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Gleeful reunion at Dhaka University

The Dhaka University campus was full of students as face -to -face teaching restarted yesterday after it was closed for 18 months due to the Covid 19 outbreak.
The students of DU that has been vacant for a year and a half rushed now everywhere on the campus such as classrooms, libraries, seminars and cafeterias.
Students were seen attending their classrooms in a lively environment in different academic buildings. They attended classes according to health guidelines and maintaining physical distance.
Madhu’s canteen was abuzz with 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 sweet, wafting smell of freshly-prepared waffles and pancakes, made to 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

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

Walton starts exporting microwave ovens to Europe

The Bangladeshi electronics company Walton has started microwave oven export to Romania and Hungary. Tahmina Afrose Tanna, director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited, officially inaugurated the microwave oven exports through cutting a giant cake at Walton's corporate office in Dhaka on Monday. Two renowned electronics and home appliance marketing (more…)

September 29, 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

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


Gossip

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

Lorde discloses David Byrne the stratagem to combat stage fright

Fear of stage never ends, even for the most demanding singers . The singer, Lorde shared her little trick while talking to David Byrne in a candid interview for Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians. She started off by admitting that she tapes "little notes to the stage for herself" and still has not overcome her struggle. Lorde was also quoted saying, "I don't have (more…)

October 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Cinema

Mithila signs Arun Chowdhury’s ‘Jole Jwole Tara’

Popular actress Rafiaat Rashid Mithila, now is working alike for both the bengali films in Dhaliwood and Tollywood. Recently she returned to Dhaka from Calcutta and signed a contract for the upcoming government-funded movie ‘Jole Jwole Tara' to be directed by Arun Chowdhury. The shooting of the movie has already been started. Mithila will start her work in the movie from today. In this film (more…)

October 14, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Chris Hemsworth Returns As Tyler Rake In ‘Extraction 2’ Trailer

Chris Hemsworth appears at Netflix's global live stream event TUDUM to confirm that his character Tyler Rake will return in Extraction 2. Netflix released the first teaser of Chris Hemsworth's starrer action franchise "Extraction 2" on Saturday. The 1 min 35-sec teaser showcased the last scene of the movie where Tyler Rake( Chris Hemsworth) gets shot and falls off a (more…)

September 27, 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

Robots patrol the streets of Singapore on police duty

Singapore has taken the next step in technology-based policing. The AI-powered robots patrol the streets of Singapore on police duty, ready to issue warnings or advice to those behaving indecently. Tasked with catching petty criminals, the robot is a ground patrol policeman and roams the streets of major city districts looking for undesirable behavior. During a three-week test in September, two (more…)

October 10, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Sports

Scotland sinks Bangladesh in opening World Cup qualifier

Scotland have won the first Group B fixture against Bangladesh by six runs at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Muscat today. Bangladesh's batting effort was largely subdued despite the fact that Scotland managed just 140 for 9 on a surface good for strokeplaying. The lower middle-order was left with too much to do in the end. Needing 32 off the last two overs, Nurul Hasan and (more…)

October 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Entertainment

Priyanka Chopra fascinate fans with her swimming skills in Spanish waters

Global icon Priyanka Chopra shared her life vision on Instagram and attracted viewers from all over the world with her amazing posts. The actress has shared some of her photos and videos on Instagram to give fans opinions on her plans for Sunday. She went to a photo blog app and posted a video of her enjoying diving in Spanish waters. Priyanka, who is busy shooting for her upcoming (more…)

October 19, 2021 | Leave a Comment


Showbiz

Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi welcome baby boy

Angad Bedi made the announcement through his social media Bollywood stars Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi have welcomed a baby boy. The actor took to social media to make the announcement. Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are now parents to a baby boy. Taking to social media, Angad Bedi shared a photo of him and Neha Dhupia dressed in white tops and a pair of denim jeans. He also made the announcement that they are now proud parents to a (more…)

October 3, 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

Scotland sinks Bangladesh in opening World Cup qualifier

Scotland have won the first Group B fixture against Bangladesh by six runs at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Muscat today. Bangladesh's batting effort was largely subdued despite the fact that Scotland managed just 140 for 9 on a surface good for strokeplaying. The lower middle-order was left with too much to do in the end. Needing 32 off the last two overs, Nurul Hasan and (more…)

October 18, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Tigers reach Oman safely

The Bangladesh team reached Oman today at the early hours of Monday after Cyclone Shaheen bearing down on Oman, had thrown their departure from the Bangladesh into doubt on Sunday night. The Mahmudullah Riyad-led squad took off from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 1:10am, more than two hours shy of their scheduled flight at (more…)

October 4, 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