Shabnam

Memorable moments in the life of an actress
Shabnam’s passion for acting started in her early teens. At the time she was taking dance lessons at the Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts and that was the only exposure she had to the world of performing arts. “When I joined films, it was indeed a turning point in my life, since very few women in the subcontinent were exposed to the silver screen then,” she says.
“When director Ehtesham

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Govt, NGO partnership must to achieve MDGs

Maternal, Child Health
Govt, NGO partnership must to achieve MDGs
Along with government’s initiatives, a partnership between government and non-government organisations is necessary to achieve millennium development goals (MDG) regarding maternal and child health issues within 2015, said speakers at a launching ceremony yesterday.
They were speaking at the launching ceremony of “Women and their Children’s

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Non-govt school, college teachers get 6-month maternity leave

The education ministry yesterday issued a circular granting six-month maternity leave for teachers and employees of non-government secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions.
According to yesterday’s circular, a teacher or an employee will be entitled to the maternity leave twice in her entire professional life and she will receive full salary and allowances before

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SEC announces capital market master plan

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Sunday announced a 10-year capital market master plan which would allow the commission to operate independently of the government.
According to the plan, the SEC will be able to formulate its own budget without permission of the government and will also able to recruit manpower according to its

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Buddhist temples, houses torched in Cox’s Bazar

Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples and households in 10 villages in Ramu of Cox’s Bazar were torched by angry Muslims since midnight on Saturday, and authorities
clamped a ban on gatherings for an indefinite period to restore order.
The police had to open fire on a mob at Hwaikong of Teknaf on Sunday evening as the unruly

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Rimi wins

Gazipur-4 By-polls
Rimi wins
Afsar rejects results, saying polls ‘stage-managed’
Ruling Awami League candidate Simeen Hussain Rimi yesterday won the Gazipur-4 by-polls by a huge margin amid a very low voter turnout and peaceful polls atmosphere.
Rimi tallied 63,401 votes, overshadowing her two rivals — Afsaruddin, her uncle and independent candidate, and Communist Party of Bangladesh-backed

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Tax return deadline now Oct 31

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) yesterday extended the deadline for submission of income tax returns by one month. The deadline is now October 31, MA Quader Sarker, an official of tax administration and monitoring of NBR, said yesterday, adding, “We will in no way extend the time  further.”
The announcement of the time extension came hours before the expiry of the deadline set

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Barfi in the thick of controversy

Even before the cast and crew of India’s entry for best foreign language film at next year’s Oscars “Barfi” could begin celebrating, the movie is in the thick of a controversy for allegedly copying scenes of foreign movies, including those featuring legendary Charlie Chaplin.
Since “Barfi” had hit screens two weeks ago, several videos have spread through social media

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Indo-Pak clash stirs Lankan passion

At noon when the media bus started its trip from the Singhalese Sports Club, the headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket, towards R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, the city streets were almost deserted as Sunday is the weekly holiday in the country. And that was why it took only ten minutes to reach the destination, which is not the case on regular office

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Easy passage for big guns

Fed Cup Draw Held
Easy passage for big guns
Big-spenders Sheikh Russel KC have been placed in Group A along with ten-time champions Mohammedan SC as the draw of the 24th Federation Cup was held yesterday at the Bangladesh Football Federation.
Holders Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, runners-up Team BJMC and title contenders Abahani have avoided each other in the group phase clashes as they were placed in different groups on

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BD A suffer 53-run loss

It was a combination of some good left-arm bowling that demolished the Bangladeshi A batting line-up and helped the visiting West Indies High Performance team take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match one-day series. Promising young pacer Sheldon Cotterrell and slow-left arm bowler Verasammy Permaul shared 8 wickets as the visitors bowled the hosts out for

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Siddik ends up in 18th place

Country’s ace golfer Siddikur Rahman carded a poor six-over-par 78 in the final round as he went 13 places down to finish joint 18th in the Mercuries Taiwan Masters in Taipei on Sunday.
Siddik was in a commendable position after round three as he stood 5th in the competition, but lost his way in the last round at the Taiwan Golf & Country Club which

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Netrakona win Gold Cup title

Netrokona emerged champions in the Walton Dhaka Divisional Commissioner Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Gopalganj 4-0 in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. Toklis scored a hattrick while Ronny netted the other goal for the winning side.
Divisional Commissioner of Dhaka AN Shamsuddin Azad Chowdhury distributed prizes

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