Thursday, 18 Apr, 2024


26 pythons’ eggs hatched in incubator

CHATTOGRAM: A total of 26 pythons eggs were hatched in incubator for the first time at Chattogram Zoo. Around two months ago, a python of the zoo laid 35 eggs. Eggs were under their mother care. However, Deputy Curator Dr. Shahadat Hossain Shuvo brought the eggs to incubator as they

The last Aryans of Ladakh

Pure-blooded people In a remote valley deep in India's Ladakh region live a tribe known as the Aryans, who are perhaps the last generation of pure-blooded people and holders of possibly the only untampered gene pool left in the world. For many, the term 'Aryan' has

Fisherman narrowly escapes tiger in Sundarbans

SATKHIRA:  A fisherman narrowly escaped clutches of a tiger while catching crabs in a cannel of Sundarbans. Ashraful Islam Khokhon came under the attack at Rajakhali area under Atharobeki of Sundarbans Satkhira range on Friday morning (May 3). Ashraful Islam Khokhon, son of late

BGB seizes touchstone statue in Dinajpur

DINAJPUR: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized a touchstone statue from Maherpur village in Bochaganj upazila of the district on Monday (April 20).   The touchstone statue is, weighing 21.5 kg, valued at around Taka 30 lakh. Dinajpur-42 BGB Battalion commander Lt Col

JS Complex design attracts int’l community at UN exhibition

DHAKA: The Permanent Mission of Bangladesh and the Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN on Monday (April 8) jointly organized a photo exhibition at the UN headquarters titled ‘From Island to Island-The creative journey of Louis Kahn’ where a model of the National Parliament

Melting glaciers reveal Everest bodies

Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers' bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt. Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of bodies are thought still to be buried in the snow and

Rohingya lawyer gets IWOC award

DHAKA: Rohingya lawyer Razia Sultana has been nominated among 10 extraordinary women from around the world to receive United States’ International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award of 2019. Razia Sultana will be honored with the award in recognition of her advocacy of human rights

Super snow moon on Feb 19

February's full moon will brighten the skies on Tuesday as the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. The super snow moon is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year -- a packed lunar calendar for 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of

Yeasha Sobhan gets BlackSwan leadership award

DHAKA: Yeasha Sobhan, director of the country's leading business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, was honored with BlackSwan Women Empowerments Principles Leadership Award 2018 in Singapore. She was honored with the award for her leadership excellence.    She received the award

BGB, BSF decide for joint patrol in Padma River

RAJSHAHI:  Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India will conduct joint patrol in the Padma River to prevent smuggling, all types of trafficking including illegal weapons and drugs. The decision was taken at a flag meeting held at the Shahebnagar BOP

Passport Dept gets new DG

DHAKA:   Army officer Major General Md Sohael Hossain Khan has been made new Director General (DG) of Department of Immigration and Passports. After appointing him, the government transferred the responsibility to Public Security Division under Ministry of Home Affairs. Ministry

Shringla takes Dhaka-Delhi ties to new height

DHAKA: The bilateral ties between Bangladesh and India have reached a new height during the three-year tenure of Harsh Vardhan Shringla as the Indian high commissioner in Dhaka. Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived in Bangladesh in January, 2016. He is leaving the country in January, 2019

Eminent celebrities Bangladesh lost in 2018

DHAKA: Bangladesh lost some of its glittering stars from the showbiz realm who contributed immense to uplift the country’s music and cinema scenes. With 2018 now ending, Banglanews remembers 11 celebrities who died in the past 12 months. Siraj Haider Popular Dhallywood

Major incidents that Bangladesh saw in 2018

DHAKA: 2018, a year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of  the year of national election for Bangladesh, the year of entering aerospace by launching Bangabandhu Satellite-1 . It was an eventful year for Bangladesh. The 11th parliamentary election was held

Why 2018 significant for Digital Bangladesh

DHAKA: The year 2018 experienced tremendous developments in ICT sector in line with other sectors of Bangladesh. Apart from becoming one of the largest internet and mobile phone using countries in Asia, the launch of its 1st satellite, massive IT trainings, MNP service, and 4G are some

Major developments, achievements of Bangladesh in 2018

DHAKA: The country experienced a number of achievements as well as developments in the year of 2018 although countrymen witnessed preparation for national election and tensed whether it will be held with participation of all parties and maximum voters.  Below are the highlights of

Mr. Mango-Banglanews WC Quiz prize giving ceremony held

DHAKA: The winners of Mr. Mango-Banglanews FIFA World Cup Football Quiz-2018 contest on Wednesday (Dec 26) received their prizes in a ceremony held at’s office in Bashundhara Residential Area.  Country’s leading online news portal arranged the

Banglanews celebrating 8th anniversary

DHAKA:, a leading online news portal in the country, is stepping into the ninth year of its journey on Sunday (July 01). Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan inaugurated the celebration by cutting a cake on Saturday evening (June 30).  He also unveiled

Inhuman torture on Bangladeshis at Kuala Lumpur Immigration

BACK FROM MALAYSIA: On last December 5, one Sohel Ahmed (pseudonym), an employee of a private organization had gone to Malaysia along with his family members to enjoy leave. He reached the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at midnight flying in a private airliner. He embarked from plane

Expand infrastructure & manpower of Bangladesh High Commission in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Lakhs of workers including many businessmen from Bangladesh are serving in Malaysia. So the High Commission building and manpower should be increased. Taking part in a discussion organized by Bangladesh’s leading online news portal Banglanews24, expatriate

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