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Iran nuclear deal ‘in intensive care’ VIENNA: Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal are meeting in Vienna yesterday in…
Will name it ‘Survival’ if any film made on Rohingya kids: Priyanka An actor, a singer, a producer, an artist, a philanthropist - you name it, Priyanka…
North Korea ready to talk 'at any time' North Korea has said it is still willing to talk "at any time in any form"…
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Drive against drugs; 9 more killed in 'gunfights'
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Youth held in Nawabganj for ‘defaming Islam’ on Facebook Police arrested a young man from Natun Bandura of Nawabganj upazila in Dhaka on Wednesday night over a Facebook post defaming Islam. The arrestee is Bikash…
No place for drug traders in capital: Home Minister Issuing a note of warning, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said there will be no place for drug traders in the city. “Actions will be…
  • Sudden bursts of rain flood streets of Dhaka, suburbs
  • ‘Meena Bazar’ fined Tk 2 lakh in anti-adulteration drive
  • 1.08 lakh yaba seized in Cox’sBazar
  • Bangladesh
    Drive against drugs; 9 more killed in 'gunfights' Nine more suspected drug peddlers were killed in reported gunfights with members of the police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Dhaka city, Myemensingh, Cumilla, Sherpur, Jhenidah, Gaibandha, Satkhira and Netrakona districts on Thursday and Friday as the anti-narcotics crackdown continues across…
    Garment workers demand Eid payment  bonus within June 6 National Garment Workers Federation on Friday demanded payment of Eid bonus within June 6. The Federation came up with the demand from a meeting held in front of  the Jatiya Press Club in the morning. Amirul Haq Amin, president of the federation, said “Eid bonus is the legal right of garment…
  • 4 fallen Bangladeshi peacekeepers to be honoured June 1
  • Bangladesh, India together can solve any problem: PM
  • Politics
    BNP to outsmart AL in Gazipur polls: Mosharraf BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Fridaysaid their party is working out a strategy to 'outsmart' the ruling party by foiling its plot to rig votes in Gazipur polls. "The MPs are being given a scope for joining the Gazipur polls campaign by amending the election code of conduct.…
    Street movement after Eid: Moudud    BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday hinted that their party will come up with harsher programmes after Eid-ul-Fitr as it is the only way to realise their demands and free their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, reports UNB.  “I admit that it’s not possible to ensure Khaleda Zia’s…
  • HC order on Khaleda bail pleas on Sunday
  • EC changes civic poll rules
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    • Taipei : A vendor arranges his stall at a flower market in Taipei on May 20, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Hessen : People sit on benches facing the river Main in Frankfurt am Main, on May 15, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • People gather to buy seasonal fruits as there are abundant supply of the items in the city bazaars. The photo was taken from near Purana Paltan area in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • State of New York : Fireworks illuminate the night sky before the Statue of Liberty during the 33rd Annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony in New York City on May 13, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • United Arab Emirates : A picture taken on May 13, 2018 shows seagulls flying in the island of Sir Bu Nayer, about 65 kilometres (40 miles) off the coast of the Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A bumblebee draws nectar from the flowers of a gooseberry bush in a garden outside Moscow on May 12, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Mexico City : A male peacock (Pavo cristatus) displays its feathers, in a private yard in Mexico City, on May 12, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • United Arab Emirates : Teams sail traditional wooden boats, or dhows, during the al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow sailing race near the island of Sir Bu Nayer on May 14, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Deutschland : A picture taken on May 10, 2018 shows young cows in a field under stormy clouds in the Bavarian village of Schongau, southern Germany. AFP PHOTO
    • Italy : Flamingos fly at sunset on May 6, 2018 in Cagliari. AFP PHOTO
    People, least bothered about the speeding train and risk of accidents, cross road at a level crossing in the capital’s Karwan Bazar area yesterday. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM People, least bothered about the speeding train and risk of accidents, cross road at a level…
    MATTER OF CONCERN: Unaware of the dangerous effect, a street child sniffs glue or ‘dandy', a drug of choice for most children, on Abdul Gani
Road near the capital's National Press Club yesterday. The glue is normally used to repair or join leather or wooden goods. PHOTO NAZMUL ISLAM MATTER OF CONCERN: Unaware of the dangerous effect, a street child sniffs glue or ‘dandy',…
    Students along with their guardians show red cards to early marriage, eve-teasing and militancy at Narayanpur
Popular High School in Matlab upazila of Chandpur on Wednesday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Students along with their guardians show red cards to early marriage, eve-teasing and militancy…
    Waterlogging triggered by heavy rains of the past few days forces people to move by boat in Pink City residential area
of Dumni under Khilkhet police station of the capital yesterday. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM Waterlogging triggered by heavy rains of the past few days forces people to move by boat in…
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    Shilpakala celebrates Rebel Poet’s 119th birth anniv
    Celebrating the Rebel Poet (Bidrohi Kobi) Kazi Nazrul Islam’s 119th birth anniversary, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) organised a cultural programme featuring musical soirée and recitation yesterday at the National Music and Dance Department of the…
    Environment
    Australia builds world's longest cat-proof fence to save wildlife

    Australia builds world's longest cat-proof fence to save wildlife

    A conservation agency has constructed what is believed to be the world's longest cat-proof fence in central Australia to save native wildlife and vegetation ravaged by the feline predators. Australia…
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    5 crore people suffering from Thyroid: experts
    Experts today said five crore Bangladeshis are suffering from Thyroid hormone…
    The rise of non-invasive plastic surgeries in South Korea
    Kim Min-gi* did not like how her upper eyelid drooped over her eye. She says it…
    Parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law, regulates vaping
    The Liberal government has passed a sweeping overhaul of the country's tobacco…
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    EU's new data protection rules come into effect
    The European Union's new data protection laws came into effect on Friday,…
    Students check phone 150 times a day: Study
    On an average, a college student in India checks his mobile phone over 150…
    China launches satellite to explore dark side of Moon
    China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to…
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