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Bringing qualitative change in politics doesn’t go with Khaleda Zia: Quader

DHAKA : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said the talks of bringing qualitative change in politics do not go with BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, reports UNB. “Those who are involved in corruption talk much about ethics. Bringing qualitative change in politics does not go with those who initiated the wicked politics and […]

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2 lakh more Rohingyas to enter BD in coming weeks: IRC

DHAKA : The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has said it expects a further 200,000 new arrivals in Bangladesh from Myanmar in coming weeks- bringing the total Rohingya population to over one million – only exacerbating an already unimaginable humanitarian crisis, reports UNB. A recent nutrition survey conducted by humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar, led by […]

Sports

BPL back in city tomorrow

DHAKA,- The second phase of AKS Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 will begin tomorrow (Saturday) with two matches slated for the day at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur, reports BSS. On the day, Rangpur Riders will take on Rajshahi Kings at 1 pm while defending champions Dhaka Dynamites meet Sylhet Sixers at 6 pm. […]

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‘Shaadi mein zaroor aana is a tailor-made role for Raj’

That’s what debutante director Ratnaa Sinha has to say about her first-choice, Rajkummar Rao, for the role of Sattu in her upcoming family entertainer, reports Mumbai Mirror. After directing innumerable hit music videos and producing several fiction and non-fiction shows, Ratnaa Sinha (wife of filmmaker Anubhav Sinha) makes her directorial debut with the family entertainer, […]

Abdul Karim’s 146th birth anniversary observed

Dhaka – Famous litterateur and historian Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad was remembered on his birth anniversary at Bangla Academy on Wednesday, reports UNB. Bangla Academy arranged a programme marking the 146th birth anniversary of the renowned researcher of medieval Bangla literature. A discussion was held at Shamsur Rehman seminar room of the Academy as part […]

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Duchamp’s moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

One of Marcel Duchamp’s reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for 632,500 euros ($750,000) at Sotheby’s in Paris, reports BSS. It was part of the sale of a collection of surrealist works owned by American Arthur Brandt, with 110 pieces fetching 3.9 million […]

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‘Shaadi mein zaroor aana is a tailor-made role for Raj’

That’s what debutante director Ratnaa Sinha has to say about her first-choice, Rajkummar Rao, for the role of Sattu in her upcoming family entertainer, reports Mumbai Mirror. After directing innumerable hit music videos and producing several fiction and non-fiction shows, Ratnaa Sinha (wife of filmmaker Anubhav Sinha) makes her directorial debut with the family entertainer, […]

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‘Shaadi mein zaroor aana is a tailor-made role for Raj’

That’s what debutante director Ratnaa Sinha has to say about her first-choice, Rajkummar Rao, for the role of Sattu in her upcoming family entertainer, reports Mumbai Mirror. After directing innumerable hit music videos and producing several fiction and non-fiction shows, Ratnaa Sinha (wife of filmmaker Anubhav Sinha) makes her directorial debut with the family entertainer, […]

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Why does Taylor Swift write so many one-note melodies?

It’s easy to get distracted by her celebrity, but Taylor Swift is a once-in-a-generation songwriter, reports BBC. From the very beginning, she’s displayed a knack for melody and storytelling that most artists never master. Take, for example, her first US number one, Our Song. Written for a high school talent show, it’s a fairly typical […]

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Belarussian student becomes first-ever Miss Wheelchair World

A psychology student from Belarus, Aleksandra Chichikova, was chosen Miss Wheelchair World in the first-ever edition of the beauty pageant held in Warsaw on Saturday, reports BSS. “Fight your anxiety and your fears,” the 23-year-old Chichikova said at a gala evening after the contestants had presented themselves in national costumes and evening dresses in elaborated […]

Politics

Bringing qualitative change in politics doesn’t go with Khaleda Zia: Quader

DHAKA : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said the talks of bringing qualitative change in politics do not go with BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, reports UNB. “Those who are involved in corruption talk much about ethics. Bringing qualitative change in politics does not go with those who initiated the wicked politics and […]

Bringing qualitative change in politics doesn’t go with Khaleda Zia: Quader

DHAKA : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said the talks of bringing qualitative change in politics do not go with BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, reports UNB. “Those who are involved in corruption talk much about ethics. Bringing qualitative change in politics does not go with those who initiated the wicked politics and […]

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Transport crisis hits commuters ahead of BNP rally

DHAKA : The commuters of Narayanganj district are facing immense sufferings as a very few public transports were reportedly leaving the district for the capital since Sunday morning ahead of the BNP’s rally at Suhrawardy Udyan, reports BSS. Hundreds of commuters, mostly students and working people, were seen waiting for public transports at several bus […]

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NCTB changes textbook contents under ‘communal pressure’: TIB

Dhaka – The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) arbitrarily changes the contents of textbooks at primary and secondary levels after facing political and communal pressures, says a new study of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), reports UNB. “The process of NCTB’s textbook formulation is unclear — its manuscripts are not written properly while political and […]

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Montreal elects its first woman mayor

MONTREAL – The city of Montreal has elected its first woman mayor, voting in leftist rookie politician Valerie Plante to lead the growing Canadian metropolis, reports AP/UNB. “Tonight we have written a new page in Montreal’s history books,” the jubilant 43-year-old told cheering supporters. “Montreal finally has its first mayoress.” She upset her main opponent […]

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NCTB changes textbook contents under ‘communal pressure’: TIB

Dhaka – The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) arbitrarily changes the contents of textbooks at primary and secondary levels after facing political and communal pressures, says a new study of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), reports UNB. “The process of NCTB’s textbook formulation is unclear — its manuscripts are not written properly while political and […]

‘Women contributing to speeding up national development’

RANGPUR: The women are contributing laudably to speeding up national development and building a peaceful society free form militancy, terrorism and gender disparity side by side with establishing their equal rights, reports BSS. The opinion came at a woman rally held at Mekura Islamia Bilateral Fazil Madrasha here in the city yesterday. The District Information […]

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Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

MANILA, – Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organisers said Saturday, reports BSS. Some 34 endangered species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference that just concluded in Manila. Protecting migratory species […]

Tobacco kills one lakh people annually: Zahid Maleque

DHAKA : State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque yesterday said around 100,000 people die in the country from tobacco-related diseases ever year, reports BSS. “The government collected Taka 16,800 crore revenue from the tobacco sector in 2015-16 fiscal. But the government spent about double of the amount for treatment in tobacco-related diseases,” […]

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Top Indian court rules sex with wife younger than 18 is rape

New Delhi – India’s top court has ruled that having sexual intercourse with a wife younger than 18 is rape, a decision that activists say is an important step toward ending child marriages, reports AP/UNB. Indian law says a woman must be at least 18 to marry and consent to sex, but there are exceptions […]

Country to get world-class software testing center

DHAKA, – Keeping pace with the world in development of the ICT sector and taking country’s rapidly growing software industry much forward in international market, the government is going to establish soon a full-fledged world class software testing and certification center, reports BSS. “The main aim of establishing such a center is to verify and […]

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Rohingya Crisis: Come up with immediate solution

Muhammad Ubaidul Haque Rohingya community is considered the most persecuted and helpless minority group in the contemporary world. Trending genocide in Myanmar following the 25 August aberrant militant attack on security police station and the torture against the Rohingya community escalated and took the form of an ‘ethnic cleansing’ in textbooks according to the Human […]

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