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Composer Du Yun wins Pulitzer for trafficking opera

  Live Desk:A� The Chinese-born composer Du Yun won the Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday for "Angel's Bone," an experimental opera that explores the psychology behind human trafficking. The one-act opera, which premiered last year at New York's Prototype festival, takes place in a nondescript American suburb and is filled with spiritual symbolism. "Mr. and Mrs. X.E.," riven by... details

BNPa��s Sakku wins Comilla polls again

  Comilla Live: A�BNP nominated mayor candidate Monirul Haque Sakku has again won the Comilla City Corporation (CCC) polls. He defeated Awami League nominated candidate Anjum Sultana Seema by a margin of over ten thousand votes. According to the unofficial result announced by the returning officer on Thursday evening (March 30), Sakku bagged 68,795 votes with the symbol a�?sheaf of... details

Melania presents woman of courage award to BD Sharmin

Live Desk: Sharmin Akter, a Bangladeshi girl who successfully resisted her familya��s efforts to marry her off at the age of 15, was honored with the International Woman of Courage (IOWC) Award by US First Lady Melania Trump. When Sharmin was only 15, her mother tried to put a stop to her schooling and marry her off to a man decades older than her. But Sharmin refused the marriage and... details

BD-origin Munsur elected London councillor

Live Desk: Munsur Ali, a film maker and activist of Bangladesh origin, has been elected a councillor from the Labour Party. He won the position in his home town of the City of London in the election held on 23 March, said a press release on Sunday. This is for the first time a British Bangladeshi Labour Party candidate, Munsur Ali, has been elected in such a position. The City of London, one... details

Maliha named among WEF Young Global Leaders

Live Correspondent: Maliha M Quadir, founding Managing Director of, has been recognized by World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the worlda��s Young Global Leaders of 2017. The Bangladeshi businesswoman and technology entrepreneur was recognized for her startup, an online travel ticketing and reservation service provider. The WEF describes its annual group of WEF Young... details

DU convocation: 80 students receive gold medals

  Live Correspondent: Eighty students have been awarded gold medals at the 50th Convocation of Dhaka University for their outstanding results. 61 researchers were conferred Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees while 43 got Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degrees during the ceremony. President Abdul Hamid, chancellor of the university, inaugurated the event with more than 17,875 graduates and... details

Prof. Milan appointed as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of IUB

  A� Live Correspondent: A�President of the Peoplea��s Republic of Bangladesh and the Chancellor of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid has appointed Prof. Milan Pagon as a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) for a period of four years. Prof. Pagon was appointed to the rank of Full Professor of Organization and Management at... details

Prof Harun Ur Rashid selected for ISN Pioneer Award

Live Correspondent: The International Society of Nephrology (ISN), a leading organisation of nephrologists of 152 countries, has selected Professor Harun Ur Rashid, an eminent nephrologist of Bangladesh and the founding president of Kidney Foundation, for the ISN Pioneer Award 2017 from the South Asian region. The ISN Pioneer Award recognises outstanding and sustained contributions to the... details

Yunus Receives Gold Medal From Modi

Live correspondent: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi honours Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus for his contribution to the society with a gold medal while inaugurating the 104th Indian Science Congress in Triputi India. Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, is also seen beside him. Photo: Collected Indian PM Narendra Modi has awarded a gold medal to Nobel... details

Parvin nominated for best global teacher

Live Correspondent: A�A Bangladeshi teacher has been nominated for the Best Global Teacher Prize this year. Shahanaj Parvin, a teacher of Sherpur Upazila Sadar Model Government Primary School in Bogra district, was included among the 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017, the biggest award for teachers in the world. Shahanaj was born in a remote Bangladeshi village... details

UGC Chairman honored a�?Shaheed Nuton Singha Smriti Gold Medal’

Live Correspondent: UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan has been honored with a�?Shaheed Nuton Singha Smriti Gold Medal-2016a�� in recognition of his outstanding contribution to great Liberation War and education. Shaheed Nuton Singha Smriti Sangsad will formally confer a�?Shaheed Nuton Singha Smriti Gold Medal-2016a�� on Professor Abdul Mannan on 01 December 2016 in... details

Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom Win Nobel in Economics

International Live: Two U.S.-based professors won the Nobel prize in economics on Monday for studying how to best design contracts, work that sheds light on when it makes sense to give a CEO a bonus or privatize public services like schools, hospitals and prisons.A�British-born Oliver Hart of Harvard University and Finnish economist Bengt Holmstrom of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology... details

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to ‘molecular machine’

Live Correspondent: The 2016 Nobile Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to three European molecular scientists who developed the world's smallest machines. The prize went to Jean-Pierre Sauvage of the University of Strasbourg in France; Sir James Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University in the United States; and Bernard L Feringa of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands for the... details