Thursday, March 21, 2019

Shakrain: A jewel in the crown of Old Dhaka traditions

Desk Report: In the mazelike streets of Old Dhaka, the rooftops of high-rises display a show unlike any other. Starting with the iconic kite flying...

Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection mark transition to new year

Desk Report: Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to...

Las Vegas to welcome 2019 with superstars, fireworks show

Desk Report: Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Gwen Stefani are among the superstars who will be ushering in the new year with performances at venues...

From ‘Chaad’ to ‘Shat Gambuj’: The mosque that enthralls

Desk Report: In the historic mosque city of Bagerhat, there is one mosque that eclipses all others in the region with its sheer size and...

Bangladesh most gender equal country in South Asia

Desk Report: For the fourth time in a row, Bangladesh held its top most position among the countries of South Asia in ensuring gender equality,...

J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

Desk Report: Johnson & Johnson on Friday forcefully denied a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos...

Haute Couture for the greater good

Desk Report; This could not have started better. A programme for a noble cause in a timid afternoon where wind breezing through all the whites...

Eagle-kite flying remains popular in China

Desk Report: Flying the traditional Chinese eagle-kite every morning has become a habit for the 69-year old Tian Yutang.         "It's better to fly kites in...

Curtain falls on Dhaka Int’l Folk fest Saturday

Staff Reporter: Las Migas from Spain and Shafqat Amanat Ali from Pakistan are scheduled to come to this bustling city to celebrate the spirit of...

Hockney painting fetches record $90M at NYC auction

Desk Report: A painting by the British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work...