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Address climate displacement to avert human crisis

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday called for International support for the countries affected worst due to climate displacement,

Bangladesh's population stands at 16.98cr

 Bangladesh's total population reached 16,98,28,911, according to the national report of the country's maiden full-fledged digital population and housing

Families of arrested, jailed BNP leaders and activists submit memorandum to Chief Justice

 The relatives of the recently sentenced and arrested leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies on Tuesday

TIB questions polls-time govt's approval of draft Data Protection Act

 Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has expressed profound dismay and apprehension as the cabinet has given its approval in principle

Some seats to be left for allies through consensus: Obaidul Quader

 Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said "We would leave some parliamentary seats for alliance through consensus." He

Harder days are coming: Menon

 The Workers Party president Rashed Khan Menon on Tuesday said the new visa policy of the United States is

Expulsions continue in BNP ahead of polls 'for violating discipline'

 BNP has expelled its Central Committee assistant weaver affairs secretary Rabeya Siraj and Jamalpur's Dewanganj upazila member Md Mahbubul

'It's up to BNP whether they will participate in polls'

 Election Commissioner Md Anisur Rahman has said whether BNP participates in the 12th parliamentary election or not is solely

Deal reached to extend Gaza truce by two days

 Mediator Qatar said on Monday a deal had been reached to extend a truce between Israeli and Hamas forces

BNP to enforce blockade tomorrow

 The BNP is going to enforce a 24-hour fresh road-rail-waterway blockade across the country tomorrow and a daylong hartal

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After 17 days trapped in tunnel, India workers say hope kept them alive

After 17 days trapped inside a collapsed Himalayan road tunnel they were building, Indian

India rescuers make painstaking progress towards 41 trapped in tunnel

Indian rescue teams crept forward Tuesday in a painstaking

India bid to free 41 trapped workers enters third week

India's military brought in specialised equipment Sunday as efforts

India considering new shaft to free trapped tunnel workers

Indian rescuers are considering opening a vertical shaft to

Some signals 40 Indian workers trapped in tunnel are alive

Rescue workers in India used heavy excavators Monday to

India appoints Rajesh Uike as ambassador to Tajikistan

India has appointed Rajesh Uike, Joint Secretary in the

7.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Banda Sea

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Banda Sea on Wednesday,

India sends 38.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid for Gaza

India on Sunday flew

Israel calls for northern Gaza to be emptied within 24 hours

Israel has called for the immediate relocation of 1.1

Indian flood toll up to 77 as waters recede

At least 77 people are confirmed dead in the

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President asks DSCSC graduates to use knowledge for people's wellbeing

President Mohammed Shahabuddin today asked the graduates of 'Defence

Minnesota students exchange views with Bangladeshi pupils on education opportunity in USA

 U.S. Embassy Dhaka's Education USA center hosted a meet-up between American undergraduate students and their Bangladeshi counterparts at the

143 Bangladeshis repatriated from Libya

A total of 143 Bangladeshi nationals, who were detained at a detention centre in the Libyan capital of Tripoli,

Bangladesh joins Latin America's largest book fair in Mexico

 The Bangladesh embassy in Mexico City is participating in the 37th Guadalajara International Book Fair, Latin America's largest and

BSFMSTU day celebrated

 The founding anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University (BSFMSTU) was celebrated in a colourful way

AL starts distribution of nomination letters to party candidates

 The ruling Awami League (AL) has started distribution of the party nomination letters to their respective candidates who have

Eye screening of U5 children in slums begins

Piloting of eye screening among under-five children living in slums in capital Dhaka has begun for the first time

MoU signed between Dept. of MSJ, UIU and SACMID

AMemorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Department of Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ), United International University (UIU),

Mayor Mohammad Hanif's 17th death anniversary today

 The 17th death anniversary of Mohammad Hanif, the first elected mayor of the undivided Dhaka City Corporation and

230 BGB platoons deployed across Bangladesh

As many as 230 platoons of the Border Guard

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Death toll from Kenya floods almost doubles to 120

The death toll from floods that have devastated many

12 more Gaza hostages freed as mediators seek lasting truce

A truce between Israel and Hamas enters its sixth

Israel prison authority says 33 Palestinian prisoners released under deal

Israel's prison authority said early Tuesday that 33 Palestinian

Eleven dead in accident at platinum mine in South Africa

Eleven miners died and another 75 were injured in

A dozen dead in storm across Russia, Ukraine and Moldova

Hurricane force winds, snowfall and flooding that swept parts

3 dead, 2 critically hurt in central Canada shooting

Three people were killed and two critically injured after

Israel-Hamas truce enters final day with talk of extension

The truce between Israel and Hamas entered its final

61 trucks deliver aid in northern Gaza: UN

The United Nations on Saturday said 61 trucks carrying

Joy and defiance as Israel frees Palestinian prisoners

Firecrackers lit up the night sky Friday as raucous

Ten Thai hostages released by Hamas

Ten Thai hostages kidnapped during Hamas's October 7 raids

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English Language: Facts and Fallacies

 A widespread fallacy about English language in our country’s academia is that using tough words and saying convoluted

A Fictional Approach to Racism in America

 Arguments over the origins of racism often suffer from a lack of clarity about the term. Many fuse

LDC Graduation and India-Bangladesh Trade

 In 2026, Bangladesh will no longer be classified as an LDC. The global market will then not offer

Authorities Should Look into The Shady Activities of MLM Companies

 Jubok, MLMs like Destiny, e-commerce scams like Evaly are nothing new in Bangladesh. Recently, a Canadian company based

Challenges of Digital Governance in the Financial Sector in Bangladesh

 Digital governance in the financial sector is one of the most talked-about topics in recent times. Digital governance

Continuity Is Needed for Sustainable Inclusive Development

 Inclusive development refers to development that ensures access to facilities for all sections of society. Currently, Bangladesh is

Awami League Attained Independence and to Build a Smart Bangladesh

 On June 23, 1949, a new political party 'East Pakistan Awami Muslim League' was born at Rose Garden

Inside the Myths and Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle!

 The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the western part

Foreign Diplomats' Unnecessary Interference in Internal Affairs

 There is the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. According to this international law, when a diplomat works

The Gambit of Embroiling Bangladesh in China’s Financial Intrigues

 Four Chinese state-owned firms are keen to build the planned metro rail network along with a ‘smart city’

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A Milestone in Bangladesh's Aviation Progress

  Dr. Matiur RahmanOn October 7, 2023, history was made in the vibrant city of

15 August 1975: Down the Memory Lane

(Part I)The tearful month of August is running out fast. Bangabandhu Mujib, Bangladesh’s Founding Father and

What about Human Rights Violations by the US Itself?

 Mehjabin BanuOn the same day the US released its human rights report, which ironically marked

23 March 1971: A Mighty Slap to Pakistani regime in Bangladesh

 23 March, 1971 hit on a variety of Bangladesh’s liberation struggles from different periods and sounds to help

1971: How Two American Scholars Described It

 When we ponder over the word “genocide”, the most gruesome instances that we often recall are the holocaust

4IR and Its Impact on Employment

 Mehdi RahmanOutput is the yardstick to measure development of an economy.  In official term, it

Diplomats 'Melting Nose' in Bangladesh for How Long?

 Kamal Uddin MazumderAfter the assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,

A Mystic Approach to Rumi's Discourses

 Masnavi of Rumi is an esteemed and classical book illustrating the spiritual and mystic ideas depicted by Jalal-Al-Din

Adultery: A Woman’s Journey from Sin to Atonement

 Paulo Coelho is currently the best-known Brazilian novelist. His novels The Alchemist, The Fifth Mountain, Eleven Minutes, Veronika

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IFIC Bank Hosted a Financial Literacy Programme

IFICBank, the largest bank in the country with 1300(+) branches and Uposhakhas, isactively fostering economic self-reliance among

Southeast Bank awarded the Global Treasury Management

Recently Southeast Bank PLC. has been awardedthe Global Treasury Management (Commercial Payments) Special Recognition Awardby Wells

Asian markets drop as rate-hope rally loses steam

Asian markets fell Thursday as investors took a breather

NSU’s Career and Placement Center organized the Seventh Season Flagship Competition Program

The Career andPlacement Center (CPC) of North South University successfully organized the“Seventh Season Flagship Competition

Standard Bank Introduces Four New Deposit Products

In continuationof catering to the growing customer demand and expanding its range of services Shari'ah-basedStandard

SCB and BRAC launched livelihood support for Sundarbans-based fishermen

Standard Chartered Bangladesh and BRAC have launched a jointinitiative to

Alphabet and Microsoft see earnings rise on AI-infused cloud

Google parent Alphabet and computing colossus Microsoft Tuesday reported

BB hopes IMF to approve second tranche loan of $681m on Dec 11

Bangladesh Bank (BB) is optimistic that the second tranche

Nestle sales volume fall but outlook unchanged

Nestle reported on Thursday a drop in sales volume

DSE and ICAB Signed MoU

Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited (DSE) and The Institute ofChartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on

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US inflation seen easing in July, lending Biden a reprieve

 US inflation is expected to have eased slightly in July, taking pressure

China lockdown worries hit Asian equity, crude markets

Asian markets and oil prices mostly fell Monday with a fresh Covid

Iran warns US against disrupting oil shipments to Venezuela

Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday warned the US against

Oil-hungry Asian nations pounce on low prices to build stockpiles

Some oil-hungry Asian nations are taking advantage of the

Samsung fears fall in profit as pandemic hits sales

Samsung Electronics Co on Wednesday said its operating profit

Oil prices fall as coronavirus spreads outside China

With the viral outbreak spreading to more countries, the

Samsung predicts smaller-than-expected drop in profit

Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its operating profit for

Global shares rise after Wall Street rally on China report

European indexes fell in early trading Tuesday following a

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First case of BMT for Lymphoma in Chattogram

Evercare Hospital Chattogram performedsuccessful autologous Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) to a Lymphoma patient forthe first time in

ADB country chief for more cash into economy to fight COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Manmohan Parkash has underscored the need for injecting more cash into the

4 held with 40,000 yaba pills in Ctg

Police in a drive arrested four people along with 40,000 Yaba pills  worth Tk 1.20 crore on Chattogram-Cox's Bazar

Walton targets 2.5m fridge sale in 2020

Walton Group has set a target of selling out 25 lakh or 2.5 million units of fridge in this

Banana farming in Bandarban gains popularity

Bananas produced in the hill district Bandarban have a great demand across the country, as growers do not mix

15 ‘militants’ arrested in Chattogram

Police said they arrested 15 militants, including the top leader of banned group Hizb

Ecnec clears Tk 3,449cr project to ensure nuke plant safety

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved six projects,

'Government working to improve relationship among CHT people'

Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing on Thursday said the government is trying to

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Bangladesh opt to bat first in WC game against Pakistan

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and

Afghans ambush Lankans to continue WC campaign

A spirited Afghanistan upset another former champion on Monday when Hashmatullah Shahidi's men defeated 1996 winners Sri Lanka by

Shakib, Miraz restrict Afghanistan to 156

Bangladesh spinners caught Afghanistan in spin web to restrict

BPL 2024: Full squads after player's draft

 The players' draft of the 10th Bangladesh Premier League between the seven franchises has been completed.  The draft consisted

NZ wins comfortably against BD in 2nd ODI

 Following an impressive total of 254 on the challenging Mirpur surface, New Zealand dismantled Bangladesh for 168, securing a

Bangladesh out to beat New Zealand for World Cup boost

Bangladesh stay upbeat to beat New Zealand in three-match

Tanzim Sakib sorry for his misogynistic FB posts: BCB

 The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) warned pace bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib for his misogynistic facepook posts that went viral

Bangladesh out to end Asia Cup on a high

(BSS)-Bangladesh aim to end

Tigers face off Sri Lanka in another 'do or die' Asia Cup contest

Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in their second match

We played our best cricket:Shakib

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said they did exactly

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Four family members die in natore road mishap

Four members of a family were travelling from their

Buses torched as garment workers protest for wage hike in Gazipur

Two buses have been torched and several vehicles vandalised

4 killed in Mymensingh road crash

At least four persons were killed and 20 others

Cox'sBazar’s DC,Shahin Imran awarded for Smart District Innovation

Deputy Commissioner of Cox's Bazar Muhammad Shaheen Imran  received the 'Sheikh Russell Padak' award of "Smart

Talaimary crossing-Katakhali Bazar road turns six-lane in Rajshahi

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has turned the double-lane Talaimary

6 killed in Mymensingh Road accident

At least six persons were killed and 12 others

PM returns home ending tour to USA, UK

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today returned home from London

Possibility of flash flood in Sundarganj soon, people advised to take flood Centers

There is the most possibility of flash flood on

Engr Md. Jamal Uddin awarded for outstanding efficiency

Rupganj Upazila Engineer Md. Jamal Uddin awarded the Executive Engineer's Office, LGED, Narayanganj District in recognition

Public won’t allow vote-Theft again in BD: Fakhrul

Mamun-ur-Rashid, Bogura, AA: The publicof Bangladesh has been arising and they

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246 killed by lightning strikes this year

At least 246 people were killed by lightning strikes across the country from February 1 to August 30 this year,

One-in-three young people victim of online bullying: UN

Around one-in-three young people across 30 countries, including Bangladesh, India and Myanmar, say they have been bullied online while one-in-five

India actresses in US 'prostitution' racket

The arrest of an Indian couple in the US who allegedly ran a prostitution

Change Is You: Leaving Decisive Footmarks

How do you react when you see a fellow

Remembering legendary actor of Bangla cinema ‘Mahanayak’ Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar remains the biggest hero of Bengali cinema till date –

Nelson Mandela: A man inspiring to change for a better world to live

 July 18, 1918 is the date of

Does God exist? some scientists think they have proof

The question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Bride of ISIS: From 'happily ever after' to hell

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their "happily ever after" through a Muslim

India's anti-harassment squad : Helping or intruding

In Uttar Pradesh, a special police squad has been set up to fight eve

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Taylor Swift concert organizer apologizes after Rio fan death

The chief executive of the company organizing Taylor Swift's

'Tribute in the light of art: Nazrul and Bangabandhu'

A discussion  and cultural event 'Growth of strength from grief, determination of dream fulfillment ' was

Madonna feels 'lucky to be alive' after health scare

 Madonna has thanked her family and friends for their support after she was hospitalised with a serious bacterial infection

Fardeen Khan’s 18-year marriage ends

 Actor Fardeen Khan and his wife Natasha Madhwani have reportedly "decided to part ways amicably." According to a Times

Actor Kevin Spacey calls sex assault case against him 'weak'

 Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey on Friday spent a second day in the witness box at a London court, denying

Noted film actor, valiant freedom fighter Farooque no more

Noted film actor, lawmaker of the Jatiya Sangsad and valiant freedom fighter Akbar Hossain

K-pop star Moonbin of boy band Astro dies at 25

K-pop star Moonbin, a member of the boy band Astro, has died, his music

True story behind Rani’s latest film 'Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway'

 Popular Bollywood film actress Rani Mukerji returned to the big screen after two years with the film 'Mrs Chatterjee

China Bangladesh Culture and Art Show held at NSU

AA Desk: The Confucius Institute at North SouthUniversity (NSU)

Beyonce poised to break record for most Grammys by an artist

Pop superstar Beyonce on Sunday tied the record for

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All 41 workers rescued after 17 days

 Indian rescuers have safely brought out all 41 workers from a collapsed Himalayan road tunnel after a marathon 17-day

Untreated diseases could kill more than bombings in Gaza: WHO

 Untreated diseases could eventually kill more people in Gaza than bombings if the health system is not restored, the

President, PM reaffirm continued support for Palestinians

 President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday firmly reaffirmed Bangladesh's continued support and solidarity to the

Bangladesh elected Vice-Chair of IMO Assembly

 Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem has been unanimously elected with 150 votes as the First

Bangladesh, ADB sign loan agreements worth $1.026b

 The government of Bangladesh and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday signed loan agreements worth about $1.026 billion for

Tax return deadline likely to be extended by one month

 The National Board of Revenue (NBR) may extend by one month the deadline for the submission of income tax

Cabinet approves Personal Data Protection Act

The Cabinet has given in-principle approval to the draft of Personal Data Protection Act 2023, keeping a provision which

Ballistic missiles fired toward US destroyer

Two ballistic missiles were fired from Houthi rebel-controlled Yemen toward a US warship in the Gulf of Aden, after

IBCCI elects new Board of Directors

 A 24-member Board of Directors of India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI) for the term 2023 - 2025

Sammalito Islami Oikya Jote to join election

Sammilita Islami Oikya Jote (SIOJ), an alliance of eight Islamic parties, will participate in the upcoming general election slated



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