Nusrat Faria flies to Kolkata

In order to participate in two TV commercials model Nusrat Faria flew to Kolkata Sunday. She is to act in the TVC for ‘Mangolee Juice’ and ‘Nirala Washing Powder’. Among the two TVC’s first one will be directed by Shiddhartha. The unit will do the framing of first TVC at various spots of Kolkata on […]

Scientists translate monkey sounds

Monkeys not only have language, but distinct local dialects. Research into the variations could throw light on both our own linguistics and the way our fellow primates think. Like other social species, Campbell’s monkeys (Cercopithecus campbelli) have warning calls to alert fellow members of their troupe to danger. Recordings in the Tai Forest of the […]

Android One initiative expands to Bangladesh

Google on Monday announced the expansion of its Android One initiative to countries beyond India, namely, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Notably, ahead of this expansion into the Indian sub-continent, Google’s Android One partner in India,Karbonn, had in November taken its first Android One smartphone (the Sparkle V) to the UK. Google in its blog […]

Banya Mirza back on stage after 4 years

Banya Mirza,the popular TV actress, is returning on stage after a break of four years. She is to play a role in the “Dorponey Shorothshoshhir,” produced by Desh theatre troupe. The play will be staged today and tomorrow at 6pm at the National Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Banya has worked with Desh […]

Reactions, Opinions, Recommendations- Civil servants new pay scale

In a move that has drawn mixed reactions, the highly anticipated pay commission report has proposed up to more than doubled salaries for public servants, with the proposed lowest to the highest basic salary grades ranging between Tk8,200 and Tk80,000. The latest proposal sees a higher spike than the previous pay commissions: the two most […]

DSE up, CSE down at opening

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed upward trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw mixed trend in early hours of trading on Monday, the 2nd session of the week. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 11.24 points or 0.23 per cent to 4,860.93 after the 1st 30 minutes of trade […]

300 apps to provide govt services

The government has launched a new website for developing 300 mobile apps for the ministries and departments in providing government services to people easily. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday inaugurated the website of National Mobile Application Trainer and Innovative Application Development Program at Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) Bhaban. […]

‘Chhuye Dile Mon’ facing Censor board

‘Chhuye Dile Mon’, the directorial debut film of Shihab Shaheen, has been submitted to film censor board yesterday after completing the entire process of the making of a film. Most of the part of the shooting was completed at different beautiful locations of Sylhet. Produced jointly by Asiatic Dhonichitra and Monforing, the romantic film stars […]

Benefits of drinking coffee

For most of us, the day does not begin without the early morning shot of caffeine. While drinking coffee might be viewed as an addiciton, there are myriad benefits to drinking coffee. Here are some of them. Coffee reduces the risk of cancer: Caffeine contains polyphenols, which help reduces the risk of cancer. Regular coffee […]

Investors focus on small caps amid sluggish trade

Stocks declined for two consecutive weeks, with turnover remaining sluggish as most of the investors are yet to adapt themselves to the new trading system. The week featured four trading sessions instead of five as the market was closed on December 16 on the occasion of Victory Day. Of them, the market lost first three […]

Google to build next android version directly into cars

Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google’s current Android Auto software, which comes with the latest version […]

Anushka opens up for GQ magazine photoshoot

One of Bollywood’s most talented actress, Anushka Sharma has posed for the December 2014 issue of GQ magazine and looks exceptionally beautiful. The actress who has been fortunate enough to have worked with the ruling Khans of Bollywood, is seen posing for the shutterbugs. The video below is a sneak peek of the sizzling photoshoot […]

Kumar Biswajit and Shironamhin to perform at IGCC Friday

Popular singer Kumar Biswajit and rock band Shironamhin and will perform in a musical event at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in the capital’s Dhanmondi area on Friday. The musical event is organised by IGCC to mark the 44th Victory Day of Bangladesh. Kumar Biswajit, one of the most popular contemporary singers of Bangladesh, is […]

59 militants killed in Pakistan after school carnage

Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a north-western tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said on Friday, as the offensive continued after Taliban fighters killed 148 people, most of them children, in a school massacre. The violence at a school in Pakistan’s north-west earlier this week stunned the world and […]