Glory for the West Indies

It was an historic day for West Indies cricket as the Caribbean side, thanks largely to an astonishing lone hand by Marlon Samuels, overcame the home team Sri Lanka by 36 runs to win the ICC World Twenty20 at the R Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo yesterday.
The final was billed as the battle between West Indies’ flair and Sri Lanka’s discipline, but

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‘It’s Party Time’

The long wait was over for West Indies. They were once the mighty West Indies, proud owners and creators of a formidable legacy, but over the last decade and a half have been a shadow of their former selves. Since their second ODI World Cup triumph during the glory days in 1979, their only ICC multinational tournament silverware was the 2004 Champions Trophy in

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Gentleman’s agreement with Pybus

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday expressed their disappointment over Richard Pybus’s failure to sign a deal with the board regarding his tenure as the head coach of the national team.
BCB officials expressed their concern after the leading Bengali daily Prothom Alo claimed that the deal between Pybus and the board, which took place in June, was not agreed

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Mahela quits T20 captaincy

Mahela Jayawardene has resigned as Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 captain, soon after his team lost the final of the World Twenty20 against West Indies in Colombo. He said he
will remain captain of the ODI and Test teams until at least the end of Sri Lanka’s tour of Australia in January, and remains available for Twenty20

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Walton signs NCL franchise agreement

Walton, a sister concern of RB Group, signed an agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Sunday to become the franchise owner of Dhaka division in the forthcoming National Cricket League.
BCB director and tournament committee chairman Gazi Ashraf Hossain and executive director of PR and media of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Humayun Kabir signed the

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Cole told to quit Twitter

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been advised to quit Twitter after derogatory comments he posted on the social network site risked putting his future with club and country on the line.
Cole labelled the Football Association a “bunch of t***s” on Friday for accusing him of “evolving” his statement supporting John Terry’s defence against the charge he

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Local VAS company among Asia’s best

Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award 2012
Local VAS company among Asia’s best
VU Mobile, a leading mobile VAS (value added service) company in Bangladesh, has been selected as a winner of prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award 2012.
Red Herring, an online technology business magazine, announced its Top 100 Award in recognition of the leading private technology companies from

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Disney develops 3D-printed lighting for toys

Disney is exploring the use of 3D printers to build new kinds of light features into objects.
The firm’s researchers are working on a range of techniques including “light pipes” and tubes of enclosed air that can be made to glow in controlled ways.
They say that 3D printers can create objects with “micron accuracy” that would otherwise

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Hall-Mark seeks fresh Sonali loan

Claims it can export garment worth Tk 500cr in 2 months if granted Tk 25cr loan
Controversial business group Hall-Mark has sought a fresh loan of Tk 25 crore from the Sonali Bank, claiming the credit would help it export garment worth Tk 500 crore in two months, said sources in the bank.
Like before, the company provided false and fabricated information relating to its export potentials.
Meanwhile, leading businessmen have questioned how could the Hall-Mark Group,

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Delay in repair’ deliberate’

Battered Dhaka Roads
Delay in repair’ deliberate’
Slow action of DCCs aims at greater corruption
With repairing dug-up roads, the Dhaka city corporations allegedly make deliberate delays or resort to substandard patch ups to have expensive
repairs later on, opening the window for greater financial irregularities.
The infliction of uncalled for miseries on the city dwellers while they make delays and do

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Written tests of 33rd BCS put off

Bangladesh Public Service Commission yesterday postponed the written test of the 33rd Bangladesh Civil Service examination scheduled to start today in the wake of question leak allegations.
Exams on the compulsory subjects scheduled to be held from October 7 to October 18 have been postponed. But the subject-wise tests due from October 30 to November 14 will be

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BB wants more control over state banks

Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman yesterday called for more control over state-run commercial banks to help them run professionally and enhance their accountability.
Exemption of state-owned banks from some of Bangladesh Bank’s supervisory empowerments of Banking Companies Act stands in the way of effective supervision of

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Austrian going to jump from space

For 23 miles up on the edge of space, and wearing only a pressurised suit and a parachute, Felix Baumgartner will pause at the hatch of his tiny capsule as it ascends into the heavens beneath one of the biggest balloons ever made.
The sponsor Red Bull Stratos announced on Friday that the jump by extreme athlete Baumgartner, 43, have been moved from Monday to Tuesday. The jump can only be made

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World T20 final today

The ICC World Twenty20 reaches its climax today with two deserving, talented teams in Sri Lanka and West Indies facing off in the final at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.
The match starts at 7:30pm Bangladesh time. State-run Bangladesh Television will show the match live.
The final marks an opportunity for both teams to add major silverware to their respective

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Autumn welcomed through music, dance

Cultural organisation Chhayanaut Sangskritik Kendra welcomed the month of autumn by arranging a colourful programme at the early morning of Friday held at the Bakultala of Faculty of Fine Art of Dhaka University.
The programme featured Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless songs synchronised with dance recitals upholding the beauty of autumn. The students and

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REHAB fair begins in New York today

Amid gloomy real estate business at home, listed developers are going to arrange the ‘REHAB Fair-2012’ in New York targeting the growing Bangladesh-origin second generation and retired groups in the USA. The three-day fair, organised by the Real Estate and Housing
Association of Bangladesh begins today that will help attract prospective

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