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PM Hasina inaugurates Padma Bridge

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Padma Multipurpose Bridge on Saturday.
The prime minister unveiled the inauguration plaque of the much-anticipated 6.15 kilometre Padma Bridge for vehicular movement at 11:58am at Mawa end.
Speaking at the auspicious moment of inaugurating the bridge, an emotion-choked prime minister remembered Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the family members killed heinously on 15 August 1975 and freedom fighters who laid their lives to liberate the country in Read more »

City News

Dhaka motor show starts on June 23

Dhaka Motor Show that will be a glittering showcase of the World automobile and auto component industry, where brand new cars and motorcycles will be on display, will take place between June 23 and 25 at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka.
CEMS-Global USA, a professional multinational exhibition and convention organiser based in New York, will organise the event.
The Dhaka Motor Show could not be organised in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 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

Celebrating 50 years of global environmental movement

Opinion
Saleemul Huq
The global environmental movement started in 1972, with the first global environment conference held in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by then Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. Among the heads of governments who also attended was the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who famously declared that environment and poverty were two major global issues that needed to be tackled together.
Since that watershed event, the United Nations set up the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and different environmental treaties Read more »

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Business

City Bank, Evercare Hospital sign deal

City Bank recently signed an agreement with Evercare Hospital Dhaka and Evercare Hospital Chittagong enabling Citygem priority banking customers to avail complimentary health screening along with a companion once a year. Sheikh Mohammad Maroof, acting managing director of City Bank, and Vinay Kaul, chief (more…)

June 24, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Gree ACs used in Padma Bridge

Gree air conditioners have been an integral part of Padma Bridge ever since construction began on the high-anticipated mega project. Electro Mart is the sole local distributor of Gree air conditioners, which are being used in all facets of the project, including bridge service points, multipurpose halls, resorts, motel (more…)

June 23, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Tech & Web

Infinix launches Note 12 G96

Infinix has launched the latest addition to their Note series, Note 12 G96. Infinix Note 12 G96 comes with the MediaTek Helio G96 flagship processor with 64-bit octa-core chipset, consisting of two Arm Cortex-A76 and six Arm Cortex-A55 processor cores. It clocks up to 2.05 GHz and Arm Mali G57 GPU (more…)

June 21, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Microsoft retires Internet Explorer after 27 years

After 27 years of service, Microsoft have confirmed the end of Internet Explorer, one of the original web browsers. Debuting in 1995 as the built-in browser for Windows 95, once upon a time Internet Explorer was the only browser people turned to while on the (more…)

June 15, 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

Non-stop river pollution threatens water security

World Environment Day Non-stop river pollution threatens water security Laws, rules, HC directives go in vain Rashad Ahamad No pragmatic step is yet to be taken to protect the four rivers surrounding Dhaka even after declaring them ecologically critical 13 years ago. In September 2009, the Department of Environment declared the four rivers Ecologically Critical Areas under Section 5 of the Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act. There are total 13 ECAs in Bangladesh. The government formulated the Ecologically Critical Areas (ECA) Management Rules 2016 for implementing the act, including (more…)

June 5, 2022 | Leave a Comment

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


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

Amber Heard has the most beautiful face in the world, according to scientists

A scientist has found that Amber Heard has the most beautiful face in the world. Amber Heard has a perfect face as per the result of a specific mapping science formula. The apparent method that led to this conclusion involved measuring the distance between various facial features such as eyes, mouths, and face contours, and then analyzing the results. Media reported. Amber Heard’s face, according to the (more…)

June 21, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Amber Heard on receiving ‘hate and vitriol’ during trial against Johnny Depp: ‘You cannot tell me this has been fair’

Amber Heard, in her first post-verdict interview, said she doesn't blame the jury. The actress also opened up about the hate and vitriol she had to go through on social media during her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp, which the actress called "unfair". The intense legal battle between the two Hollywood actors, which was live-streamed to millions, went on (more…)

June 15, 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

Mausumi and Omar Sunny having dinner with the whole family, dispel gossip

A photo posted on Omar Sunny's verified Facebook page on Thursday night shows Mausumi and Omar Sunny having dinner with the whole family, as was unimaginable at the present time. Earlier, Sunny had mentioned that they had stopped talking to each other for the past four months, despite living in the same house. In the caption of the posted photo, Omar Sunny (more…)

June 17, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Zayed Khan allegedly threatens to shoot Omar Sani

Controversial actor Zayed Khan allegedly took out a pistol and threatened to shoot fellow actor Omar Sani at the wedding event of Dhallywood actor Dipjol’s son. Sources said the incident takes place at a wedding ceremony at the Bashundhara Convention Centre in the capital on Friday. Senior film artists at the function are astonished and stunned at the behaviour of Zayed Khan (more…)

June 12, 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

People in Pakistan urged to drink fewer cups of tea

People in Pakistan have been asked to reduce the amount of tea they drink to keep the country's economy afloat. Sipping fewer cups a day would cut Pakistan's high import bills, senior minister Ahsan Iqbal said. The country's low foreign currency reserves - currently enough for fewer than two months of all imports - have (more…)

June 15, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Sports

Former ICC elite panel umpire Asad Rauf now runs shop selling clothes and shoes

Asad Rauf, who umpired in one hundred and seventy international matches between 2000 and 2013, was part of the elite panel of ICC umpires too, now runs a shop selling clothes and shoes in Landa Bazaar at Lahore and he has no interest in the game anymore. At the peak of his umpiring career, Pakistan's Asad Rauf was regarded as one of the best in (more…)

June 24, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Entertainment

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan cleared in drugs case

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was cleared in the drugs-on-cruise case by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday. Aryan Khan, 24, was arrested in October 2021 for allegedly doing recreational drugs at a party. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had charged him under laws "related to possession, consumption and sale of illegal (more…)

May 27, 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

Kazi Nazrul’s birth anniv today

Today is the 123rd birth anniversary of the national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam. The birth anniversary of Nazrul, widely known as the rebel poet, is observed in Bangladesh on Jaishtha 11 according to the Bangladeshi Bangla calendar. A poet, lyricist, composer, playwright, novelist, revolutionary and journalist, Nazrul sang equally for freedom and love. In his short artistic career of just over (more…)

May 25, 2022 | Leave a Comment

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


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

4 of a family injured in fire at Old Dhaka

Four members of a family were injured in a fire followed by an explosion in Old Dhaka's Agasadek Lane early today. The injured -- Israfil Hussain (62), his wife Salma Begum (50), their son Imran (30) and daughter Shahzadi (24) were admitted to (more…)

June 25, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Man kills wife, 2 in-laws

A man allegedly hacked his wife, her mother and uncle to death in Sherpur's Sreebordi upazila on Thursday night. Monira Begum, 30, her mother Shefali Begum, 50, and uncle Mahmud Hazi, 65, were killed at their home, said Abu Sayem, officer-in-charge of Sreebordi (more…)

June 25, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Metropolitan

New SSC exam schedule after floodwater recedes from schools: Dipu Moni

The schedule of suspended Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will be announced once floodwater completely recedes from schools, said Education Minister Dipu Moni today (June 25, 2022). Students will be able to take the exam effortlessly after flood is over, she said while addressing as the chief guest at a programme at Chandpur Press Club this evening, reports (more…)

June 25, 2022 | Leave a Comment

JU announces Tk 279.13cr budget for FY2022-23

Jahangirnagar University on Friday announced its annual budget of Tk 279.13 crore for the financial year 2022-23, keeping Tk 4.40 crore for research. JU treasurer Rasheda Akhter placed the budget in the annual senate session of the university at the senate hall with vice-chancellor Nurul Alam in (more…)

June 25, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Football

Bangladesh women hit Malaysia for six

Bangladesh women’s national football team notched up an emphatic 6-0 win against visiting Malaysia in their first of the two-match friendly series at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sepahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamlapur on Thursday. Bangladesh defender Akhi Khatun scored a brace while captain Sabina Khatun, forward (more…)

June 24, 2022 | Leave a Comment

England’s men’s footballers suffer their worst home defeat in 94 years

England suffered their worst home defeat since 1928 with a 4-0 loss to Hungary in the Nations League. Roland Sallai netted in either half, with Zsolt Nagy and Daniel Gazdag piling on the misery late on as the Three Lions suffered a disastrous night in front of a furious Molineux crowd. Their mood was not improved when John Stones was sent off shortly after the third goal went in, as the home side fell apart late (more…)

June 15, 2022 | Leave a Comment


Cricket

Former ICC elite panel umpire Asad Rauf now runs shop selling clothes and shoes

Asad Rauf, who umpired in one hundred and seventy international matches between 2000 and 2013, was part of the elite panel of ICC umpires too, now runs a shop selling clothes and shoes in Landa Bazaar at Lahore and he has no interest in the game anymore. At the peak of his umpiring career, Pakistan's Asad Rauf was regarded as one of the best in (more…)

June 24, 2022 | Leave a Comment

Shakib back as Bangladesh Test captain

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was reappointed as the Bangladesh national team Test captain while in-form wicketkeeper-batter Liton Das was made the vice-captain. The position of Bangladesh Test captain went vacant after Mominul Haque decided to step down from the role on Tuesday with an aim to focus on his batting (more…)

June 2, 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