Tuesday 30 August 2016 ,
Tuesday 30 August 2016 ,
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Fight terrorism, uphold democratic values: Kerry
Dhaka Metro
Heavy rush for train tickets The Eid-ul-Azha holidaymakers thronged the capital's Kamalapur railway station and stood in long queues to buy their tickets as the sale of advance…
  • School students block Kakrail road protesting the killing of Risha
  • Schoolgirl’s death sparkles demo in capital
  • School stabbed by miscreants in city, dies at DMCH
  • 50 injured in BCL infighting at Khulna Medical College
  • Events
    Police in India say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty…
    BNP leader Salahuddin pleads not guilty again BNP Standing Committee Member and former State Minister Salahuddin Ahmed again pleaded not guilty at a court in Shillong yesterday in a case filed for…
    Khaleda talks polls with Kerry BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday ‘elaborately discussed Bangladesh’s next election’ with US Secretary of State John Kerry at a…
  • Kerry meets Khaleda
  • Salahuddin keen to return home
  • Unilateral withdrawal, whimsical water release not right action: Inu
  • BNP to resist Rampal project: Hannan Shah
  • Bangladesh
    Enforced disappearance cases up Following the USD 81-million cyber heist in Bangladesh Bank (BB) in February this year, Tanvir Hassan Zoha, a Bangladeshi cyber security expert, raised…
    Bangladesh growing in the vision of Bangabandhu Bangladesh is growing in the vision of Bangabandhu- and under the strong leadership of his daughter, wrote US Secretary of State John Kerry in the visitors’…
  • No alliance with BNP over Rampal issue
  • Fight terrorism, uphold democratic values: Kerry
  • N’ganj house owner remanded for concealing tenant info
  • Kerry leaves Dhaka for New Delhi
  • Sports
    Bangladesh dump Singapore A rampant Bangladesh thrashed  Singapore 5-0 in the AFC Under-16 Women’s qualifying round matches at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.…
    Dhoni wants more US matches despite washout FORT LAUDERDALE, United States: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants more matches in the United States despite a chaotic Twenty20 clash against the…
  • Djokovic, Nadal, Phil Collins kick-off US Open
  • Tennis: Serena's top ranking under threat at US Open
  • Injured Salma Khatun out for Bangladesh Women
  • Cricket: Loye says terror fears saw him quit Bangladesh role
  • Entertainment
    Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83
    Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers"…
    ‘Circus Circus’ staged at Shilpakala after one-year break After almost one-year break, popular theatre troupe Prachyanat’s much-talked about the play ‘Circus Circus’ was staged at the National…
  • Mexican music legend Juan Gabriel dead at 66
  • I want to work in mainstream film: Sharlina
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    Anti-Rampal movement leader Anu Muhammad said there was no possibility of their platform of joining hands with the BNP on the issue. Do you support this stance?
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    Yes 4.2%
    No 91.7%
    No Comment 4.2%
    Photo Gallery
    • Traders bring some camels at Gabtoli cattle market in the capital yesterday for sale ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • This recent photo shows Padma River eroding plantations at Khejurtala village in Janjira upazila of Shariatpur district. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Workers pass idle time at a filling station in Kallyanpur area of the capital yesterday noon as Bangladesh Petrolpump and Tanklori Malik-Sromik Oikko Porishad enforces a 9-hour country wide strike from 6AM yesterday to press home their 12-point demands. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • This recent photo shows people of Habashpole area in Jessore catching fish as rain water remains stagnant in the courtyard of their house. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Montevideo : A whale is moved on a truck in Montevideo after being removed from the water on August 26, 2016. The whale died after being in the throes of death for three days in Buceo port. AFP PHOTO
    • Hessen : Children play on August 26, 2016 between water fountains in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, where temperatures reached more than 30 degrees Celsius. AFP PHOTO
    • Family members of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam place wreath at the grave of the rebel poet on the Dhaka University campus yesterday marking the poet’s 40th death anniversary. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Beximco Group Vice-Chairman Salman F Rahman try a shot with an air pistol during the opening of 10-metre modern range at National Shooting Range in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    Art & Culture
    The mysterious origins of the book
    The book is changing. Electronic books, or ebooks, are more portable than their paper counterparts, capable of being carried in their hundreds on a single reader or tablet. Thousands more are just a click away. It can be argued that ebooks are more robust than paper ones: an ebook reader can be stolen or dropped in the bath, but the books on it are stored safely in the cloud, waiting to be downloaded onto a new device. It is not too much to say that books and reading are in the throes of a revolution. Not everyone is happy about this. Book lovers, publishers and booksellers alike are watching the book-v-ebook sales battle with great interest, and when Tom Tivnan of The Bookseller reported recently that ebook sales had dipped for the first time, he sounded almost relieved: “For those…
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