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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Lines of inquiry – Jamil Naqsh’s Islamic Art

August 29th, 2013 (0)
London-based artist mixes the spirit of Islam with a modernist outlook… He is probably one of Pakistan’s best known painters and had a former prime minister of the country – no less – introduce his work on calligraphy, which ...

4 years jail for judge

August 28th, 2013 (0)
A Dhaka court has sentenced Bhola district Senior Assistant Judge Javed Imam to four years in jail for possession of contraband Phensedyl. Dhaka’s Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Ruhul Amin gave the verdict on Tuesday, eight months after Javed ...

Nation remembers Kazi Nazrul

August 28th, 2013 (0)
Kazi Nazrul’s 37th death anniversary is being observed on Tuesday. The rebel poet passed away on Vadra 12, 1383 (August 29, 1976) at the age of 77. Numerous social, political and cultural organisations in Dhaka and outside have arranged for ...

Taka climbs while rupee falls

August 28th, 2013 (0)
A currency turmoil engulfing India has left neighbour Bangladesh untouched, thanks to Dhaka’s relentless pursuit of textile exports, reports the Kolkata-based daily ‘The Telegraph’. The rupee fell 15 percent in one year and India’s foreign exchange reserves depleted 4 ...

‘Donors want fair, all-inclusive polls’

August 28th, 2013 (0)
Representatives from the United Nations, other donor countries and organisations on Tuesday expressed hope that the next parliamentary elections in Bangladesh would be free, fair and credible with all political parties participating in it. They said this after one-and-half-hour ...

‘BNP ready for dialogues’

August 28th, 2013 (0)
The BNP’s acting Secretary General has said his party wants dialogue on the framework of the election-time caretaker government, ‘but that have to be about non-party administration’. “After the United Nations Secretary-General talked to the Prime Minister and Opposition ...

Lehmann has apologised for cheat jibe

August 28th, 2013 (0)
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has apologised to Stuart Broad for accusing him of cheating, the England all-rounder said on Monday. In an interview with an Australian radio station Lehmann attacked Broad for not ‘walking’ during the first Ashes test ...

Pooja Bhatt’s Jism 3 to feature Maldivian crooner

August 28th, 2013 (0)
Pooja Bhatt’s Jism 2 may quite literally have shocked the Indian audience with none other than Sunny Leone playing the lead role in the film. Now working on the third installment in the Jism franchise, Pooja has apparently roped in Maldivian crooner Unoosha, ...

Tamim slams BCB

August 28th, 2013 (0)
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), the governing body of Bangladesh’s cricket, patronized the clubs and franchisees of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League rather than giving preferences to the cricketers, said Tamim Iqbal. Cricket Committee of ...

MoU for training in financial sector

August 28th, 2013 (0)
The Bangladesh Bank Training Academy and the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday for efficient training in the financial sector with particular emphasis on small and medium enterprise (SME) banking. The two ...