Saturday, May 25, 2024

Cameron to star in Annie

Cameron Diaz is to play Miss Hannigan, the mean-spirited head of a New York orphanage, in the forthcoming remake of 1980s stage musical Annie, reports BBC online. Sandra Bullock was reportedly in talks to play the role, but film studio Sony confirmed Diaz’s casting on Wednesday. Diaz will join Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, who plays ... Read more

Ceramic, plastic, jute goods makers to take direct hit

SUSPENSION OF GSP FACILITIESA Ceramic, plastic, jute goods makers to take direct hit Some export oriented industries like ceramic, plastic and jute goods would directly be affected by the US decision suspending Generalised System of Preferences facilities for Bangladesh as the sectors had been enjoying the facility when their products entered the US market. People ... Read more

FBCCI urges withdrawal of GSP suspension

Expressing deep concern over the suspension of the Generalised System of Preferences facility for Bangladeshi products on the US market, the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Saturday requested the world’s biggest economy for withdrawal of the suspension on humanitarian ground.

Bring economy at centre stage of politics

Nepal’s billionaire tells businessmen in Dhaka Nepal’s first billionaire Binod K Chaudhary on Friday called upon the businessmen of South Asia, particularly of smaller countries, to bring the economy at the centre stage of politics. ‘We all have to work together not only in businesses, but also, perhaps, through participation in politics in our own ... Read more

Canada unlikely to follow US trading slap on Bangladesh

Ottawa does not seem to have any plans to follow the US lead to suspend Bangladesh’s special trading privileges, calling the move largely ‘symbolic’ as it did not apply to the garment industry, reports Toronto Star. A finance ministry official told the newspaper that Canada

LCG plenary session today

Govt to apprise dev partners of initiatives in improving labour standards The government is going to apprise today the development partners and international lenders of its initiatives in improving labour standards including amendment to labour law, officials of the Economic Relations Division said. The government will also inform the development partners

Dhaka stocks finish week in red

DSE WEEKLY REVIEW Dhaka stocks finish week in red Dhaka stocks declined last week amid volatile trading with a sharp fall in the turnover as the mutual funds went for selling shares to make profits ahead of the June closing. The benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, lost 1.54 per cent, or ... Read more

BCB calendar left in disarray

DELAY IN ACSU REPORT BCB calendar left in disarray The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s annual calendar was left in total disarray after the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the ICC failed to submit its report on the alleged corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League during the world ruling body’s annual conference in London. The BCB was ... Read more

Belarus keen to help Bangladesh football

Ahead of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Belarus in the first week of July, the Belarus government has shown its interest in assisting Bangladesh in the field of sports, education and culture. Keeping that in mind, the Bangladesh government desired to know the opinion of the Bangladesh Football Federation on what kind of assistance ... Read more

ICC concerned over WT20 preparation

The International Cricket Council on Saturday formally expressed its concern over Bangladesh’s preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 in 2014. ‘The ICC reviewed an inspection report on the venues for the ICC WT20 2014 and expressed its concern regarding the progress of Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet venues,’

Old DOHS beat Flame Boys in Premier Basketball

Old DOHS beat Flame Boys Club by57-45 points in the Citycell Premier Division Basketball League held on Saturday at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium in the city. The winners led the first half by 35-27 points. Akib and Asif were the highest scorers with 13 points

US suspends GSP for Bangladesh

Suspension of GSP facility for Bangladesh by US administration, citing poor working conditions, came as a blow to its image and many have a long-term damaging effect on the economy if the decision is not revoked soon. Announcing the suspension of the trade benefits,

Chance to better working conditions: US

Pledging to work with Bangladesh on the measures needed to restore its GSP privileges, the United States has described the suspension of GSP benefits for Bangladeshi products as a moment of opportunity for Dhaka to take action to improve labour and safety standards. “Let me note that the United States believes this moment presents an ... Read more

GSP suspension a harsh measure: Govt

Dhaka has described the suspension of GSP facilities for Bangladeshi products by the United States authorities as a harsh measure, expressing deep concern that this move may bring in new impediments in the bilateral trade between the two countries. Bangladesh also expressed optimism that Washington would soon bring back the GSP benefits for Bangladesh.

Yunus vows to foil govt plans on GB

Grameen Bank’s founder Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus on Friday vowed to resist the government’s plans regarding the future of Grameen Bank. “The government won’t be able to implement its plans. Rather, people’s wishes will be fulfilled,” he told journalists on the sidelines of the 4th Social Business Day programme in a city hotel.

Govt’s wrong handling costs GSP: BNP

The opposition BNP on Friday blamed the government’s “mismanagement” for the US decision to suspend the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) facility for Bangladesh. “The government is responsible for the prevailing fragility in the country’s readymade garment (RMG) sector. The Barack Obama administration has revoked the GSP facilities due to the government’s

Yunus, a great dreamer, says Mozena

Nobel laureate Prof Dr Muhammad Yunus is a great dreamer, says US Ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena. “Indeed, Yunus is a great dreamer. He dreams that the poor people want better lives for themselves and their families, the poor people can invest money, the poor people can do battle, they can strive, the poor ... Read more

US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform

In a vote hailed by US President Barack Obama, the Senate on Thursday passed comprehensive immigration reform that would put 11 million undocumented people on a path to earning citizenship. Chants of “Yes we did!” erupted from the public galleries after senators voted 68-32 to approve the landmark legislation, which pours unprecedented resources into border ... Read more