Politics

BNP to hold six rallies during Teesta protest

BNP will hold six rallies during its long march to the Teesta Barrage in Nilphamari on April 22-23 to press for Bangladesh’s fair share of waters of River Teest

Haider Ali made acting Chief Prosecutor

The law ministry has appointed Syed Haider Ali as the acting Chief Prosecutor of the International Crimes Tribunal.

Minister escapes narcotic blaze, 11 hurt

State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has narrowly escaped a blaze that was tiggered while demolishing illegal drugs in the district on Sunday afternoon.

Khaleda Zia asks top court to halt trial

Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia was set on Sunday to learn whether she would stand trial on charges of embezzling more than $650,000, in a case that could see her jailed for life.

Gayeshwar apologises

The High Court has cleared Goyeshwar Chandra Roy of charges of contempt of court after the senior BNP leader apologised for his remark on judiciary.

Sayedee verdict: Jamaat wants to become active again

Jamaat-e-Islami is now planning to become active again on the streets centering the verdict on the appeals regarding the death penalty of their Nayebe Ameer Maulana Delawar Hossain Sayedee.

Gayeshwar, Aman sent to jail

A court here on Sunday sent two BNP leaders — Amanullah Aman and Gayeshwar Chandra Roy — to jail after rejecting their bail petitions in a case filed in connection with the killing of a Islami Chhatra Shibir activist on December 29, 2013.

Inu, Noor condole death of singer Bashir Ahmed

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu and Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor have expressed deep shock today at the death of eminent singer Bashir Ahmed.

Cops free 19 AL men hours after arrest

Under pressure from the ruling Awami League men, Lalmonirhat police on Friday night released 19 of the 24 people, arrested for allegedly leaking questions of the examination held to recruit primary school teachers.

Science & Technology

Nike to stop making FuelBands

It’s shutters for Nike FuelBand fitness tracker. According to a report in CNET, the sportswear giant is reportedly exiting from wearable hardware business altogether. “As a fast-paced, global business, we continually align resources with business priorities,” said a Nike spokesperson iIn an email sent to CNET.

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market.

Due to heartbleed bug, Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords

Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on Saturday.

Google under fire from European media tycoon

The boss of one of Europe's largest media companies has strongly criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper.

Govt to bring one lakh IT literate youths under certification

Government is going to bring one lakh IT literate youths under certification by applying Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) method of assessment.

Government may amend telecom law

The telecom regulator is moving to remove the inconsistencies in the Telecom Act 2001, to ease its day-to-day regulatory work.

Nike Layoffs Add Fuel to Apple iWatch Rumors

Layoffs at Nike's FuelBand unit took many by surprise when the news broke Friday, a move that has further fueled speculation that Apple may be working with the sports-apparel maker to develop an iWatch.

Archaeologists Find Ancient Puppy Paw Prints on Roman Tiles

The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England.

Govt may amend telecom law

The telecom regulator is moving to remove the inconsistencies in the Telecom Act 2001, to ease its day-to-day regulatory work.

New Robot Underlings

ASIMO's makers, desperate not to offend, have built in all sorts of mollifying functionality, such as the fact that the robot looks and smiles at everyone around the table before pouring tea.

What Can IFTTT Do for You?

In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, we discuss the powerful web service IFTTT ("If This Then That"). While IFTTT has been around since 2010, the company has only recently started to work with sensor devices.

Lamudi to invest $7mln in Asia

Lamudi.com, an online real estate marketplace, has announced to pump in US$7 million new investment in its Asian ventures.

Sports

No way back for Pietersen: ECB

Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton said there was "no way back" for the star batsman.

AB, Parthiv cruise Bangalore to second win

Mumbai Indians slumped to their second defeat in as many matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have now won two out of two.

Duminy storm stun Kolkata

J.P. Duminy played a thrilling innings to take the Delhi Daredevils to a four-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here Saturday.

Row over Dhanmondi ground

Environmentalists and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club officials are at loggerheads over the possession of the Dhanmondi Eight playground.

Barcelona defends Messi, offers better contract

Barcelona’s president and manager defended Lionel Messi on Saturday from criticism for his erratic play during the team’s recent collapse, and made sure to stamp out any talk of the club’s all-time leading scorer leaving Camp Nou.

Siddikur now 65th

Bangladesh's ace golfer Siddikur Rahman slipped to 65th position on the leaderboard after carding a horrendous five-over-par (77) in the third round of the Maybank Malaysian Open yesterday.

Sheikh Russel release Maruful Haque

Sheikh Russel KC released their treble-winning coach Maruful Haque along with the entire coaching staff yesterday due to poor performance of the club during this season.

World News

Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Easter truce

At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, testing an already fragile international accord that is supposed to defuse Ukraine's armed stand-off.

French hostages back to home from Syria

Four French journalists have arrived back in France after their release from 10 months of captivity in Syria.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Easter Sunday service

The royal couple spoke to members of the cathedral choir after the service. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marked Easter Sunday by attending a church service in Sydney.

Iran says it watered down, converted over 200 kg of enriched uranium

Iran said on Saturday it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear program.

Eight killed in plane crash in northern Mexico

A Hawker 800 jet crashed in northern Mexico late on Saturday, killing all eight people on board, the government of the state of Coahuila said.

Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll mounts

South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 300 lives.

Surrender talks set with separatists in Ukraine as standoff lasts into Easter

A senior mediator from Europe's OSCE security body is due to start negotiating the surrender of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, although hopes for a rapid end to the crisis are limited.

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said.

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck.

BJP leader’s remarks on Bangladesh flayed

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s bizarre demand that Bangladesh should compensate India with land for the alleged influx of its citizens to Indian state of Assam has evoked sharp reactions in the state.

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Business

74pc Rana Plaza tragedy victims can’t join works

A total of 73.7 percent workers injured in the tragic Rana Plaza building collapse could not be able to return to the workplace even after a year passed since the tragedy occurred, says a study.

Local solar panel industry faces uneven competition from imported products

Local solar panel producers face uneven competition from imported products as government’s tax policies reportedly favour the foreign companies, local industry sources said.

Both DSE, CSE up at opening

Share price index at the country’s twin bourses — Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) –witnessed positive trend in early hours of trading on Sunday, the first trading day of the week.

Sonali in a tight spot over Hall-Mark bills

Sonali Bank is now under fresh pressure to honour the accepted bills of Hall-Mark Group amounting to Tk 1,316 crore, after the Anti-Corruption Commission decided not to investigate the transactions for anomalies.

NBR's tax receipts remain sluggish

Revenue collection remained sluggish in the first eight months of the fiscal year, with the National Board of Revenue recording the lowest year-on-year growth in tax receipts for the period in the last seven years.

Ceramic industries seek duty cut on raw materials import

Ceramic product manufacturers have proposed the government to cut duty on imported raw materials to help them survive and remain competitive in the global market in the backdrop of the suspension of generalised system of preferences (GSP) by the US administration.

Kevin is confident enough about Biman’s success

The outgoing managing director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Kevin Steel has expressed his determination that the national flag carrier will make profit in 2014-15.

Travel Mart 2014 ends amid hopes

A three-day international tourism fair styled “Eastern Bank Travel Mart 2014” concluded yesterday in the capital, amid huge turnout of the visitors.

Farmers eye bumper Boro yield in Biswanath

Farmers and agriculture officials are expecting bumper production of Boro paddy at Biswanath upazila of the district in the current season.

State corps to get profit-sharing guideline

The government has decided to prepare a guideline for 125 state-run corporations keeping a provision for them to give government 20% of their net profits.

Entertainment

Shahid Kapoor to work on Kaminey sequel

Shahid and Vishal will team up for the third time for the sequel of Kaminey that had released in 2009.

Amitabh Bachchan nostalgic as he begins shooting for R Balki's film

This is Sr Bachchan’s third film with R Balki.Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has started shooting for the untitled film directed by R. Balakrishnan, is nervous about it. “First day shoot new project R Balki…nerves, apprehensions, discomfort, uncertainty, butterflies! Only redemption, the director,” Amitabh posted on Twitter Sunday.

Sussanne Khan retains Hrithik Roshan’s surname even after separation!

This star wife certianly manages to surprise us each time
Sussanne Khan was a star wife until Hrithik Roshan announced his separation with her in an official statement.

Farhan praised his wife

Husband and wife often fulfil complimentary roles. Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says that his wife Adhuna supports him and gives him strength and confidence to finish his work with ease.

Premiere show of “Lives behind Garbage “held at ASAUB

Premiere show of “Lives behind Garbage” (LBG), a documentary film based on everyday life of garbage pickers in our country, was held at ASA University Bangladesh (ASAUB) on 19 March 2014.

Shodh airs on tonight

The drama series named Shodh written by Sourav and directed by Shahadat Hossain Sujon. Shodh will be aired on GTV at 9:20pm tonight. Story of the drama revolves around the rivalry between a doctor named Akter and a lawyer named Yasin.

2014 Cannes: Official selection lineup unveils

Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman, Moneyball director Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius’ Chechnya war film The Search, Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars will all be part of the competition lineup of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Moushumi's thought

It has been twenty years since Moushumi has been active on the silver and small screens.The Qayamat Theke Qayamat girl holds a unique position in the industry who is still at the top position for two decades in the history of Dhallywood.

Ameesha Patel mobbed; slaps a man for groping her

Bollywood actress Ameesha Patel got the shock of her life recently when she got mobbed during the launch of a jewellery showroom in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Lady Gaga in real life is pairing up with Taylor Kinney soon

Teen pop sensation Lady Gaga’s boyfriend is reportedly planning to propose to her soon. The ‘Applause’ hit maker has been dating ‘Chicago Fire’ star Taylor Kinney for two years and he is apparently desperate to pop the question, but has not find the right engagement ring yet.

Priyanka as Mary Kom

National Award winning Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who is currently shooting a biopic on boxing champion MC Mary Kom, is having the toughest time of her life in Manipur.

Re-release of Aamir's Rakh

Aamir Khan-starrer, Raakh, will be re-released in June this year as part of PVR Director’s Rare. The film was Aamir’s first project after Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and wasn’t accepted well by the audience at the time, however it received much critical acclaim and subsequently bagged three national awards in 1989.

Tit Bits

Man orders nine gyros, receives 90

When Nick Bachusky ordered nine gyros on Tuesday from Greco on Bank, he was unaware that he had set in motion a series of small misunderstandings that would become a potential disaster.

Emirates opens flight simulator for all

The experience centre allows guests to take off and land the plane from 12 of the world's busiest airports in different weather conditions.

No Yolk, These Painted Pop Culture Eggs Are Insane

Before you scoff at the silly idea of dying eggs for Easter, consider these art pop masterpieces that dwarf the ones you made at home.

Life

Easter special: Lamb with peas

The secret of success in this recipe is to leave the lamb to cook on a very low heat. Serve this springtime dish with plenty of bread to mop up the sauce.

Look over your ignored hand

It does not matter whether the day on the street, or it was night, our hands are often exposed to various external and internal factors, so for them always requires at least minimal care. In all this is no big deal, but if you stick to even the most basic rules for the care of hands, you can protect them from unpleasant and unkempt appearance, which in its own way affects your entire image.

Best friend of your lips

That you stay on top and fascinated men, even just going out for bread, we will teach you how to choose a good lip balm. After all, the lips attract the most attention, even on unpainted face. If they are cracked and dry, then hand-written and beauty will look sloppy. To you it did not happen, read on.

'Chirer Ros Pithe'(Cake of flaked rice)

Cool sweet dessert 'Chirer Ros Pithe'(Cake of flaked rice) can be a great food item after dinner or lunch on this summer.

Enjoy this Easter with these foods

For many people, Easter is one of the most important religious holidays and it is usually associated with colored eggs and lovely bunnies. This is also a great family holiday that we annually celebrate with people we love. The first thing we should do on this day is visiting early church services and only then we can have fun with our family and friends.

No worries about budget! Easter Decoration Ideas

Easter and any signs of blooming-chirping which are associated with it are much more welcomed. And with Easter fast approaching you might want to add a festive touch to your house for the holiday. These easy Easter decoration ideas can add a sweet touch to any home. You shouldn't spend a lot of money, as these ideas are really budget-friendly.

Prevention, Treatment and Removal of Ticks

The more we spend time in nature - the more likely pick entsifalitnogo mite, a small insect that hides in the grass, bushes and other plants, waiting for any warm-blooded creature to glare at him. Tick ​​bites are associated with a number of serious diseases, including Lyme disease and tularemia.

Ways to Develop a child's imagination

There is nothing richer than children's imagination. Being able to present different variations of completion of a situation much easier to handle in school with their problems or visualize who you want to become in the future. To develop your child's imagination, try some of the tips presented below.

Beware of Most Stressful Professions

Third of his life, man is at work, and often it is not easy. This physical tension, and moral ... But there is a profession, which just rolls nervousness. Nevertheless, who's got to carry out this work, no matter what. Here presenting you the 10 most stressful jobs in the world.

Priyo Poll

Do you support the General Election 2014 to be held on January 5?

In a situation where the chief opposition party along with its alliance is not participating in the parliamentary election, do you support the national poll to take place on January 5, as directed by the Election Commissioner?

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