Headline
Strong quakes kill five in southern Iran
A series of strong earthquakes rocked southern Iran yesterday, killing at least five people, injuring over 80 others and flattening dozens of buildings.
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1.92 lakh tonnes of sachets dumped yearly: study
Some 1,92,104 tonnes of sachets, popularly known as mimipacks, are generated in the country annually, according to a study report revealed on Saturday. Environment and Social Development Organisation conducted the...
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Measures to be taken if complaints found: Sujon
Railway minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said that necessary measures would be taken if any complaints were received from passengers about getting train tickets online ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The minister
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Productivity and balance of payments: Bangladesh perspective
Productivity isn't everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. --Paul Krugman Balance of payments (BoP) difficulties usually develop slowly over time. They may result from developments such
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Afghan clerics urge foreign nations to formally recognise Taliban govt
A three-day assembly of Islamic clerics and tribal elders in the Afghan capital concluded Saturday with pledges of support for the Taliban and calls on the international community to recognise
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MetLife launches country’s first insurance focused comics
MetLife Bangladesh introduced the country’s first insurance-focused comics to present the concepts and benefits of insurance to people of all ages in an accessible and lively manner
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Explore Master’s Scholarships for business students at Hult University
Hult University is well-known for its internationally recognized business school programs. Host Country: various (UK, USA, UAE, China) Host University: Hult University Number of Awards: Not specified Degree Level: Master’s
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Bangladesh
National household database: Botched execution leaves it unusable
The long-awaited Tk 727 crore National Household Database that is expected to be delivered later this year will not yield the desired outcome for which the project was implemented, said
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A test of patience
Abdus Sabur Sarkar, staffer of a private bank, went to Kamalapur Railway Station from Narayanganj’s Fatullah around 6:00am yesterday to buy advance train tickets.
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Bangladesh opens chancery building in Lisbon
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has formally inaugurated the new chancery building of the Bangladesh Embassy in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
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‘Measures to be taken if complaints found over Eid online ticketing’
Railway Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said necessary measures will be taken if any complaints are received from passengers in getting train tickets online ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The minister told
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None from JP inquired about my condition during stay in hospital: Raushon
Leader of the Opposition in parliament Raushon Ershad on Saturday bemoaned that none from the Jatiya Party inquired about her condition during her long stay at a hospital in Thailand....
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International
Libya anger boils over living conditions
Libya’s rival leaders were under growing street pressure yesterday after protesters stormed parliament as anger exploded over deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock.
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‘Deliberate act of terror’
Missiles rained down on Ukraine killing many civilians and wounding dozens in built up areas as the weekend began, prompting President Volodymyr Zelensky to accuse Russia of state “terror”.
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US states may arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions: Biden
US President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some US states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional
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Libyan protesters storm, set fire to parliament building
Protesters broke into Libya's parliament in Tobruk on Friday evening and set a fire in front of the building to express their anger towards Libya's warring political parties. According to
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Foreign investments on DSE shrink to Tk 9,976 crore
The total foreign investments in the Dhaka Stock Exchange have dropped to Tk 9,976 crore, which is 2.19 per cent of the total market capitalisation of the bourse, as the
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Murdered reporter’s daughter also dies of wounds
The daughter of a journalist murdered this week in Mexico died Friday of wounds sustained in the attack that claimed her father’s life, the family said. Cinthya De la Cruz
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Brazil sets new Amazon deforestation record
Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon reached a record level during the first half of 2022, the INPE national space agency said Friday.
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Technology
Elon Musk breaks Twitter silence with post meeting Pope Francis
Elon Musk on Friday night broke his nine-day silence on Twitter, the social media platform he is trying to buy for $44 billion, posting a picture of him meeting Pope
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GP stops recharge below Tk 20
Grameenphone, the local largest telecom operator, has raised the minimum limit of recharge for its customers. From now on, the operator's customers will have to recharge a minimum of Tk.
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Sport
Rain plays spoilsport in first T20I
Bangladesh made a blistering start after being asked to bat by the West Indies in the first T20I in Dominica, but the boundaries dried up and wickets fell in a
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Morsalin shines again as MSC hold Kings
Young midfielder Sheikh Morsalin scored his second goal in two matches as Mohammedan Sporting Club held league leaders Bashundhara Kings to a 1-1 draw in a Bangladesh Premier League fixture
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Salahuddin becomes SAFF president for fourth time in a row
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin was re-elected as the chief of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) on Saturday for the fourth time in a row. He
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Fired up Nadal douses Sonego's challenge
An irritated Rafael Nadal's pursuit of a rare calendar Grand Slam gathered momentum on Saturday as he took it upon himself to reprimand Lorenzo Sonego before condemning the Italian to
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Rain hits with Tigers at 60/4 after 7.4 overs
Bangladesh made a blistering start after being asked to bat by the West Indies, but their fast start was slowing down when rain interrupted the first T20I in Antigua with
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Swiatek's 37-match winning streak ends at Wimbledon
Iga Swiatek was dumped out of Wimbledon in straight sets on Saturday by French veteran Alize Cornet, ending the world number one's 37-match winning streak.
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Politics
N. Korea suggests balloons flown..
North Korea suggested Friday its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons flown from South Korea - a highly questionable claim that appeared to be an attempt
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Hall admin, BCL at loggerheads
The leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and the Shaheed Suhrawardy Hall administration of Rajshahi University have locked horn over ousting outsiders and non-residential students from the hall and
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Russian missiles kill at least 2..
A Russian airstrike on residential areas killed at least 21 people early Friday near the Ukrainian port of Odesa, authorities reported, a day after the withdrawal of Moscow’s forces from
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Business
Potential of Hili land port remains untapped
Hili land port in Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur provides ample opportunity to facilitate cross-border trade between Bangladesh and India but its potential remains largely untapped even though both governments have
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Relaxed loan rescheduling for rawhide traders
Bangladesh Bank has relaxed loan rescheduling rules for rawhide traders to ensure availability of sufficient funds during Eid-ul-Azha, which is celebrated through animal sacrifice.
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Nagad offers cashback of up to Tk 50 on railway tickets
Mobile financial service Nagad has introduced cashback on the purchase of train tickets. Sohoz-Synesis-Vinsen JV, a ticketing service provider of the Bangladesh Railway, and Nagad recently signed an agreement. Passengers
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Editorial
The (Questionable) March of Progress
People tend to believe in progress. As the decades advance, we become more civilised. We expand important freedoms, like voting rights.
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The Celebration of Padma Bridge: A population starving for a public spectacle
The first couple of days of the Padma Bridge’s opening was chaotic, hilarious, tragic and outright ridiculous.
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Monetary policy: targets and challenges
The central bank on Thursday last raised the key policy rate by 50 basis points to 5.50 per cent. Nearly a month back, it had upped the rate for the
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Amazing tale of Bangladesh toys
Few tiny tots and teenagers across the world have ever been found averse to toys. Every child likes to play with toys. Children of Bangladesh are no exception. The common
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Teachers aren’t under siege, but reason and justice are
Here’s an image that will likely be seared into our memory forever: a teacher being forced to wear a garland of shoes around his neck.
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Entertainment
After 16 years, Artcell will finally release their third album
In a venue full of thousands of supporters at Chattogram recently, progressive rock band Artcell announced that they will finally release their third album, titled “Otritio”.
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Koffee with Karan 7 Trailer: Akshay-Samantha, Ranveer-Alia ads up fun element
The trailer of Karan Johar's fun chat show 'Koffee with Karan Season 7' is finally out.
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BTS J-Hope shocks fans with 'MORE' music video
On June 25, BTS member J-Hope announced on Weverse that he will be releasing his debut solo album “Jack in the Box”, on July 15. J-Hope is the first member
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‘Rehana Maryam Noor’ bags two awards in Cinema Jove
Azmeri Haque Badhan, for her performance in “Rehana Maryam Noor” bagged the ‘Best Actress’ award at the 37th edition of the Valencia International Film Festival–Cinema Jove.
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Health
Monkeypox symptoms differ from previous outbreaks: UK study
Patients with monkeypox in the UK have noticeably different symptoms from those seen in previous outbreaks, according to researchers in London, raising concerns cases are being missed. Patients reported less
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49 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours
At least 49 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours, till 8am today (June 29, 2022).
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