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  • Farakka Barrage water leaves 60,000 in Kushtia marooned
  • Farakka Barrage water leaves 60,000 in Kushtia marooned
  • Political instigation found behind militant attacks: Home minister
  • Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded
  • 64 held in Jessore on various charges
  • England to go ahead with Bangladesh tour
  • US, India likely to discuss BD issue during Kerry's India tour
  • State of emergency in Italy quake zone
Hope for survivors fades as Italy quake toll climbs AMATRICE, Italy: An increasingly forlorn search for victims of the earthquake that…
Kashmir: 'No sedition evidence' against Amnesty over Bangalore event Police in India say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty International with sedition…
Historic Indian mausoleum ordered to lift ban on women Mumbai: A centuries-old Islamic mausoleum was Friday ordered to allow women to enter…
7 killed in Mogadishu beach restaurant attack MOGADISHU: Seven people were killed in an attack by Shabaab jihadists on a popular…
One pilot killed in Vietnam army jet crash A Vietnamese trainee pilot was killed when his fighter jet crashed into a rice field,…
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Policy not yet finalised
Dhaka Metro
2 killed in road accident in capital Two men were killed and two others injured as a covered van hit a van loaded with fuel drums at Birulia Bridge area in the capital on Thursday night.…
  • Police to write Home Ministry to ban Ansar-Al-Islam
  • 5 ‘JMB activists’ held in Gazipur
  • Portion of BM College hostel building collapses
  • River vessel workers on indefinite strike
  • Events
    Police in India say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty…
    BNP-Jamaat leaders cold shouldered in most cases The recently-formed countrywide all-party anti-terror committees at the grassroots level have undertaken virtually no activity to curb militancy and terrorism.…
No BNP-Jamat men in all-party anti-terror committees : Hanif 
The recently formed countrywide all-party anti-terror committees at the grassroots level have virtually activities to fight against the acts of militancy…
  • 64 held in Jessore on various charges
  • BNP wants to cling in politics with Rampal: Hanif
  • Assessing govt attitude to launch anti-Rampal prog: BNP
  • Scrap Rampal power plant project: Khaleda
  • Bangladesh
    Mohitul Islam laid to eternal rest The body of the plaintiff of Bangabandhu murder case, AFM Mohitul Islam, who played a pivotal role in bringing the killers of Bangabandhu to justice,…
    Policy not yet finalised Almost a year has passed since the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) decided to set up the Energy Security Fund during the mass hearing over…
  • PM’s briefing on Rampal Power Plant Saturday
  • Pirate ringleader killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’
  • 4 held with 12 kg gold
  • 30 ‘missing’ in Madaripur trawler capsize
  • Sports
    England to tour Bangladesh as planned: ECB England cricket team are set to go ahead with their tour of Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Thursday evening (August…
    Maradona criticises Messi over international retirement BUENOS AIRES: Argentina great Diego Maradona has criticised Lionel Messi, suggesting that the Barcelona star's retirement from international football,…
  • Ronaldo crowned UEFA Best Player in Europe
  • Main German league transfers for 2016/17
  • England cricket team’s Bangladesh tour gets green light
  • Dilshan to end international career
  • Entertainment
    Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes list of best paid actors
    LOS ANGELES:  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes on Thursday, raking in $64.5 million and…
    Salman Shah's 45th birth anniv celebration Sep 29 September 19 will mark the 45th birth anniversary of the late iconic hero of the country’s film industry, Salman Shah. To celebrate the occasion…
  • Zahid Hasan, Purnima in one frame after a decade
  • Humayun Faridi’s final film set to release Thursday
  • Poll
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    Prof Anu Muhammad said the government has targeted Phulbari, Rampal and Baskhali to implement projects that cause damage to the environment. Do you agree?
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    Photo Gallery
    • Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Beximco Group Vice-Chairman Salman F Rahman try a shot with an air pistol during the opening of 10-metre modern range at National Shooting Range in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Empty trawlers and barges remain anchored sans the usual hustle and bustle at the Anu Mia terminal in Chittagong due to the ongoing strike by water transport workers. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • The aerial photo shows students of Jagannath University demonstrate at Paltan intersection in the capital yesterday to press home their demand for residential halls on the land of the erstwhile Dhaka Central Jail in Lalbagh area. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI
    • Sadarghat launch terminal in the capital wears a deserted look yesterday, the second day of an indefinite strike being enforced across the country by water transport workers. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • People instead of using bin dump garbage near it, beside a Mirpur road in the capital, that spread bad odor in the area causing immense suffering to the pedestrians. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: AZIZUR RAHMAN
    • The photo taken yesterday shows street vendors selling goods beside a railtrack at Haji Camp rail crossing in the capital taking risk of an accident. PHOTO: PARVEZ AHMAD
    • Vehicles pass through Patuakhali-Kuakata highway which is submerged by tidal surge and downpour. The photo was taken near Lebukhali ferry terminal in Patuakhali yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman talks to media at the Dhaka airport yesterday on his return from England. The seamer underwent a surgery on his left shoulder there. STORY ON PAGE 16 INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    Art & Culture
    The mysterious origins of the book
    The book is changing. Electronic books, or ebooks, are more portable than their paper counterparts, capable of being carried in their hundreds on a single reader or tablet. Thousands more are just a click away. It can be argued that ebooks are more robust than paper ones: an ebook reader can be stolen or dropped in the bath, but the books on it are stored safely in the cloud, waiting to be downloaded onto a new device. It is not too much to say that books and reading are in the throes of a revolution. Not everyone is happy about this. Book lovers, publishers and booksellers alike are watching the book-v-ebook sales battle with great interest, and when Tom Tivnan of The Bookseller reported recently that ebook sales had dipped for the first time, he sounded almost relieved: “For those…
    Life Style
    Scottish police become latest in Britain to allow hijab
    LONDON: Scotland's police this week became the latest force in Britain to allow…
    How to step out with happy feet in monsoon
    New Delhi: With heavy rain and humid weather, feet allergy can be a common…
    Envy at workplace may hamper your productivity
    New York: Do you feel envious when your co-worker gets extra respect and attention…
    5 Amazing Home Remedies for Dry Hair
    Dry, unmanageable and unconditioned hair is not a pretty sight and can lead to a…
    China unveils 2020 Mars rover concept: report
    Beijing: China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send…
    Facebook launches Lifestage app for school teens
    Facebook has launched a new social media app aimed at school teenagers. Members…
    Google rolling out latest Android system to Nexus phones
    Google is ready to start sending out the latest version of its Android operating…
    Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones
    Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and…
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