Thursday, February 29, 2024

Dhaka’s World Cup cricket opening rated number two in all-time list

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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. ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more