BFF calls up 26 in primary squad

December 30, 2014

The Bangladesh Football Federation on Monday announced the 26-member preliminary squad for Bangabandhu Gold Cup international football tournament, scheduled in January. The squad includes striker Aminur Rahman Sajib of Abahani, winger Rubel Miah of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and defender Atiqur Rahman Fahad of Abahani. They will join the 23 players Read more

Rice import rises by 295pc in Nov amid export

December 30, 2014

Traders smell rat in ‘unnecessary import’
The import of rice increased by 295 per cent to $63.59 million in November this year from $16.07 million in the same month a year ago, although the government has started to export rice to Sri Lanka for the first time. According to Bangladesh Bank data released on Monday apart from the huge import rice of November, letters of credit worth $59.81 million were opened in the Read more

GP selling old numbers at up to Tk 30,199

December 30, 2014

BTRC launches enquiry
The telecom regulator has launched an enquiry into the mobile phone operator Grameenphone’s move to sell its old numbers at prices up to Tk 30,199 per connection.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission officials said such high prices for SIM connection were not permitted by the BTRC. They said GP only Read more

Dense fog likely to harm rice seedlings, potato, mustard, tomato

December 30, 2014

Dense fog and chilly weather are likely to harm rice seedlings and the standing crops of potato, tomato and mustard, said the Department of Agricultural Extension officials.
They said that potato output could drop due to early or late blight disease.
Alternaria blight disease could affect mustard and leaf Read more

Banks asked not to close incomplete KYC accounts

December 30, 2014

Bangladesh Bank has asked scheduled banks and non-bank financial institutions not to close incomplete KYC (know your client) accounts which were opened before April 30, 2002 as some banks has recently taken move to seal the accounts violating the banking rules and regulations.
The BB issued a circular to managing directors Read more

DSE seeks BSEC approval for single-scrip netting facility

December 30, 2014

BSEC may decide about the request Wednesday
The Dhaka Stock Exchange on Monday put forward a proposal that the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission should allow single-scrip netting facility at the bourse as the new trading system introduced by the DSE is capable of preventing misuse of the scope.
The bourse made the proposal after its board had Read more

Dhaka stocks gain after three-day fall

December 30, 2014

Dhaka stocks ended positive on Monday after a three-day fall with an increased turnover amid a lacklustre countrywide dawn-to-dusk shutdown enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance. The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, finished at 4,814.16 points, gaining 0.26 per cent or 12.81 points. Turnover at the bourse increased to Tk 189.58 crore Read more

Museum displays 100 artworks of Shilpacharya

December 29, 2014

Zainul Abedin’s Birth Centenary
Museum displays 100 artworks of Shilpacharya
Museum displays 100 artworks of Shilpacharya=The opportunity to see the most celebrated original works of shilpacharya Zainul Abedin under a single roof does not present itself every day.
Bangladesh National Museum is displaying selected 100 artworks of the master artist from its collection of Zainul’s 807 master pieces as part of the national programme that celebrates
the artist’s birth centenary.
The three-week exhibition will be inaugurated today by the prime minister Sheikh Hasina Read more

Faruk awaits rare double as selector

December 29, 2014

Chief selector Faruk Ahmed is all set to achieve a rare honour when he will announce the 15-member Bangladesh squad for ICC World Cup next week. Faruk will be only selector to take the honour twice having already selected Bangladesh squad for World Cup 2007, arguably the most successful World Cup for the Tigers. ‘Definitely I am lucky,’ Faruk, who was serving his second Read more

Kruif set to return on Jan 3

December 29, 2014

Sacked former coach Lodewijk De Kruif is all but confirmed to return to the charge of Bangladesh national football team for the Bangabadhu Cup international tournament in January, said the officials on Sunday. The Dutchman is expected to arrive on January 3 provided the Bangladesh Football Federation clears some of his unpaid wages it owed to him for his service in Read more

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