Senegal forward Camara Sarba broke the hearts of Abahani Limited by scoring a 95th minute winner to propel Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra to the semi-finals of the Federation Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. Last edition’s runners-up Muktijoddha will now take on Mohammedan Sporting Club in the second semi-final on March 2. Though Abahani
Month: February 2015
DSE to introduce smartphone-based share trading system by June
The Dhaka Stock Exchange has planned to launch a smartphone-based share transaction system by June this year with a view to making share trading more convenient for investors, DSE officials said. The DSE management earlier had said that the bourse would launch a mobile-based trading system within April this year. The DSE on December 11 last year launched a new trading
Ferdousi Majumdar in ”Tahader Joubonkal”
Abdullah Al Mamun’s last TV serial to air on ATN Bangla
Veteran actress Ferdousi Majumdar will be seen as lead actress in Abdullah Al Mamun’s unfinished serial “Tahader Joubonkal” that
he penned before his death.
Abdullah Al Mamun, in his illustrious career as an actor, director and playwright, wrote and directed several stage and TV plays.
Ferdousi Majumdar had earlier acted
Banks to reschedule farm loans without down payment
Bangladesh Bank has asked scheduled banks to reschedule the defaulted farm loans without taking any down payment in a bid to save the farmers from the existing political unrest, said officials of the central bank. The BB issued a circular to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks on Monday asking them to disburse fresh loans to the farmers after rescheduling
BGB plans to enter into banking business
Moves to set up Shimanta Bank in six months
Border Guard Bangladesh got the green signal from the Prime Minister’s Office to launch a commercial bank, Shimanta Bank, within six months, said officials.
‘We are advancing with all the formalities necessary to set up a bank since the prime minister gave approval in principle,’ the BGB director general, major
WB VP advises govt to improve business environment for pvt sector
Visiting World Bank vice president for South Asia Region Annette Dixon on Tuesday advised the government to improve the existing business environment for the private sector to become a middle income country. Dixon made the plea while talking to journalists after a meeting with Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman at the central bank headquarters in the capital. When
Revenue collection falls Tk 2,359cr short of target in Jul-Jan
NBR to frame policy to prevent misuse of income tax rebate
Revenue collection by the National Board of Revenue fell short by Tk 2,359 crore in the first seven months of the current financial year 2014-15, NBR chairman Md Nojibur Rahman said on Tuesday. At a regular news briefing at NBR headquarters in the capital, Nojibur said taxmen collected Tk 69,466 crore in July-January period of the financial year against the target of Tk 71,825 crore
FBCCI polls on May 23
The biennial election board of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry announced May 23 as the election date for 2015-17 tenure.
The chairman of the election board Ali Ashraf on Tuesday announced the schedules of the FBCCI election date for the next two years’ tenure. As per the schedule,
Tigers await MCG debut
A straight walk from Jolimont rail station towards the Melbourne Cricket Ground will take one before the tall statue of Shane Warne. On the sideways he will find the statues of Australian football players Norm Smith, John Coleman and Jim Stynes and cricketer Neil Harvey.
These are all new addition over the last five years since
Jamal into semis after shoot-out thriller
Defending champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club escaped narrowly at Federation Cup after a 5-4 victory in the sudden death against Brothers Union in the first quarter-final on Tuesday. 120-minute including 30 minutes extra-time ended 2-2 so that the game rolled onto the tiebreaker where Brothers’ sixth penalty taker, Habib Mia missed his chance to seal the fate. Jamal will
Salman Shah week on ATN Bangla
ATN Bangla is airing seven films of Salman Shah — from February 22-28. Throughout the Salman Shah Week, audience will get to see seven of his hits – “Ananda Oshru”, “Satyer Mrittu Nei”, “Sneho”, “Swapner Prithibi”, “Bikkhov”, “Swapner Thikana” and “Prem Piyashi”.
Salman Shah, perhaps the most popular hero of Bangladeshi film, had delivered 27 blockbuster hits before
Win or loss, Tigers want match
Bangladesh will take one point if it is there for taking but will be happier to compete and fight for a win, said skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza ahead of their today’s match against Australia in Brisbane. Persistent rain in the wake of cyclonic storm Marcia threatened to spoil the game at Gabba, raising the prospect for Bangladesh to escape with a point to give them a better chance to
Clarke looks beyond cricket
Michael Clarke’s much-anticipated first press conference as Australian captain after injury lay off on Friday had little place for cricket as he had to talk more about weather, injuries and the debate over his rehabilitation. On a day a when Australia was hit by two cyclonic storms simultaneously, Clarke was also in no mood to give pre-analysis to a match, which is now possible
Jamal storm into Fed Cup quarters
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club dashed Team BJMC with a huge 7-0 defeat to advance to the quarterfinal of the Federation Cup as Group A champions at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. The reigning champions faced no pressure to manage the win despite their coach Maruful Haque rested four main players. Maruf observed his side bench by providing them an opportunity
LC cancellations rise by 25pc in H1
Cancellations of the import-related letter of credit increased by 24.94 per cent in the first half of the current fiscal year because of disagreement between importers and exporters and dull business situation in the country amid political uncertainty and unrest in the period, Bangladesh Bank officials said. The BB data released recently showed that LC cancellations rose by 24.94 per cent in
AIMS submits plan to BSEC for MF conversion
AIMS of Bangladesh Limited has submitted an action plan to the capital market regulator for the possible conversion or windup of two close-ended mutual funds it manages as the tenure of the mutual funds will end in June 30 this year, AIMS of Bangladesh managing director Yawer Sayeed told New Age on Monday. The AIMS-managed two mutual funds are AIMS First Guaranteed
Commodity prices stay high
Prices of daily essentials including beef and mutton remained high in the capital’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as the ongoing blockade being enforced by the BNP-led alliance hurt the supply chain across the country. Beef was selling at Tk 340-Tk 350 a kilogram in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday while mutton was selling at Tk 500-Tk 530 a kg. Broiler price also
Dhaka stocks return to negative zone
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Dhaka stocks return to negative zone
Dhaka stocks returned to the negative zone last week after a sharp rise in the previous week due to investors’ profit taking share sell-offs and scepticism about the market prospect amid fresh political tension. The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, fell by 1.10 per cent, or 53.49 points, over the week to close at 4,788.23 points on Thursday. Out of the five trading sessions of the
Marcia welcomes Tigers at Brisbane
Incessant rain, caused by tropical storm Marcia, welcomed the Bangladesh cricket team in Brisbane on Thursday as they are preparing to face hosts Australia in their second World Cup match. The category-five storm, accompanied by fierce wind, is expected to hit the Queensland coast this morning, making Saturday’s crucial match at the Gabba uncertain. The storm gust of 295km/hour
Aussies at Marcia’s mercy
Australia were left scratching the heads after tropical storm Marcia threatened to spoil their crucial World Cup match against Bangladesh, scheduled in Brisbane on Saturday.
This was the match the Aussies were hoping to win easily to clear the way for quarter-finals but Marcia raised a fear that they might have to be contended with just