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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’. Read More »

Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in First Ladies

Viola Davis is set to portray Michelle Obama in a Showtime series under development about America’s first ladies, reports The Indian Express. Davis also is an executive producer on the project, which Showtime said Monday will “peel back the curtain” on the lives of presidential spouses. The first season will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Obama. Showtime said ... Read More »

NASA investigating first crime committed in space

US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported today. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife’s private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Times said. The astronaut’s spouse Summer Worden filed a ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s first bike stunt reality show begins

Culture Desk According to a press release, the reality show, which is meant to thrill and give adrenaline rush to its viewers, will showcase Wheelie, Stoppie, Burn Out, Circle, Human Compass and many other stunts known to the motorcycle community Bangladesh’s first bike stunt reality show, titled Pulsar StuntMania, began its telecast on Friday. The episodes will air only on ... Read More »

Russia to send ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space

Russia was set to launch on today an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor was to blast off in a Soyuz ... Read More »

Pilu Khan bringing his first music album

Culture Desk Pilu Khan, a famous music composer and director from the 70s has finished his first album as a singer. Titled ‘Tomra Bhalo Acho To’ the album contains eight songs. With lyrics from Shahid Mahmud Jangi, Pilu Khan himself has composed music of the album. Three of the songs are duets with Samina Chowdhury, while another one is a ... Read More »

Iceland honours first glacier lost to climate change

Iceland is planning to mark the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change which threatens some 400 others on the subarctic island. On August 18, a plaque will be unveiled to Okjokull — which translates to “OK glacier” — in the west of Iceland, local researchers and their peers at Rice University in the United States, who ... Read More »

50 years ago, humanity’s first steps on another world

Americans were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing on Saturday, a generation-defining event watched by half a billion people globally, as the US seeks to pivot to a new era of crewed space exploration. At 4:18pm ET (2018 GMT) on July 20, 1969, the lunar module carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the ... Read More »

Expats seek ‘protection’ first to invest in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 5 (UNB) – Bangladeshi expatriates will invest back at home provided the government ensures an environment free from any kind of unnecessary harassments, says a Bangladeshi community leader in the Thai city of Pattaya. “I personally think Bangladeshi expatriates, wherever they live, will invest in Bangladesh if they get protection from any unnecessary harassment,” Nazir Ahmed Sharkar, general ... Read More »

New York declares climate emergency, first US city to do so

Dhaka, June 28 – New York City officials declared a climate emergency in an effort to mobilize local and national responses to stall global warming, reports CNN. It’s the largest city in the US, with over 8.62 million inhabitants. The New York City Council passed the legislation Wednesday, calling for an immediate response to the global climate crises. The bill ... Read More »

First James Bond film poster sells for £15k at auction

Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) – A poster from the first ever James Bond movie, Dr No, has sold for £15,000, reports BBC. It was among more than 400 cinema posters on sale in what auctioneers said was the “largest cinema poster auction in Europe this year”. It took place at Prop Store in Chenies, Buckinghamshire, with buyers around the world ... Read More »