Lula to be released from prison for grandson's funeral

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been granted leave from prison to attend his grandson's funeral.The seven-year-old died of meningitis on Friday, and the

Curtain falls on month-long Ekushey book fair today

Dhaka: The month-long Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela, which brought together a diverse mix of the country’s well-known writers, as well as up-and-coming authors, thinkers, and

Video: Two rare ‘Oarfish’ caught in Japan

Two rare oarfish, giant deep-sea serpents long believed by locals to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis, have been caught off the Japanese island of Okinawa

WB okays $185mn to expand renewable energy generation in Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved $185 million to add up to 310 Megawatt (MW) in renewable energy generation capacity in Bangladesh and mobilize private sector participation to meet the

DNCC Election: The alternative facts and life imitating art

Oscar Wilde wrote in his 1889 essay “The Decay of Lying” that, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.” Little did he know that a century and a few decades

Voter awareness vital for fair polls

President Abdul Hamid yesterday said there should be initiatives to make the voters aware of their rights and responsibilities."The more the voters will be aware, the more the

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