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It is condemnable that solid waste from Savar Tannery Industrial Estate is seeping into Dhaleshwari river because a breach has developed in the embankment of the pond which is being used by the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in the estate as a temporary dumping station. Reportedly, after the tannery estate was set up in […]

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Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated and came away 1-0 winners in a thrill-packed Group F opener. A shaky warm-up campaign had called into question the dominant form the Germans showed in qualifying, but experience and records […]

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Eid Mubarak!

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Let the teachings of Ramadan be reflected in our actions As the month of abstinence approaches its end, it is time for celebration and be thankful for everything that we have achieved or endured with dignity, both individually and as a nation. With Eid-ul-Fitr only a day or two away, it is also time for […]

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The joy of Eid-ul-Fitr has taken over Bangladesh as the country is celebrating the largest festival of Muslims on Saturday after the end of the Ramadan month of fasting. It was all but certain that Bangladesh will be celebrating the Eid on Saturday as the festival usually falls on the following day of Eid in […]

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Portugal’s irrepressible captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning late free kick to complete a World Cup hat-trick and rescue a dramatic 3-3 draw in an enthralling Group B match against neighbours Spain on Friday. In by far the best game of the tournament so far, Spain forward Diego Costa notched a double before Nacho put […]

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The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$700 million to improve primary education in Bangladesh, reports UNB. The project titled ‘Quality Learning for All Programme (QLEAP)’ will help improve the education quality and ensure equitable access to primary education and benefit over 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to grade 5, the […]

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A local Awami League leader was shot dead by unidentified criminals in Dhaka’s Badda area this afternoon. Deceased Farhad Hossain, 50, a resident of Uttar Badda area, was the general secretary of Badda union (now under Dhaka City Corporation), police said. Two assailants, riding a motorbike, shot Farhad while he was coming out of Baitus […]

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Her lawyer urges govt BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Khandker Mahbub Hossain yesterday urged the government to release her from jail on parole on humanitarian ground for her better treatment. “Since Khaleda Zia has been detained in prison for more than four months, her diseases have turned severe and an apprehension has been created over […]

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Humaira alias Nabila, one of the alleged planners of the August 15 attack in Dhaka’s Panthapath, is currently out on bail. Nurul Amin Biplob, acting judge of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Court, granted her bail on Tuesday. She was released from Kashimpur Women’s Jail on Wednesday evening. Shajahan Ahmed, Senior Jail Super of Kashimpur Women’s Jail, […]

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Fashion entrepreneurs in Dhaka have expressed frustration over the poor sales of their products ahead of the impending Eid-ul-Fitr. Local fashion brands live on sales ahead of festivals, especially Eid-ul-Fitr, as the lion’s share of their annual profits come from seasonal sales. Earnings from Eid sales constitute about 40% of the total profits of  top […]

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It has been like rainbow after rain in Moscow for the last couple of days as fans from across the world have thronged the Russian capital and other cities in their thousands ahead of the World Cup, which kicks off at the Luzhniki Stadium today. The iconic Bolshio Theatre square, Karl Marx square and the […]

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South Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Thursday the world had escaped the threat of war after this week’s Singapore summit, echoing US President Donald Trump’s upbeat assessment of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and Kim issued a joint statement after their historic meeting that reaffirmed the North’s commitment to […]

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