After a long journey from Japan to India, the first six cars of the Dhaka metro rail have marked their first media exhibition with a short debut trip at the depot in Uttara’s Diabari.
World’s first corporal punishment case goes to the UN
A teenage Sri Lankan girl has lodged a case at the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) against the use of corporal punishment.
Bangladesh’s first chief of naval staff Captain Nurul Huq dies
Dhaka, Jan 26 – Former Shipping Minister Captain (retd) Nurul Huq, the first chief of naval staff of Bangladesh Navy, died at Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on Monday night. He was 86.
Pope on Christmas: Vaccines for all; needy, vulnerable first
VATICAN CITY (AP/UNB) — Pope Francis made a Christmas Day plea for authorities to make COVID-19 vaccines available to all, insisting that the first in line should be the most vulnerable and needy, regardless of who holds the patents for…
First “Harry Potter” movie to return to China in August
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first movie in the popular Harry Potter series, will return to China with a 3D version on Aug. 14.The announcement by the film’s production company Warner Bros via social media came as the…
First online beauty pageant in Bangladesh begins
Culture Desk Bangladesh is participating in this competition for the first in Miss Earth, an international beauty pageant that has been held in 94 countries for over 20 years. This competition gives priority to the beauty of intellect and conscience…
Home-developed breast cancer drug first prescribed in China
Chinese doctors have given their patients the first sheets of prescriptions of a new, home-developed breast cancer drug, 12 days after the drug was approved for clinical use.
Russia plans to take first tourist on space walk in 2023
Russia’s Energia space corporation said Thursday it will take the first tourist on a space walk in 2023, under the terms of a new contract with a US partner.
Connor to be first female MCC president
Former England women’s captain Clare Connor is to become the first female president of Marylebone Cricket Club in its 233-year history.
Quader asks people: ‘First, save yourself’
Road, Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said no one will be able to show the way to safety to those who remain ignorant of the Coronavirus epidemic.
Saudi Arabia mulls cancelling Hajj for first time: Report
Saudi Arabian authorities were considering cancelling the annual Hajj pilgrimage season for the first time since the establishment of the Kingdom in 1932, after the number of coronavirus infections exceeded 100,000, a senior official said.
NASA names first woman to head human spaceflight
The NASA official who managed the inaugural private crewed flight into space last month has been promoted to become the first female head of human spaceflight, the agency said Friday, as it prepares to return people to the Moon in…
First Arab mission to Mars designed to inspire youth
The first Arab space mission to Mars, armed with probes to study the Red Planet’s atmosphere, is designed to inspire the region’s youth and pave the way for scientific breakthroughs, officials said Wednesday .
To Restore Forests, First Start With a Seed
By Emmanuel Hitimana HUYE, Rwanda, May 20 2020 (IPS) – In 2011, when Rwanda committed to restoring 2 million hectares of land in a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested areas by 2020 — it…
Nepal confirms first COVID-19 death
The Nepali government on Saturday confirmed the first death from the COVID-19.
Bob Dylan releases first original song in 8 years
Bob Dylan on Friday released a 17-minute song inspired by the assassination more than five decades ago of US President John F Kennedy – the influential singer’s first original music since 2012.
Shahnaz Rahmatullah’s first death anniversary observed
Culture Desk Shahnaz Rahmatullah emerged as a singer in Dhaka in the mid-1960s, beginning her career in radio at the age of 10. She sang many patriotic songs during the liberation war of the 1970s.
Suvodeep brings first mixed album for Bangabandhu
Culture Desk Elocutionist Suvodeep Chakraborty has brought the first audio album dedicated to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, that has contributions from both Bangladesh and West Bengal, India.
Laura Dern, Brad Pitt win first acting Oscars
Brad Pitt and Laura Dern won their first acting Oscars on Sunday, and South Korean movie “Parasite” got off to what could be a historic night at the Academy Awards ceremony.
World’s first floating NPP crosses 10m kWh supply milestone
World’s first-ever floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov in Russia has delivered its first 10 million kWh of electric power to a network of the isolated Chauny-Bilibino hub in the Chukotka Autonomous Region of the country. The power plant…
Dispute over rules erupts on impeachment’s first full day
Washington, AP/UNB, Jan 22 – A rancorous dispute over rules marked the first full day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
First TEDx Gulshan held in city
Country’s first TEDx Gulshan was held on Saturday at convention center in the city amid inspiring talks and reflective interactions of 14 esteemed speakers that featured the intriguing theme ‘Innovation Enabling Social Change’.
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover completes first driving test
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover has successfully passed its first driving test, according to a release of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on Wednesday.
Khulna opt to bowl first against Royals
Khulna Tigers won the toss and opted to bowl first against Rajshahi Royals as the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) resumed in the port city of Chattogram on Tuesday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Royals bowl first against Platoon
Rajshahi Royals captain Andre Russell won the toss and opted to bowl first in their first encounter of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Thursday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Challengers bowl first in BPL opener against Thunder
Chattogram Challengers opted to bowl first against Sylhet Thunder in the opener of the special edition of Bangladesh Premier League, the Bangabandhu BPL, on Wednesday.
First consignment of Egyptian onion arrives Tuesday
The first consignment of onion from Egypt will be flown to Bangladesh on Tuesday, the Commerce Ministry said Saturday.
First Bangladeshi food festival in Singapore – savory treat
A savory treat for the food-lovers Dhaka, Nov 16 – Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore in partnership with Hotel Mandarin Orchard has organised the first-ever Bangladesh Food Festival in Singapore as part of Mission’s efforts to promote Bangladesh abroad through…
Rashid taken with first pick in 100 draft as Gayle misses out
Afghanistan star Rashid Khan became the first player selected in The Hundred draft, but West Indies legend Chris Gayle wasn’t selected for next year’s tournament.
First lot of hilsa being sent to India thru Benapole port
The first lot of 500 tonnes hilsa is being sent to India through Benapole land port on Saturday.