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Covid-19: Record death toll in Brazil, global toll 275,000

Brazil has reported a record 751 COVID-19 fatalities over a 24-hour period. The IMF says the global economy will suffer even more than the previously forecast “pessimistic assessment” for 2020. The global death toll from COVID-19 has risen to roughly 275,000, while more than 3.9 million people are known to have been infected, DW reported. Read More »

BGMEA to hit Guinness record sewing world largest T-shirt

Bangladesh is set to sew the world’s largest T-Shirt to break the Guinness record, marking the centenary founding anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has been assigned to sew the T-Shirt using cotton fabric to be branding the country’s apparel industry, which is the world second largest exporter. Talking to BSS, BGMEA ... Read More »

Malinga sets T20 bowling record, Sri Lanka loses to NZ

Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga became the outright highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals as his team lost to New Zealand by five wickets in their series opener on Sunday. Malinga (2-23) reached 99 wickets in his 74th game when he bowled Colin de Grandhomme with a yorker. He surpassed Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi on 98. De Grandhomme stayed around long enough ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran breaks U2’s tour record

Ed Sheeran has thanked his fans after breaking a tour record set by U2. The singer-songwriter’s Divide tour will be officially the biggest, most attended and highest grossing of all time when he plays in Germany later. He wrote on Instagram: “Thanks so much for each and every one of you who have come to a show. 12 shows left, ... Read More »

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019

The world experienced its hottest June on record last month, with an average temperature worldwide of 61.6F (16.4C), according to new data. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the average global temperature was 1.7F warmer than the 20th Century average. The heat was most notable in parts of Europe, Russia, Canada and South America, it said. The ... Read More »

German record label releases Bangladeshi music video

Entertainment Desk Majestic Casual Records, a German record label known as a pioneer in the indie music world, released a Bangladeshi music video, titled Easier, on its official YouTube channel on June 20. The hyped music video has created a buzz among the netizen’s of Bangladesh within the first week of its release. Bangladeshi musician Dameer Khan, the singer of ... Read More »

Rangpur region has record 2.2 mln tones Boro rice output

With multi-dimensional assistance of the government, farmers have produced an all-time record 21.66-lakh tonnes of clean Boro rice (32.50 tonnes paddy) this season in Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said farmers have exceeded the fixed production target of producing 20.88-lakh tonnes of clean Boro rice (31.32-lakh tonnes paddy) by 3.73 percent or 78,800 tonnes ... Read More »

Jeff Koons work sells for $91.1 million, record for living artist

A sculpture by American artist Jeff Koons sold on Wednesday for $91.1 million at an auction organized by Christie’s in New York — a record price for a living artist. “Rabbit”, a stainless steel casting of an inflatable rabbit, overtook the previous record set by British painter David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)”, which sold last ... Read More »

Record potato output: Fair rice make farmers happy in Rangpur Region

Farmers are happy after getting an all- time record production of over 23.20-lakh tonnes of potato and fair price this season and its trade is getting momentum now in Rangpur Agriculture Zone. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said farmers got quality seed, fertilisers and all assistance timely from officials of DAE and other agriculture related departments and ... Read More »

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month

Australia continued a string of “hottest ever” months in March, the government said today. As global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the country had experienced the warmest March on record, with mean maximum and minimum temperatures aboveaverage for nearly all of the vast continent nation. BOM ... Read More »

Ocean heat hits record high

Ocean heat hit a record high in 2018, the United Nations said Thursday, raising urgent new concerns about the threat global warming is posing to marine life. In its latest State of the Climate overview, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reaffirmed that the last four years had been the hottest on record — figures previously announced in provisional drafts of ... Read More »

Mehidy makes unwanted record in Hamilton

Dhaka – Bangladeshi right-arm off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has made an unwanted record in the ongoing first Test of three-match series against New Zealand in Hamilton. He now holds the record for conceding most runs in a Test for Bangladesh. Mehidy conceded 246 runs in the first innings of New Zealand to take only two wickets. New Zealand declared their ... Read More »