Fakhrul gets bail in one more case

A Dhaka court granted bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and party standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury yesterday in a case filed with Paltan Police Station over violence centring the October 28 rally in Dhaka.

Dhaka’s air most polluted in the world this morning

Dhaka has once again topped the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality, with an AQI of 219 at 8:54am today

US TV provider given first-ever space debris fine

US authorities have issued a "breakthrough" first-ever fine over space debris, officials said Monday, slapping a $150,000 penalty on a TV company that failed to properly dispose of a satellite

Democratic transition prerequisite for inclusive economy

A democratic transition has emerged as a prerequisite for an inclusive and sustainable economy, said a noted economist today.

Offbeat / Cat stuck in taxi's grille travels 500 miles in Wales

A cat was found to have travelled over 500 miles while it was trapped in the grille of a taxi. The cat was discovered by a taxi driver named Tom Hutchins in Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

Offbeat / Traffic police officers in Ahmedabad, India donning 'AC helmets'

Ahmedabad Traffic Police, in an innovative solution to tackle the intensity of the summer, has introduced special 'AC helmets' to officers on duty. A recently viral video in India shows constables wearing these AC helmets while controlling the traffic in the streets of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Can others dare play catch-up with India?  

India re-evaluated themselves against skilled Asian teams, having repelled Lebanon in similar fashion in the semi-finals, but what will the rest of the South Asian participating nations take away from the tournament? From here on, how do they gauge their standards relative to India’s ever-accelerating progress?

US-Bangla secures 5th place among South Asian airlines

US-Bangla Airlines secured 5th position among South Asian airlines in the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2023

Into the intersection of identity & violence

It is worth considering that, according to historian Yuval Noah Harari, we may not be able to fully evade violence, as our evolutionary past has instilled certain inclinations within us that could be linked to violence.

Awami League nominates Noman Al Mahmud

Awami League Chattogram city unit’s Organising Secretary Noman Al Mahmud has been given the party’s nomination for the Ctg-8 constituency by-polls scheduled to be held on April 27.

‘Like a morning after a nuclear attack’

A World Bank team that visited different areas of war-torn Bangladesh in June 1971 likened Kushtia to a bombed-out “WWII German town”.

The untapped potential of our public libraries

There are few public libraries across the city which can be considered to have a decent book collection in both Bangla and English.

William Dalrymple plays a role in world’s largest Commonwealth heritage conservation programme

The 216-year-old building of the former British Residency of Hyderabad (also known as Koti Residency or Hyderabad Residency) has been fully restored after a remodelling work of nearly 20 years.

SHOUTxDS Books presents ‘Slam Poetry Nights’ — Episode 4

Returning for its 4th instalment, December's Slam Poetry Nights was different in several ways.

IEA Report: Global coal use

Global coal consumption is set to rise to an all-time high this year and remain at similar levels in the next few years if stronger efforts are not made to move to a low-carbon economy, a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said yesterday.

‘I am innocent, why is my bail being delayed?’

She was arrested by Rampura police on November 10 in a case filed over the death of Buet student Fardin Noor Parash. On Wednesday, DB said they found that Bushra was not involved in his death.

The price of victory: 1971 and the mental health of a generation

What has never been discussed is the impact of these memories, the persisting scars they left in people's minds.

In the aftermath of the Palestinian catastrophe—'Minor Detail' by Adania Shibli (trans. Elisabeth Jaquette)

This book is an essential read to understand the extent of the erasure of Palestinian history after the Nakba and life under tyranny in its cities.

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