Saturday, May 25, 2024

Teletalk launches 3G modem

Teletalk yesterday launched 3G modems, with 4 Megabits per second maximum speed, after operating 3G services for one and a half months. The state-owned mobile operator launched the product, ‘Flash’, with the largest package of 10 GB data and one SIM card at Tk 2,500. The customers will have to use up the free data ... Read more

No Pakistanis, no problem

BPL franchisees sing to the same tune Amid looming threats of Pakistani players pulling out from the Bangladesh Premier League, the franchisees of the Twenty20 competition said life without their service will not be as difficult as it may seem. A total of 57 Pakistani cricketers were put up in BPL’s players’ auction for the ... Read more

Tamim shines in New Year

Bangladeshi opening batsman Tamim Iqbal started off the New Year with a brilliant 68 in the HRV Twenty20 Cup though his team Wellington Firebirds lost the match to Northern Districts by nine wickets at Bay Oval on Tuesday. The dashing left hander, who was out on a duck in his previous match, struck four fours and equal ... Read more

Pakistan calls Bangladesh decision ‘inappropriate’

Pakistan on Tuesday criticised Bangladesh’s decision to abandon a planned cricket tour over security fears and threatened to bar its own players from playing in a Bangladeshi league. The two nations were scheduled to play a Twenty20 and a one-day international in Lahore this month, albeit pending security clearance

Prime Bank rope in BPL deal

The Bangladesh Premier League got their new title sponsor in Prime Bank Limited after the latter completed signing the agreement for Tk six crore with tournament’s event management company Game On Sports Management Limited at Mirpur on Tuesday. Earlier in the first edition of BPL Destiny-Boishakhi was the title

10,000 to get jobs in KL

Dhaka gets formal request Lifting a four-year ban, the Malaysian government has decided to recruit 10,000 male workers from Bangladesh for its plantation sector, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said yesterday. The ministry had received a formal request in this regard through the Kuala Lumpur

BGMEA probe finds workers’ link

Tazreen Factory Fire BGMEA probe finds workers’ link A section of workers and officials of the factory was involved in igniting the deadly fire at Tazreen Fashions in Ashulia that killed 112 workers on November 24, said a probe report of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association released on Monday. ‘We found names of some ... Read more

Muggers kill Ctg student

A student of Chittagong Polytechnic Institute was stabbed to death allegedly by muggers in Mehedibagh area of the port city early yesterday. Following a wave of protest triggered by the killing, the Chittagong Metropolitan Police suspended assistant sub-inspector Tarikul Islam, team leader of a patrol team deployed in the

Female lawyer murdered

A 60-year-old female advocate was strangulated to death allegedly by unidentified miscreants at her flat in the capital’s Mirpur area yesterday morning. The deceased Rowshan Ara was the wife of Mahboob-e-Sattar, an associate professor of Dhaka University. The killing happened around 10:00am when Sattar and his physician daughter

Welcome 2013

Revellers poured out into the streets singing and dancing and exploding crackers to usher in the year 2013 as the clock struck midnight past Monday amid jubilation. Security was heightened in Dhaka and other cities to fend off any untoward incidents during New Year celebrations. Hundreds of peoples, especially the youths, started thronging Dhaka University campus, ... Read more

45pc children underweight

Says survey The prevalence of underweight children at national level is about 45 percent in both boys and girls, shows a demographic survey. It finds that the prevalence of stunting is 40 percent in both boys and girls, and that it is five percent higher in rural areas than in

Prof Murshid was teacher of society

Say eminent citizens Prof Khan Sarwar Murshid was an ideal teacher who was not only a teacher for his students but also a teacher for society, eminent citizens said yesterday. “To become an ideal teacher it is very necessary to refrain from some things which he maintained,” said Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman,

Music-rapt teenager run over by train

With music playing on his headphones, a teenage boy failed to hear the sound of an oncoming train and died after subsequently being run over at Kuril rail crossing in the capital yesterday morning. The deceased 17-year-old Sabbir Hossain Tufan, a resident of the capital’s Uttar Badda, was scheduled to appear in the SSC examinations ... Read more

Yaba smuggling on rise: DNC

Smuggling and usage of contraband Yaba tablets, among illegal drugs, are alarmingly increasing in the country, said Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) yesterday. More than one lakh people are engaged in smuggling and trading of the illegal drugs while more than 50,000 people are arrested each year in connection

New Year dreams

Adda with up and coming singers  Some emerging singers had their exposure through the talent hunts — “Close Up 1” and “Shera Konthho”, while others established themselves after years of training. Each of them has individual solo albums in the market, while stage shows are a part of their regular routine. Jhilik claimed the top ... Read more

Look Forward

Stars of 2012 Look Forward Top names of big and small screens in 2012 talk about ups, downs and what’s next Redoan Rony, Director The film industry right now needs a lot of improvement and development, but I believe it has started. It is not an overnight process, and the changes are coming gradually, but ... Read more

Comics, Cosplay, and Collectibles

First Dhaka Comicon wraps up Dhaka’s pop culture following is not big, but it is not new either. Starting from teenagers to veteran entrepreneurs, there are collectors and ardent followers of movies, comics and video games spread across the capital. Samdani Art Foundation made a wonderful initiative to bring all of them under one roof, ... Read more

Base price for 3G auction: $20m

Auction by March; operators to pay 15pc additional VAT The finance ministry has set $20 million for per megahertz spectrum as the base or starting price for 2100 MHz band auction to roll out 3G or 4G service in Bangladesh. Sunil Kanti Bose, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, said the finance ministry has approved ... Read more