Wednesday 18 October 2017 ,
Wednesday 18 October 2017 ,
Latest News
  • 36th BCS final result published, 2323 qualified
  • 15,000 refugees barred entry into Bangladesh
  • Khaleda awaits legal action: Home Minister
  • Dhaka 7th most dangerous megacity for women: Poll
  • Zakir Hossain made SC acting registrar general
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World News
Attack on Afghan security forces leaves 71 dead GARDEZ: Two separate suicide and gun attacks on police and soldiers in Afghanistan…
UN report on Rohingya hunger shelved The United Nations food aid agency withdrew a critical report revealing desperate…
Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta…
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WB halts $200m loan to Myanmar
Metro
Dhaka 7th most dangerous megacity for women: Poll Dhaka ranks 7th most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international experts’ poll on how females fare…
3 killed as train hits microbus in Comilla Three people were killed as a train hit a microbus in Jailkhanabari area under Bijoypur union of Comilla Sadar Dakkhin (South) upazila on Tuesday noon.…
  • Cabinet okays Health Development Surcharge Management Policy
  • Appeal for help
  • Banani double rape: Recording of depositions begins
  • Bangladesh
    Stay away from practising history, Inu to CEC Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Tuesday urged Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda to stay away from practising history and politics holding a constitutional post. “Holding a constitutional post, a person -- whether he’s the Chief Election Commissioner or anyone else --…
    Dhaka seeks effective international role over Rohingya issue   Bangladesh has sought an effective role from the international community and the United Nations in finding a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis. “We want an urgent solution to the crisis so that the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals can go back to their homeland safely and with dignity,”…
  • Speaker for playing effective role in solving Rohingya crisis
  • Khaleda Zia to return home tomorrow: Rizvi
  • Politics
    AL to join EC’s dialogue Wednesday As part of the ongoing dialogue with registered political parties, the Election Commission will sit in talks with ruling Awami League to seek its opinion over the Commission's preparation for the next general election likely to be held in December 2018. A 21-member AL delegation will join the dialogue…
    Demoralising Khaleda not possible: BNP 
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday said it will not be possible to demoralise their chairperson Khaleda Zia by issuing warrants for her arrest in the cases filed against her. "Our leader Khaleda Zia is returning on Wednesday belying your false campaign and falsehood.…
  • BNP's proposals aim at obstructing polls: Inu
  • BNP to fight legally
  • Today's Print Edition
    In Focus
    Poll
    Today's Question »
    Bangladesh Nationalist Front proposed to EC for a poll-time government led by PM Sheikh Hasina and comprising members of all political parties during the next general election. Do you support this?
     Yes
     No
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    Yes 34.0%
    No 29.8%
    No Comment 36.2%
    Opinions
    Redefining economic theories?

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    Redefining economic theories?
    Prevent elder abuse

    Dr. Mohammed Abul Kalam

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    • Fishing trawlers lie anchored at Mohipur fish landing station in Patuakhali following a government ban imposed on catching hilsa from October 1 to October 22. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • France : A rhinoceros strolls through its enclosure at the La Planete Sauvage zoological park in Port-Saint-Pere, western France, on October 14, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Berlin : Designs are projected on the facade of the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) on the last day of the yearly Festival of Lights in Berlin on October 15, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • France : Flamingos stand in a pool in their enclosure at the Zoological Park in the eastern French city of Amneville on October 12, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Illuminated pumpkins in the shape of a train are on display during the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, on October 14, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Illuminated pumpkins in the shape of the Statue of Liberty are on display during the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, on October 14, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • France : People sail with their boats off in Douarnenez, western France, as the sun shines on October 13, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Abu Dhabi : Emiratis arrange dates freshly picked from palm trees into boxes during the annual Liwa Date Festival in the western region of Liwa, south of Abu Dhabi on October 14, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Palestinian Territories : A picture taken on October 11, 2017, shows storks gathering at the Tovlan landfill in the Jordan Valley, as birds migrate south, from Europe to Africa, before winter. AFP PHOTO
    • China : This picture taken on October 13, 2017 shows panda cubs being displayed to the public at the Bifengxia Base of China Conservation and Research Centre of the Giant Panda in Yaan in China's southwestern Sichuan province. AFP PHOTO
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joins a photo session with members of Bangladesh Association of Banks after receiving donations from the association to her relief and
welfare fund at her office in the capital yesterday. Salman F Rahman (5th from left), private sector development affairs adviser to the prime minister and Awami League president
was also present on the occasion. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joins a photo session with members of Bangladesh Association…
    Fire service rescuers and local people search for a three-year-old boy, who fell into a drain in the capital’s Manda area
under the Mugda police station yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Fire service rescuers and local people search for a three-year-old boy, who fell into a drain…
    This photo taken in Sanarpar Road area in Narayanganj yesterday shows that a road lies in a dilapidated condition since long as there is no
coordination among the authorities concern. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO This photo taken in Sanarpar Road area in Narayanganj yesterday shows that a road lies in…
    Various organisations bring out a procession in front of National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital in the capital yesterday marking World Sight Day. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Various organisations bring out a procession in front of National Institute of Ophthalmology…
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    Environment
    Freshwater increase near Greenland could set off string of changes

    Freshwater increase near Greenland could set off string of changes

    Ocean data from Northeast Greenland has shown, for the first time, an increase in freshwater content in Greenland fjords which could affect global ocean currents that keep Europe warm, science news website…
    Life Style
    Health & Life Style
    Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars
    "Super-sized" chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens…
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    We often underestimate the fact that our bodies have an intrinsic healing capacity…
    Italian fashion house Gucci to go fur-free in 2018
    Gucci will go fur-free next year and auction off all of its remaining animal fur…
    Science & Tech
    'All wifi networks' are vulnerable to hacking
    The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wifi connections…
    Twitter CEO says new rules coming to curb harassment
    Twitter's top executive appears to have gotten the message from the #WomenBoycottTwitter…
    North Korea 'to blame for WannaCry ransomware attack'
    North Korea was behind the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack that temporarily…
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