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43 pirates surrender in Cox’s Bazar   A total of 43 pirates of six gangs of Kutubdia and Maheshkhali surrendered to the Home Minister here along with firearms on Saturday, reports UNB. Ten…
3 Rohingya youths held with 1 lakh Yaba tablets in Cox’s Bazar Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested three Rohingya youths with one lakh Yaba tablets from BSCIC area in the district town on Saturday…
  • Ayub Bachchu’s body reaches Chattogram
  • 'Gunfight' kills 'drug peddler' in Pabna
  • Bullet-hit body found at Benapole
  • Bangladesh
    Project taken 
defying minister’s 
opposition: PM  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she went for constructing the Padma Bridge with own resources defying the strong opposition from her finance minister and an adviser, reports UNB. "My finance minister showed a strong dissent. He told me that it (bridge construction) couldn't be done…
    43 ‘bandits’ surrender in Cox’s Bazar A total of 43 bandits of six gangs of Kutubdia and Maheshkhali surrendered to the Home Minister along with firearms yesterday, reports UNB. Ten members of 'Anju Bahini', two members of 'Ramij Bahini', six members of 'Kalaboda Bahini', 15 members of 'Jalal Bahini', nine…
  • No compromise over drug: Asaduzzaman
  • 8000 Rohingyas to return soon: FM
  • Politics
    Digital Security Act Will scrap if BNP voted: Moudud BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Saturday said their party will repeal the 'Digital Security Act' and approved the 'Broadcast Bill' within seven days, if it is voted to power, to ensure press freedom, reports UNB. "These two laws have been enacted so that our newspapers and media…
    Big party's plot behind rift in BDB: Mahi Bikolpo Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) joint secretary general Mahi B Chowdhury on Friday termed ‘ridiculous’ reliving their party’s top leaders by those who were expelled from the party a month back, reports UNB. Speaking at a press conference at his Baridhara residence, he also said a major…
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  • Sports
    ODI: Bangladesh face Zimbabwe Sunday Bangladesh will take on visiting Zimbabwe in the first ODI of a three-match day-night series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday,…
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    AL general secretary Obaidul Quader ruled out possibility of holding talks with the Jatiya Oikya Front ahead of the upcoming polls. Do you find it democratic?
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    Thousands of newborn babies die annually in Bangladesh

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    Justice delayed but not denied

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    • Germany : A squirrel stands between autumn leaves in Aukrug-Homfeld, northern Germany on October 11, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Waves crash along a pier as the outerbands of hurricane Michael arrive yesterday in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A fallow deer roars during the rutting season in the zoological garden in Hannover, northern Germany on October 2, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Madhyamanchal : Stork birds waits to catch a fish at the Babai river, some 500 km southwest of Kathmandu on October 5, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • New York : Butterflies are seen during a preview visit of the butterfly conservatory at the American Natural History Museum in New York on October 3, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • VIENNA : People enjoy Indian summer weather during the late afternoon in Stadtpark in Vienna, Austria on October 5, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on September 28, 2018 in Chamonix-Mont Blanc, eastern France, shows the Bossons glacier in the French Alps. AFP PHOTO
    • Greece : Geese gather along the shores of the lake close to the town of Kastoria, northwestern Greece, on September 29, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • France : Hot air balloons take off above the tourist site of Rocamadour, southwestern France, on September 29, 2018, AFP PHOTO
    • France : A picture taken on September 25, 2018 shows the sun setting on a house in an island off Saint-Cado in Belz. AFP PHOTO
    Hindu devotees push the idol of Goddess Durga down from a boat for immersion in the River Buriganga in the capital yesterday in a melancholic tone. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Hindu devotees push the idol of Goddess Durga down from a boat for immersion in the River…
    Construction of the Second Kanchpur Bridge on the Dhaka- Chattogram Highway goes on in full swing. The photo taken yesterday shows labourers
are busy with their work on the project site. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Construction of the Second Kanchpur Bridge on the Dhaka- Chattogram Highway goes on in full…
    Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan and others take part in a prayer session after inaugurating the regional office of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport
Corporation at Barishal River Port in the city yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan and others take part in a prayer session after inaugurating…
    Construction work on an eight-lane motorway between Dhaka and Maowa is in fast progress. The photo taken from Postogola area in the capital yesterday
shows the traffic is being diverted from the construction site into the roadside. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Construction work on an eight-lane motorway between Dhaka and Maowa is in fast progress. The…
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    Humanity is ‘cutting down the tree of life’, warn scientists

    More than 300 mammal species have been eradicated by human activities, say researchers. Humanity’s ongoing annihilation of wildlife is cutting down the tree of life, including the branch we are…
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    Over 16 pc adult Bangladeshis suffer from mental health disorders
    Some 16.05 percent of Bangladesh's adult population (Aged 18 and above) are…
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    UK fans flocked to TV to watch Princess Eugenie's wedding
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    Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury
    European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted…
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