Saturday, June 15, 2024

‘Salman Khan’ arrested in Gujarat

A man posing as Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on the web to swindle people in the name of charity has reportedly been arrested by sleuths of Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) in Gujarat. Reports say a man named Gathiya Balam Pathan from Surat had posted the photographs of Salman Khan on the net a few years ... Read more

SA Games kicks off

The 11th South Asian Games got underway with a dazzling opening ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday with thousand of athletes and performers taking part in the three-and-a-half hour programme, reports The Daily Star. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the 12-day regional sports extravaganza open. Bangladesh had hosted the event in 1985 and

Send SMS for train tickets

Bangladesh Railway will introduce SMS ticketing service through mobile phone next month to ease sufferings of commuters. “Initially, the service will be launched on the Dhaka-Chittagong route. If successful, it will be expanded to the countrywide rail network. All necessary technical aspects have been checked and duly completed. We hope to launch the service at ... Read more

7 Nepalese hurt as hotel lift crashes

Six players and a Nepalese official were injured yesterday when a lift crashed at a hotel in the city, three-and-a-half hours before the launch of the South Asian Games, reports The New Nation. The injured players are Radha Devi Rai, Debu Thapa, Kulu Man Tamang, Ramesh Magar, Gyan Bahadur Shrestha and Gopal Shrestha. The injured ... Read more

DCC polls likely in May: CEC

The Dhaka City Corpo-ration (DCC) polls will be held in May if the writ petition filed with the High Court (HC) seeking demarcation of the DCC wards based on the latest census is settled within the time, the Chief Election Commi-ssioner (CEC) said, reports The Financial Express. CEC ATM Shamsul Huda disclosed the plan while ... Read more

Convocation of JU today

The 4th convocation of the Jahangirnagar University (JU) will be held on the university campus today. Chancellor of the university president Md Zillur Rahman will preside over the function and hand over certificates and medals to the students, reports The Independent Chief justice Mohammed Tafazzal Islam will address the convocation as a convocation

BD women booters lose opener

Bangladesh women football team’s bid to win the gold medal of the South Asian Games suffered an early blow when they were beaten 1-0 by Nepal at Birshreshtha Mostafa Kamal Stadium yesterday, reports The Daily Star Jamuna Gurung struck the all-important goal in the 36th minute for the visitors. Before the Bangladesh-Nepal match, favourites India ... Read more

Bangladesh keen to beat Sri Lanka in hockey

Bangladesh hockey team seeks nothing but a win against Sri Lanka in its inaugural match in the 11th South Asian Games (SAG) at Moulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka today, reports TBT The hockey competitions of the SAG start with the match between India and Nepal, beginning at 1pm, while Bangladesh is facing Sri ... Read more

Bangladesh expects better show from shooters

Bangladesh shooters are determined to put up an improved performance in the 11th South Asian Games (SAG). Bangladesh won two golds in shooting in the 2004 SAG in Islamabad, Pakistan but this time they are expecting to bring more laurels for the country, Report TBT. Shooting in Bangladesh came to spotlight when Asif Hossain Khan ... Read more

Bangladesh exports crocs to Germany next month

Bangladesh is going to first-ever crocodile export next month as the country’s lone croc farm has finally obtained permission from the concerned authorities to this end, reports BSS. ‘We have finally got the permission from the Department of Forest on January 21 that paved the way for our croc export,’ Mushtaq Ahmed, Managing Director and ... Read more

Miley Cyrus: I like guys who go with the flow

HANNAH Montana star Miley Cyrus has revealed more about her relationship with Aussie beau Liam Hensworth and what her “dream job” would be. Cyrus, 17, admits she didn’t set out to become a singer or an actress. “My dream job was to become a wedding planner. I like the idea of putting a great event ... Read more

Razzle-dazzle of Bangladeshi dance at the SA Game

In conversation with Nipa and Munmun Renowned classical dancers Shamim Ara Nipa, Shibli Muhammad and Munmun Ahmed will be performing this year at the inaugural (today) and closing programmes of SA Games. The Daily Star talked to Nipa and Munmun about their choreography and the upcoming programmes at the game. Shamim Ara Nipa: About 300 ... Read more

REHAB fair begins in Chittagong

Three-day REHAB Fair 2010 showcasing real estate and housing projects began at the Chittagong Club on Thursday. The chairman of the parliamentary stranding committee on the housing and public works ministry, ABM Fazlee Karim Chowdhury, inaugurated the fair, organised by the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh. Ninety-four real estate and housing companies and ... Read more

Green light to explore onshore

HC vacates 9-year injunction The High Court in a verdict yesterday cleared the way for exploration of oil and gas from the country’s onshore blocks by vacating its nine-year old injunction on such exploration. The court also discharged a 12-year old writ petition that challenged the government move to sign production-sharing contract (PSC) with foreign ... Read more

Three arbitrators’ hiring discussed

Sea Boundary With India Three arbitrators’ hiring discussed India and Bangladesh yesterday discussed the appointment of three arbitrators to a five-member tribunal, which would deal with the issue of maritime boundary dispute between the two countries. The over-an-hour-long meeting held at the South Block here also discussed the disputes and issues relating to Bangladesh’s approaching ... Read more

Ctg hawkers, traders go berserk

A fresh clash between hawkers and traders left several business establishments and makeshift shops damaged at Reazuddin Bazar and adjoining areas in the port city yesterday. The violent clash that left some 22 people including seven policemen injured forced the Chittagong Metropolitan Police to impose section 144 in and around Reazuddin Bazar, Station Road, New ... Read more

Post offices to reach money in an hour

The Postal Department is taking preparations for introducing “Mobile Money Order” service in order to facilitate people receiving money at remote areas within an hour. In the first phase, the service would start at 150 post offices under a pilot project, reports BSS. Director-General of Postal Department Mobasher-ur Rahman told the news agency that an ... Read more

Funds galore in bourses

Market watchers worried Dhaka stocks continued their rally on Thursday, sparked by relentless flow of fresh funds, taking the benchmark index closer to 5400-mark. Market analysts said the market is witnessing a frenzy in trading by new investors, which is reminiscent of 1996 bubble and bust. They said a lingering bullish market has attracted an ... Read more

Gala opening of SA Games today

‘The preparation of the ensuing 11th South Asian Games has been completed’, said Kutubuddin Ahmed, Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association on Thursday. The inaugural ceremony of the upcoming 11th South Asian (SA) Games starts today at 4.00 PM at the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be the chief guest on ... Read more