International

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UN’s flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front

CAMP ZIOUANI : For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights – providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria, reports UNB. But as Syria has plunged into civil war and the peacekeepers themselves have become targets of al-Qaida-linked […]

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Scotland’s independence vote puts UK union on edge

LONDON : Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday’s vote, reports UNB WHAT’S AT STAKE A Yes vote will trigger 18 months of negotiations between Scottish leaders and London-based politicians on how the two countries will […]

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Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

WASHINGTON : In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine’s fledgling government, President Barack Obama is to host Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress, reports UNB. Poroshenko arrives in Washington seeking more robust U.S military […]

National

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BDRCS distributes relief among flood victims in Rangpur

RANGPUR : Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) today distributed cash money and relief goods among 200 flood-affected families of different remote char villages of Gangachara and Kawnia upazilas here yesterday, reports BSS. Rangpur unit of BDRCS under supervision of its National Headquarters at Dhaka and with financial assistance of International Federation of Red Cross and […]

Prospects of drought-tolerant Brridhan 48 paddy variety in Barind bright

RAJSHAHI : Brridhan-48, a drought tolerant paddy variety innovated by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), has gained popularity among farmers in the region including its vast barind tract for the last couple of years, reports BSS. The newly innovated paddy variety has opened up a door of enormous prospects of food security along with mitigating […]

Robber leader killed in Narail gunfight

Humayan Kabir Rintu, Narail Correspondent: A leader of a robber gang was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with law enforcers at Barnal area under Kalia upazila of the district early this morning. The deceased was Sekander Ali Sarder alias Seken Dacoit (38), son of late Rahim Sarder of Harishpur village of the upazila. Officer-in-charge of Kalia […]

Sports

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Barca beats APOEL 1-0 in Champions League opener

Sports Desk Lionel Messi set up Barcelona’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Cypriot club APOEL on Wednesday for an uninspiring Champions League debut for coach Luis Enrique in Group F, reports AP. Messi picked out Gerard Pique with a free kick and the defender headed in the hosts’ solitary goal in the 28th […]

             

Entertainment

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Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations: The Future of Travel

By any account, 2014 is a momentous year for virtual reality. Oculus unveiled the latest developer version of its Rift headset and collected just about every trade-show award possible; the buzz grew so loud that Facebook bought the company in March for more than $2 billion. (Certain magazines even wrote cover stories about it.) Game development for […]

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Apu Biswas-Shakib Khan to go abroad for shooting

Entertainment Desk : Atcors Apu Biswas and Shakib Khan are to go abroad by the end of this month for the shooting of three films. They will first visit Thailand and then Malaysia.’ During their visit they will be shooting for a song in the film ‘Shodh’ by Wakil Ahmed and three songs for Wazed […]

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Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations: The Future of Travel

By any account, 2014 is a momentous year for virtual reality. Oculus unveiled the latest developer version of its Rift headset and collected just about every trade-show award possible; the buzz grew so loud that Facebook bought the company in March for more than $2 billion. (Certain magazines even wrote cover stories about it.) Game development for […]

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Govt of West Bengal to present Firoza Begum with Posthumous Award

Entertainment Desk It has been known that the government of West Bengal has decided to present recently deceased singer Firoza Begum with a posthumous award. This has been informed through daily newspaper ‘Anandabazaar’ of Kolkata. It says, this has been announced when deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata Abida Islam paid a visit to […]

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Kareena never enjoyed school, felt like an average student!

TBT Entertainment Desk: Actress Kareena Kapoor says she did not like going to school as she felt left out for being an average student. The 33-year-old actress, who is UNICEF’s celebrity ambassador for education in India, said as a kid she would not get any attention from her teachers for not being a front bencher. […]

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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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Pakisan’s Cabinet okays sale of 10pc OGDCL shares

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on Privatisation on Monday approved disinvestment of 10 per cent government shares in the Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL) through capital market, reports AFP. The recommended capital market transaction structure envisages offering shares to institutional international and domestic investors through a combined in��ternational book building process. International investors will […]

Lifestyle

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“Blue Moon” diamond unveiled in Los Angeles

TBT Lifestyle Desk: Los Angeles County’s Natural History Museum on Friday unveiled the “Blue Moon Diamond,” a 12-carat gem described as one of the rarest stones in the world. Deep blue and intensely radiant, it was found in South Africa’s Cullinan mine northeast of Pretoria, where the biggest ever rough diamond was unearthed a century […]

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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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Banana can reduce risk of stroke, death!

A new study has found that postmenopausal women who consume potassium-rich foods like banana face lesser risk of stroke and death. Senior author Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, said that previous studies had shown that potassium consumption may lower blood pressure. The findings give women another reason to eat […]

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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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Microsoft to introduce new Windows software September 30

SAN FRANCISCO : Microsoft on Monday sent out invitations to a September 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating system. The U.S. software titan revealed little with invitations that read: “Join us to hear what’s next for Windows and the enterprise.” The event […]

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DU “Kha” unit admission test being held tomorrow

TBT Live Update: The admission test under ‘Kha’ unit (Arts Faculty) for the first year honours courses in Dhaka University (DU) for academic session 2014-15 will be held Friday. The one hour long test will begin at 10.00 am. Detailed seat plan for the admission test is available on the university website-www.univdhaka.edu.

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SaFaL assists to explore Thithi Ghoshal’s livelihood

Pronab Ghoshal (36) was fall into grave situation after his father’s death eight years back when he was 28 years old. He along with his father earned their bread in cooperation by hard labour on their own land during his father alive. But Pronab was adamant to come back in normal life through continuing their […]

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Japan: ‘solar islands’ replace nuclear power

As Japan seeks to end reliance on nuclear power, one of the answers is floating ‘solar islands’, writes Jon Major. A 70MW solar island opened last year, and two additional plants have just been announced. Two companies in Japan recently announced they are to begin building two large solar power islands that will float on […]

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Microsoft to introduce new Windows software September 30

SAN FRANCISCO : Microsoft on Monday sent out invitations to a September 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating system. The U.S. software titan revealed little with invitations that read: “Join us to hear what’s next for Windows and the enterprise.” The event […]

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