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City cattle markets hardly go by rule

Sacrificial animals are being ferried on a boat to a cattle market in the capital as Eid-ul-Azha nears. The photo was taken near Postagola Bridge in Dhaka on Tuesday. Leaseholders have already started breaching terms and conditions set by the city corporations, with at least two more days left for the makeshift cattle markets to […]

Claiming that the government’s footing is now very fragile, BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday said only one push by people is enough to ensure its fall. “The load of the government’s misdeeds, including killing, enforced disappearance, repression and corruption, has become so heavier that it can no longer bear it. Its base […]

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People continued to invest heavily in national savings certificates and bonds in the first month of the new fiscal year with net investment rising by 77.01 per cent in July compared with the figures of the same month of the last fiscal year because of low bank rates. According to latest Directorate of National Savings […]

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 Tarique is seen performing Umrah with his mother Khaleda in 2014 file photo. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will perform Hajj with her family members including eldest son Tarique Rahman. She will leave for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, her special assistant Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas told bdnews24.com on Tuesday. He said they will be perform the […]

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In the wake of a writ petition filed challenging the legality of holding their respective posts by two ministers even after the Supreme Court’s observation that they flouted the oath of office, the High Court on Tuesday wanted to know about the legal consequences of the oath violation. It asked Supreme Court lawyer Yunus Ali […]

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Protesters hold up a placard as they shout slogans during a rally against former U.N. chief Kofi Annan in Sittwe, Myanmar, on Tuesday. Hundreds of Buddhist hardliners booed former UN chief Kofi Annan as he arrived in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state Tuesday to probe religious conflict that has displaced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya. […]

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Jamuna, Kushiyara continue to swell Vehicles stand still in a tailback, even on the flyover built to ease traffic jam, leaving commuters to suffer immensely. The photo was taken at Tejgaon in Dhaka on Tuesday. The Padma River, which has been receding for the last few days due to a drop in water level in […]

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Mustafiz turns 21

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Pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman turned 21 on Tuesday. Mustafiz, fondly dubbed as ‘Fizz’, was born in Satkhira district on 6 September in 1995, says news agency UNB. Mustafiz, who started his career in international cricket through a T20 match against Pakistan in Dhaka on April 2015, also played for Bangladesh U-19 team, Sunrisers Hyderabad in […]

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Livelihoods, ecology affected as Teesta flow drastically falls in lean season Bangladesh needs immediate settlement of Teesta water sharing with India as the flow in the trans-boundary river drastically falls in the lean season adversely affecting livelihoods and ecology in the northern districts, according to water resources minister Anisul Islam Mahmud. He said that the […]

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SP Babul Akter’s job in Bangladesh Police has been terminated on Tuesday. A letter has been issued in this regard by the Home Ministry. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said, “Our honorable president has taken the decision in response to a prayer of Babul Akter.” Three assailants on June 5 stabbed and shot dead Mahmuda Khanam […]

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Only one university from Bangladesh, University of Dhaka, has made it to the latest QS World University Rankings. Globally, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the QS ranking, followed by Stanford and Harvard, the first time since the ranking was established in 2004 that US universities have held all top three positions. The UK’s top-ranked […]

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