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  • BNP to participate in upcoming UP polls: Mahbubur
  • BNP to participate in upcoming UP polls: Mahbubur
  • Unesco to assess Rampal power plant's impacts on Sundarbans
  • Dhaka for int'l cooperation to achieve SDGs
  • Rail link between Dhaka and northern region snapped
  • Palestinian President to make stopover in Dhaka Sunday
  • 2 'extremists' killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB
  • BNP to hold nat'l council meeting Mar 19
  • Elections to 10 municipalities March 20
3 dead in US vehicle pile-up At least three people have been killed and scores injured in a motorway pile-up…
Clinton slams Sanders 'promises' in debate Two days after her humiliating New Hampshire defeat, White House hopeful Hillary…
2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death
Two suspected people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing…
Undermining opposition fuels rise in terrorism The Bangladesh government is continuously making its efforts to undermine the political…
Zika virus: Pregnant Queensland woman tests positive A pregnant woman living in Queensland, Australia has tested positive for the Zika…
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Fresh evaluation sought
Dhaka Metro
2 fall to death in capital In separate incidents, two people, including a construction worker, died falling off multi-storey buildings in Madhya Badda and Pallabi areas on Friday.…
  • 9 gold bars seized at Dhaka Airport; 1 held
  • Little magazine publishers pass dull days
  • 1 killed as city building catches fire
  • Quader requests two mayors to recover Dhaka footpaths
  • Events
    Villagers beat a leopard to death after it attacked the…
    Terrorism thrives on smuggling: Muhith ‘BD faces risk of int’l smuggling network for geographical location’ Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said terrorism is thriving…
    Major changes likely in central working body The ruling Awami League (AL) is planning a major reshuffle in the AL Central Working Committee (ALCWC), the highest policy-making body, in its upcoming…
  • Pakistan isolated from world for her terrorist activities: Nasim
  • Khaleda to skip graft case appearance Thursday
  • Govt controlling judiciary: Fakhrul
  • Inputs sought from councillors for charter amendment: Rizvi
  • Bangladesh
    Fresh evaluation sought Country’s environmentalists yesterday demanded a re-conduct of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report of coal-based Rampal Power Plant near…
    Poll code not tough enough The Election Commission (EC) is going to keep the provision of minimum level of punishment for the upcoming union parishad (UP) polls, triggering concern…
  • SME Foundation in disarray
  • 2 suffer burns in city house fire
  • Protect public life & property, PM to Ansar & VDP
  • 3 killed, UK envoy among 17 injured in 2008
  • Sports
    India-Windies face-off today While India will try to flex the muscle in batting, West Indies will rely on their fearsome fast bowlers as the two teams lock horn in the final of the…
    Bangladesh now look to third place Despite being demised of a dream run to play in the final, Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team is expecting to place them amongst the top five out of the…
  • Youth Tigers yield to pressure: Mehidy
  • Bangladesh ‘Gold Girl’ gives up 2 medals for father’s treatment
  • Mahfuza wins 2nd gold, sets record
  • Mustafiz gets a prestigious IPL deal
  • Entertainment
    Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma to part ways?
    Looks like the season of break-ups is not going to be ending anytime soon. With reports of several B-Town couple heading for splitsville, 2016 can safely…
    Priyanka chopra family breaks her silence on being in a relationship And she’s made explosive statements like, “If my man cheated, I would probably beat the shit out of him first”. Read on to get the full…
  • I was very excited to do a dance song with Katrina Kaif: Aditya Roy Kapoo
  • David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69
  • Poll
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    Photo Gallery
    • A devotee seeks blessings of Saraswati, goddess of knowledge, music and arts according to Hindu beliefs, at Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University on Feb 13, 2016. Independent Photo
    • Female workers at flower farm in Jhenidah busy plucking marigold flowers yesterday as the demand for flowers have risen greatly due to today’s celebration of Pahela Falgun, the first day of spring, and tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Washington DC : A couple visits a statue of Albert Einstein, who theorized about gravitational waves, at the Albert Einstein Memorial February 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO
    • BRAZIL : The mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Vinicius (L), and of the Paralympic Games, Tom (R), perform during the opening ceremony on the first day of parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 7, 2016. AFP PHOTO
    • France : Visitors look at a mechanical spider made of wood and steel as it is presented to the public for the first time at "Les Machines de L'Ile" ("Machines of the Isle of Nantes") in Nantes, western France, on February 6, 2016. AFP PHOTO
    • BANGLADESH : Photograph taken on February 9, 2016 shows Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh playing a shot during the pro-am tournament of the Bangladesh Open at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka. AFP PHOTO
    • SPAIN : A model presents a creation by Maria de Gracia during the SIMOF (International Flamenco Fashion Show) in Sevilla, on February 5, 2016. AFP PHOTO
    Art & Culture
    The Assassin: The martial arts movie with a difference
    It seems almost every famous Chinese-language film director will embark on a martial arts film at some point in their career. But Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Bafta-nominated The Assassin is certainly very different from Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Zhang Yimou's Hero. The Taiwanese director, who was named best director at Cannes Film Festival last year, is considered to be one of the most important auteurs in contemporary Chinese-language cinema. A pioneer of Taiwanese new wave cinema which emerged in early 1980s, Hou's previous films - such as A City of Sadness and Millennium Mambo - focused on Taiwan's dark past and ever-changing present. His trademarks include lengthy takes and the use of non-professional actors. So when The Assassin went on general release in Taiwan…
    Life Style
    Tips to protect your skin from pollution
    Pollution is the buzzword in skincare for 2016, thanks to new research into exactly…
    90-year-old Gujarati man looks for a better half
    After completing nine decades of his life, Ahmedabad-based retired banker Mansukhlal…
    Vitamin D could cure MS
    High doses of vitamin D can dampen down the hyper active immune response linked…
Rare 'corpse flower' blooms in Australia
     A 2m-tall flower, known for its pungent odour which has been likened to rotting…
    Sony: Bracing for smartphone slowdown
    Sony Corp, widely regarded as a key supplier of image sensors for Apple Inc's…
    Apple raises iPhone prices in Germany over new content levy
    Apple raised the prices for hand-held devices in Germany at the start of the year,…
    Hyatt hotel visitors hit by payments system hack
    Hotel group Hyatt is warning visitors of a security breach in its customer payment…
    For some people, the older the smartphone, the better
    Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!)…
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