Wednesday, February 21, 2024

GSE Team Travelogue to RID-5240, California, the Golden State of America

A Write-up By Syed Rabius Shams The Group Study Exchange (GSE) program of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) of Rotary International (RI) is a unique vocational and cultural exchange opportunity for young professionals and businessmen/women in their initial stage of career. Reciprocity is the key to GSE. Each of the paired Rotary District sends and receives ... Read more

Fahad, Nasima clinch surfing titles

Fahad emerged champion in the men’s event in the first ever surfing competition in the country which concluded today at Kolatoli beach point here. Aziz became runner-up, while Zafar, Russel and Nazir finished third, fourth and fifth respectively. Nasima clinched the top position in the girls’ event. Razu finished runner-up, while Ameena became

142 new audio albums this Eid

One hundred forty-two new solo, duet and mixed audio albums will be released by nine audio production houses on the occasion of upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. The albums of both newcomers and noted singers are in the line during the festival. Production house Sangeeta will release 40 new albums, Soundtek 30, Fahim Music

Mila’s Redefined hits the music scene

The much-awaited album by the young and hip singer Mila was finally launched on August 29 at a local restaurant in Dhanmondi. This is yet another accomplishment by Fuad Al-Muqtadir, who hit the contemporary scene with his extraordinary music. Featuring lyrics by Shahan Kabondho, among others, the Fuad featuring Mila album “Redefined” has been produced ... Read more

Bangladeshi whizkid on the block

Mega-search engine launched to find local contents First-ever Bangladeshi meta-search engine SearchW3.net, created by a 13-year-old kid, has been launched to help Internet users find local contents and applications easily on the Web. Shehzad Noor Taus, a student of class seven at Seabreeze International School, created and programmed the meta-search

Love Aaj Kal is about kisses and more

Imtiaz Ali openly admits that his upcoming Love Aaj Kal, which stars Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, has unabashed kissing scenes and shows the lead actors mouthing expletives, but the director insists that it will still be a complete family entertainer. The director says he has included the so-called objectionable scenes in the movie’s ... Read more

Socrateser Jabanbandi captivates the audience

The play ‘Socrates-er Jabanbandi’, a seventh production of Drishyapat was staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city on Monday. Socrates-er Jabanbandi is adapted by Shishir Kumar Das based on Apologia Sokratous (Defense of Socrates) by Plato. Ali Mahmud gave the direction of the play. Socrates is the great ... Read more

A mother’s mission impossible accomplished

Mothers are always special. Some stand out from others and make us realise that mothers are made in heaven. And a few of them turn out to be mother of all mothers. Shefali Iqbal is among the rare few. It was about 30 minutes away from midnight in Bangkok. Shefali in her early fifties was ... Read more

Madaripur emerges champion in Zone-B national women handball

Sports Correspondent Host Madaripur became champion in the Zone-B competitions of the Exim Bank 20th National Women Handball Championship defeating Jessore 10-6 in the final at Madaripur Stadium on Monday. The winners led the first half 6-3. Sipra scored the highest five goals for Madaripur, while Bilkis netted four for

Nokia’s fashion fest

Sabrina Fatma Ahmad It was an evening of sizzling style at the Radisson Water Garden Hotel with Nokia’s fashion event. Attendees were greeted by cocktails and canapés at the foyer, where the latest Nokia models were on display. Kicking off with a few upbeat instrumentals by a jazz band – Jazzy Chopsticks – the event ... Read more

Defence policy in the offing: Armed Forces to be kept above controversies: PM

UNB, Dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday said her government would keep the Armed Forces above all controversies and build up them as a patriotic, brave, efficient and invincible force. Referring to her party’s election manifesto she said a National Defence Policy will be formulated to ensure security of the people and

EC to send equipment for UZ polls from Jan 14

Postponed JS poll in Noakhali-1 tomorrow Staff Correspondent Election Commission (EC) will start sending all sorts of poll equipment including ballot papers, ballot boxes, seals and inerasable ink to its respective election offices throughout the country from January 14 to hold elections to 481 upazilas scheduled to be held on January 22. Meanwhile, the commission ... Read more

Analysts predict immediate majority for none

Reuters, Dhaka Some analysts predict neither Mahajote chief Sheikh Hasina nor her rival ex-PM Begum Khaleda Zia will have an immediate majority. Jockeying to win needed parliamentary support could add to fears of post-election violence and delays in a new government tackling such challenges as fighting poverty and reducing endemic corruption in the South Asian ... Read more

I don’t know if the most deserving won or not: Parvathy Omanakutta

Spicezee Bureau Mumbai: After her scintillating and confident show at the Miss World 2008 pageant held in South Africa, India`s Parvathy Omanakuttan, the first-runner up reveals that she is rapturous over her success, but unsure if the winner was deserving. Her confidence and poise throughout the gala was exemplary. On being announced as the first-runner ... Read more