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  • Bangladesh reports 2,828 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths in 24hrs
  • Coronaviorus Bangladesh: 643 more recover as taking the total number of recoveries to 12,804
  • Coronavirus Bangladesh: Total cases reach to 60,391 as death toll now 811
  • World Environment Day today
  • Global death toll from coronavirus reaches 389,645
  • Nasim undergoes successful surgery after stroke
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US, Taliban sign historic deal for Afghan peace

US, Taliban sign historic 
deal for Afghan peace
After nearly two decades of conflict that has ravaged Afghanistan's impoverished population, the United States and the Taliban signed a historic accord yesterday that Washington hopes will mark the beginning of the end of its longest war. The pact signed in Doha would see the Pentagon and foreign partner forces pull all their troops from Afghanistan within 14 months, provided the Taliban stick to pledges to open a dialogue with the Western-backed Kabul government and push back against jihadist groups including Al-Qaeda. Supporters of the deal, which was signed in Doha after more than a year of fractious talks, say it marks a critical first step toward peace, though many Afghans fear it amounts to little more than a dressed-up surrender…

Quddus, Tapu elected president, GS of DUJ

Quddus, Tapu elected president, GS of DUJ

Quddus Afrad, Bangladesh correspondent of Indian Bengali newspaper Anandabazar, and Sajjad Alam Khan Tapu, business editor of the private-run Jamuna Television, have been elected president and general secretary respectively of the Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) in the polls to hold its office for…
Curtain falls on Ekushey book fair

Curtain falls on Ekushey book fair

The month-long Amar Ekushey book fair ended yesterday amid a record publication of books and fanfare. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid was present as the chief guest while President of Bangla Academy Emeritus Professor Anisuzzaman presided over the concluding ceremony. Director of the Academy…
Kidney treatment facilities need to be enhanced

Kidney treatment facilities need to be enhanced

In Bangladesh, every year many people die because of the kidney diseases. Here is a figure: due to limited access to treatment, on an average 54-60 kidney patients die every day. Worrying is the fact that a staggering number of two crore people are currently suffering from various kidney ailments. It…
Rulers of Bengal

Rulers of Bengal

Keeping in mind the celebration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman or Mujib Barsha in 2020, The Independent took up a study to make a detour around Bengal’s political history from ancient period to the time when Bangladesh emerged as an independent state in 1971. The reason…
    Booming sector for women entrepreneurs

    Booming sector for women entrepreneurs

    Six years back, Marufa Akter Shorna had nothing but a dream. She was a university student then. A dream to do something by herself haunted her since adolescence. Then, on July 7, 2014, she started her journey as an entrepreneur. Initially she started a fashion forward F-commerce site by making a page…
    Greece blocks migrants on border with Turkey

    Greece blocks migrants on border with Turkey

    Greece blocked hundreds of migrants trying to enter the country on Friday after Turkey said it would open the gates for refugees from Syria to enter the European Union. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that "illegal" entries would not be tolerated while the EU said it had received…
    Solo painting exhibition begins at BSA tomorrow

    Solo painting exhibition begins at BSA tomorrow

    A 12-day solo oil painting exhibition titled ‘Muktijoddha O Naisargik Bangladesh’ by painter Akhtar Mahmud Kajal is set begin at the National Art Plaza of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) chief prosecutor advocate Golam…
    Mash refuses to say anything about retirement

    Mash refuses to say anything about retirement

    ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza lost his temper following repeated questions about his retirement from international cricket, saying he has nothing to discuss about his retirement because the board president would say everything. “You’ll all get to know when it comes to the matter of retirement.…
    Coal importers polluting air at  Jashore’s Noapara

    Coal importers polluting air at Jashore’s Noapara

    Coal dumping in a particular place may be a casual exercise for the importers but it may end up causing serious health hazards for those living in the area. This is what is happening at Rajghat in Noapara of the district. The Rajghat area of Noapara municipality up to Chengutia Bazar have been turned…
    Awami League faces tough task reining in rebels

    Awami League faces tough task reining in rebels

    The Awami League will have to face a difficult task to tame rebel councillor candidates in the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) elections, slated for March 29. Defying the party high-ups’ decision, many leaders have submitted nomination to contest against party candidates. The Awami League, at…
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