Friday, April 19, 2024

Gayle, Gazi resume rivalry

Gladiators face Royals in race-to-final, BPL play-off today Dhaka Gladiators’ new recruit Chris Gayle and Sylhet Royals’ off-spinner Sohag Gazi will resume their rivalry once again when the two teams clash with each other in the race-to-final qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday. Gayle and Gazi recently faced off in a bilateral series when ... Read more

Morison salvages draw for MSC

Osei Morison scored a late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Mohammedan SC against Team BJMC in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. Nigerian striker Eleta Kinsley put BJMC ahead in the 45th minute which looked like would enough to secure a win for the side before Morison ... Read more

Bashanta welcomed

The city turned to a festive mood on Wednesday as thousands of youths in colourful attires and flowers in hands celebrated the first day of Bashanta (spring), the season of beauty and resurrection, which has been glorified in poems and songs as symbol of love and inspiration. Celebrating the day various cultural organisations presented romantic ... Read more

Valentine’s Day always special

Lucky Enam, Enamul Huq say Even after 40 years of the their marriage, celebrity couple Lucky Enam and Enamul Huq celebrate Valentine’s Day with special arrangement. Nature of celebrations is completely different from their early marriage days but charm is still the same. They celebrate the day with children and grand children these days. Family friends ... Read more

Love is in the air

The beauty love has been highlighted in the ongoing group painting exhibition titled Love is in the Air at the Athena Gallery in Badda. Thirteen couple artists of the country have depicted the beauty of love in the displayed 93 artworks done in various mediums including watercolour, oil, acrylic, wood, metal and mixed media in ... Read more

More women join Shahbagh protests

Jahanara Imam’s portrait set up Thousands of women from all walks of life joined the Shahbagh protests, spearheaded by the youths, passing the ninth consecutive day Wednesday, expressing solidarity with the demand for death penalty for war criminals. Protesters instituted a giant portrait of Jahanara Imam, who led people’s court trying war criminals in 1992, about ... Read more

Trade deficit drops by 34pc in H1 due to import fall

The country’s trade deficit in the first half of the current financial year decreased by 34.13 per cent compared with that of the same period of FY 2011-12 due mainly to negative import growth, said Bangladesh Bank officials. According to BB data to be released today, the import in July-December registered a negative growth of 6.69 per ... Read more

Draft act proposes penalty for refiners

Edible Oil without Vitamin A Draft act proposes penalty for refiners The government has taken an initiative to finalise the Edible Oil Fortification Act-2013 with a provision of mandatory Vitamin A fortification in edible oil and imposing ban on import of unfortified oil in a bid to ensure people’s access to Vitamin A. The industries ... Read more

Atiur blames banks for lack of anti-fraud measures

Bangladesh Bank has got a Material Loss Review conducted covering the recent frauds at different banks and it has revealed that the affected banks had not taken the required measures to tackle embezzlements, said BB governor Atiur Rahman on Wednesday. The MLS revealed that the affected banks did not maintain their essential routines like

Dhaka stocks inch up amid volatile trading

Dhaka stocks ended higher amid volatile trading on Wednesday as the bourse recorded an increased turnover again. The early hours saw the investors going for sell-offs while afterwards they opted to buy. High officials of an institutional investor said violence between the Jamaat-e-Islami and police in the morning made the investors panicked

Pahela Phalgun adds colour to book fair

The celebrations marking Pahela Phalgun, the first day of spring according to the Bangla calendar, added a new dimension to the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, with young people, in colourful dresses, roaming the fair premises. Thousands of young people, the boys in traditional pyjamas and punjabis and the girls in yellow saris, crowded the fair and ... Read more

Abahani end Jamal’s unbeaten run

Abahani Limited finally put an end to Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club’s unbeaten run in the league to regain top spot while Sheikh Russell KC were easy winners over Muktijoddha Sangsad KC in the Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday. Jamal’s unbeaten run included seven wins and four draws prior to their game against

School Chess concludes

Shuvrodeepto Das, Mohammad Fahad Rahman and Tanzia Akter Tani were the unbeaten champions of their respective groups in the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered School Chess at the National Sports Council Tower on Wednesday. Shuvrodeepto was the champion of Group A as he achieved full eight points from eight games while Fahad, sponsored by the ... Read more

Ambitious Bangladesh go Dutch

Bangladesh’s football is soon to have a taste of Dutch flavour when Lodewijk de Kruif and his assistant Rene Koster will take the reins of national football team for the AFC Challenge Cup in March. The appointments of the Dutch duo have raised some expectation on Bangladesh football not just at home but also abroad. ... Read more

Tamim declared fit for SL series

Bangladesh Cricket Board can breathe a sigh of relief as their opener Tamim Iqbal will be fit ahead of the series against Sri Lanka after having a two-week rest for a hair-line crack in his injured hand. Tamim sustained the injury during the match between Duronto Rajshahi and Sylhet Royals in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier ... Read more

Country stands in silence for 3 minutes

People from all walks of life indoors, at work and on the streets across the country stood in a silence for three minutes as the clock struck four on Tuesday afternoon joining the Shahbagh protests demanding death penalty for all war criminals. People wherever they were observed silence for the three minutes at the call of protesters ... Read more