Friday, December 8, 2023

Grabbing easy, freeing tough

River-gobblers having a feast on Buriganga, Shitalakhya, Balu as they face no govt resistance The Buriganga Second Bridge in Postogola overlooks a significant part of the river. Anybody standing on the bridge would have a clear view of the river and easily realise how shamelessly and ruthlessly encroachers have squeezed the lifeline of the capital. ... Read more

Bijori Barkatullah: When beauty complements dramatics

She is a stunning beauty spruced up with talents. Bijori Barkatullah never thought that she would be this gifted actress and do all her job with utmost perfection. Reminiscing on the childhood days she says, “I was always busy with my studies. I also learnt to sing but then shifted to dancing.” Bijori is well ... Read more

Spectacular finale to IPL extravaganza

JOHANNESBURG – A galaxy of Bollywood stars added glitz and glamour to the spectacular closing ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 championship after the final game won by Deccan Chargers here Sunday. Music and fireworks displays filled the air soon after the last ball was bowled, creating an electric-charged carnival atmosphere. The Wanderers ... Read more

Tigers arrive in England

Oxford: The Bangladesh contingent has landed in England to start their World Twenty20 mission and it has been a pleasant arrival. The Tigers are the first among the top 10 teams to kick off their preparation for the tournament on English soil. The West Indies are of course currently on tour in England and are ... Read more

Gilly: An amazing experience

From laggards to champions! A fairytale ending for the Deccan Chargers. Captain Adam Gilchrist couldn’t have asked for anything better. The heart went out to Anil Kumble! He bowled superbly, taking four wickets, and restricting the Deccan Chargers to 143. It looked an achievable target but the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen fell to a mixture ... Read more

Deccan charge to glory

CricInfo, undated Deccan Chargers took the bull in their emblem too seriously, as they came out charging to defend a modest total. They bowled with fire, they fielded aggressively, they sledged with a vengeance, and literally, almost by physical force, hustled Royal Challengers Bangalore out in a thrilling final that lived up to the occasion ... Read more

Rs 5,000 cr changed hands during IPL 2

Pune: Royal Challengers Bangalore making it to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) second season in South Africa on Sunday caught punters on the wrong foot. “Season 2 saw an overwhelmingly upward trend for bookies,” said a bookie on condition of anonymity. “With the Challengers making it to the finals, it has elevated ... Read more

Programmes on Nazrul jayanti

The 110th birth anniversary of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be celebrated across the country today. The government, foreign embassies, education institutions, socio-cultural organisations and TV channels have chalked out various programmes to mark the occasion. The president Zillur Rahman will inaugurate the national poet’s birth anniversary programme at the Osmani Memorial Hall ... Read more

Nazrul birth anniv on television channels

The 110th anniversary of birth of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be celebrated by all and the satellite television channels of the country will telecast special programs. They will telecast programmes including discussions, documentary show, dramas, soirees and recitations. Channel-i Channel i will telecast ‘Nazrul Mela’ live, from 11:05am to 5:00pm, from its ... Read more

Recession phobia

Md. Shairul Mashreque AT the beginning of the new millennium the world has been beset by an insurmountable challenge in the wake of global recession. Economic downhill-slide in major capitalist countries in the north, which boast of having strong economies, threatens to affect countries in the south — especially the least developed countries (LDCs). The ... Read more

Singh is King: Lessons for Bangladesh

Hassanuzzaman DR. Manmohan Singh has indeed proven himself to be the king of South Asian leaders by repeating history after nearly five decades. The Indian National Congress (INC) won a landslide victory in which it, along with its allies, now holds 262 seats in the parliament. Singh’s entry in 1991 as the finance minister of ... Read more

HC asks govt to halt river grabbers

The High Court on Sunday asked the government to act swiftly to stop erection of any structures – temporary or permanent – on the banks of the Buriganga, Shitalakhya, Balu and Turag rivers and earth filling and encroachment of any kinds on the rivers. The High Court bench of Justice ABM Khairul Haque and Justice ... Read more

Why are ministers denouncing army inquiry report?

Sadeq Khan The representative government of Sheikh Hasina, brought to power by a landslide election victory of its grand alliance at the end of two years of emergency rule, is not yet faced with any serious civic challenge to its lackadaisical style of governance. The Prime Minister enjoys blind loyalty of a countrywide network of ... Read more

Turag almost grabbed

River grabbers back after 2 years of hibernation; rampant encroachment narrows the river down to a canal Encroachment, after pollution, stands as the biggest threat to the life of our rivers. The reach and scope of the encroachers have made them seemingly invincible. Powerful, rich and ruthless, these encroachers have come to pull strings in ... Read more

Govt initiates inquiry into unnatural deaths of BDR soldiers

The government has initiated an inquiry into unnatural deaths of Bangladesh Rifles soldiers in custody after the February 25–26 rebellion in the BDR headquarters in Dhaka. ‘The home affairs ministry has formed a committee for an executive inquiry into unnatural deaths of BDR soldiers after the February rebellion… The committee will find out the reason ... Read more

Govt retracts from e-passport move

The government has decided to go ahead with the project of machine-readable passports, to be issued from the next year, backtracking from its earlier decision to introduce e-passport, to be commissioned in 2014. The Awami League government immediately after assuming office on January 6, 2009, first decided to implement machine-readable passports and then moved towards ... Read more

Dhaka to sign Asian Highway pact as per UNESCAP routes

Communications ministry meets today to settle the issue The Awami League-led coalition will sign the inter-governmental agreement on the Asian Highway network although the BNP-Jamaat government refrained from ratifying it on the grounds of ‘controversial’ route proposals, said officials of the communications ministry on Wednesday. The BNP-led four party alliance, which tried to bring about ... Read more

Ex-NSI chiefs tell of foreign links

Ctg Arms Haul Ex-NSI chiefs tell of foreign links Interrogators have gleaned important information about the smuggling of 10 trucks of arms and ammunition and foreign links to the incident from the two arrested former National Security Intelligence (NSI) chiefs, the prosecution yesterday told the court. But the former NSI directors general–Maj Gen (retd) Rezzaqul ... Read more