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  • 2 more die of dengue
  • Indian FM Jaishankar due tonight
  • 4 ‘militants’ held in city
  • Rawhide crisis ‘goes’
  • 10,000 homeless after fire razes Mirpur slum
World News
27 killed as heavy rain lashes north India At least 24 people were killed in Himachal Pradesh and three people died in Punjab…
Detained ship sets sail from Gibraltar An Iranian ship held by Gibraltar since July on suspicion of transporting oil to…
Sudan to name ruling council after landmark signing Sudan was expected to form its sovereign council yesterday, the first step after…
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Rawhide crisis ‘goes’
Metro
Army man killed in Rangamati terror attack An army member was killed in a gun attack by terrorists in Rajasthali upazila yesterday morning. The victim was identified as Nasim, 19, a sepoy, said…
8 injured in clash at DMCH
At least eight people were injured in a clash between members of staff on one side and nurses on the other of the Pathology Department of Dhaka Medical…
  • Probe into Shahidul case to remain halted
  • Asian Paper Mills shut to save Halda River
  • Rifat murder: Minni seeks bail again
  • Bangladesh
    Undertake uplift schemes on priority basis Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the ministries to undertake development projects on a priority basis for implementation of the annual budget properly and accelerating the country’s uplift. “The ministries will have to fix priority that which development schemes are needed first…
    Norway for “voluntary, safe” Rohingya repatriation Norway has laid emphasis on working together to make sure that things are improving on Myanmar side and expediting the global efforts to ensure the “voluntary and safe” return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State. “We’ll have to work together to make sure that…
  • Some questions ‘unanswered’
  • No timely step causes spread of disease: HC
  • Politics
    AL warns partymen of BNP-Jamaat plots Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday called upon party leaders and workers to remain alert against “conspiracies of BNP-Jamaat clique”. “BNP-Jamaat clique is still hatching conspiracies. We will have to remain united against…
    AL sub-committee members remain underutilised The ruling Awami League has formed a jumbo-sized sub-committee this time, but having a large number of members basically mean they have very little work assigned to each of them, making them feel underutilised. On their part, these members feel frustrated, as the AL high-ups have neither given them…
  • Gazipur’s ex-acting mayor Karim joins BNP
  • BNP meet today to discuss movement to free Khaleda
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    • Germany : Two baby snow leopards walk through their enclosure at the Wilhelma zoo in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Saudi Arabia : Muslim pilgrims look at pigeons at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca at the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Taif, Saudi Arabia : A Saudi woman rides a horse during the Souk Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : Two starlings play in a fountain at Moscow's Manezhnaya Square on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A boat cruises on the river Seine during sunset in Paris, on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches yesterday. Arafat is the site where Muslims say the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage. The ultra-conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five pillars of Islam. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Fair attendees walk past the Ferris wheel as rain begins the fall at the Iowa State Fair on August 8, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 5, 2019 shows Stern Caugek birds on Tatihou island, northwestern France. FP PHOTO
    • Netherlands : People with a dog take a boat ride on a river in Giethoorn, a well-known destination for tourists and day-trippers, on August 6, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 4, 2019 shows a seagull and ruddy rurnstones on the rocks of the Tatihou island, northwestern France. AFP PHOTO
    Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday stays partially devoid of usual busyness
of the traffic and economic activities on the first day after Eid-ul Azha holiday. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday…
    Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s
Lalbagh area last night with no casualties till filing this report. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s…
    This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on
Eid-ul-Azha on Monday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on Eid-ul-Azha…
    Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks at Kamalapur Railway
Station in the capital yesterday ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Most of the trains reached the station six-to seven hours behind
schedule causing immense sufferings to people. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks…
    Entertainment, Art & Culture
    'Salman Khan getting married to me': Zareen Khan
    Zareen Khan, who made her acting debut in 'Veer' opposite Salman Khan, is raising eyebrows with her response to a question during an interview with ETimes. When Zareen was asked to spread a rumour about herself, the 32-year-old said that she would like to spread…
    Environment
    Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the globe

    Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the globe

    Time is running out for Jakarta. One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warns that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue. Decades of uncontrolled…
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    Health & Life Style
    Have enough water, juice to beat dengue
    Describing the notion to have papaya-leaf juice for increasing the blood platelet…
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    Tangled hair is every girl’s nightmare. No parlour didi or salon therapist,…
    Selena Gomez to launch her beauty line soon
    Start saving up! After scoring countless fashion deals, American singer Selena Gomez…
    Science & Tech
    NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job
    NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday to lead development…
    Artificial intelligence to help better manage Dhaka
    To an average Dhaka resident, artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like a…
    Giant penguin fossil found in New Zealand
    The fossilised remains of a huge penguin almost the size of an adult human…
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