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  • Election schedule in first week of Nov: EC
  • Legendary singer Ayub Bachchu passes away
  • Dhaka, Riyadh sign 5 MoUs
  • Saudi Prince wants to be dev partner of Bangladesh
  • Left-leaning parties want to move alone
  • Ties evolve from donor recipient to partner
  • Students protest controversial ‘Gha’ unit admission test
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Ties evolve from donor 
recipient to partner The ties between Bangladesh and the European Union have evolved in the past 20 years…
French minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday he was pulling out of a major…
Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi…
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Rock star Ayub Bachchu passes away
Metro
Ex- UNO gets 8-yr jail in graft case A court here on Thursday sentenced former upazila nirbahi officer(UNO) of Panchhari upazila in Khagrachhari distirct to eight years imprisonment in a…
DU student Akhter falls sick; admitted to DMCH Akhter Hossain, a student of Dhaka University (DU) who went on hunger strike on Tuesday demanding cancellation of 'Gha' unit results and retaking…
  • 3 get life term for possessing drugs in Jhenaidah
  • Crew dies in cargo vessel fire in Ctg
  • 2 female ‘militants’ surrender at Narsingdi hideout
  • Bangladesh
    Bijoya Dashami today

The five-day Durga Puja, the greatest of all Hindu festivals, will come to an end today (Friday) with solemn immersion of the Goddess Durga in the capital and elsewhere in the country, reports UNB. Devotees are thronging Puja mandaps to celebrate Bijoya Dashami, the last day of the festival and reciting…
    Students protest controversial ‘Gha’ unit admission test Dhaka University (DU) law student Akhtar Hossen, who persisted with his solitary hunger strike for the third consecutive day yesterday, was whisked off to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated. Around 1 pm, DU proctor AKM Golam Rabbani came to break Akhtar’s fast along…
  • Go abroad with training: PM
  • Polls schedule in November first week, says EC secy
  • Politics
    Decision on AL’s alliance soon: Quader Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said whether the size of AL-led grand alliance will get bigger or not depends on the actual political situation and polarization, reports BSS. “Some political parties, including Jatiya Party, left-leaning seven-party alliance ‘Bamjote’…
    Dr Kamal briefs diplomats on polls issues Newly formed Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain on Thursday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about their demands, goals and position on the next general election, reports UNB. Initially, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir welcomed the diplomats and introduced the Oikyafront…
  • No chance of deterioration in law and order ahead of nat’l polls: Amu
  • Oikya Front to brief diplomats Thursday
  • Sports
    Rhodes warns Tigers not to take Zimbabwe lightly Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes warned his charges not to take Zimbabwe lightly, terming the Southern African opposition ‘wounded animal’…
  • World Cup star Mbappe returns to his roots in Bondy
  • Messi wants Pogba to join Barcelona
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    Left-leaning parties want to move alone avoiding Awami League and the BNP alliance ahead of national polls. Do you think the move will help Bangladesh democracy?
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    Yes 50.0%
    No 40.9%
    No Comment 9.1%
    Opinions
    Thousands of newborn babies die annually in Bangladesh

    Professor Sarwar Md. Saifullah Khaled

    Thousands of newborn babies die annually in Bangladesh
    Justice delayed but not denied

    Abdul Gaffar Choudhury

    Justice delayed but not denied
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    • Germany : A squirrel stands between autumn leaves in Aukrug-Homfeld, northern Germany on October 11, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Waves crash along a pier as the outerbands of hurricane Michael arrive yesterday in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A fallow deer roars during the rutting season in the zoological garden in Hannover, northern Germany on October 2, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Madhyamanchal : Stork birds waits to catch a fish at the Babai river, some 500 km southwest of Kathmandu on October 5, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • New York : Butterflies are seen during a preview visit of the butterfly conservatory at the American Natural History Museum in New York on October 3, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • VIENNA : People enjoy Indian summer weather during the late afternoon in Stadtpark in Vienna, Austria on October 5, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on September 28, 2018 in Chamonix-Mont Blanc, eastern France, shows the Bossons glacier in the French Alps. AFP PHOTO
    • Greece : Geese gather along the shores of the lake close to the town of Kastoria, northwestern Greece, on September 29, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • France : Hot air balloons take off above the tourist site of Rocamadour, southwestern France, on September 29, 2018, AFP PHOTO
    • France : A picture taken on September 25, 2018 shows the sun setting on a house in an island off Saint-Cado in Belz. AFP PHOTO
    Construction work on an eight-lane motorway between Dhaka and Maowa is in fast progress. The photo taken from Postogola area in the capital yesterday
shows the traffic is being diverted from the construction site into the roadside. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Construction work on an eight-lane motorway between Dhaka and Maowa is in fast progress. The…
    CNG-run three-wheelers carrying passengers beyond their capacity ply on Dhaka-Mawa Highway near Bangladesh-China
Friendship Bridge in Hasnabad, Dhaka, flouting ban on movement of such vehicles on highways. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI CNG-run three-wheelers carrying passengers beyond their capacity ply on Dhaka-Mawa Highway…
    Hindu devotees celebrate Kumari Puja, one of the most auspicious events of Durga Puja, at Ramkrishna Mission
temple in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Hindu devotees celebrate Kumari Puja, one of the most auspicious events of Durga Puja, at…
    Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, the platform that spearheaded the movement for quota system reformation,
demonstrates at the base of Raju Sculpture on the Dhaka Universiry campus yesterday condemning the alleged question leak during 'Gha' unit
admission tests. They demanded a retake of the admission test. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, the platform that spearheaded the…
    Entertainment, Art & Culture
    Facebook remembering legendary singer Ayub Bachchu
    As music maestro and legendary rock star Ayub Bachchu bids farewell to his fans forever, social media giant Facebook has also been remembering the band music legend of Bangladesh. In a message on AB’s Facebook page, the social media giant said, “We hope…
    Environment
    Humanity is ‘cutting down the tree of life’, warn scientists

    Humanity is ‘cutting down the tree of life’, warn scientists

    More than 300 mammal species have been eradicated by human activities, say researchers. Humanity’s ongoing annihilation of wildlife is cutting down the tree of life, including the branch we are…
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    Health & Life Style
    Over 16 pc adult Bangladeshis suffer from mental health disorders
    Some 16.05 percent of Bangladesh's adult population (Aged 18 and above) are…
    Benefits of egg oil for hair
    One of the best natural hair treatments for hair is oiling Natural oils are known…
    UK fans flocked to TV to watch Princess Eugenie's wedding
    The royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank was a big hit in terms…
    Science & Tech
    YouTube back up after access problems
    Google-owned YouTube says a widespread issue with some of its services has…
    Hawking's final book offers brief answers to big questions
    Stephen Hawking's final work, which tackles issues from the existence of…
    Most Americans can soon be identified by a relative's DNA: Study
    The remarkable technique used to identify the suspected "Golden State…
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