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  • 5 ticket black marketeers held at Kamalapur
  • Hasina opens metro rail, bus rapid transit projects
US-backed Syria fighters edge into IS border hub AFP, ALEPPO, Syria: US-backed fighters edged further into the Islamic State group…
EU founding states call for quick divorce from Britain AFP, BERLIN: EU leaders pressured Britain Saturday to make a quick exit from the…
24 dead in West Virginia floods Surrounded by muddy devastation, Cathy Light and her husband Chris thought it was…
UK’s credit outlook cut to ‘negative’ The UK has had its credit rating outlook downgraded to "negative" by the…
23 dead in West Virginia floods Washington: At least 23 people in West Virginia have died in the U.S. state’s…
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Dhaka Metro
Services from Sayedabad terminal resume Long-distance bus services from the Sayedabad bus terminal in Dhaka resumed on Tuesday after the clash between members of the Bangladesh Road Transport…
  • 5 fake detectives held in capital
  • 24 dope gang members held
  • ‘Extortionist’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab in city
  • Eid advance train tickets from June 22
  • Events
    Turkish riot police have fired tear gas and plastic bullets…
    Politics
    525-MW electricity could be produced from Barapukuria coals: Nasrul State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrual Hamid on Sunday said a total of 525 megawatts (MW) electricity could be produced from extractable…
    Foreign minister postpones German visit Amid the fast-changing scenario in Europe, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has postponed his German visit at the ‘request’ of German side,…
  • Country under ‘awful misrule’, says Khaleda
  • EU referendum result a big challenge: Tulip
  • It’s now ‘BD-India joint venture: BNP
  • Amu leaves for South Korea's Green Industry Conference Saturday
  • Bangladesh
    Mustafa Jabbar’s panel wins BASIS election Mustafa Jabbar-led Digital Brigade Panel won the much hyped election of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS). The election…
    PM optimistic about launching electric train Expressing her high hope of launching high-speed electric trains and underground trains in the country,  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said…
  • Govt mulls MPO facility for non-govt educational instts
  • Who will be the new NHRC chief?
  • ‘Govt plans trade renegotiation’
  • Uncertainty over payment of RMG workers’ salary, bonus
  • Sports
    BCB to review more than 13 suspect actions The BCB's bowling action review committee will assess the suspected bowling actions of at least 13 bowlers who were reported during this season's…
    Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput named Afghanistan coach The Afghanistan Cricket Board has named former India batsman Lalchand Rajput as the new head coach of their national team. He takes over the position…
  • Boxing: Thurman edges Porter to retain WBA title
  • England thrash Sri Lanka by 10 wickets
  • With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America
  • Curse of the penalty shootout hangs over England again
  • Entertainment
    Kumar Biswajit sings remake of iconic song ‘Tumi Roj Bikele’
    Time sure does fly. It has been 35 long years since the National Film Award winning singer and music director Kumar Biswajit’s career skyrocketed…
    Tasnim’s presents Eid collection Tasnim’s, a new and rapidly growing fashion house in Bangladesh, is presenting their exclusive collection on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Focusing…
  • Three popular heroines turn anchors in same show
  • Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma slams India's online trolls
  • Poll
    Today's Question »
    Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque says Bangladesh’s relationship with the US has ‘matured from aiddependency to strategic one’. Do you agree?
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    Yes 30.3%
    No 69.7%
    No Comment 0.0%
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    • Eid shopping at makeshift shops are yet to gain momentum. The picture was taken from Shaheb Bazar in the city on Friday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • A worker busy on a handloom in weaving a Benarashi Sari, which will go on sale ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, at Benarashi Palli in the capital’s Mirpur on Thursday. PHOTO: PARVEZ AHMAD
    • People crowd at New Market in the capital yesterday for Eid shopping. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Fish traps, locally known as Chai, are put on sale at a market in Ashuganj of Brahmanbaria yesterday, as the monsoon has arrived. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO
    • District Police authorities evict illegal establishments at Shimrail Intersection on Dhaka- Chittagong highway in the capital yesterday. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO
    • A woman reacts after getting an advance train ticket for Eid at Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    • Vatican City : A seagull stands on a fountain in St. Peter's square at the Vatican on June 19, 2016. AFP PHOTO
    • Wild waves from the Bay of Bengal have been eroding the long stretch of the Kuakata beach day by day. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
    Art & Culture
    How a street child became a leading artist
    Lita Cabellut is one of Spain's most successful artists, but she's barely known in her home country. What's more, the woman whose paintings now sell for six figure sums spent her early years living on the street. "My childhood was like that of thousands of street kids around the world," says Lita Cabellut. She used to roam the streets of Barcelona with other homeless children and slept in the open air. "We looked after one another - we did whatever we liked. We took coins out of the fountains, begged Zippo lighters from sailors and stole tourists' wallets. We used to go into restaurants and say our father was in the toilet when they served us, before wolfing down the food and running off." Cabellut was born in a village in Aragon, north-east Spain, in 1961.…
    Life Style
    Corporate Yoga – And you thought it was a myth
    It is as simple as that. When we are healthy, we are better able to face challenges…
    Muslims worldwide to fast the longest in decades
    Ramadan dates are usually determined annually by the lunar cycle, which is slated…
    101-year-old Florida woman gets second chance at prom
    A 101-year-old Florida woman is getting a second chance at prom. Eleanor Bessin…
    Type-2 Diabetes: At-risk offered healthy lifestyle help
    People in England at risk of type-2 diabetes are to be offered healthy-lifestyle…
    Technology
    Apple to lower App Store 'tax' for loyal subscribers
    If you sell an app, subscription or other product through the App Store, Apple gets…
    Biometric registration gives edge to GP, Banglalink
    The government’s biometric registration programme has apparently given the…
    India successfully tests small space shuttle
    India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts…
    Bangabandhu Satellite to be in orbit by 2017
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the much awaited Bangabandhu Satellite-1,…
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