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School closure disrupts education of 37 million children in Bangladesh

Says Unicef, Unesco report
The education of 37 million children in Bangladesh has been disrupted due to school closures since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, according to a report of Unicef and Unesco.
The report titled ‘Situation Analysis on the Effects and Responses to Covid-19 on the Education Sector in Asia’ (SitAn Report) was released on Tuesday.
According to the report, the pandemic has affected about 800 million children in Asia, including South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
The report highlights the continued Read more »

City News

Buffet Brunch at Bahar, Renaissance Dhaka

Renaissance Dhaka’s Buffet Brunch will now be a regular feature at Bahar multi-cuisine restaurant, as the perfect way to highlight the weekend options on Friday and Saturday, said a press release.
After the success of their breakfast offerings, this is the upgraded version with an expanded buffet spread.
There will be a dedicated egg counter with adored breakfast creations – live omelette station, fried eggs, egg benedict with all condiments – baked beans, chicken sausage, turkey bacon, hash browns. Indulge in the Read more »

Nation

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 »

Column

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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Business

Bangladesh’s bicycle exports to EU countries are on the rise amid the epidemic

Manufacturers seek cash incentive for market diversification The country’s bicycle manufacturers see additional export prospects in European countries amid the coronavirus outbreak as a rising number people on the market have started using bicycles as an alternative to public transport to maintain social distancing. Exporters said that although the country’s exports had been dismal on the (more…)

October 24, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Fresh makes The Economic Times Best Brands 2021 list

Leading Indian daily The Economic Times has recognised Fresh from Meghna Group of Industries as the best brand, said a press release. Fresh was recognised with the award in an online event titled ‘The Economic Times Best Brands 2021- Bangladesh Edition’ held on September (more…)

October 7, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Tech & Web

Samsung Galaxy A03s launched in Bangladesh market

Samsung has launched its newest member in the Galaxy A-series- the Galaxy A03s in the Bangladesh market, said a press release issued on Saturday. The smartphone sports a massive battery, powerful processor, stunning camera, and a host of other innovative features at a great value (more…)

October 9, 2021 | Leave a Comment

What’s new in Microsoft’s Windows 11?

Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will start to become available from today. Eligible Windows 10 PCs will gradually receive a free upgrade, newer PC purchases will come pre-loaded with Windows 11, and updates will roll out to all PCs in phases. This is the first Windows upgrade in 5 years. Much has been speculated regarding the new features (more…)

October 7, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Health

Amazing health benefits of running regularly

We all know running is good for us. It is perhaps the easiest form of exercise. It improves the way we feel and look. Running can give you a longer life, better sleep, improved immunity, weight loss, it’s even good for your knees & bones and more. In fact, there isn’t a system in the body that doesn’t benefit from running. From the top of your head to the tip of your toes, running gives you a total body workout and improve all (more…)

September 23, 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


Environment

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


Earth

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


Variety

Man blacklisted from ‘all you can eat’ restaurant for eating too much

In an incident in China, an all-you-can-eat restaurant owner banned a man from eating too much after accusing him of overindulging. Food live-streamer Mr. Kang was recently banned from the Handadi Seafood BBQ Buffet in Changsha, central China, after eating an excessive amount of food at the venue, the BBC reported. He ate 1.5kg of pork trotters during his first visit and 3.5kg to 4kg of prawns on another visit, he (more…)

November 19, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Couple sails to wedding venue in large cooking pot

Akash and Aishwarya both healthcare workers, hails from southern India were determined not to miss their big day in the village of Thalavady in Kerala state on Monday. Heavy rainfall in Kerala has caused serious flooding and deadly landslides. Rivers have overflowed and bridges and roads have been swept away - in some cases entire towns and (more…)

October 19, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Gossip

Actor Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set killed one, injured another on

Incident takes place in southern state of New Mexico, says US media United States actor Alec Baldwin discharged a “prop firearm” on a movie set, killing the director of photography for the film he was working on and wounding its director, the US media reported on Thursday evening. Quoting Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in the southern state of New Mexico, the media reported cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and film director Joel Souza, 48, were shot with a prop gun (more…)

October 22, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker are engaged!

There’s another wedding in the Kardashian family and this time around, it’s none other than Kourtney Kardashian who has just gotten engaged to Travis Barker. Yes, it’s true! Kourtney Kardashian took to Instagram to share the news that she is now engaged to Travis Barker. Taking to Instagram, Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo of herself with Travis Barker as they posed by the (more…)

October 19, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Cinema

Dhaka Dream has been released

'Dhaka Dream', directed by Prasoon Rahman, was released in six cinema halls nationwide yesterday. The filming of “Dhaka Dream” started during the recording of the song “Ekdin Amaro Chilo Ghor” In 2016. That was the last song recorded by famous folk singer Bari Siddiqui. Due to some constraints, the film took five years to (more…)

October 23, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Movie Rehana Maryam Noor headed to Oscars this year

Director Abdullah Mohammad Saad's second directorial effort "Rehana Maryam Noor" is set to be Bangladesh's only submission to the 94th Academy Awards this year. "Rehana Maryam Noor" created immense buzz as the first Bangladeshi film to be selected for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes FIlm Festival. Now, it is set to be submitted at the 94th Academy (more…)

October 20, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Television

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


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

Man who killed wife using Cobra gets rare double life sentence

Soraaj S. Kumar, a 28-year-old man from Kerala, India, has been found guilty of murdering his wife with a venomous cobra. On Monday last week, Sooraj Kumar was found guilty of committing "snake homicide" against his wife, Uthra, on May 7, 2020. The 25-year-old died in her sleep at her parents' house, where the couple had been staying with their young child. She was found lying (more…)

October 22, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Sports

Bangladesh to co-host 2031 World Cup with India

Bangladesh and India will jointly host the 2031 ICC Cricket World Cup, the ICC announced on Monday when they confirmed the host nations for every major ICC men’s limited overs event between 2024 and 2031. Bangladesh had earlier hosted the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup alongside India and Sri Lanka. In that edition, Bangladesh hosted all six group-stage matches of the (more…)

November 16, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Entertainment

Drugs-on-cruise case: No evidence of conspiracy against Aryan Khan, 2 others, says HC

The Bombay High Court on Saturday, 20 November, released the detailed order on why it granted bail to Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, in the cruise ship drugs case, which stated that there is no evidence of a conspiracy between Aryan, Arbaaz, and Munmun Dhamecha to commit drug-related offences. The Bombay HC also said that there was nothing (more…)

November 20, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Showbiz

Pooja Bedi tests positive for Covid-19; fiance and house-help also infected

Actress Pooja Bedi recently tested positive for coronavirus and she took on social media to inform her fans and well-wishers about the same. After testing Covid-19 positive, she shared an Instagram video and spoke about her condition. She said that she got tested for the virus after she was down with fever, and her fiance and house help have contracted Covid. In the video, she spoke about her choice of not (more…)

October 19, 2021 | 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


Women

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

Fakir Lalon Shah’s death anniv today

Today is the 131st anniversary of death of legendary mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah, who had secured a unique position in the history of traditional music for his humanitarian songs, blending philosophies of different devotional traditions such as Sahajia Buddhism, Sahajia Vaishnavism, Sufism and others. Lalon died on the first day of the Bangla month of Kartik in 1297, which was October 17, 1890 according to the (more…)

October 16, 2021 | Leave a Comment

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


Feature

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

DU resumes the classes on campus, RU reopens halls today

Dhaka University is set to resume in-person classes while Rajshahi University reopens the residential halls today after one-and-a-half years’ closure since March 18, 2020 due to the Covid outbreak in the country. Dhaka University academic council on October 7 decided to resume in-person classes from October 17 as per the recommendation of the Provost (more…)

October 17, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Global hunger Index 2021: Bangladesh’s score now ‘moderate’

Although Bangladesh has slipped one notch from last year's 75th position, It has been ranked 76th in the Global Hunger Index 2021 among 116 qualifying countries, with a score of 19.1, the country is still the second best performer in South Asia next to Sri Lanka (65th). Bangladesh is way ahead of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan as (more…)

October 16, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Metropolitan

Dr Enamul Haque passes away

Eminent actor, playwright, academician and Ekushey Padak awardee Dr Enamul Haque passed away today around 2:30 pm at his residence in Baily Road today. He was 78 years old. The news was confirmed by his daughter, renowned actress Hridi Haq. Enamul Haque was born in Feni Sadar's Motobi (more…)

October 11, 2021 | Leave a Comment

DU set up NID registration camp for students

The Dhaka University authorities on Thursday started seven-day National Identity Card Registration Camp for their students to get NID card faster. On Thursday morning, Dhaka University vice-chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman formally inaugurated the programme at the University’s Teacher-Student (more…)

October 7, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Football

Draw against India in SAFF boost for Bangladesh

Bangladesh national football team is beaming with confidence after their morale-boosting 1-1 draw against tournament favourites India in their 2021 SAFF Championship league phase match at the National Football Stadium in Maldives, Male on Monday. The draw was even sweeter for Oscar Bruzon’s charges (more…)

October 6, 2021 | Leave a Comment

10-man Bangladesh hold India to a draw

10-man Bangladesh snatched a point against tournament favourites India as their group phase match of the SAFF Championship ended in a 1-1 draw at the Male National Football Stadium in Maldives on Monday. India captain Sunil Chhetri gave Indians the lead in the 26th minute and Bangladesh’s dreams of bouncing back into the contest got slimmer when their defender (more…)

October 4, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Cricket

Bangladesh to co-host 2031 World Cup with India

Bangladesh and India will jointly host the 2031 ICC Cricket World Cup, the ICC announced on Monday when they confirmed the host nations for every major ICC men’s limited overs event between 2024 and 2031. Bangladesh had earlier hosted the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup alongside India and Sri Lanka. In that edition, Bangladesh hosted all six group-stage matches of the (more…)

November 16, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Tigers suffer five-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka

Charith Asalanka's unbeaten 80 alongside two dropped catches by Liton Das crushed Bangladesh's hopes of a winning start to the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup, with the Tigers suffering a five-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium yesterday. Bangladesh posted a challenging total of 171 for four in their allotted overs, but (more…)

October 25, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Uncategorized

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