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  • Fire spread from chemical warehouse: Probe body
  • Chawkbazar fire: 45 bodies handed over to families
  • Funerals held for Dhaka inferno victims
  • No one can avoid responsibility for Chawkbazar tragedy: Quader
  • Chawakbazar fire virtually repeats 2010 Nimtali tragedy
  • BNP blames govt's irresponsibility for Chawkbazar fire
  • Shamima not a Bangladeshi citizen; no entry for her: Dhaka
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  • ‘Lifelong learning’ is driving force of development: Dipu Moni
  • Bangladesh expect a good display in Tests vs New Zealand
  • 6 killed in separate ‘gunfights’ in 5 districts
  • First-ever Shaheed Minar opens in Netherlands’ Zuider Park
  • Doa Mahfil held at Bangabhaban for Chawkbazar victims
  • No one can avoid responsibility for Chawkbazar tragedy: Quader
  • Funerals held for Dhaka inferno victims
  • Respond ‘decisively’ to any ‘aggression’ by India: Imran Khan
  • Excited to watch Kangana Ranaut's biopic: Kareena
  • Public hearing arranged to show respect to Constitution: Kamal
  • Fire spread from chemical warehouse: Probe body
  • Ronaldo has only won three UCLs, not five: Atletico president
  • Israel's first lunar lander blasts into space from Florida
  • Around 200 US troops to remain in Syria after pull-out
  • Obesity can lower testosterone in men, says study
  • Salman Khan replaces Atif Aslam after ban on Pakistani artists
  • Dec-30 polls: JOF’s public hearing begins in city
  • J&J subpoenaed about baby powder cancer claims
  • Pakistan decides to reinstate ban on two organizations after Kashmir attack
  • 'Mbappe a tougher opponent then Messi'
  • World's food supply under 'severe threat' from loss of biodiversity: UN
  • 9 UN countries call for meeting on Rohingya crisis
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  • Beximco donates medicines to Spreeha foundation
  • Barca, Real Madrid wrestle fatigue and form ahead of Clasico double-header
  • Crunch time as high-level US-China trade talks resume
  • Furniture export records consistent annual growth
  • New digital policy bars majority stake by foreign firms
  • Russia, USA offer condolences for Chawkbazar fire
  • Pompeo discusses Yemen, Venezuela in talks with UN chief
  • Case filed over Chawkbazar fire
  • Maduro shuts border with Brazil as Guaido goes in search of aid
  • Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes
  • More MPs could quit Labour and Tories
  • Govt forms 5-member committee to probe Chawkbazar fire
  • Write verdicts in Bangla: PM to higher court judges
  • Mbappe inspires PSG to win big again
  • Soumya added to Test squad in New Zealand
  • Shakib ruled out of Hamilton Test
  • Flawed top order cripples Tigers in ODI series
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  • ‘Drug trader’ killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’
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    Respond ‘decisively’ to any ‘aggression’ by India: Imran Khan Pakistan’s top security body on Thursday said the country was “not involved…
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    Tragedy repeats itself in Old Dhaka
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    6 killed in separate ‘gunfights’ in 5 districts Six people, including a Rohingya youth, were killed in alleged gunfights with law enforcement agencies in Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar, Mymensingh, Khulna…
    Doa Mahfil held at Bangabhaban for Chawkbazar victims A special Doa Mahfil was held at Bangabhaban Jame Masjid after Juma prayers for the victims of the Chawkbazar tragedy in Old Dhaka, reports UNB. The Munajat…
  • ‘Drug trader’ killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’
  • Death toll jumps to 81 in Chawkbazar fire
  • Gas supply resumes full steam in city
  • Bangladesh
    ‘Lifelong learning’ is driving force of development: Dipu Moni Education Minister Dipu Moni on Friday said lifelong learning is the main driving force of development in the 21st century. She said this at an international conference on ‘Lifelong Learning in Developing Countries with special reference to Bangladesh’ at Ahsanullah University of Science…
    First-ever Shaheed Minar opens in Netherlands’ Zuider Park The first-ever Shaheed Minar in the Netherlands has been inaugurated at the Zuider Park of The Hague.  Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal along with Deputy Mayor of The Hague Saskia Bruines inaugurated the monument on Thursday, reports UNB. Head of missions of India,…
  • Case filed over Chawkbazar fire
  • Russia, USA offer condolences for Chawkbazar fire
  • Politics
    Public hearing arranged to show respect to Constitution: Kamal  Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday said they are holding the public hearing on the 'irregularities in the 11th parliamentary election to show respect to the Constitution. "We're not judges, and we don't have any judicial authority or responsibility to hold any trial.…
    Dec-30 polls: JOF’s public hearing begins in city Jatiya Oikyafront’s public hearing on the ‘irregularities’ in the 11th parliamentary election began in the city on Friday morning. The programme, which began at the Supreme Court Bar Association auditorium around 10am, will continue till 4-5pm with a one-hour break from 1pm. At the…
  • Hearing deferred in absence of Khaleda
  • 4th phase UZ polls on March 31: EC
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    • Livno : Wild horses graze scarce dried grass and hydrate by eating some snow, on a pasture atop Krug Mountain, near Western Bosnian town of Livno, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A stork eats a day-old chick in its aviary at an animal park in Springe near Hanover, northern Germany, on February 5, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Afghanistan : An Afghan boy collects and pours water in containers from a river on a cold winter day in Panjshir Province February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Snow geese descend upon on a farm in Ruthsburg, Maryland, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Zanzibar: Performers parade through the street to kick off the 16th International African music festival "Sauti za Busara” in Stone town on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • This aerial file photo taken on November 22, 2018 shows a glacier in the Everest region of Nepal. Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's ‘Third Pole’, could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced. AFP PHOTO
    • Pakistan : Pakistani horsemen compete during a game of the traditional sport of Buzkashi, in Quetta on February 1, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Palestinian : A picture taken on February 3, 2019, shows western jackdaw birds flying past a murmuration of starlings, during their traditional dance before landing to sleep on the Jordan Valley in the West Bank along the border with Jordan. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A tomtit and a sparrow feed from a bird feeder in a park in Moscow on January 31, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • United Kingdom : Shetland ponies stand in a snow-covered field on a hillside near Scalloway, Shetland Islands on January 30, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    Visitors, especially young booklovers, throng a stall at the book fair on Shaheed Minar
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    Students of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University decorate a road in front of the Central Shaheed Minar in the
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    Devotees offer prayers seeking blessings for mankind as the second part of Biswa Ijtema concludes with the final supplication or ‘Akheri Munajat’ on
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