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Fourth suspect arrested over Spain twin attacks A fourth suspect was arrested yesterday over twin attacks in Spain that saw vehicles…
India welcomes US blacklisting Kashmiri militant group India on Friday welcomed the United States' blacklisting of Kashmiri separatist…
Barcelona attack: Spanish police kill 5 suspects   Spanish police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were…
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Collapse of big trees on DU campus raises concern
Students of Dhaka University (DU) have expressed concern over the falling of old trees. Owing to several natural and man-made causes, trees as old as…
Omar Sani urges artistes to help flood victims Actor Omar Sani on Friday urged all artistes, involved in film and television industries, to come forward and help the country’s flood-affected…
  • CCC plans hawker-free footpaths: Ctg mayor
  • 3 killed in Ctg road accident
  • Cocktail blasts rock RU campus; Shibir men blamed
  • Bangladesh
    Govt to rehabilitate flood victims: Quader Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the government will take steps for rehabilitation of the flood-affected people. “The Prime Minister will visit the flood-hit areas and mitigate your sufferings. She’ll compensate you for the losses,” he said while addressing…
    4,000 tonnes of imported rice enter thru’ Benapole Some 4,000 tonnes of imported rice were released from Benapole land port since Thursday evening following the duty cut on imported rice. Earlier, importers had stopped taking the delivery of 5,000 tonnes of rice seeking a gazette notification on relaxation of duty on imported rice.  Some 250 trucks…
  • Dhaka condemns Barcelona terror attack
  • Mayor Annisul’s health condition improving
  • Politics
    BNP accepted Zia's illegal power capture: Quader Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said BNP's silence on the court verdict over the 16th constitutional amendment has proved that the party has accepted its founder Ziaur Rahman illegally captured state power. "The Supreme Court…
    Nothing being done for flood victims: BNP BNP on Friday alleged that though the country has been affected by extensive flood, the government is only putting in its all-out efforts to secure its 'illegal power' instead of standing by the disaster-hit people. "People had an expectation that the government will stand by the flood…
  • Quader dubs BNP as reckless driver in politics
  • Why criticism about PM’s meeting with President: Quader
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    • Participants take part in Panjat Pinang, a pole climbing contest, as part of festivities marking Indonesia's 72nd Independence Day on Ancol beach in Jakarta yesterday. Panjat Pinang, a tradition dating back to the Dutch colonial days, is one of the most popular traditions for celebrating Indonesia's Independence Day. AFP PHOTO
    • Shanghai : People running at night in Shanghai. A growing number of young, educated, urban Chinese are shrugging off the myriad hazards to keep fit through serious running and the number of marathons and running events in the country is mushrooming. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A windmill is pictured at the harbour of Greetsiel on August 14, 2017 in Bremerhaven. AFP PHOTO
    • Kenya : A vendor displays his goods while a tourist flies a kite on the beach near Mombasa, Kenya, on August 11, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Belarus : Perseids meteors cross the night sky over an Orthodox church in the village of Bezdezh, some 270 km southwest of Minsk, on August 12, 2017. APF PHOTO
    • Indonesia : Sumatran elephants eat during a celebration for World Elephant Day at the Bali Zoo in Gianyar regency on Bali island on August 12, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : Shows a horse carriage on its way to the Church of the Ascension at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve in Moscow on August 5, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Kenya : Villagers cheer during a traditional bull-fighting contest on August 5, 2017 in Elwanda village, near Kakamega. AFP PHOTO
    • A carved watermelon is displayed during a fruit and vegetable carving competition in Bangkok. It is a royal tradition that has proved bountiful through the ages and one that Thailand's fruit carvers are determined to keep alive. AFP PHOTO
    • Male giant panda Yuan Zi, inside its enclosure at the Beauval zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France. AFP PHOTO
    M Shamsur Rahman, Editor of The Independent and also Editor in Chief and CEO of Independent Television, and Brig General Mohammad Mahbubul
Haq, the head of delegation, shake hands and exchange a memento after a team of National Defence College pays a visit to the Beximco Media
Complex in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO M Shamsur Rahman, Editor of The Independent and also Editor in Chief and CEO of Independent…
    Bangladesh Army commandos conduct a security drill to rescue players from the captivity of extremists before boarding a helicopter ahead of the
Australia-Bangladesh Test series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital yesterday. STORY ON PAGE 16 INDEPENDENT PHOTO Bangladesh Army commandos conduct a security drill to rescue players from the captivity of…
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    This photo taken yesterday shows a snake charmer taking part in ‘Jhapang khela’, a game of snakes at Boidanga village in Jhenidah
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