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Afghan mosque attacks kill 72 Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite…
EU to consider further measures against North Korea BRUSSELS: The EU is to consider stepping up measures aimed at punishing North Korea…
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Arsenic exposure linked to respiratory infection, diarrhoea, says ICDDR,B The people exposed to arsenic in Bangladesh may be at higher risk of childhood respiratory tract infection and diarrhoea, says a new study of icddr,b,…
Appeals from deprived freedom fighters flood Jamuka office Even before the completion of the scrutiny of freedom fighters, the Jatiya Muktijoddha Council (Jamuka) has been flooded with appeals from deprived candidates…
  • DU admission test questions ‘leaked’
  • 3 killed in Dinajpur private car-bus collision
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  • Bangladesh
    JSS man shot dead in Khagrachhari An activist of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS, MN group) was shot dead by some miscreants in Kamolchhari Christianpara area in Sadar upazila on Friday night.  The deceased was identified as Samayun Chakma, 45. Major Mujahedul Islam, staff officer of Khagrachhari region, said Samayun…
    ‘Robber’ killed in B’baria ‘gunfight’ A suspected robber was killed and four police officials were  injured in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police at Tigharia  village in Kashba upazila early Saturday. The identity of the deceased is yet to be known. Police said some 15/20 masked robbers attacked a patrol team of…
  • Recruitment of 20,000 teachers on the cards
  • Fund shortage will make Rohingya deaths inevitable
  • Politics
    BNP finds AL poll proposals ‘unconducive’ BNP yesterday termed unconducive the Awami League’s 11-point proposal placed before the Election Commission to fair polls as the party thinks those are framed with a motive to control the election and manipulate its results, reports UNB. “Awami-League’s proposals are not conducive…
    Khaleda hampering
trials: Quader The Awami League (AL) general secretary, Obaidul Quader, has said that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been hampering the work of the judiciary by repeatedly seeking time from the court. “It's not true that the court is harassing her [Khaleda], rather she is harassing the court by seeking…
  • I’m being harassed in the name of trial: Khaleda
  • Nagorik Oikya seeks election-time govt
  • Sports
    Nazmul panel set to be elected
unopposed to BCB office again Ending all speculations, Nazmul Hassan Papon who is all but certain to be elected as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president for the second…
  • Bayern eye next goal romp at Hamburg
  • Surging City eye title charge, Chelsea need a lift
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    US: Removal of Confederate statues

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    • Indian commuters drive amid heavy smog in New Delhi yesterday, the day after the Diwali Festival. New Delhi was shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog a day after millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali Festival. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A cormorant perches on the branch of a tree in Langen, near Bremerhaven, nothern Germany, on October 19, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Yerevan : Hot air balloons fly over Republic Square and the History Museum of Armenia (L) during the balloon festival in honor of the 2799th birthday of the Armenian capital in Yerevan on October 14, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi shoots to score his goal number 100 in a European competition during the UEFA Champions League match against Olympiakos FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Wednesday. AFP PHOTO
    • Norway : A boat is moored in the city centre of Trondheim, on October 16, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : Men wearing period costumes drive a horse-drawn carriage on Place de la Concorde (Concorde's Square) on October 16, 2017 in Paris. AFP PHOTO
    • Leningrad Oblast : A woman walks with a baby at a park in Tsarskoye Selo, the former summer residence of the tsars on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, on a cloudy autumn day, October 17, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • France : A rhinoceros strolls through its enclosure at the La Planete Sauvage zoological park in Port-Saint-Pere, western France, on October 14, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • Berlin : Designs are projected on the facade of the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) on the last day of the yearly Festival of Lights in Berlin on October 15, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    • France : Flamingos stand in a pool in their enclosure at the Zoological Park in the eastern French city of Amneville on October 12, 2017. AFP PHOTO
    Daylong heavy rain disrupts regular life in the capital yesterday, affecting people from every sphere. INDEPENDENT PHOTOS Daylong heavy rain disrupts regular life in the capital yesterday, affecting people from every…
    ROAD, NOT A RIVER: Vehicles slowly wade through a lane of Begum Rokeya Sarani while three three-wheelers go out of order and remain stuck on
the other lane as the road goes completely under water due to incessant rain since early yesterday. Such condition of one of the main thoroughfares
of the capital shows its sorry state of drainage. INDEPENDENT PHOTO ROAD, NOT A RIVER: Vehicles slowly wade through a lane of Begum Rokeya Sarani while three…
    The photo taken yesterday in front of the Ideal School and College in the capital’s Motijheel shows that vehicles parked illegally occupy almost half of
the AGB Colony Bazar road, causing obstruction to traffic. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM The photo taken yesterday in front of the Ideal School and College in the capital’s Motijheel…
    Growers busy nursing chilli plants at a village in Jhenidah yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Growers busy nursing chilli plants at a village in Jhenidah yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO
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    Pollution linked to one in six deaths

    Pollution linked to one in six deaths

    Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account…
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    Steady hand: how to do open-heart surgery in a quake
    When the ground started shaking in Mexico City on September 19, many people ran…
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    Beauty pageants may conjure up images of young women in bikinis, but in Atlantic…
    This festive season, choose from these 4 stunning looks to stand out from the crowd
    Festivals bring in a lot of excitement and merriment bringing with them the spirit…
    Science & Tech
    Facebook joins effort to boost newspaper subscriptions
    Facebook announced Thursday initiatives to help struggling news organisations…
    Huge cave found on moon, could house astronauts: Japan scientists
    Scientists at Japan's space agency have discovered a huge moon cave…
    Herbal remedies in Asia linked to liver cancer: Study
    Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional…
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