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India-bound gas pipeline breaks ground on Afghan section SERKHETABAT: Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India yesterday ceremonially…
Myanmar bulldozes Rohingya Muslim villages First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar’s government…
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3 get 9 months imprisonment each for selling turtles A mobile court of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Friday sentenced three businessmen to nine months imprisonment each for selling endangered…
CU student kidnapped by ‘BCL man’ A Chittagong University (CU) student was kidnapped yesterday, allegedly by an activist of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), for a ransom of Tk. 2 lakh.…
  • ‘Robber’ killed in Ctg ‘gunfight’
  • Faridpur OC closed for negligence
  • 3 killed in Gopalganj road crash
  • Bangladesh
    ADB President to visit Bangladesh  Feb 27 President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Takehiko Nakao will visit Bangladesh on February 27-28 next. During his visit, Nakao will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, and other senior officials, said an ADB  press release. The ADB President will…
    President seeks Singapore support for Rohingya repatriation President Abdul Hamid on Friday sought support and cooperation from Singapore over the issue of repatriation of forcefully displaced Rohingyas of Myanmar who took shelter in Bangladesh. President Hamid said this when Singapore President Halimah Yacob phoned him around 10:00am (local time) on Friday,…
  • Country up 2 places in graft index
  • Tarique sends legal notice to Naimul Islam
  • Politics
    BNP makes irrelevant comments over Khaleda's conviction: Hanif A Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif today said BNP is making irrelevant comments over party chief Begum Khaleda Zia's conviction in a graft case to find solace in the wake of crises. "Khaleda Zia has already been convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. There…
    Moudud hopes Khaleda will get bail Sunday BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday expressed his hope that the High Court will grant bail to their Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday. "The hearing on her (Khaleda) bail petition will be held on Sunday. She deserves the bail," he said. Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further…
  • BNP to show black flags in city Saturday: Rizvi
  • Khaleda’s appeal accepted, bail hearing Sunday
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    • A hapless Rohingya girl gives a blank look at makeshift houses sprawled along sides of hills at Kutupalong in Ukhiya of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday. Many of the Rohingyas living in these camps are falling victims to human traffickers. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • New Delhi : Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (C) poses with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (L), daughter Ella-Grace (2nd R), son Xavier (2nd L) and son Hadrien (R) pose for a photo during a visit to the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in New Delhi on February 22, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • United Arab Emirates : Camels walk across the al-Dhaid city desert northeast of Dubai, on February 20, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Members Bangladesh National Cadet Corps decorate with flowers the alter of the Shaheed Minar. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Germany : A swan stands on a snowy meadow at the Olympic Park in Munich, southern Germany, on February 19, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Indonesian schoolchildren walk together at Sipandak elementary school in Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra yesterday, as thick volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung volcano rises into the air following another eruption. Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years and has remained highly active since. AFP PHOTO
    • Indian visitors look at an installation depicting the moon as it is illuminated at the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata yesterday. The 'Museum of the Moon' installation was created by British artist Luke Jerram, with the help of the UK Space Agency. AFP PHOTO
    • China : This photo taken on February 10, 2018 shows teams competing during a dragonboat on ice competition in Jilin in China's northeastern Jilin province. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : Icicles hang on a building eaves during a sunny day in a village outside Moscow on February 14, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • South Korea : Athletes compete in the men's 15km + 15km cross-country skiathlon at the Alpensia cross country ski centre during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 11, 2018 in Pyeongchang. AFP PHOTO
    Two crows join a man to scavenge the wastes dumped on the motorway bypassing a small dustbin near the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh
yesterday, exposing the faults in city waste management system of Dhaka South City Corporation. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI Two crows join a man to scavenge the wastes dumped on the motorway bypassing a small dustbin…
    Marking the Shaheed Dibas and the International Mother Language Day children take part in a hand writing competition on the premises of
Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala (art gallery) in Mymensingh town on Wednesday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Marking the Shaheed Dibas and the International Mother Language Day children take part in…
    This recent photo shows growers looking at bottle guards at Pachgachhia in Feni
sadar upazila. Farmers are expecting good production of this vegetable in the district
this year. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This recent photo shows growers looking at bottle guards at Pachgachhia in Feni sadar upazila.…
    A physically-challenged man in wheelchair along with others solemnly places a wreath at the altar of Central Shaheed Minar in the
capital yesterday as the nation observes the Shaheed Dibas and the International Mother Language Day.s PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM A physically-challenged man in wheelchair along with others solemnly places a wreath at the…
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    Record high temperatures for February in New York

    Record high temperatures for February in New York

    New York residents on Wednesday enjoyed record heat for the month of February, with the thermometer reaching 24 degrees Celsius (76 Farenheit) in the early afternoon, the National Weather Service reported.…
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    Herbal drug kratom linked to salmonella illnesses
    The popular botanical drug kratom is already under fire from US health officials…
    5 home remedies to naturally whiten your teeth
    Teeth are said to be the window to your personality and there are numerous factors…
    Saudi Arabia to host first ever Arab Fashion Week
    Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab…
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    SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders
    SpaceX launched again on Thursday - this time to put a Spanish radar satellite…
    Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity
    The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands…
    FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'
    A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says…
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