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  • 4 held for running 'unauthorised TV channels'
  • Pakistan urges UN chief to act to defuse Kashmir tensions
  • World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century 'giant' Peres
  • Kvitova ends title drought with Wuhan win
  • Maldives for convening Saarc Summit soon
  • UN chief offers to mediate over Kashmir tensions
Hurricane Matthew heads for Jamaica packing strong winds Hurricane Matthew has weakened slightly as it moves towards Jamaica, but is still…
Clinton edges ahead of Trump in post-debate poll bump WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of presidential rival Donald Trump…
Trump vs Miss Universe: White House race hits new low WASHINGTON: Donald Trump urged voters on Friday to check out the supposed "sex…
World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century 'giant' Peres JERUSALEM: World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace…
Pakistan urges UN chief to act to defuse Kashmir tensions UNITED NATIONS, United States: Pakistan urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on…
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Dhaka Metro
Probe committee reports yet to see light Reports prepared by inquiry committees on launch accidents in different parts of Barisal region over the last 10 years have not been published for unknown…
  • BCL leader crushed under train in city
  • 6 hurt as water tank blasts in city
  • Fire at Ban Bhaban in Mohakhali's Amtoli area
  • 4 fake DB men held in city
  • Events
    A six-year-old American boy's letter to Barack Obama,…
    No national polls before 2019: Nasim Coordinator of 14-Party Alliance and Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Saturday said no national election will be held before 2019. "General elections…
    Syed Ashraf seeks restoration of ancient Bangladesh-China road links Awami League General Secretary and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Saturday described Bangladesh-China ties as "historic and…
  • No room for militancy in Bangladesh: IGP
  • Hannan Shah laid to rest in Gazipur
  • Rousing reception to PM as she returns from US
  • Narendra Modi sends bouquet to PM on birthday
  • Bangladesh
    PM's press conference Sunday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold a press conference on Sunday on her recent visit to Canada and USA. The press conference will be held at 4 pm at…
    6 held with illegal cosmetics at Dhaka Airport Customs Intelligence arrested six people with 370kg of cosmetics worth about Taka 25 lakh at Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport on Saturday. Dr…
  • 4 held for running 'unauthorised TV channels'
  • PM inaugurates smart ID cards distribution Sunday
  • 1 missing as car plunges in Dhaleshwari River in Munshiganj
  • Maldives for convening Saarc Summit soon
  • Sports
    Bangladesh set 280 runs target for Afghanistan in 3rd ODI Bangladesh set 280 runs winning target of visiting Afghanistan in the third and final ODI of Rocket three-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket…
    NZ 128/7 at stumps against India on day two KOLKATA: New Zealand were 128 for seven at stumps against India on a rain-hit day two of the second Test in Kolkata on Saturday. The visitors, who are…
  • Turkish officials handed life bans for corruption
  • Kvitova ends title drought with Wuhan win
  • Bulldogs win first AFL title in 62 years
  • Tigers to come all guns blazing in final ODI
  • Entertainment
    Pakistan bans screening of Indian films
    ISLAMABAD: A union representing Pakistan cinemas and film distributors has banned the screening of Indian movies across the country in the wake of rising…
    Miles, Warfaze to perform in Sydney Saturday For over two decades, popular bands Miles and Warfaze have thrilled their vast sea of fans with their music. Their popularity reached immense heights…
  • Salma Sultana passes away
  • Pakistani cinemas stop screening of Indian films
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    Newly floated social group Ideal Citizen Movement (ICM) has urged the govt to immediately cancel the Rampal power plant to save the Sundarbans. Do you support this call?
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    Yes 76.3%
    No 22.4%
    No Comment 1.3%
    Why life insurance?

    Nafis Akhter Ahmed

    Why life insurance?
    North needs more investment friendly business atmosphere

    Professor Sarwar Md. Saifullah Khaled

    North needs more investment friendly business atmosphere
    Photo Gallery
    • Artistes perform at Dhakeshwari temple in the capital yesterday to celebrate Durga Puja that began with the Mahalaya. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Awami League supporters, waiting to welcome party president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, block a portion of the Airport Road causing severe traffic congestion yesterday. People remained stranded on the streets for hours and many had to travel long distances on foot as the traffic system saw a near- collapse in the afternoon. Inset, supporters shower flower petals on Sheikh Hasina’s motorcade. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Containers remain stacked as Prime Mover-Trailer Malik-Sramik Okiya Parishad continues its indefinite strike at Chittagong Port yesterday. Because of the strike, transport of containers to and from the port remained stalled for the third day. PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN
    • The photo taken yesterday shows people cross a road Shahbag intersection in the capital taking risk of an accident. PHOTO AZIZUR RAHMAN SUMON
    • Deputy Commissioner of Patuakhali AKM Shamimul Huq Siddique hands over the prime minister’s written response to Shirshendu on Patuakhali Govt Jubilee High School premises in the presence of the headmaster and teachers of the school yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • A large quantity of hilsa arrives at a wholesale market at Ramgati ghat in Noakhali yesterday. Abundant supply of the national fish in the market has reduced the prices to some extent. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Boat men take part at a traditional boat race in the Chitra River in Narail yesterday in observance of 93rd birth anniversary of renowned painter SM Sultan. Independent Photo
    Art & Culture
    ‘Korean Film Festival 2016’ kicks off Saturday
    A five-day ‘Korean Film Festival 2016’ will kick off today by screening ‘No Breathing’ at 6:00 pm at the National Museum auditorium in the capital, while the opening ceremony will be held at 3:00 pm. The opening ceremony will be attended by State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid, who will  inaugurate the festival as the chief guest. Popular actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha, the goodwill ambassador appointed by the South Korean Embassy in Dhaka, will also join the programme. Korean Embassy in Dhaka is organising the five-day event as part of its initiatives to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries. Other films which are scheduled to be screened during the festival are—‘A Hard Day’, ‘Born to Sing’, ‘My Love and…
    Life Style
    Radisson Blu to turn pink for breast cancer awareness next month
    Global hospitality chain Radisson Blu announced a campaign titled ‘LOVE BLU,…
    What to do with the rawhide
    Many people suffer from the dilemma of what to do with the cow hides and goat skins…
    Heavy school bags could lead to backaches and hunchbacks
    What was a guess in the past has become a fact now. As per a new study, 68 per cent…
    Benefits of face scrubs for men
    New Delhi: A face scrub is as essential for men as it is for women. Facial…
    Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo
    As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to…
    ICT export to cross $1b mark by 2018: Palak
    State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Saturday laid emphasis on enhancing…
    Deals worth billions likely as China president due Oct 14
    AFP, SAN FRANCISCO: Google late Monday sent out invitations to an October 4 event,…
    Apple, Samsung struggle in face of Chinese competition
    BEIJING: The global launch of the iPhone 7 on Friday is crucial to Apple's fortunes…
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