Victory Day today

The nation is set to celebrate the 49th Victory Day on Monday with elaborate programmes to pay deep homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country during the Liberation War in 1971.
Bangladesh was born as an independent country on this day after the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered following a bloody nine-month war.
Along with the government, different socio-political, educational, cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out a series of programmes to celebrate the day. Bangladeshis at home and Read more »

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Dhaka metro rail formal test run started

Bangladesh’s first ever metro train service has started its test run on the viaduct in the capital.
The formal test run started from Uttara at 11:54am. on sunday after Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the event by waving a green flag at the depot in Dhaka’s Diabari..
The minister told reporters that after a total of 14 months of performance test – which includes five months of trial run – the commercial operation of metro rail in Dhaka will begin by the end of 2022.
“We will inaugurate three Read more »


Scientists expect Kakila will roam into water again

Freshwater garfish, known as Kakila in Bangladesh, once found in open water bodies, especially in rivers, canals, haors etc., is a delicious fish that is rich in nutrients, but now it is almost extinct, due to the effects of climate, natural disasters and various man-made habitats, damage to breeding grounds and the number of the fish began decreasing drastically. Although its found in some areas in the region, the quantity is very low.
Hopefully, scientists from the Freshwater Sub-station of the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) in Jessore have succeeded in Read more »


CSR and a new order of business

From being seen as mere philanthropy and ‘doing good’, corporate social responsibility is now at the heart of business sustainability and ethical and accountable corporate behaviour
Bitopi Das Chowdhury
CSR or corporate social responsibility has been a buzz phrase for quite some time now. Not a day goes by without it being mentioned, albeit in passing, in daily business discourse. Even during the last decade, CSR was looked upon by big businesses as “doing good” — something that was “extra” to their day-to-day effort of profit maximisation, a great public relations (PR) tool to generate empathy among their customers and favouritism from the powers that be. Not anymore.
Companies today realise Read more »

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Shwapno launches new outlet in Sylhet

Shwapno, one of the largest retail chain shops in the country, has inaugurated its new outlet at Bishwnath in Sylhet city on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Investor Humayon kabir, Saiful islam, Abdullah al Mahmud, head of operation regional, Razibul Hasan, head of business development (Franchise), attended (more…)

September 19, 2021 | Leave a Comment

vivo launches Y21 with Tk 10 lakh prize offer

Chinese technology company vivo has launched the vivo millionaire activity in Bangladesh that gives users a chance to win exciting cash prizes worth Tk 10 lakh, said a press release. This activity will be applicable for pre-order and first-sales week customers who will purchase Y21 from any vivo authorised outlets at the official (more…)

September 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Tech & Web

iPhone 13 is likely to debut on September 14

Apple's latest series of 5G-enabled iPhones (iPhone 13) is highly likely to debut in an event that will take place on September 14. The event, which will have the tagline “California streaming,” will be streamed online from the iPhone maker's headquarters in Apple Park, California, the company said on Tuesday. The company did not disclose which products it is going to launch, but (more…)

September 8, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Samsung Z Fold3 5G and Z Flip3 5G preorders skyrocket

Redefining the smartphone experiences to a significant extent, Samsung introduced its 'Galaxy Z Fold3 5G' and 'Galaxy Z Flip3 5G' android handsets to the global market quite recently. And perhaps to nobody's surprise, these two models have received a grand market success with their innovational dazzle! In Bangladesh, preorders for Samsung Z Flip3 5G and (more…)

September 3, 2021 | Leave a Comment


5 foods to eat for healthy, glowing skin

You probably think about how nutrition affects your internal health and your weight, but eating the right foods can also improve the quality of your skin. “You can look at food as the raw materials for a factory,” says Ian Koo, a naturopathic doctor based in Mississauga, Ont. “The better the quality of the raw materials we have to start with, the greater the chance that we’ll end up with a good durable product.” Here are what to add (more…)

September 8, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Easy breastfeeding techniques for new mothers

The bond between a mother and her child is like no other. Their first baby steps, the first awkward laughter, tiny fingers curling up on your index finger – these are memories that remains etched in your mind forever. At the core to this unique bond remains the intimate touch when the mother takes to her bosom the newborn for breastfeeding. Nursing is a different experience for (more…)

August 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment


Rain at the summit of Greenland for the first time on record

Something extraordinary happened recently. On August 14, 2021, it rained at the highest point on the Greenland Ice Sheet for several hours — the first rainfall event in recorded history, and air temperatures remained above freezing for about nine hours. The record-breaking rain is the latest in a string of warning signs about how climate change is affecting Greenland's ice sheet. Scientists confirmed these sightings on August 18th that rain were observed Saturday at Summit Station, a research facility that (more…)

August 23, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Emissions of CO2 driving rapid oceans ‘acid trip’

The world's oceans are becoming acidic at an "unprecedented rate" and may be souring more rapidly than at any time in the past 300 million years. In their strongest statement yet on this issue, scientists say acidification could increase by 170% by 2100. They say that some 30% of ocean species are unlikely to survive in these conditions. The researchers conclude that human emissions of CO2 are clearly to blame. The study will be presented (more…)

November 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment


Snakes help monitor Fukushima Fallout

Researchers have equipped snakes with tracking devices and dosimeters to measure the radiation levels in the vicinity of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, in which there were three core meltdowns in March 2011 - one of the largest anthropogenic releases of radioactive contamination in history. Radiation leaks forced tens of thousands of people to flee the area. Many have returned in the 10 years since but (more…)

September 11, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Cheetah the best sprinter on earth

The fastest cheetah on Earth has done it again, breaking her previous world record for the 100-meter dash and setting a new best time of 5.95 seconds. This feat surpasses the fastest of all human 100-meter sprinters by almost four seconds. Usain Bolt, a Jamaican sprinter now competing at the 2012 London Olympics, holds the human world record at 9.58 seconds in the (more…)

August 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment


Woman sets Guinness World Record for most hair donated to a charity

Zahab Kamal Khan, a 30-year-old Pakistani origin professional squash player residing in the USA, recently set a Guinness World Record for the 'most hair donated by an individual. The athlete earned the record Thursday, when her first haircut in 17 years resulted in 6 feet, 3 inches of hair donated to a charity that creates wigs for children with hair loss (more…)

August 29, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Man forces lover to wear chastity belt

A 29-year-old man from China has forced his girlfriend to wear a chastity belt. Events leading to her wearing the chastity belt began in August when the man, surnamed He, suspected that his live-in lover, known only as Xiao Tian, was seeing another man. He assaulted Xiao Tian and locked her in the bedroom. The next day, He bought (more…)

December 5, 2011 | Leave a Comment


Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones’ drummer dies at 80

Charlie Watts, the unshakeable drummer for The Rolling Stones and the band’s irreplaceable heartbeat, died in London on Tuesday morning, according to his spokesperson. No cause of death was cited; he was 80. “Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation,” the statement said (more…)

August 25, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Martial Arts Legend and ‘Kill Bill’ Actor Sonny Chiba Dies at 82

Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba, the Japanese actor and martial arts legend best known internationally for starring in ‘Kill Bill: Volume1 and Volume 2’ as well as ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’ died Thursday from complications caused by COVID-19, his manager said. He was 82. Born Sadaho Maeda in Fukuoka, Japan on Jan. 22, 1939, Chiba took up martial arts when he began attending (more…)

August 20, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Diti’s last film gets censor certificate

The late popular actress Parveen Sultana Diti’s final film E Desh Tomar Amar got censor certificate on Thursday. The film, directed by FI Manik, was submitted to Bangladesh Film Censor Board in June in the past year. General secretary of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association Zayed Khan, who also acted inthe film, confirmed the (more…)

September 19, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Get Your First Look at Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’ Adaptation

Jane Austen’s novel 'Persuasion' is being adapted by the streaming giant Netflix for a feature-length project, which will reportedly star Fifty Shades alum Dakota Johnson taking on the role of Anne Elliot. Helmed by British theater director Carrie Cracknell, the film will take a "modern, witty approach" to Austen's famous work, Variety reported. A highly respected name in British (more…)

September 17, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Niloy Alamgir ties the knot

Actor and model Niloy Alamgir got married. The bride's name is Tasnuva Tabassum Hridi. He is a first year student of Dhaka Home Economics College. However, Niloy updated the issue of marriage on Facebook on Wednesday, but the marriage was completed on July 7. Besides study Hridi is involved with journalism. Although she is not engaged in any institutional activities, she is in charge of public relations of (more…)

August 11, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Abdul Kader dies

Renowned actor Abdul Kader passed away today at the capital's Evercare Hospital at 8:20 am. The news was confirmed by his daughter-in-law, Zahida Islam. The actor, who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in Chennai's Christian Medical Hospital, returned to Dhaka on December 20. After immediately being admitted to Evercare Hospital, he had tested (more…)

December 26, 2020 | Leave a Comment


Three keys to a flat tummy

Exercise, diet and cosmetics are your best allies if you want to beat that belly Many of us battle with extra kilos that seem to head straight for the tummy area, but if you want to turn a fat belly into a flat belly, there are three key elements to focus on:?? Exercise? Abdominal toning exercises – more commonly known as sit ups or crunches – are one of the most popular techniques for achieving a flat stomach. Sadly, though, the (more…)

November 27, 2010 | Leave a Comment


Shocking sex facts revealed

Can high heels affect a woman's orgasm? Why is emotional connect as important to women as reaching orgasm? Is coffee more important than sex in the morning? Is sex addiction worse than drugs or booze? Can kissing help you find the right partner? Shocking sex facts revealed Wearing high heels can negatively affect a woman's orgasm, a study has revealed. Dr Eden Fromberg and Naomi (more…)

October 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment


World’s biggest triceratops skeleton goes on sale

Auctioneers in Paris will seek to sell in October the world's biggest skeleton of a 66-million-year-old giant triceratops fossil that is estimated to rake in between 1.2 to 1.5 million euros ($1.4-$1.8 million) at auction on October 21 at the Drouot auction house in Paris. The triceratops was among the most distinctive dinosaurs due to the three horns on its head - one at the nose and (more…)

September 7, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Day out, Bruzon in for next three events

Bangladesh Football Federation on Friday made a decision to appoint Spanish coach Oscar Bruzon as the national team's interim coach after relieving Jamie Day of his duties for the next two months. handing the mastermind behind the Bashundhara Kings' domestic dominance the task of guiding Bangladesh in the upcoming SAFF Championship (more…)

September 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Akshay Kumar’s mother passes away; ‘she was my core’, actor writes emotionally

Indian superstar Akshay Kumar's mother, Aruna Bhatia, whose health condition was deteriorating for the last few days, passed away earlier today. She was admitted to Mumbai's Hiranandani Hospital, where she was in the ICU. The actor mourned his mother in a tweet that read: "She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain at the very core of my existence. My maa Smt Aruna Bhatia peacefully left this world (more…)

September 8, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Ranbir-Deepika happy about ‘Tamasha’ 

As the shooting of his upcoming film “Tamasha” wrapped, Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor said, "We all were happy. It is my second film with Imtiaz Ali and Sajid Nadiadwala and third film with Deepika Padukone. For me, I was overwhelmed." There were reports that Ranbir and Deepika had an emotional breakdown after the wrap-up shoot of “Tamasha”. (more…)

August 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Life Style

Shocking sex facts revealed

Can high heels affect a woman's orgasm? Why is emotional connect as important to women as reaching orgasm? Is coffee more important than sex in the morning? Is sex addiction worse than drugs or booze? Can kissing help you find the right partner? Shocking sex facts revealed Wearing high heels can negatively affect a woman's orgasm, a study has revealed. Dr Eden Fromberg and Naomi (more…)

October 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment


Sleeping beauty

Your beauty routine needn't stop when you go to bed Do you know just how much the hours of sleep can contribute to your beauty regime? We're all aware that sleeping well is essential for both physical and mental health and well-being, but good nocturnal cosmetic habits are also important. So if you want to rise and shine and greet the morning with radiant skin, take a look at our recommendations: The importance of cleansing Before bed, a thorough cleansing routine is essential to clean the skin and leave it free of all traces of make up and (more…)

July 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Art & Culture

Salman Shah’s 25th death anniv today

Today is the 25th anniversary of the death of Dhallywood actor Salman Shah, who won the hearts of millions of film lovers across the country with his acting in films Keyamat Theke Keyamat, Sujan Sakhi, Ananda Osru and others. Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association will observe the actor’s death anniversary organising a programme at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation in Dhaka. ‘Salman Shah was a member of the (more…)

September 6, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Remembering Zahir Raihan, the legend

Today is the 86th anniversary of birth of renowned filmmaker, writer and freedom fighter Zahir Raihan. Zahir Raihan was born at Majupur village in Feni on August 19, 1935. Zahir Raihan, who made immense contribution towards shaping Bangla films, made his silver-screen debut as a director in the film Kokhono Asheni in 1961. He also made the then Pakistan’s first colour film (more…)

August 19, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Celebrating World Samosa Day

September 5 is celebrated as World Samosa Day and the day is solely dedicated to the crunchy oily snack. Be it rains or winter or summer, samosas are our savour. For those unaccustomed to the humble street food item, it’s a triangular-shaped pastry that comes with a range of fillings. Different parts of the world have their iteration of the snack – from samboosa to sambusek – while samosa is the version enjoyed in (more…)

September 5, 2021 | Leave a Comment

BRAC University: The World Champions

On January 3, members of 400 participating teams along with distinguished guests gathered at the Main Hall of Technische University, Berlin. Thousands if not millions watched the live feed online, from all around the world, eagerly and anxiously waiting for an announcement, the results of the World Universities Debating Championship 2013(WUDC 2013). The tournament is dubbed as the World Cup of debating and it is also considered as the largest (more…)

January 13, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Other Headlines

Medical colleges in Bangladesh resume in-person classes

First, second and final year students of all medical colleges and other health institutions across the country resumed their in-person classes yesterday with much enthusiasm after about one and a half years. All educational institutions, including all 43 public and 70 private medical colleges and about 40 health education institutes, were closed on March 17 last year to (more…)

September 14, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Kids’ joy brings schools to life

School and college compounds across the country sprang into life once again as students stepped inside classrooms after 543 days of closure caused by the pandemic. Relief, excitement and joy were writ large on the faces of students who once more resumed an activity that had seemed so natural until Covid-19 turned their worlds upside down on (more…)

September 13, 2021 | Leave a Comment


LPG costlier in Bangladesh than in India

Says CAB at public hearing The price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Bangladesh is higher than the price in India, so the operators' demand for a higher price does not hold water, said the Consumers' Association of Bangladesh (CAB) yesterday. Earlier in April, the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) had for the first time fixed the retail price of LPG, progressively becoming the fuel of choice for (more…)

September 14, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Pori Moni released from jail after 4 weeks

Film actress Pori Moni was released from jail this morning, four weeks after Rab arrested her. She was handed over to her lawyer and relative at 9:21am at Kashimpur Central Women's Jail in Gazipur, said the jail’s superintendent Halima Akhter. Pori Moni came out of jail at 9:36am in a white car and (more…)

September 1, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Day out, Bruzon in for next three events

Bangladesh Football Federation on Friday made a decision to appoint Spanish coach Oscar Bruzon as the national team's interim coach after relieving Jamie Day of his duties for the next two months. handing the mastermind behind the Bashundhara Kings' domestic dominance the task of guiding Bangladesh in the upcoming SAFF Championship (more…)

September 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Pele ready for extra time as he leaves intensive care

Brazilian legend Pele says he feels ready for "90 minutes plus extra time" after leaving intensive care unit (ICU) of a Sao Paulo hospital following surgery to remove a tumour from his colon. The 80-year-old, three-time World Cup winner was admitted to Alberto Einstein hospital after the tumour was found during routine tests. The tumour was (more…)

September 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment


New Zealand abandons Pakistan cricket tour over ‘security alert’

The Black Caps have abandoned their tour of Pakistan on the day of their first match after being warned by the New Zealand government of an "escalated" security threat. New Zealand's decision to abandon their tour came after "an escalation in the New Zealand government threat levels for Pakistan". New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has (more…)

September 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Rameez Raja formally elected chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board

Former Pakistan captain and renowned cricket commentator Ramiz Raja on Monday became the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after being elected "unanimously and unopposed", according to a press release issued by the board. A special meeting of the Board of Governors elected the 36th (more…)

September 13, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Nancy ties the knot through grand reception

Celebrated singer Nazmun Munira Nancy tied the knot with lyricist Mohsin Mehedi through a lavish wedding reception. The "Ek Prithibi Prem" singer shared her bridal and holud ceremony pictures in her verified Facebook account. The couple got married amidst the presence of their loved ones. Nancy's elder daughter Rodela was (more…)

September 17, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Actress Mahiya Mahi ties the knot

Dhallywood actress Mahiya Mahi has tied the knot with Gazipur businessman and politician Rakib Sarker. Rakib Sarker announced the news of their marriage through a Facebook post today. The caption read, "Alhamdulillah. Mahiya Mahi and I have got married today at 12:05 midnight. Earlier on, news about (more…)

September 13, 2021 | Leave a Comment