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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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Importance of Bangla on the wane
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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
    Importance of Bangla on the wane The use of Bangla language in various sectors seems to be on the wane, as the young generation appears to be distancing itself from the language. Even though Bangla is one of the most-spoken languages in the world — almost 200 million people speak it — and ranks as 7th among most-spoken…
    Protect, practise country’s rich culture, language: PM Saying that her government wants the future generations to get the benefits of hard-earned independence and language, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for protecting and practising the country’s rich culture, language and heritage with due honour. “It’s the responsibility…
  • Three ‘drug traders’ killed in ‘gunfights’
  • Man stabbed dead by ‘lover’s son’
  • Politics
    Hearing deferred in absence of Khaleda A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned the hearing of Niko graft case till March 3 as the prison authority failed to produce the main accused BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, saying she was still asleep. Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka 9th special judge court passed the order, setting new date to…
    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
  • Dr Kamal welcomes Barrister Razzaq’s call to Jamaat to apologise
  • Sports
    England post record chase to beat Windies in series opener Contrasting centuries by Jason Roy and Joe Root paced England to a comfortable six-wicket victory over the West Indies with their record one-day…
  • Black Caps whitewash Bangladesh
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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
    Visitors, especially young booklovers, throng a stall at the book fair on Shaheed Minar
premises at Maijdee Court in Noakhali on Tuesday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Visitors, especially young booklovers, throng a stall at the book fair on Shaheed Minar premises…
    This photo shows vehicles loaded with flowers in Kaliganj of Jhenidah on Tuesday for transportation to other districts
on the eve of International Mother Language Day. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo shows vehicles loaded with flowers in Kaliganj of Jhenidah on Tuesday for transportation…
    Students of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University decorate a road in front of the Central Shaheed Minar in the
capital yesterday with last-minute drawings ahead of International Mother Language Day today. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Students of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University decorate a road in front of the Central…
    Devotees offer prayers seeking blessings for mankind as the second part of Biswa Ijtema concludes with the final supplication or ‘Akheri Munajat’ on
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