Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near...

WDCD will be observed on June 17

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) will be observed worldwide on June 17 with the focus on sustainable land...

Moroccans break Ramadan fast on beach with song, dance, food

In Morocco's capital, the beach is a favourite place during the holy month of Ramadan. Waves lap in a steady...

Mysterious deaths of Africa's oldest trees baffle scientists

A tree regarded as the icon of the African savannah is dying in mysterious circumstances. International scientists have discovered that...

Afghans shopping online ditching bombs

Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual...

Beckhams donate royal wedding outfits

David and Victoria Beckham are donating their royal wedding outfits to raise money for victims of the Manchester bombing. Twenty-two...

Auctioneer sells Van Gogh early landscape for €7.0m

An early landscape painting by Vincent Van Gogh has sold for €7 million (£6.2 million; $8.3 million) at an auction...

Int'l seminar on ICC and Rohingya crisis on June 4

An international seminar titled “Accountability: The International Criminal Court and the Rohingya Crisis” will be held on June 4 at...

The price for lunch with Warren Buffett: $3,300,100

An anonymous bidder has agreed to pay $3,300,100 at auction to have a private lunch with Warren Buffett, the billionaire...

Thailand to send stinky fruit to space

Imagine being trapped in a spaceship with the world's smelliest fruit. Thailand's space research agency has just announced plans to...

Why peaceful Sweden is preparing for war?

Over the last two weeks, every household in Sweden received a booklet of instructions on how to prepare for war....

French billionaire Serge Dassault passes away

French entrepreneur and politician Serge Dassault has died at the age of 93, his family has said. Mr Dassault led...

NZ to kill 0.15m cows to end bacterial disease

New Zealand plans to slaughter about 0.15 million cows aiming to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national...

Moon walking astronaut Alan Bean dies at 86

Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas aged...

Forced marriage puts mother in jail in UK

A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to marry an older man was jailed for four...

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85

One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker...

McDonald's faces sexual harassment complaints from its workers

Ten workers at McDonald's fast food franchises in the US have filed complaints of sexual harassment against the firm. The...

Inmates experience prison without guards or weapons in Brazil

On the first day in her new cell, Tatiane Correia de Lima did not recognise herself. "It was weird to...

Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals from five continents

Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 churchmen from five continents to the rank of cardinal, picking candidates...

Fish farming in the Sahara

In a corner of his sprawling farm, Milouda Mohammed proudly unveiled his latest venture - a pond full of catfish...

Mountain lion kills US cyclist, mauls another

US wildlife officers in Washington state have shot dead a mountain lion that killed a cyclist and mauled another. The...

Sbarro's 'Ramadan Unlimited Pizza' campaign begins

American Franchise Pizza Chain Sbarro Bangladesh Thursday announced unlimited pizza as exciting Iftar menu for the month of Ramadan. Like...

Rajshahi school brings hope for slum children

Antor, a 10-year-old boy shares his dreams and struggle to study just like any other children. Not long ago, it...

Kochipata celebrates founding anniversary

Kochipata, a magazine for children and juveniles, celebrated its first founding anniversary by awarding its junior writers and renowned personalities....

E-cigarette explosion leads to Florida man’s death

A US man died when a vape pen blew up and launched projectiles into his skull, found a post-mortem examination....

Rare blue diamond, with 300-year royal history, sells for $6.7m

A rare blue diamond that has spent the past 300 years in Europe's royal houses has been sold at auction...

69-year-old double amputee scales Mount Everest

A Chinese climber who was crippled by frostbite on Everest more than 40 years ago has scaled the summit at...

Hawaii braces for worse lava flows

The Kilauea volcano erupted on May 3, leaving the future of hundreds of people in Hawaii's Big Island uncertain. More...

US man faces $120m fine for making nuisance calls

A man has been fined a record-breaking $120m (£88m) for making more than 90 million automated marketing telephone calls in...

Rockefeller art auction fetches $646m on first night

A record-breaking sale of late billionaire David Rockefeller's private art collection has brought in over $646 million on its opening...

US boy wakes before doctors detach life support

A 13-year-old boy in the US state of Alabama regained consciousness just after his parents signed the paperwork to donate...

Candidate passes SSC exam writing without hands

Fighting great odds and overcoming seemingly insufferable obstacles, an SSC examinee secured a GPA of 3.61 in his exams writing...

Japan bullfighting now allows women into ring

A woman has been allowed to enter a Japanese traditional bullfighting ring for the first time after a ban was...

Doctors remove 132-pound tumour from woman’s abdomen

Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 132-pound tumour from a woman’s abdomen, and she is expected to...

UAE turning desert sand into farmland

Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari farms in some of the most extreme conditions in the world, at Al Ain, an oasis...

French museum discovers half of its collection are fake

A French museum dedicated to painter Étienne Terrus has discovered paintings it thought were by him are fakes. The Terrus...

1,500 new words added to Tibetan vocabulary

Nearly 1,500 new words and expressions have been added to the Tibetan vocabulary. A national committee on standardisation of the...

Archaeologists discover mass child sacrifice site in Peru

Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest single mass child sacrifice event in human history. More than 140 children...

Bangladeshi wins award for Asia’s largest tortoise conservation

Shahriar Caesar Rahman, a Bangladeshi conservation biologist specialising in reptiles, is one of the six who won the prestigious Whitely...

World’s only tropical-born polar bear dies

The only polar bear ever born in the tropics has died in Singapore of age-related ailments. "We have jointly made...

First Titanic menu fetches £100,000

A menu of the first meal ever served aboard the Titanic has fetched £100,000 at auction. The lunch, including consommé...

‘Diana would approve of Meghan’

Princess Diana would approve of her son Prince Harry’s marriage to US actress Meghan Markle, according to author Andrew Morton...

City cleanliness drive - what next?

It was a pulsating sight at the centre point of Dhaka city on Friday last when thousands of residents participated...

Reuters wins Pulitzers for Philippines, Myanmar coverage

Reuters won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for international reporting and photography while the New York Times and Washington Post shared...

Shark mauls surfer off Australia coast

A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both...

Multilogue on Rana Plaza tragedy on Tuesday

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) arranged a multilogue titled ‘Advancing Decent Work Agenda: Departure from Rana Plaza’ on Tuesday at the BRAC...

Coffee: Who grows, drinks and pays the most?

How do you like your coffee in the morning? From an Italian espresso to the Vietnamese ca phe trung, made...

Stolen Chagall painting to be returned decades after heist  

A Marc Chagall painting stolen from a New York couple’s home in 1988 will be returned to the family’s estate...

‘Use of Bangla, Bengali culture decreasing gradually’

Mentioning that celebration of Pahela Baishakh has increased over the years, Prominent Journalist Abdul Momen on Saturday said the use...

Rain likely Friday

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over Rangpur,...

Storm damages Taj Mahal minaret, dome

A minaret and dome at the royal gate of Taj Mahal were blown away in a strong storm at Agra,...

Book on socio-economics of Bangladesh launches today

A book titled ‘Socio-Economics of Bangladesh through the Decades’, written by Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Chairman and also an...

Australia jails woman for faking cancer

An Australian woman who faked having terminal cancer before scamming money from friends of her family has been jailed for...

UK Queen a distant relative of Prophet Muhammad?

Some British historians believe the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II is a descendant of Prophet Muhammad (SM), the founder of Islam....

Myth of the Indian vegetarian nation

What are the most common myths and stereotypes about what Indians eat? The biggest myth, of course, is that India...

Indian woman fights off tiger with stick

A young Indian woman named Rupali Meshram was lucky to survive, doctors say, after she fought off a tiger with...

Father finds daughter after 24-year search

A Chinese father has been reunited with his daughter after looking for her for 24 years. Wang Mingqing's tireless search...

Sri Lankan navy refloats British WW2 ship

A British passenger ship that sank after it was bombed in a Japanese air strike in World War Two has...

China’s ‘Hailong 11000’ completes first sea test

The unmanned submersible 'Hailong 11000' completed its first sea test in the western Pacific Ocean Friday. The submersible entered the...

Airline to let female crew wear trousers

Female cabin crew at Cathay Pacific have won a battle to scrap a rule forcing them to wear skirts. The...

How effective are earthquake warnings?

Earthquake early warning detection is more effective for minor quakes than major ones. This is according to a new study...

'Smoking' elephant in India puzzles scientists

A video of a wild elephant in India blowing out ash from a fire has baffled wildlife experts around the...

Pakistan gets first transgender news anchor

As the first transgender news anchor in Pakistan, Marvia Malik is proud to be at the forefront of changing attitudes...

Eating pizza at work enhances productivity: Study

According to a study, having the flat-rounded bread at work can boost your productivity levels. In a study led by...

Nine writers win ‘Citi - Anondo Alo Shahitto Puroshkar'2018

Citibank, N.A. Bangladesh announced the winners of ‘Citi- Anondo Alo Shahitto Puroshkar’ 2018 in a ceremony recently.  Citibank, N.A. Bangladesh...

‘King of Watches’ rejects Apple threat

One on the most powerful men in luxury retailing has said it is time to stop seeing smartwatch makers Apple...

Over 140 whales die after washing up on Australian beach

Only six whales have survived a mass stranding of pilot whales on the coast of Western Australia. About 150 of...

S Korea moves to stop people working late

The government in South Korea's capital is introducing a new initiative to force its employees to leave work on time...

Cover of Parvez Babul’s book unveiled

The cover of poet Parvez Babul’s book ‘Tumi Chhara Shunno Ami’ was unveiled on Wednesday. Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu,...

Paris considering free public transport

The mayor of Paris wants to make all public transport free in an effort to reduce air pollution, but faces...

5th Leadership Summit April 7

Bangladesh Brand Forum will hold the 5th edition of its flagship initiative Leadership Summit on  April 7, said a statement....

Last male northern white rhino dies

The world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died after suffering months from illness, his carers said. Sudan, who...

Steve Jobs resume fetches $174,000 at auction

A one-page job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflected the Apple founder’s technology...

Runner Group to pay tributes to three officials

Runner Group will pay tributes today (Monday) at 5.00 pm to three officials of the company, killed in the recent...

Clean-up campaign to remove 100 tonnes of waste from Everest

A clean-up campaign has begun at Mount Everest, aiming to airlift 100 tonnes of rubbish left behind by tourists and...

World's priciest chocolate on display in Portugal

The world’s most expensive chocolate went on display at a chocolate fair in Obidos in Portugal on Friday. Priced at...

Haor confce Sunday

A 'haor conference' will be held on Sunday in Sunamgonj aiming to frame policy guidelines for involving the people of...

Govt re-appoints Rupali Bank chairman

Mr. Monzur Hossain was re-appointed as chairman of Rupali Bank Ltd for three years. The ministry of finance issued an...

Asia's second-richest person Li Ka-Shing retires

Asia's second-richest person, Hong Kong's Li Ka-Shing, a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist is retiring from leading his...

Celebrated snake-handler dies of Cobra bite

A Malaysian man who became famous for his snake-handling skills has died after being bitten by a cobra. Abu Zarin...

YouTube prankster gets jail for ‘killing’ boyfriend

A US woman has been sentenced to six months in jail for shooting dead her boyfriend in a botched stunt...

Priyo.com opens doors to freelance writers

Priyo.com has created a new platform for all the creative Bengali writers by launching an initiative titled ‘Write and Earn’,...

Slovenia claims world's first blockchain monument

The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins crypto-currencies took centre stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia,...

bKash provides 38,000 books to support book reading campaign

bKash Limited, the leading Mobile Financial Service provider in the country will provide around 38,000 books to Bishwo Shahitto Kendro...

Ancient shark’s tooth goes missing from Australian park

A tooth that belonged to an ancient giant shark has been stolen from a World Heritage Site in Australia, authorities...

Seminar on inter-religious harmony held

An international seminar on"Inter-Religious Harmony and Banglar Rumi Syed Ahmadul Huq" was held in Kolkata recently to discuss how the universal...

HSBC calls to ‘press for progress’ towards gender parity

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in Bangladesh celebrated International Women’s Day 2018 by hosting an event titled ‘Celebrating...

Photo exhibition by EBL employees begins

A 3‑day exhibition featuring 41 photographs by Eastern Bank employees began at Drik Gallery of Dhanmondi Sunday. Zunaid Ahmed Palak,...

BAT Bangladesh wins Most Female-Friendly Org Award

British American Tobacco Bangladesh received the Most Female-Friendly Organisation Award under one of the Freedom Sanitary Napkin Inspiring Women Award...

US nightclub loses license over horse stunt

A nightclub in Miami in the south-eastern United States has lost its licence after a scantily clad woman rode a...

ONE Bank observes Women's Day

ONE Bank celebrated the International Women's Day at the Bank's Corporate Head office recently. All female employees of CHQ along...

Jamuna Bank Foundation provides free medical services

Jamuna Bank Foundation recently organised a medical service camp at Umme Kulsum Rowshon Jahan Hafizia Madrasha, Konabakhail, (Pechpara) Trishal, Mymensingh....

China dominates self-made woman rich list

China has once again dominated a list of global self-made woman billionaires. The top four women in the report by...

Mercantile Bank observes Women's Day

Mercantile Bank Limited has celebrated International Women’s Day. A gala event was organised to celebrate the day at a city...

Burger-flipping robot takes break to get an upgrade

Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break...

MTB celebrates Women's Day

Like in the previous years, Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) celebrated the International Women’s Day 2018 on Thursday at MTB...

Canada's homeless piano player dies at 46

The death of a homeless man who played piano on the street has struck a chord with many in the...

McDonald's to offer burgers with fresh beef

Fast food chain McDonald's has started offering fresh beef in burgers sold at its US restaurants. McDonald's is looking to...

Standard Bank hails BB Deputy Governor

Mr Mamun-Ur-Rashid, Managing Director & CEO of Standard Bank Limited congratulated Mr Ahmed Jamal at his office on being appointed...

Perth family finds oldest message in bottle

A Perth family has found the world's oldest known message in a bottle, almost 132 years after it was thrown...

15 to be new legal age for consensual sex in France

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would...

Explorers discover lost WWII aircraft carrier after 76 years

Billionaire explorer discovers sunken US WWII aircraft carrier The wreck of a US aircraft carrier that was sunk during World...

China official injured as she goes to catch falling girl

A traffic official in China is recovering in hospital after suffering head injuries as she caught a child who fell...

Asia Clean Energy Forum begins Tuesday in Tokyo

A three-day Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF), arranged by ADBI begins in Tokyo Tuesday to help public officials keep up...

Gandhi’s letter on Jesus up for sale

A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi about Jesus Christ is being put up for sale in the US. The letter,...

SBARRO announces discount on Pasta

American Pizza Franchise-SBARRO has announced Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer on its item, Pasta. The offer will give pasta...

Sled dog race in Alaska begins amid storm of troubles

The 46th running of Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday amid the most turbulent year ever...

Great Kabab Factory offers discount to EBL cardholders

Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) and SR Group inked an agreement in Dhaka recently. Under the agreement, EBL cardholders will enjoy...

99-year-old swimmer smashes world record

A 99-year-old Australian swimmer appears to have smashed a world record for his age group in the 50m freestyle, according...

'Oldest tattoo' on 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies

Researchers have discovered the oldest figurative tattoos in the world on two 5,000-year-old mummies from Egypt. The illustrations are of...

Lion mauls woman to death in South African lodge

A woman has been mauled to death by a lioness at a private game reserve north of South Africa's administrative...

Woman discovers venomous snake in child’s lunchbox

A woman has discovered a highly venomous snake in her child's lunchbox in Australia. The juvenile snake was spotted in...

Mexico seizes Chihuahua governor's buffaloes

Prosecutors have seized four ranches belonging to César Duarte, the fugitive former governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Mr...

Sloth bear strays into locality, injures 10

A sloth bear strayed into a locality in Bhopal, the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, triggering panic and wounding...

Indian groom dies unwrapping wedding gift!

A newly married Indian man and his grandmother have been killed after a wedding gift they were unwrapping exploded. Police...

France finds stolen painting after eight years

French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after...

US radio presenter gives birth on air

A US morning radio show presenter has given birth on air during her show. Cassiday Proctor, a weekday morning presenter...

Seas to rise about a metre even if climate goals are met

Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 metres (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end...

Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance in the front row at a fashion catwalk on Tuesday where she watched...

Saudi Arabia to host first fashion week next month

Saudi Arabia is going to host its first-ever fashion week in Riyadh next month, from March 26 to 31. Designers...

Japan man wins custody of 13 surrogate children

A Bangkok court has awarded paternity rights to a Japanese man over 13 babies he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers....

Japan plans world's tallest wooden skyscraper

A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041. Sumitomo...

Terracotta theft: Chinese anger over stolen warrior thumb

Chinese authorities have demanded "severe punishment" for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on...

Imran Khan weds for third time

Pakistan’s flamboyant cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has married Bushra Maneka, a respected Pir [faith healer] in Pakpattan, in "a simple ceremony"...

UCB conducts certification ceremony for newly-joined POs

United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB) recently arranged a certification ceremony for the newly- joined Probationary Officers. A total of 52...

Six-year-old asks NASA to make Pluto a planet again

Cara Lucy O'Connor has a concern. Pluto used to be one of the nine planets in the solar system, and...

Fourth part of graphic novel on Bangabandhu comes out

The fourth edition of a graphic novel series on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was launched at the Amar Ekushey Book...

Hidden painting behind Picasso masterpiece!

Researchers in the US have used a new scanning technique to discover a painting underneath one of Pablo Picasso's great...

Man completes 20,000-mile pub adventure

A man has driven a sports car across 21 countries, starting at the most northerly pub in the world and...

21 dolphins die after attack by 'rival gang'

At least twenty-one dolphins were killed and washed up on a beach in northern Mexico after attack by another species...

Sabyasachi apologises for ‘saree’ remark

Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has apologised after facing backlash over his comment on Indian women who do not know...

Train makes special stop for one girl

About two years ago, the heartwarming story of a remote train station in Japan keeping its doors open for a...

Hospital finally releases baby after bill paid

A mother has spoken of her relief after a private clinic in Gabon finally released her baby, who was held...

Book Fair draws huge crowd on Pahela Falgun

Thousands of people flocked to the Ekushey Book Fair on the first day of Spring, on Tuesday, to siege the...

Radio gives voice to marginalised: UN secy gen

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said radio can unite and empower communities and give voice to the marginalised. "Radio reaches...

Dry cleaner mix-up: Woman finds wedding dress after 32 years

An Ohio woman had given up hope of seeing her wedding dress again after a dry cleaner mix-up three decades...

A dream comes true finally

It was 1960 when she left her motherland and travelled to Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) to pursue humanitarian work as...

CUHK explores dating tactics

One of the most elusive dating tactics since the beginning of time has to be 'playing hard to get'. Prior...

Sun to be cooler by 2050, study tells

The sun might be unusually cool by 2050, according to a new study. Based on the cooling spiral of recent...

Musical show at Pakistan High Commission

The High Commission of Pakistan, Dhaka Saturday organised a musical night at its chancery in the city in memory of...

Tokyo school plans to adopt ‘expensive’ Armani uniforms

A public elementary school in Tokyo’s upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents’ eyebrows with a plan to adopt...

Man punches, kicks bear for attacking his puppy

A Maine man says he punched and kicked a 150-pound bear, scaring it away after it attacked his puppy in...

Simple sketch helps police identify suspect

Police say an extremely simple sketch helped investigators identify a suspect in a theft from a Pennsylvania farmers market. Lancaster...

Woman dies while posing for selfies on train tracks

A woman has been killed while taking a selfie with a friend on a train track in Thailand. A friend...

Asteroid to swoosh pass by Earth on Friday

An asteroid, estimated to be between 15 and 30 metres in size, will safely pass by Earth on Friday, NASA...

Robin Williams' death linked to rise in copycat suicides

Suicide rates in the United States spiked almost 10 percent following the death in 2014 of actor Robin Williams, and...

Man ‘steals’ wife’s kidney over dowry failure

An Indian woman has accused her husband of stealing one of her kidneys as her family failed to meet the...

Colleagues donate hours to help man with sick son

Employees of a German company donated almost 3,300 hours in overtime so a colleague could look after his son with...

Mothers accuse nursery of ‘waxing children's eyebrows’

A nursery in the north-western US state of Washington is under investigation after two mothers claimed their children's eyebrows were...

Japan's Princess postpones marriage

Japan’s Princess Mako will postpone her wedding to commoner Kei Komuro to 2020 until after her grandfather Emperor Akihito abdicates...

UK to remove 'anti-homeless' bench bars

Bournemouth Borough Council of England has said it will remove "anti-homeless" bars from benches after receiving "extensive feedback". Protestors including...

Stonehenge tunnel plan ‘risks destroying’ Ice Age site

Construction of a tunnel past Stonehenge could destroy an Ice Age archaeological site, experts have warned. Blick Mead, close to...

Spain decodes King Ferdinand's secret code

A 500-year-old secret code used in letters between one of Spain's most famous monarchs and a military commander has been...

Goose knocks hunter unconscious

A dead goose that fell out of sky, knocked a hunter unconscious at Easton in the state of Maryland, a...

Anonymous philanthropist makes $5.0m donation in bitcoin

An anonymous benefactor has donated $5 million in bitcoin to the California-based Open Medicine Foundation, the non-profit research organisation said...

Robot makes coffee at new cafe in Japan’s capital

Japan has a new cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista. The robot named...

India principal 'puts students through trial by fire'

Police in India have lodged a complaint against a school principal after she allegedly forced 13 pupils to hold their...

Lonely gannet Nigel dies next to replica mate

Nigel "no mates", a lonely New Zealand gannet who lived his life on the edge of the cliffs of an...

Couple exchange vows in bathroom

A New Jersey couple exchanged vows between toilet stalls and hand towels in a bizarre wedding ceremony. Brian Schulz, 26,...

Women help to propel boom beauty makeover industry in BD

Female beauticians and cosmetologists are no more a new concept in Bangladesh. An increasing section of middle-class women in the...

Amateur makes contact with long-lost NASA satellite

NASA confirmed an incredible discovery Tuesday - that an amateur radio astronomer, on the hunt for a classified government satellite,...

1,300-year-old Christian Cross to go on Cambridge display

A rare Anglo-Saxon cross buried with the body of a teenage girl is to go on display near to where...

Zara sells lungi lookalike at £69!

Fashion famously comes in cycles and things once considered past it can make a surprise appearance on the runway. Now,...

Airline bars woman from carrying 'peacock' aboard

A female traveller was recently banned from taking a large "emotional-support peacock" on board a United Airlines flight, it has...

Blue moon, supermoon, lunar eclipse - all in one week!

The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week. On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see...

'Unsolvable' maths question baffles China students

An apparently unsolvable exam question on a Chinese maths paper has left both students and social media stumped. Primary school...

UK prison pays pub worker £10,000 in error

A pub worker has been paid at least £10,000 for his "job" at Nottingham Prison - despite never working there....

First British crosses Bangla Channel

British journalist Becky Horsbrugh became the first British citizen to cross the 16-kilometre Bangla Channel – from Teknaf to St...

One of world's oldest gorillas dies at US park

Vila, one of the world's oldest gorillas has died at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California in the United...

Man’s quest for perfect selfie ends up in train hit

A self-filmed video of a man who was hit by a Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train in Hyderabad, India, has...

Cyclonic storm landfalls in Bangladesh, West Bengal

Recurrent cyclonic storms in the Bay of Bengal inflict massive losses on the coastal regions of Bangladesh and India. Information...

Scientists recreate face of 9000-year-old teen girl

The last time anyone looked on Dawn’s face was 9,000 years ago. Now the teenager can be seen again, after...

Dead Buddhist monk 'smiles' two months after being buried

Incredible images show a 'smiling' deceased Buddhist monk being exhumed by his dedicated followers- two months after he died. Revered...

Kiwis introduce unique knitting movement

A New Zealander has kicked off a knitting movement inspired by the news that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pregnant....

Pilots face suspension over cockpit fight

India's aviation regulator has barred two pilots who fought inside the cockpit from flying for five years. The pilots involved...

Venice eatery charges €1,100 for steak meal!

The mayor of Venice has pledged action after a group of Japanese tourists claimed a restaurant handed them a bill...

1st death anniversary of Behrouze Ispahani today

Today (Tuesday) is the first death anniversary of Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani, the late Chairman of Ispahani Group. He passed...

83-year-old remarries wife with Alzheimer

For the last seven days Pabitra Nandi has been micro-managing every detail of their wedding, exactly how he did five...

MTB hands over blankets to Cadet College Club

Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB), as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, has recently donated blankets for distribution...

Panda couple finds new home in Finland

A panda couple has been flown to Finland from China through climate neutral transportation. DHL Global Forwarding, the air and...

Man suffers injury after 95 kg boy jumps on him

A British man suffered neck injury after a boy weighing over 95 kg jumped on as he came down a...

Couple ‘tired of living’ wishes to die together

An elderly Indian couple has written to the President’s office, seeking permission for “active euthanasia”, where a person is killed,...

British Airways hauls 'drunk' pilot off plane

A pilot was taken off a flight from Gatwick Airport after fears were raised he was drunk. The British Airways...

9-day Pitha Festival at Shilpakala from Tuesday

A nine-day National Pitha Festival 2018 will begin on Tuesday on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy here with a...

Heroic pigeon Mary to get reward for bravery

A carrier pigeon that successfully collected top secret messages from France during World War Two is getting a blue plaque....

Macau police go after casino dealer over $6m theft

Police in Macau have said they are looking for a casino dealer who allegedly stole more than 47m Hong Kong...

India mother fatally sets son ablaze

The Chathannur police of India on Thursday arrested Jayamol on charges of murdering her 14-year-old son Jithu Job on the...

Man stops wife’s night out making bomb hoax calls

A jealous husband phoned false bomb alerts into a pub to try and stop his wife having a night out,...

Man sues travel agency over pool injury

A holidaymaker is suing Jet2holidays after a boy jumped on to him in a pool. Graham Hyde, 44, says he...

Mother, son drown while taking selfie

A 30-year-old woman and her five-year-old son drowned in a river in Odisha's Rayagada district of India during a selfie...

Study denies ‘mythical’ cause of quake

A new analysis denies the popular beliefs that large earthquakes tend to happen during certain phases of the moon or...

UK appoints minister for loneliness

A new minister has been appointed in the UK to help tackle the loneliness endured by an estimated nine million...

Singer, BRAC launch jt drive to train 5000 underprivileged women

SINGER Bangladesh Limited and BRAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for launching a joint project – ‘Abolombon’. A total...

Man talks with police 9 years after death!

The members of the special police establishment Lokayukta in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh seem to have paranormal powers....

Milkshake duck: Macquarie Dictionary's word of the year

Defeated by "youthquake" to be Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year, "milkshake duck" has - perhaps fittingly - won some...

Indian tea seller couple globetrotting

While a million of people around the world quit their passions every day, an elderly couple from Indian state of...

Inner Wheel BD holds District conference

Inner Wheel Bangladesh, a women's voluntary service organisation, arranged its 4th Annual District Conference at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden...

UK millionaire’s dream to be Bollywood singer

Jasbir Wouhra, a millionaire businessman in the United Kingdom, dreams of a different sort of success - he wants to...

Florida man claims $451m jackpot

A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get $282 million at once...

Researchers catch monster black hole unleashes 'double burp'

Astronomers have caught a massive black hole letting out a "double burp" after binging on hot gas. When cosmic gas...

Across the Borders: The grieves of refuge

India is home to nearly 3 lakh refugees from 30 countries including our neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan...

Snow falls in Sahara desert

Snow has fallen in the Sahara, covering desert dunes in a layer up to 40cm deep. Snow started falling on...

Festival of artistes with disabilities in S’pore Mar 22-25

Singapore will host True Colours Festival, an Asia Pacific celebration of artistes with disabilities, from March 22-25. Some 20 exceptionally...

Butterfly on earth for 200m years!

Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years. Scientists...

Green turtle may become extinct, scientists fear

A new report on Tuesday claimed that green sea turtles in Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be in danger of...

Illegal guns turned into headphones!

Sweden's Yevo Labs has unveiled a set of wireless headphones that incorporate metal made from seized illegal guns. The charging...

Portuguese parents encourage kids to smoke!

The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry...

Sydney swelters through hottest December night in 148 years

Sydney residents sweltered through the city’s second hottest night on record and its hottest December night in 148 years, with...

UK airport bars could face hours limit

Restrictions on the sale of alcohol at UK airports could be introduced in an effort to reduce the number of...

Van Damme kicks MMA fighter in the face

Just before Christmas, former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt relayed the wonderful story of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s visit to Team...

UK court fines restaurant over wooden serving boards

A restaurant has been fined £50,000 by magistrates for serving food on wooden boards. Birmingham City Council says the wooden...

Airplane pilots fight after take-off

A Jet Airways flight with 324 passengers on board suddenly found itself in a bizarre situation as the captain and...

Outrage in Japan after TV show features blackface

A Japanese TV programme has sparked accusations of racism and cultural insensitivity after a comedian painted his face to impersonate...

Rhino attack leaves zookeeper seriously hurt

A zookeeper has been flown to Canberra Hospital for treatment after being attacked by a rhino at a Zoo in...

‘Upset by hair loss’, techie commits suicide

A 27-year-old software engineer committed suicide in Madurai on Sunday as he was frustrated over a hair fall problem, police...

New technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made...

Marriage proposal that warms the heart

Extreme cold didn’t get in the way of a heartwarming proposal on an icy mountainside. Josh Darnell, 31, of Londonderry,...

Thai court jails conman for 13,275 years

A Thai court has sentenced a fraudster to more than 13,000 years in prison. Pudit Kittithradilok, 34, admitted running a...

Myanmar frees drone-flying journalists

Two foreign journalists, an interpreter and a driver jailed for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament have been released, the...

Trump atop ‘Most Dangerous People on Internet’

For the third year in a row, Donald Trump tops the list of world's most dangerous online person. In just...

Indian national graduates in economics at 98!

A 98-year-old Indian citizen, Raj Kumar Vaishya, has passed the MA (economics) examination from Patna's Nalanda Open University (NOU) with...

Cop punches through frozen pond to rescue boy

A US police officer has told how he broke through the ice on a frozen pond and jumped in to...

Crocodile pays surprise visit to Melbourne street

Australian police are looking for the owner of a small crocodile found wandering the streets of Melbourne on Christmas Day....

$284b electricity bill stuns woman

An electricity bill for more than $284 billion left a woman in the US state of Pennsylvania stunned... until she...

Pollution driving guest birds out of JU

Each year as winter descends lakes on the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus play host to hundreds of migratory birds, who...

Panama’s hat gets UNESCO recognition

Cultural authorities at UNESCO have recognised the artisans of Panama for their distinctive woven hats. No, not those hats; the...

Why Indian minister carrying telephone in Parliament?

Indian Union Minister Prakash Javadekar was captured in camera using a landline-receiver in order to avoid the harmful radiation released...

Indian man smashes 122 coconuts in a minute

Abheesh P Dominic, a man of India's Kerala, broke open over a hundred coconuts with his bare hand to set...

‘Love Hospital’ that separates spouses from their lovers

A new industry has emerged in China, helping husbands and wives to separate their unfaithful spouses from their lovers. It...

Baby girl receives 65 stitches after raccoon attack

A baby girl has been attacked in her room by a raccoon in the US city of Philadelphia, her family...

Deadly fungal disease poses global threat to snakes

A potentially deadly fungal disease poses a significant threat to snakes all over the world, new research suggests. The pathogen,...

Archaeologists discover 8,000 year old village site

Archaeologists recently discovered ruins of an 8,000-year old village in Huade County, northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The Simagou...

Penguins date back 14,600 years: Study

A study by Chinese scientists in East Antarctica has shown that penguins existed in the region 14,600 years ago, 6,000...

Australian submarine found after 103 years

The wreck of Australia's first naval submarine has been found after a 103-year search. The HMAS AE-1 was the first...

China to turn Panda poo into tissue paper

China's giant pandas are a top tourist draw, a tool for soft diplomacy - and now, a source of tissue...

Woman dies from pet dogs’ bite

Police in rural Virginia, southeastern US state, have released disturbing details about a woman who they say was brutally mauled...

Dead sharks wash up on Iranian island

Hundreds of dead sharks have been found washed up on the shores of Iran's Shif island. Some fishermen catch the...

65 journalists killed worldwide in 2017: RSF

Sixty-five journalists workers were killed around the world in 2017, according to the Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF). The RSF revealed...

Thousands gather in China to watch criminals get executed

Thousands of people crowded to a sports stadium in southern China to watch 10 people being sentenced to death – moments before they...

258m international migrants today: UN

An estimated 258 million people have left their birth countries and are now living in other nations — an increase...

Artist secures bail on daughter’s birthday

A Chinese artist who was arrested after posting videos about Beijing's controversial mass evictions has been released on bail, according...

Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai

Egypt has reopened an ancient library recently that's filled with a treasure trove of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at...

Japan’s baby panda makes debut appearance

A baby panda has made a special appearance before Tokyo's governor, a group of local schoolchildren and the media one...

Non-smokers more attractive than smokers: Study

Smokers  look  less attractive than non smokers, a new study has found. This theory was put to on the test...

Mammoth skeleton sells for €548,000

An ancient skeleton of a woolly mammoth has sold for €548,000 ($640,000) at auction in the French city of Lyon....

Court jails man for Genghis portrait stamping

A Chinese man has been jailed for a year for stamping on a portrait of Mongol ruler Genghis Khan, after...

Hijab-wearing law graduate denied call to bar

A Nigerian law graduate has been denied her call to the bar after insisting on wearing a hijab during the...

Bangladeshi photographers among top 10 Wikipedia competition

Two photos of Bangladeshi photographers have secured top ten places in Wikipedia’s ‘Wiki Loves Monuments’ competition. The two photos are...

Egypt discovers 3,500-year-old burial sites

Archeologists have uncovered four intact burial sites for children dating back to the 18th Pharaonic Dynasty, some 3,500 years ago,...

Another human foot washes up on Canadian shore

A British Columbia man made an unusual discovery while walking his dog along the coastline- the remains of a human...

Dying businessman throws 'end of life' party

A Japanese businessman diagnosed with terminal cancer has thrown a huge party to say thank you and goodbye. Satoru Anzaki...

Australian town plans 150th anniversary in wrong year

Plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary of an Australian town have hit a hurdle, after local authorities found they were...

NBL chairman's death anniv observed

A special prayer was offered Monday at ZH Sikder University of Science & Technology ground at Kartikpur in the district...

How’s about personal relationship in Asia?

2017 Prudential Relationship Index (PRI) reveals continued high levels of fulfilment in personal relationships across Asia. In order to gain...

Leopard strays into Mumbai pre-school

Residents of Sher-e-Punjab Colony in Mumbai’s Andheri (East) had an unexpected visitor on Sunday. A female sub-adult leopard moved around,...

UK gets highest mountain

Britain has a new tallest mountain. Mt Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the...

Over 1.1m candidates sit China's civil servant exam

More than 1.1 million people took the National Public Servant Exam in China Sunday, a leap from last year's 984,000,...

Archaeologists discover 3,500-year old tomb in Egypt

Egypt minister on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some...

Man ‘charged’ over rocket launcher snowman display

A 29-year-old man has been charged after a snowman holding a rocket launcher was painted on the window of a...

Italian man poisons 'impure' family members

Italian police have arrested a man who allegedly used a rat poison ingredient to kill members of his family because...

Memoir by Japanese WW2 emperor sold in auction

A memoir by former Japanese Emperor Hirohito about how his country entered World War Two has fetched $220,000 (£164,000) at...

China shuts down 'teaching women obedience' school

Chinese authorities have shut down an institute that was teaching women to be obedient and subordinate to men. The education...

Taiwan rainbow ‘lasts record-breaking 9 hours’

A rainbow may be a wondrous sight but for most people it’s also a fairly fleeting one. But last week,...

Sierra Leone’s peace diamond fetches $6.5m

A giant 709-carat diamond unearthed in Sierra Leone has sold at auction in New York for $6.5m (£4.8m). Laurence Graff,...

Hospital fires doctors for declaring newborn dead

A hospital in the Indian capital Delhi has fired two doctors for mistakenly declaring a newborn dead. The doctors at...

Jamuna Bank Foundation organises blood donation programme

Jamuna Bank Foundation has recently organised a voluntary blood donation programme at IDEB Bhaban, located at Kakrail area in the...

Bank Asia arranges blood donation event

Bank Asia organised a day-long blood donation programme on its office premises at Purana Paltan in the capital Dhaka recently...

‘Supermoon’ to light up Sunday’s skies

Skywatchers could catch a glimpse of a so-called "supermoon" - when the Moon appears larger and brighter in the sky...

Indian surgeons remove 72 coins from man’s stomach

A 50-year-old tribal from India's Maharashtra has been successfully operated upon by doctors to remove 72 coins that the man...

Dry weather likely over the country

Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country in next 24 hours till 6:00pm tomorrow (Sunday)....

New Jeddah waterfront open for visitors

Jeddah’s new waterfront is now open for visitors. The colossal project was officially inaugurated on Wednesday during a grand opening...

Man with stinky socks arrested

Police in India say they have arrested a man whose smelly socks caused a dispute between him and fellow passengers...

Dating in Delhi when you're poor

Anuradha starts her day washing dishes, cups and cutlery in Sarita Vihar, one of New Delhi’s more affluent neighbourhoods. It...

Sorry, yetis are just bears!

For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell...

Researchers discover Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site

Archaeologists believe they may have revealed the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain in 54BC. The discovery of...

Pigeon race occurring in Bangladesh

The oldest domestic bird pigeons were once used as message conveyers ,are used in racing filed in Bangladesh. Pigeons of...

Chinese boys under bus carriage, travel 80km to find parents

Pictures of two Chinese boys who travelled 80km (50 miles) in the undercarriage of a bus have sparked an online...

Amjhupi Nilkuthi bearing a false accusation of Plassey conspiracy

Amjhupi Nilkuthi, a famous or mostly known as notorious archaeological site established during the English reign, is situated at Meherpur,...

Pigeon racing in Bangladesh

The oldest domestic bird pigeons, once used as message conveyers, are now being used in racing filed in Bangladesh. "Pigeon...

How has the workplace changed in last decade

The world has seen a massive transformation in the last decade. New organisations, such as Google and Apple and new...

Dictionaries to include 6 year-old boy’s proposed word

Oxford Dictionaries says a six-year-old Victoria boy is on his way to getting his new word added to its Oxford...

StanChart launches new signature lounge at HSIA

                                                                                                                                    Standard Chartered has launched a new Signature Lounge at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka recently, said a statement. This...

UK Sailors to perform Changing the Guard

Sailors from the Royal Navy are to perform the Changing the Guard outside Buckingham Palace for the first time in...

The history of celebrating birthdays

Everyone gets excited for the special day when a person turns a year older. Maybe, as a child, a person...

Why you should buy two years supply of toothpaste

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban gave suggestions on how to maximise money which might be surprising based on how simple...

Mexico creates huge Marine Park

Mexico’s government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North...

Light pollution increasing around globe: Study

The world’s nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included. A German-led term...

Photographer sues artist for credit theft

The Smithsonian Institution and the artist Christo were sued on Tuesday by a New York photographer who accused them of...

German cops recover John Lennon’s stolen items

German police have recovered more than 100 items stolen from John Lennon's estate, including three diaries. The diaries were put...

Cat gets job in Britain’s Jordan embassy

Laura Dauban, deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom to Jordan plays with Lawrence of Abdoun, the first diplo-cat to be...

Eating out: International food chains operating locally

There are a number of international food chains which are operating their businesses mainly in Dhaka and some other major...

Jahangirnagar Univ: A safe haven for guest birds

Winter is one of the most favourite seasons for most of the Bangladeshis as the weather during this time remains...

Rare white crocodile found in Australian river

An uncommon sighting of a mature white crocodile has excited tourism operators in Australia's Northern Territory. The reptile, nicknamed Pearl,...

The science behind why we run out of money

Despite proper budgeting and cutbacks on spending, it is sure that every individual has faced a scenario where they ask...

Top 5 books to mentally prepare oneself

80 percent of new businesses failing within the first few years of operation. That is why it is vital to...

Rare Tintin art sells for $500,000

A rare India ink drawing of young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy has been sold for almost $500,000...

Dhaka Lit Fest ends

The seventh edition of Dhaka Lit Fest, an international literature festival, ended on Saturday. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith...

Australia's oldest human remains return home

For decades, Australia's oldest human remains - an Aboriginal man who died about 42,000 years ago - have been stored...

The breakdown of strategy in business

Strategy is a fundamental part of the success and sustainability of an organisation. It helps to understand core capabilities and...

Long queue in Tokyo for Trump’s cheeseburger

Haruyuki Sano travelled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger US President Donald Trump ate with Japan’s...

Da Vinci portrait of Christ fetches $450m

A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record-smashing $450 million...

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...