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Bangabandhu had a dream of secular state: speakers

DHAKA,  – Politicians, professionals and academicians at a discussion yesterday said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had a dream of making secular state while his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working restlessly to materialize her father’s dream, reports BSS. “Bangabandhu had a dream to make Bangladesh a secular state as […]

International

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Turkish parliament backs bill boosting Erdogan powers in final vote

ANKARA, – Turkey’s parliament early Saturday backed a controversial bill that would dramatically expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports BSS. The parliament in a late-night session approved the seven final sections of the 18-article constitution and in a final vote the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) received 339 “yes” votes for […]

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Blundell in New Zealand ODI squad to play Australia

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand,  – Wicketkeeper Tom Blundell is the sole newcomer in the 14-man New Zealand squad announced Saturday for the three-match Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia which starts next week, reports BSS. However his inclusion in the playing XI was not guaranteed with New Zealand weighing up the option of using regular opener Tom Latham […]

Entertainment

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Kristen Stewart says Trump was ‘obsessed’ with her

PARK CITY, United States,  – “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart said Friday President Donald Trump was “obsessed” with her when he posted a series of tweets in 2012 attacking her for cheating on co-star Robert Pattinson, reports BSS. The 26-year-old actress responded for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival to Trump’s criticisms, made while […]

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Riaz pairs up with Noushaba

TBT REPORT Audience admired film actor Riaz is now pairs up with Noushaba in a telefilm titled ‘Bikkhato Babu’, in direction of Bashar Jorjis. Filming of the telefilm has already been started in Faridpur. Here, Riaz is playing the role which is titled as Babu, who is a very lazy person and wants to become […]

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Oriental Painting Exhibition begins

TBT Report A 5- day long Oriental Painting Exhibition has opened yesterday which is organized by Oriental Painting Study Group (OPSG) jointly associated with The Daily Star and the Department of Oriental Art, University of Dhaka. The exhibition will continue till 13th of this month at Zainul Gallery of Faculty of Fine Art, University of […]

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Kristen Stewart says Trump was ‘obsessed’ with her

PARK CITY, United States,  – “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart said Friday President Donald Trump was “obsessed” with her when he posted a series of tweets in 2012 attacking her for cheating on co-star Robert Pattinson, reports BSS. The 26-year-old actress responded for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival to Trump’s criticisms, made while […]

Dangal: Competing with myself, not SRK, Salman, Akshay, says Aamir Khan

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan runs his own race. He says he doesn’t compete with anyone in the film industry, however, he feels motivated by his colleagues’ work, reports Hindustan Times. “I’m only competing with myself. I don’t compete with Shah Rukh (Khan), Salman (Khan), Akshay (Kumar) or anyone. However, when my colleagues do great work, […]

‘Hollyweed’ sign prankster arrested

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles police on Monday arrested a local artist suspected of a New Year’s Day prank in which he altered the letters of the famous Hollywood sign to read “Hollyweed.” Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, was booked on a misdemeanor charge when he voluntarily surrendered to the authorities with his attorney at his […]

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Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

Italian police have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen during a dramatic raid on an Amsterdam museum in 2002, reports BBC. The works were recovered from the Naples mafia, they said. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam said the works were found during a “massive, continuing investigation” by Italian prosecutors and organised crime officials. The […]

Business

OPEC output inches down after November deal

VIENNA,  – OPEC oil production fell in December but remains well above levels envisaged under a recent deal due to take effect from January, the cartel’s new monthly report showed Wednesday, reports BSS. Total output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries fell 221,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 33.1 million bpd from November, […]

Lifestyle

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Bozouls: A French Town Perched Above A ‘Hole’

Interesting News Trou de Bozouls, or “the hole of Bozouls”, is a large horseshoe-shaped canyon located near the commune of Bozouls in the Aveyron department in southern France. The meander was dug out in the limestone by the erosive action of running water of the Dourdou river as it flows through the large limestone plateau […]

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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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Bozouls: A French Town Perched Above A ‘Hole’

Interesting News Trou de Bozouls, or “the hole of Bozouls”, is a large horseshoe-shaped canyon located near the commune of Bozouls in the Aveyron department in southern France. The meander was dug out in the limestone by the erosive action of running water of the Dourdou river as it flows through the large limestone plateau […]

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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Philadelphia Theatre Company gets its theater back

CATIE ROSEMURGY After a long period of uncertainty that threatened its survival, Philadelphia Theatre Company has struck a sweet deal to buy back its home. The troupe on Thursday bought its space at Broad and Lombard Streets for $5 million from TD Bank, which had taken possession of its Suzanne Roberts Theatre after PTC stopped […]

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Educationists stress on holding copying free examinations

RANGPUR,  – Educationists at a seminar here on Friday stressed the need for holding copying free public examinations to ensure quality of education for producing knowledgeable, worthy and enlightened citizens, reports BSS. The opinion came at the seminar organised by Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) at the conference room of Rangpur Technical School and College […]

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International Conference on Envisioning Our Common Future 2016

International Conference on Envisioning Our Common Future 2016 was held on December 22 to December 23, 2016, with about 200 paper presenters and participants, 15 international registered delegates with more than 25 national and international professors and scientists. The conference was dedicated to the intellectual martyrs of Bangladesh. The conference was inaugurated with the welcome […]

Educationists stress on holding copying free examinations

RANGPUR,  – Educationists at a seminar here on Friday stressed the need for holding copying free public examinations to ensure quality of education for producing knowledgeable, worthy and enlightened citizens, reports BSS. The opinion came at the seminar organised by Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) at the conference room of Rangpur Technical School and College […]

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Bangladesh’s Development Surprise

Syed A. Al-Muti: By many metrics, Bangladesh’s development trajectory is a unique success story, especially since the 1990s when democratic rule was reinstated and extensive economic reforms were made. Poverty incidence has fallen from 60 percent to around 30 percent. Gender parity has been achieved in primary and secondary school enrollment. The total fertility rate […]

Massive Antarctic ice shelf ready to break apart

PARIS, – A chunk of ice half the size of Jamaica which is breaking away from West Antarctica is now attached to its parent ice shelf just by a thread, scientists reported Friday, reports BSS. Covering 5,000 square kilometres (1,900 square miles) and nearly 100 storeys deep, the formation is poised to snap off from […]

5 die of eating puffer fish in Sylhet

Staff correspondent,Sylhet : Five people including two children died and 12 others fell sick today after eating puffer fish in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet. The deceased — Abdur Rahim, 65, his son Suleman Miah, 26 and Lokman Miah, 20, Rahim Ahmed, 10, and Moni Ahmed, 7, — were residents of Darbast Uttar Mile village. The […]

Mosharraf inaugurates digital fair in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, – LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondoker Mosharraf Hossain said here today that the implementation of present government’s digitization process would bring an end to all sorts of exploitation and miseries of the common people, report BSS. Inaugurating a three-day Digital Innovation Fair-2017, organized by Faridpur district administration with the assistance of A2i programme, […]

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Modi’s ‘big nation’ complex is pushing China away

Kadayam Subramanian Terrorism – especially the threat posed by Pakistani militants to India – dominated the recently concluded BRICS summit at Goa. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Pakistan as the ‘mother-ship’ of terrorism in South Asia and advocated its diplomatic isolation by the international community. Although other BRICS members agreed on the need to […]

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