Monday, December 4, 2023

Bastakis: like father, like son

When 58-year old Bastaki Mahmood grasped the ball in the air to help his son Fawad Bastaki register his name in the wicket tally after Tamim played a square cut, it became a precious picture for their family album. A banker by profession, Mahmood maintained his passion for nearly five decades ever since he was introduced ... Read more

Bangladesh ‘A’ clinch series

Skipper Marshall Ayub struck a fifty while Elias Sunny and Mominul Haque captured three wickets each as Bangladesh A team eased to a 31-run win over Zimbabwe A in the third and final one-day match to take the three-match series 2-1 on Wednesday. With both the side locked 1-1 in the series before the match, Bangladesh ... Read more

Sachin to unveil Legends logo

Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will arrive in Dhaka on October 14 to unveil the logo of new Dhaka Premier League club Legends of Rupganj, the club announced on Wednesday. The Bangladesh Cricket Board approved the name ‘Legends of Rupganj’ in its Tuesday’s meeting for defending champions Gazi Tank Cricketers that was taken over by a ... Read more

Mashrafee relishes challenge

Bangladesh’s new one-day international captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza is looking forward to get the best out of his leadership quality in the upcoming days. The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday dismissed wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim as the one-day international captain and replaced him with

Mamunul leaves for Kolkata with high hopes

Bangladesh national team captain Mamunul Islam left Dhaka for India on Wednesday to join Atletico De Kolkata for the inaugural Indian Sup0er League, scheduled to start from October 12. Mamunul’s Atletico will host Mumbai City FC at the Salt Lake Stadium in the very first day of the tournament. The Kolkata-based franchise, which is co-owned by reigning ... Read more

Trade gap with India records all-time high at $5.57b in FY14

The country’s trade gap with India recorded its all-time high in the last financial year at $5.57 billion as different non-tariff barriers continued to limit Bangladesh’s exports to the neighbouring country, said economists and experts. The trade deficit between Bangladesh and India increased by 33.76 per cent to $5.57 billion in the FY14 from $4.17 billion ... Read more

Revenue collection grows by 15pc in July-Aug

Revenue collection by the National Board of Revenue grew by 14.92 per cent in the first two months of the current fiscal year depending on a big boost in August compared with that of the same period of the last fiscal year, according to the data of the National Board of Revenue. In July-August of ... Read more

BTRC allows IGW cartel to control int’l call business

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has approved a proposal of the international gateway operators to form a cartel to control the international call termination business. The cartel, International Gateway Operators Forum or IOF, will consist of all the IGW operators where four politically influential IGWs and three large IGWs will be controlling the internetwork

IFIC clients suffer as glitch halts banking transaction

Hundreds of clients of IFIC Bank suffered as transaction at the bank remained suspended due to technical glitch at the core banking software of the bank on Wednesday, two day before the weekend, Puja and Eid holidays. No clients could withdraw any money through cheque or ATM booths till 6:00pm on Wednesday as the bank’s main ... Read more

IMF wants govt to recapitalise errant SCBs again

The International Monetary Fund has again asked the government to recapitalise the errant state-owned banks despite its observation that decisive steps are needed to improve their overall conditions. Visiting IMF official Rodrigo Cubero in a press statement on Wednesday said the government should recapitalze the SCBs gradually as required despite the fact that unprecedented loan

Foreign investment at DSE soars to Tk 426cr in Sept

The net overseas investment at the Dhaka Stock Exchange rose sharply to Tk 426.25 crore in September after slumping in the previous month as improved political and economic indicators boosted the foreign investors’ confidence. The foreign investors in September bought shares worth Tk 589.60 crore against their share sales worth Tk 163.35 crore with the total ... Read more

Stocks surge making highest single-day gains this year

Dhaka stocks advanced sharply for the second trading session on Wednesday with the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, making the highest single-day gains in this year as investors were expecting further rise in share prices. The DSEX on the day rose by 1.55 per cent, or 78.96 points, to close at 5,153.26 points on ... Read more calls upon sellers to post ads of sacrificial animals

Online classified ad site ‘’ has called upon sellers to post ads of sacrificial animals for free on the web site. For the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha the site is getting busier with ads of sacrificial animals, said a news release on Tuesday. More than three ads for cattle and other sacrificial animals are being posted per minute on ... Read more

Mobile users top 11.75cr in Aug

The number of active mobile users in the country reached to 11.75 crore in August when four out of the country’s six mobile phone operators added new subscribers while the rest two lost users. According to the latest data of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone added more than 3 lakh new subscribers ... Read more

Better Stories wins contest of WB, Microsoft

Better Stories Limited, an ideas agency, on Wednesday became the Bangladesh champion of the Coding Your Opportunity contest organised jointly by the World Bank and Microsoft Ltd in Dhaka. Robotics Association from Nepal was also announced champion of Nepal in the contest. Coding Your Opportunity was held as annual regional grant competition of the WB for the ... Read more

Mymensingh Geetika Theatre Festival ends

The six-day vibrant Mymensingh Geetika Theatre Festival ended on Tuesday with staging of Natyateertha’s Komola Sundori at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The festival brought six plays based on six ballads from Memensingh Geetika, by six theatre troupes. Loko Natyadal (Banani) organised the festival to celebrate the troupe’s 150th show Sonai Madhab. National Theatre Hall ... Read more

Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini to get TV premiere on Eid

Shakib Khan Joya Ahsan starrer Dhallywood blockbuster Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini is going to have television premiere on upcoming Eid-ul-Azha festival. The film, which was released in 70 cinemas across the country during Eid-ul-Azha festival last year and was a commercial success, will be screened on private television channel ATN Bangla on the next day ... Read more

Jazz Multimedia to distribute Farooki’s Piprabidya

Mostafa Sarwar Farooki has already gained huge popularity as a filmmaker through his teleplays and super hit films like Bachelor and Television. Jazz Multimedia has also bloomed as one of the most prominent film producing companies in the country through producing some popular films like Agnee, Bhalobasar Rang, and others. Farooki has recently shook hand ... Read more

Big clash: Bang Bang, Haider fight over single screens

As the hype over two big Bollywood films – Haider and Bang Bang, set to be released on Friday – grows, there is an issue over number of shows to be shared in Mumbai between Disney’s Haider and Fox Star Studio’s Bang Bang, reports India Today. Reports also say that this is the reason due to ... Read more

Mashrafee named ODI captain

Mushfiq to continue as Test captain The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday dismissed wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim as the one-day international captain and replaced him with paceman Mashrafee bin Murtaza, introducing a split captaincy for the first time. Mushfiq, who was earlier appointed captain until World Cup 2015, will continue to lead the Test side, BCB ... Read more