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Press freedom is not for begging: Journalists have to be a force of democracy

The journalists are a power when they are the voice of the people but as political activists the journalists ...

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CTTC Chief Monirul Islam speaking at a press briefing over recovery of two bodies from militant den at Bhogiratpur in Sadar Upazila of Narsingdi in a drive on Tuesday. Five-story building which was used as the den also seen in the picture. (Inset)

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Militant hideouts in Narsingdi busted

Staff Reporter :
Two suspected  members of Neo-JMB (Jama'tul Mujahidin Bangladesh) were killed in explosion during a drive at a "militant ...

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HC commutes death penalty of 2 accused

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment of the two accused in the sensational journalist Farhad ...

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Oikya Front\'s 1st meeting on Oct 23 in Sylhet

Staff Reporter :
Jatiya Oikya Front, the newly formed opposition platform, will hold its first programme through holding a grand rally ...

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Controversy shrouds Mohakhali apartment project

Special Correspondent  :
Controversy shrouds the Development Project Proposal (DPP) of the multi-storied apartment project at Korail of Mohakhali in Dhaka, ...

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Zia Trust case verdict Oct 29

Court Correspondent  :
The judgment in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case against BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia and three others ...

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Rift among ECs won\'t influence our activities, says CEC

Staff Reporter :
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Tuesday said any discord among the election commissioners won't influence the ...

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Legal notice over Digital Security Act

Staff Reporter :
A lawyer of the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a legal notice to the concerned authorities for proper ...

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Dr Zafarullah, 3 others sued in Savar for land grabbing, extortion

UNB, Savar :
A case has been filed against four people, including Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury ,on charge of ...

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SCBA to give legal help to Editors\' Council free of cost

Staff Reporter :
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) will provide legal assistance free of cost to the Editors' Council if ...

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Illegal import hits Nestlé operations in Bangladesh

Kazi Zahidul Hasan :
Rampant smuggling of food products into Bangladesh by an organized syndicate is threatening to put Swiss-headquartered global ...

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City▲ Top

Teachers of White Panel of Dhaka University formed a human chain in front of Aporajeyo Bangla of DU on Tuesday protesting conspiracy and repression on members of Zia family.

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PM presents 1.5 bigha land to Dhakeswari Temple

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday presented one and a half bigha land to Dhakeswari National Temple by solving its ...

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Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association President Advocate Joynul Abedin speaking at a press conference at the Supreme Court auditorium on Tuesday protesting Digital Security Act.

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Hydraulic horn causes serious harm to children: Expert

Hydraulic horn is cause of one of the immeasurable mediums of traffic noise as well as sound pollution that causes ...

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RUET admission test on October 21

Admission test for the first year B. Sc Engineering courses in Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) under its ...

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Journalist Khalilur Rahman dies

Staff Reporter :
Veteran journalist Md Khalilur Rahman passed away due to old- age complications on Monday. He breathed his last ...

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Dhaka for more focused discussion on climate finance, justice

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said the implementation of 2030 Agenda and ...

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Met office forecasts dry weather

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Tuesday predict dry weather with temporary partly cloudy sky across the country in next 24 ...

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Hydraulic horn causes serious harm to children: Expert

Government officials and development activists at a post-rally discussion in Rajshahi on Tuesday unanimously said the present government under the ...

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Marking the Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Bangladesh Breast Cancer Awareness Forum formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.

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IU declares 5-day Puja vacation

Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia has announced a 5-day vacation from today (Wednesday) on the occasion of Durga Puja, the ...

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ORGANISATION SNIPPETS


INCIDIN Bangladesh

Civil Society members called for the inclusion of NGOs in the government's service structure for preventing violence against women ...

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Editorial▲ Top

Take steps to stop fatal gas explosions and feel accountable

IN the latest incident of gas pipeline explosions, a man and his wife were roasted alive and 6 others, including ...

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To govt press freedom is not the spirit of Liberation War

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on October 15 dismissed any possibility of talks with the Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) on the ...

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Strategies for disaster reduction

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :
Disaster has been defined by various individuals and organizations in various ways depending on their nature ...

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Green banking in emerging markets

Philippe Le Houérou :
This past fiscal year, 36 percent of our own accounts and mobilization supported climate-smart projects - up ...

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Leadership in young girls

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca  :
On October 11, we will mark the International Day of the Girl by acknowledging the value and ...

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Readers’ Forum

Provide quality service please!  

It's hard to deny the fact that the number of hospitals has increased in our country ...

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Entertainment▲ Top

Ananya Pandey is brand endorser of India\'s biggest cosmetic brand

Ananya Pandey who is all set to mark her Bollywood Debut with Student of the Year 2 has signed India's ...

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I am a big introvert: Disha Patani

Actress Disha Patani, who has featured in films like 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' and 'Baaghi 2', says she is ...

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I will not going to back down the second time: Tanushree Dutta

The Bollywood actor who helped trigger the #MeToo movement in India challenging sexual harassment and abuse sees it as part ...

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Rakul Preet and Sayyeshaa express

Many actresses have come forward and expressed their support for the #MeToo movement. Earlier we saw actresses Samantha, Varalaxmi and ...

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Puja celebration offer Dhaka Regency

Entertainment Desk :
On the occasion of Durga Puja holidays, Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort is celebrating diversity by extending its ...

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Kajol reveals why nobody approved of her wedding with Ajay Devgn

Helicopter Eela actor Kajol, whose film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai completes 20 years today, recently appeared on Neha Dhupia's chat ...

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In his response to CINTAA, Alok Nath denies allegations!

In response to the notice issued by Cine and TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA), actor Alok Nath's lawyer Ashok Saraogi has ...

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Being married to Tom Crusie kept me from being sexually harassed: Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman says she had married Tom Cruise for love and tying the knot with the actor inadvertently shielded her ...

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Sports▲ Top

In this photo provided by OIS/IOC, Lenka Kovacovicova, of Slovakia (foreground) takes off at the start of the Athletics Women\'s 100-meter Stage 2 Heat 3, in Buenos Aires in Argentina on Monday.

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Dzeko fires Bosnia as Northern Ireland crash again

AFP, Sarajevo :
Edin Dzeko extended Bosnia's perfect start in the Nations League as the Roma striker inspired a 2-0 win ...

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Arda Turan charged for pop star \'attack\'

Turkish football star Arda Turan has been charged over an alleged brawl with a prominent Turkish singer.
Prosecutors have asked for ...

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I\'ll retire when there are no emotions involved: Gambhir



Despite performing consistently in the domestic cricket, doors are not getting opened for opener Gautam Gambhir in the national team  ...

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In this photo provided by the OIS/IOC, Russia\'s Mariya Kochanova competes in the Women\'s High Jump at the Athletics Field during the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday.

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Pressure growing on new USA Gymnastics chief

AFP, Los Angeles :

Olympic champion Aly Raisman slammed USA Gymnastics' choice of interim president on Monday as pressure mounted on ...

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Halep basks in WTA rankings lead glory

AFP, Moscow :

Romania's Simona Halep said she was enjoying her position on top of the world standings after she secured ...

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Football▲ Top

Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches

AP, Frisco :

With the Women's World Cup less than eight months away, U.S. national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is dismayed ...

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Members of Bangladesh Under-19 National Women\'s Football team taking part at the practice at the BFF Artificial Turf on Tuesday.

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Sterling shines as England blow Spain away

AFP, Seville :

Raheem Sterling scored twice as England delivered one of their finest victories of the modern era by beating ...

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Bolt offered contract with Malta football club

Sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in ...

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Cricket▲ Top

Zimbabwe cricket team arrives in city

The Zimbabwe national cricket team arrived here last morning to play a bilateral series involving three ODIs and two Tests ...

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Bangladesh don\'t have 11 international standard players : Nazmul Abedeen


Bangladesh may have the stalwarts like Mashrafe, Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah in their ranks, but it is a common ...

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Yet to become a big player: Liton


Liton Das didn't get the best of starts when he had started his international career with Bangladesh national cricket team. ...

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ICC WC Trophy to arrive in Bangladesh today


ICC World Cup (WC) Trophy will arrive in Bangladesh today as part of its worldwide 'Trophy Tour' ahead of ICC ...

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Coach of Bangladesh National Cricket team Courtney Walsh (right) talking to pacer Masheafe Bin Mortaza during the practice session of Bangladesh National Cricket team at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city\'s Mirpur on Tuesday.

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Duminy ruled out of South Africa\'s Australia tour

South African batsman JP Duminy has been ruled out of South Africa's limited overs tour of Australia, starting later this ...

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Chittagong▲ Top

High officials of CCC greeting CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin after arrival from china on yesterday.

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Members of Coast Guard recovered 50, 000 Yaba tablets from Sighkhla area in Teknaf on Sunday.


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Solid waste management essential to save Cox\'s Bazar

UNB, Cox's Bazar :

Population of Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas in the district has risen to more than 1.5 million people ...

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Two stabbed to death

Chattogram Bureau :

A young man was stabbed to death by miscreants at Sagarika Road in the city's Pahartoli area on ...

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Durga Puja begins in Port City

A Correspondent  :

The five-day long Sharadiya Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangali Hindu community was began on ...

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National▲ Top

DINAJPUR(South): Md Abdus Salam, UNO, Fulbari Upazila led a rally on the occasion of the World Food Day organised by Fulbari Upazila Administration yesterday.

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MOULVIBAZAR: A rally was brought out in observance of the World White Cane Safety Day jointly oirganised by Moulvibazar District Administration and Social Welfare Office on Monday.


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MANIKGANJ: Singair Upazila Administration and Green Club , Manikganj brought out a rally marking the National Sanitation Month and World Hand Washing Day yesterday.

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RANGPUR: Ruhul Amin Mian, Deputy Director (Local Government) distributing prizes among the winners of cultural competition as Chief Guest on Saturday.

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SYLHET: Primary and Mass Education Minister Mustafizur Rahman MP speaking at a workshop at Kobi Nazrul Auditorium on communication and social awareness on spreading primary education as Chief Guest on Sunday.

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Tk 10,000cr Projects to be implemented in Rajshahi

BSS, Rajshahi :
Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) AHM Khairuzzaman Ltion has said Tk 10,000 crore projects will be implemented ...

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Idol of Ganesha recovered from AL leader\'s house

UNB, Naogaon :
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered a 28-kg stone idol of a Hindu god from the residence ...

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Housewife beaten to death in Panchagarh

UNB, Panchagarh :
A young housewife who was beaten and forced to take insecticide allegedly by her husband and in-laws at ...

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Durga Puja celebration begins in dists

Bagerhat Correspondent :
Celebration of 5-day long Durga Puja, the greatest religious festival of Bengali Hindu community began in Bagerhat district ...

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News in brief

College student killed in Gournadi road accident
Barishal Correspondent
One college student was crushed under wheels of bus at Gournadi on Barishal-Dhaka ...

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Six including 3 of a family killed in road crashes

Staff Reporter :
At least six persons were killed and several others injured in separate road crashes across the country ...

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Islami Andolan Bangladesh brought out a procession on Tuesday to submit memorandum to President Md Abdul Hamid protesting corruption and demanding acceptable, fair and inclusive election.

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Businessman beaten to death in Jashore

Staff Reporter :
Miscreants killed a local trader named Ahsan, 42, at Sadipur under Benapole municipality of Jashore district on ...

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Driver held over \'pushing youth to death\' from bus

UNB, Chattogram :
Members of Police Bureau of Investigation(PBI) on Tuesday arrested a bus driver from Balutoba area in Cumilla ...

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Pompeo meets Saudi King on Khashoggi case

Reuters :
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of ...

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NAP, NDP sever ties with 20-party alliance

UNB, Dhaka :
Three days after formation of a new alliance involving BNP, the BNP-led 20-party alliance suffered a split ...

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Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

Al Jazeera News :
Australia's prime minister said Tuesday he was open to shifting the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv ...

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China defends internment camps for Uighur Muslims

Al Jazeera News  :
China has issued an ardent defence of its alleged mass internment of Uighur minorities in far ...

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Sino-Bangla ties will remain stable: Envoy

UNB, Dhaka :
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo has said China and Bangladesh will emerge as "great partners of ...

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Four to die for double murder in Kishoreganj

Staff Reporter, Kishoreganj :
A Tribunal here in Kishoreganj has sentenced four men to death and 21 others to lif ...

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PM off to Riyadh on 4-day visit

UNB, Dhaka :
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for Riyadh on Tuesday on a four-day bilateral visit to Saudi ...

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BD scientists develop vaccine to fight \'foot, mouth disease\'

UNB, Dhaka :
A team of Bangladeshi scientists led by Dhaka University Microbiology Department Professor Dr Md Anwar Hossain has ...

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\'Drug trader\' killed in gunfight

UNB, Jashore :
A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of drug peddlers at ...

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Plan to make pre-primary section stronger

M M Jasim :
The Primary and Mass Education Ministry plans to make the pre-primary section of all government primary ...

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Verdict date in Khaleda\'s case given \"illegally at govt behest\": Fakhrul

UNB, Dhaka :
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that the date for delivering verdict in ...

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Photographers for Shahidul Alam\'s release

UNB, Dhaka :
Some 50 local photographers on Tuesday demanded unconditional release of internationally renowned photographer Shahidul Alam.
The demand was ...

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No gas price hike now: BERC

Special Correspondent :
Instead of gas price hike, the government is going to subsidize Tk. 3100 crore to the distribution ...

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Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) in an drive evicted about 300 illegal shops from Natun Bazar Pura Basti in city\'s Kalyanpur area on Tuesday.

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Business & Economy▲ Top

Rafiqul Islam, Chairman and Managing Director of Aman Group Limited, poses for a photo session after inaugurating a promotional programme \'Biswa Bramon\' for dealers and retailers of AmanSim of the company at its head office in the city recently. Directors and senior officials of the company were also present.


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No Brexit deal could snarl major ports, hitting exports

UNB, Holland :
Traffic moves quickly and smoothly at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal on the western edge of Europe's ...

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Golam Sarwar Bhuyian, Managing Director of IIDFC, poses for a photograph with the participants of training on \"Development of Professional Selling and Sales Management\" for its entry and mid-level executives conducted by BRIDHHI-School of Professionals and School of Knowledge at MCCI Hall Room in the city recently. Top executives of the organization were also present.

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Bargain hunters to the fore as Tokyo shares close higher

AFP, Tokyo :
Tokyo shares closed higher on Tuesday, with investors snapping up bargains after recent losses.
The Nikkei 225 index rose ...

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\'Calm before storm\' as Asian stocks drift higher

AFP, Tokyo :
Asian shares drifted marginally higher on Tuesday following another volatile session on Wall Street but a perfect storm ...

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M M Monirul Alam, Managing Director of Guardian Life Insurance Limited (GLIL), along with its Sponsor Director Syed Nasim Manzur, inaugurating its 5th Anniversary programme at a convention centre in the city recently. Tapan Chowdhury, Managing Director of Square Pharmaceuticals Limited, Barrister Nihad Kabir and Syed Akhtar Hasan Uddin, Directors of the company were also present.

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BB worries for violating transaction limit of Nagad operations

Gazi Anowarul Hoque :
Nagad, a digital financial service operated by Third Wave Technologies Limited, is allegedly violating the transaction limit ...

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Md. Mehmood Hossain, Managing Director of NRB Bank Limited, handing over a cheque of Tk.100,000/- to AMM Shahadat Hossain, President of Chandanaish Samity-Dhaka at the head office of the Bank in the city recently to support their Scholarship program for the meritorious students of underprivileged families as a part of CSR activity. Saaduddin Ahmed, DMD, Imran Ahmed FCA, COO, AKM Kamal Uddin, Head of Corporate Banking, Mohd. Jamil Hossain, Head of Credit Risk Management and Sustainable Finance Unit of the Bank and leaders of the organizations were also present.

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Stocks witness flat as major sectors plunge


Stock markets witnessed flat on Tuesday due to lower activities of some large-cap securities.
The falling major sectors were insurance, textile ...

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Bangladesh moves two notches up in 2018 GHI

Bangladesh has maintained a steady progress in tackling hunger as the country has moved two notches up to 88th spot ...

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Kazi M. Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) attended the get together with young entrepreneurs under the special loan scheme \'UDAYAN\' of Mercantile Bank Limited at its Training Institute in the city on Monday as chief guest. AKM Shaheed Reza, Chairman and Kazi Masihur Rahman, Managing Director of the Bank were also present.

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Captain (Rtd) M Moazzem Hossain, Chairman of Executive Committee of South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited, presiding over its 65th meeting at its head office in the city on Tuesday. Md. Golam Faruque, There were attend others respected Board of Directors along with Managing Director and other officials of the Bank were also present.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

AFP, San Francisco :
Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become ...

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International▲ Top

Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died during interrogations

Saudi Arabia is considering an admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, US media reported ...

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Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border area

AP, Seoul :
The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command met Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military ...

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Daniels\' defamation suit against Trump rejected by US judge

AFP, Los Angeles :
US President Donald Trump scored his first major legal victory Monday against porn star Stormy Daniels, as ...

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Maldives court rejects Yameen\'s secret witnesses

AFP, Colombo :
The Maldives' top court rejected on Tuesday three "secret" witnesses offered by President Abdulla Yameen in his petition ...

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US defence chief Mattis says Trump is \'100 percent\' with him

AFP, Ho Chi Minh City :
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full ...

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News in brief

Senate aide pleads guilty to lying to FBI
AP, Washington
A former Senate intelligence committee employee has pleaded guilty to lying ...

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