International

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Burkina Faso unrest President Blaise Compaore resigns

Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule, reports BBC. Mr Compaore issued a statement saying the presidency was now vacant. An army spokesman also broke the news to cheering demonstrators in the capital, Ouagadougou. On Thursday, protesters had set fire […]

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Jerusalem holy site is reopened amid tension

Jerusalem : Israeli police have reopened a key Jerusalem holy site after its closure amid tensions following the shooting of a prominent right-wing Jewish activist, reports BBC. The Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif was reopened ahead of Muslim Friday prayers, but with restrictions on worshippers as a security measure. Meanwhile the Palestinian suspected of wounding Rabbi Yehuda […]

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Russia-Ukraine gas deal secures EU winter supply

Russia: Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, reports Reuters. The deal will also ensure gas supplies to EU countries via Ukraine are secure. “There is now no reason for people in Europe to stay cold this winter,” said European Commission President […]

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Green activists push for relocation of tannery

Green activists here on Friday demanded relocation of Hazaribagh tanneries to Savar by December 14 next to save the Buriganga River, the lifeline of the city, from its pollution. They came up with the demand at a human chain programme organised by Poribesh Bachao Andolon (Poba) at Hazaribagh in the capital. Poba chairman Abu Naser […]

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400 Jamaat activists arrested in Gaibandha

Rafiqul Islam, Gaibandha Correspondent : Gaibandha police in separate drives rounded up atleast 400 Jamaat-Shibir activists in last one week from Gaibandha district. Gaibandha Police Super Mofazzel Hossain in a view exchange meeting with journalists said that The arrestees stand accused in several cases over vandalism and arson attacks. He also said that RAB, BGB […]

Flood victims benefit from insurance pay-out for 1st time

Sirajganj : For the first time in Bangladesh, the flood-affected families in Sirajgani district on Friday received cash support as compensation-payout, reports UNB. The insurance payout was handed over to the beneficiaries at a ceremony organised by Manab Mukti Sangshtha (MMS), a local NGO, at its head office at Saidabad of Sirajganj. The unique flood […]

Sports

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United scent City blood in Manchester derby

Sports Desk Scarred by a run of three games without victory, misfiring Premier League champions Manchester City will attempt to reassert their authority when they host derby rivals Manchester United this weekend, reports AP. Having blown a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, City fell six points behind league leaders […]

             

Entertainment

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Mosharraf-Nawshaba’s Valentines special

Entertainment Desk TV actor Mosharraf Karim and actress Nawshaba have performed together in a TV play for the second time for the drama Ek No. Khati Prem-er Golpo directed by Asad Rahman. Asad Rahman has also written script of the play. In the drama Asad Rahman is younger brother of play director Masud Sezan. Though […]

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Farooki-Tisha, Sakib-Shishir shares the same stage

Entertainment Desk: This Eid the audiences will get a chance to see the popular couples Mostafa Sarwar Farooki and Tish, and Cricketer Sakib and his wife Shishir together on the same stage. The show ‘Tarokar Utsa’ anchored by Munmun will be telecasted this Eid. The producers expect that the program will gain much audience appreciation.

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Finland’s tradition of Wife-Carrying contest

Men with their wives slung over their shoulders bounded over log hurdles and charged through a muddy pit on a mountainside in Maine on Saturday, as hundreds of spectators cheered them on at the North American Wife Carrying Championship. The annual event, now in its 15th year, held at the base of a grassy ski […]

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Mosharraf-Nawshaba’s Valentines special

Entertainment Desk TV actor Mosharraf Karim and actress Nawshaba have performed together in a TV play for the second time for the drama Ek No. Khati Prem-er Golpo directed by Asad Rahman. Asad Rahman has also written script of the play. In the drama Asad Rahman is younger brother of play director Masud Sezan. Though […]

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Cost of making ‘Hobbit’ movies up to $745 million

TBT Entertainment Desk: The movie trilogy “The Hobbit” has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. Financial documents filed this month in New Zealand, where the three movies are being made, show production costs through March had reached 934 million […]

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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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Meeting of the Board of Directors of Jamuna Bank Limited held

Business Desk Dhaka: Shaheen Mahmud, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jamuna Bank Limited is presiding over the 251st Board meeting. Al-Haj Nur Mohammed, Chairman, Jamuna Bank Foundation, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Chairman, Audit Committee, other directors of the bank, Managing Director Shafiqul Alam and AMD Mosleh Uddin Ahmed were present in the meeting. The […]

Lifestyle

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11 Things You Should Remember When Buying and Cooking with Tomatoes

TBT Lifestyle: There’s now a huge choice of tomato products available in supermarkets. We talk you through the options, which tomatoes to use with which recipe, and ask whether posh chopped tomatoes are really worth it… We’re big fans of canned food for certain dishes, and there’s no more common sight in our recycling bin […]

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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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11 Things You Should Remember When Buying and Cooking with Tomatoes

TBT Lifestyle: There’s now a huge choice of tomato products available in supermarkets. We talk you through the options, which tomatoes to use with which recipe, and ask whether posh chopped tomatoes are really worth it… We’re big fans of canned food for certain dishes, and there’s no more common sight in our recycling bin […]

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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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Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity

TBT Tech Desk: A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay. In a conference call with reporters, Merchant Customer Exchange shopped short of giving a reason for requiring exclusivity. But officials say retailers may choose […]

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UNYAP Bangladesh Inaugural and Skill Development Training

Arup Barua UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has asserted that young people are indispensible in the United Nations efforts to “eradicate poverty, contain the spread disease, combat climate change and achieve the Millennium Development Goals” and has called on member states to “increase their investments in young people so they can do more.” In response […]

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Unleashed human spirit can never be poor

We had fought against Pak army in 1971 during liberation, now we are having fight against poverty. Make ourselves self dependent first to send-off poverty from our community, because unleashed human spirit can never be poor. Guest of 2170th Animator’s training were quote the above speeches. A 4 days (16-19 Octbober’2014) training was organized in […]

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Ocean plays important role in past climate change

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth’s climate. In their study, […]

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Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity

TBT Tech Desk: A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay. In a conference call with reporters, Merchant Customer Exchange shopped short of giving a reason for requiring exclusivity. But officials say retailers may choose […]

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