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 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... details

UGC Chairman honored ‘Shaheed Nuton Singha Smriti Gold Medal’

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

Princeton prof celebrates Nobel Prize win

Live Correspondent: Princeton University professor F. Duncan Haldane in Princeton's Jadwin Hall Tuesday morning teaching his first class after winning the Nobel Prize in physics, "Electromagnetism: Principles and Problem Solving." As Haldane entered the room, his students erupted in applause and cheers. (Denise Applewhite) After learning he had won the top prize in his field, Haldane did... details

Japanese scientist Ohsumi wins Nobel Medicine Prize

Live Correspondent: The Nobel prize in medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries on how the body’s cells detoxify and repair themselves. The Japanese cell biologist, 71, will receive the prestigious 8m Swedish kronor (£718,000) award for uncovering “mechanisms for autophagy”. Autophagy is the body’s internal recycling program - scrap cells are hunted... details

Major Sanjida first female officer to US army staff

Live Correspondent: For the first time, a female Bangladeshi army officer, Major Sanjida Hossain, is going to attend the United States Army’s Command and General Staff College course.Major Sanjida Hossain will start the one year-long course in the US college. In a Facebook post on Friday, the US Embassy in Dhaka congratulated Major Sanjida for her achievement. According to the post,... details

Mabia Akter Simanta who won everyone’s hearts

Sports Live: If anything that had touched the whole country the most from Bangladesh’s participation in the 12th South Asian Games and let them know what is happening on the other side of the border was largely down to Mabia Akter Simanta, not only for her amazing achievement of winning the Games’ first gold medal for Bangladesh but also, notably, for her tearful moment while the national... details

Amitabh gets lifetime achievement award

Entertainment Live: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was presented with the lifetime achievement award at an event here last night. The 73-year-old actor said he is happy that even at this age he gets to do interesting projects. "I am grateful that even at this age, I still get to do some wonderful interpretations of different kind of roles that directors write for me. Thank you so much," he said... details

DUTIMZ Awarded In British Parliament

DU Live: DUTIMZ, the Dhaka University Times, and the Child and Youth Finance (CYFI), have recently won memorial honour for the 'Country Award' and Global Money Week, 2015' in the British Parliament. A team representing the CYFI and DUTIMZ met Dhaka University (DU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique at his office on Monday. The team members are Amena Hasan Asa and Abul Hasan... details

Messi beats Ronaldo to La Liga’s best player

Sports Live:  Football superstar Lionel Messi has been Spanish La Liga`s best player for 2014-15 at the gala LFP Awards ceremony in Barcelona on Monday night. It was the sixth time in the awards` seven-year history that Messi has claimed the top prize, with last year`s winner Cristiano Ronaldo the only other recipient last year. The 28-year-old, who was named Goal 50 winner last week, saw... details