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  • Closed jute mill catches fire in Chattogram
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  • AL rally at Suhrawardy Udyan Saturday to celebrate polls victory
  • Came from India, ‘1,300 Rohingyas now in Cox’s Bazar transit point’
  • Trawler capsize in Meghna: Rescue operation continues
  • Vitamin-A Plus campaign postponed
  • Adviser Salman urges business owners to pay taxes properly
  • Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF along Thakurgaon border
  • PM voices strong warning against graft at field level
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N Korea envoy in US  A top North Korean general was paying a rare visit yesterday to Washington, where…
N.Korean in Washington to prepare new Trump summit A top North Korean general is in Washington Friday for a rare visit, during which…
10 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital A car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia's capital…
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PM voices strong warning against graft at field level
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Savar RMG worker’s rape case prime accused found dead The prime accused in a case filed over the death of a garment worker following ‘gang-rape’ was found dead in Khagan area here on Thursday…
70 maunds jatka seized in Bhola Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard in a drive seized 70 maunds of jatka from the Tentulia River at Bhelumia in Sadar upazila on Friday morning, reports…
  • Fire breaks out at closed jute mill in Chattogram
  • Farmer killed by train in Cumilla
  • Trawler capsize in Meghna: Rescue operation continues
  • Bangladesh
    Kuwait investigating vandalism in Bangladesh Embassy Kuwaiti authorities are investigating Thursday’s vandalism and physical assaults on staff inside Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait by a group of agitated Bangladeshi workers, said an official on Friday. He said the probe is being carried out through analysing CCTV footage. The Bangladesh Embassy, however,…
    Vitamin-A Plus campaign postponed The government has postponed the National Vitamin-A Plus campaign scheduled for Saturday. The Institute of Public Health Nutrition on Thursday said it put on hold the National Vitamin-A Plus campaign for ‘unavoidable’ reasons. The new date for the campaign will be announced later, the institute…
  • Govt to spend Tk 2,000cr to ensure non-stop power supply to Dhaka, N’ganj
  • PM voices strong warning against graft at field level
  • Politics
    AL rally at Suhrawardy Udyan Saturday to celebrate polls victory Awami League will hold a grand rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Saturday to celebrate the massive victory of the party in the 11th parliamentary elections. AL President Sheikh Hasina will be present at the programme as the chief guest. Awami League won an absolute majority bagging 257 seats…
    BNP won’t take part in UZ polls with party symbol The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is unlikely to take part in the forthcoming upazila parishad elections with the "sheaf of paddy" symbol under the present government, according to party sources. BNP leaders think they were deceived by the government and the EC during the parliamentary…
  • BNP should join parliament: Anisul
  • SC upholds bail of Mainul in 14 defamation cases
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    • Beirut : Seagulls fly off the coast of the Lebanese capital Beirut on January 16, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Kuwait City : White-eared bulbuls stand on a branch in a garden in Kuwait City on January 9, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Prague : A man enjoys skiing cross-country on freshly fallen snow in a park in Prague on January 10, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : Pigeons sit on a bas-relief at the entrance to Park Kultury metro station in Moscow on January 10, 2019. AFP PHOTO
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    Salman F Rahman MP, private sector industries and investment adviser to prime minister, places a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital yesterday as he pays tribute to the founding father of the
nation following his new assignment. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Salman F Rahman MP, private sector industries and investment adviser to prime minister, places…
    A policeman (right) signals the driver of a pickup van on a road at Jatrabari in the capital yesterday
to check documents on the second day of the ongoing traffic week. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO A policeman (right) signals the driver of a pickup van on a road at Jatrabari in the capital…
    A coal yard illegally sprouts on the bank of River Buriganga at Basila in Keraniganj
on the outskirts of the capital. The photo shot from Basila Government Primary
School yesterday shows how hell-bent the grabbers are while occupying the
rivers skirting the capital. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A coal yard illegally sprouts on the bank of River Buriganga at Basila in Keraniganj on the…
    The Dhaka-Mawa highway is being upgraded to a four-lane road as part of the Padma Bridge project. This photo was taken from Postogola area of
the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO The Dhaka-Mawa highway is being upgraded to a four-lane road as part of the Padma Bridge project.…
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