Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Local, US fusion bands captivate audience

A teeming cheerful audience enjoyed the recently demised singer-activist Pete Seeger’s famous song Let It Shine covered jointly by the members of the visiting American band Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards and the local fusion band Joler Gaan on Wednesday at the Bangladesh National Museum auditorium. Pete Seeger’s optimistic song was revamped in the ... Read more

Audio CD of ‘Rajotto’ released

The film ‘Agnee’ directed by Iftekhar Chowdhury has been quite successful in the box office. Another film by the same director titled ‘Rajotto’ will be released next month. In the mean time the audio CD of the film has already been released. Presented under the banner of Eagle Music, the film has 5 songs. The ... Read more

Riaz-Purnima on silver screen

After overcoming many hurdles, the film ‘Lobhe Paap Paape Mrittu’ by Riaz-Purnima has been released in the theatres. Through this film, the popular pair of one time has come on screen after a long time. The film has been premiered in 30 theatres on the occasion of valentines. It will released in 40 other theatres ... Read more

Shooting of ‘Bhola Toh Jae Na Tare’ begins

The shooting for Rafique Shikdar’s film ‘Bhola Toh Jae Na Tare’ began on 17th February. The shooting for the film took place in TSC of Dhaka University, Jia Hall, Chobir Haat and Boi Mela. The actors of the film are model-actor Nirob and newcomer Tanha. The film is being produced under the banner of DholeshwariFilms. ... Read more

Mahi-Bappi pairs up once again!

Popular star couple of the time Bappi-Mahi has signed a new film. The name of the film is ‘Court Marriage’. The film will be directed by Salahuddin Lavlu. The film is being produced under the banner of Jazz Multimedia. The story and screenplay of the film has been doneby Abdullah Zahir Babu. Music production by ... Read more

Awards are always inspiring

Ram Kanai Das tells Renowned classical singer Pundit Ram Kanai Das won Ekushey Padak 2014 for his contribution to the musical arena of the country. Das, who is also equally proficient in regional songs of Sylhet and Tagore songs, considers the award to be a great inspiration for him. ‘I am really honoured and the ... Read more

Stage set for Asia Cup

Pakistan, Sri Lanka face off in opening match today Less than 72 hours after Bangladesh ended their gruelling series against Sri Lanka, the country is now ready for another cricket carnival in the Asia Cup, which begins at Fatullah today. The 12th edition of the tournament, which is being held in Bangladesh for the fourth ... Read more

All not well in Tigers’ den

Bangladesh will go into Asia Cup with their team harmony seriously disrupted by recent events, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan observed on Monday. Speaking to reporters at his office, Nazmul said he had noticed that all had not been going well in the Tigers’ camp dating back to Bangladesh’s tour

Afghanistan ready for more upsets

Afghanistan captain Mohammed Nabi said on Monday that his side have come a long way and would like to continue their recent development in the forthcoming Asia Cup. The Afghans open their Asia Cup campaign on Thursday against Pakistan and Nabi hopes that they will carry on their good work. ‘The challenge is huge.

Five new faces for India friendly

Bangladesh’s Dutch head coach Lodewijk de Kruif on Monday announced a 28-member preliminary squad for the forthcoming FIFA friendly game against India. The Dutch coach picked five new footballers — Sheikh Jamal defender Didarul Haque, Brothers Union midfielders Rubel Miah and Jewel Rana,

SL cannot rest on laurels, says Mathews

Sri Lanka must continue to improve despite the success they have enjoyed during their stay in Bangladesh to date if they are to lift the Asia Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said at a pre-tournament press conference in Dhaka on Monday. ‘I think as a team there is always room for improvement, Mathews said at the Pan ... Read more

Lack of policies, expertise keep B’desh away from blue economy

Lack of expertise and policies restrains Bangladesh from developing blue economy though its rights over 360 km of territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal was established in 2012. Foreign secretary Khurshed Alam told New Age Thursday that demarcation of the sea boundary with India, expected to be settled in June, would open

CAAB has to pay income tax: NBR

The National Board of Revenue has in principle decided that Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh will have to pay income tax as it is a taxable entity, officials of the NBR said. The revenue board, at an inter-ministerial meeting held in February 19 at NBR conference room, made the decision rejecting a plea of CAAB seeking

Shipping, airlines allowed to open FC accounts

Shipping lines, airlines and multimodal transport operators licensed as freight forwarders by Customs Authorities will now be able to open and maintain accounts in US dollar or other freely convertible currencies with authorised dealer banks to receive payments in foreign currency against their handling of FOB export cargos from Bangladesh. Funds from these

BSEC seeks CIB report of Paramount Textile over IPO fund utilisation

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has moved to bring to book Paramount Textile, a newly-listed company, on charge of violation of securities rules in utilising initial public offering fund worth Tk 21 crore. The BSEC on Sunday sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank credit information bureau general manager seeking detail information regarding PTL’s account

Start construction of Savar CETP by in one week

Industries minister asks contracting firm Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu on Monday ordered the contracting firm to start construction works of the central effluent treatment plant in the tannery estate at Savar in one week. He gave the order to the JLPCL-DCL-JV, a joint venture of Chinese firm Jiangsu Lingzhi Environmental Protection Company Limited and ... Read more

Ambush frees JMB convicts

Policeman killed; one of 3 snatched convicts arrested In an apparent well-planned move, a gun-totting gang ambushed a prison van at Trishal on the Dhaka –Mymensingh Highway in broad day light and managed to free three high-profile convicted members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on Sunday. A policeman was killed during the ... Read more

300 JnU students injured in clash with police

At least 300 students, five teachers, JnU (Jagannath University) unit BCL president and secretary, seven journalists and 12 policemen were injured following a fierce clash between students and police over the pupils’ attempt to take control of JnU Tibbet Hall at 10am on Saturday. The injured were rushed to the university medical centre,

Many stalls breach book fair guidelines

Some 45 publishing houses and pro-Awami League bodies participating in the Amar Eksuhey Book Fair have been breaching the fair rules and regulations by displaying and selling books of other publishing houses. The ruling AL-backed stalls have put on display titles brought out by others to ensure their presence in the month-long event. As per the article ... Read more

Bangladesh urges India to stop screening ‘Gunday’

The ministry of foreign affairs has lodged strong protests with the Indian authorities against the reported derogatory remarks and distortion of historical facts in the recently released Hindi film ‘Gunday’. ‘The matter has already been taken up officially with the Indian authorities and strong protests have been conveyed to the Indian side,’ the foreign ministry said ... Read more