Speaker: Software a tool for economic development

The Speaker of the Parliament,Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, said software technology empowers people and can be a tool for an overall economic development. She said this after inaugurating the four-day ...

D’LAB kicks off today

The Dhaka Live Art Biennale, a performance-based art international art exhibition, raises its curtains today on the Dhaka University campus.  It will run until Friday. D’LAB, as the ...

Boi Mela knocking on the door

All the stakeholders including publishers, law enforcers and Bangla Academy authorities have completed necessary preparations for the upcoming month-long Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2017 scheduled to kick ...

Protesters vow to save Sundarbans

Despite the harsh rain of water cannon spray and clouds of tear gas unleashed by police soon after the dawn Thursday which left many injured, the Rampal protesters said they would protect the Sundar ...

National Committee announces fresh protest programmes

The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports yesterday announced a series of protest programmes including countrywide sit-in and demonstration to protest the police ...

Graft index: Bangladesh improves slightly

Bangladesh showed slight improvement in the Transparency International’s (TI) flagship corruption index as the country landed in the 15th position from previous year’s 13th. Transparenc ...

Bird flu crisis averted

An outbreak of highly contagious bird flu virus was identified and dealt with by the Livestock Research Institute last week. The H5N1 virus was discovered at a farm in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, followin ...

Azimpur Shahi Masjid: The latest archaeological victim of modernity

Azimpur Shahi Masjid, built 271 years ago, is located just beside a tiny alleyway amid the bustling crowd and heavy traffic in New Paltan area, near Azimpur graveyard. Last November, the mosque aut ...

DMP chief: Gulshan, Kallyanpur militants belong to same group

Suspected militants killed during yesterday’s raid at Kallyanpur and those who attacked Gulsan’s Holey Bakery on July 1 belong to the same militant outfit, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP ...

DMP chief: Militants were well educated

DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia has said the militants were all well educated and aged between 20 and 27. Eight of the nine militants killed had their sneakers on while one was bare-footed. The ...

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