National

Asrayan Prokalpo changes fortune of 90 families

RANGPUR: The Purbo Kochua-1 Asrayan Prokalpo has changed fortune of 90 river-eroded distressed families in Nohali union under Gangachara upazila here through various income generating activities in recent years, reports BSS. The rehabilitated inhabitants living in nine barracks there have got new life with shelter, address, livelihoods and brighter future for children following successful implementation […]

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International

Kenya says Baby saved from collapsed building after 80 hours

Nairobi : A baby almost six months old was on Tuesday rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed Friday night, raising hopes that more survivors could still be found even though the death toll rose to 23 and 93 people have been reported missing, AP/UNB reported. The Kenya Red Cross said the baby […]

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Sports

Women’s Cricket: Khelaghar SKS upset Abahani Ltd by 3 wkts

DHAKA : An all round performance by captain Ritu Moni steered Khelaghar SKS to earn a three-wicket victory over Dhaka Abahani Limited in the Dhaka Premier Division Women’s Cricket League at BKSP ground 4 in Savar on Tuesday, reports UNB. Abahani Limited batted first after winning the toss and were all out for 115 runs […]

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Entertainment

Hamilton gets record 16 Tony Awards nominations

Hit musical Hamilton is set to dominate this year’s Tony Awards after gaining a record-shattering 16 nominations, reports BBC. The previous record was 15 nominations, held jointly by The Producers and Billy Elliot. The show, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the story of America’s birth and founding father Alexander Hamilton in rap and R&B style. […]

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Singers ready to rock BPL

Entertainment Desk As the third season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the Twenty20 cricket competition nears, participating teams seem all set beyond the battles on the ground. To stir up the gallery with motivational songs, a few teams have already appointed some of the country’s best singers to produce theme songs for respective teams. […]

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Dance speaks of human feelings, cultural identity: Speakers

RANGPUR : Leading cultural personalities have said dance always speaks of human feelings as well as life and living with love,affection, arts, devotion, emotion and cultural identity of any nation on the earth, reports BSS. They said this while taking part in a discussion organised in celebration of the International Dance Day- 2016, by Rangpur […]

Hamilton gets record 16 Tony Awards nominations

Hit musical Hamilton is set to dominate this year’s Tony Awards after gaining a record-shattering 16 nominations, reports BBC. The previous record was 15 nominations, held jointly by The Producers and Billy Elliot. The show, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the story of America’s birth and founding father Alexander Hamilton in rap and R&B style. […]

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President, PM congratulate winners of the National Film Award 2014

DHAKA : President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted and congratulated the winners of the National Film Award 2014 and hoped that the award would inspire all concerned to make healthy films in the country, reports BSS. In separate messages on the eve of the distribution of the National Film Award 2014, […]

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Prince’s band The Revolution to reunite in his honour

Entertainment Desk Members of Prince’s former band The Revolution have announced they will reunite for a series of concerts. The announcement was made in a video on bass player Brown Mark’s Facebook page. Guitarist Wendy Melvoin said “after spending days together grieving”, they had decided to “do some shows”. The band, who disbanded in 1986, […]

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Poet Rafik Azad hospitalized

Entertainment Desk DHAKA : Rafik Azad, one of the most prolific and versatile poets of the country, was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Friday from Anwar Khan Medical College Hospital at Dhanmondi in the capital for better treatment. The poet has been kept at the intensive care unit of BSMMU Hospital […]

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Business

BD’s e-commerce platform expanding fast: Palak

DHAKA : Bangladesh’s e-commerce platform is rapidly expanding thanks to the fall in internet bandwith rates, said State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, reports UNB. He said this while speaking at Bikroy.com’s membership service launching ceremony at Westin Dhaka here on Monday. As the present government is committed to building a digital Bangladesh by […]

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Lifestyle

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Emily Blunt apologises for poking fun at her American citizenship

Janet Maslin The actor Emily Blunt has apologised for saying that she regretted becoming an American citizen after watching a Republican party presidential candidacy debate. The British-born Devil Wears Prada and Sicario star said the remark was a joke, after being attacked by rightwing commentators. During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto […]

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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) Creativity and romance are a good combination, Aries, and today both are in top form. Why not get out the good stationery and craft a love note that will set that special someone’s heart aflutter? Cater to your romantic nature, ideally with a partner at your side. Even if […]

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Emily Blunt apologises for poking fun at her American citizenship

Janet Maslin The actor Emily Blunt has apologised for saying that she regretted becoming an American citizen after watching a Republican party presidential candidacy debate. The British-born Devil Wears Prada and Sicario star said the remark was a joke, after being attacked by rightwing commentators. During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto […]

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Human Rights in India

Shraddha saxena India was a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Indian constitution was adopted by the constituent Assembly on Dec 26, 1949, which came into force from January 26, 1950.  Indian constitution was greatly influenced by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. Provisions of Part III which stands for Fundamental […]

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Human Rights in India

Shraddha saxena India was a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Indian constitution was adopted by the constituent Assembly on Dec 26, 1949, which came into force from January 26, 1950.  Indian constitution was greatly influenced by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. Provisions of Part III which stands for Fundamental […]

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Bulbul Ahmed stands First Class First in Dhaka University

Rakibul Hasan Meritorious student Bulbul Ahmed has recently received an amazing honor of being First Class First on his completion of Masters of Social Science (MSS) at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Dhaka. The official outcomes of MSS examination showed that Bulbul Ahmed scored an outstanding CGPA-3.81, out of 4.00 in […]

Gender in Presidential Politics: Changing the Conversation

Barbara Lee Imagine a president of the United States. Who do you see? If your image is based on the roster of presidents to date, you’ve automatically pictured a man. From Victoria Woodhull in 1872 to Shirley Chisholm in 1972, women have sought the presidency and vice presidency for almost a century and a half, […]

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Bangladesh Pollution, Told in Colors and Smells

Jim Yardley On the worst days, the toxic stench wafting through the Genda Government Primary School is almost suffocating. Teachers struggle to concentrate, as if they were choking on air. Students often become lightheaded and dizzy. A few boys fainted in late April. Another retched in class. The odor rises off the polluted canal – […]

Running on Vacation

Jen A. Miller On the second day of a recent two-week road trip, I woke up at a Holiday Inn off Interstate 95 in Santee, S.C., and drove to a nearby state park. I was in my fifth week of marathon training and needed to complete three miles, so why not do so in a […]

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Hackathon of NASA space apps challenge kicks off tomorrow

DHAKA- Bangladesh chapter of the world’s largest hackathon competition “NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016” will start tomorrow at Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) along with over 220 cities across the world. The two-day event, organized by USA’s space agency NASA, is being held in Bangladesh for the second consecutive year, said a press release today. […]

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Plot to destabilize Bangladesh

Shamsul Huda A new plot is in the works to destabilize Bangladesh which has just overcome bloody political turmoil caused by the boycott of the January 5, 2014 parliamentary elections by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The prolonged violence left nearly 100 people dead and thousands injured. The victims in this case were local common […]

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