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  • HC again slams 2 Dhaka city corpns on mosquito control
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World News
US missile test ‘escalation of military tensions’: Russia Moscow yesterday accused the United States of ramping up military tensions with…
Zakir Naik apologises for racial remarks Fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik apologised on on Tuesday for causing any “misunderstanding”…
Bride’s father hired assassins after an Indian couple married for love They were young, glamorous and dreamily in love. Pranay Perumalla strode into the…
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Metro
HC dissatisfied over Barguna SP briefing
After expressing dissatisfaction over the death of an accused in police custody and producing of arrestees in front of the media before their trial, the…
Dengue situation ‘stable’, says DSCC mayor
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon yesterday said the dengue situation was stable now, adding that operations were carried out in…
  • Two madrasa girls ‘raped’ in Madaripur
  • FR Tower design forgery: Land owner gets bail
  • Aedes menace going down: DSCC Mayor
  • Bangladesh
    PM warns action against wrong project assessment
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked authorities concerned to take action against officials responsible for wrong assessments in formulation of development projects. She gave the order at yesterday’s ECNEC meeting at the NEC conference room. While briefing journalists after the meeting, Planning…
    SC clears 9th Wage Board for journalists
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for the government to publish the gazette notification to implement the recommendations of the 9th Wage Board for journalists. The apex court stayed for eight weeks the High Court order that issued status quo on publication of the…
  • Modi invites Sheikh Hasina to visit India
  • Dhaka, Delhi for speedy, sustainable Rohingya repatriation
  • Politics
    Cumilla murder case: Khaleda’s  bail extended for one year The High Court on Tuesday extended the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for one more year in a murder case filed in Cumilla in 2015. A bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order after hearing on an appeal filed by Khaleda’s lawyers seeking extension of her…
    HC grants bail to BCL leader Tanna in goat-snatching case
The High Court on Tuesday granted bail for four weeks to the Mohammadpur thana unit president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in a case filed over snatching sacrificial goats before Eid-ul-Azha in Mohammadpur area of the city. The HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and SM Kuddus Zaman passed the…
  • BNP chalks out programmes
  • Fakhrul’s bid to take bad smell of BNP’s politics beyond border: Hasan
  • Sports
    Mash boost for HP players
Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has given a motivational speech to the High Performance (HP) team players ahead of their ‘do…
  • Domingo in Dhaka to take charge of Tigers
  • India crush Bangladesh 6-0
  • Today's Print Edition
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    Opinions
    A small insect called mosquito can create havoc

    Professor Sarwar Md. Saifullah Khaled

    A small insect called mosquito can create havoc
    Economic impact of climate change

    Mohammed Abul Kalam, PhD

    Economic impact of climate change
    Coming a full circle

    Kumkum Chadha

    Coming a full circle
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    • Germany : Two baby snow leopards walk through their enclosure at the Wilhelma zoo in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Saudi Arabia : Muslim pilgrims look at pigeons at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca at the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Taif, Saudi Arabia : A Saudi woman rides a horse during the Souk Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : Two starlings play in a fountain at Moscow's Manezhnaya Square on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A boat cruises on the river Seine during sunset in Paris, on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches yesterday. Arafat is the site where Muslims say the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage. The ultra-conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five pillars of Islam. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Fair attendees walk past the Ferris wheel as rain begins the fall at the Iowa State Fair on August 8, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 5, 2019 shows Stern Caugek birds on Tatihou island, northwestern France. FP PHOTO
    • Netherlands : People with a dog take a boat ride on a river in Giethoorn, a well-known destination for tourists and day-trippers, on August 6, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 4, 2019 shows a seagull and ruddy rurnstones on the rocks of the Tatihou island, northwestern France. AFP PHOTO
    Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday stays partially devoid of usual busyness
of the traffic and economic activities on the first day after Eid-ul Azha holiday. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday…
    Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s
Lalbagh area last night with no casualties till filing this report. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s…
    This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on
Eid-ul-Azha on Monday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on Eid-ul-Azha…
    Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks at Kamalapur Railway
Station in the capital yesterday ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Most of the trains reached the station six-to seven hours behind
schedule causing immense sufferings to people. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks…
    Entertainment, Art & Culture
    Shahnaz Khushi admired for Eid dramas
    Popular actress Shahnaz Khushi, who has already won the viewers’ hearts with her beguiling performance over the years, appeared in multiple dramas during the Eid-ul-Azha. The actress is receiving admiration from the viewers for her appearances in these dramas.…
    Environment
    ‘Japan exports pollution thru coal power plant funding’

    ‘Japan exports pollution thru coal power plant funding’

    The Japanese government and its public finance agencies JBIC, JICA, NEXI are exporting pollution to other countries, including Bangladesh, by funding coal-fired power plants abroad, that emit far more…
    Life Style
    Health & Life Style
    Dengue: Things you should know
    As Bangladesh continues to struggle to contain the dengue outbreak, the social media…
    Simple hacks to get untangled
    Tangled hair is every girl’s nightmare. No parlour didi or salon therapist,…
    Selena Gomez to launch her beauty line soon
    Start saving up! After scoring countless fashion deals, American singer Selena Gomez…
    Science & Tech
    India's 2nd Moon Mission enters lunar orbit
    India's second Moon Mission, or Chandrayaan-2, successfully entered into…
    Google, Facebook, Amazon decry French digital tax as 'discriminatory'
    American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to…
    Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests
    Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were…
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