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  • President, PM pay homage to language heroes
  • Media must play bigger role, say experts
  • War against misspelling
  • ‘No one should consider Bangladesh courts minor’
  • China sees drop in new virus cases, more deaths abroad
  • Language Martyrs Day today
  • Buet decides not to join uniform entry test system
  • Spread Bengali culture, literature across world: PM
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Germany shootings: Merkel slams 'poison' of racism Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the "poison" of racism Thursday after…
COVID-19 kills 2 in Iran Two people have died in Iran after testing positive on Wednesday for COVID-19 (coronavirus),…
Going viral: Demand for disease-themed movies, games explodes
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‘No one should consider Bangladesh courts minor’
Metro
Two ‘robbers’ killed in Cumilla ‘gunfight’
Two suspected robbers were killed in a reported gunfight with police early Friday in Palpara area in Cumilla Sadar upazila. The deceased were identified…
Rape suspect killed in 'gunfight' The prime suspect for the killing of a seven-year-old girl after rape was killed in a reported gunfight with Detective Branch (DB) of police in Harishpur…
  • Mezbah Uddin becomes new shipping secy
  • Valiant Freedom Fighter 'Chunnu' no more
  • 2 ‘robbers’ killed in Dinajpur ‘gunfight’
  • Bangladesh
    War against misspelling Spotting misspellings on banners and signboards across the capital has become a fun way to pass the time rather than a matter of concern. After all, very few people bother to correct wrongly spelt words that are already in print or on display. To the average Dhaka resident, the act of correcting spellings…
    Language Martyrs’ Day observed in Japan Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo, Japan observed  Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language day with due respect on Friday. Dr Sahida Akter, charge d’ affaires, Masato Saito, vice mayor of Toshima city and embassy officials placed wreaths at the altar of Shaheed Minar …
  • Spread Bangla culture across world: PM
  • Language Martyrs Day today
  • Politics
    AL to invite BNP Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that the ruling party will invite its arch rival BNP to attend the Mujib Year Celebration programme on March 17 at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in Tungipara of Gopalganj on March 17, 1920.…
    Country’s current situation 'Terrifying': BNP BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the government has created a ‘terrifying’ situation in the country in an effort to hang onto power with ‘repressive’ acts. “The law-and-order situation has reached such a level that a 40-year-old…
  • Bangladesh to ‘lose self-esteem’ if Khaleda dies in jail: BNP
  • AL takes programmes marking Amar Ekushey
  • Sports
    Bangladesh look for a fresh start
Young right arm opening batsman Saif Hasan said that the team would forget all the previous Test debacle and look for a fresh start in the forthcoming…
  • Badal Roy likely to vie for BFF president post
  • Tigresses beat Pakistan in T20 WC warm-up
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    • A resident emerges from a disinfection channel set up as a protective measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus at the entrance to their compound in Tongzhou, east of Beijing yesterday. The channel uses humidifiers to spray a mist of disinfectant as residents passthrough. The toll from China's coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,868 yesterday after 98more people died, according to the National Health Commission. AFP PHOTO
    • Vienna : Flowers bloom near the Danube river in Vienna, Austria on February 17, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : Models of the Eiffel tower are displayed in front of the Eiffel Tower illuminated with pink hearts and love messages to mark the Valentine's day in Paris, on February 14, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Greece : People stand on the waterfront during sunset in Thessaloniki on February 13, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Climber form large queues on Mount Everest at peak season as the world’s tallest mountain summit attracts climbers from all over the world. AFP PHOTO
    • In this picture taken on Monday Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik puts some final touches as he makes a sand sculpture depicting people wearing protective facemasks with a message reading 'Fight against coronavirus, We stand with China' at Puri beach in Puri. The number of fatalities from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,011 nationwide on February 11 after hard-hit Hubei province reported 103 new deaths. AFP PHOTO
    • Members of the Spanish NGO Maydayterraneo take a group of migrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Aita Mari rescue boat during the rescue of 65 migrants in the Mediterranean international waters off the Libyan coast on Monday. AFP PHOTO
    • Syria : Corn bunting (Emberiza calandra) birds stand on branches amdist snow in a field in the northeastern Syrian town of al-Malikiyah (Derik) at the border with Turkey after a blizzard on February 10, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Seagulls fly as the sun rises over Cecchignola, south of Rome, on February 3, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • A man rides a unicycle at Istanbul's Karakoy district on February 4, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stand in solemn silence for a while after placing wreaths as
a mark of their profound respect to the memories of the language heroes at the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital at
one minute past midnight tonight. THE INDEPENDENT PHOTO President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stand in solemn silence for a while…
    Awardees of the second highest civilian award of the country Ekushey Padak pose for a photograph with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Osmani
Memorial Auditorium in the capital yesterday, marking International Mother Language Day and Shaheed Dibash today. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Awardees of the second highest civilian award of the country Ekushey Padak pose for a photograph…
    This photo taken on Wednesday shows flood control embankment in Tulatoli area of Bhola under threat as
erosion by the Meghna River intensifies causing collapse of concrete blocks into the river. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo taken on Wednesday shows flood control embankment in Tulatoli area of Bhola under…
    Low income people, risking their lives, have long been living in tin-roofed three-storey houses built illegally at Kamalbagh of the capital. The
photo was taken recently. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKROBORTY Low income people, risking their lives, have long been living in tin-roofed three-storey houses…
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    Rare Snow Leopard spotted in Himachal

    Rare Snow Leopard spotted in Himachal

    Also known as the ghost of the mountains, snow leopards are famously elusive animals. Rarely spotted and hardly photographed as they are, a snow leopard sighting in Himachal Pradesh has left the Internet…
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    Thinking big in changing fashion industry: Sinead Burke
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    Inventor of 'cut, copy, paste' Larry Tesler dies
    Silicon Valley on Wednesday was mourning a pioneering computer scientist whose…
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    NASA's Juno mission has provided its first science results on the amount…
    Facebook faces off with IRS in big-ticket tax case
    A multi-billion dollar dispute between Facebook and US tax authorities over…
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