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  • Five dead in US mass shooting
  • PM welcomes ICC decision to probe atrocities on Rohingyas
  • Bangladesh condemns Thursday’s attack on Indian troops
  • India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack
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Pakistan backs group who commit the attack: Iran Iran’s Revolutionary Guards accused “Pakistan’s security forces”…
India high speed train breaks down on first trip India's fastest train has broken down on its first trip, a day after it was…
US supports India's right to self-defence after Pulwama attack In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, US National Security Adviser John Bolton…
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Gas supply gets disrupted in parts of Dhaka, adjoining areas Different areas of Dhaka city, including Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Kalabagan, Shyamoli, Agargaon and some adjacent areas like Dhamrai, Ashulia, Aminbazar,…
Biswa Ijtema: Akheri Munajat of Jubair’s followers held The Akheri Munajat of followers of Maulana Jubair Hassan of the 54th Biswa  Ijtema was held on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi here on Saturday.…
  • Dilapidated school building poses risk
  • CJ urges lawyers take up at least two cases without any fee
  • Ekushey book fair brings in opportunities for the youth
  • Bangladesh
    SUST team wins NASA Space Apps contest A team from the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has won NASA's 2018 International Space Apps Challenge. NASA on Saturday announced names of six teams who came out on top in six separate categories. SUST team 'Olik' won the award in the 'Best Use of Data' category.…
    Over 100 yaba traders surrender to police in Cox’s Bazar Over 100 Yaba traders, including 10 relatives of former MP Abdur Rahman Bodi, who have been kept at a police safe house, formally surrendered to police on Saturday. The surrender programme began at Pilot High School ground in Teknaf at 11am in presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan as the chief…
  • Age limit for govt jobs to be 35 from March: Obaidul
  • Bangladesh condemns Thursday’s attack on Indian troops
  • Politics
    War crimes trial to continue even if Jamaat seeks mercy: Quader Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said that the war crimes trial would continue even if Jamaat-e-Islami seeks apology for its crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at the political office of Awami…
    Ashraf’s sister Zakia Nur takes oath as MP Syeda Zakia Nur, sister of late Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, on Saturday took oath as a member of the 11th parliament from Kishoreganj-1 constituency.  Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath at Parliament Bhaban, said a Parliament Secretariat handout. Chief…
  • It’s Myanmar’s ‘audacity’ to post St Martin’s in map: BNP
  • BNP out to make nat’l polls questionable: PM
  • Sports
    Kiwis beat Tigers in 2nd ODI to seal series A rejuvenated Martin Guptill wound back the clock with his second century in as many games as a clinical New Zealand clinched their one-day…
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    • Hordes of devotees stream into their tents pitched on Biswa Ijtema ground on the bank of Turag River in Tongi on the outskirts of the capital yesterday as the four-day congregation starts from today. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Livno : Wild horses graze scarce dried grass and hydrate by eating some snow, on a pasture atop Krug Mountain, near Western Bosnian town of Livno, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A stork eats a day-old chick in its aviary at an animal park in Springe near Hanover, northern Germany, on February 5, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Afghanistan : An Afghan boy collects and pours water in containers from a river on a cold winter day in Panjshir Province February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Snow geese descend upon on a farm in Ruthsburg, Maryland, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Zanzibar: Performers parade through the street to kick off the 16th International African music festival "Sauti za Busara” in Stone town on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • This aerial file photo taken on November 22, 2018 shows a glacier in the Everest region of Nepal. Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's ‘Third Pole’, could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced. AFP PHOTO
    • Pakistan : Pakistani horsemen compete during a game of the traditional sport of Buzkashi, in Quetta on February 1, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Palestinian : A picture taken on February 3, 2019, shows western jackdaw birds flying past a murmuration of starlings, during their traditional dance before landing to sleep on the Jordan Valley in the West Bank along the border with Jordan. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A tomtit and a sparrow feed from a bird feeder in a park in Moscow on January 31, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    Crowd of devotees taking part in Jum’a prayers spills over to roads and open spaces around the Biswa Ijtema ground at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital
yesterday, the first day of the annual congregation, while vehicles lie parked at places. The photo was shot from Station Road. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM Crowd of devotees taking part in Jum’a prayers spills over to roads and open spaces around…
    This photo taken yesterday shows a brick kiln set up illegally on a farmland in Bandarban district, posing health hazard to the people of nearby areas
and damaging crops on surrounding fields. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo taken yesterday shows a brick kiln set up illegally on a farmland in Bandarban…
    Participants are seen at an international Islamic seminar held at Chishtinagar, Panditsar under Naria upazila of
Shariatpur on Tuesday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Participants are seen at an international Islamic seminar held at Chishtinagar, Panditsar…
    A locally-made three-wheeler, known as Nasiman or Kariman, plies a road in the capital’s Basila area yesterday in utter disregard to a law of The Motor Vehicles
Ordinance, 1983 which prohibits using vehicle in unsafe condition. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM A locally-made three-wheeler, known as Nasiman or Kariman, plies a road in the capital’s…
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    One of Australia's leading youth mental health experts warned Friday that…
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