Wednesday, November 29, 2023

In need of a facelift: Adibashi Mini Museum

In Focus In need of a facelift: Adibashi Mini Museum Adibashi Mini Museum, housed at the CARITAS regional office, is a treasure trove of antiques collected from different areas of the greater Mymensingh region over the last 20 years. The museum opened its door in 1991 under the initiative of CARITAS to preserve everyday items ... Read more

Tareque Masud’s Runway takes off soon

Acclaimed director Tareque Masud’s latest movie ‘Runway’ has recently received an uncut certificate from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board. The movie, produced by Catherine Masud, is expected to be released across the country in November. Set against the backdrop of the national events in the country—specially the rise of violent activities of extremist groups — ... Read more

Bangladeshi short film “The Professionals” to be screened at three int’l fests

Bangladeshi short film “The Professionals” has been selected to participate at three international film festivals — two in the USA and the other in the UK. “The Professionals” will be screened at Chicago South Asian Film Festival, USA; 25th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, USA and 18th Raindance Film Festival, UK. The film, by emerging ... Read more

Eva Longoria raises $568,440 in Twitter auction

Actress Eva Longoria Parker has raised $568,440 in a celebrity Twitter auction for disabled children in Haiti. Parker spearheaded the auction on the social networking site. The 35-year-old offered to follow fans on Twitter and arrange one-of-a-kind meetings for the winning bidders who donated money throughout last week. The funds raised from the auction event ... Read more

Rajshahi zoo loses charm for visitors

32, out of 58 cages, lie empty The Rajshahi Zoo is losing its attraction for the visitors, with 32, out of its 58 cages, remaining empty for long. The number of visitors to the zoo has decreased remarkably when it was once a popular recreational spot for the people in the north. Local people alleged ... Read more

6 die as train rams buses

A commuter train ploughed through traffic at Sayedabad level crossing in the capital yesterday killing six people and injuring 25. Rab-3 sources said they found four bodies on the spot. Two people died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Five of the deceased were identified as Nazim Uddin, 26, a student of Jagannath University, pedestrians Liza ... Read more

Fresh move to reclaim 5 city canals by Oct

The government on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to reclaim at least five canals in the capital from grabbers, who include political leaders, by October, 2010 to save the city from water-logging. The Water Supply and Sewerage Authority and the district administration of Dhaka have been asked to remove all the structures that have encroached ... Read more

Airhostess held with forex worth Tk 2.5 crore

An airhostess of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was arrested from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday while trying to smuggle out foreign currency worth Tk 2.5 crore. Airport officials said Kamrun Nahar Tutul, 32, a cabin crew of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, was scheduled to board a London-bound plane of the national flag career. The aircraft was scheduled ... Read more

HC judge’s son remanded in custody

Allegation of acid attack HC judge’s son remanded in custody High Court judge Salma Masud Chowdhury’s son Shafayat Ahmed was on Wednesday remanded in police custody for a day for interrogation in a case filed against him on charges of acid attack on one of his friends on August 5. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Nazrul Islam ... Read more

Woman dies from toxic gas

Cylinder Blast Woman dies from toxic gas A woman died and three fell ill inhaling poisonous gas after a cylinder exploded at an ice mill in Bagerhat town yesterday. The explosion at Price Ice Mill at a kitchen market in the town at around 10:15am left Majeda Begum, 65, wife of late Hasan Mollah, Nirapada, ... Read more

Shakib the main threat: Vettori

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said on Wednesday that they singled out Shakib Al Hasan, the world’s number one all-rounder, as the main threat in next week’s five-match one-day series. And the Kiwis’ skipper believes that the absence of dashing opener Tamim Iqbal, who was ruled out for the series due to a surgery on ... Read more

Golf gears up for Asian tourney

Bangladesh on Wednesday announced to host its first professional golf tournament of Asian circuit, the Grameenphone Bangladesh Masters, in Dhaka from January 26-29, 2011. The announcement came in less than two months after Siddikur Rahman, a former ball boy of the Kurmitola Golf Club course, became the first Bangladeshi to win a professional tournament in ... Read more

Micromax to sponsor Bangldesh, NZ series

Micromax Informatics Limited, an Indian mobile phone company, has come to the rescue of the Bangladesh Cricket Board by agreeing to sponsor the upcoming five-match one-day day series between Bangladesh and New Zealand. The BCB floated a tender seeking a sponsor for the series but received no response from anyone, the chief executive officer of ... Read more

BOA to bid for Asian Beach Games

The Bangladesh Olympic Association has decided to bid for the 2016 Asian Beach Games, The decision was made at an executive committee meeting of the BOA at the BOA House on Wednesday. The BOA has also declared a cash bonanza for the Commonwealth Games-bound athletes with a gold medal winner pocketing Tk 10 lakh. The ... Read more

Contrasting wins for Khulna, Ctg

Khulna and Chittagong won their respective matches of the 4th Women’s National Cricket League at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium yesterday. The matches were a welcome relief for organisers, after two full days were washed out due to rain. In the day’s first match, Chittagong beat Barisal by four wickets in a

Women’s handball

Azad Sporting Club beat Arambagh Krira Chakra 26-14 in the United Oil Women’s Handball League at the Handball Stadium yesterday. The winners were leading the first half 13-5. Abahani Limited kept their winning streak with a 23-14 win over Dhaka Mariners Club. Meanwhile, Azad Sporting had another win earlier in the day when they beat ... Read more

DRU football

The Daily Star will take on Destiny while Janakantha takes on Jugantor in the semifinals of the DRU-Rapid Securities Media Football Tournament at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today. In the second round matches yesterday, Janakantha defeated Channel I with 1-0 win while Boishakhi TV beat Bhorer Kagoj 3-0 yet failed to make it to the ... Read more

Open tennis

Sarda Alam and Sathi Sarkar moved to the women’s singles final of the Shahjalal Islami Bank Open Tennis Tournament beating respective opponents in straight sets.Sarda defeated Medha 6-2, 6-1 while Sathi beat Moumita Jannat 6-0, 6-2 to set a date for today’s final. The top seeded men moved to the semifinals with straight sets wins. ... Read more

Government decides to ban import of hydraulic horns

The government has decided to ban import of hydraulic horns, following a previous embargo on its use. The finance ministry and the National Board of Revenue have already been requested through the Road Security Council to take required measures in this regard, council chief and communications minister Syed Abul Hossain said on

‘Land grabbers’ still issuing threats

Attack on Indigenous People in Naogaon ‘Land grabbers’ still issuing threats Two cases filed, none yet to be arrested Almost 47 families, mostly indigenous, could hardly forget the indiscriminate attack by a group of people on them to grab the victim’s land at Nakhoil Boarambari village in Niamatpur upazila of Naogaon on September 23. Though ... Read more