Saturday, September 23, 2023

Ray of hope for Sakib

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is keeping the option open for suspended cricketer Sakib al Hasan to make a return to competitive cricket with the Dhaka Premier League, beginning in October. The BCB initially had dropped Sakib a from a list of pool players, but officials said he may be included in the list after a meeting ... Read more

Ex cricketer Masud dies

Former national cricketer and member of Bangladesh’s first ICC Trophy squad in 1979 Ziaul Islam Masud died at the Anwar Khan Medical College Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday. He was 63. A lethal pace bowler in his playing days, Masud was working as a national umpire and trainer of umpires for the last few years. In a ... Read more

Football primary squad named

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Sunday announced a 25-member under-23 preliminary squad for the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea, in September. Abahani defender Tutul Hossain Badshah, who spent most of the season on the bench, relegated Uttar Baridhara goalkeeper Osman Gani and Mohammedan’s

CAAB refuses to provide ACC with docs

Bird Deterring Machines Purchase CAAB refuses to provide ACC with docs The Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) refused to provide documents to the Anti-Corruption Commission for its ongoing inquiry into alleged corruption in purchasing bird deterring machines and some other equipments from 2009 to 2011. The CAAB did not provide documents to the ACC which

Taka keeps appreciating against dollar

Export, remittance may take hit The US dollar continues to depreciate against the Bangladeshi currency taka in the current month of July as the expatriate Bangladeshis are now sending robust amount of greenback to their relatives ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. The central bank has already purchased US dollar worth $483 million from the local scheduled banks to ... Read more

Big crowd in last-minute Eid shopping

Eid shoppers of all ages thronged different shopping spots in the capital to buy necessary items at the eleventh hour of shopping. From morning till late night, there was huge rush of customers across the main shopping areas of Pathapath, Dhanmondi, Banani, Gulshan, Mirpur and Uttara to buy dresses, shoes, cosmetics and kitchen market items. Lower

Inter-ministerial meeting ends inconclusive

Sim Replacement Tax Inter-ministerial meeting ends inconclusive Muhith to sit with telcos before making decision An inter-ministerial meeting on the National Revenue Board’s claim of about Tk 3,011 crore SIM replacement tax from the mobile phone companies ended inconclusive on Sunday. Finance minister AMA Muhith presided over the meeting at his office where posts and ... Read more

Banks asked to inform clients about inoperative ATM, POS

Bangladesh Bank on Sunday asked the scheduled banks to inform their clients by sending SMS and email on mandatory basis if they stop their Automated Teller Machines and Pont-Of-Sale services due to unavoidable circumstances. The BB issued a circular to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks in this regard asking them to ensure ... Read more

Jalil, Shakib head to head for Box Office dominance

It seems the filmdom of the country, known as Dhallywood, is acute with the rivalry of two ‘superstars’- MA Jalil Ananta and Shakib Khan. Both the actors dominated last year’s Eid-ul-Fitr. Jalil’s Nishshartha Bhalobasa (What is Love) and Shakib’s Purna Doirgha Prem Kahini did remarkably good business, and, by doing so, made the contemporary actors ... Read more

Eid entertainment for children

The television channels have chalked out special programmes for children for Eid-holidays. Though the programme schedule is dominated mainly by drama series, films, musical programmes and talkshows, channels have arranged few programmes such as magic show, puppet show, magazine show and plays for children. One of the most talked about children’s programme on Eid is the ... Read more

Wahed and Mithun – the twinkling local stars

As the curtain fell on the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday with Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Abahani Limited and Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra finishing as the top three teams but worryingly the platform for their success were provided by the goal machines from the land of Africa. In a country when the league’s ‘top-scores’ were used ... Read more

BB cuts pvt sector credit growth target amid failure to meet goals

Announces monetary policy for July-Dec Bangladesh Bank on Saturday announced the monetary policy for July-December cutting down the private sector credit growth target to 14 per cent from 16.50 per cent in the previous six months after failing to achieve the targets for the last two years. The BB, however, in another calculation showed

Customs duty cut to cause Tk 625cr revenue loss

Withdrawal and reduction of customs duties at import stage as budgetary measures will cause a revenue loss of Tk 625 crore in the current financial year 2014-15, officials of the National Board of Revenue said. The highest Tk 450 crore revenue loss will occur because of reduction of supplementary duty on import of more than 745 ... Read more

Economists warn BB over foreign loans in pvt sector

Economists and experts on Saturday said the Bangladesh Bank initiative to attach the foreign loans with the private sector credit growth in the monetary policy for July-December 2014 would put an adverse impact on the country’s financial sector. They said that such type of initiative would encourage the businesspeople to take more foreign loan, which would ... Read more

Banking sector caught up in trap: UO

Local think-tank Unnayan Onneshan has said that country’s banking sector was caught in a trap with high interest rate, excess liquidity and decline in growth in credit to private sector. In the July edition of monthly economic update, the UO said despite adopting deregulation and privatisation policy in the banking sector for more than a decade, ... Read more

Hundred-fifty music albums released for Eid

Almost half of the total number of music albums released a year comes during the Eid-ul-Fitr. Even though the music industry is in its waning phase with little turn-outs, producers find Eid-ul-Fitr to be a propitious time to release their best ones. The good news is this year, the music release scenario for Eid is nothing ... Read more

‘I will be seen less on television’

Bidya Sinha Mim on her career plan Over the last few years, Bidya Sinha Mim has been a popular face on both small and silver screen. The Lux-Channel i title winner Mim started her career with acting for television and gained massive popularity within a very short span of time. Eventually Mim came to earn a ... Read more

WC trophy takes a trip in city

The ICC World Cup trophy was greeted with huge enthusiasm and fanfare as prime minister Sheikh Hasina, national cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim and the people from all walks life seized the opportunity to catch a glimpse of it. The trophy came as part of its visit to the countries that

Curtain on Bangladesh Premier League falls

Curtain dropped on the seven-month long Bangladesh Premier League on Friday with Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra thrashing the already-relegated Uttar Baridahra 8-0 in the last match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Nigerian striker Sunday Chizuba struck his second hat-trick

Banks have to inform clients about inoperative ATM, POS

Bangladesh Bank will ask scheduled banks to inform clients by sending SMS and email on mandatory basis if they stop their Automated Teller Machines and Pont-Of-Sale services due to unavoidable circumstances, said officials of the central bank. The BB will issue a circular tomorrow in this regard asking the banks to ensure the operating process of ... Read more