Monday, December 4, 2023

Sarah Palin: Another surprise

Even for a nonconformist, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has defied political logic with her sudden, stunning announcement to leave office more than a year early. Supporters and critics alike say the former GOP vice presidential candidate’s resignation, announced on Friday afternoon and effective July 26, is an inexplicable move for a high profile Republican widely ... Read more

Serena clinches 3rd Wimbledon

Serena Williams beat her sister Venus 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Saturday for her third Wimbledon title and 11th Grand Slam championship. In the fourth all-Williams final at Wimbledon, Serena came out on top for the third time by out-serving her big sister, lifting her game in the tiebreaker and dictating play throughout the second set. ... Read more

Swine flu cases stand at 22 with 2 more detections

The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) yesterday confirmed two more cases of swine flu, bringing the number to 18 in the country. A young man and woman, aged between 20 to 22, currently residing in Dhaka, got the infection through their relatives, who had recently returned from Australia and USA, said senior ... Read more

Heart to Heart with Tazin and Rumi

Tazin Ahmed is familiar face in the media. From stage to small screen, she is seemingly at ease in every role she plays. Of late, Tazin has attained recognition as a vivacious TV show host as well. Rumi Rahman has been active in the contemporary music scene over the last 20 years. He has been ... Read more

ntv turns six

Satellite channel ntv turns six today. To mark the occasion, several special programmes will be aired on the channel through out the day. Here are the highlights of some of the programmes: A musical programme “Shurer Akash Ekhon” will be aired this morning at 8:45pm. The musical will feature contemporary young singers Balam, Nancy and ... Read more

Photo show on Bangladesh in Nepal begins today

A three-day photography exhibition titled ‘Rupashi Bangla Photo Exhibition’ on the natural beauty of Bangladesh will begin today at the Nepal Art Council Babarmohal in Kathmandu in Nepal. One hundred photographs taken by the members of Bangladesh Photo Journalists’ Association (BPJA) will be displayed at the exhibition organised by the Nepal Forum of Photo Journalists, ... Read more

Monsoon Book Fair launched in city

A group of publishing houses on Thursday opened a book fair at the Concord Emporium Shopping Complex on Elephant Road in Dhaka, marking the inauguration of a book market at the place. Dhaka University Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Chowdhury, also the editor of Natun Diganta, inaugurated the book fair as chief guest. Professor Ahmed Kamal, ... Read more

Tigers start mission WI today

Mashrafee bin Murtaza will make his debut as Bangladesh captain when he will lead the side against West Indies A team in a three-day match starting from today at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. Bangladesh, who will play two Tests and three one-day international matches during their Caribbean tour, reached West Indies on Tuesday and ... Read more

BFF to get artificial turf by November

The installation of artificial turf in the BFF compound at Motijheel under FIFA Goal Project-2 will be completed in November with the laying process starting from mid-August. Italian firm Limonta will provide Tango turf and Bangkok-based Seara Sports Systems will lay it. Davide Bertoli, the export manager of Limonta, Jan van Paridon and Patrick Dean ... Read more

A bad day for Bangladesh at AYG

Bangladesh conceded humiliating defeats in both of their FIBA 3 on 3 Basketball matches of the First Asian Youth Games at the Anglican High School in Singapore on Thursday. Bangladesh suffered 06-33 defeat against United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the morning and 04-33 defeat against Thailand in the

U-19 team play 2-day match in England from today

Visiting Bangladesh Under-19 team will start their England tour with a two-dayer practice match against the England Under-18 team today. Mahmudul Hasan led Under-19 side arrived here on Wednesday to play two four-dayer, five one-dayer and two Twenty20 matches against

Zia atop alone

Grand Master Ziaur Rahman picked up his fourth straight win to take the solo lead in the Mercantile Bank 35th National Chess Championship at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall room yesterday. Playing with Black pieces, the country’s number one player adopted the Modern Defence of Tartakower system and eventually earned resignation from Fide Master Taibur ... Read more

Bangladesh advance two steps in FIFA ranking

Bangladesh advanced two steps in the FIFA-Coca Cola World Ranking in the beginning of July. After this move Bangladesh are now on the 169th position from 171st position. With this move, Bangladesh left behind Nepal who are on 173rd position and are on the fifth in context of sub-continental

Articulated bus service in city likely to be delayed

The proposed articulated bus service in the capital may be delayed as the Dhaka City Corporation has yet to make any headway with the demarcation of the dedicated lane and resolve many other issues. ‘The DCC has conducted a study and found it very difficult to manage space on the existing city streets for articulated ... Read more

HC brands Huda, Quamruzzaman ‘wrongheaded’, ‘worthless’

The High Court on Thursday censured BNP stalwart Barrister Nazmul Huda and Jamaat-e-Islami leader M Quamruzzaman as wrongheaded and worthless fellows for making “deprecating” statements against its judgment in the dispute over proclaimer of Bangladesh’s independence. Following the June 21 HC judgment, the contemner-respondents made statements published in newspapers on June 30 that the HC ... Read more

Old, live electric wires become death traps

Four die from electrocution in capital in 2 days Four people died from electrocution in a couple of days in Dhaka when they came in contact with live electric wires, which have grown rundown over years for no maintenance, becoming death traps for city residents. Majida Huda Joly 38, wife of lawyer Nasrul Huda Dollar, ... Read more

GP breaks thru’ IPO hurdle

Grameenphone, the leading mobile phone operator of the country, yesterday received a go ahead from the stock market regulator to raise Tk 486.08 crore through an initial public offering (IPO), the largest of its kind in the history of Bangladesh capital market. The value of the approved IPO is Tk 37 crore more than the ... Read more

Chief of JMB’s new offshoot captured

They had a plan to establish control over a zone comprising 3 northern districts Special Branch (SB) of Police in Gazipur arrested Abdur Rahim alias Shahadat, the chief organiser of “Islam and Muslim”, a new offshoot of banned Islamist militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). During a raid late Tuesday night, the intelligence officials along ... Read more

Ashraf differs with Dipu, says Pinak did not step out of line

LGRD and cooperatives minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Thursday came to the defence of Indian high commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty contradicting the views of foreign minister Dipu Moni that the envoy might have stepped out of line in his remarks on Bangladeshi water experts. ‘I don’t think so,’ Ashraf said in reply to a media ... Read more

Jalil for trial of those who tried to kill Hasina

Slow poisoning in sub-jail Awami League general secretary Abdul Jalil MP yesterday echoed the growing demand for investigation and trial of those who were involved in the conspiracy to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by slow poising while she was lodged in a sub-jail when the “evil force” – military-backed caretaker government -was in power. ... Read more