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  • Unstoppable Shakib elevates Bangladesh

    Unstoppable Shakib elevates Bangladesh

    It all started with opener Tamim Iqbal (five) playing a Tinashe Panyangara delivery onto his stumpsShakib al Hasan’s timely hundred – his sixth in ODIs and third against Zimbabwe – and four-wicket haul enabled Bangladesh to begin the five-match ODI series on a winning note as the hosts humbled the visitors in the first game by 87 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) yesterday. The win brought some much-needed relief in the Tigers’ camp as it was their first ODI victory this year in 14 attempts.      

  • Crackdown on gold-smuggling racket imminent

    Detectives have prepared a list of 15 more Biman officialsDetectives are all set for a crackdown on corrupt officials of Biman, customs and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) whose names came up in the investigation into recent gold smuggling incidents.

    The Detective Branch (DB) of Police has prepared a new list of those involved with the smuggling racket. The list contains the names of 15 more high officials including a captain and two flight stewards.

    The DB has also collected the addresses and whereabouts of these officials to start the drive immediately, said an investigator.

  • Myanmar: Plight of Rohingya a media fabrication

    It is just a media story that boat people are fleeing tortureMyanmar President Thein Sein has denied that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing “torture” in western Rakhine state, telling the Voice of America Burmese Service such media reports were fabricated.

    “It is just a media story that boat people are fleeing torture,” he said.

    The president said that there were more people who wanted to live in Myanmar “because it is spacious, (with) many places to live in and work”, he continued.

  • Phulbari mining firm’s human rights record okayed

    The IAP is a civil society organisation based in the United States and WDM is a UK civil society organisationComplainants against a UK mining company licensed to run the controversial Phulbari open pit mine, say a narrowly defined UK government ruling on complaints against the firm has failed to allay fears about its practices.

  • Armed Forces Day observed, Khaleda absent

    Armed Forces Day observed, Khaleda absent

    According to the layout of the programme Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the defence minister, hosted the reception at SenakujaArmed Forces Day reception at Senakunja has always been considered as an event that creates scope for incidental meeting between top leaders of all major political opponents but the programme yesterday saw nothing like that.

    According to the layout of the programme Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the defence minister, hosted the reception at Senakuja.

    As usual Hasina gave a speech in the programme and exchanged pleasantries with officials and family members of armed forces and dignitaries.

  • 3 more bullet-proof BMWs for prime minister

    The three vehicles will be kept for use for the prime minister, foreign dignitaries and other VVIPs as designated by the governmentThe government is set to buy three bullet-proof BMW sedans for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The decision came as three vehicles in the prime minister’s car pool went out of commission, sources said.

    The three vehicles will be kept for use for the prime minister, foreign dignitaries and other VVIPs as designated by the government, said officials involved with the procurement process.

  • Parliamentary delegates tour India to discuss terrorism and militancy

    In addition, they will meet the Election Commission of India to discuss their new electronic voting systemAn eight-member parliamentary delegation led by Muhammad Faruk Khan left Dhaka for India yesterday to attend meetings in Kolkata and New Delhi on an invitation by the Indian government.

    The delegates will take part in discussions on various aspects of regional issues regarding terrorism, extremism and democracy in the two countries.

  • Pakistan hold firm to draw in second Test

    Pakistan were comfortably placed at 70 for one but were reduced to 75 for four in the space of a few oversA defiant fifth-wicket stand of 74 between Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq ensured Pakistan secured a draw in the second test against New Zealand on Friday to maintain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

    Chasing 261 for victory, Pakistan were 196 for five when the teams agreed to a draw in fading light, with Shafiq (41) and first-innings centurion Sarfraz Ahmed (24) unbeaten at the crease.

    Younus (44) fell late in the last session to off-spinner Mark Craig, but had steadied the ship after a mini-collapse threatened to swing the match New Zealand’s way.

  • Hasan guides Rupganj atop

    Prime Doleshwar SC and Victoria SC also won their respective matches on a day that saw no team across the three matches exceed the 200-markAbul Hasan’s five-wicket haul enabled Legends of Rupganj to keep their Dhaka Premier League winning streak intact as they beat title contenders Abahani Limited by three wickets to complete four wins out of four matches.

    Prime Doleshwar SC and Victoria SC also won their respective matches on a day that saw no team across the three matches exceed the 200-mark.

    Legends of Rupganj v Abahani, Fatullah

  • Wawrinka gives Switzerland first blood in final

    The doubles will be played on Saturday and the reverse singles on SundayStan Wawrinka survived a second-set wobble to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-2 and give Switzerland a 1-0 lead over hosts France in the Davis Cup final on Friday.

    World number four Wawrinka was more consistent than French number one Tsonga in front of a record 27,432 crowd at the Pierre Mauroy stadium.

    World number two Roger Federer, who missed training early this week due to a back injury, takes on Gael Monfils in the second singles later on Friday.

    The doubles will be played on Saturday and the reverse singles on Sunday.

  • Australia seal ODI series over South Africa

    AB De Villiers earlier fell just short of a deserved hundred after a masterful batting display for the ProteasSteve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in their fourth one-day international on Friday.

    Smith hit a career-best ODI total of 104 from 112 deliveries as the Australians passed South Africa’s 267-8 with six balls to spare at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

    The Australians were in deep trouble after the top-order collapsed to 98-5 in the 25th over when Smith and Matthew Wade turned things around.

  • Mahi to produce film

    Mahi to produce film

    If the film goes in joint venture, an actor from Kolkata could join Mahi in the lead cast-lineDhallywood diva Mahiya Mahi is going to produce a film named “Nioti.” Abdullah Zahir Babu penned the orthodox romantic drama.

    Talking to the Dhaka Tribune, she said Zakir Hossain Raju is expected to direct the film. Mahi’s latest venture “Onek Sadher Moyna” was alos directed by Zakir.

    “From the beginning of my career, I had a desire to produce films. In fact, I saved some money from the remunerations I get for my works,” she told about her inspiration to be a film producer.

  • Jaago holds charity concert

    Jaago holds charity concert

    Art works created by the children will also be displayed at the programmeA musical programme on “Our Beautiful Universe” will be held at the Red Shift Coffee Lounge in the capital at 6:00pm today. 

    Some 22 children from Jaago Foundation School will display their performances in acting, 11 others in singing songs. Imran Rabbani will play guitar and Mahbub Farid will play the keyboard.

    Apart from the musical session, the children will play the roles of astronauts, planets, stars, meteors, the sun, the moon and many more bodies found in space.

  • Shaila Tasmeen to perform at IGCC

    Shaila Tasmeen to perform at IGCC

    She is a vocalist of Hindustani classical, semi classical music and Tagore songsIndira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) will organise a programme on classical music at the IGCC in the capital’s Gulshan-1 6:30pm today.

     Shaila Tasmeen will perform at the programme.

    Born in Rajshahi, Shaila Tasmeen got inspiration to learn music from her family members, especially from her elder sister,  Ireen Parveen.

    She is a vocalist of Hindustani classical, semi classical music and Tagore songs.

  • Bob Marley’s family go corporate on cannabis

    Bob Marley’s family go corporate on cannabis

    It is intended to be sold in the US and possibly worldwide from next yearThe family of the late Jamaican reggae artist, Bob Marley has launched what they describe as the world’s first global cannabis brand.

    It will be called Marley Natural and be used to sell cannabis-infused lotions, creams and various accessories.

    The new brand is being developed with Privateer Holdings based in Washington state, stressing the life and legacy of Jamaica’s greatest cultural export.

    It is intended to be sold in the US and possibly worldwide from next year.

  • Francis Ford Coppola: Godfather was an accident

    Francis Ford Coppola: Godfather was an accident

    Apart from his movies, he also spoke about his other great love, wineHollywood director Francis Ford Coppola got talking from cinema and wine at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2014.

    Much to the surprise of his fans, Francis Ford Coppola mentioned how he never even intended to make another “Godfather.” In fact, he said that “Godfather” itself was an accident. And when he did make the third “Godfather” he wanted to name it “Death of Micheal Corleone.”

    On glorification of mafia in “Godfather,” he added, “’Godfather’ was a metaphor for America.”

  • PENELOPE CRUZ on board for Zoolander 2

    PENELOPE CRUZ on board for Zoolander 2

    The ‘Dodgeball’ actor directed and contributed to scriptwriting for the first filmThe “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” actress will star alongside Ben Stiller in the upcoming comedy sequel, “Zoolander 2,” Deadline reports.

    It is so far unclear what role Cruz, who has a small part in the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen comedy “Grimsby” and recently wrapped on Julio Medem’s “Ma ma” in Spain, will take on in “Zoolander 2.”

  • Salman: I gave you a chance to be Katrina Khan

    Salman: I gave you a chance to be Katrina Khan

    An embarrassed Katrina could not shy away before Salman made another statementRanbir Kapoor might not have received an invite for Salman Khan sister, Arpita Khan’s wedding but when beau Katrina Kaif decided to attend it, he also kept a close tab on what happened at the wedding. So when he heard Salman Khan joked with Katrina calling her Katrina Kapoor, he simply laughed it off.

  • At 63, ZEENAT AMAN wants to settle down again

    At 63, ZEENAT AMAN wants to settle down again

    Her marriage to Mazhar Khan in 1985 considerably slackened her work-paceBollywood actor Zeenat Aman, who turned 63 on November 19, says she is ready to settle down again. “Of course I want to settle down with someone once again. Why wouldn’t I? You see, all these years I’ve single-mindedly focused on my sons Azaan and Zahaan. Their well-being and happiness are all that mattered to me while they were growing up.”

    “Now that they have matured and have a life of their own. I can begin to think about my own life once again,” says Zeenat with a laugh, as she takes on her 60s headlong.

  • Rags to riches: The prospects of recycled RMG by-products

    Rags to riches: The prospects of recycled RMG by-products

    Importers of cotton said they spend Tk80 per pound of cotton, which they say is made from jhoot worth Tk10Recycling and reusing jhoot, the local word for left-over scraps of fabric from the manufacturing of ready-made garments, will add significant value to the raw material, creating jobs and augmenting export earnings.

    “There is a huge opportunity for Bangladesh to create new jobs, and indeed a new market, by establishing new factories to recycle RMG by-products,” Khatib Abdul Zahid Mukul, managing director of Givensee Group of Industries Ltd, said.

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