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  • Beekeeping popular in Chalanbeel

    From time immemorial, honey is popularly known as the best cure for hundreds of diseases. In the Chalanbeel areas of Pabna and Sirajganj, bees can now make their hives near the crop fields as beekeeping or apiculture gains popularity among the farmers.

  • My Small Thin Deshi Wedding

    The era of big fat weddings is finally coming to a close. The millennials are facing the brunt of rising living costs whilst economic

  • Straight from kitchen episode 11: Taste of the Ocean

    This episode of Straight From Kitchen brings you the taste of ocean prepared by Daniel D’ Rozario, Executive Chef, Saltz Fine Seafood Restaurant.

  • Textbook errors: Steps after probe report, says Nahid

    Steps will be taken over the mistakes made in the school textbooks after submission of the probe report, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid says.

  • A trip to Golap Graam

    There are roses as far as the eyes can see in the Birulia union, under Savar Upazila, in the most vibrant, flaming shades of red.

  • [Watch] Marzan’s parents denounce son

    Parents of neo-JMB leader Nurul Islam Marzan who was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police early hours of Friday night denounce their son’s criminal activities and believe that he got what he had deserved.

  • Mukhosh Manush: First Bangladeshi film on cyber crime

    Nawsheen, Hillol and Kalyan are popular as small screen actors. And now the trio has acted in their first feature film “Mukhosh Manush” directed by Yasir Arafat Jewel, which was released nationwide on December 30, 2016.

  • For bringing smile to kids with cancer

    In 2014, private firm employee Fatimatul Botul was talking to a friend who works at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

  • [WATCH] DNCC market fire causes Tk 200 crore damage

    A trader’s association leader claims goods worth at least Tk 200 crore are damaged as a fire breaks out in Gulshan-1 Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) market.

  • [Watch] Video clip showing Santals being allegedly attacked

    A video clip of Santals being attacked around the Bagda-farm area of Rangpur Sugar Mill’s disputed land in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha was released in social media on December 21, 2016.

  • Good, Bad & Ugly of 2016

    2016, a year of so many events and news. Here we are presenting the highlighted good, bad and ugly events altogether in context of Bangladesh happened in the year of 2016.

  • Gas price: Left-leaning parties stage demo in Dhaka

    Gonotantrik Bam Morcha, an alliance of left-leaning political parties, stages a demonstration in Dhaka fearing a looming hike in gas prices of households.

  • Prince of Wales: Dhaka’s oldest bakery

    Prince of Wales in Laxmibazar in the old town of Dhaka is the oldest running business establishment of the country.

  • Militant Suspect Trisha: She called her parents during police raid

    Parents of Trisha Moni had been waiting to hear from her for eight long months. They finally heard from her early Saturday, but they had no idea what trouble she was into.

  • In conversation with veteran cinematographer Reza Latif

    Reza Latif won the National Award twice for his prolific work in the world of cinema.

  • [WATCH] Maleka Khan’s tale of 1971 (Part-4)

    Maleka Khan, former director of Bangladesh Central Women’s Rehabilitation Centre and former organising secretary of Bangladesh Girl Guides Association, shares her story of losing her younger brother in the Liberation War in 1971.

  • 2 Killed in Militant Hideout: Chilling desperation

    Apparently her motive was to blow herself up in the midst of policemen as she detonated a suicide vest while rushing to them with her four-year-old daughter.

  • Maleka Khan’s tale of 1971 (Part-3)

    Social worker Maleka Khan, who served as a director of the Bangladesh Central Women’s Rehabilitation Centre, shares how she became involved with the centre and started working with Begam Sufia Kamal.

  • Celebrating Life: Tale of music legend Alam Khan

    For decades, Alam Khan has entertained us with his beautiful melodies.Throughout his career, he has gifted us many wonderful songs and composed movies.

  • Shift QuickRev

    Challenger goes AWD. Opel makes crazy cool wagon. Bajaj launches V15 in Bangladesh. Daimler becomes largest luxury automaker.

  • BDCyclists bid to break Guinness World Record

    BDCyclists bid to break Guinness World Record

    Led by the biggest cyclists’ group in Bangladesh named BDCyclists, around 1,200 bicyclists on this Victory Day attempted to break the Guinness World Record of forming the world’s longest single line of moving bicycles.

  • Ferdausi Majumdar - Tale of the Thespian

    The days were dark and fear lurked at the corners of the patriotic Bengali hearts. During that time, under the Pakistani military dictatorship, presentation of the Bengali culture in any form beckoned trouble. In this gloomy period, it was out of sheer valour, that the handful of Bengali artists, including Ferdausi Majumdar, took it upon themselves to fight the “artistic” war, daringly. Some were unable to overcome that fear, but many did so, in their own faithful ways. This is the tale of one such female warrior. Despite having a strict religious father, she embraced the stage as a performer and did her best to support the cause. Even though the latitude to perform was vague, she availed whatever opportunity there was and pursued her passion for plays. Ferdausi Majumdar also acted in the first drama that was aired on Bangladesh Television (BTV). We are proud to announce that she will be awarded in the upcoming gala night of Celebrating Life 2016 with a lifetime achievement award for her immense contributions.

  • Interview: Freedom fighter Ahamed Ali

    Ahamed Ali, retired assistant director of BTCL and a freedom fighter who fought in Sector 8 under Major General Muhammad Abul Manzoor, tells his stories of training and war days during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

  • Maleka Khan’s tale of 1971 (Part-2)

    Maleka Khan, the former organising secretary of Bangladesh Girl Guides Association, tells her experience of the 1971 Liberation War.

  • Jalladkhana

    Killing fields of 1971: Our grief, our strength

    Around 3,000,000 people were brutally killed by the then West Pakistan forces during the nine months of Liberation War in1971, their bodies were dumped and buried in hundreds of mass graves and killing fields across the country.

  • Tale of 1971 Indian war veterans

    A delegation of 28 Indian War Veterans and four serving officers arrived Dhaka on a five day visit on December 14, 2016. In this video they shared their stories of those days.

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    Commander SMA Karim of Tangail

    In 1971 Liberation War, freedom fighter SMA Karim fought in Sector 11. He joined the liberation movement from 1968 as Chhatra League worker.

  • Maleka Khan’s tale of 1971 (Part-1)

    When the Liberation War began in March 1971, former organising secretary of Bangladesh Girl Guides Association Maleka Khan like many others also faced the atrocities of war and made it to safety by escaping from Dhaka to her in-law’s house in Narsingdi. In this episode, Maleka Khan shares her experience of the war.

  • Shift Quick Rev: Merceds does crazy droptop and Hyundai releases Elantra GT - Dec 2016

    Mercedes launches new drop-top. Hyundai excites with powerful Elantra GT that we won't get in Bangladesh. Meanhwile Alfa does a sexy SUV.

  • Santal House: Al Jazeera video shows arson in cop presence

    Exclusive Al Jazeera footage appears to show police helping set fire to a Santal home in Gaibandha's Gobindaganj upazila.