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12-hour cease-fire starts after casualties mount for Hamas, Israel

TBT International Desk: Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation “significantly.”

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Air Algerie crash in Mali kills all passengers and crew

TBT Internatioal Desk: There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. Mr Hollande said one flight data recorder had been recovered, after French troops reached the crash site near Mali’s border with Burkina Faso.

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Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

NIR AM : With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled, reports UNB. Those left behind say they are long inured to near-daily salvos of rocket fire from Gaza but newly discovered tunnels that have been […]

National

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Topi makers pass busy time ahead of Eid

TBT Live Update: Topi (prayer cap) manufacturers at Mathaphata village in Tentulia upazila are passing a very busy time as the demand for the item has increased significantly ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. During a visit to the village, our Pnachagarh correspond found Topi makers working round the clock to meet its demand on the occasion of […]

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5 people die as boat capsizes in Mymensingh

  TBT Live Update: Five women were drowned when an overloaded boat capsized in Borobela Beel of Rangamatia union under Phulbaria upazila of the district today. The victims were Rina Akhtar, 28, Sajeda Begum, 25, Sumitra Sangma, 12, an indigenous girl, Rawshan Ara, 24, and Sahara Khatun, 28, of Hatilate village in the upazila.

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Govt makes many impossible things possible: PM

  TBT Live Update: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government has made many impossible things possible over the last couple of years through its relentless efforts keeping in view a prospective future for the nation. “We have deep feelings and affection for the countrymen. So, we have made many impossible things possible during the last couple of years […]

Sports

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FIFA fines Argentina for protest banner

TBT Sports Desk:  FIFA fined and reprimanded the Argentine football association on Friday because its national team players were pictured with a political banner before a World Cup warm-up match in June. FIFA imposed a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs ($33,000) — the second financial penalty this month for the World Cup finalists.

             

Entertainment

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Scarlett Johansson likely to marry next month

Entertainment Desk : Actress Scarlett Johansson, who is dating French journalist Romain Dauriacis, has reportedly finalised a wedding date for next month. The 29-year-old was recently overheard telling fellow guests at a dinner that she and Dauriac – with whom she is expecting her first child – will tie the knot in four weeks, reports […]

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‘The Story of Samara’ first horror film of the country

Entertainment Desk : Shooting of the country’s first horror film The Story Of Samara has concluded recently. The production house Vertex plans to release the film in the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. The film has been directed by Rikia Masudo, a Bangladeshi descent Japanese citizen. The director said, ‘the shooting is complete and we are working on […]

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Kurbera Cave- The World’s Deepest Cave

  Krubera Cave, also known as Voronya Cave (Russian for “Crow’s Cave”) is the deepest known cave on Earth. It is located in the Arabika Massif, one of the largest high-mountain limestone karst massifs in the Western Caucasus region of Georgia. This mountain block contains several hundred caves that started to develop when the mountains […]

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Scarlett Johansson likely to marry next month

Entertainment Desk : Actress Scarlett Johansson, who is dating French journalist Romain Dauriacis, has reportedly finalised a wedding date for next month. The 29-year-old was recently overheard telling fellow guests at a dinner that she and Dauriac – with whom she is expecting her first child – will tie the knot in four weeks, reports […]

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Priyanka Chopra to make her singing debut in Bollywood

Entertainment Desk Celebs turning playback singers for their own films has become the latest trend in the Tinsel Town. After Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor it`s Priyanka Chopra`s turn to make her Bollywood singing debut. Reports suggest that PeeCee will now croon for the upcoming biopic `Mary Kom`. She has already managed to stir a […]

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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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Bank of England and business at odds over rate rise

Bank of England officials are still concerned by the UK economy’s weakness while business leaders have urged that the “time has come” to raise rates, reports AP. The nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep rates at 0.5%, as expected. They agreed that while “employment had continued to increase robustly… wage growth […]

Lifestyle

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Tips For Bright, Shiny, White Teeth

TBT Lifestyle Desk: Taking right care for your teeth is essential not only to keep them in good health but also to keep them bright and shiny. And there are only few simple do’s and dont’s that can give you a bright smile. Don’t: Avoid baking soda as much as you can. While it might be […]

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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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5 healthy reasons to eat mangoes

TBT Lifestyle Desk: Health benefits of mangoes Aids digestion: Mangoes contain several enzymes that help in breaking down protein. This is the reason people eat mangoes after a hearty meal. The fibrous content of the fruit along with vitamins, minerals and probiotic dietary fibre help digest food easily.

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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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Four-winged dinosaur is ‘biggest ever

A new four-winged dinosaur has been discovered, with exceptionally long feathers on its tail and “hindwings”. Changyuraptor yangi was a gliding predator which lived in the Cretaceous period in what is now Liaoning, China. Its remarkable tail feathers – measuring up to 30cm – are the longest in any non-avian dinosaur. This unusual plumage helped […]

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DIU students achieve 1st position in Asian Student Sumit-2014

Md. Humayun Kabir Polash – a final year student of CSE Department and Nusrat Raisa Ali, an M.Sc. student of Textile Engineering Department achieved the 1st position in the presentation on “Global Issue: Climate Change and its impact on Economics” at Asian Student Sumit-2014. Based on the theme ‘Be the Best Generation and The Best […]

Cohabiting trends in Nepal

Change, Challenges with formation of New Family Settings in Nepal Bikash Thapa : Cohabitation is a very new tendency of relationship in Nepal. It is also called “living together”. . By definition, cohabitation occurs when two unmarried people of the opposite sex live together before marriage. It is escape way for those from house who […]

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Four-winged dinosaur is ‘biggest ever

A new four-winged dinosaur has been discovered, with exceptionally long feathers on its tail and “hindwings”. Changyuraptor yangi was a gliding predator which lived in the Cretaceous period in what is now Liaoning, China. Its remarkable tail feathers – measuring up to 30cm – are the longest in any non-avian dinosaur. This unusual plumage helped […]

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RoboCup 2014 Is the World Cup for Robots

The 2014 RoboCup is an annual robot-soccer competition that brings together thousands of people to further robotics technology, and to crown a RoboCup champion. This year, the competition will be held in João Pessoa, Brazil. Launched in 1997, RoboCup’s goal is to create a robotic soccer team that will be able to beat the winner of the […]

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