Thursday, February 22, 2024

Late night drama breaks Kings’ hearts

The entire Bangladesh Premier League was made into a farce on Tuesday when the tournament’s governing body, in a late night meeting, ruled Barisal Burners as the fourth semi-finalist instead of Chittagong Kings. The decision was a complete reverse from the governing council’s previous clarification that said the Kings qualified as semi-finalist by virtue of ... Read more

‘A big shame’

Mushfiqur Rahim yesterday blasted the organising capacity of the BPL after the fiasco over the semifinal opponents of Duronto Rajshahi emerged only few hours before the game. The captain of the franchise that lost the first semifinal against Barisal Burners by eight wickets was understandably miffed but boldly criticised the overall mishap that has become ... Read more

HSC exams schedule revised

In the face of protests by HSC examinees of the science group, the government yesterday deferred the mathematics examinations by nearly a month. According to the revised routine, examinations of two papers of mathematics will be held on May 17 and 20, instead of April 22 and

Drama over BPL semi-final line-up

Heartbreak for Barisal, Chittagong sneak through The Bangladesh Premier League stoked up a major controversy on Monday when the semi-final line up was announced devoid of Barisal Burners, who thought to be qualified a day earlier. Duronto Rajshahi, Khulna Royal Bengals, Dhaka Gladiators and Chittagong Kings have completed the semi-final line up despite the last ... Read more

Fixing arrest takes BPL by storm

The arrest of a suspected Pakistani bookie took the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament by a storm on Monday as players, officials were seen busy discussing the issue. The Bangladesh Cricket Board captured Karachi resident Sajid Khan during a match on Sunday and took him to the visiting Anti-Corruption and Security Unit official before

Ton-up Smith leads Khulna to big win

Dwayne Smith smashed an unbeaten century to lead Khulna Royal Bengals to a 69-run win over Sylhet Royals in the last round robin match of the Bangladesh Premier League on Monday. With the semi-final line-up already decided, the match bore little significance as Khulna had secured their berth in the knockout phase before taking the ... Read more

Afridi to join Gladiators today

Pakistani cricketers Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal are set to join Dhaka Gladiators today for their semi-final match in the Bangladesh Premier League, said the franchise on Monday. The duo are expected to land at 8:00am at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, hours before Dhaka Gladiators are scheduled to take on Khulna Royal Bengals in the ... Read more

17,000 phone subscribers quit BTCL despite improved service

Everything is not hunky-dory for the country’s land phone operators, experts say. The state-owned Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (BTCL) has been struggling for some time now to retain its subscriber base, sources in the company said. Despite BTCL’s attempts at improving the quality of its services (QoS) by bringing the nationwide call switching

20,000 websites for people by 2015

Govt moves to take e-services to rural areas The government will launch 20,000 websites by 2015 to take e-service to the masses in efforts to materialise its vision of Digital Bangladesh. The websites will be developed under the National Portal Framework (NPF) in districts, upazilas, divisions, ministries and directorates with a free web-hosting by the ... Read more

An insult the boy couldn’t accept

Takes his life after picked up for theft by cops A 14-year-old boy, apparently unable to bear the disgrace of being picked up by police in connection with theft, yesterday took his own life. The family of the deceased, Khondker Shafiqul Islam Dipraj, 14, a class VIII student of Shaheed Zia Bashabo High School in ... Read more

Patients in peril as drug prices shoot up

Costlier dollar blamed The prices of life-saving drugs are increasing seemingly due to costlier imports of raw materials and the depreciation of the taka vis-à-vis foreign currencies. Poor patients are the worst sufferers of this pricing disorder. Prices for most of the pharmaceutical products are on an upward trajectory, while drug traders blame manufacturing companies ... Read more

Pakistani held on charge of BPL spot-fixing

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday detained a Pakistani citizen for his suspected involvement in spot-fixing during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. He was handed over to the police. Karachi resident Sajid Khan arrived in Dhaka on February 10 in the guise of a cosmetic businessman and watched every BPL matches after his arrival. The ... Read more

Mayor Theatre Festival in Rajshahi begins

The Mayor Theatre Festival started in Rajshahi on Friday evening, celebrating its 2nd anniversary with an array of plays for local theatre enthusiasts. The eight-day festival brings eight theatre groups from around the country to Rajshahi Medical College Auditorium to present a wide variety of plays including “Noshto Neer” by Dhaka Theatre, “Uttorkhona” by Anushilon ... Read more

A flash into Language Movement

Bhasha Andolan Jadughar A flash into Language Movement A class VI student was staring wide-eyed at a picture on the Language Movement of 1952 fixed to the wall of “Bhasha Andolan Jadughar” (Language Movement museum) inside Bangla Academy yesterday. “These pictures are outstanding. I got a very detailed idea of the 1952 Language Movement after ... Read more

‘Protect Jadunath’s palace complex from grabbers’

Locals formed a human chain on Friday urging the government to take necessary steps for protection of the historic palace of Raja Jadunath Roy at Balasur in Bhagyakul under Sreenagar upazila. An NGO named ‘Agrasar Bikrampur Foundation’ took ‘illegal’ lease of 5.71 acres of land at the archaeological site and causing damage to its heritage ... Read more