Sunday 28 August 2016 ,
Sunday 28 August 2016 ,
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  • SC upholds death for JMB man Asadul Islam for killing 2 Jhalakati judges
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Italy weeps for earthquake dead AFP, ASCOLI PICENO, Italy: Italy held a tear-drenched funeral Saturday for dozens…
Top separatist held in Indian Kashmir as toll hits 68 Police in Indian-administered Kashmir have arrested a top separatist leader, his…
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Gulshan attack mastermind Tamim Chy, 2 others killed
Dhaka Metro
2 killed in road accident in capital Two men were killed and two others injured as a covered van hit a van loaded with fuel drums at Birulia Bridge area in the capital on Thursday night.…
  • Police to write Home Ministry to ban Ansar-Al-Islam
  • 5 ‘JMB activists’ held in Gazipur
  • Portion of BM College hostel building collapses
  • River vessel workers on indefinite strike
  • Events
    Police in India say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty…
    Politics
    Rampal plant
PM remark on Khaleda baseless: Goyeshwar
BNP standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, in an immediate reaction to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s briefing on Rampal power plant,…
    Khaleda’s reaction likely tonight to PM’s Rampal statements BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is likely to come up with her reaction on Saturday night to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina‘s statements at a press conference…
  • Zia was decorated with Independence Award to belittle Bangabandhu: Nasim
  • BNP-Jamaat leaders cold shouldered in most cases
  • No BNP-Jamat men in all-party anti-terror committees : Hanif
  • Obaidul for RMG workers’ Eid leave in alternate phases
  • Bangladesh
    A ‘shy kid’ turned militant The dreaded militant who allegedly masterminded the Holey Artisan Bakery attack was remembered as a “shy, skinny kid” by an expert on international…
    Police effort on to nab Zia, Marzan After killing the "mastermind" of the Gulshan café attack, Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, and two other militants, Iqbal and Manik, yesterday,…
  • Relatives not willing to take Tamim’s body
  • 19 militants killed in 3 raids
  • Dhaka, Washington share vision for tolerant Bangladesh: US
  • Rampal won’t affect Sundarbans: PM
  • Sports
    Rafique’s call to produce quality spinners Former left-arm spinner Mohammad Rafique stressed the need to produce the quality spinners, stating that they should arrange ‘Spinner Hunt Programme’…
    Radwanska breezes into New Haven final NEW YORK: Polish top seed Agnieszka Radwanska demolished Petra Kvitova in straight sets to advance to the final of the Connecticut Open in New Haven.…
  • Andrew Strauss urges England fans to make own call on Bangladesh tour
  • Bangladesh-origin Olympic gold medalist Margarita’s father dies
  • Anderson, Broad out for rest of English season
  • England confirm Bangladesh tour
  • Entertainment
    Cultural arena, TV channels arrange various events Saturday
    The nation will observe the 40th death anniversary of  National Poet  Kazi Nazrul Islam today with elaborate programmes. Born into a Bengali…
    Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes list of best paid actors LOS ANGELES:  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes on Thursday, raking in $64.5 million and…
  • Salman Shah's 45th birth anniv celebration Sep 29
  • Zahid Hasan, Purnima in one frame after a decade
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Rampal coal-based power plant would not cause any harm to world heritage site the Sundarbans. Do you agree?
     Yes
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    Yes 14.3%
    No 85.7%
    No Comment 0.0%
    Video
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    • Fire Service and Civil Defence personnel conduct rescue operation as a bus plunges into a roadside ditch as the driver lost control over the steering at Zianagar upazila in Pirojpur yesterday. 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
    • Empty trawlers and barges remain anchored sans the usual hustle and bustle at the Anu Mia terminal in Chittagong due to the ongoing strike by water transport workers. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • The aerial photo shows students of Jagannath University demonstrate at Paltan intersection in the capital yesterday to press home their demand for residential halls on the land of the erstwhile Dhaka Central Jail in Lalbagh area. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI
    • Sadarghat launch terminal in the capital wears a deserted look yesterday, the second day of an indefinite strike being enforced across the country by water transport workers. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • People instead of using bin dump garbage near it, beside a Mirpur road in the capital, that spread bad odor in the area causing immense suffering to the pedestrians. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: AZIZUR RAHMAN
    • The photo taken yesterday shows street vendors selling goods beside a railtrack at Haji Camp rail crossing in the capital taking risk of an accident. PHOTO: PARVEZ AHMAD
    • Vehicles pass through Patuakhali-Kuakata highway which is submerged by tidal surge and downpour. The photo was taken near Lebukhali ferry terminal in Patuakhali yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman talks to media at the Dhaka airport yesterday on his return from England. The seamer underwent a surgery on his left shoulder there. STORY ON PAGE 16 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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    Technology
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