Friday, September 22, 2023

Bengal Gallery showcases Ghose’s works

Birth Centenary Of Gopal Ghose Bengal Gallery showcases Ghose’s works Late master artist Gopal Ghose (1913-1980) of Kolkata is one of the principal figures to have shaped the fine arts oeuvre of Kolkata. One of the founding members of ‘Calcutta Group’, an artists’ group formed in 1943, Ghose played an instrumental role in bringing art ... Read more

Hema Malini to comeback with Shimla Mirchi

Actress-politician Hema Malini started filming for Ramesh Sippy’s light-hearted comedy Shimla Mirchi on Sunday, repots India Today. ‘The first day of shooting for Shimla Mirchi- with my Director Ramesh Sippy who is also doing a cameo in the movie (sic),’ she tweeted Sunday. The duo together gave hits like Andaz, Seeta Aur Geeta and Sholay. ... Read more

Ashraful ban reduced to five years

Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful was given a lifeline to revive his career after a special appeal panel reduced his lengthy ban by three years on Monday, allowing him to return to competitive cricket as early as August 2016. The 30-year-old cricketer was slapped with an eight-year ban from all forms of cricket in June ... Read more

Bad weather, coin-toss scare Tigers

Reigning champions Bangladesh cricket team are afraid that the bad weather could play a big role in their defense of the men’s 17th Asian Games cricket gold medal. Bangladesh will open their campaign on Wednesday against Kuwait, who were through to the quarter-finals on Monday by the toss of a coin over the Maldives

BCB to decide on split captaincy today

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to name Mashrafee bin Murtaza as the new one-day international captain for the national cricket team when it will hold a crucial meeting today. The BCB, had in principal, agreed to split the captaincy in its previous meeting but decided to wait until the end of West Indies ... Read more

Bangladesh invited for Edens 150th anniv tournament

A Bangladeshi cricket team was invited to take part in a tournament organised by the cricket association of Bengal for celebrating the 150th year’s anniversary of Eden Gardens, said Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan on Monday. Former Indian national cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly sent the invitation letter on behalf of the CAB to ... Read more

Businesses’ loan appetite wanes further amid political uncertainty

Pvt sector credit growth plunges to 11.25pc in July The private sector credit growth in the country plunged in the first month of this financial year compared with that in the previous month as the businesspeople are yet to get confidence back to expand their business amid political uncertainty, said an economist and Bangladesh Bank ... Read more

Tax certificate must for brick field licence, DoE clearance

Brick manufacturers will have to submit income tax payment certificates for renewing licences and taking environmental clearance certificates, officials of the National Board of Revenue said. The revenue board made the provision of submitting the certificates containing 12-digit online taxpayer identification number for getting the services from the current fiscal year, they said.

Tax return submission deadline extended to Nov 2

The National Board of Revenue on Monday extended the deadline for submission of income tax returns for individual taxpayers by one month, officials said. Taxpayers will be able to file their returns till November 2, they said. The original deadline is set to expire today.

Shahjalal Islami Bank Securities re-elects chairman

Mohiuddin Ahmed has recently been re-elected chairman of Shahjalal Islami Bank Securities Ltd. He was re-elected unanimously at the 26th meeting of the board of directors of the company held in Dhaka on Sunday, said a news release. Md Sanaullah Shahid and Mohammad Younus were also elected vice-chairmen at the same meeting. Re-elected chairman Mohiuddin ... Read more

Stocks drop on profit taking sales ahead of Eid

Dhaka stocks declined on Monday after the straight nine-day bull run due to investors’ profit taking share sell-offs ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha. The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, declined to 5,050.34 points, shedding, 0.43 per cent or 21.85 points. DSEX had advanced 362.29 points in previous nine trading sessions. Turnover of the bourse ... Read more

Games village excites Tigers

Bangladesh cricket team started their preparation for the Asian Games with nearly a three-hour long practice session at the Songdo LNG Baseball Stadium on Sunday. Arriving the day before, Tigers did not waste the chance of getting themselves acclimatised with the condition prior to their opener on October 1 in the

Chakabva ton sets up Zimbabwe A win

Regis Chakabva struck a century to set up a 17-run win for Zimbabwe A team as the visitors drew the first blood in the three-match one-day series against the Bangladesh A team at Fatullah on Sunday. Opting to bat first, Zimbabwe A, who lost the preceding unofficial Test series 2-0, assembled 253-6 before Bangladesh A were ... Read more

ADP implementation rate hits 5yr low in July-Aug

Progress in implementation of annual development programme remained as usual slow and fell to five-year low at 5 per cent in the first two months of the current fiscal year, mainly because of low execution rate of big projects, officials and experts said. In July-August, 55 government ministries and divisions could spend only Tk 3,816 crore ... Read more

10 banks asked to cut defaulted loan ratio below 10pc

Industrial Credit 10 banks asked to cut defaulted loan ratio below 10pc Bangladesh Bank on Sunday asked 10 scheduled banks to decrease their industrial defaulted loan ratio below 10 per cent as their industrial classified loans are hovering over 15 per cent. The 10 banks are: Sonali Bank, Agrani Bank, Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Rajshahi Krishi ... Read more

Mad rush for nat’l savings certificate purchase

The net investment in the national savings certificates and bonds increased by 228.71 per cent in the first two months of the financial year 2014-15 compared with that in the same period of the FY14 as clients invested heavily in the NSCs due to low bank deposit rates. According to the Directorate of National Savings ... Read more

BSEC to investigate United Airways actions

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Sunday formed a three-member committee to look into the recent operation suspension, board reconstruction, recommencement of operation and trade pattern of the shares of United Airways, BSEC executive director Saifur Rahman told New Age. He said that the committee had been asked to submit report within

Retrospective of Bengal Art Lounge

Bengal Art Lounge, located at Gulshan 1, is already amongst one of the most vibrant art galleries in the capital. Beginning in 2011, the gallery has been continuously and with care bringing contemporary local artists’ (a few foreign artists too) works for public viewing and sale. In an ongoing retrospective, the gallery is displaying a selection ... Read more

Busy schedule ahead for football

A busy schedule for the Bangladesh national football team is on the cards as they are to take part in a host of FIFA friendly matches in the coming months, said the officials of the Bangladesh Football Federation. BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag said on Saturday that the Japan Football Association president Kuniya Daini has ... Read more

B’desh has no chance to become even shareholding member

Brics Bank B’desh has no chance to become even shareholding member Bangladesh’s hope to become a founder member of the New Development Bank, initiated by BRICS nations, is set to come to a naught as the country has even little chance to get the status of a shareholding member of the proposed bank, officials at ... Read more