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  • Bangladesh excludes Hindu Rohingya families from repatriation: Myanmar
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Interpol urged to reject Russian candidate A growing chorus of critics is calling on Interpol to reject a Russian candidate…
 Hindu Rohingya excluded from repatriation: Myanmar A Senior Myanmar official has accused the Dhaka government of excluding Hindu families…
Indian army soldier killed, 4 militants shot dead in J-K encounter One army soldier and four militants were killed in an encounter between militants…
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Country’s first ‘smart school’ starts its silent journey in Chuadanga The government has introduced the country’s first ‘Smart School’ in sadar upazila here, aiming to stop school dropouts and make learning…
Nigerian citizen held, 15 Bangladeshi nationals rescued along Benapole border Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive detained a Nigerian citizen and rescued 15 Bangladeshi nationals from Putkhali border on…
  • No extra fees in SSC form filling: Nahid
  • 10 retired defence officers join Gano Forum
  • Missing fisherman returns after 11 years of Sidr
  • Bangladesh
    Regulators unlock Skype at 4:30pm The operation of telecommunication application Skype resumed on Tuesday afternoon as it is unblocked by local regulators. Emdadul Haque, secretary general of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), told UNB that Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) issued a…
    437 fall victims to extrajudicial killings in 10 months: ASK Some 437 people fell victims to extrajudicial killings across the country in 10 months from January this year, according to Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK). The human rights body came up with the statistics at a citizen dialogue with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) at the Daily Star Centre in…
  • Int'l support must for Bangladesh to ensure inclusive edu for Rohingyas: Unesco
  • ACC warns of action if false info given in affidavits
  • Politics
    Ensure safety of minority community, 14-party to EC The 14-party alliance on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to ensure safety of the minority community ahead of the 11th parliamentary election. “We request the Election Commission and the law enforcement agencies to ensure all-out safety of our minority brothers and sisters from now as the…
    Ershad to finalize JP candidates Jatiya Party (JP) has empowered its Chairman HM Ershad to finalize the list of party candidates in all 300 seats for the 11th parliamentary election. This was made public at a party programme at Emmanuel’s auditorium in Gulshan on Tuesday where the JP nomination seekers were interviewed, said…
  • Take action against 4 officials over Nayapaltan incident: BNP
  • AL to share 65-70 seats with its allies: Quader
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    • Rome : Starling birds fly behind a statue in central Rome at sunset on November 16, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Senegal : A surfer rides a wave in Ouakam on November 19. AFP PHOTO
    • India : An Indian camel herder walks with his camels at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar, in the western state of Rajasthan, on November 15, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • New Delhi : Indian women take pictures on a boat as migratory birds fly overhead on the Yamuna River on a morning of heavy air pollution in New Delhi on November 20, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • US Coast Guard patrolling to provide security to the cruise ships, which will accommodate delegates and journalists at the upcoming Asia-Pacific Cooperation Summit (APEC), in Port Moresby. AFP PHOTO
    • People on the deck of the cruise ship Pacific Jewels, which will accommodate delegates and journalists at this year's Asia-Pacific Cooperation Summit (APEC), in Port Moresby. AFP PHOTO
    • Berlin : Flamingos are pictured at the zoological garden on November 5, 2018 in Berlin. AFP PHOTO
    • Kiev : A girl takes pictures of her friends in the center of Ukrainian capital of Kiev during a warm sunny day on November 9, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Rome : Starlings fly in a murmuration over the Altare della Patria monument (Altar of the Fatherland), the national monument to Italian King Victor Emmanuel II, in Rome on November 7, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A man walks with dogs along a road flanked by fields of Mustard in Reissing, southern Germany as the autumn sun shines on November 7, 2018. AFP PHOTO
    This photo taken on Monday shows jatka (hilsa fry), seized in different drives conducted by Bangladesh Coastguard, is
being distributed among the distressed people in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali district. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo taken on Monday shows jatka (hilsa fry), seized in different drives conducted by…
    Washermen dry clothes on the bank of the Buriganga River in Keraniganj outskirts of Dhaka after washing the garments in the dirty water as most of
laundries in the capital wash clothes in the polluted water of the river and other waterways. The photo was taken yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Washermen dry clothes on the bank of the Buriganga River in Keraniganj outskirts of Dhaka…
    Careless about their safety, four people cram against the door of a human hauler while another struggles to hold onto the speeding vehicle standing
on a window on Babubazar Bridge in the capital yesterday. PHOTO: NABIULLA NABI Careless about their safety, four people cram against the door of a human hauler while another…
    This recent photo shows a portion of a canal getting filled up illegally in Kuakata of Patuakhali district. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This recent photo shows a portion of a canal getting filled up illegally in Kuakata of Patuakhali…
    Entertainment, Art & Culture
    ‘Crutcher Kornel’ to be staged on second day today
    Theatre troupe BotTala will stage ‘Crutcher Kornel’, an adaptation of eminent novelist Shahaduzzaman’s novel with the same title, today evening at the ‘Dhaka University (DU) Theatre Festival 2018’. The festival is taking place at the Teachers-Students…
    Environment
    Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’

    Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’

    An increasing number of parents are shunning good schools because of the local air quality while some are even looking to move out of cities altogether, as fears over the effects of diesel emissions on…
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    Health & Life Style
    Pregnant women who take paracetamol could lower child's IQ, raise risk of autism, study says
    A new study has now revealed that women who take paracetamol during pregnancy risk…
    Natural Aloe Vera more effective than artificial toxic creams
    Health experts on Thursday advised the use of natural Aloe Vera as a skin care gel…
    4 natural make-up removers for sensitive skin
    Make-up removal is possible with non-chemical and natural options. Here are 4 good…
    Science & Tech
    NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown
    NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed…
    College students give preference to smartphones over food: study
    College students prefer being deprived of food over parting with their smartphones,…
    AI system can predict treatment effectiveness
    Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology that…
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