chetia and his two associates Laxmi Prasad Goswami and Babul Sharma have been in prison since 1996 being convicted in four cases and ... Read more

JU in doldrums: No permanent VC, no Pro-VC

JU Correspondent The absence of permanent vice-chancellor has turned out to be a major stumbling block in the running the academic and administrative affairs of the Jahangirnagar University (JU)smoothly and efficiently. Prof Muniruzzaman was appointed acting vice-chancellor of the JU about one year ago. He is still performing his responsibility as acting VC much to ... Read more

Trained female JMB militants appear on scene for first time

Julfikar Ali Manik Noor Jahan, one of the females, arrested at the JMB den at Ghortoil in Gazipur, took a SIM out of a cellphone and broke it into pieces with her teeth in the blink of an eye when police raided the place. Sub-inspector (SI) of Tongi Police Station Sirajul Islam, who was present ... Read more

PM for change in politics, economy

Hands Ekushey Padak to 13 Staff Correspondent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it has become imperative to bring changes to the country’s politics and economy, and to the outlook of the people as well, to ensure democracy. “A change is necessary in politics and economy. People should have respect for all forms of work, ... Read more

2,500 languages threatened with extinction: UNESCO

Agence France-Presse . Paris The world has lost Manx in the Isle of Man, Ubykh in Turkey and last year Alaska’s last native speaker of Eyak, Marie Smith Jones, died, taking the aboriginal language with her. Of the 6,900 languages spoken in the world, some 2,500 are endangered, the UN’s cultural agency UNESCO said Thursday ... Read more

Govt to probe BTCL, Teletalk failure to woo clients . Dhaka The government will investigate the failure of state-run fixed and mobile phone operators to woo new customers, the post and telecommunications minister has told ‘Land phone was out of reach of the people in the past. The people had to wait for two-three years after submitting application. They had to pay ... Read more

26 passengers still missing

Launch Tragedy 26 passengers still missing Our Correspondent, Barisal A day after launch ML Fahmida Happy Express went down in the Kirtonkhola near Barisal, at least 26 people are still missing. Hundreds of relatives were seen waiting at the riverbank for missing people. Many of them were searching for their dear ones by boats, trawlers, ... Read more