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How much will it cost to cross the Padma, the government fixed

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
The government has fixed the toll of the under-construction Padma bridge, which is at least 1.5 times higher than the average toll paid on ferries plying the Padma.
The bridge division under Road Transport and Bridges Ministry on Tuesday issued a notification fixing different toll rates for different transports.
As per the gazette, the toll rates are Tk 100 for a motorcycle, Tk 750 for a car and a jeep, Tk 1,200 for a pick-up van, Tk 1,300 for a microbus, Tk 1,400 for a minibus (31 seats or less than Read more »

City News

Once a place of comfort, now lies abandoned

Renovation work of Pantha Kunja Park remains halted for three years
Dipan Nandy
On hot summer days, when the scorching heat would leave pedestrians exhausted, the park would serve as a resting place. Mornings would see clusters of people belonging to different age groups flocking for routine workouts. In the golden hours of the afternoons, the triangular park became a place for light chats.
However, the scenes drastically changed for Pantha Kunja Park at Karwan Bazar intersection when Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) took the initiative to revamp it in 2018.
The initiative was taken to Read more »

Nation

A young agro enthusiast helping farmers in Tangail

Mirza Shakil
When the pandemic hit and in-person classes at universities were suspended, Shakil Ahmed, then a final-year student of agriculture department at Noakhali Science and Technology University, had returned home.
But he refused to sit idle, and so, asked his father for a plot of land to farm squash.
The yield was massive as he followed modern methods. After that, he cultivated more vegetables and fruits, including cucumber, melon and watermelon on more land. This time too, he Read more »

Column

Saving earth from disasters

Opinion
By Md Zillur Rahaman
TODAY is World Earth Day. The day is celebrated worldwide each year to show support for the protection of the environment. It was first observed in 1970 and is now held globally by the Earth Day Network.
The UN-sponsored conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 3 to June 14, 1992, is known as the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development or the Earth Summit. After the long-running Cold War, the main objective of the conference was for member states to work together for sustainable Read more »

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Business

Tourism needs proper planning

Experts say Proper planning for the tourism sector's development has become imperative as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be achieved by 2030 if tourism does not flourish in Bangladesh, said speakers at a meeting yesterday. At least 6 SDGs are directly and the rest indirectly related to tourism, they told the first (more…)

May 24, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Nissan launches latest ‘Magnite’ in Bangladesh

Nissan recently launched its latest B-SUV model Nissan Magnite. The launch ceremony took place on Nissan Bangladesh's Tejgaon showroom in May 21. Previously launched in 15 other countries including Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, the 1000cc Nissan Magnite comes with features such as (more…)

May 22, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Tech & Web

Musk’s Starlink internet service coming soon to Bangladesh

By Tech Desk : dhakamirror.com Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet service, is expected to launch in Bangladesh in 2023, according to Starlink’s website, which is currently accepting pre-orders from Bangladesh. As per an official tweet by SpaceX, Musk’s spacecraft company and Starlink manufacturer, the broadband service is now accessible in 32 countries, including select (more…)

May 16, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Elon Musk says he’s put the blockbuster Twitter deal on hold

Elon Musk said his acquisition of Twitter for about $44 billion is temporarily on hold pending details on the amount of fake accounts on the social media platform. “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users," Musk said in a tweet on (more…)

May 14, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Health

67% medicine retailers not cognizant on antimicrobial drugs: DGDA By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com

Around 67 percent of medicine retailers cannot identify antibiotics from regular medicines properly as they do not have adequate knowledge about antimicrobial drugs, finds a study by the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA). Sabrina Alam, assistant director at DGDA, disclosed the information at the dissemination programme on current antimicrobial resistance and the usage pattern in Bangladesh, at (more…)

May 18, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Worst habits for belly fat

The worst fat is belly fat. Overeating may lead to heart disease and diabetes. Doctors think a larger waist indicates a shorter life. Following are the facts that contribute to belly fat: Eating while distracted: Instead of browsing through your phone as you snack, focus on your food and taste it. Overeating is less probable if you eat mindfully. Eating too fast: It takes (more…)

April 11, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Environment

Air pollution takes 3 years off life in Bangladesh

Impact on life expectancy in Bangladesh worse than in India, Pakistan, Bhutan Mohammad Al-Masum Molla Air pollution cuts the average life expectancy of a person in Bangladesh by almost three years, said a global report. It is higher than in India, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. Nepal, with air pollution-linked life expectancy loss of 3.05 years, is the worst affected in this region, according to the report released yesterday by US-based organisations Health Effects Institute and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The report, titled "State of Global Air-2020: How Does Air Pollution Affect Life Expectancy (more…)

March 5, 2022 | 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


Earth

No country for elephants

Mostafa Yousuf As if it wasn't hard enough for elephants to survive in this country, in a tragic development, it was discovered that they are not just dying by electrocution. Shooting down the animals straight up has become seemingly rampant to protect encroached forest lands. In Cox's Bazar, 18 elephants were shot down in the span of three years, from 2019 to 2021. The Daily Star found this grim picture after piecing together the three years' data. During this time, nine elephants were (more…)

March 5, 2022 | 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


Variety

Bride goes Viral for wearing $47USD dress and low-cost wedding

The idea of spending lots of money on a wedding is nothing new, however, a California couple has gone viral on social media for taking the opposite approach. The couple, Kiara and Joel Brokenbrough of Los Angeles,wanted to be “as minimal as possible” when planning their wedding, spending less than US$500 in total for everything. This includes Kiara’s US$47 dress, which she purchased from the e-commerce website (more…)

April 26, 2022 | Leave a Comment

The Tallest family in the world revealed

By Dhaka Mirror: dhakamirror.com The Trapp family from Duluth, Minnesota has achieved the Guinness World Records title for tallest family. The family is an average of 203.29 cm (6 ft 8.03 in) tall, with the tallest being the son Adam Trapp measuring a whopping 221.71 centimeters and the shortest being the mother Kristine Trapp at 191.2 centimeters. “I love saying I’m the shortest person in the world’s tallest family!” joked Kristine. Daughter Savanna Trapp-Blanchfield, 27, measures (more…)

April 21, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Gossip

Kourtney Kardashian excited to finally have her fairytale wedding

That’s amore! Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are tying the knot — again. Though the couple have already had two wedding ceremonies, their ceremony in Italy will be the large, "fairy tale" wedding that Kourtney has been planning for months. "You can feel all the love. Everyone is very excited to celebrate Kourtney and Travis," a wedding goer discloses to (more…)

May 21, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Kourtney’s wedding To Travis Barker, sister Kim Kardashian arrives in Italy

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker legally tied the knot last Sunday Kim Kardashian has descended upon Italy along with much of the Kar-Jenner clan for Kourtney’s wedding to drummer Travis Barker. Kim, Kylie, Khloe and Kris were all photographed out on the town in Portofino on Friday night as they were swarmed by fans and paparazzi alike. Kourtney, Travis, North, Kendall and Kendall’s boyfriend Devin Booker were also spotted with the rest of the family at a cozy dinner at (more…)

May 21, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Cinema

‘Hawa’ poster unveiled

The poster of Mejbaur Rahman Sumon's much-awaited film "Hawa" was released recently. The production revolves around the story of eight fishermen and a mysterious snake charmer, trapped in a fishing trawler without a set destination in the abyss. Written by the director with screenplay by Sukron Sahed Dhiman and Jahin Farooq Amin, the film stars Chanchal Chowdhury (more…)

April 3, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Tom Cruise returns To fighter pilot glory in thrilling ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ trailer

Tom Cruise is set to relive his glory days by reprising his role as top fighter pilot Maverick for the long-awaited Top Gun sequel. It's time make sure your seat is in its upright and locked position because the new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick is here. 36 years after the original Top Gun, Paramount Pictures released the trailer for the upcoming film—starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly (more…)

March 31, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Television

Nuhash Humayun signs with top talent agencies Anonymous Content, CAA

Anonymous Content and CAA have signed Nuhash Humayun, the Bangladeshi writer-director whose horror short Moshari won the Grand Jury Award at SXSW 2022, for representation. The original 22-minute horror-fantasy pic was the first film from Bangladesh to premiere in SXSW’s Midnight Shorts Program. It follows sisters Apu (Sunerah Binte Kamal) and Ayra (more…)

May 19, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Jaya Ahsan wins Anandalok Best Actress award in India

Jaya Ahsan has won the Anandalok Best Actress award for her performance in "Binisutoy", in India. "It is my greatest pleasure to receive the Anandalok Best Actress award for 'Binisutoy'. Anandalok organised the award ceremony after 10 long years," shared the renowned actress, on her verified Facebook profile. "Atanu Ghosh's 'Binisutoy' inspires everyone (more…)

May 19, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Fitness

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


Relationship

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

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa dies at 73

The President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa, has died. The news was announced on Friday afternoon by the state news agency Wam. The Ministry of Presidential Affairs said there will be 40 days of official mourning with flags at half staff, and three days of closure of ministries and official entities at the federal and local levels, and the private sector. The official mourning period will begin (more…)

May 13, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Sports

Mushfiqur Rahim to miss West Indies tour hajj pilgrimage

BCB has granted leave to Bangladesh veteran batter Mushfiqur Rahim for upcoming West Indies tour, so that he can perform hajj in July. "Mushfiqur wrote an application for a leave to attend this year's Hajj a month ago ahead of the Sri Lanka series but nothing was official. However, the (more…)

May 21, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Entertainment

Nick Jonas feels ‘so blessed’ about embracing fatherhood

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas became parents to a daughter via surrogacy this year. The power couple welcomed their daughter via surrogacy in January and now Nick Jonas has finally shared his feelings about becoming a father for the first time. Nick Jonas is opening up about his experiences as a new father. During a Monday morning visit on Today, Jonas reminisced (more…)

May 18, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Showbiz

Deepika Padukone makes a stunning appearance at Cannes as she joins other jury members for dinner

Actress Deepika Padukone makes an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 dinner, alongside other jury members at the event’s dinner. Wearing a bejeweled Louis Vuitton outfit from the label’s Fall 2021 line, the actress looked ravishing in the French event. She was joined by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux, US film director and member of the Jury of (more…)

May 18, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Life Style

Cruise line’s newest team member is pop star Jennifer Lopez

Travel Cruising newcomer Virgin Voyages has announced its newest hire – pop star Jennifer Lopez is joining the cruise line as an investor and the chief entertainment and lifestyle officer. “My artistic and social mission is to empower, inspire and entertain,” Lopez said in a statement. “Any opportunity that I get to combine all these attributes into a partnership and collaboration is exciting for me. I admire Sir Richard and all he has built.” Virgin Voyages, Richard Branson’s latest business venture (more…)

March 11, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Women

Women-only travel platform Wander Woman wins grant worth $22K

Wander Woman, a social venture dedicated to female travel enthusiasts from Bangladesh, has won a grant worth $22.5K at the UNLEASH Plus 2021 Program for "developing a revolutionary platform for female travellers in South Asia," according to a press release. UNLEASH Plus 2021 is the third iteration of a 6-months incubation program seeking to build the capacities of social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and activists by supporting them with the implementation of solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (more…)

February 17, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Art & Culture

Happy Days staged at Shilpakala Academy

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days was staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday. Translated by Kabir Chowdhury and adapted and directed by Shuvashis Sinha, the play is a take on the absurdity of life, an investigation into meaning and meaninglessness of human existence. Although the original play contains two (more…)

May 22, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Star Cineplex’s branch at Bangabandhu Military Museum opens

Star Cineplex is set to open their branch at Bangabandhu Military Museum today. There will be one screen at this outlet, with state-of-the-art sound system and 183 seats, according to a press release. The popular cinema hall franchise's Chattogram branch will be launched at the Bali Arcade this summer, while the Bogura branch will be opened in fall. Star Cineplex was first launched on (more…)

May 12, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Feature

Which are the 10 largest airports in the world?

The scenario of the global air transportation sector has drastically changed over the last few decades that has been subject to many variables over the past decade. Air travel is not only the most sought after and popular means of travel for long-distance but has made a major contribution to the world economy. It may seem unusual to you that some airports in the world are so big that they have their own postcodes as well. In today's world, airports are more than just a place to get on or off a plane because there are many amenities available in airports like hotels, restaurants, spas, and malls. Few of these airports ferry tens of millions of passengers every (more…)

February 23, 2022 | 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


Other Headlines

PM to inaugurate Padma Bridge on June 25

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally inaugurate the much-awaited Padma Bridge on June 25. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader disclosed the date to the media following a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban onTuesday. Quader said Sheikh Hasina, however, rejected the proposal to name the bridge (more…)

May 24, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Biman to operate Hajj flights with own aircraft

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited has completed preparation to operate Hajj flights with its own aircraft by decreasing flight frequency on other routes, said state minister for civil aviation and tourism Md Mahbub Ali on Monday. He said that Bangladesh Biman was ready to launch special flights for Hajj accordingly on (more…)

May 24, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Metropolitan

Rise in divorce rate: Parliamentary body blames drugs, extramarital affairs

A parliamentary body on Sunday (May 22, 2022), expressed deep concern over the increasing number of divorces in the country. The parliamentary standing committee on the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs has recommended taking necessary steps to reduce the number of divorces in (more…)

May 24, 2022 | Leave a Comment

IUB holds Corporate Grooming Session

The Office of Career Guidance, Placement and Alumni Relations of Independent University, Bangladesh organised a Corporate Grooming Session on the campus in Dhaka on Thursday, said a press release. The programme was organised in close collaboration with the five academic schools of IUB. The first session was jointly conducted by Sayeed Nasir, executive vice-president and head (more…)

May 22, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Football

FIFA appoints female referees for World Cup for first time in competition history

FIFA has appointed three women’s referees and three women’s assistant referees ahead of the 2022 World Cup for the first time in the tournament's history. France's Stephanie Frappart, Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita are among the 36 referees to have been selected by the world (more…)

May 19, 2022 | Leave a Comment

US Soccer reaches ‘historic’ equal pay agreement for US men and women teams

The US men’s and women’s national soccer teams will receive equal pay under a “historic" agreement announced by the US Soccer Federation on Wednesday, following years of pressure from female national players. For the first time, the women's team representing the United States will (more…)

May 19, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Cricket

Mushfiqur Rahim to miss West Indies tour hajj pilgrimage

BCB has granted leave to Bangladesh veteran batter Mushfiqur Rahim for upcoming West Indies tour, so that he can perform hajj in July. "Mushfiqur wrote an application for a leave to attend this year's Hajj a month ago ahead of the Sri Lanka series but nothing was official. However, the (more…)

May 21, 2022 | Leave a Comment

BCB want Mustafizur to play West Indies Tests

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has urged pacer Mustafizur Rahman to participate in all three formats of the West Indies Tour in June. "We have been thinking about it and we want Mustafizur to take part in all three formats from the West Indies series," BCB sources (more…)

May 21, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Uncategorized

Nayak Raj Razzak’s birth anniversary today

Today is the 80th anniversary of the birth of the late legendary actor Abdur Razzak. The beloved actor known as ‘Nayak Raj’ to the country’s film enthusiasts, was born as Abdur Razzak on January 23, 1942 at Nagtola in Taliganj of Kolkata. He acted in different characters in Kolkata-based film industry before migrating to Dhaka in 1964 (more…)

January 23, 2022 | Leave a Comment

This time Pori Moni participating in Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association elections

Popular actress Pori Moni is taking part in the election of Bangladesh Film Artists Association, to be held on January 28. The star has signed on as a candidate of Ilias Kanchan and Nipun's panel for the election. The matter has been confirmed by Simon Sadiq, a candidate for the post of joint secretary of the same panel. He said, "I picked up the nomination form for her on Monday with the permission of (more…)

January 12, 2022 | Leave a Comment