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  • Municipality polls: BNP makes allegations of vote fraud
  • Bangladesh reports 21 COVID-19 deaths, 4,71,756 total recoveries
  • Municipality polls: Ansar member among 3 hurt in crude bomb blast in Feni
  • PM Hasina to distribute Nat’l Film Awards 2019 Sunday
  • Over 30 mn Covid-19 vaccine doses already administered in 47 countries: WHO
  • ‘Nonajoler Kabbo’ wins NETPAC Award at 26th Kolkata Int’l Film Festival
  • Voting underway in 60 municipalities
  • Blankets distributed in Debiganj
  • Blankets distributed in Dinajpur
  • WHO calls for equitable access to Covid vaccines
  • US Ohio researchers discover 2 new COVID-19 variants
  • Australia vs India fourth Test scoreboard
  • Two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane
  • South Africa arrive for first Pakistan tour in 14 years
  • Historic divides fuel Liverpool, Man Utd rivalry
  • Winning start for Sheikh Russel in BPL
  • Voting begins in Gaibandha, Sundarganj municipalities
  • Pompeo pushes new claim of China covering up Covid origin
  • Emirates stops flights to major Australian cities
  • India’s jumbo-sized vaccine rollout in numbers
  • Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration
  • World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UN
  • Month-long BSCIC-Oikya entrepreneurs’ fair begins in Rajshahi
  • Spike Lee vows to ‘delay Father Time’ as Hollywood bestows honor
  • Illegal sand mining goes on unabated in Kurigram
  • At least 42 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildings
  • Biden: We’ll ‘manage the hell’ out of feds’ COVID response
  • Global Covid-19 death toll tops 2 million
  • World News
    WHO calls for equitable access to Covid vaccines
As Covid-19 cases spike in parts of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and new variants…
    At least 42 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildings
A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island just after…
    Pompeo pushes new claim of China covering up Covid origin
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged Friday there were Covid-like illnesses…
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    Month-long BSCIC-Oikya entrepreneurs’ fair begins in Rajshahi
    Metro
    Tackling Covid-19: ‘Community Support Team Interventions’ launched in Faridpur The “Rural Community Support Team (CST) Interventions” was launched in Faridpur on Thursday “to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.”…
    2 bikers crushed to death by truck on Khulna highway Two bikers were crushed to death by a speeding truck on Khulna-Satkhira Highway on Friday morning, police said.  Though the identities of the deceased…
  • Pregnant women getting institutional delivery facilities in Rajshahi
  • Rupnagar canal to be connected with Turag River: DNCC mayor
  • 120 homeless people to get brick-built houses in Gobindaganj
  • Bangladesh
    PM Hasina to distribute Nat’l Film Awards 2019 Sunday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will distribute the prestigious National Film Awards among its recipients on Sunday in 26 categories for the year 2019. Sheikh Hasina will hand over the award at a colourful ceremony to be held at Bangabandhu Inter­national Conference Centre (BICC). She will attend the…
    Illegal sand mining goes on unabated in Kurigram
Reckless and illegal sand extraction from the riverbed and banks in villages of Rajibpur Upazila of Kurigram district is causing untimely river erosion and threatening nearby homesteads. Some influential figures of the area are running a rampant sand mining business right under the noses of the administration,…
  • Blankets distributed in Debiganj
  • Bangladesh mourns Indonesia earthquake deaths
  • Politics
    Voting underway in 60 municipalities
Voting in the second phase election to 60 municipalities is going on peacefully on Saturday. Balloting started around 8am and will continue until 4pm without any break Two major political parties – Bangladesh Awami League and BNP participated in the most of the election areas. Electronic voting…
    Voting begins in Gaibandha, Sundarganj municipalities
Voting in Gaibandha and Sundarganj municipalities has begun at 9 am amid tight security measures of the law enforcers. The polling will continue till 4 pm without any break. A public holiday has been announced in the municipal areas to enable the voters to exercise their rights. A total of 51387 voters,…
  • BNP’s politics over Covid-19 vaccines will go in vain: Hasan
  • 2nd phase municipal polls Saturday
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    • 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
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    • 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…
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    Kurigram shivers in cold wave

    Kurigram shivers in cold wave

    The hustle and bustle of everyday life came to a stop in Kurigram on Friday as a mild cold wave swept across the area.  Subal Chandra Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Kurigram Agricultural Meteorological…
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    Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy
    Twitter announced Monday it has suspended “more than 70,000 accounts”…
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