Ray of hope for Sakib

July 28, 2014

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is keeping the option open for suspended cricketer Sakib al Hasan to make a return to competitive cricket with the Dhaka Premier League, beginning in October.
The BCB initially had dropped Sakib a from a list of pool players, but officials said he may be included in the list after a meeting of its board of directors on August 7, Read more

Ex cricketer Masud dies

July 28, 2014

Former national cricketer and member of Bangladesh’s first ICC Trophy squad in 1979 Ziaul Islam Masud died at the Anwar Khan Medical College Hospital in Dhaka on Saturday. He was 63.
A lethal pace bowler in his playing days, Masud was working as a national umpire and trainer of umpires for the last few years. In a distinguished career Masud Read more

Football primary squad named

July 28, 2014

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Sunday announced a 25-member under-23 preliminary squad for the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea, in September.
Abahani defender Tutul Hossain Badshah, who spent most of the season on the bench, relegated Uttar Baridhara goalkeeper Osman Gani and Mohammedan’s promising Read more

CAAB refuses to provide ACC with docs

July 28, 2014

Bird Deterring Machines Purchase
CAAB refuses to provide ACC with docs
The Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) refused to provide documents to the Anti-Corruption Commission for its ongoing inquiry into alleged corruption in purchasing bird deterring machines and some other equipments from 2009 to 2011. The CAAB did not provide documents to the ACC which asked it to submit some relevant documents into the inquiry within July 20, Read more

Taka keeps appreciating against dollar

July 28, 2014

Export, remittance may take hit
The US dollar continues to depreciate against the Bangladeshi currency taka in the current month of July as the expatriate Bangladeshis are now sending robust amount of greenback to their relatives ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. The central bank has already purchased US dollar worth $483 million from the local scheduled banks to keep stable the exchange rate of the taka against the greenback, Read more

Big crowd in last-minute Eid shopping

July 28, 2014

Eid shoppers of all ages thronged different shopping spots in the capital to buy necessary items at the eleventh hour of shopping. From morning till late night, there was huge rush of customers across the main shopping areas of Pathapath, Dhanmondi, Banani, Gulshan, Mirpur and Uttara to buy dresses, shoes, cosmetics and kitchen market items. Lower and middle income groups Read more

Inter-ministerial meeting ends inconclusive

July 28, 2014

Sim Replacement Tax
Inter-ministerial meeting ends inconclusive
Muhith to sit with telcos before making decision
An inter-ministerial meeting on the National Revenue Board’s claim of about Tk 3,011 crore SIM replacement tax from the mobile phone companies ended inconclusive on Sunday.
Finance minister AMA Muhith presided over the meeting at his office where posts and telecommunications minister Latif Siddique, NBR chairman Ghulam Hussain and Read more

Banks asked to inform clients about inoperative ATM, POS

July 28, 2014

Bangladesh Bank on Sunday asked the scheduled banks to inform their clients by sending SMS and email on mandatory basis if they stop their Automated Teller Machines and Pont-Of-Sale services due to unavoidable circumstances. The BB issued a circular to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks in this regard asking them to ensure the operating process of Read more

People head home in a rush

July 28, 2014

People scrambled to get on buses and swarmed trains and ferries as they left the capital in a rush on Sunday to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their families living in outlying districts.
Crowds at Gabtoli, Mahakhali and Sayedabad bus terminals, Kamalapur railway station and Sadarghat ferry terminal were much larger than the two preceding days and Read more

Eid tomorrow if moon sighted

July 28, 2014

Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated in the country tomorrow (Tuesday) subject to sighting of Shawal moon after a month of fasting.
The national moon sighting committee meets at 7.15pm today at the Bangladesh Islamic Foundation to review reports on the sighting of the Shawal moon in Bangladesh. Read more

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