Bangladesh
By-elections to Dhaka-18, Sirajganj-1 on Nov 12
The Election Commission on Monday announced the schedule for the by-elections to Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 parliamentary seats, fixing the voting date for November 12. As...
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Obstacles to free journalism hamper rule of law: TIB
Transparency International Bangladesh executive director Iftekharuzzaman on Monday said that creating obstacles for free journalism was alarming for democracy. Addressing a virtual discussion titled ‘Rights...
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Bangladesh students invited to Study...
Participants must develop a three-minute video in English on a theme nominated by the partner university in Australia
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Man arrested for raping minors
Police say Hridoy, 30, raped three underage girls and attempted to rape another
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Cabinet okays bill to bring pvt medical institutes under law
Cabinet okays bill to bring pvt medical institutes under law
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Bangladesh signs deal with Nigeria to boost economic, political relationship
Bangladesh and Nigeria today signed a deal to establish bilateral consultations between the foreign ministries of both countries to boost their economic and political relationship.
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Wildlife, climate at heart of post-pandemic recovery: PM endorses ‘Pledge for Nature’
Global leaders including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today launched "Leaders' Pledge for Nature: United to Reverse Biodiversity Loss by 2030 for Sustainable Development" demonstrating their commitment for nature, biodiversity and
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International
The woes of cardiac patients amid COVID-19 pandemic
Let’s take the example of Sufia Khatun, 65, a resident of Dhanmondi in the capital. She had suffered a heart attack in 2018 and saw doctors both in Bangladesh and
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Foreign study tour proposed
The Department of Narcotics Control has proposed a study tour of Singapore and Colombia to obtain knowledge of dope testing for identifying drug abusers during...
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Australian theme park fined millions for ride deaths
The owner of Australia’s biggest theme park was fined Aus$3.6 million ($2.5 million) Monday for safety failures leading to the deaths of four people on...
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Moon calls for return of inter-Korean army hotlines
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in yesterday said military hotlines with Pyongyang should be restored to prevent unexpected incidents after it was revealed that North Korean troops had shot dead a
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Ai Weiwei supports Assange with silent protest
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei held a silent protest yesterday outside a London court to demand the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces extradition to the United States.
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A diversion game with a misogynistic twist!
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead by apparent suicide at his Mumbai residence on June 14. What was a tragic end to a promising young star’s career has
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Sport
Difficult to be former self, says Murray
Andy Murray said Sunday it was going to be “difficult” for the former world number one to reach his level of old after a lopsided defeat by fellow three-time Grand
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Focus on domestic scene after Sri Lanka tour postponement
Following a lot of suspense and speculation, Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka was finally postponed yesterday. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan said the Tigers will not be touring
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Rublev stuns Tsitsipas to lift Hamburg title
World No 14 Rublev also lifted trophies in Qatar and Adelaide this season
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Serena, Thiem off to winning start
Serena, seeded sixth here, has not gone beyond the last 16 in Paris since her defeat to Muguruza in the 2016 final
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Fourth seed Medvedev sent packing by Fucsovics
Daniil Medvedev's miserable relationship with the French Open continued when the fourth seed was bundled out in the first round by Hungary's Marton Fucsovics late on Monday.
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Liverpool maintain 100% start with win over Arsenal
Premier League champions Liverpool maintained their 100% start to the season with a 3-1 win against Arsenal at Anfield on Monday leaving them level on nine points with pacesetters Everton
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‘They’re trying to stop me’
The stewards at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday evening cancelled the two penalty points imposed on Lewis Hamilton’s super license and instead fined his Mercedes team.
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Business
US-Bangla officials to talk investment, trade tomorrow
Due to its strong consumer base, Bangladesh is considered a major investment and trading destination for many US companies, some of which are interested to invest in a few key
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Locally made LPG cylinders get a cut in VAT
The revenue authority has reduced value added tax (VAT) on locally made cylinders for storing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in order to allow domestic manufacturers to better compete with imported
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Modhumoti Bank holds 97th EC meeting
Modhumoti Bank’s 97th executive committee meeting was held over the digital platform of Zoom on Saturday, said a press release. The meeting was presided over...
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Editorial
Abdul Malek: In the driver’s seat of corruption at DGHS
The recent arrest of driver Abdul Malek has gained massive attention as it made rounds across the media nationwide, revealing the depth of corruption entrenched in our system.
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The importance of WikiLeaks worldwide
First of all, Julian Assange’s US extradition case is a direct attack on the First Amendment by the US government. This is the first time the (US) Espionage Act is
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ED: Ensuring food security through agriculture
The foundation of Bangladesh’s economy is agriculture
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ED: BCL needs to police its ranks
The lack of action has merely emboldened the perpetrators
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Bracing for second wave?
We have recently learnt about the government's readiness to face the possible second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic during the approaching winter. Admittedly, it is a commendable move on the
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Entertainment
LWM remembers significance of Jessore Road
Liberation War Museum recalled September on Jessore Road and its significance in the context of the country’s liberation war in a special online programme streamed...
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Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town
Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed a Turkish town whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew...
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Health
Lack of policy raising risk of Transfat...
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally
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Covid-19 tips: What to know about...
A round-up of the latest expert information on masks to help you make the best use of them
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Life style
Heart to heart on World Heart Day!
It is more than just a tireless muscle that governs our flow of blood to the rest of the body; the heart is also an energy centre that governs our
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A note on nutrition
Paying close attention to what we eat can help reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Sedentary lifestyles, consumption of excess carbohydrate, saturated fats and trans-fats, and limited fibre in
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OBN organises second online fair
Keeping the coming Durga Puja in mind, Online Business Network, OBN, is organising a virtual fair. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the country, this is the second time
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