The breakdown of strategy in business

"The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is Strategy."- Michael Porter Strategy...

Vinci’s masterpiece goes up for auction

A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the...

First time a Barbie doll is in hijab

Barbie, decades ago was created by the toy company Mattel Inc. It has been inspiring thousands of young girls to...

Chubb to establish SME division

  Chubb, world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company announced Tuesday the establishment of a division in Asia...

Doctor ‘punches shark’ to escape attack

A 25-year-old British doctor says he escaped from a shark by punching it in the face after the animal injured...

Geldof returns award in Suu Kyi Protest

Bob Geldof has said he will return his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest against the Myanmar leader...

EBL, Confidence Group ink payroll banking agreement

Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) and Confidence Group signed a Payroll Banking agreement in Dhaka recently. Nazeem A. Choudhury, Head of...

Dylan's Concert for Bangladesh guitar sells for $400,000

The guitar Bob Dylan played at the Concert for Bangladesh and during his Rolling Thunder Revue sold at auction Saturday...

Rare leopard captured on camera in Malaysia

A Bornean clouded leopard and her two cubs were captured on camera strolling through a Malaysian forest reserve last week,...

Museum removes ‘selfie’ Hitler after protests

An Indonesian visual effects museum that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a waxwork of Hitler against a giant image...

Legless US Marine completing Month of Marathons

A former US Marine who lost both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan plans to complete his 31st marathon...

Cyclist gets two-year ban for punching rivals

A rider who violently attacked a rival team has been banned for two years from professional cycling. Wang Xin was...

Sheep can recognise Obama’s face: study

A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognise human faces from photographs on computer screens. The Cambridge...

Finland may allow ‘digital wedding’

People in Finland could in the future get married on the internet, without having to go to meet a civil...

Jockey punches horse, gets suspended

A jockey has been suspended for punching his horse before a race in South Australia. Video of the incident shows...

Boy claims to have lived on Mars!

A 20-year-old Russian boy, Boriska Mipriyanovich, claiming to have lived on Mars before being reborn on Earth has baffled scientists...

Holy Crab restaurant offers discount to EBL cardholders

M. Nazeem A. Choudhury, Head of Consumer Banking of Eastern Bank Limited (EBL)  and  Tareq Ibrahim, Managing Director, Savvy Foods...

HSBC to provide $100b in sustainable financing, investment

    HSBC will provide $100 billion in sustainable financing and investment by 2025 to help tackle climate change and...

Dhaka Bank, Flight King ink deal

Dhaka Bank Limited and Flight King Limited have signed an agreement on Payroll and Payment Solution Services at Banani Office...

ICAB past president off to KL

Anwaruddin Chowdhury, Council Member & Past President-ICAB and Director, CAPA Board left Dhaka Monday to participate in CAPA 60th anniversary...

Call for modernisation of Waqf-related laws, regulations

A two-day long international workshop on `Revival of Waqf for Socio Economic Development’ ended at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel...

2017 second hottest year on record: WMO

This year is set to be the second hottest year on record and one of the three hottest years till...

Traffic jam affects job satisfaction: Study

A recent study by the University of West England Bristol has found that a 20-minute increase in commute time affects...

Bestselling author apologises over use of 'mongolism'

A bestselling author has recalled 20,000 copies of her new book, which used the term "mongolism" to describe Down's syndrome....

Melania Trump visits pearl boutique in Japan

While her husband chased golf balls with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Japan’s premier course, US first lady Melania Trump...

IFIC Bank arranges painting festival for children

IFIC Bank Limited recently organised a painting festival for children of its officials and employees. About 150 children participated in...

Three receive Sheltech Awards

Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury Saturday received “Sheltech Award 2017”. Renowned artist Professor Rafiqun Nabi (Ranabi) also received the award...

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions - part of his model train collection. The...

Scientists find new species of Orangutan

Scientists who have been puzzling for years over the genetic "peculiarity" of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have...

Man wakes up next to unusual guest

A man in a remote tribal village in the eastern Indian state of Orissa woke up to find an unexpected...

Pakistan man gets prison sentence over polygamy

A Pakistan court on Wednesday jailed a man for six months for marrying a second woman without his wife's permission....

High time to celebrate Movember in BD!

Movember, or No Shave November, is the annual event celebrated on the month of November to raise awareness on men’s...

Australia bans Uluru climbing

Climbing on Uluru, one of Australia's top tourist destinations, will be banned from October 2019, local authorities have confirmed.  ...

When python tries to swallow 'petrified' parrot

A pet parrot in Singapore has been rescued from the jaws of death, after its owners discovered a huge python...

Outcry over Russian teenage model's death

A Chinese modelling agency has denied claims that a Russian teenage model it represented died from overwork. Vlada Dzyuba, 14,...

Envoys visit Beximco Industrial Park

Dhaka-based ambassadors and their spouses from Denmark, Switzerland, Turkey, Singapore, Australia, E.U, Brazil, Russia and Morocco visited Beximco Industrial Park...

Paul Newman's Rolex sells for record $17.8m

A Rolex watch belonging to the late Hollywood star Paul Newman has sold for a record price at auction in...

Japan teen 'forced to dye hair black' for school

A Japanese teenager is suing the government of Osaka, saying her public high school repeatedly forced her to dye her...

US sailors rescued after five months adrift

Two US yachtswomen and their two dogs have been rescued by the US Navy after spending nearly five months adrift...

'Ichthyosaur' fossil discovered for first time

Scientists in India have discovered a 152 million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur - an extinct marine reptile - in the...

Dog mauls Australian woman to death

An Australian woman was brutally mauled to death by her own dog at her residence in Australia’s Canberra. The animal...

Einstein’s theory of happiness fetches $1.5m

Advice on two notes written by Albert Einstein describing his theory for happy living has been sold at an auction...

Canadian man fined for singing 'too loud'

A Canadian man is contesting a C$149 (US$118) ticket for "screaming in a public place" after being caught singing in...

CO2 rise ‘will affect all sea life’

All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a...

Titanic victim's final letter sold at $166,000

A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction...

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. Julien’s Auctions...

'Neruda did not die of cancer'

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of prostate cancer, forensic experts have said. The Nobel Laureate was said to...

IBBL awards scholarship to underprivileged meritorious students FE Online Report

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, as a part of its ongoing programme, awarded scholarships to 1500 underprivileged meritorious students on Friday....

Airline sued for not serving champagne

A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against Sunwing Airlines for promising a champagne service and instead serving sparkling wine....

George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize

American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, “Lincoln...

Genetically optimised corn to be more nutritious, may revolutionise agriculture

Scientists at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Chinas Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences have come up with a way...

Man-eater Indian tigress dies after being electrocuted

A tigress that killed four people in the west Indian state of Maharashtra died on Saturday, days after a court...

Spider monkey arrives unexpectedly at Britain's Chester Zoo

A tiny spider monkey has arrived at England's Chester Zoo, surprising zookeepers. They revealed Saturday how they spotted the newborn...

Couple heads to court over lotto jackpot fight

All may be fair in love and war, but love and money? That's up for the courts to decide. A...

Australian court accepts dead man’s unsent text as valid will

A court in Australia has accepted an unsent, draft text message on a dead man's mobile phone as an official...

White tiger cubs kill zoo keeper in India

An animal keeper at a national park in southern India has been attacked and killed by two rare young white...

Leopard caught after 36-hour hunt in Suzuki factory

Wildlife officials in India have caught a leopard nearly 36 hours after it was first spotted in a car factory....

Mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son

A mother in the US state of Michigan has been sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused a...

Demi Lovato thanks Bangladesh

Demi Lovato, a US singer, songwriter, and actress, has thanked her Bangladeshi fans, as her album "Tell Me You Love...

Chinese bowl sets $38m auction record

A 1,000-year-old bowl from China's Song Dynasty has sold at auction in Hong Kong for almost US$38m (£28m) - a...

Myanmar beauty queen 'dethroned over Rohingya video'

A Burmese beauty queen has claimed she was stripped of her pageant title over a video she made on the...

Australian teen crushed by gym weights

An Australian teenager has died after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at a gym. Ben Shaw, 15, was attempting to...

UN humanitarian chief, UNICEF executive director due tomorrow

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake arrive here...

Air France plane engine fails over Atlantic

An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles was forced to make a sudden diversion when it lost part...

Confce on financial inclusion begins in Vietnam Oct 3

A two-day conference on financial inclusion begins at Ha Noi, Vietnam October 3 aiming to enhance the capacity of policy...

NCC Bank arranges '69th Foundation Training Course'

NCC Bank arranged  '69th Foundation Training Course' for its officers at NCC Bank Training Institute recently. Chairman of the Bank...

Georgetown bank teller stole $185,000 from homeless customer

    A 29-year-old bank teller stole more than $185,000 from a homeless customer who tried to deposit a garbage...

US mom jailed after leaving kids for European jaunt

An Iowa mother who left her four young children alone to go on an 11-day European trip was jailed on...

Tsunami drives species 'army' across Pacific to US coast

Scientists have detected hundreds of Japanese marine species on US coasts, swept across the Pacific by the deadly 2011 tsunami....

Carrot-coloured sports car tempts donkey

A German court will decide on Thursday whether the owner of a donkey which tried to snack on a sports...

Rain brings relief to Dhaka dwellers

Moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm swept over different parts of the capital on Wednesday morning brought a little relief to...

Panda's natural habitat 'shrinking'

Despite signs that numbers of giant pandas are rising, suitable habitat has shrunk, according to satellite data. The forests where...

“Mystery of Great Pyramid” may be solved

The researchers have said by proving from the new evidence that the ancient Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramid at Giza...

Scientists discovered world's smallest squirrel

Indonesian scientists have found the world's smallest squirrel in Borneo rain forest in the central parts of the country, reports...

Saudi allows women into stadium for first time

Saudi Arabia is celebrating the 87th anniversary of its foundation this weekend with a big programme of concerts and performances,...

Rubens' Duke of Buckingham 'found' after 400 years

A 'lost' portrait by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens has been rediscovered after almost 400 years.   The 17th century...

World's richest woman dead at 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L'Oreal, has died aged 94, her family confirmed on Thursday.   A statement...

Adoption trade: Sri Lanka admits 'baby farms'

Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption...

British cyclist pedals around world in 78 days

Mark Beaumont, a British cyclist, has smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a...

BRAC Bank employees donate one day’s salary

The employees of BRAC Bank Limited stood beside thousands of flood affected people across the country. The employees of the...

Hong Kong man dies at haunted house attraction

A 21-year-old has died after reportedly being struck by a mechanical object while walking through a haunted house attraction in...

Koala survives 16 km trip on car wheel axle

A koala has been released into the wild in Australia after recovering from a 16km (10-mile) car journey clinging to...

Local cautionary signal 3 at maritime ports

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no three....

Experts uncover 30 words 'lost' from English language

Experts believe snout-fair, dowsabel and percher are among 30 "lost" words which are still in current use, reports BBC.   ...

Indian manuscript has earliest recorded origin of zero symbol

Carbon dating shows an ancient Indian manuscript has the earliest recorded origin of the zero symbol, reports BBC.    ...

FT reporter killed in Sri Lanka crocodile attack

A young journalist at the Financial Times (FT) was dragged into a river and killed by a crocodile whilst holidaying...

Basi, world’s oldest panda, dead at 37

The world's oldest captive giant panda has died, according to her keepers in China's south-eastern Fuzhou province.   At 37,...

CCIFB hosts farewell reception

President of France-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCIFB) and members of the Executive Committee of CCIFB hosted a dinner...

Sharapova wakes up early, drinks lot of water

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova starts every day at 6:30am "I like to wake up early. I like to...

UAE’s Etisalat launches new app-centric mobile brand Swyp

UAE mobile operator Etisalat has launched a new mobile service targeting young people in the country.     While not...

India doctors remove seven teeth from infant

Doctors in the western Indian state of Gujarat have successfully extracted seven teeth from a one-month old infant, reports BBC....

In-laws fly to Florida to ‘beat son’s wife’

An Indian couple flew 8,000 miles to help "discipline" their daughter-in-law, police in Florida have alleged, reports BBC.   Jasbir...

Prince William, Kate expecting third child

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their third child, their office said on Monday after the Duchess...

NCC Bank donates Tk 30m to PM's Relief & Welfare Fund

NCC Bank recently donated Taka  30 million to Prime Minister's Relief & Welfare Fund for the flood-affected people as part...

Trump’s policies worry Hajj pilgrims

Even at Islam’s holiest sites and during the most sacred time of year for Muslims, some people cannot stop talking...

Journalists pay last respect to Saleh Chowdhury

Journalists on Saturday paid rich tributes to senior journalist and freedom fighter Saleh Chowdhury as his body was kept at...

bKash donates Tk 5.0m for flood-affected people

bKash Limited, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country has donated Tk 5.0 million to the Prime Minister’s...

Charlotte loves dancing like Diana

The British royal family boasts quite the number of unexpected talents, from Prince William’s mastery of polo to Kate Middleton’s...

Emirates cancels Houston flights due to heavy floods

Emirates has confirmed that its flights to Houston on Thursday, August 31 and Friday, September 1 have been cancelled due...

Ottawa probes Air Transat flights’ delay

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is holding an inquiry into two Air Transat flights held on the tarmac at Ottawa...

Eid-ul-Azha prayer at Nurani Jame Mosque

The Eid-ul-Azha prayer at Nurani Jame Mosque at Luxmibazar of Old Dhaka will be held at 8:00am, said a press...

Eid-ul-Azha prayer at Miya Saheber Maidan Khanka Sharif Jame Mosque

The Eid-ul-Azha prayer at Miya Saheber Maidan Khanka Sharif Jame Mosque at Luxmibazar of Old Dhaka will be held at...

Spain’s messy 'Tomatina' fight

More than 20,000 revellers threw 160 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other in Spain on Wednesday in an epic,...

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a...

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna dies

Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna has died. He was 82. His manager Matt Sherman said that Bologna died on Sunday in...

World's oldest man dies in Israel aged 113

The world's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor who was set to turn 114 next month, died Friday at his hometown...

Ctg tax office buys boat for officials to commute

The authorities of Chittagong Tax Zone-4 have bought a boat for its officials to commute through waist-deep water on streets...

Abinta Kabir foundation office opens

Abinta Kabir Foundation office was inaugurated at capital’s Pragoti Shorani recently. Diplomats, academicians and other dignitaries were also present on...

germany downplays turkish threat to quit paris deal

Germany has played down a threat from Turkey to abandon the Paris climate accord amid fears that countries could start...

adam west tv batman actor dies at 88

Adam West, the US actor best known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, has died aged...

21 areas of dhaka city most risky for chikungunya

A total of 23 areas of Dhaka city have been identified as the most risky for chikungunya disease, a report...

Child’s teeth can predict risk of autism?

A recently conducted study establishes a link between children's teeth and risk of autism. According to the study - which...

Huge iceberg on verge of breaking away from Antarctic shelf

A big crack in a giant Antarctica ice shelf has grown by 17 kms in a week and is now...

humans ushering in the 6th mass extinction of life on earth

LONDON: Humans are bringing about the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth, according to scientists writing in a special...