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  • No bar to holding ‘A’ level, ‘O’ level exams: HC
  • FM for change of mindset to achieve lasting global peace
  • Dr Tahmeed made icddr,b Executive Director
  • IBBL honours plasma donor employees
  • World Bank wants $12 bn for virus vaccine in poor nations
  • AL picks Joy for Sirajganj-1, Habib for Dhaka-18 by elections
  • Govt to upgrade Joydevpur-Mymensingh road into expressway: Kamal
  • Salam Murshedy looks for big win
  • HC orders to give Tk 15 lakh compensation to Jaha Alam
  • President, PM for gearing up sanitation awareness
  • Bangladesh, US sign air service agreement
  • Actor-politician Farooque diagnosed with TB
  • HSC exam schedule to be announced Monday or Tuesday: Minister
  • Parliament lost Tk22 cr for quorum crisis in 2019: TIB
  • Educational institutions closure to be extended: Dipu Moni
  • Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports 32 deaths, 1436 new cases
  • Riva meets FM, thanks for successful completion of 6th JCC
  • Case filed over Sylhet rape attempt; 3 arrested
  • Khulna schoolboy killing: One gets death, 5 life imprisonment
  • Novoair announces winter holiday packages
  • Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as new emir of Kuwait
  • Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India, draws outrage
  • FSIBL inaugurates Kanungopara sub-branch in Boalkhali of Chattogram
  • Barguna Rifat killing: Minni and 5 others sentenced to death
  • Bangladesh, US sign agreement for flight operations
  • UK vaccine to be available to Bangladesh, no clinical trial here: Dickson
  • MC College gang rape: HC forms investigation body
  • Indian court acquits all accused in Babri Mosque case
  • UN chief calls for protecting world from recession
  • Rifat Sharif killing verdict today
  • Priest held for rape at church
  • Bangladesh 'outraged' by Myanmar's falsehood, fabrication of facts at UNGA
  • 'Hundreds of thousands' of airline jobs at risk
  • I Am Woman singer Helen Reddy dies
  • Two-fifths of plants at risk of extinction, says report
  • Allama Siddiki new Bangladesh Ambassador to Denmark
  • Indian Vice President tests positive for COVID-19
  • Vaccine: Dhaka, Delhi agree ‘in principle’ to start phase-III trials in Bangladesh
  • World News
    Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as new emir of Kuwait Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah was sworn in Wednesday…
    Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India, draws outrage The gang rape and death of a woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system…
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    Case filed over Sylhet rape attempt; 3 arrested A case has been filed over the rape attempt on a schoolgirl on Tuesday in Sylhet city. Three young men detained from Badambagica area of the city were…
    President mourns death of ex-principal Prof Shamsul Huda President M Abdul Hamid today expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of noted academician Professor AFM Shamsul Huda, former principal of Kishoreganj…
  • Three killed in separate road accidents in Bhola
  • COVID-19 cases hit 21,772 in Khulna division, 19,229 cured
  • 5 shops gutted in Chattogram
  • Bangladesh
    Dr Tahmeed made icddr,b Executive Director The International Board of Trustees of icddr,b, formerly known as the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh, has appointed Dr.Tahmeed Ahmed as its new Executive Director. Dr Ahmed will take up his new assignment on February 1, 2021, succeeding Dr John Clemens who has served…
    Govt to upgrade Joydevpur-Mymensingh road into expressway: Kamal The government will upgrade the existing Dhaka (Joydevpur) Mymensingh Road into expressway with service lane on both sides through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative with a Korean company to further improve the road connectivity. The approval came from the 16th meeting of the Cabinet Committee…
  • President, PM for gearing up sanitation awareness
  • Bangladesh, US sign air service agreement
  • Politics
    AL picks Joy for Sirajganj-1, Habib for Dhaka-18 by elections Awami League today nominated Tanvir Shakil Joy and Mohammad Habib Hasan as the party candidates for the upcoming by-polls to Sirajganj-1 and Dhaka-18 constituencies respectively as the Election Commission (EC) has fixed the date for the by polls on November 12. “As per the decision of the party…
    Salam Murshedy looks for big win Abdus Salam Murshedy MP, who is contesting in the senior vice president post, is highly optimistic to have a landslide victory in the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) election going to take place on October 3.  Salam Murshedy, who has an excellent business background and also a lawmaker of…
  • BNP’s politics is in deep crisis: Quader
  • BNP denounces MC College rape incident, bemoans ‘lawlessness’
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    • France : People walk on a beach at sunset in Houlgate, northern France, on August 8, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Pakistan : In this picture taken on July 20, 2020, a livestock vendor wearing a facemask stands next to camels as he waits for customers ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha or the 'Festival of Sacrifice', at a cattle market in Rawalpindi. AFP PHOTO
    • Saudi Arabia : A handout picture provided by the Saudi Ministry of Media shows a few pilgrims circumambulating the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on July 26, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : A worker feeds ostriches at a zoo in Dubai's al-Awir town, on July 27, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Iraq : Fishing boats are moored on the banks of the Shatt Al-Arab river at sunset, in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, on July 24, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure and building in the world since 2009 (total heigh with antenna of 829.8 metres), ahead of the expected launch of the United Arab Emirates "Hope" Mars probe on July 19, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Hong Kong : People watch the sunset as a fishing boat sails past in Hong Kong on July 21, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • France : A deer hunts a fox in a harvested wheat field on July 20, 2020 near Chinon, central France. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : This picture taken on July 8, 2020 shows an aerial view of the Burj al-Arab hotel in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, during a government-organised helicopter tour. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A bumblebee collects pollen from the flower of a thistle in Unna, western Germany on July 8, 2020.AFP PHOTO
    Bangladesh Navy Ship ‘Samudra Avijan’ sails for island nation Maldives on Wednesday carrying emergency logistic support items like over 100 tonnes of food, medical supplies and other protective equipment to combat the coronavirus crisis. Photo: ISPR Bangladesh Navy Ship ‘Samudra Avijan’ sails for island nation Maldives on Wednesday carrying…
    People try hard to board a truck, ignoring the government’s guideline to maintain safe physical distance amid risk of the deadly coronavirus
spread, to travel to the capital. The photo was taken from Kashipur area of Barishal yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO People try hard to board a truck, ignoring the government’s guideline to maintain safe physical…
    Garment workers, mostly called out on a short notice, work in a factory at Joar Sahara in the capital yesterday as their management, like many others,
resumed production ignoring a BGMEA call to keep their factories shut in accordance with the government-announced holiday. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM Garment workers, mostly called out on a short notice, work in a factory at Joar Sahara in…
    The government’s countrywide closure forces these trucks, pickups to lie idle at Tejgaon Truck Stand in the capital
yesterday, leaving hundreds of transport workers out of works. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY The government’s countrywide closure forces these trucks, pickups to lie idle at Tejgaon Truck…
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