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Benazir’s immovable properties: Court appoints administrators to look after them

A Dhaka court yesterday appointed administrators to look after some of the immovable properties of Benazir Ahmed and his family members.

2w ago

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.

5m ago

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

8m ago

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

8m ago

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.

9m ago

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.

10m ago

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.

10m ago

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?

11m ago

‘The danger in telling a single Partition story is that it completely erases the individual’

1947 was overtaken almost immediately by the language question, and the question of identity.

1y ago

Fahmida Azim “enjoys drawing real people living extraordinary lives”

The comics portray the experiences of the Uyghur community under the anti-Muslim police state imposed in China. The story includes testimonies given to the United Nations Human Rights Council and condensed by Anthony Del Col and art direction by Josh Adams.

1y ago

Khulna fuel traders strike demanding commission hike

Fuel oil traders of Khulna has been observing a 12-hour strike since morning in order to press home their three-point demand including increased commission and tank-lorry rents.

1y ago

“BNP brought in Dalim, Rashid to plot Aug 21 attack”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that the August 21 grenade attack was carried out under direct patronage of the then BNP-Jamaat government to kill her and wipe out the top leadership of Awami League 18 years ago.

1y ago

DU sexual harassment: Committee suggests relieving teacher of duties

The academic committee of Dhaka University’s music department has recommended removing Assistant Professor Anamul Haque from all academic activities after being accused of sexually harassing a female student.

1y ago

How Partition impacted the Dhaka book trade

With the expansion of the publishing business, bookshops also sprang up in various parts of Old Dhaka, particularly in Chawkbazar, Islampur, Mughaltuli and Patuatuli. It is estimated that the number of bookshops in Dhaka till 1900 were no less than 40. 

1y ago

Syed Waliullah: husband, artist, thinker, writer

The book includes excerpts from Syed Waliullah's diary, snapshots of his editorial for Contemporary magazine, handwritten edits on his pieces for Shaogat magazine, and a comprehensive bibliography of the author's work and achievements.

1y ago

Geetanjali Shree's 'Tomb of Sand': A woman and her many borders

There is a plot embedded here, but this novel is so much more: a long, winding journey, centred on a family, with acute eyes on love and distances within a family, but also through language, Partition and imposed borders, and so much more.

1y ago

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu in Tungipara

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed wreaths at the mausoleum of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in homage to the great leader to mark the National Mourning Day.

1y ago

Modi sets goal of turning India into a developed nation in next 25 years

As India marks 75 years of its independence from more than two centuries of British rule, the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (August 15, 2022) flagged corruption and nepotism among the biggest two challenges saying graft is eating into the country like termites.

1y ago
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