Headline
Why introverts don’t like small talk
Have you ever gotten into an elevator, saw one of your quieter classmates or neighbours, and tried asking them how they were doing?
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OjantriK releases Mrittuhin Shohor
Dhaka-based experimental rock band OjantriK released its debut album titled Mrittuhin Shohor on Wednesday. The album launching ceremony was held at Bishwo Shahitto Kendro at...
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Police / DMP prohibits carrying of sticks in political programmes
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Wednesday issued directive not to carry sticks or iron rods during political processions and rallies as those things bear the...
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A shadow of fear over festivities
Hindus around the country are gripped with the fear of being the victims of communal violence.
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What schools can do to support students’ mental health
It is high time schools started supporting students going through emotional distress.
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Keeping up with alternative diets
Having a non-standard diet in Bangladesh is an uphill battle.
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Bangladesh
Surprise awaits parties reluctant to join polls
Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) Ahsan Habib Khan yesterday said the EC may take a surprising step about the political parties that are against joining the upcoming parliamentary polls.
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Govt plans not to increase LNG supply from Qatar before 2025
Bangladesh is unlikely to get any additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar before 2025 as the gulf country has recently turned down a request in this regard. According to
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Bangladesh Bank sets cost ceiling for short-term trade finance in forex
Bangladesh Bank (BB) has set the all-in-cost ceiling for short-term permissible trade finance in foreign exchange. Given the global market trends, it has been decided to set all-in-cost ceiling per
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AL leader stabbed to death in Bogura
A local Awami League leader was stabbed to death in Bogura’s Sherpur upazila yesterday evening.
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Bangladesh urges Malaysia to ensure LNG export
Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in a meeting with Malaysian deputy finance minister YB Dato` Indear Moha Shar Abdullah on Wednesday requested the latter to export a necessary amount of
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National minimum wage can help to reduce poverty
THIS is disparaging that in 50 years since its independence, Bangladesh still does not have a national minimum wage to protect workers from economic exploitation. Economists, policy analysts and labour
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Dhaka-Sylhet 4-lane highway: Physical work set to begin after 7 years
Physical work to expand the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway is going to start finally, around seven years after a feasibility study was done to take up a project to improve connectivity between
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International
Category 4 Hurricane Ian makes landfall along Florida Gulf Coast
Hurricane Ian plowed into Florida's Gulf Coast with catastrophic force on Wednesday, assaulting the state with howling winds, torrential rain and a treacherous surge of ocean surf that made it
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Occupied Ukrainian Territories: Putin to proclaim annexation in days
Moscow was poised to annex a swath of Ukraine yesterday, releasing what it called vote tallies showing support in four partially occupied provinces to join Russia, after what Kyiv and
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Foreign policies brewed at home
IT IS a given that foreign policies of nations represent their national circumstances. Circumstances change, policies change. They changed for Pakistan from Jinnah to Bhutto to Zia. Likewise, the Nehruvian
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Global stocks slump, dollar surges on recession fears
Global stock markets mostly sank Wednesday and the dollar soared as investors fretted over recession fears and heightened Ukraine tensions. ‘With the prospect of a sharp economic slowdown, further pain
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Iranian woman shot dead after viral video of unscarved hair
She was shot in the abdomen, neck, heart and hand, said reports
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"Sabotage" on Russian gas pipelines: EU vows to protect energy systems
Any intentional disruption to EU energy networks would meet a "robust and united response", its top diplomat said, after several states said two Russian pipelines to Europe had been attacked,
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman named prime minister of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz named his son and heir Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's prime minister and his second son Prince Khalid as defence minister,
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Technology
Serious security flaws found in WhatsApp
Two serious security flaws have been discovered in WhatsApp, according to a report in The Sun. The report claims that by exploiting the security flaws, cybercriminals can remotely take over
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Vietnam preparing rules to limit news posts on social media accounts
Vietnam is preparing new rules to limit which social media accounts can post news-related content, three people familiar with the matter said, as authorities tighten their control over news and
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Apple drops plan to boost iPhone production as demand falters
Apple Inc is dropping plans to increase production of its new iPhones this year after an anticipated surge in demand failed to materialise, Reuters reported citing Bloomberg News on Tuesday.
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Sport
BCB keen on Sri Lanka model
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon spoke to the media yesterday and what could be surmised from his words is that the Tigers are going through a rebuilding phase
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Time to address issues and not gloat over ‘confidence gained’
“For us, preparation was very important. We got good facilities here [in the UAE] and all our players utilised these seven days very well. The two matches we played here
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India down Proteas in T20 opener
Fast bowler Arshdeep Singh rattled the opposition batting on a seaming pitch to set up India's eight-wicket win over South Africa in their opening Twenty20 international on Wednesday.
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Root keen to see 'Bazball' succeed abroad
England's aggressive approach to Test cricket under skipper Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum has paid rich dividends at home and batsman Joe Root is keen to see how
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আলোচিত
ঘোষণা দিয়ে ছাত্রদলকে পেটাল ছাত্রলীগ, জড়িতদের শাস্তি চায় ৪ ছাত্রসংগঠন
ছাত্রদলের ওপর ছাত্রলীগের হামলার প্রতিবাদে সরব হওয়া ৪ ছাত্রসংগঠন হলো ছাত্র ইউনিয়ন (শিমুল-আদনান), ছাত্র অধিকার পরিষদ, ছাত্র ফেডারেশন (গণসংহতি আন্দোলন) ও ছাত্রলীগ-বিসিএল। গতকাল গণমাধ্যমে পাঠানো পৃথক বিবৃতিতে এসব সংগঠনের সভাপতি
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বাধ্য না হলে র‌্যাব গুলি ছোড়ে না: বিদায়ী ডিজি
পরিস্থিতি সামাল দিতে একেবারেই বাধ্য না হলে র‌্যাপিড অ্যাকশন ব্যাটালিয়ন (র‌্যাব) সদস্যরা কখনো গুলি ছোড়েন না বলে দাবি করেছেন বাহিনীর বিদায়ী মহাপরিচালক (ডিজি) চৌধুরী আবদুল্লাহ আল মামুন।
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মেট্রোরেলে ‘ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় শিক্ষার্থী পাস’ চায় ছাত্রলীগ
মেট্রোরেলে ‘ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় শিক্ষার্থী পাস’, শিক্ষার্থীদের ক্যাম্পাসে পার্ট টাইম কাজের সুযোগ, উচ্চশিক্ষার জন্য ‘শিক্ষাঋণ নীতিমালা’ প্রণয়ন করাসহ ৩০ দফা দাবিতে ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের উপাচার্য অধ্যাপক ড. মো. আখতারুজ্জামানের কাছে স্মারকলিপি দিয়েছে
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লাঠি দিয়ে মূল্য কমাতে পারবেন না : বিএনপিকে পরিকল্পনা মন্ত্রী
বিএনপিকে উদ্দেশ্য করে পরিকল্পনা মন্ত্রী এম এ মান্নান বলেছেন, লাঠি দিয়ে মূল্য কমাতে পারবেন না। বুধবার রাজশাহীতে সাংবাদিকদের এক প্রশ্নের জবাবে একথা বলেন পরিকল্পনা
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পঞ্চগড়ে নৌকাডুবি ঘটনা তদন্তে কমিটির মেয়াদ বাড়লো ৩ দিন
পঞ্চগড়ের বোদা উপজেলার মাড়েয়া ইউনিয়নের আউলিয়া ঘাটে নৌকা ডুবির ঘটনার গঠিত তদন্ত কমিটির মেয়াদ আরো ৩ দিন বাড়িয়েছে জেলা প্রশাসন। বুধবার (২৮ সেপ্টেম্বর) সকালে...
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Business
US to assign commercial attaché in Dhaka as trade spikes
The US will have a commercial attaché posted in its embassy in Dhaka by this year as trade between Bangladesh and the US is fast rising, said Peter D Haas,
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Govt urges Malaysia to fast-track FTA signing
The government yesterday urged Malaysia to speed up the signing of a free trade agreement as it looks to retain preferential market access after the graduation from the grouping of
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Russia aims to fly solo without Airbus, Boeing
Russia’s aviation industry will aim to go it alone without the West, using locally built parts to produce 1,000 airliners by 2030 and end a reliance on Boeing and Airbus,
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Editorial
Hybrid paddy's production fall
That high yielding varieties (HYV) hybrid paddy has replaced traditional paddies is not for nothing. Policymakers and farmers had to opt for a compromise on quality of rice in the
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Tempering expectations in the aftermath of ICJ’s decision
What does the recent ICJ decision regarding Myanmar mean for Rohingya refugees?
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Self-learning is the road to knowledge
Noted writer Humayun Azad wrote a piece for children to teach them how to write poems in an easy way. There he taught them all the techniques of writing poems.
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Let's reinvent our electronic media
Not very long ago, a newscaster on one of our many television channels had the axe fall on her for her wrong pronunciation of the name of the Chinese President.
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Is the Data Protection Act an extension of DSA?
Over the past several months, efforts have been afoot to frame a data protection law in Bangladesh.
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Entertainment
Deepika feeling better after being rushed to hospital
Deepika Padukone, who’s in the news because of the speculation over being part of the cast of ‘Brahmastra 2’, was reportedly rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital here after she
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Handwritten lyrics of Bowie’s ‘Starman’ sell for £203,500
David Bowie’s original handwritten lyrics for the pop classic “Starman”, part of an album that catapulted him to international stardom, on Tuesday sold at auction in Britain for £203,500.
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I watched ‘Hawa’ and ‘Poran’ in the USA: Sabila Nur
Bangladeshi actress and model Sabila Nur debuted in the entertainment industry with the 2014 TV play, “U-Turn.” Ever since, the young actress has been rising in popularity among the youth
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Razz meets SAFF Women’s Champions
At the event, the team of “Damal”, along with Sariful Islam Razz—one of the lead actors in the film—were present to celebrate the victory with the women’s national football team.
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Health
Special Covid-19 vaccination campaign begins marking PM’s birthday
The government has launched a special mass inoculation campaign against COVID-19, aiming to give the first and second doses to the unvaccinated population. The Directorate General of Health Services opened
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665 more get Covid in a day
No Covid deaths were reported in the country in 24 hours preceding 8:00am yesterday.
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Life style
Khazana celebrates Puja with Opar Bangla Food Festival
To welcome and celebrate the Puja, Khazana is offering their guests with a Puja Special Menu for lunch and dinner, starting from 1 October to 6 October, 2022.
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Princess Diana’s revenge dress
Lady Diana was known to wear some truly colourful and daring clothes. During her lifetime, the princess wore plenty of designer wear such as Versace, Armani, Chanel, Dior, Gucci and
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Petite fashion: Tips and tricks
Petite fashion in Dhaka can be aptly termed as the shortest horror story ever, pun intended. Options are either not there or are very selectively available. As a result, a
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