International

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Drone in Yemen kills 15 suspected al-Qaida fighters

Sanaa – A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed fifteen suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians, reports AP. The official said the early Saturday raid targeted a car carrying the militants in the Sawmaa area in the al-Bayda province at the time another car was nearby carrying […]

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Russia promises support to ending Ukraine crisis, turning points

Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings Moscow – Russia’s foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders, reports AP. Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian […]

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

ACAPULCO – A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties, reports AP. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at about 9:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT; 1430 GMT) was centered on […]

National

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BNP stages demonstration in support of Teesta Long March

Badshah Saikat Kurigram Correspondent: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Kurigram Unit on Saturday staged demonstration in the district supporting the demand of a right share of water of the Teesta River and other common rivers. To make the BNP’s program successful to be held on 23 April, a procession was brought out by district BNP and […]

Farmers demands market monitoring in Naogan

M. R. Rocky Naogaon Correspondent : Harvest of early Boro rice began in Naogaon. The businessman syndicate wants the price of the rice to be reduced. President of District Rice Mill Association Md. Tafiqul Islam said that the businessmen cannot be controlled in the open market. 2 weeks back the thick rice were purchased at […]

Discussion held marking 42nd founding anniversary of Krishak League

Jobaer Ali Gaibandha Correspondent: Gaibandha Sadar Upazila Krishak League organized a discussion meeting on Saturday at its’ party office of the district marking its 42nd founding anniversary. The convener of Gaibandha Sadar Upazila Krishak League Rezaul Haque presided over the program while District Krishak League President Hasan Mahmud Siddique, General Secretary Dipak Kumar Pal, Treasurer […]

Sports

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Moores’ England return confirmed

Sports Desk  : Peter Moores has been confirmed as England’s new head coach five years after he was sacked from the same position. He returns after being identified as the “outstanding coach of his generation” by Paul Downton, the ECB’s managing director, during a three-month recruitment process to find Andy Flower’s successor. There was no […]

             

Entertainment

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Ancient Underwater City Submerged in China’s Qiandao Lake

Beneath the water in the China’s Qiandao Lake lies a hidden treasure. The ancient city of Shi Cheng (also known as Lion City), located in the province of Zhejiang, has been submerged underwater for 53 years. Shi Cheng was founded about 1,300 years ago in a valley surrounded by the Five Lion Mountains. When the […]

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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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Ancient Underwater City Submerged in China’s Qiandao Lake

Beneath the water in the China’s Qiandao Lake lies a hidden treasure. The ancient city of Shi Cheng (also known as Lion City), located in the province of Zhejiang, has been submerged underwater for 53 years. Shi Cheng was founded about 1,300 years ago in a valley surrounded by the Five Lion Mountains. When the […]

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Priyanka Chopra finds shooting for Mary Kom very hard

Entertainment Desk : Months of toil and turmoil for Mary Kom have been “harder than the hardest for Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the title role in the biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom. “Last two days of Mary Kom shoot. It’s been harder than the hardest. Kudos to the crew for […]

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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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Bank Asia arranges syndicated finance Tk. 1,700.00 m for Star Porcelain Pvt. Ltd

Dhaka- Bank Asia, as Lead Arranger & Agent, has arranged Syndicated Term Loan of Tk. 1,700.00 million for Star Porcelain Pvt. Ltd. to help the company set up of a 100 per cent export-oriented high quality porcelain tableware products, which will be exported to Europe, Middle East, Far East, North and South America countries. An […]

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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