29m ago| Europe

Trial begins of 96-yr-old Nazi war criminal suspect after failed escape attempt

A 96-year-old German woman who was caught shortly after going on the run ahead of a court hearing last month on charges of committing war crimes during World War Two appeared before a judge on...

2h ago| Disease

Dengue fever: 151 patients hospitalised in a day

At least 151 patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

1h ago| USA

Listen to water: Massive sculpture makes statement in New York harbor

A towering statue of a woman's head with her index finger pressing on her lips now faces lower Manhattan along the Hudson River, inviting the chaotic metropolis to stop and listen.

4h ago| Education

Education of 37 million Bangladeshi children disrupted by Covid: UNICEF

Education of 37 million children in Bangladesh has been disrupted due to school closures since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, according to a report by UNICEF and UNESCO.

2h ago| Governance

Govt allocates cash, iron sheets for victims of Pirganj arson attack

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has allocated Tk three lakh and 100 bundles of corrugated iron sheets -- for building houses -- for those affected by arson attack in Rangpur’s...

3h ago| Governance

Draft law proposes using ICT in collecting, distributing zakat

The Cabinet today approved, in principle, the draft ‘Zakat Fund Management Act 2021’ -- keeping the provision of collecting and distributing zakat, using information and communication technology.

21h ago| News Multimedia

Why is Bangladesh trailing behind in pandemic research?

Various research initiatives such as Bangavax and Oxyjet are experiencing setbacks in all aspects due to the Bangladesh Medical Research Council's poor management.

7h ago| Governance

Ensure action against perpetrators of communal violence: PM to Home Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given instruction to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan to identify those responsible for the attacks on temples and houses of the Hindu community during Durga Puja...

4h ago| Bangladesh

Police-mob clash in Chandpur: Another injured dies, death toll now 5

Another person -- injured during the clash between police and mob in Chandpur’s Hajiganj upazila, following reports of “demeaning the Holy Quran” in Cumilla -- died this morning.

7h ago| Crime & Justice

Court dismisses DSA case against Mayor Atiqul

A Dhaka tribunal today summarily dismissed a case -- under Digital Security Act -- filed against Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam.