Sunday, February 25, 2024

Unlucky Tigers claim bronze

Unlucky Bangladesh men’s cricket team earned bronze in the 17th Asian Games by picking up a 27-run win over Hong Kong to end their campaign with some consolation at the Yeonhi Cricket Stadium on Friday. Bangladesh posted 162-6 in 20 overs and later restricted their opponents to 135-7 in a fitting reply to their ICC World ... Read more

Banks continue to cut rate on excess liquidity

Scheduled banks continued to cut the rate of interest on their deposit products due to an increasing trend in excess liquidity in the banking sector, according to the latest Bangladesh Bank data. The BB data showed that the banks had cut consecutively the interest rate on their deposit products in recent months including August. The weighted average ... Read more

Eid-ul-Azha brings brisk business for blacksmiths

With only a few of days left for Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, blacksmiths and knife sharpeners across the capital are passing busy times in their works. Akbar Hossain, a blacksmith in the capital’s Karwan Bazar, who was hammering on a burnt iron sheet to make a sharp knife called ‘chapati’, ... Read more

Vegetables, fish prices increase

Prices of spices remain high The prices of vegetables and fish increased on the retail market in the capital due to supply shortage and higher transportation cost ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, said traders. They said the supply of fish and vegetables decreased in the city due to Eid and the truckers were charging extra money as ... Read more

Traders set rawhide price, lower than last year

Traders have set the maximum price of cow rawhide at Tk 70-Tk 75 per square feet in Dhaka and Tk 60-Tk 65 for outside of the city. The price is lower by Tk 15 a square feet from the price of last year. The traders set the lower price of rawhide in excuse of declining demand ... Read more

Swapnadal to bring Spartacus on stage

As its 15th production, theatre troupe Swapnadal is going to bring history-based play Spartacus to stage later this month. For the production, the story of the slave hero/legend Spartacus of around 71BC has been revamped to zoom in on the struggle of workers of the country. Indian playwright Badal Sircar has translated and adapted American novelist ... Read more

Idol makers honoured in Barisal

The Sixth Call For Financial Assistance Idol makers honoured in Barisal The sixth annual reception ceremony for honouring the sculptors and artisans of idols, held in Barisal, ended on Wednesday. Organisers and guests present at the ceremony emphasised the significance of patronising traditional artisans. Mritshilpi Sammelon O Sanmanona Udjapon Parishad of Barisal organised the programme ... Read more

Poet Nurul Huda’s birth anniv celebrated

On Tuesday afternoon, noted poet Muhammad Nurul Huda’s 65th birth anniversary was celebrated through a discussion session at a programme at the Sufia Kamal auditorium of National Museum, where Asaduzzaman Noor, minister of cultural affairs, was present as the chief guest. Professor Mohammad Harun R Rashid, former director general of Bangla Academy, inaugurated the programme ... Read more

Rihanna to do a cameo in the next Bond movie

Singer Rihanna is reportedly set to make a special appearance in the 24th James Bond film, reports Hindustan Times. The 26-year-old star has been approached by the film’s producers and is really excited to appear on the big screen. ‘Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of ... Read more

Sri Lanka toss Tigers out in semis

Bangladesh’s hope of playing in the Asian Games final were dashed by their poor luck as they were relegated to third-place play-off on the back of a coin-toss in Incheon on Thursday. Match-referee Venkatpathy Raju flipped the coin in the air to fix up the finalists against Afghanistan after rain and Sri Lankan captain Lahiru ... Read more

MSC retain U-18 football title

Mohammedan Sporting Club continued their supremacy in the age-level football as they retained the Under-18 Club Football Tournament trophy with a 2-0 win over Brothers Union in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday. Though the senior side of MSC failed to win the league title for a decade, their youth teams are consistently ... Read more

IGWs won’t get retrospective effect on reduced call rate

Ministry backtracks as Latif faces removal The telecommunication ministry has apparently dropped the idea of giving retrospective effect to the reduced charge for IGW operators for international call termination from July 1 after the prime minister decided to sack the telecom minister Abdul Latif Siddique. After the BTRC on September 18 announced the new

Remittance inflow rises by 22pc in Q1

The country’s inward remittance increased by 21.85 per cent to $3.98 billion in the first quarter of this financial year from $3.27 billion in the corresponding period of the FY 2013-14 as expatriate Bangladeshis sent huge amount of foreign exchange to their relatives on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha. According to the BB data released ... Read more

Brokerages asked to update investors’ data with e-TINs

The National Board of Revenue has asked all brokerage houses under Dhaka Stock Exchange and Chittagong Stock Exchange for updating the data of individual shareholders having 12-digit e-TINs (taxpayer identification numbers), officials said. The revenue board made the directive in the context of complications being faced by the listed companies in deducting tax at source

Govt’s tax collections from DSE hit 2yr high in Sept

Government’s tax collection from the Dhaka Stock Exchange hit two-year high in September as the National Board Revenue collected Tk 24.94 crore from the bourse in the month. September’s tax collection from the Dhaka bourse was the highest after Tk 27.83 crore in September 2012. The government in September 2012 collected Tk 18.76 crore

Bullish Dhaka stocks go into Eid holidays with big rise

9-day market closure begins today Bullish trend at the Dhaka bourse sustained for the third trading session on Thursday, the last trading session before a nine-day closure for Eid-ul-Azha, Durga Puja and weekly holidays, as investors remained positive about the market’s upward run. The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, rose

Feroza Begum remembered

Family members, peers and well-wishers remembered recently demised legendary Nazrul singer Feroza Begum at a programme, held at the National Museum Auditorium on Tuesday. Gaan Bangla Television organised the memorial programme where cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor was present as the chief guest. Feroza Begum’s brothers M Asafuddowla and Mosihuddowla, cultural personality Kamal Lohani,

BotTala to organise its first int’l theatre fest

If we count years, BotTala is a relatively new theatre troupe that recently celebrated its sixth founding anniversary. But to count quality productions, passion and commitment, BotTala has already proved its worth and might. Being one of the vibrant local troupes, BotTala has chalked out its first international theatre festival to be held later this ... Read more

Aishwarya’s comeback film Jazbaa preponed

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s comeback in Sanjay Gupta’s Jazbaa has been preponed by the director to catch up the next Cannes Film Festival in May 2015, reports Hindustan Times. Jazbaa, which stars Irrfan Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, will now go on the floors in December, as opposed to its earlier schedule of January 2015. ‘Sanjay ... Read more

Tigers tame Kuwait in style

Reigning champions Bangladesh started their campaign in the 17th Asian Games with a thumping 203-run win over lowly Kuwait at Yeonhi cricket ground in Incheon on Wednesday. Asked to bat first, Bangladesh made merry with Kuwait bowlers to post 224-9 in their 20 overs before spinners helped the side dismiss the cricket-novice opponents