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  • Bombing underscores NY subway system’s vulnerability

      Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:11:35 +0600
    The crude pipe bomb that exploded beneath the streets of New York serves as a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the city’s subway system, a 24-hour-a-day operation with 472 stations and more than 5 million daily riders.
  • Talks 'without 'preconditions'

      Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0600
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing


  • ADB to lend $6b in three years

      Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0600
    The Asian Development Bank will lend more than $6 billion to Bangladesh in 43 projects from 2018 to 2020 to generate inclusive
  • Cut dependence on VAT: Supro

      Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0600
    The government should curb its increasing dependence on the value-added tax as it negatively affects the poor, said Sushasoner


  • Beetles to the rescue in disasters

      Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:24:45 +0600
    A swarm of beetles, carrying tiny computers as backpacks, could one day be crawling through cracks and crevices in search of survivors during rescue missions.
  • Flies can help in public health surveillance: Study

      Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:34:47 +0600
    Science could soon unleash a most incongruous army in the war against disease - one composed of filthy flies.


Life Style

  • Lungi

      Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0600
    I rested comfortably on the back of the chair at the auditorium, as a live streaming of 'epic rap battles of history' unfolded before me. And interestingly enough, it got me thinking. Hmmm…tradition; comfort; assimilation of culture; lungi!
  • Speed

      Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0600
    For those growing up in postcolonial times, there was no escape from the tumultuous events that unfolded before them. Not a witness to the savagery of the Second World War, but of a world polarised as its direct result, Shahabuddin

Star Weekend

  • Not seen, not heard, not believed

      Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:40:27 +0600
    Hearing stories that are not heard otherwise
  • What makes a speech great?

      Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0600
    This October, UNESCO recognised Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's March 7 speech as part of the world's documentary heritage. One of the most influential speeches of the country, those 20 minutes at the Ramna Race Course inspired tens of millions of Bangladeshis and laid the seeds for the country's freedom.


  • BCB releases Tri-Nation Series and SL Test, T20 fixtures

      Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:25:55 +0600
    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) releases the fixture list for the Tri-Nation Series between Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe and also the Test and T20 matches with Sri Lanka.
  • ‘I could have used a better word’

      Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:23:00 +0600
    Comilla Victorians skipper Tamim Iqbal feels that he could have chosen his words more carefully when describing the Mirpur pitch.