Sunday, February 25, 2024

Ash, Abhi always fights

One of the most celebrated couple of the industry, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan confesses on the latest issue of Vogue magazine that they fight everyday. When asked how often they fight, Abhishek was quick to reply, “Oh, every day”, quoted Ash promptly interfered, “Not everyday baby. We didn’t fight yesterday. Or the ... Read more

Warfaze: pioneer in Bangla metal Band

The band Warfaze has won the hearts of music enthusiasts with soaring voice and progressive metal songs featuring the inner mind, nature and politics since the early 1990s. Though the band was formed 1984, its first album launched seven years later. After launching their self titled album Warfaze, the band launched five more albums including

Bank Asia opens SME centre in Chittagong

Bank Asia opened its 10th SME service centre at Oxygen Circle in Chittagong on Thursday. President and managing director of the bank Erfanuddin Ahmed inaugurated the centre, said a news release. Bank’s deputy managing director SM Khorshed Alam and senior executive vice-president

Tech Valley Networks celebrates Cisco silver partnership

Tech Valley Networks Limited recently organised a function to celebrate the achieving of Cisco silver certified partnership at a hotel in Dhaka. TVNL chairman Asif Mahmood delivered the welcome speech at the function and managing director Mamonoor Rashid Shamim gave a presentation, said a

30,000 primary teachers to be hired in July

The government will be appointing 30,000 teachers for primary schools next month to reduce the teachers-students ratio, said State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Motahar Hossain yesterday. “Currently, the ratio of teachers to students in primary schools is 1:50 which makes a teacher’s job next

40pc wetlands go in 20 years

Drainage fails as indiscriminate filling up of lowland, flood flow zones goes unabated Around 40 percent of the wetlands of Dhaka city has disappeared in 20 years due to indiscriminate filling up of lowland and flood flow zones that also has reduced its drainage capacity. Quoting a study of the department of Urban and Regional ... Read more

Mashrafee replaces Sakib as captain

Paceman Mashrafee bin Murtaza has returned as the captain of the Bangladesh cricket team, replacing Sakib al Hasan, for next month’s tour of England, Scotland and Ireland, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Monday. ‘Sakib was relieved of the responsibility as we felt he needs some break. He will continue as a

Watson Parties With Rumoured New Lover At Glastonbury

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has fuelled speculation she’s dating model George Craig after they were spotted partying together at this weekend’s (24-26Jun10) Glastonbury music festival. The British actress, 20, split from long term partner Jay Barrymore in March (10) and she sparked rumours of a new romance with Craig – one of the models ... Read more

Manisha is back after marriage

Accomplished dancer-actress Manisha Koirala, who recently tied the knot with beau and businessman Samrat Dahal in Kathmandu, has signed her first film just days after her marriage, quoted The yet-to-be-titled film will be produced under the banner of Yograj Cinevista. According to sources, the actress will play the role of a politician in this

“Maggi Taste n Balance” on ntv

“Maggi Taste n Balance,” a new cooking show is currently aired on ntv every Monday at 9 pm. The programme emphasises on healthy living through balanced diet. “ ‘Healthy food for healthy life’ is the theme of the show,” said Rahima Sultana Reeta, host of the programme. She is a consultant of Nestle. Nestle is ... Read more

Two salinity-tolerant paddy developed

Two high salinity-tolerant paddy developed by Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) are waiting release for cultivation at farmers level in next Boro season. Trials of the two salinity-tolerant rice under Seed Certification Agency (SCA) have been completed and now the verities will be placed before the technical committee meeting

Coastal salinity increasing

Salinity due to the adverse impacts of climate change has already affected around 10.56 lakh out of 16.89 lakh hectares of land in the coastal region of the country. Soil scientists disclosed this at the inaugural session of an annual technical workshop, organized by Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI), in the auditorium of Bangladesh

KFC unwraps new delights

KFC, an international chain restaurant franchised by Transcom Foods in Bangladesh, has added two new items to its menu to delight food lovers. The first item — Tower Zinger Burger — is a “colossal version” of its regular Zinger Burger, while the second — Spicy Thai Rice — is a steamy plate of spicy savour, ... Read more

Nurul Alam new DMD of SIBL

Nurul Alam Chowdhury has joined Social Islami Bank Limited as Deputy Managing Director. Prior to this he was the Additional managing director of Primeir BankLtd, says a press release. Chowdhury started his banking career in the then State Bank of Pakistan. Thereafter, he served in various

Bank Asia’s new vice-chairmen

Bank Asia has elected Safwan Choudhury and Mohammed Lakiotullah as its vice-chairmen, the bank said in a statement yesterday. The election was held at the bank’s board meeting on Wednesday. Choudhury, a former president of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is also the senior

Best seller award to Walton

Walton has been crowned ‘Best Seller Award’ for its overwhelming sales performance in recently-held ‘Digital TV Expo-2010’ in the city organized by Event management firm EventPro. Leading brands and companies from home and abroad having digital display technology participated in this

Ashraful, Naeem axed, Roqibul, Faisal return

Bangladesh squad for England ODI tour Ashraful, Naeem axed, Roqibul, Faisal return Former skipper Mohammad Ashraful has been axed from the Bangladesh one-day squad for the series against England, Scotland and Ireland. The selectors on Saturday named 15-member squad for the back-to-back series that also saw all-rounder Naeem Islam and left-arm spinner

Four coffees a day ‘will keep mouth cancer at bay’

Drinking four cups of coffee a day protects against oral cancer, a study shows. People with a heavy coffee habit are 39 per cent less likely to suffer from cancers of the mouth and pharynx, it suggests, quoted. Doctors say people should drink coffee in moderation because caffeine can increase heart rate and blood pressure. ... Read more

Demichelis, Palermo lead Argentina to last 16

FIFA World Cup Martin Demichelis and Martin Palermo scored second-half goals today to help Argentina beat Greece 2-0 at the World Cup and earn the two-time world champions first place in Group B. Argentina will play Mexico in the round of 16, while Greece has been