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Dr.F R Khan -Einstein of Structural Engineering


ImageFazlur Rahman Khan born-April 3, 1929 in Dhaka,Bangladesh was a Bangladeshi -American architect and structural engineer . He is a central figure behind the ”Second Chicago School” of architecture,and is regarded as the “father of tubular design for high-rises”.Khan, “more than any other individual, ushered in a renaissance in skyscraper construction during the second half of the twentieth century.”He is also considered to be the”Einstein of structural engineering” and “the greatest structural engineer of the second half of the 20th century” for his innovative use of structural systems that remain fundamental to modern skyscraper construction. His most famous buildings are the John Hancock Center and the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), which was the world’s tallest building for several decades.(the world’s tallest building from its completion in 1974 until 1996).
Fazlur Rahman Khan is from the village of Bhandarikandi in Shibchar Upazila,Madaripur District,Dhaka Division,Bangladesh. He was born on 3 April 1929, in Dhaka and died 27 March 1982 in Jeddah,Saudia Arabia at the age of only 52 year old. His father, Khan Bahadur Abdur Rahman Khan, BES was ADPI of Bengal and after retirement served as Principal of Jagannath College, Dhaka. Continue reading

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One of the Youtube founder is a Bangladeshi


ImageYoutube.com —- everybody knows about this world’s most popular website.Don’t need to say more about this.
Youtube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload,share and view videos.This website uses Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content,including movie clips,TV clips and music videos,as well as amature content such as video blogging and short original videos. Continue reading

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September 23, 2012 · 11:55 am

Jute genome decoded by Bangladeshi scientist Maqsudul Alam


ImageImageA consortium of researchers from Dhaka University, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute and Software Company Data Soft Systems Bangladesh Ltd. in collaboration with Centre for Chemical Biology, University of Science Malaysia and University of Hawaii, USA has successfully decoded the Jute Plant Draft Genome. This accomplishment by local scientists and bioinformatics specialists will potentially placed Bangladesh at the forefront of the global jute industry.
Officials and scientists said Bangladesh was the lone country in Asia after Malaysia to carry out such a high level research led by Maqsudul Alam, a professor of the University of Hawaii. Continue reading

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On Objectification of Women in Mainstream Hollywood Movies


RIFAT MUNIM divulges the subliminal messages surrounding women and sexuality in Hollywood films.

We’re all living in America
America, America
We’re all living in America
America is wonderful.

(‘America’, Rammstein)

This is the refrain of a song by the German heavy metal band Rammstein. But one has to watch the music video to grasp its full potential. The song makes a compelling case that Hollywood films have permeated through all continents, all races and all societies in the world. Continue reading

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Women’s sports in Bangladesh — Women’s sports has potential but requires support, says NAIMUL KARIM


Bangladesh Cricket Team Celebrating After Defeating Ireland CopyWhile the cricket scorecard displayed an easy win for the women in green, their nine wicket victory against the United States last year was more than just a modest cricketing triumph. It was the victory that gave them the One Day International (ODI) status. It was an achievement not just for women’s cricket but for the entire sporting fraternity of the country. The victory, in a way, represents the changes — both in terms of attitude and training — that have taken place in the women’s sporting arena. Continue reading

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Sea Limit Row with Myanmar…….Bay is ours


International tribunal upholds Bangladesh’s economic, territorial rights over 200 nautical miles from coast

Bangladesh yesterday won a landmark verdict at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, which sustained its claim to 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic and territorial rights in the Bay of Bengal rejecting the claims of Myanmar. The verdict of the court went absolutely in Bangladesh’s favour and even beyond, as it gave more than what Bangladesh had asked for. The judgment is final and cannot be appealed against. The verdict of the tribunal gave Bangladesh a substantial share of the outer continental shelf beyond 200 miles, which would open ways for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Bay. The tribunal also awarded Bangladesh a full 12-mile territorial sea around St Martin’s Island, overruling Myanmar’s argument that the island be cut in half and shared.

“We have got everything, even more than what we wanted. We are happy, we are absolutely delighted,” cheerful Foreign Minister Dipu Moni told The Daily Star over the phone from Hamburg, Germany. Continue reading

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Someone ordered a pair of shoes?


As a rule of thumb, customisation is always better than standardisation. You are unique. No one is like you; you need things according to your very specific needs and desires. We can easily picture ourselves walking to a tailor and ordering a suit but how many of us have thought of wearing custom-made shoes? Continue reading

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