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Schoolgirl crushed under truck in Satkhira In a tragic incident, a schoolgirl was crushed under the wheels of a truck at Hajipur intersection in Ashashuni upazila on Tuesday morning.   The…
Why no compensation to Raifa’s family: HC The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to pay appropriate compensation…
  • 2 ‘drug traders’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
  • Close medical coaching centres from Sep 1: Nasim
  • Actress Nawshaba denied bail
  • Bangladesh
    AL submits financial report to EC The ruling Awami League yesterday submitted its annual financial report for the year 2017 to the Election Commission. A four-member AL delegation, led by party office secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, handed over the financial report to Helaluddin Ahmad at the EC Secretariat. According to the report,…
    606 pilgrims to miss Hajj this year Finally, 606 pilgrims, out of 126,789, will not be able to perform Hajj this year due to various reasons. The last Hajj flight (BG7093) of Bangladesh Biman will take off from Dhaka for Jeddah at 3:55pm today (Wednesday). According to religious ministry sources, as of August 13, a total of 116,533 pilgrims…
  • DMP takes foolproof security measures for National Mourning Day
  • 2 more Hajj flights cancelled
  • Politics
    BNP to hold public rally in city on Sept 1 BNP will hold a public rally in the capital on September 1, marking the party's 40th founding anniversary. Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office on Tuesday. "Our party has decided to hold a…
    Khaleda gets 6-month bail in defamation case The High Court on Tuesday granted six-month bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation case filed here over her ‘derogatory remarks’ about freedom fighters and martyred intellectuals. The HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Kashefa Hussain passed the order after…
  • 35 sued over Sylhet JCD leader’s death
  • BNP drafts policy for greater alliance
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    • France : Volunteers release flamingos chicks after ringing them at the salt marsh of Aigues Mortes, southern France, on August 8, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This aerial view shows the shores of the bassin d'Arcachon (Arcachon Bay) with Arguin Sandbank (C) and Dune of Pilat (R) on August 4, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • France : Lightning flashes illuminate the sky over the French riviera city of Nice, southeastern France, on July 22, 2018. AFP PHOTO
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    • India : A male pheasant-tailed jacana protects its eggs at the Mangalajodi eco-tourism centre in Chilika lake, some 67km from Bhubaneswar in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, on July 20, 2018. AFP PHOTO
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    CNG-run autorickshaws are seized by traffic police on Kuril Biswa Road in the capital yesterday for not having valid
documents and driving licences. INDEPENDENT PHOTO CNG-run autorickshaws are seized by traffic police on Kuril Biswa Road in the capital yesterday…
    This recent photo shows a farmer nursing Aus plants at a field in Forhad Nagar area of Feni district. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This recent photo shows a farmer nursing Aus plants at a field in Forhad Nagar area of Feni…
    Workers busy repairing and giving new looks to old and worn out buses at a workshop in Matuail of the capital
yesterday. The buses would provide services during the Eid-ul-Azha, when a large number of people in the capital
travel to districts to celebrate Eid with their families. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Workers busy repairing and giving new looks to old and worn out buses at a workshop in Matuail…
    Drained commuters drink mixed fruit juice from a roadside vendor at Shahbagh in the capital yesterday as sweltering
summer sweeps the country. Doctors warn city-dwellers against such drinks which may invite waterborne diseases
like diarrhoea, jaundice and dysentery. PHOTO: INDEPENDENT PHOTO Drained commuters drink mixed fruit juice from a roadside vendor at Shahbagh in the capital…
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