National

Govt success improves life standard of people: speakers

RANGPUR : Life standard of common people has been improving continuously following tremendous success achieved by the present government in every sector of development during the past six and a half years period, reports BSS. The observations came at a discussion organised by the District Information Office (DIO) with assistance of Mithapukur upazila administration at […]

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International

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Tsai Ing-wen ‘extremist because single’ article riles social media

THAILAND: An article on Chinese state media that said Taiwan’s new leader Tsai Ing-wen has an “extremist style” because she is unmarried has prompted outrage online, reports BBC. The opinion piece, published by the Xinhua news agency, said Ms Tsai did not have the “emotional burden” of a family, leading to an “erratic style”. Chinese […]

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Sports

Man United to pay Zlatan Ibrahimovic £200k per week;

Sports Desk: Zlatan Ibrahimovic heads the talk in the English newspapers on Wednesday, with the Swede tipped for a move to Manchester United given Jose Mourinho’s imminent move to take the reigns at Old Trafford. The Mail reports that the former PSG forward makes up part of Mourinho’s shopping list in the market and will […]

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Entertainment

Now, a mobile game for Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’!

It’s the Udupi-based gaming studio 99Games Online Pvt Ltd, which had come out with mobile games for Aamir’s action-packed movie ‘Dhoom:3’ and Shah Rukh-starrer ‘FAN’. It is now coming out with ‘Sultan: The Game’, an action-centric game where players fight a pro wrestler Sultan . It is the official game for YRF’s upcoming Eid release […]

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27th Jatiya Rabindrasangeet Utsab to be ended Sunday

TBT Desk DHAKA : The five-day ’27th Jatiya Rabindrasangeet  Utsab’ will be concluded on Sunday at the Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Central Public Library in the city. Bangladesh Rabindrasangeet Shilpi Sangstha (BRSS) has organised the program marking Rabindranath Tagore’s 155th birth anniversary. The objectives of the program is to spread Rabindra Sangeet and his […]

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Dance speaks of human feelings, cultural identity: Speakers

RANGPUR : Leading cultural personalities have said dance always speaks of human feelings as well as life and living with love,affection, arts, devotion, emotion and cultural identity of any nation on the earth, reports BSS. They said this while taking part in a discussion organised in celebration of the International Dance Day- 2016, by Rangpur […]

Now, a mobile game for Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’!

It’s the Udupi-based gaming studio 99Games Online Pvt Ltd, which had come out with mobile games for Aamir’s action-packed movie ‘Dhoom:3’ and Shah Rukh-starrer ‘FAN’. It is now coming out with ‘Sultan: The Game’, an action-centric game where players fight a pro wrestler Sultan . It is the official game for YRF’s upcoming Eid release […]

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Cannes juggles security with not cramping stars

CANNES : The Cannes film festival opens this week with the authorities in the French Riviera resort torn between the need for tight security and wrecking the party of a particularly starry year, reports BSS. France is still officially under a state of emergency six months after the Paris attacks in which 130 people died, […]

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Eurovision 2016: Russia’s Sergey Lazarev favourite to win

Russia is the favourite to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place later in Stockholm, reports BBC. Russia’s Sergey Lazarev, a huge pop star in the country, is widely tipped to win with his techno ballad, You Are The Only One. Australia, France, Sweden and Ukraine are also hotly tipped for success in […]

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Poet Rafik Azad hospitalized

Entertainment Desk DHAKA : Rafik Azad, one of the most prolific and versatile poets of the country, was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Friday from Anwar Khan Medical College Hospital at Dhanmondi in the capital for better treatment. The poet has been kept at the intensive care unit of BSMMU Hospital […]

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Business

$176.06m deal signed with WB to boost agri productivity

DHAKA : The government of Bangladesh on Tuesday signed a $176.06 million financing agreement with the World Bank to increase the agricultural productivity and have access to markets for over one million poor farmers, particularly women, reports UNB. Economic Relations Division (ERD) Senior Secretary Mohammad Mejbahuddin and World Bank Country Director Qimiao Fan signed the […]

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Lifestyle

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Emily Blunt apologises for poking fun at her American citizenship

Janet Maslin The actor Emily Blunt has apologised for saying that she regretted becoming an American citizen after watching a Republican party presidential candidacy debate. The British-born Devil Wears Prada and Sicario star said the remark was a joke, after being attacked by rightwing commentators. During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto […]

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5 Uncommon Tips to Beat a Cold or the Flu

TBT Health Desk:   It’s that time of year again: Time for sore throats, sniffles and shivers. We recently spoke with Dr. Woodson Merrell, M.D., Executive Director of the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Center for Health and Healing in New York City, who shared some great tips and tricks to avoid getting taken down by […]

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How to use cinnamon in your beauty routine

Dhaka,  – While cinnamon is a spice that lends great flavour to your food, it can also be used in your make-up and skincare routine! We tell you how, reports UNB. Use it like a bronzer. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, corn starch and cocoa powder and mix them together. Check the colour; if you want a […]

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JU Butterfly Fair on Friday

Humaun Kabir, JU correspondent: If Butterflies fly in the sky, the nature will get new speed’’ bearing this slogan Jahangirnagar University will organize fifth butterflies fair on Friday . The fair will be held at University‘s Zahir Raihan auditorium.Convener of the program, Zoology Prof. Md Monowar hossain tuhin said at a press conference on Wednesday […]

Horoscope

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Creativity and romance are a good combination, Aries, and today both are in top form. Why not get out the good stationery and craft a love note that will set that special someone’s heart aflutter? Cater to your romantic nature, ideally with a partner at your side. Even if […]

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Emily Blunt apologises for poking fun at her American citizenship

Janet Maslin The actor Emily Blunt has apologised for saying that she regretted becoming an American citizen after watching a Republican party presidential candidacy debate. The British-born Devil Wears Prada and Sicario star said the remark was a joke, after being attacked by rightwing commentators. During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto […]

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Costa Rica confirms microcephaly birth, possible Zika link

A Salvadoran woman suspected of being infected with the Zika virus has given birth in Costa Rica to a baby girl that tested positive for microcephaly, a rare birth defect, authorities said on Friday, reports Fox News. Costa Rican health officials said the woman entered the country from her native El Salvador in April. If […]

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Human Rights in India

Shraddha saxena India was a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Indian constitution was adopted by the constituent Assembly on Dec 26, 1949, which came into force from January 26, 1950.  Indian constitution was greatly influenced by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. Provisions of Part III which stands for Fundamental […]

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Drawbacks of the Diversified Education System in Bangladesh

Md. Sabbir Ahmed Jubaer, JhuyenaAkter, Imran Ahsan, Maisha Samiha Historically, Bangladesh or the region of Bengal had been enriched with its own indigenous system of education before any formal or non-formal educational system was brought here under the British colonial rule. Before the introduction of British rule, there were mainly two types of elementary education […]

Gender in Presidential Politics: Changing the Conversation

Barbara Lee Imagine a president of the United States. Who do you see? If your image is based on the roster of presidents to date, you’ve automatically pictured a man. From Victoria Woodhull in 1872 to Shirley Chisholm in 1972, women have sought the presidency and vice presidency for almost a century and a half, […]

Deadly explosion at Mexican state-run petrochemical plant

Environment Desk: A large explosion has rocked a major petrochemical facility of Mexican national oil company Pemex in the Gulf state of Veracruz, killing at least three people, injuring dozens more and pumping a black cloud into the sky. Luis Felipe Puente, head of federal emergency services, told Reuters three people had died in the […]

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Costa Rica confirms microcephaly birth, possible Zika link

A Salvadoran woman suspected of being infected with the Zika virus has given birth in Costa Rica to a baby girl that tested positive for microcephaly, a rare birth defect, authorities said on Friday, reports Fox News. Costa Rican health officials said the woman entered the country from her native El Salvador in April. If […]

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iPhones ‘disabled’ if Apple detects third-party repairs

The latest software update for iPhone 6 handsets is allegedly rendering the devices useless if it detects repairs not carried out by Apple, reports BBC. The problem is known as “error 53” and has appeared in Apple products before. The Guardian reports that users’ phones were disabled after the Touch ID home button was repaired […]

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Plot to destabilize Bangladesh

Shamsul Huda A new plot is in the works to destabilize Bangladesh which has just overcome bloody political turmoil caused by the boycott of the January 5, 2014 parliamentary elections by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The prolonged violence left nearly 100 people dead and thousands injured. The victims in this case were local common […]

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