89th Academy Awards - Oscars Backstage - Hollywood, California, US - 26/02/17 - Actress Viola Davis poses with her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the film “Fences”. Reuters

Trump, diversity
loom at Oscars

Current US political climate provides stark backdrop for Hollywood’s biggest night


Child marriage in Bangladesh: Not so sweet 16

Empowerment of Women is necessary for the overall development

Mahershala Ali wins supporting actor Oscar

His first Oscar follows a slew of earlier awards for his performance in ‘Moonlight’

Arto Nummela, CEO of Nokia-HMD, holds up a Nokia 3310 device during a presentation ceremony at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2017. Reuters

Nokia goes back
to the future

It re-introduces a brightly coloured version of the classic 3310 talk and text phone

‘All wicketkeepers make mistakes’

Mushfiqur wants to keep doing all three of his duties


Indian IS militant killed in drone attack

Twenty-one Keralites are reported to have joined the radical group in Afghanistan

360 degree video: Cobra charming

Snake charmers lure cobras from baskets by playing and waving gourd flutes

Ibrahimovic fires United to League Cup triumph

Mourinho’s men edge Southampton in an absorbing final

Anjum Sultana Sima

AL picks Sima for Comilla, Joya for Sunamganj polls

Afzal's daughter and Suranjit’s wife contesting in two upcoming polls on ruling party's ticket

Bangladesh’s first solar-powered silo

PM inaugurates multi-storey, climate-controlled facility with a capacity of 25,000 tonnes 


Duty-free access extremely unlikely: US envoy

The US Ambassador in Dhaka told journalists at the Apparel Summit

China ramps up naval abilities

China's navy has been taking an increasingly prominent role in recent months as Beijing seeks to check US dominance of the high seas

‘Moonlight’ beats ‘La La Land’

After on-stage mix-up at Oscars, Best Picture goes to the gay black youth drama