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Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died in a military hospital at the age of…
US sanctions Chinese military over Russia The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian…
ASEAN MPs urge UN to act on devastating Rohingya atrocities report Lawmakers from South East Asia on Thursday urged the UN to act on a devastating…
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Road accident kills 3 in Rajshahi Three people were killed and 15 others injured when a bus hit a stationary truck on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway at Tarapukur in Puthia upazila on Thursday…
2 UPDF men shot dead in Rangamati Two activists of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF), a Chittagong Hill Tracts-based political group, were killed in a reported gunfight between…
  • Basunia convener, Nirmal member secretary of LJFD
  • Road crashes kill 3 in Cumilla, Khulna
  • 15-km tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway
  • Bangladesh
    WB to give $25m for Rohingya children’s education The World Bank (WB) has approved US$25 million, including $4 million from Canada, to help Bangladesh provide education and support to heal the psychological wounds of Rohingya children and youth who have fled violence in Myanmar. The second in a series to help Bangladesh deal with the crisis, the additional…
    Holy Ashura being observed Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), is being observed in the country on Friday with due religious fervour and solemnity. On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), along with his family members and 72 followers…
  • PM flies to London en route to New York
  • Nothing to be worried about Digital Security Bill: PM
  • Politics
    Many AL leaders claim green signal from party chief Much to the annoyance of the party high-command, most Awami League leaders and MPs who are aspiring to contest in the upcoming parliamentary elections are claiming to have got party chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s green signal to contest the polls. According to AL insiders, at least 4–5…
    Quader flays ex-CJ Sinha over new book Criticising Surendra Kumar Sinha, the general secretary of the ruling Awami League (AL), Obaidul Quader, alleged that the former chief justice wrote his book out of a “sense of frustration”. “SK Sinha wrote a fiction from out of his frustration of becoming a ‘former’,”…
  • Bail hearing in Cumilla murder case against Khaleda deferred
  • BNP slams govt for passing Digital Security Bill
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    A year after the Rohingyas were forced out of home

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    • Bangladeshi batsman Mushfiqur Rahim celebrates after scoring 100 runs during their one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai yesterday. AFP PHOTO
    • Vienna : Swans search for a food at one of Danube's river arms covered with water plants in Vienna, Austria, on September 12, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A bird picks seeds from a withered sunflower on September 11, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Geese pass a World War Two monument in the village of Verasnitsa, some 260 km south of Minsk, on September 10, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Buenos Aires : A cormorant bites a boga fish at the Rio de la Plata river in Buenos Aires on September 10, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Kiev : A boy launches a paper plane from the top of a Soviet era monument for Ukraine and Russia union in Kiev on September 12, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • The tall ship Southern Swan sails in Sydney Harbour in front of the Opera House with environmentalists on board yesterday. Activists in Australia lead a wave of global events to demand leadership on climate change from governments under the banner #RiseForClimate days before the Global Climate Action (GCAS) Summit in California. AFP PHOTO
    • Madrid : A white duck flaps on the lake's waters of the Retiro Park in downtown Madrid on August 28, 2018. AFP PHOTO
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    • Germany : Young women wear flower boxes on their heads as they parade through the rain during the "Markgröninger Schäferlauf" (Markgroeninger shepherds' run) folklore festival in Markgroeningen, southern Germany, on August 25, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    The photo taken yesterday shows vendors illegally set up their makeshift shops occupying the footpath and a portion of a road at Gulistan in the
capital causing difficulties to the commuters. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI The photo taken yesterday shows vendors illegally set up their makeshift shops occupying the…
    Two Rover Scouts encourage pedestrians in the capital’s Bijoy Sarani area to use a footbridge a few blocks away (not in the picture). Jaywalking, which is a
breach of traffic rules, is often considered as one of the important causes of road accidents. The photo was taken recently. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM Two Rover Scouts encourage pedestrians in the capital’s Bijoy Sarani area to use a footbridge…
    A shabby and outmoded four-wheeler still hauls passengers in the capital’s Postogola
area, flouting ban on such vehicles on highways. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A shabby and outmoded four-wheeler still hauls passengers in the capital’s Postogola area,…
    Despite the presence of dustbins, garbage lies scattered around a road in Jatrabari area of the capital posing threat to the public health of city
dwellers. The photo was taken yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Despite the presence of dustbins, garbage lies scattered around a road in Jatrabari area of…
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