Govt boosts efforts to protect archaeological sites

July 2, 2015

Govt boosts efforts to protect archaeological sites=Amid criticism of distorting a portion of the historic Lalbagh Fort by the department of archaeology, the government has taken an initiative to demarcate archaeological sites in the country in a bid to protect those from encroachment.
The government will also control development work in the buffer zones of these sites, cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor told New Age over telephone from Comilla. The minister said a working group formed to demarcate Read more

Masud Pathik to make more films on poems

July 2, 2015

Masud Pathik to make more films on poems=After winning critical acclaim for Nekabbarer Mohaproyan, a film based on a same-titled poem by Niramlendu Goon, director Masud Pathik is now working on two more films inspired by works of art.
The films are respectively Maya (The Lost Mother), which draws its inspiration from Kamal Chowdhury’s poem Juddha Shishu (War Child) and artist Shahabuddin Ahmed’s painting Woman, and The Poetree (Kobigachh), based on two poems by Nirmalendu Goon and Read more

Salman, Akshay Kumar and both Bachchans feature on Forbes rich-list

July 2, 2015

Salman, Akshay Kumar and both Bachchans feature on Forbes rich-list=The Forbes annual Celebrity 100 rankings of the world’s highest-paid celebrities has been announced and Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan, his son Abhishek, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have made the cut along with cricketer MS Dhoni, reports Hindustan Times.
Both Bachchan and Salman share the 71st rank with earnings of $33.5 million each, while Akshay with $32.5 million is placed 76th. Dhoni with $31 million is ranked 82nd. Read more

Sohag back for SA T20

July 2, 2015

Uncapped Jubair in for injured Taskin
Selectors on Wednesday recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi and added leg-spinner Jubair Hossain in Bangladesh’s 14-man squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against visiting South Africa scheduled in next week. Sohag did not play for Tigers since he was suspended from bowling for a flawed action in October last year. He was cleared to bowl in February after Read more

SA expect to combat heat and Tigers

July 2, 2015

The sweltering heat and the new-found confidence of Bangladesh will be the biggest challenge for South Africa in the upcoming home series against Tigers, said batsman Faf du Plessis on Wednesday. Du Plessis will lead South Africa in two Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh next week before Hashim Amla takes over the charge for the one-day and Test series. Read more

SA take authorities by surprise with drone

July 2, 2015

Visiting South Africa sprung a surprise on Wednesday when they used a drone camera in their first training session, apparently to record the movement of the players. The team’s technical analyst Prasanna Agoram used the camera through a remote control to take an aerial view of the practice session, prompting an immediate protest from the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Read more

Razzak, Al-Amin picked for BCB XI

July 2, 2015

Veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak and paceman Al-Amin Hossain were given a chance to prove their worth after they were picked to represent the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in a Twenty20 warm-up game against visiting South Africa. The match is scheduled on July 3 at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah. Opener Imrul Kayes was made the captain Read more

AFC asks Bangladesh to host U-19 matches

July 2, 2015

The Asian Football Confederation on Wednesday requested Bangladesh Football Federation to host the Group A AFC Under-19 Championship qualifying round matches after Sri Lanka declined to host the event. The Group A games of the AFC Under-19 Championship were originally scheduled to be held in Colombo from September 28 to October 8. Bangladesh have been drawn Read more

African trio ready to play for Bangladesh

July 2, 2015

Three African footballers eligible to represent Bangladesh national football team have accepted the offer of Bangladesh Football Federation to apply for the national citizenship. Guinean forward Ismail Bangoura, Ghanaian defender Samad Yussif and Nigerian forward Kingsley Chigozie had discussed the matter with the BFF officials in a meeting on Wednesday. Read more

Rani wins gold in C’wealth Chess

July 2, 2015

Bangladesh claimed their second medal in the Commonwealth Chess Championship when Women’s International Master Rani Hamid won gold medal in the senior age (over 60-year) group in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Rani’s success came a day after Fide Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman had won the bronze medal in the Under-12 group. Rani completed her game Read more

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