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  • 3 killed in Sirajganj road crash; 19 injured
  • Students withdraw demo till March 28
  • HC asks Suprovat Paribahan to pay TK 10 lakh to Abrar’s family
  • No justice in country: Fakhrul
  • Abrar’s death: Bus driver put on 7-day remand
  • Quader’s bypass surgery successful
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  • DU forms panel to probe Ducsu polls ‘irregularities’
  • Ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq's Mosul, killing 45
  • UNHCR for continuing talks on Rohingya relocation plan
  • Biman offers discounts on six international routes
  • BRTA opens probe on Suprobhat and Jabal-e-Noor buses
  • Ronaldo to Avoid U.S. Amid Rape Investigation
  • ‘Quader to be moved to cabin by next week’
  • Voters’ apathy to put democracy in danger: B Chy
  • Shakib leave for India tonight to play IPL
  • Young tigers start new innings
  • Hasina dreaming of staying in power for life: BNP
  • 5 mosques vandalized in central England
  • Incomes from digital ads set to come under VAT net
  • Levi's raises $623 mn ahead of NYSE debut Thursday
  • PM seeks more IRRI support to boost rice production
  • Holey Artisan case: Hearing adjourned till March 27
  • Probe body visits Rangamati killings spot
  • Cops fail to bring discipline on roads: DMP chief
  • Take uplift schemes without affecting people: PM
  • Holi being celebrated with festivity
  • Shark-faced jet lands at Dhaka airport for the first time
  • 3 students among four killed in road accidents
  • FM lauds role of SSC at UN Conference
  • Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia
  • 'Belonging': Bangladeshi filmmaker documents plight of Rohingyas
  • Senators ask US to sanction Myanmar army chief
  • Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says
  • Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay relaunch 2030 World Cup bid
  • Smith, Warner face World Cup test in IPL
  • ‘Drug trader’ killed in Cumilla ‘gunfight’
  • Probe into grave HR violations in Rakhine remain absent: UN
  • NZ bans military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles
  • Facebook-Google scammer pleads guilty in S$163m theft
  • US-Bangla starts flight to Chennai from March 31
  • ADB, PRAN sign 2nd loan deal for inclusive agribusiness
  • 74pc export through private commercial banks in 2018
  • US keen to invest in Bangladesh’s maritime sector
  • Special Olympics: Bangladesh earn 22 gold, 10 silver, 6 bronze
  • Shakib flies to Kolkata today to play IPL
  • BRTA suspends operations of Suprobhat, Jabal-e-Noor buses
  • Rajeev making TVC for Indian company
  • 4-day Parbotto Mela begins at BSA today
  • Five-day puppet theatre festival underway at Shilpakala
  • Road safety demands not met in months
  • Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char ‘not soon’
  • Two-week solo painting show begins at AFD tomorrow
  • Parts of Dhaka crippled
  • BIWTA pulls down 185 structures along Turag
  • Case filed, no arrest yet
  • Road crashes kill 6 in two districts
  • Celebration thru biggest-ever nationwide programme: PM
  • World News
    5 mosques vandalized in central England Counter-terrorism officers in central England are investigating attacks on five…
    NZ bans military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles New Zealand on Thursday (March 21) announced an immediate ban on military-style…
    Senators ask US to sanction Myanmar army chief Senators called Wednesday for the United States to slap sanctions on Myanmar's…
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    Probe body visits Rangamati killings spot A seven-member probe body formed to investigate the killing of seven people in a gun attack in Baghaichhari upazila, visited the spot on Thursday morning.…
    Shark-faced jet lands at Dhaka airport for the first time As part of its tour around the region, World’s most efficient single aisle commercial jet Embraer’s E190-E2 arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International…
  • 3 students among four killed in road accidents
  • ‘Drug trader’ killed in Cumilla ‘gunfight’
  • BRTA suspends operations of Suprobhat, Jabal-e-Noor buses
  • Bangladesh
    Take uplift schemes without  affecting people: PM Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the authorities concerned to take development projects in such a way so that the people are not affected due to it. “We will definitely undertake development projects, but all will have to keep this in mind that the uplift is made for the people,”…
    BRTA opens probe on Suprobhat and Jabal-e-Noor buses The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) formed a five-member probe committee for checking papers of ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’ and ‘Suprovat Paribahan’. BRTA deputy director (engineering) Shofiquzzaman Bhuiyan said the committee headed by BRTA director Sirajul Islam (training)…
  • PM seeks more IRRI support to boost rice production
  • Holey Artisan case: Hearing adjourned till March 27
  • Politics
    Voters’ apathy to put democracy in danger: B Chy Voicing frustration over the poor presence of voters in many places during the upazila polls, Juktafront Chairman Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Thursday warned that the voters’ apathy may put democracy in a grave danger. “The government must think why the upazila elections are not participatory…
    Hasina dreaming of staying in power for life: BNP BNP Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is dreaming of hanging onto power for life by restoring one-party Baksal rule. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a discussion recently said no question would have arisen about the election had there been Baksal introduced by Bangabandhu Sheikh…
  • Quader’s bypass surgery successful
  • AL bags 55 chairman posts, rebels and others 43
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    • Lebanon : A butterfly is seen resting on a an almond flower in the valley of Bisri, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut on March 20, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Kalikino, Russia : People look at traditional geese fight at the village of Kalikino some 450 km outside Moscow on March 17, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Turkey : Shows the Sabanci Mosque on March 17, 2019, in Adana, southern Turkey. AFP PHOTO
    • Turkey : A woman wearing a niqab walks on the historical Taskopru bridge near the Sabanci mosque, on March 17, 2019, in Adana, southern Turkey. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A flock of starlings fly through a nature reserve close to the river Danube in Daugendorf, southern Germany, on March 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A Syrian whirling dervish performs at the Philarmonique of Paris on March 9, 2019. The dervishes are adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding. Those who whirl, like planets around the sun, turn dance into a form of prayer. AFP PHOTO
    • Istanbul : A general view at the Camlica Republic Mosque in Istanbul, created by two female architects, Bahar Mızrak and Hayriye Gül Totu, opened on March 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
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    • United States : Poppies bloom on the hills of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, California, on March 8, 2019. AFP PHOTO
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    Vehicles remain parked in Khagrachhari Bus Terminal during a dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced by Parbatya Bangali
Chhatra Parishad in the district yesterday protesting at the killing of seven electoral officials and law enforcers at
Baghaichhari upazila in Rangamati on Monday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Vehicles remain parked in Khagrachhari Bus Terminal during a dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced…
    Ambassador of Republic of Korea Hu Kang-il (left) and Consul of Singapore to Bangladesh William Chik (right) call on Salman F Rahman, private industry
and investment adviser to the prime minister, separately at the latter’s Gulshan office in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTOS Ambassador of Republic of Korea Hu Kang-il (left) and Consul of Singapore to Bangladesh William…
    People walk to their destinations due to shortage of vehicles at Natun Bazar in the capital’s Badda area yesterday following widespread student
protest demanding safer roads in Dhaka after a university student was run over by a bus on Pragati Sarani on Tuesday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO People walk to their destinations due to shortage of vehicles at Natun Bazar in the capital’s…
    This photo taken yesterday shows a level crossing that remains open even during movement of trains in Sonaimuri
upazila of Noakhali posing a risk of accident. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo taken yesterday shows a level crossing that remains open even during movement of…
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    Bangladesh’s capital was ranked worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday. Dhaka had a score of 179 at 10:50am, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy. A numerical value between…
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