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  • Rawhide sales suspended till Sunday
  • College student dies of dengue in Faridpur
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US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker The US justice department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker,…
N. Korea's Kim supervised 'new weapon' test again: KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a "new weapon" launch,…
Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir
Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with…
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Prisoners spending productive time in Cumilla jail    
Things in Cumilla Central Jail are no longer monotonous or painful for its prisoners as the prison authorities have allowed them to spend their time in…
Khulna city goes under rainwater
Heavy monsoon rain inundated most parts of Khulna on Saturday, inflicting immense sufferings on the city dwellers. Bangladesh Meteorological Department…
  • 2 kids drown in Magura
  • 2 suspected robbers lynched in Pabna
  • 4 killed in Narsingdi road crash
  • Bangladesh
    50,000 admitted to hospitals so far The number of dengue patients admitted to public and private hospitals has crossed 50,000 this year, breaking all past records. Of these, 42,243 have left the hospitals after recovery, which means 84 per cent of the dengue patients are back home. According to Directorate General Health Service (DGHS)…
    Massive fire devastates Mirpur slum
A devastating fire yesterday raged through Chalantika Slum at Mirpur section-7 in the capital destroying about 2,500 shanties. As many as 24 units of the Fire Service and Civil Defence and 125 fire fighters brought the fire, which originated around 7:30pm, under control after about four hours at 11.30pm.…
  • Bangladesh eyes new repatriation attempt
  • 11 killed in road accidents
  • Politics
    Gazipur’s ex-acting mayor Karim joins BNP Abdul Karim, former acting-mayor of Gazipur municipality, along with his around a hundred followers joined BNP on Saturday. Karim formally joined BNP by presenting a bouquet to party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at BNP Chairperson’s Gulshan office. Giving his instant reaction,…
    BNP meet today to discuss movement to free Khaleda
The BNP standing committee is going to meet this evening, two weeks after the last meeting, to discuss several issues, including resuming the movement to free party chairperson Khaleda Zia. The meeting is expected to discuss activating of the Jatiya Oikyafront and 20-party alliance, post-flood situation,…
  • Khaleda changes birthday every other day: Anisul
  • BNP accuses govt of destroying leather industry
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    • Germany : Two baby snow leopards walk through their enclosure at the Wilhelma zoo in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Saudi Arabia : Muslim pilgrims look at pigeons at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca at the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Taif, Saudi Arabia : A Saudi woman rides a horse during the Souk Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : Two starlings play in a fountain at Moscow's Manezhnaya Square on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A boat cruises on the river Seine during sunset in Paris, on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches yesterday. Arafat is the site where Muslims say the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage. The ultra-conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five pillars of Islam. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Fair attendees walk past the Ferris wheel as rain begins the fall at the Iowa State Fair on August 8, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 5, 2019 shows Stern Caugek birds on Tatihou island, northwestern France. FP PHOTO
    • Netherlands : People with a dog take a boat ride on a river in Giethoorn, a well-known destination for tourists and day-trippers, on August 6, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 4, 2019 shows a seagull and ruddy rurnstones on the rocks of the Tatihou island, northwestern France. AFP PHOTO
    Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday stays partially devoid of usual busyness
of the traffic and economic activities on the first day after Eid-ul Azha holiday. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday…
    Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s
Lalbagh area last night with no casualties till filing this report. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s…
    This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on
Eid-ul-Azha on Monday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on Eid-ul-Azha…
    Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks at Kamalapur Railway
Station in the capital yesterday ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Most of the trains reached the station six-to seven hours behind
schedule causing immense sufferings to people. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks…
    Entertainment, Art & Culture
    Janhvi Kapoor signs her first Telugu film
    Janhvi Kapoor, the daughter of late yesteryear legendary actress Sridevi, was able to make people sit up and took notice of her debut film Dhadak could hit the theatres. The tragic love story, directed by Shashank Khaitan, turned out to be a super hit at the box office…
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    Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the globe

    Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the globe

    Time is running out for Jakarta. One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warns that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue. Decades of uncontrolled…
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    Have enough water, juice to beat dengue
    Describing the notion to have papaya-leaf juice for increasing the blood platelet…
    Simple hacks to get untangled
    Tangled hair is every girl’s nightmare. No parlour didi or salon therapist,…
    Selena Gomez to launch her beauty line soon
    Start saving up! After scoring countless fashion deals, American singer Selena Gomez…
    Science & Tech
    NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job
    NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday to lead development…
    Artificial intelligence to help better manage Dhaka
    To an average Dhaka resident, artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like a…
    Giant penguin fossil found in New Zealand
    The fossilised remains of a huge penguin almost the size of an adult human…
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