News Flash | The Daily Star
  • Secret Surprise by The Food Talk

    Social media has always played a vital role in developing effective means of communication and is a great source of networking among the netizens of Dhaka. Under the current circumstances, the activities in social media platforms have become livelier and abuzz with a host of food groups introduced recently.

  • Shaheda Yesmin earns a spot in World Association of Master Chefs

    Culinary curator at Jewel’s Kitchen and cooking afficionado, Shaheda Yesmin, has been named as an Official Executive Member of the World Association of Master Chefs (WAMC).

  • A call for solidarity by Bibi Russell

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brutally shaken the world. None are being spared from the cruel grip of this global phenomenon, which is severely causing negative impact on the lives of people worldwide.

  • Aladeiin’s genie for daily shopping and consumer electronics

    The future of market places is online, and looking at the largest businesses around, like Amazon and Alibaba, success lies in wide diversification too! In that vein, local venture could be your permanent go to for basic necessities, as they add more and more products and payment options to their service portfolio.

  • Uber forms Transport Safety Alliance in Bangladesh

    To help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to set the highest safety standards in these challenging times, Uber has spearheaded the formation of a Transport Safety Alliance (TSA) in partnership with DBL Pharma, Zantrik, Dettol (Reckitt Benckiser) and Fresh Tissue.

  • KFC and Pizza Hut – deliciousness delivered

    Staying at home and being stuck with the same food over and over again can be a very tiring for the taste buds. But with the current situation being as it is, and with health safety concerns, there are very few alternatives.

  • Autism and NDDs: Know the difference

    The Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder And Autism (IPNA) had organised a training on NDDs (Neuro-Developmental Disability) for media personnel on 29 February, 2020 at the IPNA seminar room at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University at Shahbagh.

  • Canvas for awareness and change

    Wall art is not merely just a tool for decoration, but can also be an effective medium to convey messages and raise awareness on social issues.

  • Cookups: A story of homecooking

    Casting a spin on home-dining to revolutionise it, Cookups is an online, homemade food delivery system that seeks to introduce thoughtful dining onto our platters.

  • Empowering women led businesses with EBL

    Having a business is easier than ever with the online platforms. A good product, capital, and a viable supply chain with an established delivery system – the very basics of a business are no longer that out of reach.

  • Guba Publishing at Ekushey Boi Mela

    Guba Publishing, an independent publishing house from Oakland, California, has a stall at the Ekushey Boi Mela for the first time ever. The opening ceremony of the stall took place on 3 February, 2020, at the Bangla Academy premises and was inaugurated by renowned designer Bibi Russell.

  • Jhalmuri Bangladesh — Empowering women entrepreneurs

    The platform provides saris, shalwar kameez, panjabi, jewellery and accessories from various fashion forward local brands. They also

  • Winter meet-up of Friendship Colours of the Chars

    ‘Friendship Colours of the Chars’ held a winter fashion exhibition at their retail shop in Banani on 28 January, 2020. They featured a collection of handmade and natural dyed shawls, scarves, saris and jewellery. This fashion and lifestyle brand is a social enterprise of Friendship NGO.

  • Think Planet Initiative by Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View

    With a view to lead responsible business activities, as well as to continue to support various activities, including eco-friendly initiatives throughout the local communities of Chattogram, Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View has taken a one-of-a-kind initiative.

  • Marine Drive Ultra Marathon 2020

    The first-ever 100 mile marathon in Bangladesh took place on 17-18 January, 2020 at the Marine Drive Road, Cox’s Bazar. A total of 96 runners participated in this event. The marathon was listed in three categories; 50km, 100km, and 100miles.

  • Malaysia, the World’s Healthcare Marvel

    Back in 31 October, 2019, Malaysia Year of Healthcare Travel 2020, or MyHT2020, was launched in tandem with the country’s tourism campaign — Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020). MyHT2020 celebrates the importance of physical and mental well-being by inviting everyone to seek health and wellness treatments, whilst enjoying Malaysia’s tourism attractions.

  • Believe there is hope for a cure

    On Sunday, 12 January 2020, Parkway Cancer Centre and Mount Elizabeth Hospitals Singapore organised an informative seminar focusing on the different types of cancers women are vulnerable to.

  • Kewkradong and Coca-Cola against sea pollution

    Kewkradong Bangladesh, Ocean Conservancy’s country coordinator, in partnership with Coca-Cola Bangladesh, has recently concluded a coastal clean-up and marine conservation drive in St Martin’s island, as part of their global commitment to create a “World Without Waste” by 2030.

  • Cyprus Food Festival

    Food lovers in the capital were treated to an extraordinary affair that represented Cypriot cuisine earlier in December. Held at Royal Park Residence Hotel from 7 December to 9 December, 2019, “The Cyprus Food Festival” brought together the tastes of this unique cuisine.

  • Winner announced for ‘Ke Hobe Apex Rewards Millionaire’

    In the quest to find new shoes this wedding season, Shibli Rahman Pavel from Cumilla won Tk 5 lakh from Apex in their ‘Ke Hobe Apex Rewards Millionaire’ campaign. Apex’s CEO, Rajan Pillai, handed the cheque to him at the capital’s Jamuna Future Park. Before him, Shahjahan Sujon, from Dhaka, won Tk 1 lakh.

  • Cyprus Food Festival held at Royal Park Residence

    Food enthusiasts had a chance to enjoy the taste of Middle Eastern flavours at Royal Park Residence Hotel from 7 December to 9 December, 2019. The CEO of the hotel, Keerthi Weragoda, warmly welcomed all the guests. The hotel’s Executive Chef, Rajeeva Mendis presented his culinary excellence in Cypriot cuisine to the guests.

  • Help to Heal Fighting Breast Cancer together

    BRAC University Natural Sciences Club (BUNSC) arranged their day-long fund-raising event, ‘Help to Heal,’ on 18 November, 2019 at their Mohakhali campus. The main objective behind this event was to create awareness on breast cancer and to help fight it at the same time.

  • Platinum Lounge Sylhet wins International Curry Life Award

    Platinum Lounge, a one-of-its-kind world class lounge and restaurant set in the budding metropolitan of Kumar Para, Sylhet, has won the prestigious Curry Life Award in the category of “International Hospitality Award 2019-20.”

  • End of season price cuts from Kay Kraft

    Celebrate with a variety of new clothes befitting the season with special discounts from Kay Kraft. Up to 50 percent discount can be enjoyed on clothing items, as well as ornaments, gift items, and home décor items.

  • Letting and renting properties become easier in Uttara

    The country’s first and largest real estate marketplace, Limited, has inaugurated its second marketplace in Uttara to provide specialised services to tenants and landlords. They will be using both online and offline features, to make renting and letting in Uttara easier.

  • Fourth Cotton Day-Bangladesh held in Dhaka

    Recently, COTTON USA held a seminar, and an eye-catching fashion show in Dhaka, to celebrate the fourth Cotton Day- Bangladesh.

  • Royal feast with Pizza Hut

    The beginning of October held a pleasant surprise for pizza fans. Pizza Hut Bangladesh launched one of their most anticipated and unique pizzas at the start of the month — The CheeseBurger Crown Pizza.

  • Promoting mental wellbeing

    The Counselling Unit of BRAC University had organised a round-table discussion on 12 October, 2019, at the conference room, of BRAC University, Mohakhali.

  • Jamdani Festival 2019 ends on a high note

    The month-long Jamdani Festival, which was organised by Bangladesh Jatiya Karushilpa Parishad - National Crafts Council of Bangladesh (NCCB), in collaboration with the Bengal Foundation, and held at Bengal Shilpalay, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, ended on 12 October, 2019.

  • Affordable Autumn: First Edition

    As part of the effort to make art mainstream, beginning 18 October, 2019 Galleri Kaya promises ‘Affordable Autumn’ — a new series of exhibitions designed to target young professionals who love art, but mistakenly consider possession of artworks beyond their means.