Monday, April 15, 2024

Govt may review proposal

Mobile Bill Tax Govt may review proposal Finance Minister AMA Muhith has hinted at reversing a plan to impose 2 percent tax at source on mobile phone bills. Responding to a query on whether he would review the fact that the tax to be entirely borne by customers, he said, “It certainly needs consideration. Let’s see.” ... Read more

Investment bears fruit

A confident Victoria Sporting Club turned up for their league deciding last round match against Old DOHS with commemorative T-shirts. In the end, there was no potential banana skin as the favourites clinched their title with a two-wicket victory at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday. It was not easy though as Victoria captain Shakib Al ... Read more

Victoria end long wait in style

A grand finish was how Victoria Sporting Club clinched their fourth Dhaka Premier League title yesterday, overturning aspirants Old DOHS by two wickets. As the Victoria players, officials and supporters skirted the Fatullah Cricket Stadium’s boundary rope, Iqbal Abdulla took his sweet time in the final over to bring up the

Madhuri Dixit turns singer

 Give Madhuri Dixit Nene a dance floor, and we all know what she is capable of. An entire generation of filmgoers grew up seeing Madhuri dance in movies like Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Devdas (2002) and Aaja Nach Le (2007). But now, the versatile actor is all set to do something new — Season Five ... Read more

Muktis join Abahani at the summit

Title contenders Muktijoddha Sangsad joined leaders Abahani in the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League with a 2-0 win over Sheikh Russel KC in their crucial tie at  the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. Nigerian striker Sunday Chizoba gave Muktijoddha Sangsad an eighth-minute lead before local hitman Zahid Hasan Emily struck the second one

Moushumi Nag

Busy actress Several TV serials, featuring Moushumi Nag, are now on air on different channels. At present she seems to be busy with her shooting more than ever. Almost everyday she  is shooting for TV plays. Alongside she is continuing modelling as well. “Ladies First”, featuring Moushumi, is being telecast on Banglavision. The drama is ... Read more

Junk foods lead to early-age diabetes

Frequent consumption of fast foods and lack of physical exercise are causing lifestyle diseases, particularly diabetes, among urban people even before they reach 35 years of age, according to physicians. They say the increasing popularity of junk foods — popularly called fast foods — among the youngsters leads them to burden their blood with cholesterol ... Read more

Great Wall ‘even longer’

The Great Wall of China has been officially declared even longer than previously thought. The wall measures 21,196.18km (13,170.6956 miles) long based on the latest state survey results, state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. A preliminary study

Brad Pitt to produce Monroe biopic

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt has stepped in as a producer to help director Andrew Dominik on his long delayed Marilyn Monroe biopic. Naomi Watts was to play the iconic bombshell in Dominik’s biopic Blonde, which stalled before shooting was scheduled to begin in January 2011, reports Hindustan Times. However, Pitt, 48, is planning to give ... Read more

Asif Iqbal returns with 3 albums

Renowned lyricist Asif Iqbal is going to hit the country’s music industry again with his three latest albums. After a break of about two years, the talented artiste is coming soon with his coffers of lyrics to stimulate the listeners. Among the three albums, two titled as “Shobta Jure” and “Obhimani Akash” will be released ... Read more

Michael Learns to Rock to perform in Dhaka

Danish pop-soft rock band Michael Learns to Rock will perform in Dhaka on June 22 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in their first ever visit to Bangladesh, said a press release. A local talented singer will get the chance to perform with the internationally acclaimed rock band in the concert. The singer will be ... Read more

Bollywood bound Bengali stars

There is sudden surge of Bengali actors in Bollywood cinema after the box-office success of Vidya-Balan-starrer, “Kahaani” and Paoli Dam’s “Hate Story”. While in the past, stray forays in Hindi films have been made by Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Biswajeet and Moushumi Chatterjee, at least four to five actors from Bengali cinema seems to have ... Read more

Aamir Khan to pitch in for nutrition campaign

Actor Aamir Khan, who has been earning accolades for highlighting social issues through his TV programme, will soon be seen spreading awareness about the problem of malnutrition as part of a major publicity campaign by the government, reports Times of India. ‘The Women and Child Development (WCD) ministry has planned a major information, education and

Safiuddin Ahmed retrospective at Bengal Gallery

Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts in Dhanmondi has organised a special solo art exhibition titled “Tribute to Great Master Safiuddin Ahmed”, featuring works of the recently deceased artist Safiuddin Ahmed. Begum Jahanara Abedin (widow of Zainul Abedin) inaugurated the exhibition on June 5 as chief guest. Painter Qayyum Chowdhury; educationist Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir; writer

Women can do everything

Says first Bangladeshi Everest princess on her return The first Bangladeshi woman to conquer Mount Everest said her achievement had proved women were not lagging behind and could do everything if they had confidence, determination and skills. “Conquering Mount Everest is the toughest task in the world. My success will inject confidence among Bangladeshi women ... Read more