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  • PM inaugurates Biman’s third Dreamliner ‘Gaangchil’
  • No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar
  • 2 more dengue patients die in Barishal, Dhaka
  • 3 killed in Thakurgaon road accident
  • 2 Rohingya ‘drug traders’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
  • Abahani defeat April 25 by 4-3
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Iran unveils home-grown missile defence system Iran unveiled its new home-grown air defence system yesterday at a time of increased…
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3 killed in Thakurgaon road accident A head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway left three people dead and 30 others injured on Thursday morning. Two of the deceased…
Another dengue patient dies in Barishal A man died of dengue at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SMCH) in Barishal on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Monir Hossain, 38,…
  • Murder accused killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’
  • River erosion swallowing up homes, land in Galachipa
  • Cop hailed as hero for saving newborn from dogs
  • Bangladesh
    PM inaugurates Biman’s third Dreamliner ‘Gaangchil’ The third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 'Gaanchil' was inducted to the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the aircraft on Thursday. She commissioned 'Gaangchil' by cutting ribbon at around 11:30am at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The…
    Repatriation process falters again as ‘Rohingyas refuse to go back’ Despite all the preparations, no Rohingya turned up on Thursday to avail of the “voluntary” repatriation offer given to them to go back to their place of origin in Rakhine State of Myanmar prompting the authorities to suspend the repatriation process for the day. While briefing reporters,…
  • 2 more dengue patients die in Barishal, Dhaka
  • 2 Rohingya ‘drug traders’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
  • Politics
    Khaleda Zia can’t avoid liability for Aug 21 grenade attack: Info Minister Information Minister and Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia is also liable for the heinous 21st August grenade attack and she cannot avoid the liability. “DGFI (Directorate General of Forces Intelligence) tried to investigate…
    Tarique to be exposed for highest punishment: Quader Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the mastermind of 21st August grenade attack Tarique Rahman will be exposed for the highest punishment. “We’ve the opportunity to go to the higher court and we will fight for the highest punishment of Tarique Rahman,”…
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  • Cumilla murder case: Khaleda’s bail extended for one year
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    • Germany : Two baby snow leopards walk through their enclosure at the Wilhelma zoo in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Saudi Arabia : Muslim pilgrims look at pigeons at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca at the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Taif, Saudi Arabia : A Saudi woman rides a horse during the Souk Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : Two starlings play in a fountain at Moscow's Manezhnaya Square on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A boat cruises on the river Seine during sunset in Paris, on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches yesterday. Arafat is the site where Muslims say the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage. The ultra-conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five pillars of Islam. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Fair attendees walk past the Ferris wheel as rain begins the fall at the Iowa State Fair on August 8, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 5, 2019 shows Stern Caugek birds on Tatihou island, northwestern France. FP PHOTO
    • Netherlands : People with a dog take a boat ride on a river in Giethoorn, a well-known destination for tourists and day-trippers, on August 6, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 4, 2019 shows a seagull and ruddy rurnstones on the rocks of the Tatihou island, northwestern France. AFP PHOTO
    Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday stays partially devoid of usual busyness
of the traffic and economic activities on the first day after Eid-ul Azha holiday. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday…
    Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s
Lalbagh area last night with no casualties till filing this report. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s…
    This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on
Eid-ul-Azha on Monday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on Eid-ul-Azha…
    Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks at Kamalapur Railway
Station in the capital yesterday ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Most of the trains reached the station six-to seven hours behind
schedule causing immense sufferings to people. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks…
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    ‘Japan exports pollution thru coal power plant funding’

    ‘Japan exports pollution thru coal power plant funding’

    The Japanese government and its public finance agencies JBIC, JICA, NEXI are exporting pollution to other countries, including Bangladesh, by funding coal-fired power plants abroad, that emit far more…
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    Known for its aromatic flavour, tej patta or bay leaf is widely used as a culinary…
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