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52,683 tonnes mustard production target fixed in Rangpur region

RANGPUR,  – The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has fixed a target of producing 52,683 tonnes of mustard from 40,525 hectares of land in all five districts under Rangpur agriculture region during this Rabi season, reports BSS. The DAE officials said farmers have so far brought 30,205 hectares of land, 74.53 percent against the fixed […]

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Indian police ambush Maoist rebels, killing eight

NEW DELHI,  – At least eight suspected Maoist rebels were killed in a gunfight with police who ambushed their hideout in southern India on Thursday, reports BSS. The deaths are the latest in a long-running conflict between Indian authorities and the leftist rebels, who say they are fighting for the rights of marginalised tribal groups. […]

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V-Day gymnastic to be held December 26

DHAKA, -The day-long Victory Day Gymnastic competition will be held on December 26 at National Sports Council gymnasium in the city, said a Bangladesh Gymnastic Federation press release today, reports BSS. The competition will be held senior (men’s and women’s) and age group, boys’ 10-12, 12-14 and girls’ 9-11and 10-11 years of age events. The […]

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All set to celebrate Victory Day in Rangpur

RANGPUR, – The authorities concerned have completed necessary preparations to celebrate the Victory Day-2017 here on Saturday next through paying rich tributes to the martyred sons and daughters of the soil, reports BSS. Officials in the district and police administrations said the law enforcement agencies have taken adequate security measures to ensure peaceful celebrations of […]

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All set to celebrate Victory Day in Rangpur

RANGPUR, – The authorities concerned have completed necessary preparations to celebrate the Victory Day-2017 here on Saturday next through paying rich tributes to the martyred sons and daughters of the soil, reports BSS. Officials in the district and police administrations said the law enforcement agencies have taken adequate security measures to ensure peaceful celebrations of […]

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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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Holiday Romance: Can It Turn into a Marriage?

A holiday romance can happen to each of us. Beautiful nature, the sea, the sun and sandy beaches contribute to the fact that ordinary flirting turns into love and perhaps marriage. But sad statistics and frightening reports tell us that a holiday romance can be just a frivolous hobby for someone and also has dangerous […]

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Bollywood veteran actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Dhaka :Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79, reports UNB The Bollywood legend was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri on Sunday night, reportedly for a chest infection treatment. The actor struggled with the condition even in 2014, post his bypass surgery, reports The Indian Express. Actor and […]

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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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Pursuing CFA with scholarship- a guide to the Bangladeshi Students

Rafiqul Alam Khan If you are a student of Finance or working as a professional in the financial sector, you probably know the value of having a charter from CFA Institute, USA. Yes, I am talking about adding the title “CFA” right after your name.  As there is no difference between a Bangladeshi CFA 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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Pursuing CFA with scholarship- a guide to the Bangladeshi Students

Rafiqul Alam Khan If you are a student of Finance or working as a professional in the financial sector, you probably know the value of having a charter from CFA Institute, USA. Yes, I am talking about adding the title “CFA” right after your name.  As there is no difference between a Bangladeshi CFA and […]

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Data for Planning and Development: A Perspective on Violence Against Women

Arup Barua Violence against women (VAW), across the globe, is a common form of discrimination and infraction of human rights. It engenders endless torment and placing countless women in distress and fear in all parts of the world. Violence against women and girls preclude them from fulfilling their potential, restricts empowerment and undermines national development. […]

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How Brexit affecting Britain’s food standards

Brexit poses huge risks to food standards in the UK and will have “seismic implications” for its food and farming systems, according to a new report. Author Dan Crossley, executive director of the Food Ethics Council, said that the UK faced a stark choice between promoting a high quality, ethical and sustainable system and “a […]

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Ways to break emotional eating patterns

You feel stressed out. You are bored. Or you are angry at your spouse. So you walk a short distance to the fridge, swing open the door and look for a solution. Is it the leftover tapioca pudding? A slab of last night’s lasagna? That pint of premium ice cream in the freezer? Trigger, craving, […]

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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 […]

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New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA

WELLINGTON, – The world’s newest island — formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific four years ago — may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said Wednesday, reports BSS. The island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai rose from the seabed about 65 kilometres (40 miles) northwest of the Tongan […]

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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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