Fox TV Shortened ‘American Idol’ Time

Fox TV cut American Idol’s hours to 37 from roughly 50 hours for the season. The show reigned for several years as the highest-rated program on U.S. television but has suffered a sharp audience decline, down 19 percent this season to 12.2 million viewers on average The televised singing contest, now 13 years old and

Pains That You Should Not Ignore

You can’t let every ache, soreness or twinge worry you to the point you have your health care provider or local hospital on speed dial. But there are pains that come on suddenly or accompany fever that you should never ignore. A sharp ache between your shoulder blades Could be: A heart attack About 30

Mangoes From Odisha Now in Bangladesh

When the European Union (EU) has banned import of mangoes from India, Odisha has found a new market for the king of fruits in Bangladesh. The first consignment of homegrown Dussehri and Amrapali mangoes was sent to the neighboring country through train. Director of horticulture Sanjiv Chadha said, “We sent around three metric tonne mango

Khaleda Zia Applies For Green Passport

Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Begum Khaleda Zia deposited her red passport at the Department of Immigration and Passports at Agargaon in the capital on Thursday afternoon. Depositing her red passport, Khaleda Zia applied for a green machine readable passport (MRP) at about 5pm.

FM Directs to Examine VAT Software Procurement Process

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has directed the authorities concerned to re-examine a procurement process carried out by the NBR for purchasing software for VAT management and automation amid allegations of irregularities and lack of transparency raised by a bidder. The minister came up with the directive after he had received written complaints from one SS

Manmohan Address Goodbye to Personal Staff

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday personally address goodbye to his personal staff in his South Block office while thanking them for their assistance. He met 110 personal staff members and expressed his gratitude towards them, sources said. Dr. Singh, who became the Prime Minister in 2004, met them in the PMO where he

Local Coach to Guide Tigers During ODI Series With India

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the national team will be supervised by a local coach during the three-match ODI series against India at home in June. Earlier, BCB president Nazmul Hassan said: “BCB is looking for replacement to Shane Jurgensen as he is set to leave as Bangladesh coach after the proposed ODI series

Eastern Ukrainians Vote on Separation

Separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be on track to declare victory in a referendum Sunday that Kiev and the West called illegal and riddled with irregularities. The vote ratchets up tensions between the Kremlin, which may recognize the referendum, and the nascent government in Kiev, which is struggling to regain control of the two

‘Digital World Expo’ Begins on June 4

Digital World 2014 – a three-day expo on information technology, will begin in the capital Dhaka from June 4. Digital World will be jointly organized by the Technology Division of the IT ministry and Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS). The venue of the expo will be Bangabandhu International Conference Center. The organizers