WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

TBt International Desk: The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus. In the draft document obtained by the Associated Press, the WHO says “nearly everyone” involved in the Ebola response failed to […]


Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul

TBT International Desk: At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital. Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, says the blast occurred Tuesday morning while army troops were on their way to the ministry in Kabul. Azimi says six other […]

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Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia’s new president

Jakarta: Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside slum to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power, reports AP. The 53-year-old must make tough decisions to stand […]



12 Natore road crash victims of a village buried

TBT National Desk: Twelve people, out of 33, who were killed in a fatal road crash in Baraigram upazila on Monday afternoon, were buried at Sidhuli village in Gurudaspur upazila on Tuesday morning. The 12 deceased, including six siblings, who hailed from the same village, were buried at local central graveyard after their namaz-e-janaza at […]


Complaint lodged against Khaleda for offending religious sentiments

TBT National Desk: A complaint has been lodged against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court here for offending people’s religious sentiments and giving provocative remarks against the ruling party. Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad president AB Siddiqui filed the complaint with the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mostafizur Rahman on Tuesday morning.

Collective efforts to prevent human trafficking stressed

GAIBANDHA : Speakers at a function here yesterday stressed the need for collective efforts of all quarters including GO and NGO to prevent human trafficking that creates grave concern among peace-loving people of the country, reports BSS. A large number of people particularly the women and the children are being trafficked and smuggled to many […]


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Ronchi leads NZ to 230 in 1st ODI vs South Africa

TBT Sports: Luke Ronchi struck a personal best 99 from 83 balls to halt an unfolding collapse and lead New Zealand to 230 as it batted first Tuesday in the series-opening limited-overs cricket international against South Africa. New Zealand lost three wickets, including captain Brendon McCullum (16), with its total at 68 and appeared to […]




Irrfan Khan to head Abu Dhabi film fest jury

TBT Entertainment Desk: Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan will preside over the Narrative Feature Competition Jury at the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). The actor, known for his performance in movies like ‘The Namesake’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Life Of Pi’, will lead a jury comprising Algerian novelist and academic Waciny Laredj, English writer-director Steven Shainberg, […]


Farooki-Tisha, Sakib-Shishir shares the same stage

Entertainment Desk: This Eid the audiences will get a chance to see the popular couples Mostafa Sarwar Farooki and Tish, and Cricketer Sakib and his wife Shishir together on the same stage. The show ‘Tarokar Utsa’ anchored by Munmun will be telecasted this Eid. The producers expect that the program will gain much audience appreciation.


The doll that aged

WITH its deathly stare and ugly wrinkled skin, it looks like the rotting skull of a zombie or an Egyptian mummy. But this gruesome, emaciated creature began life as a cute, attractive toy, bought by parents as a gift for their child. Like many playthings, the doll was eventually consigned to the attic. But as […]

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Teli Samad hospitalized

Entertainment Desk Popular comedy actor of Bangladeshi Film, Teli Samad has been admitted to the hospital on being severely ill. The information has been confirmed by a close filmmaker Robiul Islam Robi. He said, ‘Teli has been admitted to the hospital on Saturday as he fell severely ill. He is currently in the Intensive Care […]


Cost of making ‘Hobbit’ movies up to $745 million

TBT Entertainment Desk: The movie trilogy “The Hobbit” has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. Financial documents filed this month in New Zealand, where the three movies are being made, show production costs through March had reached 934 million […]

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AR Rahman’s ‘Urvashi Urvashi’ inspires’s new song ‘Birthday’

Entertainment Desk : Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman’s 1994 chartbuster ‘Urvashi Urvashi’ has inspired American singer-songwriter’s new song ‘Birthday’. The ‘Mozart of Madras’ is excited about the creative partnership. “Excited to creatively partner with to recreate an early popular track of mine in a new flavour,” Rahman posted on his Facebook page Wednesday. […]


Weeklong photo exhibition begins at Drik Gallery

TBT Live Update: A photography exhibition titled  ‘Exile in Calcutta’ by German photographer Thomas Meyer began at city’s Drik Gallery on Tomorrow. The exhibition was jointly organised by Goethe-Institute Bangladesh and Drik, said a Drik press release on Today. Judith Mirschberger, the Director of Goethe-Institute Bangladesh, introduced the artist at the inauguration ceremony. Shahidul Alam, the […]


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Dhaka Wasa inaugurates bill payment through FSIBL’s First Pay Sure Cash

Business Desk DHAKA: Customers of Dhaka WASA from now on could pay their bills through First Security Islami Bank Limited’s (FSIBL) Mobile Financial Service “FSIBL FirstPay SureCash. Customers will also get a confirmation SMS instantly, reports in a press release. The Inauguration ceremony of Dhaka WASA bill payment through TSIBL FirstPay SureCash’ was held today […]



Weight loss race not for the slow and steady

TBT Lifestyle: Gradual weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, a study says. Substantial weight loss is more likely to be achieved if undertaken rapidly, it pointed out. “Our results show that an obese person is more likely to achieve a weight loss target of […]


2nd ‘Bangladesh Fashion Carnival-2014′ begins June 25

TBT Desk: A three-day international exhibition of branded clothing and fashion products will begin on June 25 at Emmanuell’s Banquet Hall at Gulshan-1 in the city. Over 50 companies from home and abroad are participating in this exhibition titled ‘Bangladesh Fashion Carnival-2014′, second of its kind.


Food for glowing skin

TBT Lifestyle: Food that helps to give you a glowing skin. The age-old adage that, ‘What you eat shows on you’ holds more importance in the present day where our skin battles against a lot of stress, physical exertion, pollution, junk food shows on our skin either instantly or over the years. However, if you […]

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10 Forgotten Ancient Civilizations

The typical history textbook has a lot of ground to cover and only so many pages to devote to anything before Jesus. For most of us, that means ancient history is a three-dog show-Egypt, Rome, and Greece. Which is why it’s easy to get the impression that, outside of those three, our map of the […]


Weekly Horoscope

June 13 — June 19 – 2014  Aries (March 21 – April 19) You’re way out in front of the crowd at the beginning of the week – ready, willing and eager for whatever life (and love!) has to offer. The possible pitfall: Impatience where you may need to allow a little time. Around Wednesday […]


The trees planted by Sarat Chandra

Parts of the house-like the mud-walled kitchen-collapsed and the house was damaged in the 1978 floods, the Zilla Parishad undertook its repair spending INR77000. After it was declared as a Heritage or Historical Site by the Clause 2 of the West Bengal Heritage Commission Act 2001 (Act IX of 2001)[3][4] Act IX of 2001 in […]

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Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

TBT Tech Desk: Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The case was dismissed in April and the man, Paul Ceglia, is facing related criminal charges. Facebook Inc. […]

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Sweden Education Week Begins in Dhaka to Simplify Opportunities

Sweden Education Week started in the capital to further simplify the opportunities of study in different universities of Sweden for Bangladeshi students. The Education Week was launched by on the initiative of Embassy of Sweden and the local student counseling partner Step Limited at the Hotel Westin International. Ambassador of Sweden in Bangladesh, John Freshel […]

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International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction’ 14 observed at Chittagong

Chittagong District Administration organized rally and discussion meeting to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2014 on 13th October with the theme of “Older people and disasters: Resilience is for Life”. YPSA actively took part in these events. The rally was brought on the day from the Silpakala Academy, Chittagong and moved by several […]

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Malaysia’s ‘Smart Villages’ and other great ideas for sustainable development

As nations zero in on the UN’s post-2015 global Sustainable Development Goals, innovations being successfully pioneered and demonstrated in Malaysia offer several proven tactical ideas for improving the world, says an influential international sustainable development networking organization. The UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), through its Malaysian chapter, cites ways in which the country is […]

Facebook Lawsuit

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

TBT Tech Desk: Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The case was dismissed in April and the man, Paul Ceglia, is facing related criminal charges. Facebook Inc. […]