Wednesday 31 August 2016 ,
Wednesday 31 August 2016 ,
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Up to 15,000 Isis victims buried in mass graves in Syria and Iraq – survey A survey of mass graves in Syria and Iraq has identified 72 sites in which Islamic…
Trump to visit Mexico before immigration speech Donald Trump announced he will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with the country's…
Turkey’s Syria operation may spark escalation, warns France French President Francois Hollande warned yesterday that “contradictory interventions”…
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I know you won’t give us GSP: PM
Dhaka Metro
Couple held with fake notes in Ctg Chittagong: Chittagong Detectives arrested a couple along with Tk 2.6 lakh in fake currency from the city’s Halishahar area early Tuesday. The arrestees…
  • Demo for arrest of Risha’s killer continues
  • Heavy rush for train tickets
  • School students block Kakrail road protesting the killing of Risha
  • Schoolgirl’s death sparkles demo in capital
  • Events
    Police in India say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty…
    Country has turned into a jungle, alleges BNP BNP yesterday alleged that Bangladesh has turned into a ‘jungle state’ due to ‘growing incidents of militancy, enforced disappearance…
    Khaleda sued for fake birthday celebration; court summons her A Dhaka court on Tuesday summoned BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed against her on charge of celebrating `fake` birthday on the National Mourning…
  • People's expectation fulfilled through the verdict: Hanif
  • BNP leader Salahuddin pleads not guilty again
  • Khaleda talks polls with Kerry
  • Kerry meets Khaleda
  • Bangladesh
    Passport seekers should not suffer for police verification: ACC chief Chairman of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Iqbal Mahmood yesterday said passport seekers should not suffer because police verification, reports…
    Traders hope to profit if no Indian cattle arrive Cattle traders are hoping to make a good profit during the Eid-ul-Azha if Indian cattle do not flood the market like the previous years. At the Gabtoli…
  • I know you won’t give us GSP: PM
  • Farakka gate opening ‘not sudden’
  • Withdraw products or face music
  • Death penalty upheld
  • Sports
    Home team look for big win Wednesday High flying Bangladesh women’s football team will take on Kyrgyzstan today when they will play their third match of the AFC Under-16 women’s…
    Bangladesh aim to play better cricket In a bid to play better cricket, Bangladesh women’s  team will fly for Belfast via London on September 2 to play a string of different format…
  • Booters left Dhaka for Maldives
  • Ian Bell signs up for Big Bash but does not close door on England tour
  • Messi hurts hamstring, doubtful for Argentina's WCup matches
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's 2012 Olympics Bronze upgraded To Silver
  • Entertainment
    Recordist Mahmud Syeed Ahmed dies
    Veteran recordist Mahmud Syeed Ahmed passed away yesterday in the early morning. News of his death triggered an outpouring of grief and shocked the country’s…
    Miles, Bappa become brand ambassadors for Sony DADC Popular band music troupe Miles and talented musician Bappa Mazumder from Bangladesh have been appointed as brand ambassadors for Sony Digital Audio Disk…
  • Miles, Bappa become brand ambassador for Sony DADC
  • Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud said there is no chance of floods and some ignorant people are spreading propaganda over opening of Farakka gates. Do you agree?
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    No 93.3%
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    Photo Gallery
    • Traders bring some camels at Gabtoli cattle market in the capital yesterday for sale ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • This recent photo shows Padma River eroding plantations at Khejurtala village in Janjira upazila of Shariatpur district. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Workers pass idle time at a filling station in Kallyanpur area of the capital yesterday noon as Bangladesh Petrolpump and Tanklori Malik-Sromik Oikko Porishad enforces a 9-hour country wide strike from 6AM yesterday to press home their 12-point demands. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • This recent photo shows people of Habashpole area in Jessore catching fish as rain water remains stagnant in the courtyard of their house. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Montevideo : A whale is moved on a truck in Montevideo after being removed from the water on August 26, 2016. The whale died after being in the throes of death for three days in Buceo port. AFP PHOTO
    • Hessen : Children play on August 26, 2016 between water fountains in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, where temperatures reached more than 30 degrees Celsius. AFP PHOTO
    • Family members of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam place wreath at the grave of the rebel poet on the Dhaka University campus yesterday marking the poet’s 40th death anniversary. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Beximco Group Vice-Chairman Salman F Rahman try a shot with an air pistol during the opening of 10-metre modern range at National Shooting Range in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    Art & Culture
    The mysterious origins of the book
    The book is changing. Electronic books, or ebooks, are more portable than their paper counterparts, capable of being carried in their hundreds on a single reader or tablet. Thousands more are just a click away. It can be argued that ebooks are more robust than paper ones: an ebook reader can be stolen or dropped in the bath, but the books on it are stored safely in the cloud, waiting to be downloaded onto a new device. It is not too much to say that books and reading are in the throes of a revolution. Not everyone is happy about this. Book lovers, publishers and booksellers alike are watching the book-v-ebook sales battle with great interest, and when Tom Tivnan of The Bookseller reported recently that ebook sales had dipped for the first time, he sounded almost relieved: “For those…
    Life Style
    Why it is important not to trim/shave after 1st Dhu'l-Hijja
    According to the words of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as reported by Umme Salma in…
    Scottish police become latest in Britain to allow hijab
    LONDON: Scotland's police this week became the latest force in Britain to allow…
    How to step out with happy feet in monsoon
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    Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco
    Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that…
    Apple facing record bill for Irish tax
    Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of…
    Facebook makes trending news feature more automated
    AFP, SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it is further automating its “trending”…
    China unveils 2020 Mars rover concept: report
    Beijing: China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send…
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