Thursday, February 29, 2024

eCourier, Aramex join hands to launch cross-border delivery

eCourier Ltd, a subsidiary of Dotlines Group, and Aramex Dhaka Ltd, the local entity of the multinational logistics, courier and package delivery company, have entered into a commercial agreement to utilise their combined strengths to unlock Bangladesh’s international delivery potential. Mahbubul Anam, managing director of Expo Group, a joint venture partner of

GPH Ispat’s profit surge

Listed steel maker GPH Ispat’s profit soared in the first half of the current financial year. The company logged Tk 94.93 crore in profits, posting a 36 per cent rise from Tk 69.64 crore recorded during the same period a year ago. Its earnings per share was Tk 2.17 during the July to December period, ... Read more

Renata profit rises 14pc

Renata logged 14 per cent higher profits year-on-year in the first six months of the current financial year of 2021-22 in spite of a rise in the price of raw material. The profits came to reach Tk 274 crore while turnover rose 6.12 per cent to Tk 1,542 crore in the July-December period, according to ... Read more

Sinha murder: Ex-OC Pradeep, Liakat sentenced to death

Suspended police inspector Liakat Ali and former OC of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das were sentenced to death for killing Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan. Cox’s Bazar District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail sentenced six others to life term imprisonment. The court acquitted seven others as allegation brought against them could not be

Jahanara returns for World Cup

Pacer Jahanara Alam returned to the team as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday announced a 16-member women’s team for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand this year. Jahanara, who was dropped from the squad from the Commonwealth Games Qualifier squad over disciplinary issues earlier this month, is the only addition as ... Read more

Apex sees higher profits despite lower sales

Profits of Apex Footwear rose in the first half of the current financial year (FY) compared to the same period in FY 2020-21 despite a drop in net sales. The shoemaker logged sales of about Tk 566 crore in the July-December period of FY 2021-22, down 13 per cent year-on-year from Tk 652 crore

Barty lands first home Australian Open triumph in 44 years with victory over Collins

Ashleigh Barty beat Danielle Collins to win the Australian Open title, ending the home nation’s 44-year wait for a Grand Slam women’s singles champion. Barty took the first set in routine fashion but came within two points of dropping her first set of the tournament when the American took a 5-1 lead but

Flying car receives certification of airworthiness in Slovakia

A car that can transform into a small aircraft has passed flights tests with flying colors in Slovakia, developers say. The “AirCar” has been awarded an official Certificate of Airworthiness by the Slovak Transport Authority after successfully completing more than 200 takeoffs and landings as part of 70 hours of flight testing. The prototype AirCar, ... Read more

Ilias Kanchan elected President, Zayed Khan General Secretary

Ilias Kanchan and Zayed Khan were elected President and General Secretary respectively in yesterday’s Film Artistes’ Association election for 2022-24 term. A total of 43 candidates contested for 21 posts in the election. Among others, 41 candidates contested in two panels named Elias Kanchan-Nipun panel and Misa-Zayed panel. Elias Kanchan and Misha Sawdagar contested for ... Read more

Nasim, Rawnak elected Actors Equity President, General Secretary

Ahsan Habib Nasim and MM Kamrul Hasan Rawnak were elected the president and the general secretary of the Actors Equity for 2022–25 term in the elections to the television artistes’ organisation held on Friday. Chief election commissioner actor Khairul Alam Shabuj announced the results in the evening at Shilpakala Academy in Bangladesh capital Dhaka. Ahsan ... Read more

Journalists and social media must work together to fight misinformation

Participants say as Facebook-supported upskilling programme ends Media organizations must work with social media companies like Facebook to combat misinformation and cyberbullying, speakers said at a virtual event. The webinar was organised by C-CAB (Center for Communication Action Bangladesh) to mark the completion of “Facebook Fundamental for News, a digital

Shilpa Shetty gets a clean chit in obscenity charges

Noted Indian actress and television personality Shilpa Shetty has been cleared of obscenity charges dating from when the hollywood actor Richard Gere publicly kissed her at an AIDS awareness event 15 years ago. Locals didn’t take the incident light-heartedly and went overboard. A case had been registered against the actors citing obscenity and seeking FIRs. ... Read more

Rihanna pledges $15 million to climate justice

Pop singer Rihanna’s foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, is donating $15 million to organizations combating climate change and striving for social justice. “Climate disasters, which are growing in frequency and intensity, do not impact all communities equally, with communities of color and island nations facing the brunt of climate change,” the pop singer said in ... Read more

Bangladesh community hospital wins Riba International Prize 2021

Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA has announced Friendship hospital in Bangladesh as the winner of the Riba International Prize 2021, the biennial award highlighting worldwide projects that “demonstrate design excellence and social impact”. The remote community hospital set within a riverine landscape translates the site’s conditions prone to flooding into the central theme of the

Women’s team fails to qualify for C’wealth Games

Bangladesh women’s team lost their virtual final of the Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition Qualifiers against Sri Lanka by 22 runs at the Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur on Monday. With the defeat, Bangladesh finished second in the five-team qualification competition behind Sri Lanka and missed their chance of securing a place in the next