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Consumers to pay for gas price hike

Gas price hike will make a serious affect on the national economy causing immense sufferings of people, experts say.Abul

Parliament passes child marriage bill

Parliament has passed the child marriage prevention law with a provision allowing it in 'special circumstances' on Monday.After the

Transport owners want to raise fare

Country's private transport owners including bus and compressed natural gas (CNG)-run auto-rickshaws want to raise fares as the government

ACC launches probe against Kader Khan

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched a probe against Abdul Kader Khan, a former MP of Jatiya Party

BD recognizes Kosovo

The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to give formal recognition to the

HC asks 28 companies to stop drug production

The High Court has given three days to 28 Bangladeshi pharmaceutical companies to stop production and marketing of antibiotics,

Ekushey book fair ends today

The month-long 'Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela' will end in the capital today.Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will deliver his

Indian with BD passport held in terror link

Security agencies on both sides of Bangladesh and India are baffled after an Indian with suspected terror link has

CPB-BSD half-day hartal toda

A half-day hartal in the capital is likely to be observed today protesting the fresh hike in gas prices.Communist

Kunio Hoshi killing case verdict today

A Rangpur court is set to pronounce the verdict in the Kunio Hoshi murder case today, over one year

EU envoy meets Khaleda

European Union Amba-ssador in Dhaka Pierre Mayaudon called on the BNP Chairperson yesterday after five days of US Ambassador

Islamabad on high alert after series of attacks

Pakistani officials say the capital Islamabad and other parts of the country have been put on high alert after

Zakir Naik summoned for 4th time

The Enforcement Direc-torate (ED) of India has issued fresh summons, also possibly the last, to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir

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Go cashless, be a soldier against graft, says Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested the nation to adapt digital payments system as weapon to eradicate corruption and

China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi to visit US

China's top diplomat will visit the United States this week, the most senior Chinese official to do so since

'Nam’s killing organized by N Korean ministries'

South Korean intelligence believes suspects wanted for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea's leader included several officials

Air strike kills Taliban leader in Afghanistan

After having been declared dead several times in the past, a senior Taliban commander has been killed in an

Gunmen kill seven in Sri Lanka

Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in

S Korea's oppositions threaten to indict Hwang

South Korea's main opposition parties threatened yesterday to impeach the country's acting leader after he refused to extend a

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One held with gold at Dhaka airport

Officials of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) seized gold bars weighing around 3.5 kg and arrested one person

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A kid, who is supposed to go to school, is working at Hazaribagh tanneries with raw hides in Dhaka.

Reading habit stressed to make kids potential

Speakers at a seminar called for taking necessary initiatives to build the reading habit and reading skills of primary

Dr Atiur's books hit Ekushe Book Fair

Two new books of former Governor Dr Atiur Rahman, one in English and the other in Bangla, have hit

Mangal Shovajatra to be celebrated countrywide

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor said Mangal Shovajatra, a festival during Bengali New Year celebrations which has been recently

DNCC razes illegal structures

A Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mobile court yesterday evicted illegal structures adjacent to Mahakhali rail gate.The court led

Ramkrishna's birth anniv celebration begins today

The Ramkrishna Mission is set to launch a four-day program to mark the 182nd birth anniversary of Sri Ramkrishna

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Navy secretary nominee too rich to join Trump team

Philip Bilden has withdrawn his nomination as secretary of the US Navy, the Pentagon said Sunday, marking the latest

Chile floods: Millions without drinking water

Rainstorms and landslides in Chile have contaminated a major river forcing the authorities to cut off drinking water to

'Britain at risk over IS threats'

Britain has not been as vulnerable to a terrorist attack since the horrific bombing campaigns of the IRA, the

Truck accident mars joyful Rio carnival

A huge float carried by an out-of-control truck struck at least 20 people celebrating carnival in Rio de Janeiro,

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On globalization in the reverse

Is globalization in reverse? The question animates discussion. The evidence is mixed at best, and does not warrant some

Trump's pugnacious 2017 plan

President Donald Trump on Tuesday gives his first major speech to Congress. The landmark address, after a frenzied five

Don’t rule out revival of communism

'Ura! Ura! Ura!" I vividly remember the wall of sound as stern, grey-uniformed soldiers met their commander's greeting: "Congratulations

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Control and prevent diabetes

Awareness could go a long way towards fighting and prevent diabetes. Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases, clinically

Of Oscars and celebspeak

Being both old enough and shallow enough to remember the once seemingly annual horror of Susan Sarandon's and Tim

For NU graduates of uniform quality

The National University (NU) at Gazipur near Dhaka is a state run or public affiliating university. It provides an

Trump's trillion-dollar infrastructure plan

Which of Donald Trump's many campaign promises would bring real benefits to US economy? Which would almost certainly win

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Jute exports brought Tk 7,294.40cr in FY 2015-16

Bangladesh earned Taka 7,294.40 crore by exporting 19.62 lakh bales of jute and jute goods in 2015-16 fiscal, Tk

New VAT law from July 1, says Muhith

Reiterating his firm stance on Value Added Tax (VAT) Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Monday said that implementation of

GP Facebook Fan Page reaches 10 million likes

The leading digital service provider of the country Grameenphone has crossed yet another milestone in its 20-year journey. The

2 Bangladeshi stalls outshine in Delhi's International Bazar

Two Bangladeshi stalls selling clothes and food items have attracted hundreds of visitors at the 28th DCWA International Bazar

JS body for imposing tax on companies using polythene

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment and Forest on Monday urged the Finance Ministry to take

JBC ties up with a2i for digital insurance service

Aiming to launch digital insurance services through countrywide digital centers, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Access

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Global art sales plummet, China regains as the biggest market

Global art sales plunged in 2016 as the number of high-value works sold dropped by half, while China regained

Asian markets start week with fresh losses

Asian markets kicked the week off with losses Monday, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen, as the global

New Saudi stock market open gains of 20%

Saudi Arabia on Sunday launched a parallel equity market designed to boost small and medium enterprises that closed up

NZ, Iran lay foundations for rebuilding trade

New Zealand (NZ) is looking to step up exports to Iran after the signing of two agreements between the

The Nokia 3310 is back - and it even has Snake

The rumours are true - the Nokia 3310 is back, and it even has Snake. The updated version of

China pledges to speed up approval of stock listings

China's top securities regulator has pledged to speed up approvals of initial public offerings (IPOs), as the government seeks

Euro zone sentiment edges higher in Feb

Euro zone economic sentiment inched up in February as expected thanks to more optimism in industry and the services

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Ronaldo leads Madrid fightback, Messi drags Barcelona to the top

Cristiano Ronaldo lifted Real Madrid fightback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday. On the other

Zlatan's header clinches win at Wembley

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header clinched a 3-2 victory for ManU at Wembley on Sunday and broke Southampton's hearts. Ibrahimovic

Tigers leave Dhaka for Sri Lanka

Tigers led by skipper Rahim left Dhaka on a flight at 2pm for Colombo yesterday to play a full

Dubai win sends Ukraine's Svitolina to career high 10th

Ukraine's Elina Svito-lina hit a career high world ranking after her victory in Dubai helped her crack the WTA

PSG hammer Marseille

Edinson Cavani bagged his 35th goal of a spectacular season as Paris Saint Germain swept aside Marseille 5-1 on

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Eggs were distributed among students for celebrating 'Livestock Service Week-2017' in Brahmanbaria on Monday.     -Asian Age

Experts for enhancing livestock production

Experts at a post-rally discussion have stressed on further enhancing production for boosting the livestock sector to ensure safe

Man killed by 'brother

A man was stabbed to death allegedly by his younger brother at Gopinathpur Kazipara village in Sadar upazila on

Rajshahi passport office earns Tk 90cr revenue

Rajshahi Divisional Passport and Visa Office has, so far, earned revenue worth Taka 90 crore approximately since 2010. During

Schoolboy killed in Munshiganj road crash

A schoolboy was killed and five others were injured in a road accident at Baluakandi under Gazaria upazila of

Groundnut cultivation gains popularity in Panchagarh

Groundnut cultivation is gaining popularity among the farmers in all five upazilas in the district recently as soil and

Police nabbed 44 with drugs in Dinajpur

Police, in special drives from Sunday night to this morning, arrested 44 persons including 12 alleged drug traders, and

Safe animal protein for healthy nation stressed

Speakers at a post rally discussion on Sunday focused on the importance of boosting safe animal protein production as

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Oscars bathed in Moonlight

Moonlight, a poignant story of human connection and self-discovery in the tough projects of southern Florida, won the best

Hollywood Takes on Donald Trump

Hollywood seized the global platform of the Oscars on Sunday to take on Donald Trump, but stars kept the

Shiniest stars of Hollywood’s night of nights

Director Damien Chazelle makes history Damien Chazelle became the youngest ever winner of a best directing Oscar on Sunday

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Patrick Stewart retiring from X-Men

Actor Patrick Stewart, who plays the mutant leader Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series, has announced his retirement

Govan enthralls Dhaka fans with strumming

Renowned guitarist Guthrie Govan enthralled the audience with his mystic strumming at a concert at Krishibid Institute Bangladesh in

Kangana: Can't tolerate bullying

She was mocked for her accent and dress sense when she joined Bollywood and has often found herself in

Dhruba Music Station starts with 16 albums release

A new audio company, Dhruba Music Station has started their journey with an objective to take the country's music

Bhuban Majhi: For the patriot in you

Liberation based government grant film Bhuban Majhi is going to be released countrywide in this March. March is considered

Koinna depicts spiritualism, local myth

Popular theatre troupe Prachyanat will stage their much-acclaimed play 'Koinna' today at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala

Adele's secret wedding baffles family

Brit singer Adele's family hasn't taken kindly to her supposed secret marriage to Simon Konecki. The 28-year-old, who thanked

Khloe Kardashian sizzles in bikini in Jamaica

It looks like Khloe Kardashian had the time of her life in Jamaica with her new man Tristan Thompson.

Disha hits back at the trollers

Disha Patani lost her cool after being trolled on social media over a picture in which she is seen

Alia, Varun surprises crowd through dance

Through dance Varun and Alia took the crowd by surprise when they danced on the title track of their

Shaon sues Bunty under sec 57

Meher Afroz Shaon, actress and wife of late writer Humayun Ahmed, sued US expatriate and video blogger Bunty Mir

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Cabinet okays youth policy

The cabinet yesterday approved the draft of a new policy for youths with specific vision and target-based activities for

Onstage fiasco marks Oscar

African-American coming-of-age tale "Moon-light" won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday on a big night for Hollywood diversity

Transport strike in 10 dists ends

Transport workers have called off the indefinite strike in 10 districts of Khulna Division after the administration assured of

HC bail for 3 prisoners pending trial for 10 yrs

The High Court has granted bail to three persons, who have been in jail for a decade pending trials.Md

Yuvraj: This buffalo is worth Rs 9.25cr

His daily diet consists of 20 liters of milk, 10 kg fruits especially apple, turnip, 5 kg green fodder

Crime against Rohingya beats speculation: UN

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yang-hee Lee yesterday said the magnitude of violence

HC orders withdrawal of Bauphal ASP over torture

The High Court on Monday ordered the immediate withdrawal of Assistant Police Super (Bauphal Circle) of Patuakhali Saiful Islam

Husband gets 10 yrs' jail over Sifat's death

A Dhaka tribunal yesterday sentenced Asif, husband of Rajshahi Unive-rsity (RU) student Wahida Sifat, to 10 years' imprisonment for

Footwear factory gutted in city

A devastating fire broke out at a footwear factory in capital's Jatrabari yesterday morning.Eleven firefighting units rushed to the



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