Saturday, December 9, 2023

Kiwis’s thrilling Super Over win over Aussies

CHRISTCHURCH: A blazing unbeaten 116 from Brendon McCullum and a cool-headed Tim Southee spurred New Zealand to a thrilling Twenty20 cricket victory over Australia in a Super Over contest in Christchurch Sunday night. Chasing New Zealand’s 214 for six, Australia needed three to win off the final ball only for captain

Karthik Calling Karthik Review

Movie Review: Karthik Calling Karthik; Star cast: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor and Vivan Bathena; Director: Vijay Lalwani;  Stylish thriller with a tame end. Karthik (Farhan) is timid fellow forever bullied by his boss Kamath (Ram Kapoor) and his workmates. Even his landlord spares no opportunity in pestering him. Karthik is silently in love with ... Read more

Legs, Cleavage, Belly Button: Shilpa’s Show… Post Marriage!

A show of shapely legs? No hassle! Some cleavage? No issue, if done tastefully. That, incidentally, is Shilpa Shetty’s stance, post her deluxe wedding to Raj Kundra! “Marriage hasn’t changed a thing,” declares Shilpa. The saucy number in ‘Dostana’ went very well with Raj (“he was whistling!”) and with her father too (“he said if ... Read more

Mismanagement, people’s influx behind city owes

Overpopulation and mismanagement are the major reasons of the capital’s acute problems such as unplanned growth, traffic congestion, and water and gas shortage which are making Dhaka unliveable, experts and planners said, reports NewAgebd. They called for immediate action to save Dhaka, which ranks the second among the worst liveable cities of the world, according ... Read more

Health services in bad shape

33,000 posts of public health professionals vacant  Public health services across the country are being severely hampered by a staggering shortage of health professionals. According to officials from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), there are currently 33,000 vacant posts, which is more than a fifth of the total workforce, reports The Daily Star. The ... Read more

DCC polls by May-end, says CEC

Polls in the Dhaka City Corporation will be held in the last week of May, chief election commissioner (CEC) ATM Shamsul Huda said on Friday, reports His statement came after five writ petitions filed over demarcation of DCC wards were rejected by the High Court. The CEC said the commission plans to conduct bye-election ... Read more

Sound pollution hits reproductive cycle of Sundarbans wildlife

Presence of the increasing number of tourists with traditional and modern electronic devices are creating various problems for wildlife living and reproductive cycle in the Sundarbans, reports BSS. Preservation of the forest is possible checking unnatural sound. A number of steps, including freeing the Sundarbans from the sound pollution, have been

Safe food to ensure productive human resources stressed

Access to adequate, safe and nutritious food is essential to achieve economic and social development in the country, said an expert, reports UNB. “Safe and balanced food is essential to ensure productive human resources – a precondition of economic growth and development of a nation,” said Dr. AFM Saiful Islam, the executive director of

Move to carry hajj pilgrims by sea

CHITTAGONG, Feb 26: Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan here today said that process was underway to carry pilgrims from Chittagong by sea routes at an affordable cost from October 1 next, reports BSS. The Shipping Minister informed this while talking to reporters after inaugural function of Free Medical Camp under the auspices of

City dwellers get filthy, stinky WASA water

Residents in many areas of the Dhaka city are getting water fouled with filth and stench from the WASA supply lines for the last few weeks, making their lives miserable. The situation deteriorated in the past two weeks in several areas of the city, including Moghbazar, Naya Paltan, Sheorapara and

Govt mulls mobile IT lab on boats

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the government would consider the prospect of mobile computer laboratory on boats to introduce information and communication technology to the rural students. “We have already started mobile computer laboratories in jeeps and microbuses which will

Hokkaido University team meets DU VC

A delegation from Hokkaido University, Japan led by the Dean of Graduate School of Dental Medicine Dr Masamitsu Kawanami met Dhaka University vice-chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique yesterday at the latter’s office of the university, says a press release. Other members of the delegation are Dr Nobuo Inoue, professor and chairman, department of

RU lost 187 academic days

Feb 26: Rajshahi University (RU), had lost 187 academic days in the last year in various incidents specially student violence. Among the 187 days two bloody clashes between Islami Chhatra Shibir and Bangladesh Chhatra League, summer vacation and so on. As a result the university losses about Taka 2.33 crore while it has been paying ... Read more

Fakir Alamgir performs live on Rtv

Singer Fakir Alamgir is tonight’s guest on “Basudha Tomar Jonno Amar E Gaan,” a live music programme on Rtv. The show will be aired at 11:30pm tonight. Alamgir has worked with ‘Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra’ during the Liberation War. Post-independence he emerged as a popular gano sangeet singer. Some of his famed songs are

Record-breaking Sachin nails SA

Tendulkar slams double century against Proteas as India reach 401/3 in second ODI Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar became the first man to reach a double century in a one-day international as he devastated South Africa’s bowlers, hammering his 200 not out from 147 deliveries in the second ODI in Gwalior. He reached the milestone with ... Read more

Mitsubishi for joint venture car assembling in Bangladesh

Mitshubishi Motors Corporation of Japan is going to get its Sedan car assembled in Bangladesh under joint venture with the state-run Progoti Industries Limited, as the famed carmaker tries to spread its wings wider. Besides, the Japanese firm would provide technical assistance for setting up factories for

CSE launches book building system

Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd. has become the first bourse of the country to launch the Book Building System, the mechanism of fair price discovery of shares. With the bidding for shares of Ocean Containers Ltd. (OCL), a local enterprise engaged in container business, CSE has pioneered the long waited

Agora Moghbazar steps into sixth year

The Moghbazar branch of chain super shop Agora stepped into its sixth year Monday successfully providing shopping under one roof for the city dwellers. The chain-shop celebrated the fifth anniversary by cutting cake and handling over the prizes to

Bank Asia’s new ATM booth at Panthapath

Bank Asia launched a new ATM booth in the city’s Pathapath area on Sunday. Erfanuddin Ahmed, president and managing director of the bank formally opened the booth at a simple ceremony held on DH Tower premise. SM Khorshed Alam, deputy managing director and other senior executives of the Bank, among

Ensuring rights of minorities stressed for dev

The Rajshahi mayor, AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, has categorically said the legitimate and equitable rights of the ethnic minority people must be ensured for overall development of the nation. In this regard, he called for undertaking an effective step to make the aboriginal people competent in all aspects especially literacy and social