Salma hopeful of good show

Bangladesh launch their ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers campaign when they take on one of the tournament favourites Pakistan in one of the opening matches at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today. The match starts at 9:30 am local time. In the other opening day matches South Africa face Sri Lanka at the Fatullah […]

‘Runway’ opens festival in Kolkata

Runway’, the last film directed by acclaimed Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque Masud, has been screened as the inaugural film at a Kolkata film festival. The festival — International Forum of New Cinema, a seven-day film carnival, has been organised by India’s largest film society Cine Central to mark its 25th anniversary. Catherine Masud, the wife of the […]

Traditional Lila Kirtan in Pabna

The traditional ‘Lila Kirtan’, a religious festival, was held amidst festivity at Ramakrishna Sewa Ashram Pabna on Friday night. As every year, Ramakrishna Sewa Ashram organised the traditional festival on a grand scale. “Ramakrishna Sewa Ashram organises the traditional event to spread peace and joy among mankind. Hindu devotees from different areas of the district […]

Power price hike likely next month

After increasing prices of petroleum oil three times in six months, the government is raising consumer-level tariffs of power once again to balance with the bulk price hiked three months back. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) chairman Syed Yusuf Hossain told that the new retail price of power would be announced by December after public hearings […]

Messi frustrated

Argentina missed the chance to go top of the South American qualifying table for the 2014 World Cup on Friday, being held 1-1 at home by Bolivia. The belligerent Bolivians took their first point of the campaign against Alejandro Sabella’s star-studded Argentina which included Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and PSG midfielder Javier Pastore. Argentina are […]

Worries over fuel price hike

Local manufacturers and exporters yesterday said the recent price hike of fuel will increase their production cost and undermine competitiveness. “The production and distribution costs in the garment sector will go up, which will also cut competitiveness,” said Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association. Asif Ibrahim, president of Dhaka Chamber […]

Humayun Ahmed turns 63

Eminent litterateur, dramatist and film director Humayun Ahmed celebrates his 63rd birthday today. But unlike previous years, he will not celebrate the day at his Dhanmondi residence ‘Dokhin Hawa’ as he is undergoing medical treatment under Dr. Stephen R. Veach at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. One of the leading writers of the country […]

Supreme Court website hacked

The official website of the Supreme Court was hacked yesterday. Information technology experts of the court, however, recovered it around 8:00pm. Following the hacking, the webpage read “Oops…You Got Hacked” with rap music playing in the background. The hackers on the webpage identified themselves as “Bangladeshis Underground Hacker” and “3xp1r3 Cyber Army”. An official of […]