Wednesday 31 August 2016 ,
Wednesday 31 August 2016 ,
Breaking News
  • Review verdict copy read out to Mir Quasem
  • Prime accused of schoolgirl Risha murder case Obaidul arrested in Nilphamar
India Ganges floods 'break previous records' The monsoon floods in India's Ganges river this year have broken previous records,…
Ban Ki-moon awarded NUS honorary doctorate in Singapore SINGAPORE: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was conferred an Honorary…
World's first settlement, apparently hit by Tsunami, found in Gujarat Panaji: Marine archaeologists on Monday claimed to have discovered the world's…
12-year-old died on father's shoulder, carried from hospital to hospital in Kanpur Kanpur:  In heart-wrenching visuals from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, a 12-year-old…
Indian principal jailed for 17 years over deadly school meal NEW DELHI: An Indian court Monday sentenced a school principal to 17 years in jail…
Reader's Choice
I know you won’t give us GSP: PM
Dhaka Metro
Demo for arrest of Risha’s killer continues Students of Willes Little Flower School and College in the capital continued their demonstration in front of the school for the third consecutive day…
  • Heavy rush for train tickets
  • School students block Kakrail road protesting the killing of Risha
  • Schoolgirl’s death sparkles demo in capital
  • School stabbed by miscreants in city, dies at DMCH
  • Events
    Police in India say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty…
    Khaleda sued for fake birthday celebration; court summons her A Dhaka court on Tuesday summoned BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed against her on charge of celebrating `fake` birthday on the National Mourning…
    People's expectation fulfilled through the verdict: Hanif Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Tuesday said people's expectations have been fulfilled through rejection of the review…
  • BNP leader Salahuddin pleads not guilty again
  • Khaleda talks polls with Kerry
  • Kerry meets Khaleda
  • Salahuddin keen to return home
  • Bangladesh
    Traders hope to profit if no Indian cattle arrive Cattle traders are hoping to make a good profit during the Eid-ul-Azha if Indian cattle do not flood the market like the previous years. At the Gabtoli…
    I know you won’t give us GSP: PM “I know you will not give us the GSP (Generalised System of Preference),” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told United States Secretary of State…
  • Suraya killing: Killer’s sister, brother-in-law held in Dinajpur
  • Kerry moved by Bangabandhu’s ‘simplicity of life style’
  • ECNEC approves 5 projects involving Tk 2,805cr
  • JnU students continue agitation for new dorm
  • Sports
    Booters left Dhaka for Maldives The Bangladesh national football team left Dhaka for Maldives on Tuesday to play a FIFA International Friendly match against Maldives national football…
    Ian Bell signs up for Big Bash but does not close door on England tour Ian Bell has completed a deal to play for Perth Scorchers in the forthcoming edition of Australia’s Big Bash League. But while he considers himself…
  • Messi hurts hamstring, doubtful for Argentina's WCup matches
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's 2012 Olympics Bronze upgraded To Silver
  • Marsh leaves Sri Lanka with broken finger
  • Rooney retains England captaincy under Allardyce
  • Entertainment
    Miles, Bappa become brand ambassador for Sony DADC
    Popular band music troupe Miles and talented musician Bappa Mazumder from Bangladesh have been appointed as brand ambassadors for Sony Digital Audio Disk…
    Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83 Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers"…
  • ‘Circus Circus’ staged at Shilpakala after one-year break
  • Mexican music legend Juan Gabriel dead at 66
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud said there is no chance of floods and some ignorant people are spreading propaganda over opening of Farakka gates. Do you agree?
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    Yes 7.7%
    No 92.3%
    No Comment 0.0%
    Photo Gallery
    • Traders bring some camels at Gabtoli cattle market in the capital yesterday for sale ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • This recent photo shows Padma River eroding plantations at Khejurtala village in Janjira upazila of Shariatpur district. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Workers pass idle time at a filling station in Kallyanpur area of the capital yesterday noon as Bangladesh Petrolpump and Tanklori Malik-Sromik Oikko Porishad enforces a 9-hour country wide strike from 6AM yesterday to press home their 12-point demands. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • This recent photo shows people of Habashpole area in Jessore catching fish as rain water remains stagnant in the courtyard of their house. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Montevideo : A whale is moved on a truck in Montevideo after being removed from the water on August 26, 2016. The whale died after being in the throes of death for three days in Buceo port. AFP PHOTO
    • Hessen : Children play on August 26, 2016 between water fountains in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, where temperatures reached more than 30 degrees Celsius. AFP PHOTO
    • Family members of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam place wreath at the grave of the rebel poet on the Dhaka University campus yesterday marking the poet’s 40th death anniversary. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Beximco Group Vice-Chairman Salman F Rahman try a shot with an air pistol during the opening of 10-metre modern range at National Shooting Range in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    Art & Culture
    The mysterious origins of the book
    The book is changing. Electronic books, or ebooks, are more portable than their paper counterparts, capable of being carried in their hundreds on a single reader or tablet. Thousands more are just a click away. It can be argued that ebooks are more robust than paper ones: an ebook reader can be stolen or dropped in the bath, but the books on it are stored safely in the cloud, waiting to be downloaded onto a new device. It is not too much to say that books and reading are in the throes of a revolution. Not everyone is happy about this. Book lovers, publishers and booksellers alike are watching the book-v-ebook sales battle with great interest, and when Tom Tivnan of The Bookseller reported recently that ebook sales had dipped for the first time, he sounded almost relieved: “For those…
    Life Style
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    Apple facing record bill for Irish tax
    Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of…
    Facebook makes trending news feature more automated
    AFP, SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it is further automating its “trending”…
    China unveils 2020 Mars rover concept: report
    Beijing: China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send…
    Facebook launches Lifestage app for school teens
    Facebook has launched a new social media app aimed at school teenagers. Members…
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