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  • Newly elected women MPs sworn in
  • PM returns home
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  • DIP asks authorities to get its clearance
  • Young Turks work on floating new party
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Civilians evacuated from IS enclave Lorries have begun evacuating civilians from the last village in Syria still held…
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Gas supply resumes full steam in city Gas supply has resumed in the western part of  the capital from 6am today after suspension for 12 hours due to relocation of pipelines to facilitate…
4 ‘hackers’ held in city Detective Branch of Police in special drives has detained four suspected hackers from the capital, reports UNB. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy…
  • 3 ‘drug traders’ killed in separate ‘gunfights’
  • 5 killed in Lalmonirhat road crash
  • Gas supply resumes in Chattogram after 3 days
  • Bangladesh
    Man stabbed dead by ‘lover’s son’ A man was stabbed to death by a youth at Kamrangirchar in the city on Wednesday morning over the alleged illicit relationship with his mother. The deceased was identified as Md Helal, 40, hailing from Pabna Sadar upazila. In-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police camp, inspector Md Bachchu…
    30 injured as 2 launches collide in Meghna At least 30 people were injured as two launches collided in the Maghna River near Katpatti Launchghat in Sadar upazila of Munshinganj district on Wednesday. Dhaka-bound launch ‘MV Karnaphuli-14’ crashed into ‘MV Imam Hasan’ coming from Chandpur launchghat around 8am, said Jahid…
  • CJ for allowing journalists at courtroom
  • Nation set to pay homage to language martyrs
  • Politics
    4th phase UZ polls on March 31: EC The Election Commission on Wednesday announced schedule for holding election to 122 upazila parishads of 16 districts in the fourth phase on March 31. According to the election schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is March 4, while the date for scrutiny of nomination papers is…
    Young Turks work on floating new party The young Turks in the Jamaat-e-Islami are likely to float a new party soon, keeping out the party’s old guard, most of whom are accused of opposing Bangladesh’s War of Liberation, according to insiders. Barrister Abdur Razzaq, who resigned from the Islamist party on Friday, is likely to…
  • Dr Kamal welcomes Barrister Razzaq’s call to Jamaat to apologise
  • Sayedee’s son Masud lands in jail
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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
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    • 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
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    Devotees offer prayers seeking blessings for mankind as the second part of Biswa Ijtema concludes with the final supplication or ‘Akheri Munajat’ on
the bank of the Turag River in Tongi, on the outskirts of the capital, yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Devotees offer prayers seeking blessings for mankind as the second part of Biswa Ijtema concludes…
    The eighth span of the much-awaited Padma Bridge will be installed on pillars 35 and 36 today. The photo taken yesterday at Jazira point of the river
in Shariatpur shows the span being kept on a crane. STORY ON PAGE 15 INDEPENDENT PHOTO The eighth span of the much-awaited Padma Bridge will be installed on pillars 35 and 36 today.…
    A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) takes position on Jagannath University campus yesterday after a clash between two BCL
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    A BIWTA excavator demolishes a three-storey structure built illegally on the banks of the Buriganga River at Char
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