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  • 4 killed in Bagerhat road crash
  • 32 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits lands on Kyrgyzstan homes
  • 4 killed in Bagerhat road crash
  • 26 sentenced to death, 9 others given 10-year imprisonment each in N'ganj 7-murder case
World News
China state media call Trump's Taiwan strategy 'despicable' President-elect Donald Trump "speaks like a rookie," China's state-run…
UN envoy’s visit will bring change, hope Rohingyas Muslim villagers in western Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state said yesterday…
A year after nuclear deal, Iran wary of rising US ‘hostility’ AFP, TEHRAN: A year after its nuclear deal took effect, Iran is increasingly concerned…
Job fairs in Riyadh, Jeddah to recruit more Bangladeshi workers The Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh is making extensive arrangements to hold job fairs…
21 people drown after boat capsizes in eastern India The death toll from a boat accident in eastern India rose to 26 on Sunday, a senior…
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Temperature, rainfall variations major climate concerns: IOM
Business
Special incentives for investors sought Special incentives are required in order to attract investors from abroad, the public works and housing minister, engineer Mosharraf Hossain, said at…
  • DSE crosses 5,400-point
  • Army undertakes massive development scheme at Swarna Dweep
  • BB gets 66 project proposals involving $403.63m
  • Economy to bear the brunt
  • Dhaka Metro
    Country faces uphill task 
to have sustainable cities Amid rapid urban population growth in the country, it will be very difficult for Bangladesh to make its cities sustainable by 2030 in line with the Sustainable…
  • Cops close down makeshift Gulshan DCC market
  • DU Library unable to offer enough for space constraint
  • Find out culprits behind the blunder: ICT
  • Man held with 20,000 Yaba tablets in Ctg
  • Politics
    No consultation with BNP on EC formation: Nasim
Awami League Presidium Member and Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Monday ruled out any possibility of holding any dialogue with BNP to form the next…
    Movement in due time, says Fakhrul BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said their party will again be on the streets in due time to ‘restore democracy’…
  • AL hails BNP for ‘patience’
  • 3 ‘Jamaat-Shibir’ men held in Gaibandha over MP Liton murder
  • PM’s speech frustrated people: BNP
  • Khaleda’s self-defence in graft case on Jan 26
  • Bangladesh
    Temperature, rainfall variations major climate concerns: IOM Increased temperature and variations in rainfall are the most prevalent climate change elements that have affected the lives and livelihoods of people…
    Bifurcation of home ministry finalised The government has finally bifurcated the home ministry into two divisions—the Public Security Division and Security Service Division. Prime Minister…
  • N’ganj 7-murder: verdict on Monday
  • MP Liton murder: 2 suspects put on 2-day remand
  • PM joins Biswa Ijtema Akheri Munajat
  • PM flies to Switzerland tonight
  • Sports
    Mushfiqur Rahim released from hospital  Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was released from hospital after being admitted for precautionary tests when he was for struck on the head by…
    Pakistan break 12-year hoodoo AFP, MELBOURNE: Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the second one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, their first ODI…
  • Bangladesh lead by 122 runs with 7 wickets remaining
  • BCB announces preliminary squad for India, Sri Lanka tour
  • New Zealand put up 539 with Latham 177
  • Latham keeps NZ afloat
  • Entertainment
    Amitabh Reza‘s ‘Aynabaji’, Charles Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ to be screened today
    Celebrated director Amitabh Reza Choudhury’s debut big screen venture ‘Aynabaji’, which went on to become the biggest hit film in the…
    Dilruba Sathi’s seven years in anchoring Beginning her journey as an anchor with a programme on Bangladesh Television (BTV), talented anchor Dilruba Sathi is now spending seven years in this…
  • 10th Int’l Children’s film festival from Jan 24
  • Remembering Natyacharya Selim Al Deen on 9th death anniv
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    • The sun rises during the second round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 13, 2017. AFP Photo
    • Bangladesh batsman Shakib Al Hasan (L) celebrates his double century with captain Mushfiqur Rahim during day two of the first Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington yesterday. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A horse-drawn carriage makes its way on the snowy Rennsteig hiking path in Oberhof in the Thuringian Forest region, central Germany, on January 5, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : Sun rises over the snowy landscape near Amtzell, southern Germany, on January 3, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A woman walks with her dog through the forest on a frosty January 1, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • India : Indian fishermen paddle their boats back after fishing in the Brahmaputra River. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A picture taken with a star filter shows the Fontaine des Mers fountain at the Place de la Concorde in central Paris on December 29, 2016. AFP PHOTO
    • Golan Heights : A man walks dragging a tube up a slope at the Mount Hermon ski resort, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, on December 20, 2016. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A cyclist drives over a bridge at the lake Woerthsee close to the village of Inning, southern Germany, on December 9, 2016. AFP PHOTO
    Shows pedestrians cover their nose to avoid the stench coming from the garbage that piled up beside a busy road at Badda in the capital. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI Shows pedestrians cover their nose to avoid the stench coming from the garbage that piled…
    A bulldozer comes under attack from hawkers during a Dhaka South City Corporation eviction drive at Purana Paltan in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A bulldozer comes under attack from hawkers during a Dhaka South City Corporation eviction…
    Vehicles are very often parked illegally on a major portion of the road at Kuril in the capital causing sufferings to the commuters. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO NABIULLA NABI Vehicles are very often parked illegally on a major portion of the road at Kuril in the capital…
    A frame hive of a honeybee farm beside a mustard field in Basail Upazila of Tangail yesterday. Honeybee farming is gaining popularity in the country with the annual production of honey standing at over 1,600 metric tonnes last year. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A frame hive of a honeybee farm beside a mustard field in Basail Upazila of Tangail yesterday.…
    Art & Culture
    15th Dhaka Int’l Film Festival kicks off today
    With the theme ‘Nandonik Chalachitra, Nandonik Darshak, Alokito Somaj’ (Better Film, Better Audience, Better Society), the 15th edition of the Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) is set to kick off today.  President Abdul Hamid will inaugurate the festival as chief guest today at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, while Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu and president of International Federation of Film Critics Alin Tasciyan will be present as special guests. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam will preside over the event.  After the inauguration, internationally co-produced drama film ‘3000 Nights’ by Mai Masri will be screened as the opening film. During the 15th DIFF, organisers…
    Life Style
    One of Nutella’s ingredients is cancerous: Report
    A recent report has claimed that one of the ingredients of Nutella, the sweetened…
    The decade-old Shakrain fest
    Culture and heritage are spread across the entire nation, but Dhaka is still the…
    Urine test can tell what foods people take
    A simple urine test can reveal whether you had steamed fish or a fat-riddled steak…
    6 easy steps to make workplace organized
    Start your New Year by setting up a workspace that will keep you motivated all day…
    Technology
    Prosecutors request arrest of Samsung heir, bribery suspect
    Prosecutors requested the arrest Monday of the Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong as a bribery…
    Toyota to invest $10 billion in US over five years
     Toyota Motor will spend $10 billion in U.S. capital investments over the next…
    Nokia Android phone spurns the West
    The first Nokia-branded smartphone is to be released exclusively in China, reports…
    Smartphone revolution blazes on as iPhone turns 10
    AFP, LAS VEGAS: The smartphone continues to change the world a decade after the…
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