Farah Ruma: All in one

Farah Ruma has been in media for more than a decade. She has demonstrated her brilliance in drama, modelling, cinema, and in hosting TV shows. “Amaro Gaite Ichche Holo”, a music show hosted by her has been aired for about two and half years. The programme is telecast on ntv at 9pm once a week. Ruma has shared her thoughts with The Daily Star regarding the programme and other issues as well

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Group exhibition features women artists

Women artists of the country have exhibited their spirit of womanhood, enlightenment, enthusiasm and creativity through an ongoing group exhibition at Bay’s Galleria, Radius Centre in Gulshan.
Thirteen celebrated artists like Farida Zaman, Naima Haque, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Nasreen Begum, Bipasha Hayat and are displaying 23 artworks at the exhibition titled ‘Illuminating

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Timeless Nazrul songs presented

Prominent and promising Nazrul singers presented timeless Nazrul songs on Tuesday at the Central Public Library auditorium at the programme organised by Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha marking 113th birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The programme began with a chorus presentation of Nazrul song Jhar jhanjay ore nishan performed

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Chinese troupe stages The Mouse Daughter’s Marriage

ITI THEATRE FESTIVAL AT SHILPAKALA ACADEMY
Chinese troupe stages The Mouse Daughter’s Marriage
In the era of ‘opening up’ and ‘economic reformation’ to meet global challenges, when the Chinese authority is adapting many policies, traditional Chinese culture cannot be left behind! While the western animated movies are gaining popularity amongst Chinese children these days, Chinese artistes are creating experimental Chinese Opera, maybe in reaction, to quench the thirst of the new generation audiences

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Aikik Theatre, Aranyak perform

On the third day of the eight-day ITI theatre festival, Aikik Theatre and Aranyak Natya Dal staged Har Tauranga and Kabar respectively at the Experimental Theatre Hall and Studio Theatre Hall on Tuesday.
Har Tauranga features struggles of an ethnic minority group in an imaginary island to resist the oppressive people, who aim to plunder the natural resources and control over the

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I’m fearful of its future

Grameen Bank
I’m fearful of its future 
Says Yunus in an open letter
Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday urged stakeholders and the government not to take any step to change the legal structure of the Nobel-winning Grameen Bank.
In an open letter to the borrower owners of Grameen Bank, Yunus expressed his fear that steps are afoot to alter the management

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HC asks eight policemen to appear

Molestation at Police Club
HC asks eight policemen to appear 
The High Court on Wednesday issued a rule on its own asking the government and the police to explain in two weeks why the authorities should not be ordered to prosecute the five police officers for their alleged involvement in the molestation of a teenaged girl at the Police Club on Dhaka court premises on Tuesday.
The bench of

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GPS tracker mandatory for trucks, vans

The government on Wednesday ordered that GPS (global positioning system) tracker must be installed in all trucks and covered vans carrying goods along the highways to help check hijacking of vehicles, now a big concern to businessmen.
The directive came at an inter-ministerial meeting that discussed extortion and other problems in transport sector at the secretariat

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MLM plundering money of commoners: ACC chief

Chairman of Anticorruption Commission (ACC) Golam Rahman on Wednesday termed the Multi Level Marketing (MLM) companies as plunderers.“Plundering of money is going on across the country in the name of MLM business. They are involved in money laundering. The activities are being carried out to make commoners pauper

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Bad weather forces Nishat, Mohit to wait at Lukla

Nishat Majumder and her fellow mountaineer MA Mohit remained stranded in Lukla for the third consecutive day yesterday due to bad weather while Wasfia Nazreen has been staying at Namche Bazar since Tuesday.
“We have been stranded here for the last three days as flight services between Kathmandu to Lukla remain suspended due to

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Empowering local people to ensure natural assets

The International Institute for Environment and Development urged governments to invest in resilience, strengthen local control over natural resources, and apply realistic values to the environment and human wellbeing in order to steer societies onto a more secure path. The call comes in a paper published by IIED’s director Camilla Toulmin, ahead of

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Enforce house rent act

Tenants’ association asks govt
Jatiya Bharatia Parishad, an association of tenants, yesterday demanded the enforcement of House Rent Control Act, 1991, to prevent the house owners from increasing the rent arbitrarily.
The council also urged to bring an end to the practice of evicting tenants without prior notice.
“Each year house owners

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Rony DUJA new president, Zayeef GS

Daily Ittefaq Dhaka University correspondent Mahbub Rony and Ahmed Zayeef of the daily Protham Alo were elected as president and general secretary of DU Journalists’ Association respectively.
The election for the term 2012-2013 was held at its office at Teacher-Student Center of the university on Wednesday

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Bangladesh-made uniforms for British army

Satexco has been supplying uniforms to the army for the last 10 years
A Bangladeshi company supplies uniforms to the British army, which is another testimony to the excellence of the country’s garment sector.
Satexco, a garment company inside Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ), has been serving the British army for the last 10 years

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Jessica Simpson unveils daughter Maxwell

Singer Jessica Simpson has shown off her newborn baby daughter Maxwell to the world in a touching photoshoot.
The smiling new mum graces the cover of this week’s People magazine in the U.S., beaming with joy and cradling her sleeping baby.
And she’s told how her life with fiance Eric Johnson has turned on its head since the birth earlier this

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