Saturday, September 30, 2023

Evaluating services of forest

Biodiversity contributes considerably to economy and environment Dr. M. A. BASHAR In developing countries, the necessity of publicising services of forests is severely lacking. This sector must be given attention with special emphasis. The country like Bangladesh has to be very serious in all respects to understand and exercise the services offered by the forests. We ... Read more

What the outcome yields for Bangladesh?

Doha Climate Conference What the outcome yields for Bangladesh? Md. Mahfujur Rahman Thirty-seven industrialized countries had been accused of releasing Greenhouse gases in Kyoto Protocol under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Signatory members to the UNFCCC have been meeting annually in Conference of the Parties (COP) to assess progress in dealing with ... Read more

Bangladesh’s proposed tour to Pakistan cancelled

BCB chief Nazmul Hassan has said Bangladesh will only tour Pakistan if the security situation in the country improves. He remained noncommittal, not saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the proposed tour, but it was made clear in various ways that the January visit has, for now, been ruled out. “The ICC minutes has it that ... Read more

The TV scene this year

The year is nearing its end, leaving a trail of eventful times in retrospective. The television media saw many ups and downs and here is a recap of 2012: Tying the knot: Popular model-actress Monalisa got married on 12.12.2012. Stars like actor Siddiq, actress Nisa, and model-actor Sayeed Babu also chose the same date to ... Read more

12 gadgets for 2013

Between the iPhone 5, Windows 8 and the legal drama between Apple and Samsung, the tech world has been heating up quite a bit in 2012. The coming year hopefully will be just the same, if not better. And with the likes of Xbox 720 and Amazon Phone being released, it looks pretty exciting. Apple ... Read more

Dell launches magazine

Dell has launched Dell She Power. Dell She Power will publish a quarterly magazine catering to women and organise events for women with the aim of empowering women. Dell country manager Sonia Bashir Kabir at the event said Dell She Power will work

Intel 4th gen processor next year

2012 was an exciting year for Intel in the Asia Pacific region. Zia Manzur, country business manager, Intel Bangladesh said this to journalists at a press meet in the capital. At the meet he said technology innovation from the region made possible devices with an immersive and personal computing experience. Intel

Controversially 2012

In 2012 Bangladesh have made some strides in the sports sphere — the playing of FIFA international friendlies and the general elevation of the cricket team’s standard in ODI cricket come to mind. But if there is one thing that can be expected from organised sports in Bangladesh, it is that there will be controversies, ... Read more

Robiul lights up day of draws

The first-round match of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) between Walton Central Zone and Prime Bank South Zone at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium eventually turned out to be a draw at the end of the fourth day yesterday. However, for a moment it seemed as though Robiul Islam’s terrific opening spell, which included four wickets ... Read more

The friendly path to success

Domestic football competitions have been in a steady position over last five years without much improvement seen in the general standard of football. The poor standard of the country’s footballers was exposed time and again when they competed at the international level in tournaments such as the biennial SAFF Championship, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Olympic

United they achieved

When Niaz Murshed became the country’s first Grandmaster (the first one from South Asian as well) back in 1987, a generation of youth were inspired to take up the game. They thought that chess would give them an identity and fame like no other sport could. But soon enough the harsh realities of the game ... Read more

London’s Bolt into immortality

In a cool summer evening on the 12th of August in London, Lord Sebastian Coe stood up to the podium facing 80,000 people and a TV audience of nearly a billion to whisper a simple phrase into the microphone. “When our time came, we did it right,” said Coe and the words of the man ... Read more

Siddikur’s highs and lows

The year 2012 is a tale of two halves for Siddikur Rahman, Bangladesh’s flag bearer in international golf. The man who became the first and only Bangladeshi to win an Asian Tour tile back in 2010 has produced some brilliant performances, threatened to win another title, but in the end fell to disappointing

Bodhon celebrates silver jubilee in Chittagong

Bodhon Abritti Parishad, a renowned poetry society association of the port city recently celebrated its silver jubilee under the theme “Andhar bhenge alor bunon” (Escape from darkness to the world of light). Marking the special occasion, it organised a four-day festival which started at District Shilpakala Academy premises featuring discussions, performances of solo and group ... Read more

Central Marshal-ling

Walton Central Zone’s Marshal Ayub dominated the third day of the first-round Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) match against Prime Bank South Zone with a fluent 125 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Central Zone eventually declared at 433 for 9 and at the end of the day’s play were leading the game by ... Read more

Tony Greig no more

Cricket commentator and former England player Anthony William Greig passed away in Sydney yesterday afternoon. Greig, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer in October, succumbed to a heart attack at the age of 66. Known in cricketing circles primarily as “Tony”, Greig’s booming voice has become well known to cricket’s television audiences. Enthusiastic,

4-star Jamal go top

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club joined leaders Abahani at the top of the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League with a 4-0 drubbing of Arambagh KS at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. A brace from Nigerian striker Sunday Chizoba, a goal from his compatriot Mike Otojareri and one from winger Shakil Ahmed ensured a comfortable victory for

Two Dutch coaches for BD football

Two Dutch professional football coaches have been all but confirmed for the Bangladesh national football team and for the position of the head of the Sylhet Football Academy, said a Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) official yesterday. Lodewijk de Kruif, a former player-turned-coach has been contacted for the job of the