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  • Bangladesh signs 2 MoUs with Netherlands
  • PM for more WHO engagement to achieve universal health security
  • 2 probe bodies formed to investigate Suhrawardy hospital fire: Health
  • UN seeks US$ 920 mn for Rohingya humanitarian crisis
  • Barrister Razzaq quits Jamaat
  • Bangladesh’s employment rate exceeds global average: ILO
  • Hasina hints at last term as PM
  • You’ve committed a huge mistake: Modi tells Pakistan after Kashmir
  • Bangladeshi among 6 held in anti-terror operations in Malaysia
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‘Brinjal bomb’ scare grips Chittagong University Chittagong University students and authorities spent a sleepless night on Thursday as they mistook a brinjal as a bomb. Witnesses said panic spread to…
Thakurgaon clash: BGB files cases against 250 villagers The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) filed two cases with Haripur police on Thursday night against more than 250 villagers over Tuesday’s clash that…
  • MAG Osmani’s 35th death anniversary Saturday
  • 2 probe bodies formed over Suhrawardy hospital fire: Health Minister
  • 40 injured in gas cylinder blast in Ijtema ground
  • Bangladesh
    Dhaka seeks OIC support to ensure safe Rohingya repatriation State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has said the international community has a shared responsibility to help restore the Rohingyas’ fundamental rights and freedoms, including their right to return to Myanmar in safety and dignity. “By opening our borders to the persecuted…
    4-day Biswa Ijtema begins Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations in the world,  began on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi here after Fazr prayers on Friday. Ijtema began with "Aambayan" (general sermons) by Pakistani Islamic scholar Maulana Ziaul Haq. This year, the Biswa Ijtema is being held…
  • Bangladesh’s employment rate exceeds global average: ILO
  • Tigers may go extinct in 50 years
  • Politics
    One-party rule imposed undercover of democracy: BNP BNP senior leader Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan on Friday alleged that the government has imposed an autocratic role in the country undercover of democracy. “The government has established an unwritten one-party rule Baksal, but they pretend to be democratic and often talk about democracy,” he said.…
    Oikyafront yet to confirm venue of mass hearing Opposition alliance the Jatiya Oikyafront, where the BNP is a major partner, is yet to confirm the venue for its planned mass hearing on February 24 over what it said December 30 engineered election. Oikyafront leaders said their first choice was the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh to hold the…
  • BNP still trying to make Dec-30 polls questionable: PM
  • BNP making mockery on nat’l election: Quader
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    • Hordes of devotees stream into their tents pitched on Biswa Ijtema ground on the bank of Turag River in Tongi on the outskirts of the capital yesterday as the four-day congregation starts from today. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Livno : Wild horses graze scarce dried grass and hydrate by eating some snow, on a pasture atop Krug Mountain, near Western Bosnian town of Livno, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A stork eats a day-old chick in its aviary at an animal park in Springe near Hanover, northern Germany, on February 5, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Afghanistan : An Afghan boy collects and pours water in containers from a river on a cold winter day in Panjshir Province February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Snow geese descend upon on a farm in Ruthsburg, Maryland, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Zanzibar: Performers parade through the street to kick off the 16th International African music festival "Sauti za Busara” in Stone town on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • This aerial file photo taken on November 22, 2018 shows a glacier in the Everest region of Nepal. Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's ‘Third Pole’, could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced. AFP PHOTO
    • Pakistan : Pakistani horsemen compete during a game of the traditional sport of Buzkashi, in Quetta on February 1, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Palestinian : A picture taken on February 3, 2019, shows western jackdaw birds flying past a murmuration of starlings, during their traditional dance before landing to sleep on the Jordan Valley in the West Bank along the border with Jordan. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A tomtit and a sparrow feed from a bird feeder in a park in Moscow on January 31, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    A locally-made three-wheeler, known as Nasiman or Kariman, plies a road in the capital’s Basila area yesterday in utter disregard to a law of The Motor Vehicles
Ordinance, 1983 which prohibits using vehicle in unsafe condition. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM A locally-made three-wheeler, known as Nasiman or Kariman, plies a road in the capital’s…
    This recent photo shows a grower nursing tobacco plants at a village in Jhenidah district. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This recent photo shows a grower nursing tobacco plants at a village in Jhenidah district.…
    A portion of grabbed land is cleared in apprehension of BIWTA drive near Basila on the Buriganga River in the capital yesterday. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM A portion of grabbed land is cleared in apprehension of BIWTA drive near Basila on the Buriganga…
    A artiste performs dance at a programme marking ‘Basanta Baran Utsav’ on the occasion of Pahela Falgun on
the Govt Women College campus yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A artiste performs dance at a programme marking ‘Basanta Baran Utsav’ on the occasion…
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    Two-day fest held at Govt Music College
    A two-day music festival titled ‘Pandit Barin Mazumder Sangeet Utsab 2019’ concluded on the premises of the Government Music College, in the capital’s Agargaon area on Friday. The Government Music College in collaboration with the Bangladesh Shilpakala…
    Environment
    Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef hit by polluted floodwaters

    Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef hit by polluted floodwaters

    Leading scientists have expressed concern after polluted floodwaters hit an "extraordinarily large area" of the Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. Researchers from the Australian Institute…
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    Science & Tech
    Smartphones blamed for mental health crisis in Australia, expert calls for real solutions
    One of Australia's leading youth mental health experts warned Friday that…
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    Nasa declared the 15-year mission of the veteran Mars rover Opportunity finally…
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