Thursday, April 18, 2024

Monsters – Movie Reviews

Director: Gareth Edwards Screenwriter: Gareth Edwards Starring: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy Running time: 92 mins The title conjures up images of sinister creatures battling it out across vast pixellated landscapes, yet Gareth Edwards’s directorial debut

Eva plans to adopt a child from Haiti

Longoria, 35, who married Parker in 2007, had spoken about adopting before her and Tony split Eva Longoria is refusing to let divorce stand in the way of her plans to adopt a child. The Desperate Housewives actress, who split from her basketball star husband Tony Parker after finding out that he had been texting

Lily Allen calls journalist the C-word on Twitter

Singer lashes out after gossip writer claimed she planned to marry to get over miscarriage Lily Allen has used Twitter to brand a “cunt” the female journalist who wrote on Sunday that she was planning to marry her boyfriend, Sam Cooper, to “ease her baby grief”. The feisty singer, who suffered her second miscarriage just ... Read more

Dancer turned actor Tathoi

Promising classical dancer Sudeshna Swayamprabha Tathoi has recently come into discussion for her performance in renowned Indian filmmaker Gautam Ghose’s yet to be released feature film ‘Moner Manush’. Tathoi plays the role of Golapi, the wife of the young Lalon in the film, which is based on the life and philosophy of the great baul, ... Read more

Women and workplace dilemma

Mamun Rashid I recently wrote a piece for The Daily Star business section on our lady colleagues. As usual, I received a few e-mails and phone calls. One of them was from a younger friend of mine, working for a regional conglomerate. He thought I did not do enough justice to the male colleagues, while ... Read more

Youth held for nuisance on Facebook

A young engineer was arrested yesterday for harassing a female university student on the social networking site Facebook. Arrested Aleem Uddin, 28, an assistant engineer of Western Marine Shipyard in Chittagong, hails from Noakhali. Police said Aleem had opened a fake account of the victim, whom he termed his former girlfriend,

Siddons wants Tigers to give best

Bangladesh need to give their best if they want to beat Zimbabwe in the impending five-match one-day international series, warned coach Jaime Siddons on Monday. ‘Zimbabwe came here to play good cricket and they are an improving team. We’ve to be at our best and ensure that we maintain rhythm,’ Siddons said at the

Zimbabwe lose tour opener

The Bangladesh Cricket Board XI gave Zimbabwe a lesson of what they should expect in the five-match series winning the lone warm-up match by 29 runs at the BKSP on Monday. Young leg-spinner Nur Hossain produced a magic spell and 20-year-old BKSP boy Asif Ahmed, an off-spinner with high promise, aided him with 2-22 as ... Read more

ICC Cricket World Cup History

New stars galore World Cups often work as a process of regeneration as new upstarts start to take centre stage and old hands move to the side, leaving their final marks on public memory by performing in a global event. So it was with the 1987 World Cup, where a lot of champion cricketers took ... Read more

U-17 booters falter in qtrs

Bangladesh U-17 football team’s impressive run in the 51st Subrata Mukherjee Cup ended in the quarterfinals when they suffered a 5-4 defeat to Army Boys in tiebreaker at the Ambedkar Stadium in Indian capital of Delhi yesterday. The game rolled into shootout after the regulation time produced no goal. Bangladesh’s

Ansars top table again

National Cycling Ansars top table again Bangladesh Ansar and VDP defied the challenge of the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) to finish on top of the 34th NCC Bank National Cycling Cham-pionships at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. BJMC threatened to topple the three-time top-finishers on the first day of their return to the sport ... Read more

Shakib joins anti AIDS campaign

Bangladesh cricket’s most popular face Shakib Al Hasan yesterday joined an elite group of cricketers from around the world as the International Cricket Council (ICC) appointed him the Think Wise campaign spokesperson for Bangladesh. The campaign aims at raising awareness about HIV and AIDs in order to make a positive impact

Sangakkara back on top

Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lanka captain, has reclaimed the top spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen, ending Sachin Tendulkar’s short-lived stay at the head of the table. Sangakkara’s performance in the first two Tests of the ongoing series against West Indies coincided with Tendulkar’s modest returns against New Zealand, leading to

Govt to limit tax breaks

NBR collects record revenue in July-October The government will reduce tax incentives for different sectors to help increase tax collection, said National Board of Revenue (NBR) officials yesterday. Also, in the new income tax law, truncated tax will be withdrawn in case of VAT at retailer level, they said. The NBR officials said revenue collections ... Read more

Dhaka stocks fall on rumours, political tension

Dhaka stocks dropped on Monday for the straight second day as investors, unnerved by a rumour of netting facility suspension move by the regulators and tensions in the political arena, sold off their possessions in afternoon trading, market operators said. The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange lost 59.45 points or 0.69 per cent ... Read more

Lotto inks licensing deal with Express Leather

Italian sportswear company Lotto has recently signed a ten-year licensing deal with local Express Leather Products Ltd in Dhaka. The deal will allow Express to produce, distribute and retail Lotto-branded footwear, accessories in Bangladesh from January. Lotto also plans to give the same authority for apparel to the local

Dipjol lands in jail

A Dhaka court yesterday sent Dhaka City Corporation ward councillor and film actor Monwar Hossain Dipjol to jail in connection with a case filed against him for assaulting a traffic police constable on November 16 in the city’s Gabtoli area. Metropolitan Magistrate SK Tofail Hassan passed the order after Sub-Inspector

Official recognition of elderly people as ‘senior

citizens’ demanded Human rights activists, dignitaries of the civil society, academicians and aged people on Monday demanded official recognition of elderly people as ‘senior citizens’ and the ensuring of their rights. They made the call while addressing a consultation meeting on ‘Older persons and the achievement of Millennium Development Goals’, organized by the Resource Integration ... Read more

BTB becomes official partner of Shahrukh show

The Bangladesh Tourism Board at a news briefing on Monday said they would be official partner of Bollywood heart throb Shahrukh Khan live show scheduled to be held at Dhaka Army Stadium next month. The press conference was jointly organised at the Sheraton Hotel by BTB and event management company Antar Showbiz which is arranging ... Read more

EU to finance schooling of 400,000 children

European Union (EU) will finance schooling for 400,000 poor children, who are hardest to reach, with an indicative budget of € 48.5 million. This was disclosed at a consultation workshop yesterday organised by the EU delegation at the Lakeshore Hotel in the city to publicise