Saturday, April 20, 2024

Scarlett poses with new designs of MANGO winter

October 30, 2010 (Spain):  Once again, Scarlett Johansson, one of the most internationally-famous models, will feature in the new MANGO winter campaign. This is the third time the actress has launched the firm’s new designs since she became the face of the brand last year. A typical London residence was the setting chosen by MANGO ... Read more

Miss US crowned Miss World 2010

Alexandria Mills, an 18-year-old American, was named Miss World 2010 after competing against 114 other young women for the title. The Kentucky resident was crowned during a televised ceremony in Sanya, southern China, on October 30. “It’s a cliché but this really is a dream come true,” she was quoted as saying on the Miss ... Read more

Lindsay Lohan denies ‘three-way sex tape’ Facebook claim

Lindsay Lohan has denied claims made on a Facebook page that she is currently starring in a three-way sex tape. Some users of the social networking site have received a message in their inbox that invites them to have a look at the troubled actress’s latest starring role – in the supposed threesome. More: Lindsay ... Read more

RMG industry to tally new wage structure from tomorrow

Bangladesh’s garment industry will be tallying a revised wage structure for the workers from Monday as declared by the government and factory owners’ organizations. Industry observers say the even after his or her minimum wage of has increased by 80 per cent in the new wage structure, a Bangladeshi garment worker would be receiving the

Stocks swell on 3rd quarter gains

Listed companies with an eye on the yearend started announcing their third quarter earnings last week. The financial results of the institutions, especially banks and non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs), showed huge profit growth. Much of the growth came from stock investment. The growth in the earnings added excitement to the investors to rush for the ... Read more

BCS ICT World kicks off on high note

The BCS ICT World, the biggest annual exposition of ICT products in the country, began at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city Saturday. A huge number of people thronged the fair venue on the first day that coincided with weekly holiday. ‘About 10,000 people, mostly students, visited the fair on the opening day which ... Read more

Rahimafrooz plans 5MW solar power plant

Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy (RRE) has signed a memorandum of understanding with TATA BP Solar to set up a solar power plant in Bangladesh. Rahimafrooz will install the five-megawatt plant on 20 acres at a cost of $25 million. RRE Managing Director Munawar Misbah Moin and TATA BP Solar Managing Director

HSBC launches personal internet banking

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation launches today personal internet banking service in the country. The service will offer the most convenient and secured banking experience to resident and non-resident customers of HSBC, Bangladesh, said a

Robi launches Dhaka WASA bill payment

Mobile phone operator Robi Axiata Limited and Dhaka WASA signed an agreement in Dhaka on Thursday to facilitate payment of water and sewerage bill. Robi managing director and chief executive officer Michael Kuehner and Dhaka WASA managing director Taqsem A Khan inked the agreement at a local hotel, said a

Protect Lalbagh Fort

Archaeologists urge govt Archaeologists at a roundtable yesterday said Lalbagh Fort is under threat of encroachers and urged the government to protect the heritage site. The speakers portrayed a grim picture of the famous Mughal-era palace cum fortress. They said encroachers demolished the surviving walls on the west side, and many multi-storied

‘Remove billboards from city foot overbridges’

Leaders of Dhakabashi, a socio-cultural voluntary organisation, yesterday demanded of the authorities concerned to remove billboards from foot overbridges in the city so that pedestrians can see and use those bridges, preventing road accidents. Most of the bridges are covered with glittering billboards and crowded with hawkers, beggars,

Pro-govt docs’ panel sweeps BSMMU deans’ polls

Pro-Awami League Swadhinata Chikitshak Parishad (SCP) sweeps the deans’ election of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) yesterday. The SCP-backed panel secured all the four faculties — medical, surgery, basic medicine and dental. BSMMU Vice Chancellor Prof Pran Gopal Datta told The Daily Star that the vote was held at

Road crashes kill 3

Four persons were killed and 10 others injured in road accidents in Chittagong, Gaibandha, and Satkhira yesterday. A Chittagong correspondent reports: A labourer was killed and five others injured when a wood-laden truck plunged into a ditch off Dhaka-Chittagong highway in

Busy actor Mosharraf Karim

Undoubtedly, he is one of the busiest small screen actors these days. He has won the hearts of audience playing diverse roles in TV plays. Mosharraf Karim, who has a strong theatre background, has also proved his potential as an actor in cinema. Besides his busy schedule for several TV plays, Karim is equally busy ... Read more

Mount Everest gets 3G network

Communication from the top of the world has got easier with a Nepali telecom firm providing third generation (3G) mobile network at the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Officials of Ncell, a subsidiary of Swedish telecom major TeliaSonera told reporters on Thursday that the company has set up a 3G phone base ... Read more

Sundarban faces new threat from charcoal business

Saving the endangered Sundarban is facing a new challenge from poachers who chop down and burn its trees to sell charcoal to brickfields dodging the police dragnet. Local people said that poachers have been doing it for three years until the Coast Guard found out what they were doing. The Coast Guard with support from ... Read more

Amusement park eyed at nat’l zoo

Govt mulling proposal of a pvt consortium The national zoo in the capital’s Mirpur may fall victim to commercialisation, as the government is considering a private company’s proposal to set up an amusement park on one-third of the zoo’s land. The zoo is intended to conserve wild animals and serve academic purposes, whereas an amusement ... Read more

Wholesale, growers’ markets fail to serve farmers

About two lakh farmers under the Northwest Crop Diversification Project have been deprived of the promised marketing support due to faulty planning and poor management of wholesale and growers’ markets built by the project. The markets were built during the first phase of the Tk 360 crore project from 2001 to

Marchers want ban on coal, gas export

Dhaka-Phulbari march announces Phulbari declaration The Dhaka-Phulbari long march ended at Phulbari in Dinajpur on Saturday putting out a call for a greater movement involving the people if the Awami League-led government did not meet the nine-point demands the march pushed for. The national committee to protect oil, gas, mineral resources, power and ports, which ... Read more

Biman flight operation becomes normal

Pilots offer apology for creating stalemate Biman’s flight operation became normal on Saturday after the pilots on Friday called off their strike, putting an end to the sufferings of its passengers headed for international destinations. The pilots called off their strike for an indefinite period on the prime minister’s assurance that their problems would be ... Read more