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Mia Saheb Maidan Khanqah Sharif to observe Fateha-e-Yazdaham Thursday

The annual Urs marking the  Holy 881th Fateha-e-Yazdaham  (death anniversary) of Bara Pir Hazrat Gawsul Azam Shaikh Syed Abdul Kader...

Nearly 100 whales dead in New Zealand stranding

About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800...

Darwin’s notebooks worth millions ‘stolen’ from Cambridge University

Cambridge University Library has announced that two notebooks written by Charles Darwin, worth many millions of pounds, have been missing...

Spicy cuppa that may keep you warm during winter

Staying stuck at home for months amid the countrywide lockdown, many people, including those having a nine-to-five job schedule, have...

Abul Kasem’s fifth death anniversary today

Today (November 10) is the fifth death anniversary of Md Abul Kasem, a former high official of Defence Finance (Army)....

Ten youth changemakers share stories to inspire youth amid tough economy

Ten youth changemakers at a webinar marking the Bangabandhu National Youth Day on Sunday shared their personal experiences, struggles, and...

A cafe in Yemen is run by women, only for women

When Um Feras realised there were no leisure spaces for women in her city in Yemen, she founded her own...

Madame Tussauds throws Trump wax figure in the trash

The waxwork museum Madame Tussauds in Berlin loaded its effigy of TV star-turned Republican President Donald Trump into a dumpster...

Protect nature or face deadlier pandemics, say scientists

Pandemics will emerge more often, spread faster, cost more and kill more people than Covid-19 without bold action to halt...

Eid-e-Miladunnabi (sm) to be observed at Mia Shabe’s Maidan

Khanqueh-e-Shaheed (QuddsesaSirrahul Aziz ) Mia Saheb'sMaidan Khanqueh Sharif in old Dhaka will hold religious discussions, Hamd and Nat-e-Rasul (sm), milad...

Traditional dishes for Puja festivities

Whatever the festival is, Bangalee taste bud just needs some excuses to be pampered and at this phase we all...

Recreating your home with Puja-look

Puja is here and everyone seems to be busy making it more special. The tasks we set for ourselves include...

Holocaust survivor, Nazi sympathiser's son forge friendship

More than seven decades ago, their families were divided by war and hatred - Koenraad Tinel, the son of a...

'Digital upskilling' the pandemic era trend

This year has taught us a lot of things, but here is one major 2020 lesson: Tech skills are a...

‘Recognise crimes against Rohingya as genocide’

‘Fortify Rights’ on Wednesday said donor governments seeking to raise one billion dollars in aid for Rohingya should acknowledge the...

UNHCR stresses support, solutions for Rohingyas ahead of donor meet

On the eve of this week’s donor conference for the Rohingyas, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, today (Tuesday) stressed the...

US Embassy to accept concept notes for AFCP 2021 competition until Nov 14

The US Embassy in Dhaka is now accepting Concept Notes for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) of fiscal...

Rio woman survives on flower sales out of 1969 Volkswagen Beetle

You can’t miss the green 1969 Volkswagen Beetle parked at the corner, orchids and ferns crowding its open bonnet, sunflowers...

Two million stillbirths occur every year worldwide, says Joint UN report

Almost 2 million babies are stillborn every year or 1 every 16 seconds, according to a new joint report. A...

People with mental health problems living in chains, says HRW

Hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions are shackled around the world, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in...

Online abuse driving girls to quit social media platforms: Study

Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with nearly 60 percent experiencing...

Egypt unveils discovery of 59 ancient coffins

Egypt on Saturday put on show dozens of coffins belonging to priests and clerks from the 26th dynasty nearly 2,500...

Paris fashion eco-system on the edge

When Swedish fashion brand Acne Studios last hosted a catwalk show in Paris in January, it ordered dozens of vegan-friendly...

Nobel prize money increased this year

Winners of the prestigious Nobel prizes this year will receive an extra 1 million crowns ($110,000), the head of the...

90 of 270 stranded whales dead in Australia’s Tasmania

At least a third of 270 whales stranded off Tasmania have died and more are feared to be dying, rescuers...

Egypt discovers dozens of sarcophagi dating back 2,500 years

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered 27 coffins at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, a burial ground that is also home...

Universal Amity provides food for homeless, poor people

Universal Amity, a voluntary organisation, has been providing food for homeless and poor people under its ‘Food for Good’ project...

Urs on Thursday marking 12th death anniversary of Alhaj Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Hamidullah (RA )

The annual holy Urs marking the 12th death anniversary of Alhaj Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Hamidullah (RA) The programme will...

UN chief urges nations to stop construction of coal power plants

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for massive investment in cheaper and profitable renewable energy, saying that it is...

Gene-edited animals aimed to boost food production

Scientists have created gene-edited pigs, goats and cattle to produce sperm with traits such as disease resistance and higher meat...

UNESCO says journalism under fire

Clampdown on the media increased sharply in 2020, the UN’s cultural agency said on Monday, highlighting 21 protests around the...

Vultures inching towards extinction with only 260 remaining in country

About 99 per cent of the vultures have become extinct across the globe while only 260 vultures remain in the...

Over 40pc Bangladeshi children believe life will be more difficult after lockdown: Study

A global study recently conducted by Educo revealed that about 40 per cent of Bangladeshi children believe life after the...

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

A three-year-old girl entangled in the tail of a giant kite survived a terrifying ride after being swept more than...

Researchers decode brain mechanism of taking risks

Israeli researchers shed light on the survival mechanism activated in the brain in conditions of uncertainty, stressful conflict with a...

40 dolphins die near Mauritius oil spill

At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese...

Discussions on Holy Ashura on Saturday at Mia Shaheb's Maidan Khankah Sharif

Holy Ashura and the death anniversary of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R) will be observed tomorrow (Saturday) at the Mia Shaheb's...

Global sea level to rise by over 10 cm in 80 years: study

Ice sheets covering three-quarters of Greenland, the world's largest island, are melting at such a pace that by the end...

Israeli archaeologists discover 1,200-year old olive oil soap workshop

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 1,200-year-old olive oil-soap making workshop in southern Israel, the oldest one found in the country,...

'Secret' life of sharks: Study reveals their surprising social networks

Sharks have more complex social lives than previously known, as shown by a study finding that gray reef sharks in...

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

An Israeli jewelry company is making what it says the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering...

BBC radio host quits over use of racial slur in news report

British radio host Sideman has quit the BBC over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news...

Investors launch climate plan to get to net zero emissions by 2050

An investor group managing more than $16 trillion on Wednesday launched the world’s first step-by-step plan to help pension funds...

UK considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi

Britain is considering minting a coin to commemorate India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, amid growing interest in recognising the contributions...

Eid-ul-Azha prayer timings

The Eid-ul-Azha prayer at Miya Saheber Maidan Khanka Sharif will be held at 7:00 am at Luxmibazar of Old Dhaka,...

India does away with MPhil in higher education under new education policy

The new National Education Policy (NEP) announced by the Indian government Wednesday brings in multiple reforms, including doing away with...

India opens door for foreign universities

India is going to allow foreign universities to open campuses in the country as part of efforts to boost education...

Harry and Meghan sue paparazzi to protect son's right to privacy

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, filed a lawsuit in California on Thursday against unnamed paparazzi photographers for allegedly...

Vietnam bans wildlife trade to curb risk of pandemics

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a directive to ban the Southeast Asian country’s wildlife trade with immediate...

Saima Wazed made CVF ‘Thematic Ambassador’

Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism, has been chosen as a “Thematic...

US embassy in Dhaka issues fresh travel guidelines for its citizens

The US embassy in Dhaka has issued a fresh travel alert for its citizens amid the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19....

Indian man wears $3,870 gold mask in pandemic

Different kinds of colourful facemasks have become a part of fashion across the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic. But a...

'Very little risk' that pets can infect owners with Covid: WHO

There is ‘very little risk’ that pets can infect their owners with Covid-19, the chief scientist of the World Health...

RU teacher suspended for derogatory FB posts about Nasim

The authorities of Rajshahi University suspended Kazi Jahidur Rahman, an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department, after...

Fashion masks a hit as Indonesians, Malaysians seek style in safety

With no sign of the global coronavirus threat easing anytime soon, protective masks are fast becoming fashion accessories for Indonesians...

Hopes for hajj begin to fade in pandemic

Delwar Hossain, who registered for this year’s hajj trip, believes he will not be able to make the pilgrimage to...

101-year-old Gopalganj woman beats coronavirus  

When everyone across the globe is terrified of the coronavirus, Khabirunnesa, a one hundred and one-year-old woman from Gopalganj, has...

Oceanic birds make unusual visit to Rajshahi

Oceanic birds of four species are now on an unusual surprise visit to Padma River in this northwestern city, miles...

World's oldest man Bob Weighton dies, aged 112

World's oldest man Bob Weighton, from Alton of Hampshire, has died at the age of 112. He became the oldest...

Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard

A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching. Surveyors in the...

2,000-year-old bronze pot with unknown liquid unearthed in central China

A 2,000-year-old bronze pot freshly unearthed in central China's Henan Province has contained more than 3,000 ml of unknown liquid....

Canada v US: Loon stabs eagle through heart

As with global affairs, nature has its pecking order. And in a contest between the bald eagle, America's national bird,...

Iranian 107-year-old woman recovers from coronavirus

A 107-year-old Iranian woman who was infected with the novel coronavirus has recovered, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported on...

Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at Miya Saheb’s Maidan Khanka Sharif

The Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at Miya Saheb’s Maidan Khanka Sharif will be held at 7:00am at Luxmibazar of Old Dhaka, said...

Coronavirus puts spotlight on landmark year for nature

The pandemic has disrupted conservation work and funding, with potential repercussions for years to come, according to conservation groups. But...

Feeling powerless? Here are some practical ways to help

There's a lot of bleak news in the world right now. From the outbreak to massive unemployment to vulnerable people...

Rare pink dolphins spotted at Thai island

Fishermen in the Gulf of Thailand filmed a rare encounter with pink dolphins, which scientists say are becoming bolder in...

US-China conspiracy theories over coronavirus outbreak

From the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, conspiracy theories about the origin and scale of the disease were spread...

Great-grandmother, 97, becomes Brazil's oldest virus survivor

When 97-year-old Brazilian Gina Dal Colleto was hospitalised on April 1 with coronavirus symptoms, few could have thought she would...

Cats can catch coronavirus, study finds  

Cats can become infected with the new coronavirus but dogs appear not to be vulnerable, according to a study published...

Doctors, nurses leave homes to protect families from virus

Lisa Neuburger was caring for a patient with the coronavirus when the person’s ventilator tube became detached. As she worked...

Tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the respiratory disease caused by the...

Carbon emissions could fall by largest amount since World War Two

Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings...

2-million-year-old skull of human ancestor in S Africa unearthed

An international team of researchers led by Australia's La Trobe University have unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus...

Pet cat tests positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong

A pet cat has tested positive for the coronavirus in Hong Kong after its owner was confirmed with having the...

Coronavirus puts a wrinkle in wedding industry

JoAnn Gregoli, a 30-year veteran of wedding and event planning, has advice for couples with weddings on the horizon: don’t...

Woman jailed after calling police over 1,200 times

A woman who made more than 1,200 nuisance calls to the Met Police in attempts to get herself arrested has...

‘Cut, copy and paste’ inventor dies aged 74

Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74. Mr Tesler started working in Silicon...

Global defence spending on the rise

In 2019 global defence spending rose by some 4 per cent over 2018 - the highest year-on-year increase in a...

Empty sweet box weighs 192g!

Bangalis love sweets. In fact, the love is so intense that one cannot imagine celebrating any occasion without ‘rashogollas’ or...

Coronavirus fears turn Chinese cities into ghost towns

After making sure everyone’s face mask is on and sanitizer is to hand, the Qiao family heads out to Jingshan...

Couple live-streams into own wedding amid coronavirus fears

Weddings don't always go exactly to plan, but as coronavirus infections continue to rise, one celebration went ahead without the...

Japanese billionaire cancels search for moon trip ‘life partner’

A Japanese billionaire who was looking for a female "life partner" to accompany him on Space X's maiden tourist flight...

One in three girls from poor households has never been to school: UNICEF

Nearly one in three adolescent girls from the poorest households around the world has never been to school, according to...

Sikder Group sponsors ‘Chironjib Mujib'

Sikder Group signed a sponsorship agreement of Tk 50 million to make a full-length film titled ‘Chironjib Mujib’, based on...

Japanese billionaire seeks ‘life partner’ for Moon voyage

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a female "life partner" to accompany him on Space X's maiden tourist voyage...

Japanese woman celebrates 117th birthday

Kane Tanaka has extended her record as the world’s oldest person by celebrating her 117th birthday at a nursing home...

3,916 babies born on New Year's Day in Uganda

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said at least 3,916 babies were born in Uganda on New Year's Day. The...

WEO celebrates 2nd anniv

The Women’s Empowerment Organization (WEO), a non-profitable fraternity for women’s welfare in Bangladesh, has celebrated its second anniversary of emergence....

Villagers capture rare fishing cat in Magura

A rare fishing cat, locally known as ‘mechho bagh’, was trapped and captured at Shialjuri village of Sadar upazila of...

'World's oldest rhino' Fausta dies in Tanzania aged 57

A rhino thought to be the oldest in the world has died in Tanzania, aged 57. Fausta, an eastern black...

Bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’

A man with a white beard was being held on $10,000 bond for allegedly robbing a Colorado bank and throwing...

Mexican ambassador caught shoplifting resigns

Mexico’s ambassador to Argentina resigned on Sunday (local time) citing health problems following new allegations of shoplifting after video from...

Bronze Age royal tombs unearthed in Greece

Archaeologists have discovered two royal tombs in Greece containing jewellery and artefacts dating back more than 3,000 years. The finds...

Earth sees second hottest November on record: NOAA

November 2019 was the second-hottest November in the 140-year global climate record, according to scientists at the US National Oceanic...

UNESCO adds Thai massage to intangible heritage list

Thai Cultural Minister Itthiphol Kunplome on Friday announced that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has formally...

500-year-old eggs found unbroken in Chinese tomb

Archaeologists in southwest China's Sichuan Province said Monday they had found a jar of rice and unbroken eggs that date...