Thursday, February 29, 2024

Haba dance: An indigenous tradition

Haba, a centuries old dance form, is performed by the Tripura community to propitiate the gods in the hope of good crops. The Tripura farmers also believe that they will enjoy a happy and prosperous life through dance, songs and arts. Gairing Cultural Organisation, which works in Khagrachhari hill district to preserve and enrich Tripura culture ... Read more

No registration no permission

Rajuk won’t allow unregistered realtors to develop plots, build apartments Private land developers and real estate companies, who are not registered with Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk), will not get its approval for developing plots and constructing apartments from July 1. Only nine, out of 728 members of Real Estate Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB), have ... Read more

Dhaka 172th costliest city, global study

Dhaka is the world’s 172th costliest city for expatriates out of 214 cities surveyed by a global consultant, Mercer, according to a report released on Tuesday. Luanda in Angola is the world’s most expensive city while Karachi in Pakistan became the world’s least expensive city taking 214th position, according to the latest Cost of Living ... Read more

Saurav to help Bangladesh batsmen in England

Bangladesh were due to leave the country for England in the early hours on Wednesday by Qatar Airlines for their three-week long UK tour. During their UK tour, the Bangladeshi batsmen will get the support of India’s former skipper and one of best batsman during his era Saurav Ganguly, who will look Bangladesh’s vulnerable middle

SEC increases B/O renewal fee from Tk.300 to Tk. 500

The stockmarket regulator has imposed an additional Tk 200 in annual maintenance fee on each beneficiary owner (BO) account. The decision effective from July takes the total annual maintenance fee to Tk 500. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took the decision at a meeting yesterday in a bid to

Rahat hattrick fires Ajax

Rahat Sarwar struck a hattrick to power Ajax Sporting Club to a 3-0 win over Wari Club in the Green Delta Insurance Premier League at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium yesterday. The Ajax no 10 opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when he gave the Elephant Road-based side

Tigers off to London today

The Bangladesh cricket team took off early today morning for a one-day international tour of the United Kingdom. After two warm-up games, the Tigers play a three-match series against England before playing two matches against Ireland and one each against Scotland and the

UCB marks 27 years of banking

United Commercial Bank Limited, one of the oldest private banks in the country, celebrated its 27th anniversary on Tuesday. Officials of the bank, in a press meet in the city’s Sheraton Hotel, asserted that the institution was looking forward to expand its financial activities in the coming

Marico unveils new hair care product

Marico Bangladesh Ltd (MBL) has unveiled a new hair care product for the Bangladeshi beauty conscious women recently in Dhaka. MBL, a subsidiary of the Indian leading skin and hair care conglomerate, started operation in Bangladesh in 2002, acquiring Arometic and Camelia branded

Tough telecom law to frustrate investors

AmCham luncheon meeting told The government’s recent move to bring changes to the telecom laws is sending a wrong signal to foreign investors about the investment climate in the country, said a member of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Bangladesh yesterday. Telecom is the most vibrant sector, which alone attracted the highest amount of ... Read more

Bata reopens New Elephant Road outlet

Bata reopened its outlet on the New Elephant Road in Dhaka recently. Bata emerging market (west) managing director F Garcia inaugurated the store, said a news release. Managing director Rajeev Gopalakrishnan, business development consultant MA Quader, retail

Reinstatement of 85 UZ polls officers stayed

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday stayed for six weeks a verdict of the Administrative Appellate Tribunal, halting the reinstatement of 85 upazila election officers, who were appointed during the previous BNP-Jamaat alliance government but terminated during the caretaker government. The Administrative Appellate Tribunal in its verdict had declared illegal the termination of the

Cheryl Cole named world’s sexiest woman

X FACTOR judge and newly-single star Cheryl Cole was today named the world’s sexiest woman for the second year running. The singer, estimated to be worth £10 million, beat American beauties Megan Fox and Marisa Miller to the top spot. Twilight actress Kristen Stewart is the highest new entry in the FHM list – now ... Read more

Diana dress ‘is fashion history’

A Chilean museum said it was willing to pay a princely sum for one of Diana, Princess of Wales’ first official gowns because it was an important piece of fashion history. The strapless, silk taffeta dress’ revealing cut and striking black colour caused a minor scandal when the then Lady Diana Spencer was pictured wearing ... Read more

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James’ Divorce Finalized

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James are no longer legally married. The couple’s divorce was finalized in Travis County, Texas, TMZ reports. Bullock filed papers on April 23, describing the marriage as “insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.” Just days after taking home her first Academy Award, Bullock learned her husband had been having ... Read more

Oprah tops Forbes celebrity ‘power list’

OPRAH Winfrey has been named the world’s most powerful celebrity. The TV star — who fronts The Oprah Winfrey Show and is the president of media company Harpo Productions — has topped the annual Most Powerful Celebrity poll conducted by Forbes magazine, knocking Angelina Jolie off the top spot with earnings of $315 million last ... Read more

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green ‘marry in Hawaii’

Actress Megan Fox and her longterm boyfriend Brian Austin Green have married in Hawaii, reports claim. The former Transformers star and her actor partner tied the knot in a small ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island, according to celebrity gossip site Fox, 24, and 36-year-old Green met on the set ... Read more

Lemon juice for good health!

Lemon juice has more benefits that you’d ever imagine. Lemons have five per cent of citric acid, which gives it its unique taste. Rich in vitamin C, it also has vitamin B, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, proteins and carbohydrates. Here are some benefits. – Suffer from indigestion? Mix a few drops of lemon juice with

Apple sold over 1.7mn iPhones in three days

Apple sold more than 1.7 mn new iPhones in the product’s first three days on the market, the California gadget maker said yesterday after its most successful launch ever. The iPhone 4, which features video calling, a crisper resolution screen and the ability to shoot and edit high-definition