Sunday, December 10, 2023

Abbasuddin remembered in Kolkata

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 ... Read more

No fear over Tamim, Taijul

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 ... Read more

Bangladesh eye youth-level series against China

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 ... Read more

NBR gets poor response in tax returns submission

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 ... Read more

Building of local resource key to graduation from LDC

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

Theatrex to stage Dakhina Sundori today

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 ... Read more

Piprabidya gets nomination for Silver Screen Award

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, ... Read more

A biography on Beyonce in the making

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, ... Read more

Tigers ready for Zimbabwe backlash

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 ... Read more

Khulna gearing up for second Test

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 ... Read more

Zimbabwe train closed door

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

BCB’s new plan for Sohag Gazi

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 ... Read more

DPL club coaches told to maintain training schedule

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 ... Read more

Govt turns down IMF proposal for VAT Act roadmap notice

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 ... Read more

Sluggish large projects send Q1 ADP spending to 5yr low

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 ... Read more

BSEC bars cos from using more than one-third of IPO fund

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 ... Read more

B’desh demoted in WB’s doing business index

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 ... Read more

Tax collection rises by 16pc in July-Sept

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

FSIBL rights offer, Zaheen IPO okayed

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 ... Read more

BSEC fines Shahjibazar bosses Tk 55 lakh for fabricated reports

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 ... Read more