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Dhaka Metro
One held with 600 yaba tablets in capital  Railway police arrested a man along with 600 pieces of yaba tablets from Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital on Thursday morning. The arrestee…
  • Security tightened in capital for Eid holidays: DMP
  • Family car number to have ceiling: Minister
  • 200 doping gang members arrested so far: DMP
  • 2 ‘ABT men’ put on 5-day remand
  • Events
    Turkish riot police have fired tear gas and plastic bullets…
    Politics
    Country in crisis, says BNP Strongly denouncing the terrorist attack on a restaurant in the city’s Gulshan area, BNP last night said it has exposed that the country is going…
    Govt implementing anti-state steps to appease India: BNP BNP on Friday alleged that the government is implementing various anti-state steps to enjoy India's continued support to hang on to power as the country's…
  • Protests at DU as its souvenir mentions Zia as 1st president
  • AL leader murdered in Bandarban
  • Delay upsets BNP leaders
  • President off to Bhutan
  • Bangladesh
    ISPR briefing about hostage crisis at 12.30pm Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) will brief the media on Saturday afternoon about the hostage crisis at the country’s diplomatic…
    Gulshan hostage crisis: 5 bodies found, 12 hostages rescued At least five bodies found and 12 hostages rescued during Army commando operation at Holy Artisan Restaurant in Gulshan of Dhaka on Saturday morning.…
  • Thousands leave capital as Eid vacation begins
  • Ministers, AL leaders active on Facebook
  • DU registrar removed over souvenir book blunder
  • DU celebrates 95th anniversary
  • Sports
    Mariners lift maiden premier title Ishtiaque Ahmed sounded the board with a sensational late strike as Mariner Young’s Club celebrated the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League…
    Mustafizur set to leave for Sussex on July 13 Mustafizur Rahman is set to leave Dhaka on July 13 to finally join Sussex for his first county stint. He will be available for four matches each in the…
  • Ronaldo struggles as Portugal reaches Euro 2016 semis
  • Anil Kumble takes charge with focus on bowlers
  • Roy's rampant 162 sets up stunning chase
  • Wimbledon 2016: Roger Federer beats British qualifier Marcus Willis
  • Entertainment
    Obscure releases new album ‘Crack Platoon’
    Obscure, one of the most prominent Rock bands in the country, released its 11th album titled ‘Crack Platoon’ under the label Soundtek yesterday.…
    ‘Lux Souraver Galpo’ presents six special tele-dramas this Eid On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, ‘Lux Souraver Galpo’ is presenting six special tele-dramas, which has been made based on the six stories by…
  • Ityadi ready to enthral audience with pure entertainment in Eid
  • Aupee, Tareen together in TV show for first time
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    Referring to the recent target killings, the home minister alleged that a vested quarter has resorted to killings to screate anarchy in the country. Do you agree?
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     No
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    Yes 45.3%
    No 54.7%
    No Comment 0.0%
    Video
    Photo Gallery
    • Thousands of people cram ferries anchored at Sadarghat Launch Terminal in the capital yesterday to join their relatives ahead of Eid –ul-Fitr. The pressure of passengers was significantly high as the nine-day public holiday for the Eid began yesterday. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI
    • Walkways inside the Dhaka New Market in the capital turn into a large dining space during iftar time yesterday as many shoppers break their fast with a range of traditional iftar items offered by vendors in the market. PHOTO: PARVEZ AHMAD
    • Hours before the nine-day government holiday comes into effect ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, people throng the Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital yesterday and try desperately to secure a spot in the Silkcity Express, which runs between Dhaka and Rajshahi. The passengers had to suffer as the train was late by an hour. Photo: Azizur Rahman Sumon
    • A woman checks out a dress at Grand Haque Tower market in Feni yesterday as shopping gathers momentum across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • 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 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
    Art & Culture
    Will streaming quota make for great art?
    I like to think that, somewhere in the US, there is an executive at one of the streaming services reading the European Commission's proposed new rules for a digital single market. It says companies like the one this executive works for must in future pay to play. "I guess that means we'll just have to buy a few more programmes with Hercule Poirot in them," the executive thinks. In doing so, the executive would be offending three EU nations at a stroke: the French because the fictional detective is Belgian, the Belgians because much of the rest of the world mistakenly thinks he's French, and the British because he was actually dreamt up by Agatha Christie in her native Torquay. She or he would also be making the commission's case for it. Streaming services would be…
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    People in England at risk of type-2 diabetes are to be offered healthy-lifestyle…
    Technology
    Hands on with India's £3 smartphone
    Getting your hands on the world's "cheapest smartphone" is not easy.…
    Biometric registration gives edge to GP, Banglalink
    The government’s biometric registration programme has apparently given the…
    Apple to lower App Store 'tax' for loyal subscribers
    If you sell an app, subscription or other product through the App Store, Apple gets…
    India successfully tests small space shuttle
    India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts…
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