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If India strikes, Pakistan will retaliate: Imran Khan Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned India saying if it carries out any…
Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigns Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser has resigned while denying…
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Gas supply resumes in Chattogram after 3 days Gas supply to parts of the city resumed in the morning, after remaining suspended for the last three days. A gas pipeline was damaged at Akmal Ali Road…
Rare Madan Tak rescued in Sirajganj A rarely seen bird species ‘Madan Tak’ (Lesser Adjutant Stork) was rescued from Gachbari village in Sayedabad union of Sadar upazila on Tuesday…
  • 7 injured in Khagrachhari gas cylinder blast
  • 3 ‘drug traders’ held with 75 kg hemp in city
  • Biswa Ijtema ends with Akheri Munajat
  • Bangladesh
    Beximco Pharma 
signs deal with 
US giant Sandoz 
to acquire 8 ANDAs Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited, country’s leading manufacturer and exporter of generic pharmaceutical products and active pharmaceutical ingredients, yesterday announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Sandoz Inc., a division of Novartis, to acquire a portfolio of eight Abbreviated…
    Biswa Ijtema concludes The five-day long 54th Biswa Ijtema concluded following Akheri Munajat (final prayer) with the participation of followers of Indian Islamic preacher Mawlana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi on the bank of the Turag River in Tongi yesterday morning. Indian Mawlana Shamim Ahmed conducted the second phase Akheri…
  • New strategy worked out to deal with Rohingya issue: Shahriar
  • Shaheed Minar route map finalised for Feb 21
  • Politics
    Dec-30 polls: JOF’s public hearing rescheduled for Feb 22 Jatiya Oikyafront will now hold its public hearing in the city on February 22 instead of February 24 to depict the “real scenario of vote robbery” in the 11th parliamentary election before the country’s people and international community. The programme will be held at the Supreme Court…
    BNP chalks out 2-day programme BNP  on Tuesday announced a two-day programme to observe the Shaheed Day and International Mother Language Day with due respect. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office. February 21 will be…
  • 49 women MPs to be sworn in Wednesday
  • Collection of nomination papers for DUCSU poll begins Tuesday
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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
    A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) takes position on Jagannath University campus yesterday after a clash between two BCL
groups. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) takes position on Jagannath University campus…
    A BIWTA excavator demolishes a three-storey structure built illegally on the banks of the Buriganga River at Char
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    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina holds a talk with her UAE counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also the vice-president of the
country and ruler of Dubai, at the National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Sheikh Hasina’s daughter Saima Wazed Hossain (left) was also
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    Scientists decode white shark genome, finding cancer-protective mechanism

    An international team of scientists have decoded the entire genome of white shark and identified their superior cancer-protective abilities. The study published on Monday in the the journal Proceedings…
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