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  • Dhaka, Riyadh sign 5 MoUs
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  • BNP leaders’ motorcade comes under attack in Gazipur
  • 20-party still intact, only few leaders quit: BNP
  • Bangladesh moves down in global competitiveness index
  • 2 female ‘militants’ surrender at Narsingdi hideout
  • US, eight others, request briefing on Myanmar Rohingya crackdown
  • Crew dies in cargo vessel fire in Ctg
  • Uttarkhan fire death toll rises to 5
  • Pakistan hangs 6-year-old Zainab's killer
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Crew dies in cargo vessel fire in Ctg A crew member of a cargo vessel was burnt to death while two others sustained injuries as a fire broke out at the anchored vessel at Bijoynagar Ghat in…
2 female ‘militants’ surrender at Narsingdi hideout Two female suspected militants surrendered on the second day of 'Gordian Knot' operation at another 'militant den' at Gangpar in Madhabdi…
  • SUST admission results published
  • ‘Drug trader’ killed in Jashore ‘gunfight’
  • DU ‘Gha’ unit result this afternoon
  • Bangladesh
    Bangladesh role model in climate change adaptation: Ban Ki-moon Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said Bangladesh is a role model in showing the world that even a developing country could roll out so many trends setting climate initiatives with courage and farsightedness. The UN Secretary-General said this when he was presiding over the launching of Global…
    Bangladesh moves down in global competitiveness index Bangladesh slipped down to 103rd position among 140 countries from 102th in last year in Global Competitiveness Index 2018 released by World Economic Forum (WEF) though its overall score increased by 0.7 percentage points this year. Bangladesh’s competitiveness has been weakened in most of the…
  • US, eight others, request briefing on Myanmar Rohingya crackdown
  • Uttarkhan fire death toll rises to 5
  • Politics
    BNP leaders motorcade comes under attack in Gazipur At least 10 people were injured as the motorcade of BNP leader Fazlul Haque Milon came under attack while visiting different puja mandaps in Kaliganj upazila on Wednesday afternoon. Local BNP leaders said that BNP organising secretary and its Gazipur district unit president Milon went to visit different…
    Oikya Front to restore people’s voting rights: Fakhrul BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said Jatiya Oikya Front, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, has been formed to 'restore' democracy and people's voting rights. "No democratic space is now left in the country as it has been squeezed gradually. Jatiya Oikya Front has…
  • 20-party still intact, only few leaders quit: BNP
  • AL to focus on dev, employment
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    Devotees offer prayers to goddess Durga at Khamarbari makeshift temple in the capital yesterday during the Durga Puja festival. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Devotees offer prayers to goddess Durga at Khamarbari makeshift temple in the capital yesterday…
    When traffic signal turns on, a team of promoters wearing advertisement placards on their back took position in between the law-abiding vehicles
and the law flouter female biker in the foreground. The photo was taken from Karwan Bazar in the capital yesterday. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI When traffic signal turns on, a team of promoters wearing advertisement placards on their…
    Members of the Sampadak Parishad or Editors’ Council form a human chain in front of National Press Club in Dhaka demanding amendments to the
newly enacted digital law yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Members of the Sampadak Parishad or Editors’ Council form a human chain in front of National…
    Instead of using the nearby footbridge (not in picture), people cross the fencing, reinforced with barbed wires to
prevent human crossing, between the two lanes of Topkhana Road in the capital yesterday. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI Instead of using the nearby footbridge (not in picture), people cross the fencing, reinforced…
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