Wednesday 19 February 2020 ,
Wednesday 19 February 2020 ,
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  • PM declares “zero-tolerance” against rapists
  • Wasa’s tariff-hike proposal irrational: TIB
  • 6th JS session prorogued
  • Khaleda seeks bail again
  • Quarantine on cruise ship in Japan comes under question
  • Seeking parole a matter of Khaleda, her family: Fakhrul
  • Dhaka welcomes Kathmandu’s proposal to use Saidpur Airport
  • Narayanganj gas fire: Another dies at DMCH
  • Kaptai boat capsize: Bodies of mother, son retrieved after 5 days
  • ECNEC approves project to enhance Mongla Port’s capacity with Tk 6,014.62cr
  • WHO urges calm as China virus death toll nears 1,900
  • Set up breast feeding corner at all factories: HC
  • China releases largest study on Covid-19 outbreak
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Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed…
Nepal calls for reactivation
of SAARC Terming SAARC as ‘a very instrumental platform’, Nepal Foreign Minister…
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Husband held for killing wife Police arrested a man while he was seeking treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) allegedly after killing his wife at their Arambagh residence…
Man gets life term for raping woman 
A man was sentenced to life term imprisonment on Tuesday for raping a woman in Karigarpara area in Bheramara upazila of Kushtia on May 21, 2019.…
  • Girl missing from Chandpur rescued in Dhaka
  • ‘Drug trader’ killed in Dinajpur infighting
  • Mother, son reunite after 17 years
  • Bangladesh
    Court likely to hear GP 
review petition today The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) is likely to hold a hearing today on a petition filed by Grameenphone (GP) for permission to pay Tk 575 crore in instalments to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) against dues found during an audit. Attorney-general Mahbubey…
    'Tiger widows' shunned as bad luck in southern Bangladesh
Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida's crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger. Women like her are ostracised in many rural villages in Bangladesh, where they are viewed as the cause of their partner's misfortune. "My sons have told…
  • Dhaka welcomes Kathmandu’s proposal to use Saidpur Airport
  • Narayanganj gas fire: Another dies at DMCH
  • Politics
    6th JS session prorogued The 6th session of 11th parliament, which is the first session of the calendar year, was prorogued on Tuesday after 28 sittings. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury read out the prorogation order of the President around 8:33 pm. Seven bills were passed during the session which began on January 9. The…
    Seeking parole a matter of Khaleda, her family: Fakhrul BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said their party Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her family will decide whether parole should be sought for her release. "It’s completely a matter of Madam (Khaleda) and her family, and they’ll decide it,” he told reporters…
  • AL’s Rezaul vows to build healthy city
  • BNP against EVM use in Cattogram city polls
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    • Vienna : Flowers bloom near the Danube river in Vienna, Austria on February 17, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : Models of the Eiffel tower are displayed in front of the Eiffel Tower illuminated with pink hearts and love messages to mark the Valentine's day in Paris, on February 14, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Greece : People stand on the waterfront during sunset in Thessaloniki on February 13, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Climber form large queues on Mount Everest at peak season as the world’s tallest mountain summit attracts climbers from all over the world. AFP PHOTO
    • In this picture taken on Monday Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik puts some final touches as he makes a sand sculpture depicting people wearing protective facemasks with a message reading 'Fight against coronavirus, We stand with China' at Puri beach in Puri. The number of fatalities from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,011 nationwide on February 11 after hard-hit Hubei province reported 103 new deaths. AFP PHOTO
    • Members of the Spanish NGO Maydayterraneo take a group of migrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Aita Mari rescue boat during the rescue of 65 migrants in the Mediterranean international waters off the Libyan coast on Monday. AFP PHOTO
    • Syria : Corn bunting (Emberiza calandra) birds stand on branches amdist snow in a field in the northeastern Syrian town of al-Malikiyah (Derik) at the border with Turkey after a blizzard on February 10, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Seagulls fly as the sun rises over Cecchignola, south of Rome, on February 3, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • A man rides a unicycle at Istanbul's Karakoy district on February 4, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Indonesia : People walk at sunset along Lhoknga beach of Aceh province on January 31, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    Works on cleaning and decorating of International Mother Language Institute go on in full swing, ahead of International Mother Language Day to be
observed on February 21. The photo was taken yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Works on cleaning and decorating of International Mother Language Institute go on in full…
    Staffers show a mock-up of the metro rail coach at the base of the exhibition centre at Uttara's Diabari in the capital
yesterday in a bid to orient commuters to the light railway. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Staffers show a mock-up of the metro rail coach at the base of the exhibition centre at Uttara's…
    Students of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University spray graffiti on a wall around Central Shaheed Minar in the capital yesterday as part of
preparation for celebrating International Mother Language Day which falls on February 21. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Students of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University spray graffiti on a wall around Central…
    Salman F Rahman, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to Prime Minister, hands over a sewing machine to one of the 30 underprivileged women at Joypara at Dohar upazila in Dhaka yesterday under a poverty reduction effort. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Salman F Rahman, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to Prime Minister, hands over a sewing…
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    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change but activists have urged the world's richest man to first clean up the e-commerce giant's own lacklustre environmental…
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    Facebook boss calls for rules on 'harmful content'
    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation of harmful online…
    Sex robots may cause psychological damage
    US researchers have warned that the availability of sex robots with artificial…
    NASA breaks ground on new antenna to prepare for Moon, Mars missions
    NASA officials on Tuesday broke ground on a new antenna for communicating with…
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