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Makeshift GP outlets vandalised at DU PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 February 2008


A group of people Friday vandalised three makeshift outlets of Grameenphone on Dhaka University campus, protesting what they said was an ‘imperialistic force’.

Students said up to eight people, believed to be students of Dhaka University, attacked the outlets near the university’s Central Library around 3.30pm.

BBC World Service radio now available on PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 January 2008

Agency The BBC has teamed up with Bangladesh's leading news web site to enable its users to listen to BBC World Service radio.

Visitors to the 24/7 site across the world can now access BBC radio programmes in English and Bangla. The news service is the first news site in Bangladesh to carry the BBC radio content.

Bibi Russel’s mother dies PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

Shamsun Nahar Rahman Rose, a social and cultural activist and mother of renowned fashion designer Bibi Russel, died at a city hospital on Sunday.

She was 79. Shamsun Nahar, wife of late freedom fighter and cultural activist Mokhlesur Rahman Sidhu Bhai, is survived by two sons and three daughters.

Govt bans ETV talk shows PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 January 2008


Bangladesh's army-backed emergency government has banned two popular live political talk shows, the private satellite television channel ETV said Saturday.

'The information ministry handed us a written order saying that we cannot telecast out our live talk shows any more,' a senior ETV official said.

Taslima's visa extended by six months PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 January 2008


Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, under virtual house arrest after being shifted out of here in controversial circumstances, had her Indian visa extended for six months from February 17.

'I have come to know that my visa has been extended,' Taslima told the Press Trust of India on Wednesday when contacted in Delhi where she is staying at an undisclosed destination on security grounds after violent protests by a little-known Muslim group against her alleged anti-Islam writings.

Hollywood begins tense Oscar countdown PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 January 2008


Nominees for the 80th Academy Awards were to be unveiled early Tuesday, with Hollywood on tenterhooks as experts predicted a wide open battle for the Oscars' best picture prize.

The nominations for this year's awards were to be revealed at 5:38 am (1338 GMT) at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose Beverly Hills headquarters went into lockdown on Monday in anticipation of the event.

VCD of Spartacus 71 released PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

A video compact disc of the Spartacus 71, video-film directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, was released in the Star Cineplex of Basundhara City Shopping Complex in Dhaka on Monday.

Members of the Dhaka guerrilla group 'crack platoon' in 1971, Nasir Uddin Yousuff and Habibul Alam (Bir Pratik) unveiled the cover of the VCD, produced by the Impress Telefilm Limited and released by the Laser Vision.

Daily Horroscope for January 18, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 January 2008
Aries(21 Mar - 20 Apr) Friends are the family you choose for yourself -- and you have chosen very well! That will become all the more apparent today when someone backs you up in a potentially embarrassing situation. Once again, this person has come to your rescue! To repay them, don't get out your credit card or make dinner reservations -- tell them how much they really mean to you, how much you value them in your life. Honest communication like this will make a bigger impression on them than any gift could.
Horroscope for the year of 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 January 2008

Aquarius (21 Jan -18 Feb)

Today, feel free to disagree with someone you care about. After all, you can have an argument without getting into a fight -- as long as you focus on the intellectual connection you're exploring, and not the...

Pisces (19 Feb - 20 Mar)

Today is not a great day to move -- literally or figuratively. Luckily, this directive shouldn't be so difficult for you to comply with. After all, you've just completed a big step in your life, so it make sense to put...

Aries (21 Mar - 20 Apr)

A message will come your way today that creates more confusion in your life. In part, it's because there will be no details included -- just cryptic words or images that are supposed to signify something to you..

IT and telecom spending in Bangladesh tops $380m PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

Small and medium businesses in Bangladesh spent nearly $380 million on IT and telecom solutions in 2007, said a study conducted by the New York-based Access Markets International Partners. 'SMBs in Bangladesh may have started off a bit slower than their counterparts in the Indian subcontinent in terms of overall IT adoption,' says Dev Chakravarty, senior analyst at AMI Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in IT, internet, telecommunications and business services strategy, venture capital and actionable market intelligence, with a strong focus on global small and medium business enterprises. 'However, their IT adoption is set to take off more rapidly in the near future.

Dramatist Selim Al-Din Passed Away PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
LabAid media coordinator Mesbah Azad said Selim Passed Away today at 2:10pm at the coronary care unit of the hospital. The Jahangirnagar University drama and dramatics professor was rushed to BIRDEM Friday evening after he suffered respiratory trouble. He was transferred to LabAid after doctors diagnosed cardiac problems.
Taslima describes 'slow death' of life in hiding PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 January 2008

Agence France-Presse . Paris

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, under Indian government protection from Islamist death threats, described her life in hiding as a 'slow and lingering death' in a text released in France on Friday.

'I am merely a disembodied voice. Those who once stood by me have disappeared into the darkness,' the 45-year-old Taslima wrote in an article published in Saturday's edition of Le Monde newspaper.

Selim Al-Din critically ill: doctor PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

Playwright Selim Al-Din was taken to LabAid Cardiac Hospital in the city in a "very critical condition", his physician said Saturday.

Selim has been put on the life-support system, LabAid interventional cardiologist Dr APM Shohrabuzzaman told by phone.

“Kon Gram-er Meye” on BTV PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 January 2008
BTV will air the comedy serial Kon Gram-er Meye every Tuesday at 9:30pm. Written by noted author Imdadul Haq Milon, the serial is produced by M Azizul Islam.
Indian film in­dustry to grow to $10b in 3yrs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 January 2008
Indian film in­dustry to grow to $10b in 3yrsXinhua . New delhi
The size of the Indian domes­tic film industry is likely to double to 400 billion rupees (around $10b) in  the next three years, creating employ­ment opportunities for about six million people by 2010, lo­cal newspaper; The Financial Express reported Saturday.
After India, Vodafone eyes Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 December 2007

After India, Vodafone eyes BangladeshVodafone Group Plc, the world's biggest mobile player by revenue that entered India early this year, on Monday indicated it was open to foray into other South Asian nations such as Pakistan and Bangladesh.

"These are some large-population markets, but with small mobile penetration and given a chance we would like to enter these markets," Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin told analysts when asked to comment on media reports that Vodafone was among the potential suitors for Egyptian telecom firm Orascom, which has a strong presence in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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