Monday 29 August 2016 ,
Monday 29 August 2016 ,
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  • Namaj-e-janaza of Shahid Qadri held in NY
  • John Kerry arrives in Dhaka
  • 2 suspected JMB members killed in Bogra 'gunfight'
India lifts curfew from Kashmir after 52 days A 52-day curfew in Kashmir that has witnessed violent protests since the killing…
40 dead as Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians AFP, BEIRUT: Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 40 Syrians on Sunday,…
Saudi city soldiers on as civilian toll mounts AFP, NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia: It doesn’t look like there is war in Najran. Not…
Europe migrant crisis: Germany expects 'up to 300,000'
Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants to arrive in the country, according to the…
Turkish soldier killed in Syria attack, Kurdish militia blamed
Turkey: Turkey on Saturday said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented…
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2nd tier of New JMB militants ‘on the run’
Dhaka Metro
Schoolgirl’s death sparkles demo in capital Several hundred students of Willes Little Flower School demonstrated in front of their school in protest agaist the death of their fellow, who was stabbed…
  • School stabbed by miscreants in city, dies at DMCH
  • 50 injured in BCL infighting at Khulna Medical College
  • 2 killed in road accident in capital
  • Police to write Home Ministry to ban Ansar-Al-Islam
  • Events
    Police in India say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty…
    Salahuddin keen to return home It was indeed a tough job to get hold of BNP leader and former state minister Salahuddin Ahmed, who has recently been made a standing committee member…
    Unilateral withdrawal, whimsical water release not right action: Inu Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday said withdrawing water from common rivers unilaterally and opening the sluice gates of Farakka Barrage…
  • BNP to resist Rampal project: Hannan Shah
  • Rampal plant PM remark on Khaleda baseless: Goyeshwar
  • Khaleda’s reaction likely tonight to PM’s Rampal statements
  • Zia was decorated with Independence Award to belittle Bangabandhu: Nasim
  • Bangladesh
    Verdict on Mir Quasem review plea Tuesday The Supreme Court (SC) will deliver its verdict tomorrow on a review petition filed by war crimes convict and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali, seeking…
    Stalking victim schoolgirl succumbs After struggling with stab injuries for four days, Suraya Akhter Risha, an eighth grade student of Willes Little Flower School and College, died yesterday…
  • Maqbul Ahmed likely to be Jamaat chief
  • Namaj-e-janaza of Shahid Qadri held in NY
  • Dhaka capable of ensuring own security
  • 2nd tier of New JMB militants ‘on the run’
  • Sports
    Cricket: Loye says terror fears saw him quit Bangladesh role Former England batsman Mal Loye expects the current team's tour of Bangladesh to go ahead despite security concerns even though he quit a coaching…
    Dilshan plays last ODI innings AFP, DAMBULLA: In-form batsman Dinesh Chandimal scored a defiant century to lift Sri Lanka to 226 all out against a persistent Australian bowling attack…
  • Players work hard to face England
  • ICC backs England decision to tour Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh cross stiff hurdle
  • Rafique’s call to produce quality spinners
  • Entertainment
    I want to work in mainstream film: Sharlina
    Promising young model Sharlina Hossain has already worked in several television commercials (TVC) under the direction of a few celebrated TVC makers during…
    Two sisters’ one album at long last The first ever duet album of popular singers—Fahmida Nabi and Samina Chowdhury, two glittering stars in the sky of the country’s music scene,…
  • Tasnova Elvin turns TV anchor
  • Prachyanat to stage ‘Circus Circus’ at BSA Sunday
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    AL leader Mahbubul Alam Hanif said the government should immediately cancel the Swadhinata Padak of BNP founder and former president Ziaur Rahman. Do you agree?
     No Comment
    Yes 52.2%
    No 46.7%
    No Comment 1.1%
    Photo Gallery
    • Traders bring some camels at Gabtoli cattle market in the capital yesterday for sale ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • This recent photo shows Padma River eroding plantations at Khejurtala village in Janjira upazila of Shariatpur district. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Workers pass idle time at a filling station in Kallyanpur area of the capital yesterday noon as Bangladesh Petrolpump and Tanklori Malik-Sromik Oikko Porishad enforces a 9-hour country wide strike from 6AM yesterday to press home their 12-point demands. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • This recent photo shows people of Habashpole area in Jessore catching fish as rain water remains stagnant in the courtyard of their house. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Montevideo : A whale is moved on a truck in Montevideo after being removed from the water on August 26, 2016. The whale died after being in the throes of death for three days in Buceo port. AFP PHOTO
    • Hessen : Children play on August 26, 2016 between water fountains in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, where temperatures reached more than 30 degrees Celsius. AFP PHOTO
    • Family members of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam place wreath at the grave of the rebel poet on the Dhaka University campus yesterday marking the poet’s 40th death anniversary. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • 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
    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…
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    Dry, unmanageable and unconditioned hair is not a pretty sight and can lead to a…
    Facebook makes trending news feature more automated
    AFP, SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it is further automating its “trending”…
    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…
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