Thursday, February 29, 2024

Rajshahi board boss faces mayor’s fury

He fails to upgrade SSC results of Liton’s daughter, gets threats on his life; mayor now accuses him of defaming Bangabandhu Rajshahi Education Board Chairman Dipakendranath Das left the city Saturday night for Dhaka after filing general diaries with two police stations following threats on his life allegedly from the city Mayor

Art and commerce come together

Gazir Pat being promoted by NCC Bank NCC Bank Ltd has taken up an initiative to rekindle interest in Gazir Pat and Gazir Gaan, through commercials for the bank’s new product “mBridge”, produced to communicate with the masses, says a press release. “mBridge” is a foreign remittance payment card, the first of its kind facilitating ... Read more

Mila’s Redefined hits the music scene

The much-awaited album by the young and hip singer Mila was finally launched on August 29 at a local restaurant in Dhanmondi. This is yet another accomplishment by Fuad Al-Muqtadir, who hit the contemporary scene with his extraordinary music. Featuring lyrics by Shahan Kabondho, among others, the Fuad featuring Mila album “Redefined” has been produced ... Read more

Documentary on disabled children at Goethe-Institut

The Goethe Institut will organise a screening of three documentaries at the programme titled ‘Movie Night: Werner Herzog’ at its auditorium in Dhanmondi on September 2. The screening will start from 5:30pm. Three documentaries, made by noted German film maker Werner Herzog will be screened on the day. The documentaries will uphold the issues relating ... Read more

Rajuk plans 22,000 flats in Uttara

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha is planning to construct some 22,000 flats in Uttara under the Uttara Model Town (third phase) project with an aim to meet the growing need for housing in the capital. The flats to be constructed on 214 acres out of some 2,100 acres of the Uttara third phase project will be distributed ... Read more

Lights dim over film industry

The cinema industry seems to best resemble its oldest cinema hall, the Picture House, later known as Shabistan, which was established in Armanitola of Old Dhaka in 1913. The place where the cinema hall had once stood with pride and dignity for over 90 years is now a quiet area with eight to nine residential ... Read more

Salman Khan interested in buying IPL team

Mumbai: Bollywood action hero Salman Khan is the latest cine star to join the Indian Premier League (IPL) gravy train and has expressed interest in buying a team. Salman met IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi here Tuesday and was briefed about the nitty-grittes of buying an IPL franchise. The fourth season of the IPL ... Read more

Irrfan Khan stuns Dia by kissing her on lips

When it comes to thorough professionalism, you can always bet on Irrfan Khan, the versatile actor who has earned a place in Hollywood with ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘A Mighty Heart.’ Even when the script doesn’t demand it, he goes extra mile to make a scene more realistic. And this exactly happened while Irrfan was shooting ... Read more

Today I’m alive, just because of Shahid: Rakhi

Trash talk Queen Miss. Sawant is mulling over Shahid Kapoor in her upcoming flick Dil Bole Hadippa. The reason behind all the hulla-gulla is that Shahid had saved her life during the shoot of a song sequence Discowale Kishko… In an interview Rakhi stated, “Today I’m alive, and that is just because of Shahid. I ... Read more

Swine flu may break loose

Experts say virus now quickly spreading in wider community; 31 new cases confirmed Thirty-one new cases of swine flu were detected yesterday with experts warning Bangladesh’s alert level may soon be upgraded to “level 3” as the virus is quickly spreading from small clusters to the wider

Swine flu spreading at unbelievable rate: WHO

Swine flu spreads four times faster than other viruses and 40 per cent of the fatalities are young adults in good health, the world’s top health official warned in an interview appearing Saturday. ‘This virus travels at an unbelievable, almost unheard of speed,’ the World Health Organisation

Hasina, Khaleda host Iftar

Each avoids other’s party Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia played truant with their invitation to each other for iftar yesterday as the two political camps virtually ignored the exchanged overtures. Neither the Prime Minister nor the

Bus service for schools by Oct

DTCB plans to discourage cars for school runs, reduce traffic jams The government is going to introduce exclusive bus services for school children by late October as part of its effort to ease terrible traffic jams that waste valuable time and energy of people living in

Dhaka-Yangon road project in limbo

The project for construction of a friendship road between Bangladesh and Myanmar, undertaken in 2004 in line with the country’s ‘look east policy’ is in a state of limbo because of non-cooperation from the Yangon

Iranian mugged, assaulted

Police inaction alleged Thugs beat up an Iranian national and snatched her cash and jewelries on August 26 while she was traveling on a taxi. The victim Ashraf Aghazadeh alias Mina is the vice-principal of Bailey Road branch of Gateway

TSP factory MD held over rape charge

He terms it conspiracy Police arrested Managing Director of triple super phosphate (TSP) fertiliser factory Zahirul Haq from his residence in the city early yesterday on charge of raping a domestic

No specific charges against Azad as yet

Law enforcers neither brought any specific charges against the Azad Group chairman, Abul Kalam Azad, also the managing director of the company, nor produced him in court even after the expiry of his remand