Thursday, February 29, 2024

Streak arrives on Monday

Newly appointed Bangladesh bowling coach, Heath Streak will arrive on Monday to join the preparation camp of the national team ahead of their three-match one-day international series against India, said a BCB official on Friday. The former Zimbabwe skipper recently signed a two-year contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board as a specialist bowling coach

Tax holiday scheme likely to be extended to woo investors

The government is likely to extend the tax holiday scheme for another couple of years aiming at enhancing investment and creating employment opportunities, said NBR officials. In the current financial year 2013-14, the government extended the scheme from June 2013 to June 2015. Finance minister AMA Muhith during his budget speech

B’desh 2014 rice imports to be triple: FAO

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has estimated 2014 Bangladesh’s rice imports to nearly triple to about 4,00,000 tonnes due to lower prices in international market. The FAO reports that most of the imports are by the private sector, reports web site on Thursday. The FAO estimates 2014 aggregate paddy

Prices of broiler, gram, red lentil rise

The prices of broiler, gram and red lentil increased in the capital’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. Traders said the prices of the commodities increased due to their increasing demand. The price of broiler increased by Tk 10 a kilogram and the item was selling at Tk 150-Tk 160 a kg on Friday. Abul Bashar, a ... Read more

German firm behind goal-line technology looks beyond World Cup 

With two weeks to go to the finals of the soccer World Cup in Brazil, small German start-up company GoalControl has the technology ready make the calls cheered and challenged around the globe: goal or no goal. This year’s World Cup will be the first when ‘goal-line technology’ will be used, years after the concept was ... Read more

India owe a reply, says Mushfiq

Offended at seeing India selecting an under-strength squad, Bangladesh captain Musfiqur Rahim promised to give the side a fitting reply when the two teams play a three-match one-day international series in June. India rested seven senior cricketers – Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami

Businesses eye boom in WC sales

With the World Cup football knocking at the door, the football fans across the country are busy collecting their favourite teams’ jerseys and other football souvenirs to join the quadrennial festival. From the street hawkers to the posh shopping malls in the city, businessmen are ready to cash in on the football mania in sports-crazy Bangladesh. The ... Read more

BU finish second phase on a high

Brothers Union finished the second phase in the Bangladesh Premier League with a comfortable 2-1 win over Team BJMC at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. The sixth win in nine matches of the second phase took Brothers to fourth place in league table with 29 points from 18 matches. Team BJMC, on the other

Tax-free limit on agriculture income likely to be doubled

CSR spending ceiling for corporate taxpayers to go up The government is likely to increase the threshold of tax-free income derived from agricultural activities in a bid to encourage people to engage in the sector, officials of the National Board of Revenue said. The tax-free income limit for agriculture sector may be set at Tk 1 ... Read more

B’desh should put in more diplomatic efforts to revive GSP in US market

Suggest economists, former diplomat Economists and a former diplomat on Thursday said that Bangladesh should continue its diplomatic effort to revive generalised system of preferences in the US market as the facility was crucial more for the country’s image than for the economic benefit. If the government took proper steps in time

JS body suggests high duty on polythene raw materials

The parliamentary standing committee on textiles and jute ministry on Thursday recommended the government for imposing high import duties on raw materials of polythene with a view to discouraging polythene bags and encouraging jute-packing. Members of the watchdog body at a meeting held

Alliance finds 99pc RMG units structurally sound

Detects other faults like lack of fire equipments, doors Ninety-nine per cent of the 508 readymade garment factories the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has inspected are found structurally sound, said Alliance officials. The North American retailers’ platform has listed for inspection a total of 630 garment units from which its members procure products. Of the ... Read more

Dhaka stocks fall flat amid profit taking sales

Dhaka stocks fell flat on Thursday with turnover remaining the same as the day before when a section of investors went on selling shares following last two days’ rise. DSEX, the benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, declined 0.01 per cent, or 0.50 points, to close at 4,430.47 points. Turnover of the

Fifth Jatra Festival begins at BSA

Fifth Jatra Festival has begun at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The two-day festival will judge t participating jatra troupes from across the country, for registration. Organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy as a part of Jatra Development Policy 2012, the festival is the fifth edition of an attempt to register eligible jatra troupes countrywide.

Spin duo trying to find feet

Bangladeshi spin bowling duo Abdur Razzak and Sohag Gazi will be looking to cement their places in the squad when Bangladesh play the three-match one-day international series against India next month at home. Experienced left-arm spinner Razzak and off-spinner Gazi had been far from their very best in the recent times and their dip in form ... Read more

BCB to ask Tribunal to expedite verdict

The Bangladesh Cricket Board will send a letter to the Anti-Corruption Tribunal soon asking it to expedite the full verdict of the Bangladesh Premier League’s match-fixing trial, BCB president Nazmul Hasan said on Wednesday Nazmul said the BCB is under pressure from the International Cricket Council for receiving the full verdict after the tribunal had acquitted ... Read more

Bangladesh A face defeat

Bangladesh A team are facing a defeat against Sagicor High Performance Centre in their first four-day match in West Indies, now being held at the Windward Park in Barbados. A four-wicket haul by Carlos Braithwaite saw the second string Bangladeshi side being dismissed for 140 runs in 41.4 overs in their first innings on the ... Read more

Atiur claims good corporates getting loan at 11pc interest

Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman on Wednesday said that the good corporate organisations are getting loans at 11 per cent interest. ‘I have been told by the business people that they are getting loan at 11 per cent,’ he said while speaking as chief guest at a luncheon organised by American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh ... Read more