Monday, December 11, 2023

Yes, I cheated: Ranbir Kapoor

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor confesses cheating on former girlfriend, says he has grown up now. When actor Deepika Padukone declared that a certain ex-boyfriend had cheated on her, the world pointed fingers at Ranbir Kapoor. But, the actor stayed mum on the issue. Now, the 29-year-old has broken his silence, and confessed that he had, ... Read more

Music heals the wounds of soul: Subir Nandi

Eminent singer Subir Nandi has won the hearts of millions of fans across the county for presenting innumerable timeless songs since early seventies in all media including radio, cinema, TV and audio industry. Din jai kotha thake, Bondhu hote cheye tomar, Tumi emon-e, Hazar moner kachhe proshno rekhe, Koto je tomake beshechhi bhalo and many ... Read more

New fund to prop up troubled stockmarket

The private sector has stepped in to rescue the ailing stockmarket with a ‘market stabilisation fund’ that also aims to give a new lease of life to retail investors who incurred losses. AK Azad, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), yesterday announced a concept paper on the fund after ... Read more

Stocks rise on market fund news

Stocks gained yesterday as investors used early losses as a buying opportunity following stakeholders’ move to form a market stabilisation fund. Stakeholders have decided to form a ‘market stabilisation fund’ to help recipients of margin loans and the lenders as they face difficulty while adjusting their loans when the market goes through

IBM 2nd in tech ranking

For the first time since 1996 IBM’s market value has exceeded Microsoft’s. IBM’s closing price on September 29 was $214 billion while Microsoft’s was a shade behind at $213.2b. The values cap a sustained period in which IBM’s share price has moved steadily upward as Microsoft’s has generally been in decline. The growth means IBM ... Read more

DCC to introduce solar street lights

The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has chalked out a Tk 3.90crore  programme to introduce solar street light at Arambagh area initiallyon  an experimental basis. If the programme is successful, the streets in the wholeDhaka city will be brought under solar lighting system, said DCC Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka in an interview with The New Nation. ... Read more

Architecture: Bangladesh Perspective

Architecture of any country reflects the picture of culture, past and present of that area. Architecture of Bangladesh refers to the architectural attributes and styles of the country. Basically architecture of Bangladesh refers to the architectural attributes and styles of the country. The architecture of Bangladesh has a long history and is rooted in Bangladesh’s ... Read more

Momena to perform at Chickenshed Theatre in UK

Actress Momena Choudhury is travelling to UK with her theatre troupe Shunyan to take part in the mini-season of plays on conflict, a theatre festival which is being organised by Chickenshed Theatre. There the troupe will stage their play Lal Jomin on October 3, the play features Momena Choudhury in a single act performance. The ... Read more

Cost of living almost double in 5 yrs

The cost of living in Bangladesh has increased by 82.59 per cent over the last five years from, according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). In relation, the income has increased by 59.38 per cent over the same period showing an unusual disparity between income and expenditure. This disparity has made the fixed income group’s ... Read more

First Hajj flight reaches Jeddah

Biman Bangladesh Airlines yesterday operated its first Hajj flight of the year carrying 505 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. A Boeing 747 jumbo jet left Shahjalal International Airport (SIA) around 5:45am and landed safely at Jeddah airport in the afternoon, Biman sources said. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister GM Quader inaugurated the national carrier’s

HR boss barred from visiting jail

He demands removal of prisons chief National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman was barred from entering Sylhet Central Jail by authorities on Thursday morning. Mizanur Rahman arrived at the jail’s entrance at around 9am and waited for the jail’s acting superintendent to appear. The NHRC Chairman left around 11am after being refused permission ... Read more

English being taught in Bengali !

Second part A report, prepared by a 16-member government committee, headed by University Grants Commission member Prof. Atful Hye Shibly, has observed that English is usually being taught through Bengali in classrooms and this practice hinders proficiency in English. The committee was assigned the task of identifying the obstacles to learning English and put forth ... Read more

Tamim-Imrul fury on final day

Reds coast to 7-wicket win BCB Red’s batting muscle took them to a seven-wicket win yesterday in the four-day practice match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. After Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes laid into the BCB Green bowlers in a two-hour blitz, Shuvogoto Hom Chowdhury and Mushfiqur Rahim steered the 234-run chase in ... Read more

‘Staring to enjoy batting again’

Smarting from his demotion from the vice-captain’s role since September 5 when the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) suddenly sacked him and Shakib Al Hasan from the leadership positions, Tamim Iqbal finally turned the corner with a solid score yesterday. Though he looked good during the BCB Cup, Tamim’s dismissal in the first innings of the

Behind the scenes

Shooting of Second Hand Hasna Hena in Pubail where the drama “Second Hand” is being shot is teeming with its cast and crew. As one enters the set, one comes across actor-director Zahid Hasan busy putting on his makeup. Hasan asks cinematographer Anwar Hossain Bulu if his attire is suitable for the scene. On Bulu’s ... Read more

Ahmed Sharif in direction after 8 years

Popular villain of Bangladeshi film industry Ahmed Sharif has recently returned in direction after a span of eight years. He has recently directed a comedy play titled ‘Mairer Upor Oshud Nai’. The play was written and produced by Nader Khan. Legendary TV and film actor ATM Shamsuzzaman has played the key role here while Rina ... Read more

A familiar face

Catching up with Jyotika Jyoti Lux Anandadhara Photogenic 2004 Jyotika Jyoti has become a familiar face thanks to TV plays, commercials and feature films. Currently she is busy shooting for a feature film and several TV plays. The Daily Star (TDS) recently got her take on her recent work. Excerpts from the interview: TDS: Tell ... Read more

Medicare goes haywire

6-hr Power Outage at BSMMU Hospital Medicare goes haywire  A six-hour blackout paralysed the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) yesterday, causing immense suffering to patients and doctors. Except for a few emergency services using generator, all pathological tests, scheduled operations and outdoor services remained snapped from 6:00am to 12:15pm when power supply resumed, hospital ... Read more