Spotlight

HSC success rate falls to 69%

New evaluation measures lower pass rate; 37,969 students achieved a GPA of 5.0

How should we remember Tajuddin Ahmad?

He was and is an integral part of this nation’s history, Syed Badrul Ahsan writes

A fighter of Libyan forces stands atop the ruins of a house as the forces secure the last few buildings where Islamic State militants had been making a final stand, in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte, Libya Dec 6, 2016. Reuters

Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation

The corpses have been shipped to Misrata while authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them

UNO Tariq Salmon was in jail for two hours on Wednesday after a lawyer sued him for publishing the photo of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on an invitation card for the local administration's Independence Day programmes.

AL leader withdraws
case against UNO

The case over the ‘distortion’ of Bangabandhu’s image has drawn public criticism

Athletics - IAAF World ParaAthletics Championships - London, Britain - Jul 22, 2017 Poland's Lukasz Mamczarz in action during the Men's High Jump T42 Final. Reuters

2017: Most successful year in World
Para-athletics Championship

280,000 tickets were sold for the games, which feature events contested by athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities

John Heard, known for his starring role in ‘Home Alone’ has died in California. EPA

‘Home Alone’ star John Heard dies

American character actor appeared in many TV shows, movies since his start in the late 1970s

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and the late Diana, Princess of Wales are seen in an undated photo released by Kensington Palace on Jul 23, 2017. Reuters

British princes discuss Diana in documentary

Prince William and Harry talk about last phone call with mother in a new documentary

The car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to a taxi sign is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on Dec 10, 2014. Reuters

Madrid asks to probe Uber's new airport service

Madrid wants to investigate whether Uber’s new low-cost airport transfer service constitutes unfair competition

Male Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are seen in this picture. Zika virus is among the viruses spread by the species. Reuters

Spanish scientists discover potential anti-Zika drug

Researchers announced the discovery of a new molecule that could be used as a potential drug to fight Zika virus

A total solar eclipse is seen from the beach of Ternate island, Indonesia, Mar 9, 2016. Reuters

NASA issues safety tips to view solar eclipse

NASA recommends checking the safety level of viewing glasses for anyone who wants to witness this celestial phenomenon

Blog

Advertising Standards Agency UK

Crackdown on gender stereotypes in UK ads

Will also take hard stance on mocking people who do not adopt typical gender roles

Iran announces new missile production line

The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 miles) and travel up to 120 km (74 miles), Iranian defense minister said

John Heard, known for his starring role in ‘Home Alone’ has died in California. EPA

‘Home Alone’ star John Heard dies

American character actor appeared in many TV shows, movies since his start in the late 1970s