Monday 18 February 2019 ,
Monday 18 February 2019 ,
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  • 5 killed in Cumilla road accident, 10 injured
  • Death toll jumps to 9 in Ctg slum fire
  • People pay last tributes to poet Al Mahmud at Bangla Academy
  • PM welcomes ICC decision to probe atrocities on Rohingyas
  • Saad followers’ ijtema begins
  • PM reaches Abu Dhabi
At a Glance
  • No Shaheed Minar at 1718 Cumilla primary schools
  • HC bins writ challenging oath-taking by newly-elected MPs
  • BTRC to block 55 more porn sites
  • Avijit murder case: Police prepare chargesheet accusing six
  • India unveils ambitious plan to reduce air pollution
  • Amazon reportedly pays no tax in 2018
  • 'Special' Mbappe fires PSG 12 points clear in France
  • Does chocolate cause acne? After many studies, the answer is .....
  • Suhana Khan reveals actor's name she’d want to date
  • ‘Forest robber’ killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’
  • Army major among 4 killed in J-K overnight encounter
  • Cancer second biggest killer in India: 1,300 die every day
  • Sidhu sacked from The Kapil Sharma Show
  • BTRC blocks 176 gambling sites
  • 'Universe Boss' Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup
  • Struggling Italian football team loses 20-0 in league match
  • Pakistan seals Saudi ties with $20bn in deals
  • Madrid stunned by Girona as Ramos sees red
  • All pvt TV channels to use satellite by May 21
  • IFC country manager meets PM adviser Salman F Rahman
  • Plastic exports log close to 20pc rise in first 7 months this FY
  • FBCCI for exemplary punishment against loan defaulters
  • Expedite project implementation process, Mannan urges secretaries
  • Biplob Kor’s second solo show underway at EMK Center
  • Blogger Avijit murder: IO asked to submit probe report Mar 25
  • Biswa Ijtema now to end tomorrow
  • Govt to hire UK firm to extract mineral resources from Bay
  • 15-member body formed to curb road accidents
  • Nine slum dwellers killed in Ctg fire
  • World News
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    Metro
    No Shaheed Minar at 1718 Cumilla primary schools Although 67 years have passed after the Language Movement majority of the primary schools in the district have no Shaheed Minar, a monument to commemorate…
    BTRC blocks 176 gambling sites Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has blocked 176 gambling websites in Bangladesh. Emdadul Haque, general secretary of Internet…
  • Blogger Avijit murder: IO asked to submit probe report Mar 25
  • Nine slum dwellers killed in Ctg fire
  • Mega plan taken to preserve historic Suhrawardy Udyan: JS
  • Bangladesh
    All pvt TV channels to use satellite by May 21 The broadcasting of all private TV channels will be conducted via the Bangabandhi-1 satellite within the next three months as per a decision of the Association of TV Channel Owners (ATCO) yesterday. Members of the ATCO also decided to make all TV channels pay channels. The decisions were taken at an…
    PM seeks ‘will’ of societies,’to fight climate change Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the 'will' of the richer segments of societies - everywhere - to act ambitiously against climate change as there are enormous amount of science, technology, innovation and finance to address the problem. "Let me also say we've enormous amount…
  • PM visits Int’l Defence Exhibition in UAE
  • Govt to hire UK firm to extract mineral resources from Bay
  • Politics
    Khaleda’s 10-year jail appropriate: Anisul Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s 10-year prison sentence in a graft case was not too harsh but appropriate. “She was Prime Minister of the country at that time. She was supposed to check graft, but she plundered money…
    Action if anyone joins UZ polls: BNP BNP on Sunday warned of taking organisational action if any of its leaders and activists will take part in the upcoming Upazila Elections. Party Senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi issued the warning at a press conference at the BNP’s Naya Paltan Central office. “I would like…
  • Major parties’ decision to refrain from UZ polls disappointing: CEC
  • Bagura dist AL president Momtaz Uddin dies
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    • Livno : Wild horses graze scarce dried grass and hydrate by eating some snow, on a pasture atop Krug Mountain, near Western Bosnian town of Livno, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A stork eats a day-old chick in its aviary at an animal park in Springe near Hanover, northern Germany, on February 5, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Afghanistan : An Afghan boy collects and pours water in containers from a river on a cold winter day in Panjshir Province February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Snow geese descend upon on a farm in Ruthsburg, Maryland, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Zanzibar: Performers parade through the street to kick off the 16th International African music festival "Sauti za Busara” in Stone town on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • This aerial file photo taken on November 22, 2018 shows a glacier in the Everest region of Nepal. Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's ‘Third Pole’, could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced. AFP PHOTO
    • Pakistan : Pakistani horsemen compete during a game of the traditional sport of Buzkashi, in Quetta on February 1, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Palestinian : A picture taken on February 3, 2019, shows western jackdaw birds flying past a murmuration of starlings, during their traditional dance before landing to sleep on the Jordan Valley in the West Bank along the border with Jordan. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A tomtit and a sparrow feed from a bird feeder in a park in Moscow on January 31, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • United Kingdom : Shetland ponies stand in a snow-covered field on a hillside near Scalloway, Shetland Islands on January 30, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    Stall attendants at the Ekushey book fair attempt to dry out the books soaked by the thunderstorm yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Stall attendants at the Ekushey book fair attempt to dry out the books soaked by the thunderstorm…
    Brazilian ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara De Oliveira meets Prime Minister’s
Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman at the latter’s Gulshan office in
the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Brazilian ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara De Oliveira meets Prime Minister’s Private…
    Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan welcomes Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina upon her
arrival ins UAE yesterday to attend an international defence exhibition to be held in Abu Dhabi. FOCUS BSANGLA PHOTO Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan welcomes Prime Minister…
    A magpie lies dead (inset) on a pile of hailstorm while three people on the hailstorm-covered area
outside their house at Puthia in Rajshahi pose for a photograph yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A magpie lies dead (inset) on a pile of hailstorm while three people on the hailstorm-covered…
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    India unveils ambitious plan to reduce air pollution

    India unveils ambitious plan to reduce air pollution

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    Bangladeshi students win NASA competition
    The Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) won NASA's 2018…
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