Wednesday 19 December 2018 ,
Wednesday 19 December 2018 ,
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  • AL to fulfill youth expectations: Hasina
  • 9 of a family burnt in Narayanganj fire
  • Saiful becomes JPC president, Farida retains GS post
  • AL to introduce 5G services, reduce cost of internet, cell-phone use
  • HC confirms Khaleda's ineligibility to contest polls
  • BNP manifesto promises scrapping black laws, higher GDP growth
  • Quader hopes AL to win next polls again
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  • Shakib fined for shouting at umpire
  • 'Disrespectful, silly' Kohli blasted at home and abroad
  • Deepika leaves Khans behind in list of IMBD’s top Indian stars of 2018
  • This is where rich Asians pay the most for a luxury lifestyle
  • Fast unto death: Latif Siddiqui hospitalised
  • Opioids don't work well for chronic pain, study finds
  • Planets with oxygen don't necessarily have life: Study
  • Fashion has become a structured industry now: Malaika Arora
  • After record Japan IPO, SoftBank Corp shares fall 12pc on debut
  • Amphibian that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump
  • Facebook removes hundreds of pages linked to Myanmar army
  • Honeyed winter salad
  • Internet speed to slowdown on voting day: EC Secretary
  • Twitter warns of ‘unusual activity’ from China, S Arabia
  • SRK, Kajol to star in 'Hindi Medium' sequel: reports
  • ASEAN must take tough measures against Myanmar: Mahathir
  • Pochettino won't rule out United move
  • 9 of a family burnt in N’ganj fire
  • Talukder did not speak the truth: CEC
  • Bollywood actress slaps men for touching her inappropriately
  • Saiful becomes JPC president, Farida retains GS post
  • Messi wins fifth Golden Shoe award to set another milestone
  • BGB Air Wing to buy Russian helicopters
  • Solskjaer set for United interim role after website gaffe
  • Ensure hassle-free justice for litigants
  • Trump accuses FB, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias
  • Japan to get first post-WWII aircraft carriers
  • The most-distant solar system object discovered
  • Stocks witness up on large-cap vibe
  • 178 businesses honoured with CIP award
  • WB to provide $500m
  • Sprint, T-Mobile merger gets first green light
  • Shahjahan Khan elected BTCCI president
  • BPL opening ceremony unlikely
  • Bangladesh shuttlers dominate
  • Tigers, Windies get ready for remaining two T20s in Dhaka
  • BGB, Ansar lift titles
  • Mehazabien to get Silver Play Button
  • Jeff Bridges to be honoured at 76th Golden Globes
  • ‘Nityapuran’ to be staged at BSA today
  • Handi celebrating Month of Victory
  • 1.28cr new jobs in 5 years
  • Two-term limit for PM
  • Khaleda can’t contest polls, confirms HC
  • UN group writes to Indian govt for clarification on ‘discrimination’
  • 1,016 platoons of BGB deployed
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    Saiful becomes JPC president, Farida retains GS post The panel, led by Saiful Alam of the Daily Jugantar and Farida Yasmin the Daily Ittefaq, swept the election to the executive committee of the Jatiya Press…
    BGB Air Wing to buy Russian helicopters Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday signed a deal with JSC Russian Helicopters to buy two helicopters for its Air Wing. According to BGB sources,…
  • Settle appeal on 22 Jamaat leaders’ candidature in 3 days: HC to EC
  • Voting underway in Jatiya Press Club election
  • Int’l Migrants Day today
  • Bangladesh
    Level-playing field prevails in country: CEC Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Tuesday once again claimed that there is a level-playing field for the forthcoming 11th parliamentary elections billed for December 30. “A congenial election atmosphere prevails in the country. Although a few stray incidents took place, now everything…
    1.28cr new jobs in 5 years Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina unveiled her party’s manifesto for the 11th parliamentary election with the slogan “Bangladesh on the march towards prosperity” in the city yesterday. The manifesto made 21-point special promises including the expansion of modern urban facilities…
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  • 1,016 platoons of BGB deployed
  • Politics
    Talukder did not speak the truth: CEC Differing with his colleague, election commissioner Mahbub Talukder—who said there is no level playing field in the general elections—chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda yesterday (Tuesday) stated that he did not speak the truth. “He (Mahbub Talukder) did not speak the…
    Two-term limit for PM The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP),the arch rival of the ruling Awami League (AL), yesterday pledged to generating one crore new jobs both in government and private sectors and provide unemployment allowance for youths in five years, if voted to power in the December 30 parliamentary polls. In its…
  • Khaleda can’t contest polls, confirms HC
  • Quader calls BNP’s manifesto a ‘balloon of unrealistic pledges’
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    • New York : The Mandarin duck, known as Mandarin Patinkin, swims in Central Park as warmer than normal temperatures hit New York City on December 14, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • New Delhi : Painted storks perch on a tree in the Delhi Zoo premises in New Delhi on December 13, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A woman skies in a snow-covered park in Moscow on December 15, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Italy : The moon rises over the Dolomites mountains in Val Gardena on December 15, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Kuala Lumpur : People walk at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur filled with Christmas decorations on December 17, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : Pedestrians cross the Seine river on the Alexander III bridge, as the sunset is reflected on the windows of the building boarding the river, in Paris on December 10, 2018. PHOTO AFP
    • United Kingdom : Sea birds are seen over the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland on December 10, 2018. Photo AFP
    • Kuala Lumpur : This picture taken on December 5, 2018 shows a hanging restaurant inspired by Santa Claus travelling on a sleigh with reindeers for a Christmas season promotion that takes customers with a view of Kuala Lumpur skyline. AFP PHOTO
    • Beirut : Fireworks light the sky as a Christmas is lit in Lebanon's capital Beirut on December 3, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • United Arab Emirates : Falcons are seen standing on their perches before being released while on a hunting trip by Al-Marzoom Hunting Association at Al-Marzoom Falconry Reserve, about 100 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi, on December 8, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    Double-parking of vehicles in the Karwanbazar area of the capital yesterday causes congestion adding to woes of commuters. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Double-parking of vehicles in the Karwanbazar area of the capital yesterday causes congestion…
    Bangladesh Jiggasha champion Shamim Ahmed receives Tk 1 crore cheque from Planning Minister AHM Mustafa
Kamal after the grand finale of the IFIC Bank-sponsored quiz show held in the capital Sunday night. Beximco Group
Vice-Chairman and Independent TV Chairman Salman F Rahman (3rd from left), IFIC Bank Managing Director and
CEO Shah A Sarwar (2nd from left), Independent TV CEO and Editor-in-Chief M Shamsur Rahman (left) and anchor
Khaled Muhiuddin are also seen. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Bangladesh Jiggasha champion Shamim Ahmed receives Tk 1 crore cheque from Planning Minister…
    Vendors busy selling warm clothes at makeshift shops at New Market in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Vendors busy selling warm clothes at makeshift shops at New Market in the capital yesterday.…
    Sudden rain accompanied by winter chill in the capital disrupts life and causes sufferings to commuters. The photo was taken yesterday
from Bangshal intersection. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Sudden rain accompanied by winter chill in the capital disrupts life and causes sufferings…
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