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China hails Putin’s remarks on bilateral ties

BEIJING : A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday that China has noted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s positive remarks on bilateral ties and expresses its appreciation, reports Xinhua. “With the guidance by the heads of the two countries, China-Russia ties have scored fruitful results,” spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily press briefing. Noting Putin will […]

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Narendra Modi reaches out to Mamata, hopes of cooperation if he wins

KOLKATA: BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has expressed the hope that if he comes to power at the centre, he would get cooperation of Mamata Banerjee govt in creating a conducive atmosphere for industrialization in West Bengal including resolving the Singur problem. “I hope I will get all sorts of cooperation from West Bengal […]

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12 killed in worst-ever Everest accident

KATHMANDU : At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world’s highest peak, officials and rescuers say, reports AFP. The men were among a large party of Sherpas carrying tents, food and ropes who headed […]

National

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Third anniversary of Narail Sadar Upazilas’ Teachers’ association held successfully

Humayan Kabir Rintu Narail Corespondent: The conference of third anniversary of Bangladesh Teachers’ Association Narail Sadar Upazila branch was held at Tularampur Primary Schools’ premises on Thursday. The Executive Officer of Narail Sadar Upazila Shah Abdul Sadi addressed the program as the chief guest while the president of Narail Sadar Upazilas’ Teachers’ association Abdur Rashid […]

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Nor’wester hits 3 unions of Gazipur

Nor’wester destroyed numerous trees and corps of 3 unions in Kapasia upazila, Gazipur on Thusrday. The unions are, Barishab union, Tok union and Rayed union. Vehicles could not pass through Kapasia – Dhaka road because of trees lying on the road. When the trees were removed from the road, vehicles started to pass through on […]

Truck accident kills 2 in Gazipur

Two persons were killed and five others injured when a Truck hit a Tempo on Dhaka-Tangail highway at Kharajura area under Kaliakair upazila in the district on early Friday. The deceased were identified as Joynal Abedin, 35, a resident of Dhantara area under Dhamrai upazila in Dhaka district and Wahed Ali, 28, of the same […]

Sports

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Bangladesh board keen on BPL third season

Sports Desk: Despite a surfeit of controversies marring the first two seasons of the Bangladesh Premier League, the BCB is looking for a window in the coming season to host the league again. The second edition was held in January-February 2013, after which problems over player payment and a prolonged match-fixing investigation stalled the domestic […]

             

Entertainment

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Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Entertainment Desk : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s latest film ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, a fun-filled film which also highlights the importance of voting, was screened for President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium here. After the screening Thursday, Amitabh, Parth, director Nitesh Tiwari and the producers were felicitated by the president. He was seen complimenting the team. Parth, […]

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Shymoli Cineplex reopens

Entertainment Desk : The Shyamoli Cineplex began its journey after a decade. The theatre was inaugurated by the projection of the film ‘Jnakir Alo’ by Khalid Mahmud Mithu on 12th April. The film associates congratulated the administration of the theatre on the reopening of the Cineplex. Besides being released in Shyamoli Cineplex, the film ‘Jonakir […]

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A Japanese model went through 30 plastic surgeries to look like a French doll !!

The lady, a model known as Vanilla Chamu, has said she intends to keep having surgeries until she has achieved her lifelong goal – to look like a French doll. Vanilla’s long list of procedures includes liposuction, eyelash implants, dimple creation, and breast implants. Still her current look isn’t enough for Vanilla in her quest […]

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Big B to don prosthetic make-up again

Entertainment Desk : After ‘Paa’, Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan will again don prosthetics for Umesh Shukla’s upcoming film, ’102 Not Out’. The actor will play the role of a 102-year-old man, who wants to achieve the world record of being the longest living person. A Mid-Day report says that the film is an adaptation of […]

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Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Entertainment Desk : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s latest film ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, a fun-filled film which also highlights the importance of voting, was screened for President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium here. After the screening Thursday, Amitabh, Parth, director Nitesh Tiwari and the producers were felicitated by the president. He was seen complimenting the team. Parth, […]

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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200, Passes 2 Million Mark

Entertainment Desk : The soundtrack album of “Frozen (2013)” shows no sign of slowing down as it once again takes the first spot on Billboard 200. The set, which is currently in its 10th non-consecutive week at the chart’s No. 1, has sold additional 133,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The accumulative sales for the […]

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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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8 million sign up for Obamacare

US : Some 8 million people have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges, President Obama said Thursday, putting sign-ups above the initial goal of 7 million. But the final enrollment figure remains to be seen: The White House has not released how many people have fully enrolled, which requires paying their first […]

Lifestyle

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Best fruit juices for summer

  TBT Desk:  To beat the heat, here are a few juices you can choose from this season. This is that time of the year when all you want to do is sip on a cool fresh beverage to keep you energised and hydrated. Further, summer also boasts of a wide variety of seasonal fruits […]

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Fashion of Mumu Maria

A relatively new arrival in the fashion scene has taken the fashion industry by storm. The young designer Maria Islam Mumu also known as Mumu Maria is a former student of FID and has grabbed the attention of big players in the Bangladesh fashion industry through her success in “Dhaka fashion week”, “Channel i top […]

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Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health

  It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The large scale study is also geared to find out if taking multivitamins could help prevent cancer.

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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 […]

Weekly Horoscope

April 18 — April 24-2014  Aries (March 21 – April 19) On Monday, one detail too many, and they may all spill out of your head. It’s fantastic that you have a new health routine, but it’s important to make your mental health a priority as well – and shouldering more anxiety than you can […]

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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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Beautiful Belgium

Don’t let Belgium’s relatively small size fool you – this country probably has more to do per square mile than most other places on earth. And best of all for the traveler, it’s a comparatively easy place to get around and English is widely spoken. The country is divided into two ethnic regions, Dutch-speaking Flanders […]

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Wearable tech gaining momentum

Wearable tech is moving beyond a small group of early adopters and going mainstream. That’s the conclusion of market tracker IDC, which predicted sales of wearable tech items would triple this year to 19 million units worldwide, growing to 111.9 million by 2018. “Wearable computing is still at the launchpad,” said IDC research manager Ramon […]

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Active Citizens Achievers’ Summit 2014

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way Rakibul Hasan  Active Citizens Achiever’s Summit, organized by British Council Bangladesh  was held on an occasion of celebrating strong web of Active Citizens, learners, actors and influencers in the communities with a view to promote international and intercultural trust and […]

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Female Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre opens in city

Ahsania Mission Female Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre was inaugurated at cities Iqbal Road of Mohammadpur on 12 April 2014. Marking the inaugural program is discussion meeting was organised. Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) President Kazi Rafiqul Alam presided over the meeting while State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal MP was present was as chief […]

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Amazon trees vulnerable to fire and climate combination

The combination of fire and extreme weather could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study has suggested. Researchers said field experiments showed that severe droughts could trigger dieback of forests in the near-term. Efforts to curb deforestation needed to be accompanied by initiatives to stop land management fires spreading into adjoining forest reserves, they […]

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Wearable tech gaining momentum

Wearable tech is moving beyond a small group of early adopters and going mainstream. That’s the conclusion of market tracker IDC, which predicted sales of wearable tech items would triple this year to 19 million units worldwide, growing to 111.9 million by 2018. “Wearable computing is still at the launchpad,” said IDC research manager Ramon […]

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