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German rewarded for patience, says Loew

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Germany`s heart-stopping 2-1 win over Sweden was a `rollercoaster ride` for fans and players alike but ...

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Mexico win over S Korea 2-1

Sports Reporter :
Spirited Mexico won over South Korea by 2-1 goals in their important Group-F match of the FIFA World ...

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Stagnant pvt investment a big challenge for economy

Special Correspondent :
Private investment has remained stagnant since financial year 2010-11, posing a big challenge for Bangladesh to achieve higher ...

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Road crashes cost 43 lives in a single day

Staff Reporter :
At least 43 people were killed and more than 150 others injured in separate road accidents in a ...

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Belgium move to round of 16

Reuters, Moscow :
Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard and one for Michy Batshuayi swept Belgium to a ...

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Flood may hit N dists

Staff Reporter :
The Met Office has issued weather forecast saying light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty ...

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Nat`l polls schedule in Oct: EC

Staff Reporter :
The next parliamentary election schedule will be announced in October, said Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed. ...

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BNP`s joining in 3 other city polls depends on GCC, says Moudud

Staff Reporter :
BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Saturday said that the party's participation in Rajshahi, Sylhet and ...

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Migrants want their separated children back

Reuters, Washington :
Lilian Merida-Galicia and her 7-year-old daughter were apprehended after crossing the US-Mexico border in Arizona and separated by ...

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Today's E-paper

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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 and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina inaugurating the newly constructed building of the party's central office by releasing balloons in the city's Bangabandhu Avenue on Saturday.

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Govt plans to upgrade Jatrabari-Demra road into four-lane to ease traffic jam


The government has planned to upgrade the existing 5.4-km Jatrabari-Demra road into four-lane aiming to ease traffic congestion at the ...

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PM pays homage to Bangabandhu


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the ...

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Death anniv of Dr Abdul Matin Chy today


Today is the 37th death anniversary of former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University, eminent physicist and founding chairman of Bangabandhu Parishad ...

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Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government Rasheda K Chowdhury presenting flag to Bangladeshi mountaineers for conquering Lakpa Re mountain at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.

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SA Associates chief executive attends int\'l confce


A three-day long international conference to protect students for getting visa from fraudster was held from June 18-20 in Las ...

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Call to build drug-free society


Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif  sought help of all for building a society free from terrorism, extortion and drug, urging ...

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Flourishing latent talents of children emphasized


Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, General Secretary of Workers Party of Bangladesh, has called for flourishing the latent talents of children.
He ...

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Light rain likely


Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind and lightning flashes are likely to occur at many ...

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BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed speaking at a rally organised by Bangladesh Youth Forum at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday with a call to stop dirty politics on BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia\'s treatment and bail.


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Agri scientists urged to protect local fruit varieties


Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury
urged agricultural scientists to come forward to protect local fruit varieties and carry out extensive research ...

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Workshop on food security in city tomorrow


A three-day workshop on "Future Crops for Food Security and Sustainability" will be held at the conference hall of Bangladesh ...

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Shikshak-Karmachari Federation of Non-MPO Institutions observing a token hunger strike in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday with a call to enlist recognised non-MPO institutions under MPO.


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Today’s Events


Conference
National Anti-Tuberculosis Association of Bangladesh organises a conference titled 'Lead the Way for a TB Free World'in LGED Auditorium in ...

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ORGANISATION SNIPPETS


Ananya Bangladesh .
A seminar on 'Gazipur City Corporation Election: Thoughts and Expectations of Citizens' organised jointly by Ananya Bangladesh and ...

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Editorial▲ Top

Government must ensure safe recruitment process for our migrant workers

ACCORDING to a leading Malaysian newspaper, an organised trafficking gang led by a Bangladeshi businessman has taken control over sending ...

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American people rose against inhumanity of Trump`s immigration policy : Trump remains un-American

US President Donald Trump took an U-turn and changed his own policy amid strong protest by American people.  There are ...

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Bangladesh and two other protecting half the world\'s new refugees

Jan Egeland :
Turkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees last year. Never before has the ...

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America first or America alone ?

Tharanga Yakupitiyage :
The United States' move to withdraw from the Human Rights Council will have "reverberations" throughout the world in ...

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UN failing to tackle the climate impact

Bill Hemmings :
The UN is having another go at addressing the climate impact of flying next week as its aviation ...

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Readers’ Forum

A lesson to learn
None thought of such lamentable defeat, but it happened because of wrong selection of players, week ...

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Entertainment▲ Top

Ranbir Kapoor speaks up against pay disparity

Bollywood has evolved a lot in the last decade. From a time when female leads in the film where ...

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Shraddha, Kartik Aaryan to team up for Dinesh Vijan\'s next film

Producer-director Dinesh Vijan has got the fresh pair of Shraddha Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan for his next home production film, ...

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Shah Rukh met Irrfan Khan before he left for UK

With the news of Irrfan Khan's battle with Neuroendocrine tumour, the country went into a deep shock. Being one ...

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Aishwarya Rai gets song changed in Fanne Khan

From injured actors to clashing schedules, Fanne Khan has seen it all through the course of its shoot. Finally nearing ...

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Saqib Saleem to play the villain opposite Salman in Dabangg 3?

The Dabangg franchise has been extremely successful for Salman Khan and everyone attached to the films as well. Part ...

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Ajay to play Phoolan Devi\'s assassin

Sources say Ajay Devgn keen to bring story of Sher Singh Rana to big screen. After giving his nod ...

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Sunny Leone hospitalised

Bollywood star and reality show host Sunny Leone was hospitalised on Thursday. Leone was taken to Brijesh Hospital Kashipur in ...

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Sports▲ Top

Police defeat Dhaka in friendly handball match

Bangladesh Police Handball team defeated Dhaka Handball team by 40-27 goals in the friendly handball match at the Shaheed (Captain) ...

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US sprinter Lyles storms to first US 100m title

AFP, Chicago :
American sprinter Noah Lyles clocked the fastest time in the world this year at 9.88 seconds to capture ...

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Tonga upset Pacific champions Fiji

AFP, Suva :
The boot of Sonatane Takulua and a late try by Dan Faleafa sealed an upset 27-19 win for ...

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Christina Hammer, of Germany, holds her championship belts after defeating Tori Nelson during their WBC and WBO women\'s middleweight championship boxing bout on Friday.

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Football▲ Top

Nigeria`s John Obi Mikel (left) and Iceland`s Gylfi Sigurdsson compete for the ball during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia on Friday.

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Serbian press slams \'provocative\' Swiss celebrations

AFP, Belgrade :

Serbian papers slammed what they labelled "shameful provocation" by two Switzerland players of Kosovo origin who used political ...

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Messi on a mission as Argentina train with renewed hope

AFP, Bronnitsy :

Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World ...

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Belgium\'s Eden Hazard (front) and Tunisia\'s Dylan Bronn challenge for the ball during the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia on Saturday.

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Moutinho misses Portugal training ahead of Iran game

AFP, Kratovo :

Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho was missing from Portugal training on Saturday, leaving his status for their final World ...

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World Cup fans flock to party in Moscow\'s \'street of lights\'

AFP, Moscow :

A quiet pedestrian street leading off from Red Square, Moscow's Nikolskaya Street has unexpectedly become the party zone ...

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Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

AFP, Kaliningrad :

Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic said Friday that politics and football should "never mix" after two players celebrated goals ...

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Portugal\'s Ruben Dias talks to journalists during a news conference prior the training session of Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, Russia on Saturday.

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From Russia to Leicester and back for record-breaking Musa

AFP, Russia :
Leicester City's out-of-favour striker Ahmed Musa wrote himself into the World Cup record books by scoring twice to ...

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Members of Chattogram Divisional Women\'s Football team receiving the champions trophy of the Beach Football Tournament from Md Asadul Islam, Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, at the Laboni Point in Cox\'s Bazar Sea Beach on Saturday.

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Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

AP, Volgograd :
Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov granted honorary citizenship on Friday to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to ...

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Brazil envoy visits BFF office

Ambassador of Brazil to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara Oliveira Junior visited Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) office in Motijheel on Saturday noon ...

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A Russian woman with her face painted with the Russia, Mexico and South Korea flags arrives outside of the Rostov Arena prior to the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday


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Cricket▲ Top

Sri Lanka\'s Lakmal replaces banned Chandimal as skipper

AFP, Colombo :
Sri Lanka on Saturday named Suranga Lakmal as skipper for the potentially series-saving third Test against the West ...

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Bangladesh National Women\'s Cricket team leaves for Ireland today

Sports Reporter :
Bangladesh National Women's Cricket team will leave the city today for Ireland to play three Twenty20 International (T20I) ...

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Chittagong▲ Top

CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin addressing a post-Eid celebration programme at Nagarbhaban premises in the city\'s Andarkilla area hosted by Sammilita Eid Ananda Utsab Udjapoan Parishad, Chattogram on Friday.

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Strict measures against pollution of Halda River stressed

Chattogram Bureau :
Chairman of Chattogram Zilla Parishad  and General Secretary of Awami League, Chattogram North District Unit MA Salam  ...

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A teenagers\' conference was held at the Small Ethnic Group Cultural Institute Auditorium in Rangamati town on Friday. The photo shows a teenage boy receiving a gift from DC AKM Mamunur Rashid.

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Anti-narcotics drive continues in Port City, over 100 shanties demolished

A Correspondent :
As part of country wide drive, police continued its anti-narcotics drive in Chattogram's Akbar Shah area, demolishing ...

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Raping of Tripura girl protested

UNB, Khagrachhari :
Indigenous people formed a human chain in front of the local press club on Friday morning, protesting ...

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Young man drowns in Bay

UNB, Cox's Bazar :
A young man drowned while bathing in the Bay of Bengal at Sugandha point here on ...

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Missing fisherman\'s body found in Meghna

A Correspondent :
Police recovered the body of a missing fisherman from the Meghna River in Ramgati upazila of Laxmipur  ...

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Severe gas destruction causes immense sufferings to consumers in Ctg

Sarwar uddin, Chattogram   Bureau :
Severe gas  destructions  in the supply line of the Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Ltd  in ...

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Dilapidated Satkania High School Road needs immediate repair. This snap was taken yesterday.

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National▲ Top

NAOGAON: A motorcycle rally was organised by supporters of Krishak League leader and Awami League nomination aspirant for Naogaon - 2 constituency B M Abdul Rashid at Patnitala Upazila on Friday.

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GOPALGANJ: Khilkhil Kazi, granddaughter of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam inaugurating National Nazrul Conference at Gopalganj organised by Nazrul Institute on Friday.

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GAZIPUR: Md Jahangir Alam, mayor candidate of Gazipur City Corporation campaigning in the city on Thursday. Talukder Abdul Khalek, newly-elected Mayor, Khulna City Corporation was present.

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BHALUKA(Mymensingh): People of Bhaluka Upazila brought out a procession protesting boundary wall from Jamirdia to Noyanipara Road by a local company recently.

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THAKURGAON: Youths formed a human chain at Baliyakandi Road protesting using Thakurgaon - Baliyakandi via Nekmod Highway for procurement works of paddy and maize on Friday.

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KISHOREGANJ: Kishoreganj District Administration brought out a rally on the occasion of the International Public Service Day on Saturday.

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Tornado damages 2500 houses in Mongla

Bagerhat Correspondent :
A number of thatched dwelling houses were damaged and a huge number of trees were uprooted in ...

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Minor siblings drowned in Meghna

UNB, Narsingdi :
Two siblings drowned in Meghna River besides Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Mahmudabad village here on Friday afternoon.
The deceased ...

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65 held in Jashore anti-drug drive

UNB, Jashore :
Police arrested 65 drug dealers and drug addicts in an anti-drug drive at different parts of the ...

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Pry school teacher found dead in Thakurgaon

UNB, Thakurgaon :
A school teacher was found dead at his Syedpur Sarkarpara house in Sadar upazila on Thursday.
The deceased ...

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Huge chemically-ripened mangoes destroyed in Narail

UNB, Narai :
A mobile court here on Friday destroyed around 30 maunds of chemically ripened mangoes at Afra village ...

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News In Brief

4 drug traders jailed
Staff Reporter, Kishoreganj
A mobile court of RAB- 14 sentenced at least four people to two ...

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PC endorses Dhaka-Sylhet four-lane project

Sylhet Bureau  :
The Planning Commission (PC) has not endorsed the Dhaka-Sylhet four-lane road upgrades project due to its higher ...

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River erosion threatens 17 villages in Koyra Upazila

UNB, Khulna
Around 42,000 people of 17 villages under Uttar and Dakhhin Bedkashi unions in Koyra upazila are passing their ...

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SYLHET: Different areas including Balaganj Upazila Parishad premises were submerged as Kushiyara River dam has been collapsed. This picture was taken yesterday.

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Ex-female councillor held with Yaba in Bagerhat

UNB, Bagerhat :
Police arrested a former female ward councilor of Morrelganj Municipality along with yaba pills from her house ...

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17 held in anti-drug drives in city

UNB, Dhaka :
Police in anti-drug drives on Saturday arrested 17 people from the city's Dakshinkhan area on charges of ...

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Militancy cases not moving in full pace

UNB, Dhaka :
Over the past five years Bangladesh witnessed a flurry of attacks made by militant groups that the ...

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Drug trader snatched from police custody, 2 cops hurt

UNB, Natore :
A drug peddler was snatched from police custody by his cohorts at Jalanda village in Boraigram upazila ...

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Flood situation improves in Moulvibazar

UNB, Moulvibazar :
Although the overall flood condition in Moulvibazar slightly improved on Saturday but the sufferings of flood affected ...

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Myanmar won\'t \'totally\' accept ICC\'s demand

UNB, Dhaka :
As the pre-trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) wants to know Myanmar's observations on 'intentionally ...

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Call to increase tax on tobacco products

Staff Reporter :
Several anti-tobacco organisations on Saturday urged the government to increase taxes on tobacco products in the proposed ...

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Grenade blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

AFP :
Scores of people were hurt in a grenade blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first mass ...

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KL suspends syndicated manpower recruitment system

UNB, Dhaka :
Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam B.Sc. on Saturday said that the Malaysian government may ...

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Under-Secy-Gen for Peacekeeping Operations due today

UNB, Dhaka :
Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix arrives hereon Sunday on a three-day visit. He will also visit ...

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Three drug traders killed in gunfights

Staff Reporter :
At least two alleged drug peddlers were killed in separate "gunfights" in Tangail and Sirajganj districts besides; ...

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UN for addressing root causes of Rohingya crisis

UNB, Dhaka :
The United Nations on Saturday commended the commitment demonstrated by the government of Bangladesh in supporting the ...

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Ex-JL leader stabbed to death

UNB, Jashore :
A former Jubo League leader, who sustained stab injury in an attack at local Jubo League office ...

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Ban on plying of vehicles from tomorrow

Staff Reporter :
As Gazipur City Corporation polls are scheduled to open on June 26, local administration has issued ban ...

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PM inaugurates AL\'s new central office in city

Staff Reporter :
Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated party's newly constructed central office building ...

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Blame will go to AL men if the party fails to win next polls: PM

UNB, Dhaka :
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturdaysaid the grassroots leaders and activists of Awami League will be held ...

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Due to yesterday\'s heavy rain and in absence of adequate drainage system, a road in Rajarbagh area inundated by water causing road accident.

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Business & Economy▲ Top

Saudi Arabia hopes OPEC ministers to agree on adjustment of quotas

Tass, Vienna :
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih hopes that the meeting of the ministers of OPEC in Vienna today ...

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Walton exporting world-class fan

Business Desk :
The local leading electronics and electrical appliances manufacturer Walton is exporting its produced international standard electrical fans ...

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WB must support national interest of any country: Subramani

BSS, Dhaka :
Visiting World Bank Executive Director Aparna Subramani on Thursday said the bank must support the national priority ...

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Aktar Hussain, Chairman of Rangs Group of Companies, handing over the 2nd Toyota Car to a winner of their running sales campaign, on the occasion of 21st FIFA World Cup 2018 and upcoming Eid-al Azha, titled \"STRIKE GOAL PROMOTION 2018\" at Sony-Rangs Lalmatia Outlet in the city recently. Tanvir Hossain, GM (Marketing & Sales), Md. Zane Alam, Sr. Manager (Marketing), Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury, Sales Manager of Rangs Electronics Limited and other high officials of Rangs Group of Companies were also present.

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Coming tariff raises paddy price

Economic Reporter :
The price of rice paddy has begun to rise in anticipation of the tariffs to be reintroduced ...

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Agri sector not getting its due allocation in budget

Economic Reporter :
The country's agriculture sector is witnessing a sluggish growth in recent years and it is inadequate to ...

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BD to be closer to developed countries by 5 yrs

Pabna, Correspondent :
Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon today said the country's image will be closer to the developed ...

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IBBL opens its 334th branch in city

Business Desk :
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) inaugurated its 334th Branch at South Banasree of the capital on Saturday, ...

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Next OPEC meeting to be held in Vienna in December

TASS, Moscow :
The next meeting of the ministers of the OPEC member countries will take place in Vienna on ...

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German consumer prices 5 percent above EU average

Xinhua, Berlin :
The level of consumer prices in Germany is 5 percent above the European Union (EU) average, according ...

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OPEC allies including Russia back output hike

AFP, Vienna :
Russia on Saturday joined partner countries in backing an OPEC-led pledge to boost oil production in response ...

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China\'s Xiaomi targets Europe as it kicks off IPO

AFP, Hong Kong :
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will aggressively target European markets, using part of the proceeds from its initial ...

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US manufacturing sector slowdown in June

Xinhua, Houston :
The US Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) survey for June highlighted a clear loss of momentum for the ...

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Engaging Sri Lanka\'s female labor force to boost economic growth: IMF

Xinhua, Colombo :
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday said raising Sri Lanka's female labor force participation can boost ...

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International▲ Top

UN Chief appeals for end to fighting in south Syria

AFP, United Nations :
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate end to a military escalation in southwest ...

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Trump sees N Korea still a nuclear threat

AP, Washington  :
President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an "extraordinary threat" to the United States.
In an ...

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EU supporters march in London to call for Brexit deal referendum

Reuters, London :
Thousands of supporters of the European Union gathered in central London on Saturday to call on the British ...

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Johnson urges clean Brexit, 2 years after UK vote to quit EU

AP, London :
Leading Brexit supporters are talking tough, and opponents are taking to the streets, on the second anniversary of ...

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US Judge to give ruling on reuniting migrant children next week

Reuters, Washington :
A federal judge said on Friday he could rule as soon as the middle of next week on ...

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Merkel plays down chances of breakthrough in EU migration talks

Reuters, Beirut  :
German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of any major breakthrough at hastily-arranged talks among European Union leaders ...

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News in brief

'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally
AFP, Addis Ababa
Several people were killed Saturday in a blast at new ...

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Campus Cronical▲ Top

How to succeed as a student parent

Alyssa Walker :
The Global Day of Parents is a day to celebrate parents and their selfless commitment to their ...

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Give your child an official home job

Esther J Cepeda :
Summer learning loss isn't mythical. Now that the elementary-school textbooks, backpacks and lunchboxes have been stowed ...

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Is more tech spoiling the magic of football?

Olatunbosun Olaniyan :
You may have noticed something different in the 2018 World Cup. For the first time ever, the ...

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Universities and their duty to help refugees

Mark Charlton :
A global network of universities is helping to create positive change for the experiences of refugees and ...

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