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US-led military exercises due to begin in western Ukraine

Donetsk, Ukraine: US-led military exercises involving 15 countries were set to begin in Ukraine Monday, as fighting rumbles on in the restive east between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in violation of a ceasefire, reports AFP. Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, piling further pressure on a […]

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Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

Paris: Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group – minus two of the main players and without any ground troops – in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the […]

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Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

INDIANOLA, Iowa: Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa Sunday to pay tribute to the state’s retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign in 2016, reports AP. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were to headline Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry fundraiser in rural Indianola. Sunday’s event […]

National

Ensure sanitation, pure drinking water for backward people: speakers

RANGPUR : Speakers at an orientation workshop here have stressed for ensuring sanitation and pure drinking water facilities for the backward and poor rural people to improve their life standard in building a healthier nation, reports BSS. Water and Sanitation Team of Rangpur district office of ‘ASA’ organised the workshop at Training Centre of RDRS […]

Massive plan to cultivate vegetables in Joypurhat

JOYPURHAT : Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken up a massive plan to cultivate vegetables in the five upazilas of the district during the current season, reports BSS. DAE sources said, a total of 4,540 hectares of land have been brought under the cultivation with the production target of 67,000 tonnes of vegetables this […]

Mass-awareness needed to enhance tax collection

RAJSHAHI : Speakers at a meeting said here yesterday that emphasis should be given on creating more mass-awareness for boosting tax collection in the greater interest of making the country economically self-reliance, reports BSS. They also said transparency and accountability should be ensured in the tax collection system so that more people are encouraged towards […]

Sports

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Manchester United click again as they crush Queens Park Rangers

Sports Desk UK: Louis van Gaal is keen not to make Manchester United supporters wait too long for the return of the Premier League title, reports Sky Sports. New-look Manchester United rediscovered their spark as they crushed hapless Queens Park Rangers 4-0 at Old Trafford. Angel di Maria, at his creative best, opened the scoring […]

             

Entertainment

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Fawad Khan: Anxious about response to ‘Humsafar’ in India

Entertainment Desk Pakistani actor Fawad Khan says as much as he is excited about his hit TV drama ‘Humsafar’ premiering on Indian television, he is also nervous about audience’s reaction to the show and hopes it lives up to the hype surrounding it. The 23-episode drama is touted as the highest-rated Pakistani TV serial ever […]

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Apu Biswas-Shakib Khan to go abroad for shooting

Entertainment Desk : Atcors Apu Biswas and Shakib Khan are to go abroad by the end of this month for the shooting of three films. They will first visit Thailand and then Malaysia.’ During their visit they will be shooting for a song in the film ‘Shodh’ by Wakil Ahmed and three songs for Wazed […]

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A lonely lighthouse on top of a prehistoric volcano

Strombolicchio (or tiny Stromboli) is a sea stack of volcanic origin located about 2 km to the northeast of the island of Stromboli in the Tyrrhenian Sea, near Italy. Made of hard basalt rock resistant to erosion, the island rises 50 meters above the ocean and covers an area of approximately 300 square meters. Strombolicchio […]

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Fawad Khan: Anxious about response to ‘Humsafar’ in India

Entertainment Desk Pakistani actor Fawad Khan says as much as he is excited about his hit TV drama ‘Humsafar’ premiering on Indian television, he is also nervous about audience’s reaction to the show and hopes it lives up to the hype surrounding it. The 23-episode drama is touted as the highest-rated Pakistani TV serial ever […]

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Kareena never enjoyed school, felt like an average student!

TBT Entertainment Desk: Actress Kareena Kapoor says she did not like going to school as she felt left out for being an average student. The 33-year-old actress, who is UNICEF’s celebrity ambassador for education in India, said as a kid she would not get any attention from her teachers for not being a front bencher. […]

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AR Rahman’s ‘Urvashi Urvashi’ inspires Will.i.am’s new song ‘Birthday’

Entertainment Desk : Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman’s 1994 chartbuster ‘Urvashi Urvashi’ has inspired American singer-songwriter Will.i.am’s new song ‘Birthday’. The ‘Mozart of Madras’ is excited about the creative partnership. “Excited to creatively partner with Will.i.am to recreate an early popular track of mine in a new flavour,” Rahman posted on his Facebook page Wednesday. […]

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Weeklong photo exhibition begins at Drik Gallery

TBT Live Update: A photography exhibition titled  ‘Exile in Calcutta’ by German photographer Thomas Meyer began at city’s Drik Gallery on Tomorrow. The exhibition was jointly organised by Goethe-Institute Bangladesh and Drik, said a Drik press release on Today. Judith Mirschberger, the Director of Goethe-Institute Bangladesh, introduced the artist at the inauguration ceremony. Shahidul Alam, the […]

Business

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BB cautions about bitcoin transactions

DHAKA:The Bangladesh Bank (BB) Monday cautioned the people about the risk of transaction by using bitcoin and warned that such transaction would be tantamount to illegal activities as well as punishable offence under the existing law, reports BSS. The BB in a statement said the bitcoin is not a legal tender as it is not […]

Lifestyle

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“Blue Moon” diamond unveiled in Los Angeles

TBT Lifestyle Desk: Los Angeles County’s Natural History Museum on Friday unveiled the “Blue Moon Diamond,” a 12-carat gem described as one of the rarest stones in the world. Deep blue and intensely radiant, it was found in South Africa’s Cullinan mine northeast of Pretoria, where the biggest ever rough diamond was unearthed a century […]

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2nd ‘Bangladesh Fashion Carnival-2014′ begins June 25

TBT Desk: A three-day international exhibition of branded clothing and fashion products will begin on June 25 at Emmanuell’s Banquet Hall at Gulshan-1 in the city. Over 50 companies from home and abroad are participating in this exhibition titled ‘Bangladesh Fashion Carnival-2014′, second of its kind.

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Banana can reduce risk of stroke, death!

A new study has found that postmenopausal women who consume potassium-rich foods like banana face lesser risk of stroke and death. Senior author Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, said that previous studies had shown that potassium consumption may lower blood pressure. The findings give women another reason to eat […]

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10 Forgotten Ancient Civilizations

The typical history textbook has a lot of ground to cover and only so many pages to devote to anything before Jesus. For most of us, that means ancient history is a three-dog show-Egypt, Rome, and Greece. Which is why it’s easy to get the impression that, outside of those three, our map of the […]

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Weekly Horoscope

June 13 — June 19 – 2014  Aries (March 21 – April 19) You’re way out in front of the crowd at the beginning of the week – ready, willing and eager for whatever life (and love!) has to offer. The possible pitfall: Impatience where you may need to allow a little time. Around Wednesday […]

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The trees planted by Sarat Chandra

Parts of the house-like the mud-walled kitchen-collapsed and the house was damaged in the 1978 floods, the Zilla Parishad undertook its repair spending INR77000. After it was declared as a Heritage or Historical Site by the Clause 2 of the West Bengal Heritage Commission Act 2001 (Act IX of 2001)[3][4] Act IX of 2001 in […]

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Dhaka University IT Society awards Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman

Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University Professor Dr. M Lutfar Rahaman awarded life time achievement of Dhaka University IT Society for his outstanding contribution in IT Education. He was awarded this achievement at the inaugural ceremony of “3rd National Campus IT Fest” on September 14, 2014 organized by Dhaka University IT Society (DUITS) and government’s […]

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Dhaka University IT Society awards Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman

Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University Professor Dr. M Lutfar Rahaman awarded life time achievement of Dhaka University IT Society for his outstanding contribution in IT Education. He was awarded this achievement at the inaugural ceremony of “3rd National Campus IT Fest” on September 14, 2014 organized by Dhaka University IT Society (DUITS) and government’s […]

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Speakers stress ECD to build future generation

Early Childhood Development (ECD) is essential to build future generation. Bangladesh stands the threshold of population dividend since 48 percent of its total population falls within the age-bracket of 0-18 years. We must take extensive care to transform the population to a work force and take challenges of the 21st century, says a press release. […]

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E-cigarette criticisms ‘alarmist’

Warnings over e-cigarettes are alarmist – and increasing their use could save many lives, researchers have said. For every million smokers who switch to e-cigarettes, more than 6,000 lives a year could be saved, according to the University College London team, reports BBC. Meanwhile another group of London-based experts has attacked criticism of e-cigarettes as […]

Device that can convert breath to speech! (video)

TBT Science & Tech Desk: A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time. Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap […]

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