Thursday, November 30, 2023

Online poker site is shut down

One of the world’s largest online poker sites has been suspended. Full Tilt Poker, an American-run site registered on the Channel Island of Alderney, has been closed down by the authorities there. A US investigation into money laundering, illegal gambling and bank fraud was launched

Mel Gibson reaches divorce settlement

Mel Gibson has reached a divorce settlement with Robyn Moore after two years. A lawyer for ‘The Beaver’ actor’s wife of 28 years – who started divorce proceedings in 2009, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ – appeared before a judge this morning to say they had reached a full agreement, including dividing their property. The couple – ... Read more

Madonna to open Malawian orphanage

Madonna plans to open an orphanage in Malawi. The ‘Celebration’ singer – who adopted five-year-old son David from the African country in 2006, followed by six-year-old daughter Mercy in 2009 – wants to redouble her efforts to aid orphaned children by opening a new centre as well as giving financial support to current ones. Speaking ... Read more

Diet Drinks Make You Fat

Regularly consuming diet fizzy drinks will only make you ­fatter, new research shows. Although they have fewer calories, the drinks fail to stop you piling on the pounds – and could trigger your appetite so that you eat more. The news is a blow to millions of Britons who believe such drinks help to keep ... Read more

Chocolate milk is best drink after exercise,claim scientists

Scientists have claimed that chocolate milk is the best recovery drink to have after exercise, as it helps build more muscles, boost performance and keep off the fat. After an exhausting session on the treadmill, many athletes usually reach for an isotonic sports drink or good old-fashioned water, but two new studies from The University ... Read more

Shaheed Munier Chowdhury Remembered

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy arranged a memorial programme in honour of Shaheed Munier Chowdhury on June 28. The programme was held at the Studio Theatre Hall of the academy. A discussion and staging of Munier Chowdhury’s play “Dando” were the highlights of the programme. Chowdhury’s student Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, and Professor Israfil Shaheen of Department of

Bankim Chandra: The First Prominent Bengali Novelist

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay is considered one of the greatest novelists of the sub-continent. Bengali novel practically began with him. He is widely regarded as a key figure in literary renaissance of Bengal as well as undivided India. Some of his writings, including novels, essays and commentaries, were a breakaway from the traditional verse-oriented writings, and ... Read more

Laila Hasan to attend dance conference in Seoul

Seasoned Bangladeshi dancer Laila Hasan has been selected as a member of Asian Dance Committee, according to press release. Initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea, the committee is a platform for artistes representing the Asian states. President of Bangladesh Dancers’ Organisation, Laila Hasan, is attending Asian Dance Committee’s conference ... Read more

5 lakh expat Bangladeshi workers to be fingerprinted

Malaysia 5 lakh expat Bangladeshi workers to be fingerprinted  Bangladesh and Malaysia will work together to fingerprint for the first time the estimated 500,000 Bangladeshis working legally and illegally here, said Hishammuddin Hussein, home minister of Malaysia, yesterday. The government had struck a separate agreement with Bangladesh’s High Commission to facilitate the registration of their ... Read more

Where degree doesn’t matter

BAEC’s principal engr has no engineering certificate  If you thought you needed an engineering degree to become an engineer, you are wrong. To prove yourself wrong, join Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), one of the top research institutions in the country. Aliuzzaman Sarder started his career at BAEC as a scientific assistant (SA)-II with an ... Read more

Maitree Express schedule refixed

The schedule of Dhaka-Kolkata direct train “Maitree Express” has been revised with effect from July 1 in response to popular demand in Bangladesh, says an announcement of Indian High Commission in Dhaka. The train will now start from Dhaka on Wednesdays and Fridays and will depart from Kolkata on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The time for ... Read more

Five PSTN operators may get back licences

The telecom ministry and the industry regulator have amended rules to return licences to five fixed-phone operators, who have been out of service for over a year due to a government ban. Under the changes, the five public switched telephone network (PSTN) operators will now have to solve their payment disputes on interconnectivity charges with ... Read more