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  • Vaccine agreement in '2-4 days': Health Minister
  • Tournament for women cricketers unlikely this year
  • Divided BNP would fail to oust unpopular government
  • Bangladesh, Nigeria want to explore trade and investment potential
  • Bangladesh to secure 8th position in remittance receiving in 2020: WB
  • Hollywood legend Sean Connery, the original 007, dead at 90
  • BFUJ demands implementation of 9th wage board
  • Bangladesh keen for establishing road, rail links with China, ASEAN countries
  • BB Fed Cup Handball: Ansar & VDP beat Team Handball Dhaka by 50-17 goals
  • Lalmonirhat mob killing: DIG, DC pay spot visit
  • BCB takes first step to conduct Bangabandhu T20 Cup
  • Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 1320 new cases, 18 deaths
  • Bangladesh’s economy remains in better position: Quader
  • 11 new dengue cases reported in 24hrs
  • Woman killed by ‘husband’ in Sunamganj
  • Dhaka attends Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada Virtual
  • PM vows to wipe out poverty through united efforts
  • Gayle fined for flinging bat after missing IPL century
  • IFC helps businesses in poorest countries with $4b Covid-19 financing
  • Ariana Grande drops sultry new album, backs Biden
  • Typhoon Molave leaves 27 dead, 50 missing in central, central highlands Vietnam
  • US Covid-19 cases surpass 9 m: JHU
  • France reports 49,215 coronavirus cases in one day
  • Maradona turns 60 as football icons applaud
  • Judge postpones Trump’s TikTok ban in suit brought by users
  • India's Covid-19 tally reaches 8,137,119 as Delhi sees new wave of cases
  • Dhaka Theatre’s new play opens with metaphoric presentation on ‘virus’
  • 70 shanties gutted in Kalyanpur fire
  • River rage: Unabated erosion gives villagers sleepless nights
  • Global Covid-19 cases surpass 45 million
  • First international, Chinese expert meeting on virus origin: WHO
  • Biden knocks Trump as rivals barnstorm heartland in election finale
  • Kalyanpur slum fire under control
  • Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, bringing deaths and floods
  • England 1966 World Cup winner Nobby Stiles dies, aged 78
  • Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed amid religious fervor
  • World News
    Typhoon Molave leaves 27 dead, 50 missing in central, central highlands Vietnam
Floods and landslides triggered by Typhoon Molave in Vietnam's central and central…
    US Covid-19 cases surpass 9 m: JHU The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 9 million on Friday,…
    France reports 49,215 coronavirus cases in one day
France, on the first day of national lockdown to stem the second wave of coronavirus…
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    Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, bringing deaths and floods
    Metro
    70 shanties gutted in Kalyanpur fire
At least 70 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out at Natunbazar slum in the capital's Kalyanpur on Friday night. Ershad Hossain, duty officer…
    Kalyanpur slum fire under control
A fire that broke out at Natunbazar slum in the capital's Kalyanpur, was brought under control on Friday night. The fire occurred at 9pm, said Mahfuz…
  • 13 fishermen jailed for catching hilsa in Sirajganj
  • 2 killed in Laxmipur road accident
  • 2 killed, 3 injured in Jashore as motorcycles collide
  • Bangladesh
    BFUJ demands implementation of 9th wage board Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), a national union of professional journalists,  have placed a seven-point charter including implementation of the 9th wage board for journalists. BFUJ leaders came up with the demands after a meeting at Jatiya Press Club on Friday, said a press release.…
    11 new dengue cases reported in 24hrs Eleven new dengue cases were reported in 24 hours till Saturday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). A total of 37 dengue patients are currently being treated at different hospitals across the country. Some 627 people have been diagnosed with dengue since January…
  • Woman killed by ‘husband’ in Sunamganj
  • Rifat Sharif murder: Three convicts shifted to Barishal jail
  • Politics
    Divided BNP would fail to oust unpopular government   BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Saturday said their party will fail in  their movement to oust the government unless the prevailing intra-party feuds are resolved first. "After 42 years, the party formed by Shaheed Ziaur Rahman to unite the nation is split both mentally and…
    Govt lying about economy, GDP growth: Fakhrul BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday accused the government of "lying" about the country's economic condition and the GDP growth. “Even, India has admitted that their growth has fallen 10 percent. But they (Bangladesh govt) are lying ... just imagine how irresponsible…
  • Electoral system must be reformed: GM Quader
  • Media being regulated with various laws: Fakhrul
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    • France : People walk on a beach at sunset in Houlgate, northern France, on August 8, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Pakistan : In this picture taken on July 20, 2020, a livestock vendor wearing a facemask stands next to camels as he waits for customers ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha or the 'Festival of Sacrifice', at a cattle market in Rawalpindi. AFP PHOTO
    • Saudi Arabia : A handout picture provided by the Saudi Ministry of Media shows a few pilgrims circumambulating the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on July 26, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : A worker feeds ostriches at a zoo in Dubai's al-Awir town, on July 27, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Iraq : Fishing boats are moored on the banks of the Shatt Al-Arab river at sunset, in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, on July 24, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure and building in the world since 2009 (total heigh with antenna of 829.8 metres), ahead of the expected launch of the United Arab Emirates "Hope" Mars probe on July 19, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Hong Kong : People watch the sunset as a fishing boat sails past in Hong Kong on July 21, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • France : A deer hunts a fox in a harvested wheat field on July 20, 2020 near Chinon, central France. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : This picture taken on July 8, 2020 shows an aerial view of the Burj al-Arab hotel in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, during a government-organised helicopter tour. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A bumblebee collects pollen from the flower of a thistle in Unna, western Germany on July 8, 2020.AFP PHOTO
    Bangladesh Navy Ship ‘Samudra Avijan’ sails for island nation Maldives on Wednesday carrying emergency logistic support items like over 100 tonnes of food, medical supplies and other protective equipment to combat the coronavirus crisis. Photo: ISPR Bangladesh Navy Ship ‘Samudra Avijan’ sails for island nation Maldives on Wednesday carrying…
    People try hard to board a truck, ignoring the government’s guideline to maintain safe physical distance amid risk of the deadly coronavirus
spread, to travel to the capital. The photo was taken from Kashipur area of Barishal yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO People try hard to board a truck, ignoring the government’s guideline to maintain safe physical…
    Garment workers, mostly called out on a short notice, work in a factory at Joar Sahara in the capital yesterday as their management, like many others,
resumed production ignoring a BGMEA call to keep their factories shut in accordance with the government-announced holiday. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM Garment workers, mostly called out on a short notice, work in a factory at Joar Sahara in…
    The government’s countrywide closure forces these trucks, pickups to lie idle at Tejgaon Truck Stand in the capital
yesterday, leaving hundreds of transport workers out of works. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY The government’s countrywide closure forces these trucks, pickups to lie idle at Tejgaon Truck…
    Environment
    Rain, thundershowers likely: Met Office

    Rain, thundershowers likely: Met Office

    Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Friday forecast rain and thundershowers at a few places over Barishal and Chattogram divisions in the next 24 hours from 6pm. The same was forecast for one…
    Life Style
    Health & Life Style
    HIIT: more than just a fat killer
    Burning fat and getting gains are two requirements that come to mind when sculpting…
    Vidya Balan's festive look in red Kanjeevaram silk sarees
    Sartorial elegance looks tailor-made for Shakuntala Devi star Indian Vidya Balan,…
    Hrithik Roshan rocks hand woven pocket squares in style
    Fusing tradition with trend, Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan was seen rooting for…
    Science & Tech
    Judge postpones Trump’s TikTok ban in suit brought by users
    A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump’s threatened shutdown…
    3 social media CEOs face grilling by GOP senators on bias
    The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are facing a grilling by Republican…
    NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of moon
    NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed,…
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