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  • Power struggle ends as Rajapakse bows out
  • Niazi was on the verge of tears at time of surrender in 1971
  • Quit poll race in two days, AL asks rebel candidates
  • Nation celebrates 48th Victory Day today
  • Bangladesh highlights its health sector success stories at UN
  • No live telecast from polling booths: EC
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  • BNP complains to EC over ‘police obstruction’ to campaign
  • Inner beauty matters more: Oishi
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  • Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan to romance in Ammonite
  • Dr Kamal skeptical about fair polls
  • 5G: a revolution not without risks
  • Bangladesh sweat over fitness of Shakib
  • 6 children among 10 dead in Russia house fires
  • Qatar unveils design for World Cup final venue
  • ‘Chased by police’, Ctg JCD activist dies after falling from building
  • Oikyafront stages Victory Day rally in city
  • Liverpool are the 'lucky ones' moans Mourinho
  • Have made my peace with Katrina Kaif, says Deepika Padukone
  • Study explains how red meat raises heart disease risk
  • Harbhajan denies apologizing to Symonds for 'monkeygate'
  • Victory inevitable for unified people, says Dr Kamal
  • Legal process not dependent on me : Tanushree Dutta
  • Modric hits out at Messi, Ronaldo for skipping Ballon d'Or
  • Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty
  • India EC observers to monitor Bangladesh polls
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  • AL trying to turn election into farce: BNP
  • Oikyafront’s strategy to ‘go slow’ till army deployment
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  • Sri Lanka president reinstates Wickremesinghe as premier
  • Does it matter which body lotion I use?
  • How to wear: a Christmas jumper
  • Two journalists hurt in Jhenidah attack
  • Hospital vandalised after patient dies in Laxmipur
  • PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Victory Day
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Phethai’ formed over Bay
  • President, PM pay homage to martyrs on Victory Day
  • Broccoli cultivation gains popularity in Rajshahi
  • Nations inch towards climate deal at marathon UN summit
  • Returning officers likely to get ballots on Dec 25
  • Bangladeshi formed police unit provides free medical consultations in Mali
  • Leather industry showing rising investment graph
  • ADB administrative budget for 2019 approved
  • BTMA gets new president
  • Trump says ‘big’ China deal possible after US pressure
  • Final episode of ‘Bangladesh Jiggasha’ tonight
  • Cultural arena celebrates Victory Day today
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  • Rhodes urges fans to focus on all players
  • Maradona shirt sold for 12,000 euros
  • Power struggle ends as Rajapakse bows out
  • Niazi was on the verge of tears at time of surrender in 1971
  • Quit poll race in two days
  • Nation celebrates 48th Victory Day today
  • No live telecast from polling booths: EC
  • Uphold dev, democratic spree: PM
  • Dr Kamal says sorry
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    ‘Chased by police’, Ctg JCD activist dies after falling from building A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activist died after falling from a building in Muradnagar when he was allegedly being chased by police on early Sunday.…
    Two journalists hurt in Jhenidah attack Two local journalists were injured as miscreants carried out an attack on the office on an online news portal in the district town in Saturday night.…
  • Hospital vandalised after patient dies in Laxmipur
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Phethai’ formed over Bay
  • Avoid media on election day: Speakers to polls observers
  • Bangladesh
    India EC observers to monitor Bangladesh polls India will send observers to monitor the upcoming general elections of Bangladesh scheduled to be held on December 30. The Indian Election Commission took the decision following a meeting held between the India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Bangladesh High Commissioner to India…
    PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Victory Day Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday morning paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the 48th Victory Day.  She paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi…
  • President, PM pay homage to martyrs on Victory Day
  • Returning officers likely to get ballots on Dec 25
  • Politics
    Quit poll race in two days The Awami League yesterday gave its rebel candidates two days to withdraw their candidatures from the 11th national election slated for December 30. Awami league joint secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak warned that the rebel candidates who are still in the election race will have to face tougher consequences…
    Want to serve people: Tonmoy Awami League candidate Sheikh Sarhan Naser Tonmoy on Saturday said his ambition was to serve the people instead of becoming a political leader. “I am a minor activist of Awami League’s Bagerhat municipality unit. I want to work with the people,” the Bagerhat-2 constituency aspirant…
  • EC working under full control of govt: Moudud
  • Dr Kamal in field to establish Jamaat in politics: Nanak
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    CEC KM Nurul Huda said journalists cannot go for live telecast and telephonic conversations from polling booths during the general election. Do you support this?
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    • Kuala Lumpur : This picture taken on December 5, 2018 shows a hanging restaurant inspired by Santa Claus travelling on a sleigh with reindeers for a Christmas season promotion that takes customers with a view of Kuala Lumpur skyline. AFP PHOTO
    • Beirut : Fireworks light the sky as a Christmas is lit in Lebanon's capital Beirut on December 3, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • United Arab Emirates : Falcons are seen standing on their perches before being released while on a hunting trip by Al-Marzoom Hunting Association at Al-Marzoom Falconry Reserve, about 100 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi, on December 8, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Hong Kong : A man reads a newspaper with horse racing information during a fireworks display at the closing ceremony of the Hong Kong International Races at the Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong on December 9, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Thailand : People ride their bicycles as they take part in the nationwide Bike Un Ai Rak cycling event in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on December 9, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A man walks past a Christmas tree at a Christmas market in the Jardin des Tuilleries (Tuilleries Garden), in Paris on December 6, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • India : This handout photo released by Raindrop Media on December 1, 2018, shows Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (R) and American singer Nick Jonas during their wedding celebration at Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur. AFP PHOTO
    • Palestinian : Palestinian Christians watch as fireworks light the sky to mark the lighting of a Christmas tree at the Manger Square near the Church of the Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus Christ's birth, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem on December 1, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • France : A ferris wheel is illuminated as the sun sets over the French Riviera city of Nice, southeastern France, on December 2, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Kuwait City : This picture shows a Tawny owl displayed at an education facility in Kuwait city on December 1, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    Like most important intersections and installations in major cities, buildings and roundabouts
in the capital’s business hub Motijheel are seen illuminated with strings of
coloured lights yesterday, on the eve of the 48th Victory Day. Photo: Nazmul Islam Like most important intersections and installations in major cities, buildings and roundabouts…
    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stand in solemn silence after placing wreaths at the Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard in
Mirpur area of the capital on Martyred Intellectuals Day yesterday. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stand in solemn silence after placing…
    Accomapnied by students and colleagues, vice chancellor of Maulana Bhasani University of Science and Technology Dr Mohammad Alauddin
places a wreath at the martyred intellectuals’ memorial on the campus in Tangail yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Accomapnied by students and colleagues, vice chancellor of Maulana Bhasani University of Science…
    Media personalities take part in election campaign for Awami League for the upcoming 11th parliamentary election at Central Shaheed Minar in the
capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Media personalities take part in election campaign for Awami League for the upcoming 11th…
    Entertainment, Art & Culture
    Inner beauty matters more: Oishi
    Miss World contest prioritises the beauty of a woman’s inner self over how she looks, said Jannatul Ferdous Oishi, who represented Bangladesh in the competition’s 68th edition. She had made it to top 30 in the contest held in China’s Sanya. Oishi…
    Environment
    Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty

    Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty

    Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to…
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    Health & Life Style
    Study explains how red meat raises heart disease risk
    Researchers have more evidence about how eating red meat can raise heart disease…
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    How to wear: a Christmas jumper
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    Science & Tech
    5G: a revolution not without risks
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