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Pakistan frees captured Indian fighter pilot

Pakistan frees captured Indian fighter pilot
A pilot shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft returned to India on Friday, after being freed in what Islamabad called a "peace gesture" following the biggest standoff between the two countries in years. But fresh violence raged in Kashmir, with seven people killed in the Indian-administered part of the tinder-box territory, suggesting that the spike in tension sparked by the death of 40 Indian soldiers in a suicide bombing last month may not be over yet. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, shot down on Wednesday over Kashmir -- divided between the nuclear-armed rivals since 1947 -- crossed into India at the famed Wagah crossing point, sporting a black eye from his ordeal. Pakistan's foreign ministry said that the pilot…

Curtain falls on month-long Ekushey book fair today

Curtain falls on month-long Ekushey book fair today

The month-long ‘Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela’, which brought together a diverse mix of the country’s well-known writers, as well as up-and-coming authors, thinkers, and entertainers on one stage, comes to an end today following extension of two-days. The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair,…
President for making voters aware of their rights

President for making voters aware of their rights

President Abdul Hamid yesterday stressed the need for taking initiative to make voters aware of their rights and responsibilities. "Along with voter enrollment, voters should be made aware of their rights and responsibilities. The more the voters will be aware, the more the election will be fair,"…
Atiqul’s challenge 
as a mayor

Atiqul’s challenge as a mayor

In the by-election for vacant mayoral post of DNCC, Atiqul Islam made a thumping victory against Jatiya Party’s Shafin Chowdhury and three other candidates. All these defeated candidates will have to relinquish the security money deposited to the Election Commission because none of them got 5…
Say ‘no’ to war

Say ‘no’ to war

“Those who celebrate war will never fight one. Those who fight a war will never celebrate one." Reminded an army man's wife recently in our whatsapp group when a few members were talking aggressively on war and a 'decisive victory' for India against Pakistan. So, the picture is…
Prices peak in kitchen markets after rain

Prices peak in kitchen markets after rain

Prices of different vegetables have gone up in the capital’s kitchen markets due to heavy rain that has been lashing the country for the past few days. Chicken prices showed an upward trend, while those of eggs remained high for the past two weeks. Besides, the price of newly harvested local onions…
UN should discuss N Korea sanctions relief, says China

UN should discuss N Korea sanctions relief, says China

China called yesterday for North Korean sanctions relief to be discussed at the UN Security Council after US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un ended a summit without a deal. Beijing is the North’s main trade partner and sole major ally, but it has backed a raft of UN sanctions following Pyongyang’s…
‘Dhaka-Delhi Theatre Festival’ comes to end today

‘Dhaka-Delhi Theatre Festival’ comes to end today

The five-day theatre festival titled ‘Dhaka-Delhi Theatre Festival’ will come to an end today with the staging of the play ‘Payer Awaj Pawa Jay’ by the troupe Theatre (Baily Road) at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital.…
Bangladesh’s three new pacers theory backfires

Bangladesh’s three new pacers theory backfires

The theory Bangladesh have formulated in their first Test of the three-Test series at the Hamilton with the help of their new three fast bowlers to wreck New Zealand that finally did not provide any effectual yield for them.   The trio-Ebadat Hossain Chowdhury, Syed Khaled Ahmed and Abu Jayed Chowdhury…
Untimely rain dashes farmers’ hope

Untimely rain dashes farmers’ hope

After farmers incurred heavy losses over the past couple of years, they had again turned to the cultivation of some popular cash crops, including onion, garlic and lentils, for survival this season, and had hoped to recoup their losses. However, their hopes were shattered following inundation by untimely…
Kiwis in lead on day 2 with Latham, Raval tons

Kiwis in lead on day 2 with Latham, Raval tons

Centuries to Tom Latham and Jeet Raval, and the best opening partnership for New Zealand in nearly half-a-century left Bangladesh on the ropes on day two of the first Test yesterday. Kane Williamson, unbeaten on 93, added to the run-fest at Hamilton's Seddon Park in a century stand for the fourth…
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