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'Ignoring health rules may invite grave danger'

 In spite of government's repeated call to follow health rules including wearing facemasks and maintaining physical distance for containing

The glory came through struggles: PM

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh has established itself as a developing country, defying numerous challenges and

US wants to produce Covid vaccines in BD

 US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has said that his country is exploring possibilities of producing its Covid-19

Tough laws on cards to streamline banks

 The Cabinet Division has accepted a proposal to amend the existing Bank Company Act to control defaulted loans and

'Half of global population still lack internet access'

 Although the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation across the planet, millions worldwide still lack Internet access, the UN

No magistracy power to police: BNP

 BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday opposed the government's reported move to give police the magistracy

Long working hours are a killer: WHO

 Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year in a worsening trend that may accelerate

Four including 2 West Bengal ministers arrested

 India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested West Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, the state's ruling Trinamool

Delaying a Covid vaccine's second dose boosts immune response

 Facing a limited vaccine supply, the United Kingdom embarked on a bold public-health experiment at the end of 2020:

Biden to send vaccines abroad for first time

 US President Joe Biden announced on Monday that he will send at least 20 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to

WEF cancels annual meeting in Singapore

 The World Economic Forum has cancelled its annual meeting - the blue riband event for the global elite to

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Cyclone Tauktae weakens after landfall in India

A cyclone, at its peak classified as "extremely severe", has made landfall in India's

India’s virus cases cross 25m

India's total coronavirus cases

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Bank-Company (Amendment) Bill 2021 draft gets Cabinet nod

 The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of Bank-Company (Amendment) Bill 2021 to control the default loans

Mixing of Covid waste with garbage raises risk of infection

 In Dhaka, masks or even rubber gloves littered on the streets are a common sight now amid the coronavirus

Harun Ur Rashid made Joint Police Commissioner of DB

  Deputy Police Commissioner (Tejgaon) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Harun Ur Rashid BPM, PPM was recently promoted to Additional DIG.

Sheikh Hasina's Homecoming Day being observed

 The 41st Homecoming Day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was observed on Monday recalling her

JPC condemns Israeli airstrike targeting media houses

 Bangladesh's Jatiya Press Club (JPC) on Monday strongly condemned the Israeli brutality and airstrike that targeted and destroyed a

Heat wave may continue for 4/5 more days: BMD

The mild heat wave which is sweeping over parts of Bangladesh for the last couple of days may continue

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Pfizer jab 'can be kept in fridge for a month'

The European Union's drugs regulator has said the Pfizer Covid vaccine can now be

Biden calls for Israel-Gaza ceasefire

US President Joe Biden has voiced his support for a ceasefire after eight days

Gaza reels under Israeli strikes as violence enters second week

Israeli jets kept up a barrage of air strikes

China bars foreign curriculums, ownership in some private schools

 China's State Council announced new laws halting the teaching of foreign curriculums in schools from kindergarten to grade nine

French hope bad weather won't rain off Covid-19 reopening

 With COVID-19 vaccinations accelerating and infections down, the French are looking forward to the loosening of many corona virus

Biden faces criticism from Democrats over Israel

 Pressure is mounting on US President Joe Biden from left-wing Democrats in Congress to change his administration's stance on

Singapore warns new virus strains infecting more children

 Singapore will shut faculties from Wednesday as authorities warned new corona virus strains just like the one first detected

UK Covid-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns

Most of the UK takes a major step towards normality on Monday as corona virus restrictions are eased, despite

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Reading habits on waning point

 Now we find that reading habits among modern generations are badly on the waning point. It is not

The Israeli internal politics inflicted the bloodshed of the Palestinians

  The tiny conflict between the liberaty coveted oppressed Palestinians and the extreme Jews and Israeli police in

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Standing by expatriate Bangladeshis is vital

 Over four lakh expatriate Bangladeshis have come back home from different countries leaving or losing their jobs amid

Online business thrives during Covid 19 pandemic

 The ongoing pandemic has locked the entire world inside homes but that does not mean the demands have

COVID-19 Pandemic increasing Challenges of Child Labor

 According to the latest figures from the ILO, about 168 million children in the world today are selling

Heroism of William A.S. Ouderland in 1971

 Today I remember the story of a hero who risked his life to liberate the country in the

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Govt suffers revenue loss for tax evaded cigarettes

 Illegal productions and marketing of cigarettes in  remote areas of the country are to be blamed for losing a

A hub for small businesses

 The industrial estate of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in Nilphamari has become a hub for

Bangladesh government likely to finalize Tk 2.25tn development budget

 The government is likely to approve a Tk 2.25 trillion worth of annual development program (ADP) for the next

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Tigers to resume practice today for SL ODIs

 The preliminary squad of Bangladesh national cricket team will resume their practice session today (Tuesday) for the three-match ODI

All SL players return negative in 1st Covid test

 All of the cricketers and support staff of Sri Lanka team came back negative in the first of two

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer: Poll

 More than 80 percent of Japanese oppose hosting the virus-postponed Olympics this year, a new poll published Monday showed,

'Sandpapergate will haunt Australia cricket'

 The 2018 ball-tampering scandal will haunt Australian cricket forever, much like the infamous underarm delivery of 40 years ago,

Booters start practice under Jamie Day

 Bangladesh national football team has started field practice ahead of the World Cup qualifiers on Monday. Head coach Jamie

Aussie IPL cricketers return home

 Australia's IPL players, including Pat Cummins and Steve Smith, arrived in Sydney on Monday after a stop-over at Maldives

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Sheikh Hasina's homecoming day observed in Rajshahi

 Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its front organizations observed the 40th homecoming day of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in

10 shops gutted in fire in Kasba

 A devastating fire burnt ten shops to ashes at Nayanpur Bazar under Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria on Sunday at

Clothes distributed among disabled in Joypurhat

 Mayor of Joypurhat municipality Mostafizur Rahman Mostaq has distributed saree, lungi and punjabi among the disabled people in Joypurhat

3,36,241 get 2nd dose of corona vaccine in Rangpur

 The number of citizens who got the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine rose to 3,36,241 as 7,114 more

Campaign to prevent Covid-19 infection in Rangpur

 The health department on Monday launched a three-day mass public awareness building campaign (from May 17 to May 19)

India returnee dies in Jashore quarantine

 A returnee from India has died in institutional quarantine at a Jashore hotel on Sunday. Bimal Chandra Dey, who

Poor people get saree, lungi in Ghatail

 Some 1,000 poor people have got saree and lungi on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Jakaria Manabkalyan Trust distributed the

Man killed over land dispute in Chattogram

 A man was killed allegedly by his rivals over land dispute at Goronkhain Fakira Mosque Bazar in Patiya upazila

3 electrocuted in Jamalpur

 Three persons were electrocuted and two others injured in Shyamganj Kalibari area under Madarganj upazila of the district on

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Ariana Grande marries in 'intimate' ceremony

Pop star Ariana Grande has married her fiance Dalton Gomez in a "tiny

Rituparna joins hands with Kolkata friends to start community kitchen for COVID patients

 Rituparna Sengupta might be in Singapore right now with her family but her heart and soul are always with

Mainak, Anindita star in a pandemic-affected love story

 Debutant director Shouvik Mitra's 'Meow' is a sweet slice-of-a-life modern-day love story. Starring Mainak Banerjee, Anindita Bhadra and Abir

Mrinal Sen's words continue to haunt me

 Debojyoti Mishra who composed for Mrinal Sen's film 'Amar Bhuvan' (2002) says it was a great learning experience for

Katie Holmes spotted donning baggy clothes after Emilio Vitolo Jr. split

 American actor Katie Holmes appeared to be in a sour mood while grabbing coffee on the heels of her

Henry Cavill addresses 'social animosity' towards his personal life

 Responding to what he termed as 'speculation' about his life, Hollywood star Henry Cavill has asked social media users

Missing a bit of the red lipstick action

With her face covered in masks since last one year of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon

For me the struggle is to find the right project where I can prove myself

 Mimoh Chakraborty is in a happy space these days. The Rocky actor has bagged Kushan Nandy's next film. "I

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Cyclone Tauktae makes landfall in India

 A cyclone, classified as "extremely severe", has made landfall in India's western state of Gujarat with wind speeds of

Bangladesh's per capita income reaches $ 2,227

 The country's per capita income has increased to US$ 2,227 (Tk 188,873) from US$ 2,064.Per capita income

Daily deaths, new cases slightly up

 The numbers of deaths and new cases due to Covid-19 have slightly increased in Bangladesh as the country reported

Andrea Meza crowned Miss Universe 2021

 The 2021 Miss Universe pageant is finally underway and the world finally has the new Miss Universe for the

IED found in front of police box in Narayanganj

 A remote-controlled bomb was recovered from an abandoned shopping bag lying in front of a traffic police box on

G7 urged to donate 'emergency' supplies

 The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies to the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme as an

Israel continues deadly strikes in Gaza

 Israel launched dozens of air strikes in Gaza and the Hamas militant group kept up its rocket attacks on

Gaza conflict: India calls for immediate de-escalation

 India called for an immediate de-escalation of the situation between Israel and Palestine at the first public United Nations

Delhi's daily Covid cases fall below 5,000

 Delhi has logged less than 5,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time since April 5, in what appears

'Pak blasphemy laws, attacks on minorities hampering religious freedom'

 Religious expressions in Pakistan are decreasing according to The 2020 report International Religious Freedom released by the United States.

Editors Guild demands release of Rozina Islam

 Editors Guild Banglad-esh has demanded the immediate release of Prothom Alo's senior reporter Rozina Islam.Mozammel Haque Babu,

Female journalist confined inside Secretariat for 5 hours

 Rozina Islam, senior correspondent of the Bengali newspaper Prothom Alo, was handed over to Shahbagh police by the Health

Microsoft says it probed Gates' involvement with employee

 Microsoft conducted a probe into co-founder Bill Gates' involvement with an employee almost 20 years ago after it was



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