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  • Deferment of city polls: DU VC, DUCSU gen secy express solidarity with protesting students
  • Australian scientists make breakthrough on preventing spread of dengue fever
  • Bangabandhu BPL final: Rajshahi Royals beat Khulna Tigers by 21 runs
  • Plane tragedy should not overshadow loss of commander: Khamenei
  • EC to reach acceptable solution over city polls, Quader hopes
  • 10 students fall sick during hunger strike at DU
  • Newly-married burned couple dies at DMCH
  • Garment workers demand justice for rape victim
  • 2nd phase Biswa Ijtema begins
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Libya’s Haftar in Athens ahead of Berlin peace conference Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar was holding talks in Athens yesterday,…
Plane tragedy should not overshadow loss of commander: Khamenei Iran's supreme leader called the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner…
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Road accident kills 2 bikers in Capital’s Uttara Two persons were killed when a bus hit their motorcycle in Dhaka’s Uttara area on Friday afternoon. Of the deceased, one was identified as…
3 including couple killed, 5 injured in Chattogram road crash
Three people including a couple were killed and five others injured in a head-on collision between two buses in Shantirhat area on the Cox’s Bazar-Chattogram…
  • Students to build developed Bangladesh by 2041: Dipu Moni
  • Newly-married burned couple dies at DMCH
  • 2 killed in city road crash
  • Bangladesh
    2nd Phase of Biswa Ijtema begins The second phase of the 55th Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims, began yesterday morning on the bank of the Turag at Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka city, amid tight security. The proceedings began after the Fazr prayers with ‘Aam Bayan’ (general sermons) by Indian…
    Scientists make
breakthrough in preventing dengue spread Researchers from Australia's national science body have successfully genetically engineered mosquitoes that are resistant to spreading dengue virus. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) yesterday revealed that it has engineered the first breed of mosquitoes resistant…
  • China to celebrate ‘Mujib Year’ with highest honour: Envoy
  • 109 more workers deported from Saudi Arabia
  • Politics
    People supporting ‘Boat’ in city polls: Taposh Awami League (AL) nominated mayoral candidate for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) polls Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Friday said the people came down to street to carry out polls campaign spontaneously on behalf of ‘Boat’, election symbol of the Awami League party. “Dhaka…
    Atiqul, Tabith support deferral DNCC, DSCC mayoral elections All mayoral and councillor candidates, nominated by ruling Awami League (AL) and the BNP, have been carrying out their respective election campaigns for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) polls in full swing for the last few days.…
  • Holding polls on Saraswati Puja day an unjust act: Dr Kamal
  • DU students start hunger strike over Dhaka city polls’ date
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    • Buffalo owners try to control their buffalos during a traditional buffalo fight held as part of Bhogali Bihu festival at Boidyabori village, some 80 kilometres from Guwahati yesterday. Magh Bihu is the harvest festival of north eastern Assam state and is observed in the Assamese month of Magh, which coincides with January. AFP PHOTO
    • Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France : A man walks in front of a ferris wheel on the French riviera city of Nice, on January 13, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Tongi, Bangladesh : Muslim devotees leave after taking part in the Akheri Munajat, or final prayers, during the annual Muslim gathering 'Biswa Ijtema' in Tongi, some 30 kms north of Dhaka on January 12, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • In this handout photo released by the Olympic Information Services (OIS) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) shows France's Bazil Ducouret in action during the Ski Mountaineering men’s Sprint Quarter Final at the Villars Winter Park on January 13, 2020 during the Winter Youth Olympic Games of Lausanne. AFP PHOTO
    • A laser light symbolises Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with a waving hand from a C-130J jet, identical to the aircraft that carried Bangabandhu on his homecoming day in 1972, at the Old Airport yesterday where Bangabandhu had first touched the soil of his independent Bangladesh. Inset, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, accompanied by her younger sister Sheikh Rehana and son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, inaugurates the Bangabandhu’s birth centenary countdown at the grand ceremony at Old Airport in the capital’s Tejgaon area. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTOS
    • Istanbul : An old Turkish man feed seagulls as he change continent from Anatolia to Europe on boat, on January 8, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : TOPSHOT - Children play ice-hockey on the frozen Patriarch Pond in Moscow on January 7, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Honduras : TOPSHOT - Two kids walk by a centric avenue covered with umbrellas in Cantarranas, Honduras, on January 7, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • China : Tourists watch a fireworks display during the China Harbin Internatinal Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in China's northeast Heilongjiang province on January 5, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Cattle stand in a field under a red sky caused by bushfires in Greendale on the outskirts of Bega, in Australia's New South Wales state yesterday. AFP PHOTO
    An illegal brick kiln set up on an arable land in Bittibari area under Madhupur upazila of Tangail, rendering the fields unusable for agriculture. The
photo was taken recently. INDEPENDENT PHOTO An illegal brick kiln set up on an arable land in Bittibari area under Madhupur upazila of…
    Muslim devotees head for their camps on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi on the outskirts of the capital yesterday for attending the three-day second and last phase
of Bishwa Ijtema beginning today. STAR MAIL PHOTO Muslim devotees head for their camps on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi on the outskirts…
    RMG workers stage demonstration blockading one of the main thoroughfares of the capital near Shyamoli yesterday demanding their wages in arrears. The blockade
on the road stopped both inbound and outbound vehicular movements, causing huge tailback in the area. STORY ON PAGE 3. STAR MAIL PHOTO RMG workers stage demonstration blockading one of the main thoroughfares of the capital near…
    Thick fog forces vehicles to glow their headlights and slow their speed for poor visibility near Demra Staff Quarters area in the capital yesterday as
the lowest temperature in the country was recorded at 7.5 degrees Celsius in Tentulia. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY Thick fog forces vehicles to glow their headlights and slow their speed for poor visibility…
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    Rain brings joy for Australian firefighters, farmers

    Drought-breaking storms dumped desperately needed rain on some bushfire-ravaged parts of eastern Australia on Friday, while giving joy to many farmers who have faced losing precious livestock and crops.…
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    WHO says no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of novel coronavirus
    Despite the first exported case of novel coronavirus from the Chinese city of Wuhan,…
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    China launches new remote-sensing satellite
    China sent a new optical remote-sensing satellite for commercial use into planned…
    Oldest material on Earth discovered
    Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known…
    Govt working to bring all under internet coverage: Joy
    Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Sunday said…
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