National

It’s time for Khaleda, Tarique to quit: Hanif

DHAKA : Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said the time has come for BNP chief Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman to quit their party leadership to save the country as they have resorted to anti-people politics, reports UNB. “BNP leaders and activists have lost their confidence in the party as its […]

International

UN chief to visit inter-Korean factory park in North Korea

Seoul : U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday he will visit a factory park in North Korea that is the last major cooperation project between the rival Koreas, reports UNB. Ban would be the first U.N. chief to visit the factory park that opened in 2004 in the town of Kaesong just north of the […]

Sports

Serena and Sharapova set for Paris showdown

Serena and Sharapova set for Paris showdown

Sports Desk The two biggest names and highest earners in women’s sport will set off on another collision course when the French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday. Serena Williams is a 19-time Grand Slam winner, at 33 still the undisputed queen of tennis and the top seed. Maria Sharapova has won two […]

Entertainment

Mallika Sherawat auditioned for Dangal, confirms Aamir Khan

Mallika Sherawat auditioned for Dangal, confirms Aamir Khan

Entertainment Desk Superstar Aamir Khan has revealed that Mallika Sherawat had indeed auditioned for the of his wife in Dangal. Rumour mills were abuzz last month with reports of the Murder actress vying for the role. The casting for the sports biopic of wrestler Mahavir Singh helmed by Nitesh Tiwari is underway and Mallika apparently […]

Ghasful

Premiere show of ‘Ghashful’ held

The film ‘Ghasful’ made under the banner of Impress Telefilms is to be released on 15th May. The film has been directed by Akram Khan. Marking the release of the film a premiere show was organized at the Jamuna Future Park’s Blockbuster Cinema on 11th May. The event was attended by Channel I’s managing directed […]

Marriage has changed everything, says George Clooney

Marriage has changed everything, says George Clooney

Hollywood actor George Clooney says getting married to Amal Alamuddin has “changed everything” for him. Hollywood actor George Clooney says getting married to Amal Alamuddin has “changed everything” for him. The 54-year-old actor, to be seen in “Tomorrowland”, married with the 37-year-old lawyer in September last year. “All I know is that it sort of […]

Shah Rukh Khan wears Shades but no shirt to thank 13m twitter fans

Shah Rukh Khan wears Shades but no shirt to thank 13m twitter fans

Entertainment Desk Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan devised a unique ‘shirtless’ way to thank his fans and followers after he amassed a massive following of 13 million fans on Twitter. SRK thanked his followers for making the virtual platform “colourful” for him. The 49-year-old posted a video tweet to share his views. In the clip, […]

ational Award Winner Kaakkaa Muttai to Release in June

National Award Winner Kaakkaa Muttai to Release in June

Entertainment Desk National Award winning Tamil movie Kaakkaa Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) is all set to release on June 5. The Fox Star Studios’ film, which has already won the Best Children’s Film and the Best Child Actor awards at the 62nd National Film Awards, has impressed many at various fests like Toronto International Film […]

'American Idol' to end after season 15

‘American Idol’ to end after season 15

Entertainment Desk Singing-based reality show “American Idol” will end its run after the fifteenth season, which will premiere in January 2016, broadcasting company Fox has announced. Singers Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will return as the season 15 judges, along with host Ryan Seacrest, reports variety.com. While searching for the final “American […]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui ‘Honoured’ by New York Fest Award

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who bagged the Best Actor award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) for Haraamkhor, said that he feels honoured. “I’m feeling very honoured to have received such a prestigious award at a big festival like this one. Thanking all for love and support always,” Nawazuddin said in a statement. In […]

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Business

Tofail assures facilitating Chinese investment

DHAKA : As entrepreneurs from China are keen in investing more in Bangladesh, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed assured them of all possible assistance in doing business here, reports BSS. “We will welcome more investment from China offering the Chinese investors various types of assistance for doing good business here”, the commerce minister said as he […]

Lifestyle

Horoscope

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Someone you care about but haven’t seen for a long time could suddenly contact you. You’d usually love this, Aries, but today you could be too caught up in projects of your own to want to put them aside. But you will have a lot of fun with this […]

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5 Uncommon Tips to Beat a Cold or the Flu

TBT Health Desk:   It’s that time of year again: Time for sore throats, sniffles and shivers. We recently spoke with Dr. Woodson Merrell, M.D., Executive Director of the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Center for Health and Healing in New York City, who shared some great tips and tricks to avoid getting taken down by […]

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How to use cinnamon in your beauty routine

Dhaka,  – While cinnamon is a spice that lends great flavour to your food, it can also be used in your make-up and skincare routine! We tell you how, reports UNB. Use it like a bronzer. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, corn starch and cocoa powder and mix them together. Check the colour; if you want a […]

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JU Butterfly Fair on Friday

Humaun Kabir, JU correspondent: If Butterflies fly in the sky, the nature will get new speed’’ bearing this slogan Jahangirnagar University will organize fifth butterflies fair on Friday . The fair will be held at University‘s Zahir Raihan auditorium.Convener of the program, Zoology Prof. Md Monowar hossain tuhin said at a press conference on Wednesday […]

Horoscope

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Someone you care about but haven’t seen for a long time could suddenly contact you. You’d usually love this, Aries, but today you could be too caught up in projects of your own to want to put them aside. But you will have a lot of fun with this […]

Maiden polls to UZ reserved seats for women June 15

DHAKA : The maiden elections to the reserved (Women) seats of 478 Upazila Parishads (out of 487) will be held on June 15, reports UNB. The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a notification announcing the election schedules for the reserved seats, set aside exclusively for women, in the 478 Upazila Parishads. According to the election […]

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Organic farming 'benefits biodiversity'

Organic farming ‘benefits biodiversity’

Environment Desk Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests. Fields around organic farms have more types of wild plants, providing benefits for wildlife, say scientists. The research is likely to fuel the debate over the environmental benefits of organic farming. Studies suggest […]

Make your environment a Friend!

Omer Fayshal Pavel Tunza Eco-Generation is the international networking platform for the dynamic environmental leaders, which is a joint initiative of UNEP and Samsung engineering. The ultimate goal of this platform is to engage the youth change makers from all over the world to make a green world without any pollution and to assure a […]

CUET student invented Humanoid Robot SM-1805

CUET student invented Humanoid Robot SM-1805

Campus Desk Childhood favorite movie was ‘Robocop’. Robocop was doing the works that dangerous for human, without any significant risk. The Robot has developed by the third-year student of Mechanical Engineering Department of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Mainul Islam inspired by the favorite movie from childhood. His Robot is able to do […]

Integrate Landless Rehabilitation

Development desk: The coastal embankment of Bangladesh erodes every year and the government spend hugeamount of money for its maintenance. But if the landless people were allowed to live on the slope of the embankment they would happily maintain the embankment through making their livelihood on it. This is how we could obstruct the tidal […]

Organic farming 'benefits biodiversity'

Organic farming ‘benefits biodiversity’

Environment Desk Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests. Fields around organic farms have more types of wild plants, providing benefits for wildlife, say scientists. The research is likely to fuel the debate over the environmental benefits of organic farming. Studies suggest […]

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BRAC analyzes TB scenario

Health Desk Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major public health problems in Bangladesh and its neighboring countries for decades. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Bangladesh ranks seventh among the 22 highest TB-burdened countries. Government, Donor Agencies and NGOs came forward to combat the control of TB. BRAC considered tuberculosis control work as […]

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10 years later, YouTube is a hit but faces challenges

Ten years after its launch, YouTube has become a household name for online video but faces an array of rivals in the market and lingering questions about its business model, reports Japantoday. The first video uploaded April 23, 2005-an 18-second clip of co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo-offered little indication the service would […]

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Adaptation-a key climate change strategy

Natasha Israt Kabir In recent years, Bangladesh has undertaken significant steps. We now have 3.2 million Solar Home Systems, over 1.5 million Improved Cook Stoves across Bangladesh. We have developed stress tolerant crop varieties; and implemented Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan. Though we are a climate vulnerable LDC, we allocated 385 million US […]

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