Remembering the great Bhola cyclone of 1970

Cornelia Rohde’s book, ‘CATALYST’ graphically details the tragedy and the aftermath

Election campaigns begin Dec 3

Candidates will have to hold off their programmes for two days after they are assigned electoral symbols

Apple's new iPhone X displayed during it's Bangladesh launching at Dhaka's Westin Hotel pn Dec 6, 2017.

Quality problems in iPhone X, MacBook

Apple says it will fix the problems free of charge

Hong Ruping, a dialysis patient who illegally imports generic drugs from India for himself and others, at his home in south-western China, May 11, 2018. It’s a desperation born out of necessity. China’s aging population is increasingly stricken with deadly diseases like cancer and diabetes, but many can’t find or afford drugs. The New York Times

In China, desperate patients smuggle or make own drugs

Despite health insurance, terminally ill patients have to hunt around the world and on the internet for ways to stay alive

Women should stand up: Annie Zaidi

The Indian writer, filmmaker and poet joins Dhaka Lit Fest

The strawberry contamination scare led Australian supermarkets to post warning notices like the one above in the town of Mudgee in September. Some markets stopped stocking the fruit entirely. Reuters

Australian woman accused of spiking strawberries with needles

The tampering fuelled a nationwide panic that severely hurt the industry, prompted copycat incidents and led some stores to stop stocking the fruit

Let's Talk: Hasina to face youths

She will interact with the young generation on Nov 16

In January the China editor of the BBC, Carrie Gracie, quit her job to protest unequal wages and donated backdated pay she received from the organisation to a legal fund for low-income women. The New York Times

Britain’s equal pay day highlights gender gap

Women protest pay disparity by highlighting day at which women begin working 'for free' compared to male colleagues

A screen shows the value of goods being transacted at Alibaba Group's Singles' Day global shopping festival in Shanghai

Alibaba Singles' Day sales hit $10bn in one hour

World’s biggest online sales event turns in huge profits


India’s doing business index jump ‘a lesson to Bangladesh’

Businesses blame the poor image of the country for its failure to woo investment

'N Korea keeps undeclared missile bases up'

A US think tank said it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases inside North Korea.

Idris Elba. Reuters

Idris Elba 'sexiest man alive'

People magazine gave the title to only two other non-white men