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Sunday December 17, 2017 02:02 PM



  • Republican presidential race erupts into four-way battle

    The Republican race for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination erupted into a four-candidate crossfire on Wednesday over who has the proper experience and is the most conservative, days before South Carolina voters put their stamp on the campaign.

    In TV interviews and campaign events, front-runner Donald Trump threatened to sue Senator Ted Cruz of Texas over a negative TV ad, while Senator Marco Rubio of Florida accused Cruz of lying about his record, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush questioned Rubio’s experience to serve as president.

  • Battle of the Associates starts today

    Battle of the Associates starts today

    The Associates’ battle for the solitary main round berth of the first ever Asia Cup Twenty20 begins today as Afghanistan face the UAE in the first qualifier at Fatullah’s Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium. In the other qualifier of the day, Hong Kong lock horns with Oman at the same venue.

    Afghanistan v UAE

    Afghanistan are being touted in many quarters as the favourites to progress to the next round but in the UAE, captain Asghar Stanikzai and his troop will be up against a confident outfit.

  • Malinga returns to lead champions

    Malinga returns to lead champions

    Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has recovered from a knee injury and will lead the defending champions at next month’s World Twenty20 in India, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.

    Regular T20 captain Malinga sustained the injury during Sri Lanka’s home series against West Indies last year and missed the team’s tour of New Zealand and India, where Dinesh Chandimal deputised as skipper.

  • Independence Cup set for March 30 kick-off

    The opening professional football tournament of the 2015-16 season, the Independence Cup is scheduled to kick off on March 30, confirmed the Bangladesh Football Federation.

    A meeting of the professional football league committee, presided over by BFF senior vice president Abdus Salam Murshedy was held yesterday at the BFF House where the decision was taken.

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies premieres in Dhaka

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies premieres in Dhaka

    Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, a film which re-imagines the world of the famous Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice with a zombie-slaying twist, will be releasing today at the Star Cineplex of Basundhara City in the capital.

    The film based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s popular parody on the novel is written and directed by Burr Steers.

  • A musical evening at IGCC

    A musical evening at IGCC

    Indira Gandhi Culture Centre (IGCC) has organised a musical evening of Nazrul, folk and modern Bangla music today at the Centre’s auditorium, Gulshan-1 in the capital at 6:30pm, where singers Rowshan Ara Shoma and Rahat Ara Geeti will perform in a duet.

  • Aishwarya’s Punjabi look in Sarbjit

    Aishwarya’s Punjabi look in Sarbjit

    The first look of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starring as Dalbir Kaur in Omung Kumar’s Sarbjit was officially released in the biopic. Aishwarya, who will play the role of Sarabjit Singh’s sister in the film, is currently busy shooting for the film in Punjab. The still shows Aishwarya clad in a simple shalwar kamiz sitting at a desk, lost in her own world.

  • ColoursFM and Radio Campbuzz to produce radio show

    ColoursFM and Radio Campbuzz to produce radio show

    ColoursFM 101.6 and University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) are collaborating to bring in a show called “Colours Campbuzz.”

    Officials of the respective organisations signed a MoU on February 17 at the ULAB campus in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. They will produce the show based on campus activities.

    The MoU was signed among ULAB vice-chancellor Professor Imran Rahman, Head of Marketing of ColoursFM 101.6 Tasnuva Ahmed, and CEO of ColoursFM 101.6 Nazim Farhan Choudhury.

  • SPOTLIGHT: How Great Journalists Work

    SPOTLIGHT: How Great Journalists Work

    Spotlight is by far the best and the most authentic film about journalism since All the President’s Men (1976). But Spotlight is not just a film about journalism, it is a work of journalism unto itself. The impeccable screenplay is inexhaustibly researched and the film follows it verbatim, keeping the film-making very simple: master-shots, over-the-shoulder shots, and a few montage sequences.

  • Hanif: 1/11 conspirators still active

    Ruling Awami League's Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif has said the conspirators behind the infamous 'Minus Two Formula' – to banish heads of two leading political parties – during the last caretaker government are still trying occupy power illegally.

    He made the remark when responding to a question at a press conference at Awami League chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's political office in Dhaka on Thursday.

  • Bangladesh, India, China finalise BCIM strategy paper

    Bangladesh, India and China have finalised their strategy paper on the Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar Forum for Regional Cooperation (BCIM) and shared with each other.

    “Bangladesh, India, China have already finalised their papers. In fact India shared their paper last week with us. We are still waiting to hear from Myanmar,” Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque said at a seminar held at MCCI auditorium Thursday.

  • Banglalink employees seek PM’s intervention

    The Banglalink Employees' Union has requested the prime minister to ensure their job security and an end to alleged threats by the private mobile phone operator's management.

    Banglalink, Bangladesh's second-largest mobile phone operator, and the union locked horns on February 11 after the firing of engineer Shariful Islam allegedly for his involvement in organising the union.

    Interrogation by Banglalink's human resource department left another union member hospitalised.

  • Tribunal prosecutor Ali suspended

    International Crimes Tribunal prosecutor Mohammad Ali has been suspended on charges of professional misconduct.

    The suspension order was issued on Thursday, said Law Minister Anisul Huq.

    Earlier on February 9, he was withdrawn from all kinds of proceedings related to investigation and trials of the 1971 war criminals.

    A letter issued on February 4 by Chief Prosecutor Golam Arif Tipu said the decision was taken against prosecutor Mohammad Ali “on public interest.”

  • Evening Brief

    HC orders compensation for Jihad's family

    The High Court has ordered the government to pay compensation to the family of Jihad, who died after falling into an abandoned well in the capital in December, 2014.

    The bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Kazi Mohammad Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order after disposing of a writ petition on Thursday afternoon.

    Tarik Ahsan new envoy to Pakistan

    The government has decided to appoint Tarik Ahsan as the next high commissioner to Pakistan.

  • Danish businesses keen to invest more in Bangladesh

    Danish investors are keen on investing more in Bangladesh and eager to further extend their partnership with the country, said Commercial Counsellor of Danish Embassy in Dhaka Soren Robenhagen.

    While talking to the Dhaka Tribune on Thursday, Robenhagen said: “Small handful of Danish companies were operating in Bangladesh some 15 years ago. But the situation has been changed as around 60 companies are now running their businesses here in Bangladesh.

  • Crude bomb attack on picnic bus in Ctg

    A gang of miscreants has hurled a crude bomb on a running picnic bus of Chittagong Government College in the city’s Rahattarpul area.

    However, none was injured as the crude bomb was set off outside of the bus, said police.

  • HC grants access to political parties’ financial records

    The High Court has ruled that citizens would have access to the income and expense statements of political parties from the Election Commission.

    The bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo on Thursday delivered the verdict in a case filed by civil society platform Shushashoner Janney Nagarik (Shujan).

    The case was lodged after the Election Commission denied Shujan's request to disburse information about the registered political parties without their consent.

  • Goyeshwar summoned for remarks on ’71 martyrs

    A Dhaka court has summoned BNP senior leader Goyeshwar Chandra Roy to appear before it on March 16 over a defamation suit filed for his derogatory comments on the Liberation War martyrs.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Nuru Mia passed the order Thursday after the IO of the case submitted the investigation report to the court.

    On January 21, Metropolitan Magistrate Md Aminul Haque directed Shahbagh police to submit the probe report to the court Thursday.

    Monindra Kumar Nath, the son of martyr Dinesh Chandra Nath, filed the case the same day.

  • ‘Multi-Channel Utility Bill Payment Service’ for Mercantile Bank Ltd

    ‘Multi-Channel Utility Bill Payment Service’ for Mercantile Bank Ltd

    Mercantile Bank Limited with technical collaboration of Software Shop Limited (SSL Wireless), a leading mobile solution provider of the country, has launched the “Multi–Channel Utility Bill Payment Service” for its account holders and also for walking customers. A signing ceremony was recently organised on the occasion at Mercantile Bank Limited’s head office.

  • Huawei launches GR5 and Mate 8

    Huawei launches GR5 and Mate 8

     Huawei has recently launched two flagship smartphones – Huawei GR5 and Huawei Mate 8 in Bangladesh. The gala launch event was held on February 15 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka.

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