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SSC results handed over to PM

The summary and statistics of this year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations were handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning


How to get your 2024 SSC results today

The candidates can get their results online or through SMS after 11:00am

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Languishing in BCS LOOP

Imam Hossein had applied for the 41st Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) exams in November 2019, just months after completing his master’s from Jagannath University.

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Second night of auroras seen 'extreme' solar storm

Auroras lit up skies across swaths of the planet for the second night in a row on Saturday, after already dazzling Earthlings from the United States to Tasmania to the Bahamas the day before

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Glass bangles make a fashionable comeback

There is an undeniable charm associated with glass bangles, particularly during events like Pahela Baishakh. Traditionally sold by churiwalis, the craze for these colourful glass bangles died down in recent years as fashion changed.

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State banks struggle while foreign lenders make hefty profit. Here’s why

Why is there such a huge discrepancy between multinational banks and state-run lenders despite operating in the same business environment? The reason is a lack of efficiency in making business decisions, business focus, and political bias.

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James Anderson: England's enduring 'king of swing'

India's Sachin Tendulkar, an all-time batting great, lauded Anderson's ability to challenge even cricket's greatest run-scorers. "He would hold the ball as if he is bowling an outswinger but the release point, he would try and bring the ball back in," said Tendulkar.

Suarez on target as Miami fight back in Montreal

Messi briefly left the field for attention after a heavy challenge and while the Argentine was on the sidelines, his team won a free-kick in the area -- where the World Cup winner can be so deadly.

Kolkata down Mumbai to confirm IPL play-off berth

Two-time champions Kolkata posted 157-7 as Venkatesh Iyer top-scored with 42 off 21 balls after being invited to bat first at their home Eden Gardens in a 16-overs-a-side match



Canada arrests fourth Indian national in killing of Sikh activist

A fourth Indian national was charged by Canadian authorities Saturday in the 2023 killing of a separatist Sikh leader in Vancouver

Name and shame: Pro-Israel website ramps up attacks on pro-Palestinian student protesters

Weeks after attending a pro-Palestinian demonstration, Egyptian-American student Layla Sayed received a text message from a friend drawing her attention to a website dedicated to exposing people it says promote hatred of Jews and Israel

Lichi cultivation a success in Pirojpur

In the recent years, many farmers in Pirojpur district switched from paddy cultivation to growing different varieties of seasonal fruits.

Hamas says another Israeli hostage held in Gaza is dead

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday that another one of the hostages abducted during its Oct. 7 attack on Israel has died

More than 300 dead in Afghanistan flash floods: WFP

More than 300 people were killed in flash floods that ripped through multiple Afghan provinces, the UN's World Food Programme said Saturday, as authorities declared a state of emergency and rushed to rescue the injured



Tahsan to host Bangladeshi version of ‘Family Feud’

Bongo selected Tahsan as the host to enhance the popularity of the programme.

Mother's Day Special / I strive to be like her: Hridi Huq

Hridi Huq's mother is Lucky Enam, an Ekushey Padak-winning actress, who, along with her father Enamul Haque, played a significant role in her pursuit of acting.

‘Mithai’ couple Kaushambi Chakraborty and Adrit Roy tie the knot

The co-stars Kaushambi Chakraborty and Adrit Roy from the series “Mithai” tied the knot last Thursday (May 9), in the presence of their friends and family members. At the wedding, the on-screen “Mithai” family was also in attendance and they shared cherished memories on social media. The couple was beaming in their traditional Bengali attire, as their love was in the air.

Life & Living

Life & Living

What do your pets need during stormy weather?

You may have noticed that during stormy weather, thunder, and lightning, cats and/or dogs behave differently, like hiding in concealed spaces, shivering and hissing, and showing restless movement.

Here’s why watermelons are good for you

Watermelons are not merely a symbol of summer refreshment. They are an excellent source of hydration and nutrition. Beyond its irresistible watery sweetness, the fruit is preferred for its ability to sustain good health and invigorate the body.

Conquering that stack: 5 ways to finish a book in a week

Let's face it. Our to-be-read piles have started to look like a leaning tower of literary Pisa now. If you are a bookworm, you will relate to this one much too well.



The experience of being a woman stand-up comedian in Bangladesh

In conversation with Poushi Razzaque, a young stand-up comedian.

A conversation with the coach who led BUET to ICPC glory

Campus sat down with Sohel Rahman, a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Fellow at the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, and the team coach of BUET Potatoes, to learn more about the process and experience of representing the nation as part of the BUET ICPC team.

Bangladesh wins bronze at European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

212 students from 55 countries competed in the global olympiad this year.

Tech & Startup

Tech & Startup

Two Bangladeshi teams qualify for MLBB World Cup South Asia

Two Bangladeshi esports teams, CMF Kral’s Council and MLT Crisis Requital, have reached the finals of the MLBB Champions Battle (MCB) Season 3, the official Bangladeshi tournament for the mobile game 'Mobile Legends: Bang Bang'. Subsequently, by reaching the finals, both teams have qualified for the South Asian round of the MLBB World Cup, to be held later this year. 

Next Step / Jobs of the week

Here are our picks for jobs of the week. Check out the article for more details.

Asus launches 6 new laptops in Bangladesh

Asus has recently launched six new laptops in Bangladesh, including the new dual-screen Zenbook DUO (UX8406) model. The other laptops recently released are ZenBook 14 OLED (UX3405), ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA403), ROG Zephyrus G16 (GU605), ROG Strix G16 (G614), and ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834).

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Clogged canals and water-logging: DNCC's 3-day waste exhibition begins

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) today started a three-day exhibition of waste discarded in canals, drains and other public places to create public awareness

35th National Rabindra Sangeet Festival / National Rabindra Sangeet Festival to honour Kalim Sharafi and Sadi Mohammad this year

Two esteemed figures will be specially honoured during the festival and they are, Kalim Sharafi, marking his 100th birthday on May 8, and the late Sadi Mohammad.

Ceasefire talks end without agreement, Israeli attacks on Rafah continue

Israel launched a new attack on the Gaza Strip on Friday morning

Ecstasy and controversy: Comeback kings Real stun Bayern to reach UCL final

Real Madrid produced a spectacular comeback against Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League final on Wednesday with Joselu striking twice in the dying minutes, earning them a 2-1 win to progress 4-3 on aggregate. Alphonso Davies smashed the visiting German giants ahead in the second half but record 14-time winners Madrid produced a sensational comeback with Joselu netting in the 88th and 91st minutes. Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made his first error leading goal since 2021 in the competition which gifted Real their first goal and the Bavarians had a controversial offside decision that went against them late in the game.  The Daily Star's sports podcast Pitch Perfect brings you a spirited discussion on all the major events that transpired in the game in its latest episode. 



A 'voyage' from Kazipara to Karwan Bazar

As I left home for office this morning, an unwelcoming surprise was waiting for me

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Rain likely in Dhaka, seven other divisions in next 72 hours

It is likely to rain in many parts of country, including Dhaka, for the next three days from today, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department

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Commuters suffer as heavy rain inundates parts of Dhaka

The Meteorological Department recorded 87 millimetres rain between 6:00am and 9:00am and thunderstorm [Kalbaishakhi] at 52 kilometres per hour

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Beating the heat with ‘cool’ initiatives

April 22 was one of the hottest days Dhaka has ever experienced in the last 65 years. While many city dwellers preferred to stay in the comfort of their homes, some students of the department of philosophy at Jagannath University had other plans.

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Country to see another spell of heatwave

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicts a spell of mild to moderate heatwave in the second half of May after the current pre-monsoon rains subside.

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Dhaka’s Toxic Air: High levels of cancer-causing elements found

The concentration of cancer-causing arsenic, lead and cadmium in Dhaka air is almost double the permissible limit set by the World Health Organization, a new study has found.

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Rain likely in next 72 hours

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at many places over five divisions including Dhaka and at a few places over other three divisions

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Work-abstention: Teachers suspend movement

The Bangladesh Secondary Assistant Teachers' Association has opted to suspend its planned one-hour abstention from work programme scheduled for tomorrow

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India sieves online deluge to stamp out disinformation in world's biggest election

Just last week, two AI-generated deepfake videos of Bollywood stars criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking a rare third term, and asking people to vote for the opposition Congress went viral, drawing half a million views.

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Deepfakes of Bollywood stars spark worries of AI meddling in India election

The two videos have been viewed on social media more than half a million times since last week, a Reuters review shows.

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Fact check: Mossad did not describe deceased US airman as 'enemy'

More claims suggesting the remark came from Mossad spread across X and TikTok.

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Meta to set up team to counter disinformation, AI abuse in EU elections

European Parliament elections will take place June 6-9. Its 720 lawmakers, together with EU governments, pass new EU policies and laws.

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Misinformation and disinformation: A threat to democracy in Bangladesh

In today’s digital age, the spread of misinformation and disinformation has arisen as a major challenge to global democracy.

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OpenAI to launch anti-disinformation tools for 2024 elections

The explosive success of text generator ChatGPT spurred a global artificial intelligence revolution but also triggered warnings that such tools could flood the internet with disinformation and sway voters.

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Deepfake video targeting Gaibandha-1 candidate surfaces on Facebook

On the day of the National Election 2024, a fabricated video surfaced on Facebook featuring Nahid Niger, an independent candidate for the Gaibandha-1 seat, announcing her withdrawal from the election. Subsequent verification by Dismislab, an online platform specialising in media research and verification, confirmed that the video was a product of AI-based deepfake technology.

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Podcast on fake news: Impact of Israel-Hamas conflict on Bangladesh's national election

Uncover the sources and intentions behind these circulating rumors.

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