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Breaking News
  • Verdict on Mir Quasem’s review petition Aug 30
  • Dead militants ‘identified’ in N'ganj raid
  • SC upholds death for JMB man Asadul Islam for killing 2 Jhalakati judges
  • Suspected robber killed in 'gunfight' with police in Mohsan area of Kushtia
Turkish soldier killed in Syria attack, Kurdish militia blamed
Turkey: Turkey on Saturday said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented…
Kerry’s 9-hr stay to feature garment visit besides formal meetings US Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Dhaka for 9 hours on Monday, with a…
French resorts defiant as top court suspends burkini ban AFP, MARSEILLE, France: French resorts were defiant after a ban on the burkini in…
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
50 injured in BCL infighting at Khulna Medical College At least 50 people were injured in a series of clashes between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Khulna Medical College (KMC) on Saturday…
  • 2 killed in road accident in capital
  • Police to write Home Ministry to ban Ansar-Al-Islam
  • 5 ‘JMB activists’ held in Gazipur
  • Portion of BM College hostel building collapses
  • Events
    Police in India say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty…
    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
    President off to London
President Abdul Hamid left here for London on Sunday morning for medical checkup. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President took…
    6 arrested over Badda quadruple murder Detectives arrested six people, including the prime accused, in connection with the case for killing four people in the city’s Middle Badda area…
  • A ‘shy kid’ turned militant
  • Police effort on to nab Zia, Marzan
  • Relatives not willing to take Tamim’s body
  • Suspected robber killed in ‘gunfight’
  • Sports
    Bangladesh cross stiff hurdle Bangladesh made an impressive start with crossing a stiff hurdle in the AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship qualifying round defeating Iran by 3-0…
    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
  • 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
  • Entertainment
    Prachyanat to stage ‘Circus Circus’ at BSA Sunday
    Theatre troupe Prachyanat will stage ‘Circus Circus’, a play written and directed by Azad Abul Kalam, today at the National Theatre Hall of…
    Serajul Islam Chy to receive this year’s award ‘Shaheed Altaf Mahmud Padak 2016’ has been announced for the year 2015 on last Thursday. Eminent writer-columnist Serajul Islam Choudhury…
  • Cultural arena, TV channels arrange various events Saturday
  • Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes list of best paid actors
  • 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?
     No Comment
    Yes 45.2%
    No 52.4%
    No Comment 2.4%
    Photo Gallery
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    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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    Dry, unmanageable and unconditioned hair is not a pretty sight and can lead to a…
    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…
    Google rolling out latest Android system to Nexus phones
    Google is ready to start sending out the latest version of its Android operating…
    Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones
    Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and…
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