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New Zealand PM receives death threats on social media The New Zealand Police are investigating death threats sent to Prime Minister Jacinda…
Anger, grief sweep Iraq's Mosul as ferry disaster toll hits 100 The capsizing of a Tigris river ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New…
New Zealand prays, falls silent, a week after mosque massacres The Muslim call to prayer rang out across New Zealand on Friday followed by two…
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Bangladeshi teen shot dead by Indians in Sylhet A Bangladesh youth was shot dead by Indian nationals at Companiganj Upazila on Friday morning, UNB reports. The deceased, 19-year-old Md Babul Mia, was…
Woman found dead in Bagerhat Police recovered the throat-slit body of a woman from a house at Dakkhin Sarui in the municipality area here on Thursday night. The victim was identified…
  • 10-km tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway
  • 2 ‘drug traders’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
  • Subarnachar gang-rape: Sacked AL leader Ruhul Amin gets HC bail
  • Bangladesh
    Noted journalist Anwarul Haq passes away Noted journalist M Anwarul Haq, former president of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) and one of the founding members of Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB), passed away on Friday morning. He was 62. Anwarul Haq suffered massive stroke at home around 5:30 am. He was taken to Labaid Hospital…
    9th span of Padma  Bridge installed Around 1350 metres of the much-hyped Padma Bridge is now visible with the installation of 9th span on the pillars no 34 and 35 on Friday. The 150-metre span, weighing 3,140 tonnees, was installed at the Jajira point around 8:45 am, said deputy assistant engineer of Padma Bridge project, Humayun Kabir.…
  • PHR study demonstrates widespread violence against Rohingya in Myanmar
  • Killer bus had 27 cases
  • Politics
    Sultan Mansur pays homage to Bangabandhu Sultan Mohammad Mansur, who took oath as an MP defying his party Gono Forum’s decision, visited Tungipara and paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Friday. Mansur said he went to Tungipara in Gopalganj on Thursday evening and stayed there overnight. The much-talked-about…
    BNP decries Bangladesh’s fall in Happiness Index BNP senior leader Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan on Friday sought an explanation from the government as to why Bangladesh's position in the Happiness Index of the United Nations has dropped when it claims the country is a role model in the world, UNB reports. “The United Nations has released the world…
  • Quader out of danger: Doctor
  • DU forms panel to probe Ducsu polls ‘irregularities’
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    Closing energy gap would help poorest countries develop
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    • Lebanon : A butterfly is seen resting on a an almond flower in the valley of Bisri, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut on March 20, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Kalikino, Russia : People look at traditional geese fight at the village of Kalikino some 450 km outside Moscow on March 17, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Turkey : Shows the Sabanci Mosque on March 17, 2019, in Adana, southern Turkey. AFP PHOTO
    • Turkey : A woman wearing a niqab walks on the historical Taskopru bridge near the Sabanci mosque, on March 17, 2019, in Adana, southern Turkey. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A flock of starlings fly through a nature reserve close to the river Danube in Daugendorf, southern Germany, on March 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A Syrian whirling dervish performs at the Philarmonique of Paris on March 9, 2019. The dervishes are adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding. Those who whirl, like planets around the sun, turn dance into a form of prayer. AFP PHOTO
    • Istanbul : A general view at the Camlica Republic Mosque in Istanbul, created by two female architects, Bahar Mızrak and Hayriye Gül Totu, opened on March 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A picture taken on March 10, 2019 shows a view of the city hall's square during a snowfall in the village of Wernigerode. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Poppies bloom on the hills of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, California, on March 8, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • France : Nikita, a 12-year-old Lion is pictured next to her 2 white lion cubs, four-months old, at the zoo in La Fleche, northwestern France, on February 22, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    Students of Barishal University (BU) bring out a procession on Barishal-Kuakata highway near the campus yesterday expressing their solidarity
with the movement for safer roads. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Students of Barishal University (BU) bring out a procession on Barishal-Kuakata highway near…
    A BIWTA excavator pulls down a multistoried building of an enchroacher on Turag River bank at Diabari of Mirpur in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A BIWTA excavator pulls down a multistoried building of an enchroacher on Turag River bank…
    Litchi trees have blossomed, inviting beekeepers to place their apiculture boxes nearby to produce more honey. The photo was taken from
Nowdapara village in Iswardi, Pabna yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Litchi trees have blossomed, inviting beekeepers to place their apiculture boxes nearby to…
    Vehicles remain parked in Khagrachhari Bus Terminal during a dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced by Parbatya Bangali
Chhatra Parishad in the district yesterday protesting at the killing of seven electoral officials and law enforcers at
Baghaichhari upazila in Rangamati on Monday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Vehicles remain parked in Khagrachhari Bus Terminal during a dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced…
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    Dhaka ranks worst in Air Quality Index

    Dhaka ranks worst in Air Quality Index

    Bangladesh’s capital was ranked worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday. Dhaka had a score of 179 at 10:50am, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy. A numerical value between…
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    Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says
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    Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees
    Facebook left hundreds of millions of user passwords readable by its employees…
    Vivo launches V15 Smart Phone in Bangladesh
    Vivo, the innovative global smart phone brand, launched the long-awaited smart…
    Facebook-Google scammer pleads guilty in S$163m theft
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