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  • 64 held in Jessore on various charges
  • England to go ahead with Bangladesh tour
  • US, India likely to discuss BD issue during Kerry's India tour
  • State of emergency in Italy quake zone
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8 police killed in southeast Turkey PKK bomb attack ISTANBUL: Eight Turkish police officers were killed and 45 more people injured on…
Trump, Clinton exchange angry charges of racism WASHINGTON: The tone of the US presidential campaign turned darker on Thursday,…
Obama to create world's largest marine reserve WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will travel to his native Hawaii Wednesday to…
State of emergency in Italy quake zone Italy has declared a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's…
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England to go ahead with Bangladesh tour
Dhaka Metro
2 killed in road accident in capital Two men were killed and two others injured as a covered van hit a van loaded with fuel drums at Birulia Bridge area in the capital on Thursday night.…
  • Police to write Home Ministry to ban Ansar-Al-Islam
  • 5 ‘JMB activists’ held in Gazipur
  • Portion of BM College hostel building collapses
  • River vessel workers on indefinite strike
  • Events
    President Abdul Hamid has urged people of all religions…
    Politics
    Obaidul for RMG workers’ Eid leave in alternate phases Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader urged the authorities of the garment factories in Savar and Gazipur industrial belts to grant their…
    64 held in Jessore on various charges Police in separate drives in Jessore arrested 64 people from different places on various charges, including violence, on Thursday afternoon. While briefing…
  • BNP wants to cling in politics with Rampal: Hanif
  • Assessing govt attitude to launch anti-Rampal prog: BNP
  • Scrap Rampal power plant project: Khaleda
  • BNP wants to divert country's course: PM
  • Bangladesh
    30 ‘missing’ in Madaripur trawler capsize
At least 30 people went missing as the trawler capsized in the Kumar river in Madaripur Sadar upazila on Thursday evening. Sources said, the trawler,…
    US, India likely to discuss Bangladesh issue during Kerry's India tour Amid its growing importance in the region, Bangladesh issues may also come up "significantly" during US Secretary of State John Kerry's…
  • Kerry to focus on security, democracy: US
  • 3 cops closed for negligence of duty in Sylhet
  • President for strengthening religious harmony
  • Bangabandhu murder case's plaintiff Mohitul Islam dies
  • Sports
    Main German league transfers for 2016/17 BERLIN: Ahead of the start of the 2016-17 Bundesliga season on Friday, AFP Sports takes a look at the main transfers during the close season in Germany:…
    Dilshan to end international career Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan, who pioneered the "Dilscoop" flick over the wicketkeeper's head, has announced his international…
  • Man City, Moenchengladbach cruise into Champions League
  • Solo suspended for 'cowards' comment
  • Blatter mounts final FIFA ban appeal
  • Dizzy Roy sets up England win over Pakistan
  • Entertainment
    Salman Shah's 45th birth anniv celebration Sep 29
    September 19 will mark the 45th birth anniversary of the late iconic hero of the country’s film industry, Salman Shah. To celebrate the occasion…
    Zahid Hasan, Purnima in one frame after a decade Celebrated actor-director Zahid Hasan and popular film actress Purnima, who had acted together last time about a decade ago, will be seen once again together…
  • Humayun Faridi’s final film set to release Thursday
  • Mosharraf Karim, Alvee in Eid drama for first time
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul said there are many alternative ways and locations to Rampal where the power plant can be set up. Do you agree?
     Yes
     No
     No Comment
    Yes 76.5%
    No 5.9%
    No Comment 17.6%
    Video
    Photo Gallery
    • Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Beximco Group Vice-Chairman Salman F Rahman try a shot with an air pistol during the opening of 10-metre modern range at National Shooting Range in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Empty trawlers and barges remain anchored sans the usual hustle and bustle at the Anu Mia terminal in Chittagong due to the ongoing strike by water transport workers. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • The aerial photo shows students of Jagannath University demonstrate at Paltan intersection in the capital yesterday to press home their demand for residential halls on the land of the erstwhile Dhaka Central Jail in Lalbagh area. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI
    • Sadarghat launch terminal in the capital wears a deserted look yesterday, the second day of an indefinite strike being enforced across the country by water transport workers. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • People instead of using bin dump garbage near it, beside a Mirpur road in the capital, that spread bad odor in the area causing immense suffering to the pedestrians. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: AZIZUR RAHMAN
    • The photo taken yesterday shows street vendors selling goods beside a railtrack at Haji Camp rail crossing in the capital taking risk of an accident. PHOTO: PARVEZ AHMAD
    • Vehicles pass through Patuakhali-Kuakata highway which is submerged by tidal surge and downpour. The photo was taken near Lebukhali ferry terminal in Patuakhali yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman talks to media at the Dhaka airport yesterday on his return from England. The seamer underwent a surgery on his left shoulder there. STORY ON PAGE 16 INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    Art & Culture
    The mysterious origins of the book
    The book is changing. Electronic books, or ebooks, are more portable than their paper counterparts, capable of being carried in their hundreds on a single reader or tablet. Thousands more are just a click away. It can be argued that ebooks are more robust than paper ones: an ebook reader can be stolen or dropped in the bath, but the books on it are stored safely in the cloud, waiting to be downloaded onto a new device. It is not too much to say that books and reading are in the throes of a revolution. Not everyone is happy about this. Book lovers, publishers and booksellers alike are watching the book-v-ebook sales battle with great interest, and when Tom Tivnan of The Bookseller reported recently that ebook sales had dipped for the first time, he sounded almost relieved: “For those…
    Life Style
    Scottish police become latest in Britain to allow hijab
    LONDON: Scotland's police this week became the latest force in Britain to allow…
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    Envy at workplace may hamper your productivity
    New York: Do you feel envious when your co-worker gets extra respect and attention…
    5 Amazing Home Remedies for Dry Hair
    Dry, unmanageable and unconditioned hair is not a pretty sight and can lead to a…
    Technology
    China unveils 2020 Mars rover concept: report
    Beijing: China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send…
    Facebook launches Lifestage app for school teens
    Facebook has launched a new social media app aimed at school teenagers. Members…
    Google rolling out latest Android system to Nexus phones
    Google is ready to start sending out the latest version of its Android operating…
    Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones
    Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and…
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