Thursday, February 29, 2024

Mills to face sugarcane crisis

Ahead of beginning of the sugarcane crushing season, the government is worried about the availability of sugarcane to run the 15 state-owned sugar mills. The Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation has announced that sugarcane crushing at the government-owned mills would begin on November 13. The season will be inaugurated on the day at the ... Read more

Landline maker set for automation

Telephone Shilpa Sangstha Limited (TSS), the state-run telephone equipment manufacturer, is set to go under an automated production system by December, eyeing production of more than a thousand landline sets a day. “An automated system by the year-end will enable our company to make telecom equipment,” TSS Managing Director Mohammad Ismail told The Daily Star. ... Read more

Bangladesh ranks low in South Asia mobile use

Bangladesh’s mobile penetration rate stood at 28 percent in 2008 lagging behind war-ravaged Afghanistan’s 29 percent in South Asia, according to a regional report. “Of course, the fact that Afghanistan is ahead of Bangladesh in mobile penetration should cause all sorts of palpitations in government offices in Dhaka,” said the report tilted ‘Telecom Access Rankings ... Read more

Food festival starts today

A three-day British fusion food festival — Taste of Britain Curry Fest — is set to start at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel today, which will present the culinary success of British Bangladeshis in the UK. Dhaka Sheraton Hotel and Curry Life, a British magazine on UK’s fusion food industry, are co-organising the festival. GM Quader, civil ... Read more

Aila victims sink deeper

Woes of waterlogged victims compounded as they slip out of spotlight; thousands still live on embankments, aid flow stopped From The Daily Star Lutfar Gazi doesn’t even tries to recall that disastrous day when cyclone Aila ripped through the area he lives and wrecked havoc on his life in May this year. Since then he ... Read more

Abahani begin with bang

Defending champions Dhaka Abahani kicked off their campaign with a facile 3-1 victory over newcomers Biyanibazar SC in the opening match of the Citycell Bangladesh League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. Ghanaian forward Sheriff Deen Mohammed scored a brace finding the net in either half of the match while in-form midfielder Ujjal netted ... Read more


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Paranormal Activity–Film Review

Bottom Line: Effective jolts await in this ultra-low-budget haunted-house tale, but audiences will need extraordinary patience. Hoping to catch lightning in a bottle (or the ghost in the machine), Paramount Pictures has been treading carefully with its release of “Paranormal Activity,” a pickup from Slamdance 2008 whose ridiculously low budget of $15,000 and cinema-verite approach ... Read more

Michael Jackson’s Kids ‘Dream of Hollywood Stardom’

MICHAEL Jackson’s children want to be film stars. The late singer’s brother Jermaine has revealed the three youngsters — Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, also known as ‘Blanket’ — are keen to work on movies when they are older rather than follow in their father’s footsteps with a music ... Read more

Deepika Blames It All To Katrina Kaif

Now when the cracks have started to appeear between Deepika-Ranbir’s love masion, we are going to tell the reason behind it. It’s Ranbir’s Ajab-Ghazab co-star Katrina Kaif who is making Deepika Padukone one insecure lass, at least that is what Deepika thinks. Apparantly after working in two films Ranbir and Kat get along like house ... Read more

Shilpa is finally engaged

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty finally got engaged to her London-based beau Raj Kundra, who she has been dating ever since she stepped out of the Big Brother’s house. The ceremony was held at Raj’s Juhu residence. According to reports, the engagement was a personal affair. The actress looked pretty in a pink Manish Malhotra ... Read more

Artcell tribute concert held

From NewAgebd All was set with the superb lighting and the projection screens on both sides of the stage. The hall room of the Winter Garden was overflowing with young fans of the heavy metal band Artcell. Suddenly the band members appeared on the stage amidst loud applause. When the concert began with one of ... Read more

The lure of bansuri

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia performs at Dhaka Club From The Daily Star According to mythology, ‘bansuri’ (South Asian transverse alto flute) is intimately linked to the love story of Krishna and Radha. Legends narrate how the tunes of bansuri would drive the women of Braj into a frenzy. For eons bansuri has been very popular in ... Read more

Dhakaia cuisine show held

From The New Nation Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, while celebrating 400 years of capital Dhaka, organised a day-long programme on the city’s traditional cuisine on Saturday. The programme included academic workshop in the morning and a food exhibition in the afternoon. In the workshop, experts presented 18 papers on various aspects of traditional Dhakaia cuisine, ... Read more

Citycell Bangladesh League begins today: Abahani Limited take on Beanibazar SC in opener

From The New Nation The country’s professional football league, the Citycell Bangladesh League, begins today (Sunday) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. The third version of Citycell Bangladesh League, earlier known as B. League, will start at 5:30 pm with holders Dhaka Abahani Limited taking on Sylhet Beanibazar SC in opener. A record 13 teams, including ... Read more

Developers see booming real estate sales next year

From The New Nation Bangladesh real estate sector has rebounded and is expected to achieve an impressive growth of 15 per cent in 2010 thanks to the government’s supportive policy for helping recover the sector even amid global recession. To boost the sluggish business hit by global meltdown and political turmoil, developers have taken a move ... Read more

Cox’s Bazar airport set for expansion

From The Daily Star The government has moved to expand the runway of Cox’s Bazar airport, aiming to upgrade it to international standards and offer foreign holidaymakers a hassle-free trip to the world’s longest unbroken sea beach. “We have taken steps to expand the runway at Cox’s Bazar airport and develop other facilities,” GM Quader, ... Read more

Making country CFC-free: Beximco brings new inhaler in market

From The New Nation Another brand of CFC-fee inhaler, manufactured by Beximco Pharma hit the market while international Ozone phase-out bodies seen it as a great private-public stride to phase out use of ozone depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Bangladesh as a signatory to Montreal Protocol, need to phase out use of all CFCs by December this ... Read more

Agora celebrates 8th anniversary

Chain superstore Agora celebrated its 8th anniversary through different programmes in the Dhaka city on Saturday. Rahiamafrooz Group chairman Afrooz Rahim, and Firoz Rahim, the group’s managing director and chairman of Rahimafrooz Superstores Limited, operating company of Agora, inaugurated the anniversary celebration programme at the superstore’s Rifle Square outlet in Dhaka, said a

BTI holds apartment fair

Building Technology and Ideas Ltd organised a day-long ‘Apartment Fair’ at Uttara in Dhaka on Friday as part of its promotional campaign. The fair was a part of the company’s promotional activities and the company will arrange such programme at different areas of the Dhaka and Chittagong cities, said a new release. The company distributed ... Read more