Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Tanzika on her current endeavours

Since she began her career as an actor in a drama serial titled ‘Sparsher Baire’ directed by Shahiduzzaman Selim, model Tanzika Amin has been regularly acting in TV plays these days. Now she is equally busy in her duo role as a model and an actor. The number of her fans is on the rise ... Read more

Popular TV serial “Choita Pago” completes 50th episode

Directed by actor Mahfuz Ahmed, popular TV serial “Choita Pagol” completed its 50th episode on December 24th. The cast and crew of the serial held a special press briefing at the Channel i station in Dhaka to celebrate the occasion with the media. Mahfuz Ahmed, Joya Ahsan, Majnun Mizan, Rawnak Hasan, Tahsin and Brindabon Das ... Read more

$1.68b loss for traffic jam a yr

Traffic congestion in the capital causes a loss of about $1.68 billion a year. The estimate was given by SM Salehuddin, additional executive director of Dhaka Transport Coordination Board (DTCB), at a seminar on Modernisation of Bus Transport in Dhaka on wednesday. “Annual loss caused by traffic congestion in Dhaka city is approximately $1.68 billion,” ... Read more

Transparency needed to uphold liberation war spirit: Justice Tofazzul

Former chief justice M Tofazzul Islam on Thursday called for maintaining transparency and accountability in every sector to materialise the spirit and ideals of the liberation war. ‘We should have maintained accountability and transparency in every field of national life after the liberation war. As we have failed to do so, I think the liberation ... Read more

One sentenced to death, another life

Boy Killing in Tangail One sentenced to death, another life A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced one person to death and another to life in jail in absentia for killing an eight-year-old boy in ransom in March 23, 2003 under Mirzapur upazilla in Tangail district. The convict with death is Mohammad Bakul while Mohammad Selim was ... Read more

Large number of visitors throng Rajshahi digital fair on last day

Visitors from all walks of life thronged the Rajshahi Digital Fair 2010 on its concluding day on Thursday. Modern technological devices and information and communication appliances attracted most of the visitors, said the visitors on the fair ground while asked about their interest and causes that encouraged them to join the

10 children die from malnutrition an hr

Say experts Ten children die across the country every hour due to acute malnutrition which can be averted mostly through proper breastfeeding and complementary feeding, according to experts. They said promotion, protection, and support in both breastfeeding and complementary feeding are a must for building a healthy nation

Gulshan Couple Murder

Daughter cry for punishment before court Sumaiya Yasmin Bithi, daughter of Sadequr Rahman and Rumana Nargis and lone witness to the murder of her parents, appeared before a Dhaka court yesterday and demanded exemplary punishment to the killers. Judge Kaniz Akhter Nasrina Khanam of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 recorded her

Inter-Univ Mathematics Olympiad held

More than 250 undergraduate students of different universities of the country took part in the Inter-University Mathematics Olympiad 2010 on the North South University campus in the capital on Thursday. The NSU’s electrical engineering and computer science department in collaboration with

DSE ends 2010 on upbeat mood

DGEN rises by 82.87pc from 2009 Dhaka bourse finished a booming year on an upbeat mood with its benchmark general index and turnover gaining on Thursday. The general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange advanced by 75.36 points, or 0.92 per cent, to close at 8,290.41 points on the last trading day of

ASA to open 300 SME branches in 2011

ASA, one of the largest microfinance institutions in Bangladesh, will open 300 branches across the country in 2011 to cater small entrepreneurs. The organisation also plans to disburse Tk 8,000 crore in loans to restructure credit schemes to make them more flexible for clients

Flydubai to fly from Ctg on Jan 17

Dubai’s low cost airline flydubai plans to begin flights from Bangladesh on January 17. The airline will operate flights between Chittagong and Dubai, said a statement yesterday. “The flights to Chittagong will not only cater to the Bangladeshi workforce in the UAE, but also will be instrumental in increasing trade and business between our two ... Read more

73pc students pass JSC, JDC exams

In the first-ever Junior School Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate examinations, 73.04 per cent of the examinees have came out successful. The pass rate in the school exams is 71.34 and the pass rate in the madrassah exams is 81.03. The results were published on Thursday. The exams were held during

FFs’ children, grandchildren to get 30pc govt jobs

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal for preserving 30 percent job quota for the children and grandchildren of freedom fighters in government, semi-government and autonomous institutions. The establishment ministry placed the proposal at the weekly cabinet meeting at the secretariat with the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in the

Security tightened for New Year celebrations

The authorities have taken extensive security measures for the capital city to ensure peaceful celebrations of New Year tonight. A contingent of 7,000 additional policemen will be deployed in and around the city to fend off any untoward incidents, Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Benazir Ahmed

59 BGB soldiers jailed for mutiny in Sylhet

A special Border Guard Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced 59 soldiers of 38 Border Guards Battalion to different terms and fined them Tk 100 each on charge of mutiny at the battalion headquarters in Sylhet in February 2009. The Special Court-14 set up at the Sylhet sector headquarters in the city’s Akhalia, acquitted

Ship runs short of water, fuel

The Somali pirates, who have hijacked Bangladeshi ship MV Jahan Moni, remained out of contact for five days until yesterday amidst concern that the stock of drinking water and fuel in the ship might be exhausted. Officials of the ship’s operating firm Brave Royal Ship Management Limited said this yesterday at a view-exchange meeting with ... Read more

DoE fines brick kiln

The department of environment (DoE) yesterday fined an illegal brick kiln Tk 4 lakh at Bhaluka of Mymensingh for destroying agricultural lands and environment. A special team of DoE led by Md Munir Chowdhury, director of monitoring and enforcement wing, also dismantled the 32 feet chimney of the kiln during the

Superb Shahriar shocks MSC

Shahriar Nafees smashed his second successive century to help Gazi Tank Cricketers climb a mountain as they shocked reigning champions Mohammedan SC in a high-scoring fifth round match of the Dhaka Premier League by seven wickets in Bogra on Thursday. Nazimuddin and Shamsur Rahman hit two centuries to lead Mohammedan to a formidable

WC tickets from Jan 2

Tickets sale for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 matches in Bangladesh have been delayed by a day and will now start from January 2, 2011 across the country. It was a belated realization from the authority concerned that Saturday is a weekly holiday and all the banks will be closed on the