Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Capital experiences hailstorm

Staff Reporter Dhaka city yesterday experienced hailstorm accompanied with rain late in the afternoon. The hailstorm and rain brought soothing relief to city dwellers from the scorching hit of the summer. The hailstorm was marked by gusty winds speed reaching up to 19 kilometers an hour. According to residents from different parts of the city ... Read more

MSC clinch Tk 1 crore Super Cup

Raihan Mahmood Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club made history when they became the first team to win a prize money of Tk 1 crore with a 1-0 victory over their arch-rivals Dhaka Abahani in the final of the Citycell Super Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, distributed the prizes ... Read more

Unified law suggested for local govt bodies

Report by Now-defunct LGC Unified law suggested for local govt bodies Rakib Hasnet Suman The now-defunct local government commission (LGC) recommended forming a unified law to govern all local government institutions repealing the existing acts for local government bodies. Besides the functioning ordinances and acts, there are more than 100 subordinate laws related to the ... Read more

Swiss NGO offers cheap treatment : New hope for monga-hit mothers, children of Kurigram

Talha Bin Habib, back from Kurigram Continued river erosion, poor communication system, seasonal monga and limited income opportunities deprive people of Rangpur, Kurigram and Lalmonirhat from taking nutritious diet that usually push them to embrace to suffer various diseases throughout the year. But the scenario of Kurigram district is worst than those of other districts. ... Read more

Woman dies after taking formalin by mistake at clinic

Our Correspondent, Chapainawabganj A woman died after drinking formalin by accident at a clinic in Chapainawabganj on Wednesday night. The victim, Nadira Begum, 40, who was attending to her daughter at the post-operative room at Sheba Clinic, drank formalin mistaking it for water. Hospital and family sources said Nadira came with her pregnant daughter Sumi ... Read more

Desh TV goes on air

Staff Correspondent With a commitment to presenting healthy entertainment, thoughts and ensuring objectivity and professionalism, Desh TV, a new private satellite channel, went on air yesterday coinciding with the celebration of the 38th Independence Day. Through a different and exceptional programme in front of the Shikha Chirantan (Eternal Flames) at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan

Rod prices 20pc up

Sajjadur Rahman A hike in scrap metal prices in local markets has pushed the prices of mild steel (MS) rod by 20 percent in a span of two months. The price of 40-grade MS rod is now selling at Tk 47,000-49,000 a tonne against Tk 37,000-38,000 two months ago, while the 60-grade category has soared ... Read more

Paragon set to grow organic tea

Sohel Parvez Paragon Agro, a concern of Paragon Group, plans to cultivate organic tea, aiming to exploit the growing consumer demand for the product in domestic and global markets. “Everybody demands organic food. That is why we are preparing to organically grow tea. We are now readying our garden to accomplish the mission,” said Moshiur ... Read more

Pope ‘distorting condom science’

One of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, the Lancet, has accused Pope Benedict XVI of distorting science in his remarks on condom use. It said the Pope’s recent comments that condoms exacerbated the problem of HIV/Aids were wildly inaccurate and could have devastating consequences. The Pope had said the “cruel epidemic” should be tackled ... Read more

Steaming hot tea linked to cancer

Drinking steaming hot tea has been linked with an increased risk of oesophageal (food tube) cancer, Iranian scientists have found. The British Medical Journal study found that drinking black tea at temperatures of 70C or higher increased the risk. Experts said the finding could explain the increased oesophageal cancer risk in some non-Western populations. Adding ... Read more

Hurman Heartbroken Over Priyanka?

Rumours are rife in Bollywood about Hurman Baweja disappearing from the limelight, since his split with Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka and Shahid Kapoor have been spotted getting closer of late, sparking reports that they could be the reason for Hurman suddenly becoming a loner. His latest movie, Victory bombed at the box office and he seems ... Read more

Mugdha Godse Upset With Asin’s Win

This year’s Best Filmfare debut award went to Asin for her role in Bollywood film Ghajini but it seem’s one person is not happy at all with this, step forward Mugdha Godse. Mugdha was nominated in the same category for her part in Fashion and was very displeased to loose out. She said: “Awards are ... Read more

Banna Mirza: Beauty, grace and reflective demeanour

Syeda Shamin Mortada Our small screen is a kaleidoscope that presents various colours of life. Today, the television has become a powerful and effective medium that consists of a galaxy of dazzling stars. Many celebrities over the years have contributed to their respective fields and gained popularity as an acknowledgement for their dedication. One of ... Read more

Super Cup’s Tk 1 crore final today

Sports Reporter The curtain will drop on the country’s most expensive football tournament today when archrivals Abahani and Mohammedan lock horns in the Citycell Super Cup final. President Zillur Rahman will witness the final and distribute trophies as chief guest. The final will be telecast live by Bangladesh Television from the Bangabandhu National Stadium from ... Read more

ET tracked down on Google Street View

UFO experts were left baffled after claims that ET was finally tracked down on Google Street View. A misty shape, bearing a distinct similarity to the movie alien, was captured behind a bush next to a mysterious beam of light. The spooky snap was caught by Google image cameras in the town of Berkeley Heights ... Read more

Britney Spears’ New Jersey Home

Britney Spears is renting an $8 million New Jersey house. The singer and her sons, three-year-old Sean Preston and Jayden James, two, will live in the mansion in Alpine for a month, with her record label Jive footing the $30,000 bill. A source told Life and Style Weekly magazine: “Britney wanted a home away from ... Read more

Sangakkara says attack on Lankan team in Pakistan has changed cricket forever

ANI Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has said the terrorist attack on the team bus outside Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium has changed the players’ approach forever. Sangakkara said now players would first assess security arrangements and talk to their families before committing themselves to any tournament. He told the BBC it was a miracle ... Read more

IPL won’t be same in South Africa: Warne

Melbourne: Spin legend Shane Warne said it’s a shame that the Indian Premier League had to be shifted to South Africa and felt “it won’t be the same” in the rainbow country. Warne, who led underdogs Rajasthan Royal to title victory in the first edition, said it would not be possible for South Africa to ... Read more

End of road for Shah Rukh and buddy Mushtaq Sheikh?

Spicezee Bureau Mumbai, March 25: Shah Rukh Khan’s onetime best buddy, writer Mushtaq Sheikh is a friend no more. Bollywood is stunned at this supposed fallout since the two swore by each other till sometime back. According to reports, SRK and Mushtaq (who had in the past written two books- ‘Still Reading Khan’ and ‘Shah ... Read more