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Parliament rejects proposal to raise age limit for govt jobs

Parliament on Thursday turned down a proposal placed for raising the age limit to enter the government jobs to 35 ...

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Ridesharing costs Brac varsity student`s life

Staff Reporter  :
Yet another private university student was killed when a covered van ploughed into the motorcycle's rider  in the ...

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Bangladesh Share Market Investors Oikya Parishad formed a human chain on Thursday in front of Dhaka Stock Exchange in Motijheel as part of protests against the continuous fall of share price.

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Jute export sharply declines

Kazi Zahidul Hasan :
Exports of jute and jute goods have fallen sharply in the first nine months of the current ...

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Stop sale of antibiotics without prescription: HC

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Thursday directed the government to take necessary steps to stop sale of antibiotic ...

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AL leader Ruhul Amin lands in jail

UNB, Feni :
A court here on Thursday sent Sonagazi upazila Awami League president Ruhul Amin to jail and placed Shahadat ...

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Illegality has taken institutional shape: TIB

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Thursday claimed that a tripartite syndicate is responsible for wetlands filling across Dhaka violating the ...

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SL Muslim refugees take shelter in mosques fearing attack

AFP, Colombo :
Hundreds of Muslim refugees in western Sri Lanka have taken refuge in mosques and a police station after ...

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Suprobhat owner among 4 charged over Abrar’s death

Court Correspondent :
Detectives on Thursday submitted two charge sheets against Suprobhat Paribahan's owner and three staff in two cases- one ...

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Child marriages cost lives of 43pc moms

Staff Reporter :
At least 59 per cent child marriages take place before passing their adolescence in Bangladesh and thereby breeds ...

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NBR asks for account info of Dr Kamal, his law firm

Staff Reporter   :
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has asked all commercial banks and financial institutions to provide financial information ...

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BIWTA dismantling illegal heavy structure adjacent to Tongi Railway bridge in Gazipur on the bank of Turag River on Thursday.

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Lanka's Defence Secretary quits

Reuters, Colombo :
Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando told Reuters on Thursday that he had resigned, taking responsibility for the ...

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Quotation of the Day

'It was like getting a note saying you’ll be executed at dawn.'
ROBERTO GAUTIER, learning that noisy nightly construction near his Brooklyn apartment was likely to continue to 2014.
 

City▲ Top

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated non-stop inter-city train in Rajshahi-Dhaka-Rajshahi route waving flag through video conferencing at Ganobhaban on Thursday.

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Govt moves to build highway rest areas for drivers


The government has taken initiatives to set up rest areas on four key highways of the country to give comfort ...

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Health Minister Zahid Maleque visited different stalls built for resisting malaria in CIRDAP auditorium in the city on Thursday marking World Malaria Day.

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Mild heat wave may continue


Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Thursday forecast that the prevailing mild heat wave would continue at many places across the ...

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Govt working to establish non-communal Bangladesh

State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on Wednesday said that to establish a non-communal Bangladesh the government is ...

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Speakers tell a function Orphan families need mainstream support

Staff Reporter :
Speakers in a function said it is urgent to bring the orphan families in mainstream economic activities to ...

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90pc educational instns exposed to tobacco sale

The tobacco industry has been in quest to continue the tobacco product promotion in order to influence children, adolescents and ...

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Faruque Ahmed, Chairman of Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) speaking at a scientific seminar in its IFRD auditorium in the city on Thursday. Members of BCSIR Golam Rabbany ( Development), Abdul Mabood (Admin) and Showkat Ali (Finance) were present, among others, on the occasion.

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Call to make people aware of sound pollution

Environment Minister Md Shahab Uddin called upon people concerned to create awareness among common people to bring to an end ...

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Freshers\' reception held at IU

A freshers' reception and farewell programme was held at Islamic University (IU) on Thursday amid festivity and much enthusiasm.
IU greater ...

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Bangladesh Noujan Sramik League formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday in protest against attack on activists of the organisation by BNP-Jammat men.

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Today’s Events


Discussion

Bangabandhu Foundation organises a discussion on the occasion of Mujibnagar Day in Shawkat Osman Auditorium of the Department of Public ...

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ORGANISATION SNIPPETS

Bangladesh Hawker Sangram Parishad
A rally organised by Bangladesh Hawker Sangram Parishad  was held in front of Awami Leagu office in ...

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Editorial▲ Top

Strict market monitoring needed during Ramzan

GROCERY items, including onion, garlic, sugar and chickpea, as well as other vegetables, are selling for higher prices at kitchen ...

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IS still inspiring youths with perverted ideology

SRI LANKA'S government has acknowledged "major" lapses over its failure to prevent the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday that killed ...

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Will there be any change?

Sharifur Rahman Adil :
A scandalous history has been written about the teacher- student relationship in Bangladesh after burn to death ...

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Education Banking

A. R. Farrukh Ahamed :
Education is universally recognized as a right, not a privilege. Unfortunately, this right is often interrupted ...

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Entertainment▲ Top

Int’l fashion design exhibition ‘Local International’ continues

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
‘Local International’ is an international cultural exchange programme between Bangladesh and Germany focusing on sustainability and ...

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Ananya Panday rocks this traditional look in her new song

Debutante Ananya Panday who will be seen in Student of The Year 2, has already shown us her two ...

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Telugu actress Anasuya bags two big films

Looks like anchor Anasuya Bharadwaj, who turned an actor, is now being roped in to play key roles in ...

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Jacqueline has all that need, offering a complete guide to life

Owing to immense popularity and huge fan base across quarters, the actress is not only in rising demand for ...

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Sherlyn Chopra encourages her fans to vote

As elections in India are underway, Bollywood celebrities are encouraging people to exercise their right to vote.
On Monday, ...

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Chris Pratt is ‘thrilled’ after James Gunn’s rehiring by Disney

Actor Chris Pratt has said that he is ‘thrilled’ to see James Gunn back as the director of third ...

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Ben Affleck to star in, direct World War II film Ghost Army

Ben Affleck is set to feature in and direct World War II caper Ghost Army. The Universal Pictures film ...

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Sports▲ Top

Windies name Gayle and Russell in World Cup squad, Pollard misses out

AFP, Antigua and Barbuda :
The West Indies named star players Chris Gayle and Andre Russell in their 2019 World Cup ...

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Mo Farah lifts lid on bust up with Gebrselassie

Athletics icons Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are locked in a bitter dispute just day away from the London Marathon ...

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Int\'l Rating Chess to begin May 4

The Late Dr. Abul Kashem Chowdhury International Rating Chess Tournament (category-A and category B) will begin from May 4 at ...

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\'I wasn\'t competing well\': Nadal battles back in Barcelona

AFP, Barcelona :
Rafael Nadal survived an early scare at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday by coming from a set down ...

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Athletes from team Japan (standing right) China (standing and seated left) and Qatar (bottom right) celebrate with their gold, silver and bronze medals respectively for the men\'s 4x400 relay race at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday.

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Football▲ Top

Romelu Lukaku hopes for \'dream\' Serie A move

Romelu Lukaku hopes to play in Serie A "sooner or later", with the Manchester United forward describing a potential move ...

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Bangladesh face Kyrgyzstan in battle of group supremacy today

The Bangladesh U-19 women's football team take on tournament favorite Kyrgyzstan in their second and final group B match of ...

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Lewandowski brace wins thrilling German Cup semi-final for Bayern

Bayern Munich will face RB Leipzig in the German Cup final next month after Robert Lewandowski fired them to a ...

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City beat United 2-0, back on top of Premier League

AP, Manchester :
Manchester City is closing in on another Premier League title. Manchester United is increasingly unlikely to even make ...

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Pogba odd man out in PFA Team of the Year

AFP, London :
Manchester United's Paul Pogba is the only non-Manchester City or Liverpool player to be named in the Professional ...

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Arsenal\'s away woe continue in 3-1 loss to Wolves

AP, Wolverhampton :
Wolverhampton Wanderers handed Arsenal another away loss in the Premier League on Wednesday, beating the Gunners 3-1 to ...

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Cricket▲ Top

Pakistan U-16 team due today to play against Bangladesh

The Pakistan Under-16 team is set to arrive in Bangladesh today (Friday) to play two three-day matches and three one-day ...

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Rhodes predicts a tough World Cup for Bangladesh

Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes said about his team's chance in the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, that it would ...

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Oman, USA confirm ODI status

The US and Oman confirmed their ODI status after an eventful day in the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 ...

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National▲ Top

RAJSHAHI UNIVERSITY : Teachers and students of Rajshahi University (RU) brought out a procession on Tuesday at Mukul Mancha demanding quick execution of the verdict of Prof AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee murder case.

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KHULNA : Police recovered 1100 kgs rice allotted for Open Market Sale (OMS) from Dhighalia Upazila of the district on Wednesday.

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BOGURA: Foyez Ahmed, DC, Bogura led a rally marking the National Nutrition Week organised by District Nutrition Coordination Committee on Tuesday.

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TALTOLI (Barguna): Power China Resources Ltd, a subsidiary organisation of Isotech Group distributed school bags and sports equipment among 108 underprivileged children of primary schools at Taltoli Upazila in Barguna district on Thursday. Barishal Power Plant CEO Mr Zhao Zhenqing. Power China Resources Ltd Vice-President Mr Zhao Xinhua. Power China Resources Administration Manager Ms Pan Yunping and Power China Resources Ltd Construction Department Manager Mr Liu Xinfeng were present on the occasion.

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News In Brief

Shrimp pollen recovered, 18 fined  in Barishal
Barishal Correspondent
 A team of Coast Guard seized 5 lakhs  shrimp pollen ( ...

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Customs seize import- banned goods at Benapole Port

Benapole  Correspondent :
Customs officials have seized a ``no entry'' imported Saree, three pieces,  shirting , shooting and import ban ...

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Father detained for \'killing\' son in Sylhet

Sylhet Bureau  :
A man from Jaintiapur was detained early Sunday for allegedly killing his one and half year old ...

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OMS rice recovered in Khulna

Khulna Correspondent :
Police recovered 1100 kgs rice allotted for Open Market Sale (OMS) from Dhighalia Upazilla of the district  ...

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Treatment hampered in Sylhet hospitals

Sylhet Bureau :
The health services is being hampered severely due the acute shortage of doctors at different government hospitals ...

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Hanging body of worker found at Gournadi

Barishal Correspondent :
Dead body of construction worker hanging from a guava tree of Bepari Bari recovered at Sundardi in ...

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34,029 farmers get Aus rice incentives in Rangpur Zone

BSS, Rangpur :
The government distributed special incentives in terms of Aus rice seed and fertilisers worth Taka 5.75 crore ...

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NAOGAON: The Brri 63 paddy on hundred bigh as of land at Mandha Upazila turns Chita (rice containing no substance) causing huge loss to farmers of the district this season. This snap was taken from Moinam Villlage yesterday.

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BTRC to deactivate extra SIMs from this morning

UNB, Dhaka :
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to deactivate additional SIMs of those who have more than ...

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Sudan braces for \'million-strong\' protest march

AFP  :
Sudanese protesters began gathering for a "million-strong" march Thursday to turn up the heat on the ruling military ...

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3 bodies recovered in city

UNB, Dhaka :
Police recovered three bodies from Banani and airport railway stations on Thursday.
Nazrul Islam, sub-inspector of Airport Railway ...

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Coalition strikes on Raqqa \'killed 1,600 civilians\'

BBC Online :
More than 1,600 civilians were killed in US-led coalition air and artillery strikes during the offensive to ...

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Plastic factory gutted in city

UNB, Keraniganj :
A fire gutted valuables of a plastic factory at Chunkutia Hijholtala in South Keraniganj here on Thursday.
Shah ...

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6 to die in Khadem murder case

Court Correspondent :
A court here on Thursday sentenced six to death and another to life term imprisonment for killing ...

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Rana Plaza volunteer dies after \'setting himself on fire\' in Savar

UNB, Savar :
A man, who volunteered in rescue operations after the Rana Plaza collapse, reportedly committed suicide by setting ...

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SC clears way for FBCCI election for directors

Staff Reporter :
The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday cleared the way for holding the election to 21 posts of ...

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Intelligence agencies on alert: PM

UNB, Dhaka :
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said attempts are being made to carry out terror attacks in ...

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Trial to end in \'record time\': Anisul

Staff Reporter :
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said that the Prime Minister and the ...

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Ex-US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

AFP :
Former US Vice President Joe Biden jumped into the race for the White House Thursday, positioning the veteran ...

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Intellectual Property Day today

BSS, Dhaka :
Like elsewhere of the world, Bangladesh will observe the 'World Intellectual Property Day' on Friday.
This year, the ...

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14 more killed in road crashes

Staff Reporter :
Reckless driving again takes 14 more lives on the streets. At least 14 persons including four in ...

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Farmer shot dead by UP chairman

UNB, Sherpur :
A farmer was gunned down, allegedly by a union parishad chairman, at Kuttamara village in Nalitabari upazila ...

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Sister of ‘ringleader’ deplores attack

BBC Online :
A young mother of two in the coastal Sri Lankan town of Kattankudy sits in disbelief.
Mohammad Hashim ...

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Jahid takes oath

Staff Reporter :
BNP MP-elect Jahidur Rahman Jahid ignoring all threats of expulsion from the party took oath as Member ...

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HC seeks BTRC report on mobile tower radiation

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Thursday directed Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to submit a report in ...

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‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to speech

By James Gallagher  :
Health and Science correspondent, BBC News
Scientists have developed a brain implant that can read people's ...

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To cool themselves a group of women taking lemon sharbat, allegedly made of impure water from a street vendor amid Thursday\'s sweltering heat. This photo was taken from in front of Jatiya Press Club.

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Business & Economy▲ Top

AKM Shaheed Reza, Chairman of Mercantile Bank Limited, inaugurating its 139th Branch at Arambag in the city on Thursday. Md. Abdul hannan, Vice Chairman, Md. Quamrul Islam Chowdhury, Managing Director, Mosharref Hossain, Director of the Bank and local business leades were also present.

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AB Bank gets new chairman

Business Desk :
The Board of AB Bank Limited has appointed Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali as its Chairman with effect ...

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Razzaque for inventing country-friendly agricultural machineries

Economic Reporter :
Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque on Thursday urged the scientists to invent the country-friendly agricultural machineries ...

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Shakib becomes Brand Ambassador of GOBL

Business Desk :
Star cricketer of Bangladesh National Cricket team Shakib Al Hassan has become brand ambassador of Gulf Oil ...

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Walton to become a global brand

Business Desk :
Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), on Wednesday ...

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Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan, Head of Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU), attended a day-long forum of the Branch Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officers (BAMLCOs) Conference-2019 as chief guest, organized by Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) at a hotel in the city recently. Md. Zakir Hossain Chowdhury, operational head of BFIU, Anis A Khan, CEO and other senior officials from MTB were also present.

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Japanese entrepreneurs urged to invest in Bangladesh

Business Desk :
Bangladesh mission in Tokyo urged the Japanese entrepreneurs to select Bangladesh as their investment destination as Dhaka ...

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Stocks close week down

Economic Reporter :
Stocks on Thursday finished the week down with falling trend of all major price indices at Dhaka ...

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Tourism Industrial Park to be built in Sandwip Island

Chattogram, Correspondent :
Bangladesh Small Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) has planned to develop Tourism Industrial Park in the Island upazila ...

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British businesses keen to invest more in Bangladesh

Economic Reporter :
The British businesses have expressed their keen interest to invest more in Bangladesh, especially in the infrastructure, ...

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Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Md. Atiqul Islam, inaugurating a new branch of Sonali Life Insurance Company Limited as chief guest at city\'s Gulshan Avenue area on Thursday. Md. Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin), President of FBCCI, Mostafa Golam Quddus, Director of Sonali Life Insurance, Chairman of Dragon Group and Rupali Insurance Company and other directors of the company were also present.

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International▲ Top

NKorea ready to denuclearize if it gets guarantees: Putin

AP, Vladivostok :
Russian President Vladimir Putin said after his summit with Kim Jong Un Thursday that the North Korean leader ...

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In rare move, French warship passes through Taiwan Strait: Report

Reuters, Washington :
A French warship passed through the strategic Taiwan Strait this month, US officials told Reuters, a rare voyage ...

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Prince William attends emotional Anzac Day ceremony in New Zealand

AFP, Wellington :
Britain's Prince William paid tribute to Australian and New Zealand troops on Thursday at an emotional Anzac Day ...

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Japan creates first artificial crater on asteroid

AFP, Tokyo :
Japanese scientists have succeeded in creating what they called the first-ever artificial crater on an asteroid, a step ...

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US records 695 measles cases, most since elimination in 2000

AFP, New York:
The US recorded 695 cases of measles in 2019, the most of any year since the disease ...

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News In Brief

Climate-change protesters block road near Bank
of England
Reuters, London
Climate-change activists blocked a road near the Bank of England as ...

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Weekend Plus▲ Top

Simple hairstyles can try out this summer

Weekend Plus Desk :
ith the increase in humidity, and sweaty days during summers, one often skips trying out different ...

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The latest diet mantra: Eating and fasting

Weekend Plus Desk :
here is no magic bullet for fighting flab. The truth is, it is simply impossible to ...

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Interior design rules to add vibrancy to home this summer

Weekend Plus Desk :
ummertime is the season to be bold and fun. It is one of the best times ...

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POEM

She rises above all
(Dedicated to Hon’ble Prime Minister of
New Zealand Jacinda Ardern)
    -Abdul Muqit Chowdhury
She rises above all ...

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Novelist Adwaita Mallabarman

Literature Desk :
dwaita Mallabarman (alternative spelling Advaita Mallabarmana; 1 January 1914 - 16 April 1951) was a Bengali Indian ...

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Shakespeare’s early romantic comedy and poems

Literature Desk :
Early plays
hakespeare arrived in London probably sometime in the late 1580s. He was in his mid-20s. It ...

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Gene editing may treat lethal lung diseases before birth

Weekend Plus Desk :
cientists have used a gene editing tool to thwart a lethal lung disease in animals in ...

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Sustainable, smart, biodegradable changes can make to lifestyle

Weekend Plus Desk :
very year, April 22 is observed as Earth Day. Propounded by US senator Gaylord Nelson, the ...

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How to reduce use of plastic products around child

Weekend Plus Desk :
 child’s exposure to plastic begins with the very first things you buy for a newborn, from ...

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Eco-friendly skincare routine

Weekend Plus Desk :
Just think about the mind-boggling amount of soapsuds, shampoos and other chemicals that end up in ...

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