The ICC World Cup 2011 opening ceremony which was organised by Bangladesh Cricket Board in Dhaka, has been rated as No 2 in the all time opening ceremonies like Olympic Games, World Cup Football, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games. An American based organisation, who carried out such survey every two years, informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) about the success of
Month: February 2012
Telcos puzzled by regulator’s new letter
Licence Renewal Fees
Telcos puzzled by regulator’s new letter
Four mobile telephone operators are confused over a letter from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission that asked them to pay a due amount and late fees for licence renewal.
The BTRC on Wednesday asked Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Citycell to deposit a combined amount of Tk 857.46 crore within 10 days to renew their
Ishita turns author
Popular TV actress Ishita is set to make her debut as an author at this year’s Ekushey book fair. Her first book “Nirobe” has been published by Shobdo-Shilpo Prokashoni.
On the book, Ishita says it is the story form of a TV drama that she wrote in 2008. The play was aired then and has four to five characters, she adds.
Ishita began practicing her writing skills during her childhood, with teen magazine Kishor Tarokalok
Laltip released yesterday
Big budget Bangladeshi film “Laltip” was released yesterday. In the run up to the big day, a red carpet premiere show was held at Bashundhara City Star Cineplex on February 15, says a press release.
Managing director of Impress Tele-film Limited, Faridur Reza Sagar; director and head of news of Channel i Shykh Seraj; executive director (French section of the film) Enayet Ullah
First World Bengali Conference to begin in Dhaka tomorrow
For the first time World Bengali Conference is going to be held in Dhaka. The three-day conference will be inaugurated at Osmani Memorial Auditorium at 10:30 am on February 19. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be the chief guest while Nobel laureate Dr. Amartya Sen will be a special guest at the inaugural programme. A London-based organisation, Bengal International (BI), is hosting the conference
Papia Sarwar makes a comeback
When Tagore singers and devotees across the globe have come-up with their best possible efforts celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the Nobel Laureate poet, prominent singer Papia Sarwar could not remain isolated. Breaking her long eclipse in terms of releasing new albums, very choosy Tagore singer Papia Sarwar has passed an eventful year in 2011. After many years, the seasoned singer has
Faridee no more
Humayun Faridee, the legendary actor and one of the brightest silver screen stars in the country, died at his Dhanmondi residence in the capital yesterday morning. He was 60.
Faridee, a popular actor who mesmerised audiences for over two decades with his powerful versatile acting skills in theatre, television drama, and cinema, breathed his last
Journalist couple stabbed to death
Runi’s two brothers briefly detained: Two security guards in custody
Popular journalist couple, Golam Mustafa Sarwar alias Sagar Sarwar, a news editor of private television channel Maasranga, and his wife Meherun Nahar alias Meherun Runi, a senior reporter of ATN Bangla, were stabbed to death at their West Rajabazar residence in the capital early Saturday. The killing, first of its kind in country’s history, has triggered a shock wave across the
Nano to be launched in Bangladesh this month
Nitol Group, distributor of Tata Motors in Bangladesh, will start marketing the Nano car this month.
“We will import 100-200 cars and move forward depending on market demand,” said Abdul Matlub Ahmed, chairman of Nitol.
One of the smallest as well as lowest powered (624cc) cars in the world, the Nano was
Russell, Sakib sink Gladiators
Khulna Royal Bengals underlined their credentials as one of the top sides in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League when they handed Dhaka Gladiators a 19-run defeat in their first match on Saturday.
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell grabbed 4-35 to help Khulna restrict Dhaka to 156-7 after his whirlpool 37 off 15 balls lifted the side to 175-5 in the day’s first
Shehzad shines in Burners win
Chris Gayle failed to reproduce his opening day’s form but Barisal Burners still managed to find a way to beat Duronto Rajshahi by 22 runs in their second match in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.
Pakistani cricketer Ahmed Shehzad set up the win with his second consecutive fifty leading Burners to 180-2 before Rajshahi stuttered from the start to end their chase on
Spot-fixing not an issue for Mashrafee
Dhaka Gladiators skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza said that he had completely forgotten about the recent spot-fixing issue once he entered the field against Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.
Mashrafee took Bangladesh cricket by a storm last week when he claimed that he was
Mahmud asks Kings not to sleep on laurels
Chittagong Kings head coach Khaled Mahmud urged his charges not to sleep on their laurels as they will be up against a tough opposition, Khulna Royal Bengals, in their second match of the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.
The Kings won their first match in the BPL quite comprehensively against Duronto Rajshahi
Gayle burns Royals
Chris Gayle, showed the money spent on him was worth paying, burned Sylhet Royals with a marauding century to steer Barisal Burners to a 10-wicket win in the opening match of the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday. The mercurial West Indian, a $551,000 pick by Burners, hammered 101 off just 44 balls to make the win ridiculously easy for the Barisal franchise despite Royals setting
‘I will sleep like a baby’
West Indian Chris Gayle gave the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament a blistering start when he smashed an unbeaten 101 off 44 balls in Barisal Burners’ 10-wicket win over Sylhet Royals in the opening match on Friday.
Gayle flew in on Friday morning for the Burners and regardless of being jet-lagged he
Gladiators look for winning start
Dhaka Gladiators will be looking to make a winning start when they face Khulna Royal Bengals in their opening match of the maiden Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today. Both the franchises contain former skippers of the national team. The men in orange, Gladiators will be led Mashrafee bin Murtaza alongside team’s icon player and another former national
Dropped catches cost Duronto dear
Duronto Rajshahi paid the price for missed catches as Chittagong Kings humbled them by 53 runs in their first match of the Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka on Friday.
Duronto dropped at least five catches that allowed Kings to gain some momentum despite a slow start and pile up a mammoth 206-4 in 20 overs to set up the crushing
BCB to probe ‘spot-fixing’ approach
The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Friday formed a four-member committee to investigate the alleged spot-fixing approach made to Bangladesh Premier League franchise Dhaka Gladiators captain Masrafee bin Murtaza. BCB senior vice-president Mahbub Anam will head the committee that also included BPL governing council chairman Gazi Ashraf Hossain and secretary Sirajuddin Mohammed Alamgir,
BPL in a spot of bother
Mashrafe receives spot-fixing offer
The money-spinning Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 is set to kick off today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, but it was the spot-fixing allegation that hogged all the spotlight yesterday, even dwarfing the much hyped opening ceremony.
Pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the captain of the Dhaka Gladiators, has told two
BPL T20: The low-down
The much talked-about Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 will roll into action today. Hopefully all the negative talk surrounding the BCB’s new venture will be swept under the carpet, at least for a while, as the action begins in earnest with the match between Barisal Burners and Sylhet Royals which starts from 2pm at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Chittagong Kings take on Duronto Rajshahi at