Sunday, April 14, 2024

FBCCI submits new stimulus proposals today

When the government is planning a review of stimulus, announced last week, the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry has readied a Comprehensive Economic Stimulus Package. The CESP, prepared after discussions with different export sub-sectors, has suggested a fund, titled Financial Crisis Mitigation Fund from the government and interim subsidies to pay interest ... Read more

Stocks pass upbeat week

The Dhaka market rose for a second week amid volatile trading with the key indices gaining in the first two days and declining in the rest three sessions. The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSE General Index, increased by 45.92 points, or 1.8 percent, to 2,596.66 on a week-on-week basis. The DSE All ... Read more

Bangladesh pushes for continuing GSP

Commerce Secretary Feroz Ahmed has urged the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to terminate the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) review proceedings and continue to accord GSP facilities to Bangladesh to help the country develop and fight poverty. His appeal came during a hearing on GSP Facilities for Bangladesh at the USTR office in Washington ... Read more

G7 sees crisis begin to unwind by year-end

World finance officials meeting in Washington Friday said they expected the global economic crisis to begin to unwind by year-end, citing encouraging early signs of recovery. The Group of Seven major economies said the worst global slump since the 1930s Great Depression appeared to be approaching a bottom but also warned the outlook remained highly ... Read more

Dido calls for patience

Bangladesh face Cambodia today Bangladesh’s football coach Edson Silva Dido has asked the people of the country to be patient and remain in support of the team as they take on Cambodia in their first Group A match of the AFC Challenge Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today. “[My message for the people] is ... Read more

Hosts face Cambodia today

Bangladesh will be wary of any complacency when they take on Cambodia in the second match of the AFC Challenge Cup Group A qualifying round at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today at 6:00pm. In their two previous meetings with Cambodia, Bangladesh had won 2-1 in the inaugural AFC Challenge Cup in 2006 and drawn 1-1 ... Read more

Tamim, Tk 7.7 lakh boy

Amid colours, deafening sounds and nonstop flashing of lights, auction of 48 cricketers for the country’s first-ever Twenty20 tournament, the PCL (Port-city Cricket League) 2009, was held yesterday at Chittagong Club auditorium with dashing Tigers opener and local boy Tamim Iqbal stealing the show with a whopping Tk 7.70 lakh price. The nine-day tournament is ... Read more

First-ever Women’s Club Cricket on

A new chapter in country’s women’s cricket opened when the Women’s Club Cup tournament kicked off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. The popular Abahani got off a winning start when they handed a five-wicket defeat to BKSP in the opening match as the Dhanmondi based club scored 130 for five in 32.3 ... Read more

Rangamati emerges Zone-C champion in women handball

Rangamati became champion in the Zone-C competition of the Exim Bank 20th National Women Handball Championship defeating Kishoreganj 11-7 in the final at Rangamati Stadium on Saturday. The winners led the first half 6-5. Rina of Kishoreganj was adjudged the best player of the tournament. Chairman of Rangamati sadar upazila Mohammad Musa gave away prizes ... Read more

Lalita: New drama serial on Ekushey TV

New drama serial “Lalita” begins tonight on Ekushey TV at 9:30pm. Based on a story by Abdus Salam, the serial is scripted and directed by Jewel Mahmud. A production of Ekushey TV, the serial’s cast includes Sumaiya Shimu, Joyonto Chattopadhyay, Anisur Rahman Milon, Bannya Mirza, Elora Gauhar, Pran Roy, Joyraj and Misha Saudagar. The serial ... Read more

TV serial Lucky Thirteen on Banglavision

TV serial “Lucky Thirteen” will be aired tonight on Banglavision at 8:15pm. Written by Shafayet Mansur Rana, the serial is directed by Redwan Roni. The plot centres on a young man who wants to free himself from the chains imposed on him by his family. Subsequently, one day, he takes some money, leaves home and ... Read more

Shohel Khan: The actor with panache

Actor Shohel Khan has won the hearts of thousands for his superb performance as a Razakar (Bengali collaborator of the Pakistani army during our Liberation War) in a movie. The film in question “Amon Deshti Kothau Khu(n)je Pabey Nako Tumi,” has been directed by the popular Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. It is the sequel to an ... Read more

Photos of dance artistes on display

As a part of the 4th national dance festival, the Centre for Dance Research is arranging a weeklong photography exhibition by displaying 49 photographs of the noted dance artistes of the country over the years. The exhibition is being held on the premises of Jatiya Chitrashala Plaza of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segun Bagicha and ... Read more

Lyrical Lines at Alliance Française

A fourteen-day solo painting exhibition by Rashed Kamal Russel titled ‘Lyrical Lines’ is being held at the ‘La Galerie’ of Alliance Française in the city’s Dhanmondi area. A total of 25 works of the artist are on display in the exhibition. Among the paintings, ‘Shakher Korat’, ‘Fall in Rose’, ‘Fall in Rose-1’, ‘Cattle and Nature-1’, ... Read more

Pollution gets to groundwater

Study finds Hazaribagh water most contaminated River pollution around the capital has reached such a level that the groundwater system where the aquifers are recharged from the riverbeds is being contaminated, a recent study shows. In the seven months from November to April, virtually no water but only stinky mucky liquid flows in the gradually ... Read more

‘Akama’ limit for BD people eased, expatriates will vote now: Dipu Moni

PM returns home from Saudi Arabia ‘Akama’ limit for BD people eased, expatriates will vote now: Dipu Moni Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia would be able to transfer their ‘Akama’ (work permit) and join new companies from now. Besides, the Bangladeshi expatriates in Saudi Arabia would franchise their voting power even staying there. Foreign Minister ... Read more

Bureaucrats under watch over political connections

Proof of allegation will spell retirement: HT Imam The government is planning to force a large number of senior bureaucrats to retire because of their alleged involvement in partisan politics, presumably in support of the BNP-Jamaat alliance. Sheikh Hasina’s administration has ordered the establishment ministry to inquire into allegations against those officials, known as beneficiaries ... Read more

Industries Minister suggests single digit bank interest

Industries Minister Dilip Barua has suggested bringing down the bank interest rate to single digit, saying that high interest rate is the major obstacle to industrialization in the country. “Bank interest rate is a big problem for investment in the country; this should be brought down below 10 percent,” he said while speaking at a ... Read more

People set to suffer more with no chances of rain

People are likely to suffer more in the sweltering heat as meteorologists on Saturday said the heat wave now sweeping over a half of the country might continue for a couple of days. In the absence of rain, a draught-like situation coupled with a decline in the groundwater level has also put farmers in trouble ... Read more

Power crisis gets worse, to continue raging

No respite until Boro season ends; stopgap measures fail In spite of diverting 100 MW of electricity from REB, officials concerned have warned that power generation in the country is unlikely to improve before the Boro season comes to an end. The capital is eagerly looking forward to getting some respite from its protracted hours ... Read more