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  • 3 killed in Sirajganj road crash; 19 injured
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  • Abrar’s death: Bus driver put on 7-day remand
  • Quader’s bypass surgery successful
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Ardern calls for global anti-racism fight New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root…
British PM seeks brief Brexit delay from hesitant EU Britain will write to the EU on Wednesday to seek a short delay to Brexit, but Brussels…
Indian jeweller Modi arrested in London: UK police Fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi had been arrested in London on behalf of…
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Rangamati AL leader shot dead hours after 7-murder
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3 killed in Sirajganj road crash; 19 injured Three passengers were killed and 19 others injured following a head-on collision between two buses on Bangabandhu Bridge West Connecting road at Soydabad…
Fire at Chattogram Singer warehouse A fire broke out at a warehouse of Singer in Pahartoli on Wednesday morning, UNB reports. It broke out 5:45 am and spread rapidly, said Jashim Uddin,…
  • Schoolgirl loses leg in Jashore road accident
  • 3 killed as train hits motorbike in Gopalganj
  • Students block Shahbagh demanding safer roads
  • Bangladesh
    Bangladesh 10 notches down in Happiness Index Bangladesh has slipped 10 notches in the Happiness Index but it is still ahead of India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. According to World Happiness Report 2019 released on Wednesday coinciding with the United Nations' International Day of Happiness, Bangladesh placed 125 among 156 countries of the world…
    No exam for classes I, II, III: Govt The government has decided not to take any examination of the students of classes I, II and III. Primary and Mass Education Ministry has taken the decision following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's directives, Primary and Mass Education Secretary Akram-Al-Hossain said on Wednesday, reports UNB.…
  • 'Uncle' rapes 4-year-old girl in Netrokona
  • Road crash kills 2 Bangladeshis in Saudi Arabia
  • Politics
    Quader’s bypass surgery successful The bypass surgery of ailing Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, has done successfully around 2 pm on Wednesday at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. His consciousness is expected to come back within three hours from now (2 pm), said duty…
    AL bags 55 chairman posts, rebels and others 43 In the second phase of the fifth upazila parishad (UZ) elections, Awami League (AL) candidates won the chairman posts in 55 upazilas, while independents, including AL rebels, were elected in 43 upazilas, according to unofficial results compiled by Election Commission (EC) officials. Chairman candidates…
  • Rangamati AL leader shot dead hours after 7-murder
  • Khaleda vomits before court appearance
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    Climate action: A long way to go

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    Professor Sarwar Md. Saifullah Khaled

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    • Germany : A flock of starlings fly through a nature reserve close to the river Danube in Daugendorf, southern Germany, on March 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A Syrian whirling dervish performs at the Philarmonique of Paris on March 9, 2019. The dervishes are adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding. Those who whirl, like planets around the sun, turn dance into a form of prayer. AFP PHOTO
    • Istanbul : A general view at the Camlica Republic Mosque in Istanbul, created by two female architects, Bahar Mızrak and Hayriye Gül Totu, opened on March 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A picture taken on March 10, 2019 shows a view of the city hall's square during a snowfall in the village of Wernigerode. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Poppies bloom on the hills of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, California, on March 8, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • France : Nikita, a 12-year-old Lion is pictured next to her 2 white lion cubs, four-months old, at the zoo in La Fleche, northwestern France, on February 22, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • London : A swan flaps it's wings on the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park in central London as the capital basks in sunshine on February 24, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Greece : People take pictures of the sculpture "Umbrellas" by late Greek artist George Zongolopoulos, during a heavy snowfall in Thessaloniki on February 23, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • France : A woman feeds seagulls on the beach of Nice, south-eastern France, on February 22, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A stork eats a day-old chick in its aviary at an animal park in Springe near Hanover, northern Germany, on February 5, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh personnel yesterday patrol Noymile area of Baghaichhari upazila in Rangamati where seven
people, including two polling officials, were shot dead on Monday. STORY ON PAGE 1 INDEPENDENT PHOTO Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh personnel yesterday patrol Noymile area of Baghaichhari…
    Hundreds of students take to the streets to protest against reckless driving after a
student of Bangladesh University of Professionals was run over by a bus at Pragati
Sarani near Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Hundreds of students take to the streets to protest against reckless driving after a student…
    Supporters of all the panels, who boycotted the DUCSU election, lay siege to the VC office on the Dhaka University campus yesterday demanding
cancellation of the election results and announcement of fresh schedule. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Supporters of all the panels, who boycotted the DUCSU election, lay siege to the VC office…
    Salman F Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Private Industries and Investment Adviser, speaks at a function organised to inaugurate
Bangabandhu Memorial Library and a school for children with disabilities at the Shilpakala Academy in Satkhira yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Salman F Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Private Industries and Investment Adviser,…
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    Dhaka ranks worst in Air Quality Index

    Dhaka ranks worst in Air Quality Index

    Bangladesh’s capital was ranked worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday. Dhaka had a score of 179 at 10:50am, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy. A numerical value between…
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    Around 15 lakh cancer patients in Bangladesh: Report
    There are around 15 lakh cancer patients now in Bangladesh with 1.5 lakh people…
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    Software for govt projects to be procured from local firms: Palak
    State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Tuesday said all the…
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