Wednesday 29 June 2016 ,
Wednesday 29 June 2016 ,
Breaking News
  • '36 killed' in Istanbul airport attack
  • 30 injured in Uttar Badda fire
Pakistan politician on three years in captivity Ali Haider Gilani was rescued in Afghanistan three years after al-Qaeda militants…
Bombings claimed by IS killed 43 in Yemen Yemen: An Islamic State affiliate carried out a series of attacks in Yemen's…
India enters elite missile tech group New Delhi: India on Monday joined an exclusive club of countries controlling exports…
Chinese anger at Lady Gaga-Dalai Lama meeting Chinese fans have reacted with outrage to Lady Gaga's meeting with the Dalai…
Brexit: Cameron to face EU leaders after vote to leave David Cameron is to meet European Union leaders for the first time since the UK…
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Dhaka Metro
200 doping gang members arrested so far: DMP Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia has sought the people's support to help curb militancy, mugging and other unlawful…
  • 2 ‘ABT men’ put on 5-day remand
  • 5 ticket black marketeers held at Kamalapur
  • Services from Sayedabad terminal resume
  • 5 fake detectives held in capital
  • Events
    Turkish riot police have fired tear gas and plastic bullets…
    Shipping minister promises safe journey during Eid The government will not allow any unfit launch to carry passengers during the Eid holidays, said shipping minister Shajahan Khan yesterday. “The…
    Good governance shot, says Ershad Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday urged the prime minister to hold a national dialogue with all political parties in the House who do not believe…
  • PM hosts iftar for professionals
  • SP Babul not under watch: Home minister
  • Govt protecting militants, alleges BNP
  • PM for boosting trade ties with Mongolia
  • Bangladesh
    Monsoon mirage continues in Dhaka With only 7mm of rainfall, the capital suffered stifling heat and humidity yesterday.  Eleven days have passed since the southwest monsoon was supposed…
    Lufthansa expert to assess freight security A high-ranking official from Lufthansa, the largest German airline, was scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh late last night to inspect the air cargo security…
  • Many smell a rat
  • Banks to remain open until July 4 near marketplaces
  • Bank to stay open until July 4
  • SC spares tanneries till July 17
  • Sports
    Argentina cries for retiring Messi AFP, BUENOS AIRES: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country's President Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi on Monday not to leave the…
    Wimbledon 2016: Andy Murray and Johanna Konta begin campaigns British number ones Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will begin their Wimbledon tournaments on Tuesday. Konta, 25, arrives at SW19 as the 16th seed after…
  • Argentina begs Messi not to quit
  • Hodgson leaves job on humiliating night for English soccer
  • Italy beats Spain 2-0 to reach Euro 2016 quarterfinals
  • Messi retires from int’l football
  • Entertainment
    PrangoneMor to stage two plays at Kolkata theatre fest
    PrangoneMor, one of the vibrant theatre troupes in Bangladesh, will stage two of its plays ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘Ami O Rabindranath’…
    Registration deadline extended to Aug 31 Time for registration in 17th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2016 has been extended.  The artists now can send application until August 31. Besides,…
  • Apurba, Mithila pair up again in tele-drama with different story
  • Shooting of documentary ‘The Key’ kicks off
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    The shipping minister has announced a ban on plying of unfit launches during the Eid vacations. Do you think this ban will be enforced properly?
     No Comment
    Yes 25.0%
    No 75.0%
    No Comment 0.0%
    Photo Gallery
    • As Eid-ul-Fitr nears, people from all walks of life are out to shop for their loved ones. This photo was taken from a roadside shop at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • A gridlock at Hatirjheel, Gulshan-Badda intersection in the capital yesterday, causing immense suffering to the commuters. PHOTO: AZIZUR RAHMAN SUMON
    • A woman checks out low cost plastic ornaments at a road-side shop in front of Baitul Mukarram in the capital yesterday as shopping for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr gears up across the country. PHOTO: AZIZUR RAHMAN SUMON
    • A salesman shows a dress to a customer at a shop at Sanmar Ocean City in Chittagong yesterday as Eid shopping gains momentum. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • A worker busy on a handloom in weaving a Benarashi Sari, which will go on sale ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, at Benarashi Palli in the capital’s Mirpur on Thursday. PHOTO: PARVEZ AHMAD
    • Fish traps, locally known as Chai, are put on sale at a market in Ashuganj of Brahmanbaria yesterday, as the monsoon has arrived. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO
    • A woman reacts after getting an advance train ticket for Eid at Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Wild waves from the Bay of Bengal have been eroding the long stretch of the Kuakata beach day by day. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    Art & Culture
    How a street child became a leading artist
    Lita Cabellut is one of Spain's most successful artists, but she's barely known in her home country. What's more, the woman whose paintings now sell for six figure sums spent her early years living on the street. "My childhood was like that of thousands of street kids around the world," says Lita Cabellut. She used to roam the streets of Barcelona with other homeless children and slept in the open air. "We looked after one another - we did whatever we liked. We took coins out of the fountains, begged Zippo lighters from sailors and stole tourists' wallets. We used to go into restaurants and say our father was in the toilet when they served us, before wolfing down the food and running off." Cabellut was born in a village in Aragon, north-east Spain, in 1961.…
    Life Style
    Corporate Yoga – And you thought it was a myth
    It is as simple as that. When we are healthy, we are better able to face challenges…
    Muslims worldwide to fast the longest in decades
    Ramadan dates are usually determined annually by the lunar cycle, which is slated…
    101-year-old Florida woman gets second chance at prom
    A 101-year-old Florida woman is getting a second chance at prom. Eleanor Bessin…
    Type-2 Diabetes: At-risk offered healthy lifestyle help
    People in England at risk of type-2 diabetes are to be offered healthy-lifestyle…
    Apple to lower App Store 'tax' for loyal subscribers
    If you sell an app, subscription or other product through the App Store, Apple gets…
    Biometric registration gives edge to GP, Banglalink
    The government’s biometric registration programme has apparently given the…
    India successfully tests small space shuttle
    India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts…
    Bangabandhu Satellite to be in orbit by 2017
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the much awaited Bangabandhu Satellite-1,…
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