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Palestinian Hamas-Fatah unity deal announced

Palestine – Palestinian leaders made the announcement after seven years of disunity. Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal after a meeting in the Gaza Strip. They have agreed to begin negotiations to form a unity government within the coming weeks. It comes as peace talks between the Fatah party of […]

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South Sudan rebels separate residents by ethnicity, kill hundreds

South Sudan — South Sudanese rebels seized a strategic oil town last week, separating terrified residents by ethnicity before killing hundreds, the United Nations said, reports CNN. Residents sought shelter in churches, mosques and hospitals when the rebels raided Bentiu town, the world body said in a statement. “We believe that at least 400 people […]

9 indicted in kidnapping of US prosecutor’s father

Charlotte – As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, reports UNB. But they had the wrong address and when the prosecutor’s father answered the door, they took him instead. For […]

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1st anniversary of Rana Plaza Tragedy

TBT Live Update: One year has elapsed since the tragedy befell them, but at least 323 families are still in the dark whether they will get any remain of the unidentified and ‘missing’ bodies of their relatives. And who cares for those who were severely injured in the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24, 2013.

BGB recovers 225 sacks of Indian betel-nut from Kurigram border

Badshah Shaikot, Kurigram Correspondent : BGB recovered 225 sacks of Indian betel nut worth at Tk15 lac from Jatrapur border of Kurigram. Being informed, BGB made a drive on 2 houses in Sarkar Para and Bhushirvita area of Jatrapur unioin and recovered those betel-nuts. The betel-nuts were brought from India through river route said BGB.

BGB recovers 225 sacks of Indian betel-nut from Kurigram border

Badshah Shaikot, Kurigram Correspondent : BGB recovered 225 sacks of Indian betel nut worth at Tk15 lac from Jatrapur border of Kurigram. Being informed, BGB made a drive on 2 houses in Sarkar Para and Bhushirvita area of Jatrapur unioin and recovered those betel-nuts. The betel-nuts were brought from India through river route said BGB.

Sports

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DPL dropped for current season, set for October

Sports Desk  : Due to confusion and delays over the scheduling of the DPL, the next edition will be held in October this year. It has left players like Mohammad Sharif disappointed, reports Cricinfo. At around mid-day on Tuesday, Dhaka Division captain Mohammad Sharif saw Abdul Mazid and Nurul Hasan complete a five-wicket win over […]

             

Entertainment

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National Film Awards to be held on 10th May

Entertainment Desk  : The National Film Awards is to be held on 10th May at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center. The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be handing the awards over to the winners. On the other hand, Shakib Khan has already been selected as the best actor for the film ‘Khodar Pore Ma’ directed […]

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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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Glasswinged Butterfly: One of the rarest beauty of our planet

The Glasswinged Butterfly (Greta oto) are one of the most spectacular species of butterflies on the planet. This isn’t because of its bright coloration or unique shape, however, but rather its wings which are almost completely transparent! Most butterflies have very tiny scales which cover the wing membranes. These scales are what give monarch butterflies their orange […]

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National Film Awards to be held on 10th May

Entertainment Desk  : The National Film Awards is to be held on 10th May at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center. The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be handing the awards over to the winners. On the other hand, Shakib Khan has already been selected as the best actor for the film ‘Khodar Pore Ma’ directed […]

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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 […]

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IBBL signs an agreement with Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB)

TBT Desk Dhaka : Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Islami Bank Tower on April 20, 2014. In presence of Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Managing Director of the Bank, the agreement was signed by Mohd. Shamsul Haque, Deputy Managing Director of Isalmi Bank and […]

Lifestyle

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Jilapi among world’s most unhealthy foods

TBT Desk: Jilapi is one of the favourite sweets of Bangladesh, but it has featured on an American news website’s list of fattening food items across the globe. Huffingtonpost.com has come out with the following list of unhealthy dishes in the world: Jilapi, Bangladesh: Jilapi is a deep-fried dough that is soaked in a sugary […]

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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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A Family raises over $500000 in just 15 days

TBT Internaional Desk: The O’Neill family is among the fortunate ones whose cause gets global support. They had made a video for making an online appeal to the philanthropists who help them in their fundraising campaign, which was launched to save their 4-year-old Eliza from the fatal disease she was born with.

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DU Music Dept accords Fresher’s reception

Department of Music under the Faculty of Arts of the University of Dhaka (DU) accorded a reception to the new students of first year (Hons.) on Monday at the Teachers-Students Centre (TSC) auditorium of the University. DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Dr. Shahid Akhtar Hossain attended the program as Chief Guest. Chairperson of the Department […]

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Workshop on URA validation held in city

Social Economic Enhance Program (SEEP) and Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) jointly organised a workshop titled Urban Risk Assessment (URA) Validation at city’s Mirpur area on Sunday. Zonal Officer of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) zone-2 Amar Chan Banik was present in the workshop as chief guest. Convener of ward disaster management committee AN Alim presided […]

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The race is on to protect millions of people from flooding

In the wake of Cyclone Aila in 2009, swollen seas washed over the delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. The storm surge breached the embankments surrounding a small island that was home to 10,000 families, turning the land into a muddy hell. The deluge of salty water washed out fields, homes, roads and markets […]

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Apple offering free recycling of all used products

TBT Desk: Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centres with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple with an environmental section […]

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