A two-day commemoration programme marking the 113th birth anniversary of legendary singer Abbasuddin Ahmed was held in Kolkata on October 26 and 27. The programme was jointly organised by the office of Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata and Abbasuddin Swaran Samity. Professor Nashid Kamal, granddaughter of Abbasuddin and a versatile singer herself, attended the programme. Nashid Kamal
Batsman Tamim Iqbal and left-arm spinner Taijul Islam are just fine and should be available for the second Test against Zimbabwe in Khulna, said officials of the Bangladesh cricket team on Thursday. Tamim hurt his right hand during a fielding session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday, though an X-ray revealed no fracture. Before flying for Khulna, team manager
Bangladesh is keen to host a football series at youth level against China to celebrate the 40th anniversary of friendship between the two countries in May next year, said a top official on Thursday. The proposal was initially discussed on August 30 at a meeting of the ministry of foreign affairs, who had requested the youth and sports ministry to submit a budget through the Bangladesh
Two-thirds of taxpayers yet to file returns with one work-day remaining
Around two-thirds of the registered income taxpayers have not filed their income tax returns with one day left before the end of the scheduled deadline on Sunday, officials of the National Board of Revenue on Thursday said. Out of the 13.30 lakh taxpayers registered with the online registration system of the NBR, only less than 4.5 lakh people submitted their income tax
3-day regional confec on graduation ends
The least developed countries need to reduce aid dependency and emphasis on local resource mobilisation for graduation to the middle income countries, said officials after a three-day regional conference on financing graduation gap of LDCs in Dhaka on Thursday.
The Economic Relations Division in association with the
Bottala Rongomela 2014
Theatrex to stage Dakhina Sundori today
Theatre troupe Theatrex will stage its recent and highly acclaimed play Dakhina Sundori today at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy as part of the ongoing eight-day theatre festival BotTala Rongmela 2014.
Dakhina Sundori, which was prepared for staging at the TIN Forest Festival at Glasgow on July 24, is, as the troupe claims, ‘a pantheistic narrative of beautiful Bangla by focusing on the Sunderbans’.
Well known director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s latest film Piprabidya has been nominated for Silver Screen Award, which is the competition section of Singapore International Film Festival. Every year, 10 best Asian films get nominated for the award. This year however, 11 films including Piprabidya were given the nod by the selection committee. Apart from Bangladesh, films from Korea, Japan, India, Taiwan, Philippine,
Pop diva Beyonce is getting a biography by celebrity writer J Randy Taraborrelli. Slated to hit the bookstores by next year, the unauthorised biography will be published by Grand Central Books, reports India Today.
The untitled book will ‘explore all facets of Knowles’ life’ beginning with her childhood performances, exploring her time with Destiny’s Child, her solo career and her marriage to Jay Z. ‘Beyonce has lived
Bangladesh expect Zimbabwe to come hard against them in the second Test in Khulna after going down by 1-0 in the three-match Test series with a narrow three-wicket defeat in Dhaka.
The Tigers started their preparation at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium for the second Test match, scheduled to be held at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in
Khulna promised to provide high security for the second Test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, which begins at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium on November 3.
The players of both the teams will arrive in the city today and are expected to take part in their first training session on Friday. According to the venue manager Abdus Sattar Kochi,
Zimbabwe cricket team opted to train closed door on Wednesday as they prepare to make a comeback in the three-Test series against Bangladesh in the second Test in Khulna.
Coach Stephen Mongongo took the team to train at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at 9:00am where they practiced fielding for nearly an hour before players
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has changed their plan of rectifying off-spinner Sohag Gazi’s bowling action and opted to engage national team’s spin bowling coach Ruwan Kalpage instead of sending him to Malaysia. Sohag was supposed to fly to Malaysia for remodelling his action under supervision of coach Mohammad Salahuddin, but the former national fielding coach said that he was
National coach Chandika Hathurusinghe on Wednesday requested the Dhaka Premier League coaches to ensure that the national players follow the schedule planned by the national trainer when they will be on club duty. The Dhaka Premier League is expected to start on November 5 when a good number of national players will be engaged with different clubs. Hathurusinghe had a formal
The ministry of finance has turned down a proposal of the IMF on issuance of a gazette notification by December outlining a timeframe for implementing the VAT Act as the move triggered a furor among business community. The firm stance of the finance ministry has been conveyed to the multilateral lending agency last week as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has not approved
The implementation rate of annual development programme hit its five-year low in the first quarter of this fiscal year as only 9 per cent of the total allocation was used in the July-September period. According to the data of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the planning ministry, 55 government ministries and divisions could spend only Tk 7,024 crore of
Repayment Of Bank Loans
BSEC bars cos from using more than one-third of IPO fund
The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday barred any company from using more than one-third of its initial public offering money for repayment of bank loans.
The capital market regulator decided to impose the condition in a regular commission meeting presided over by its chairman M Khairul Hossain, a BSEC news
Ranks 173th out of 189 countries
Bangladesh has been ranked at 173th position, downgrading by three notches, among 189 countries in the World Bank group’s latest global ranking on the ease of doing business, according to a report of the lender released on Wednesday. The country performed woefully in almost all of the sub sectors of doing business index, showed the Doing Business 2015 report. Although
Revenue collection grew by 16 per cent to Tk 28,220 crore in the first three months of the current fiscal year 2014-15 due to increased receipts in September.
The National Board of Revenue had collected Tk 24,354 crore in the same period of the last fiscal year, according to NBR data. ‘The improvement in collection
Issuance of bonds worth Tk 1,000cr by 4 banks also approved
The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday allowed two entities to raise capital worth Tk 217.72 crore and four banks to float non-convertible bonds worth Tk 1,000 crore. As per the BSEC approval, First Security Islami Bank will issue one rights shares against its existing two shares at an issue price of Tk 10 each, a BSEC news release said after
United Power, audit firm, asset manager fined for IPO doc fabrication
The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday slapped Tk 55 lakh fines on Shahjibazar Power Company’s five directors and managing director on charge of providing fabricated financial statements. The commission, in a separate decision, also fined United Power Generation and Distribution Company, its issue manager and an auditor on the same