Eid being celebrated

4 lakh musullis offer prayers at Solakia
Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across the country on Wednesday.
After a month-long fasting, Muslims sought divine blessings, peace, progress and prosperity in Eid congregations across the country.
The main jamaat (congregation) held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises in the city at 8:30am.
President Zillur Rahman offered his Eid prayers along with hundreds of people from different walks of life on the

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Protest at Shaheed Minar against govt’s failure

Sacrificing enjoyment, hundreds of conscious citizens of the country gathered at the Central Shaheed Minar on the Eid day to protest the failure of the government to maintain a safe road communications system.
Civil society members, leaders and activists of different political, social and cultural organisations took part in the sit-in began around 12:30pm Wednesday, expressing their solidarity with the

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Govt to be forced out if polls not held under CG: Khaleda

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said the next election must be held under the system of caretaker government; otherwise, the government will be forced to quit.
She said the entire country is ready for movement and different political parties that have contacted with BNP want movement to restore democracy in the

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PM exchange Eid greetings at Ganobhaban

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday exchanged Eid greetings with foreign diplomats, judges, senior civil and military officials, party leaders and cross-section of people at her official residence Ganobhaban.
At first, she exchanged greetings with cross-section of the people from 10:00am as the main entrance of Ganobhaban was opened on the

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Man beaten to death in Pabna

A day labourer was beaten to death Tuesday night allegedly by his neighbours over a land dispute in Faridpur upazia in Pabna. The body of Ebad Ali, 60 was sent to Pabna Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy Wednesday morning.
Kazi Zahidul Hafiz, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Faridpur Police Station, told

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Gaddafi’s daughter gives birth

Hunted throughout her homeland and forced to flee into exile across a dangerous desert border, the daughter of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi paused somewhere in the Sahara to have a baby.
The dramatic birth of Gaddafi’s granddaughter after her mother and other relatives escaped Libyan territory into Algeria, lends a human dimension to the dictator’s downfall and the ongoing

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Hasina critical of demonstration at Shaheed Minar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was critical of the people who staged demonstration at the Central Shaheed Minar on Wednesday instead of going home to celebrate the Eid.
“How much time would have needed to go their village homes?” she posed the question while exchanging greetings with reporters alongside her scheduled program for exchanging the

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Beyonce is pregnant

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards is memorable for many reasons. For one, Beyoncé Knowles debuts her baby bump at the Sunday show.
Yes, the songstress is pregnant with the first child with her 41-year-old husband Jay-Z.
First, Knowles, 29, teased the crowd by placing her hands on her stomach: “I have a surprise

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Eid moon sighting a tough task, says astronomer

Sighting the new moon to determine the first day of Eid Al Fitr is always a tough task, an astronomer who is also the member of the UAE Moon Sighting Committee told Gulf News on Monday.
“During the last two days of the month, the moon will be beyond the horizon after sunset, so it is difficult to observe it with the set conditions or parameters to determine the first day of

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Eid celebration on small screen

Come Eid-ul-Fitr ATN Bangla,Channel i,ntv,ETV,Banglavision,Rtv,Desh TV,Maasranga Television and Boishakhi TV are raring to go with an array of special TV plays, feature films, tele-films and variety shows.
ATN Bangla
Dehorokkhi
ATN Bangla will air single-episode

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Double delight from Pizza Hut

To celebrate the Eid, the world’s favourite pizza restaurant, Pizza Hut, has introduced a double stuffed crust “Cheesy-sausage Crust” pizza from yesterday.
This special pizza will be available with peoples’ favourite versions of pizza including Chicken Classic, Pollo Heaven, Spanish Delight, Chicken Italia, Spicy Chicken, Florence Chicken, Rustica, and Latin Spicy Hot, says a press release.
For the last eight years, the Pizza Hut has served 6 lakh customers with great food and wonderful dine-in experience. Besides

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Match sure, all else up in the air

A lack of a decisive decision from the Celebrity Management Group (CMG), the Kolkata-based event management firm that is brokering the Argentina friendly match in Bangladesh is threatening to put the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) in a real mess.
“At the moment the only thing that I can say is that the match between Argentina and

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Inquest a possibility

Manzur Ahmed said yesterday that an evaluation on the state of cricket in the country will be undertaken.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO believes that only an honest appraisal that looks into every corner will bring stability in the national team as well as the game as a whole.
“I would like to see it in management terms and in this case it will be called an evaluation,” said

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Messi still amiss

With only a week left for the scheduled FIFA friendly between Argentina and Nigeria in Dhaka, the football authorities here made little progress till yesterday in terms of the schedule of the two visiting high-profile teams. The Argentina team are expected to arrive here on September 3 while the Nigerians are scheduled to arrive two days later, with the marquee match slotted for

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