Wednesday 29 June 2016 ,
Wednesday 29 June 2016 ,
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Pakistan's transgender community cautiously welcomes marriage fatwa A religious decree declaring transgender marriage to be legal has been cautiously…
EU wants 'closest links' with UK after Brexit says Cameron David Cameron has said the rest of the EU wants to have the "closest possible"…
Pakistan politician on three years in captivity Ali Haider Gilani was rescued in Afghanistan three years after al-Qaeda militants…
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Dhaka Metro
200 doping gang members arrested so far: DMP Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia has sought the people's support to help curb militancy, mugging and other unlawful…
  • 2 ‘ABT men’ put on 5-day remand
  • 5 ticket black marketeers held at Kamalapur
  • Services from Sayedabad terminal resume
  • 5 fake detectives held in capital
  • Events
    Turkish riot police have fired tear gas and plastic bullets…
    PM to discuss Brexit with EU leaders Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold discussions with the European Union (EU) leadership over Brexit and possible future scenarios during the ASEM (Asia-Europe…
    Shipping minister promises safe journey during Eid The government will not allow any unfit launch to carry passengers during the Eid holidays, said shipping minister Shajahan Khan yesterday. “The…
  • Good governance shot, says Ershad
  • PM hosts iftar for professionals
  • SP Babul not under watch: Home minister
  • Govt protecting militants, alleges BNP
  • Bangladesh
    13 police officers transferred The home ministry has transferred 13 police officers as part of the ongoing reshuffle in the police administration. The home ministry yesterday issued…
    Fire breaks out at city’s BTI Premier Plaza A fire broke out at multi-storey ‘BTI Premier Plaza’ at Uttar Badda in the city early Wednesday. Ataur Rahman, duty officer of the Fire Service…
  • NHRC for formation of independent Children Commission
  • Monsoon mirage continues in Dhaka
  • Lufthansa expert to assess freight security
  • Many smell a rat
  • Sports
    World T20 main draw set to expand to 'Super 12' Two more teams are likely to be added to the main draw of the reinstated World T20 in 2018. Discussions at the Associates meeting of the ongoing ICC annual…
    Argentina cries for retiring Messi AFP, BUENOS AIRES: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country's President Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi on Monday not to leave the…
  • Wimbledon 2016: Andy Murray and Johanna Konta begin campaigns
  • Argentina begs Messi not to quit
  • Hodgson leaves job on humiliating night for English soccer
  • Italy beats Spain 2-0 to reach Euro 2016 quarterfinals
  • Entertainment
    Ferdous Ara to perform at Madison Square Garden
    Audience-admired Nazrul Sangeet singer Ferdous Ara will be performing at the 36th North American Bengali Conference (NABC), also known as the ‘Banga…
    Three siblings together in SI Tutul’s Eid show Popular singers and sisters Samina Chowdhury, Fahmida Nabi and their brother Pancham will appear together in a special musical programme ‘Musical…
  • PrangoneMor to stage two plays at Kolkata theatre fest
  • Registration deadline extended to Aug 31
  • Poll
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    The shipping minister has announced a ban on plying of unfit launches during the Eid vacations. Do you think this ban will be enforced properly?
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    Photo Gallery
    • 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 woman checks out low cost plastic ornaments at a road-side shop in front of Baitul Mukarram in the capital yesterday as shopping for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr gears up across the country. 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
    How a street child became a leading artist
    Lita Cabellut is one of Spain's most successful artists, but she's barely known in her home country. What's more, the woman whose paintings now sell for six figure sums spent her early years living on the street. "My childhood was like that of thousands of street kids around the world," says Lita Cabellut. She used to roam the streets of Barcelona with other homeless children and slept in the open air. "We looked after one another - we did whatever we liked. We took coins out of the fountains, begged Zippo lighters from sailors and stole tourists' wallets. We used to go into restaurants and say our father was in the toilet when they served us, before wolfing down the food and running off." Cabellut was born in a village in Aragon, north-east Spain, in 1961.…
    Life Style
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    People in England at risk of type-2 diabetes are to be offered healthy-lifestyle…
    Hands on with India's £3 smartphone
    Getting your hands on the world's "cheapest smartphone" is not easy.…
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    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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