No fear over Tamim, Taijul

October 31, 2014

Batsman Tamim Iqbal and left-arm spinner Taijul Islam are just fine and should be available for the second Test against Zimbabwe in Khulna, said officials of the Bangladesh cricket team on Thursday. Tamim hurt his right hand during a fielding session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday, though an X-ray revealed no fracture. Before flying for Khulna, team Read more

Bangladesh eye youth-level series against China

October 31, 2014

Bangladesh is keen to host a football series at youth level against China to celebrate the 40th anniversary of friendship between the two countries in May next year, said a top official on Thursday. The proposal was initially discussed on August 30 at a meeting of the ministry of foreign affairs, who had requested the youth and sports ministry to submit a budget through the Read more

NBR gets poor response in tax returns submission

October 31, 2014

Two-thirds of taxpayers yet to file returns with one work-day remaining
Around two-thirds of the registered income taxpayers have not filed their income tax returns with one day left before the end of the scheduled deadline on Sunday, officials of the National Board of Revenue on Thursday said. Out of the 13.30 lakh taxpayers registered with the online registration system of the NBR, only less than 4.5 lakh people submitted their income tax returns by this Read more

Building of local resource key to graduation from LDC

October 31, 2014

3-day regional confec on graduation ends
The least developed countries need to reduce aid dependency and emphasis on local resource mobilisation for graduation to the middle income countries, said officials after a three-day regional conference on financing graduation gap of LDCs in Dhaka on Thursday.
The Economic Relations Division in association with Read more

Tigers ready for Zimbabwe backlash

October 30, 2014

Bangladesh expect Zimbabwe to come hard against them in the second Test in Khulna after going down by 1-0 in the three-match Test series with a narrow three-wicket defeat in Dhaka.
The Tigers started their preparation at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium for the second Test match, scheduled to be held at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Read more

Khulna gearing up for second Test

October 30, 2014

Khulna promised to provide high security for the second Test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, which begins at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium on November 3.
The players of both the teams will arrive in the city today and are expected to take part in their first training session on Friday. According to the venue manager Read more

Zimbabwe train closed door

October 30, 2014

Zimbabwe cricket team opted to train closed door on Wednesday as they prepare to make a comeback in the three-Test series against Bangladesh in the second Test in Khulna.
Coach Stephen Mongongo took the team to train at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at 9:00am where they practiced fielding for nearly an hour before players Read more

BCB’s new plan for Sohag Gazi

October 30, 2014

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has changed their plan of rectifying off-spinner Sohag Gazi’s bowling action and opted to engage national team’s spin bowling coach Ruwan Kalpage instead of sending him to Malaysia. Sohag was supposed to fly to Malaysia for remodelling his action under supervision of coach Mohammad Salahuddin, but the former national fielding coach said that he Read more

DPL club coaches told to maintain training schedule

October 30, 2014

National coach Chandika Hathurusinghe on Wednesday requested the Dhaka Premier League coaches to ensure that the national players follow the schedule planned by the national trainer when they will be on club duty. The Dhaka Premier League is expected to start on November 5 when a good number of national players will be engaged with different clubs. Hathurusinghe had Read more

Govt turns down IMF proposal for VAT Act roadmap notice

October 30, 2014

The ministry of finance has turned down a proposal of the IMF on issuance of a gazette notification by December outlining a timeframe for implementing the VAT Act as the move triggered a furor among business community. The firm stance of the finance ministry has been conveyed to the multilateral lending agency last week as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has not approved Read more

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