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50 Faridpur villages reel under flood; 35,000 marooned

FARIDPUR : Around 50 villages of the char (shoal emerged from the riverbed) areas in three upazilas of the district have been flooded due to onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rainfall, leaving at least 35,000 people marooned, reports UNB. Jahirul Islam, deputy-assistant engineer of Water Development Board of the district, said the […]

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International

Abe unveils Y28 tril economic stimulus package

TOKYO : Japan’s government Wednesday announced a stimulus package worth more than 28 trillion yen ($266 billion) in its latest attempt to fire up the lukewarm economy, with the central bank expected to unveil its own measures this week, reports AP. Policymakers are under pressure to boost growth as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Abenomics plan […]

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Sports

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Higuain goes from hero to zero in record Juve deal

MILAN: On 36 occasions last season, Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain boosted Napoli dreams of ending a 26-year title drought as he inspired with goalscoring feats in the Scudetto race with Juventus, reports BSS. On Tuesday, Higuain went from hero to zero after completing the world’s third most expensive transfer to join Napoli’s rivals in a […]

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Entertainment

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Strictly Come Dancing signs up youngest professional

Strictly Come Dancing has signed up its youngest professional dancer for when the show returns this autumn, reports BBC. Chloe Hewitt, 20, was aged eight when Strictly Come Dancing began airing on BBC One in 2004. She will be joined in the professional line-up by her dance partner AJ Pritchard, with whom she appeared on […]

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Coming-up nine of “ Torun Turki”

TBT reports Different young professionals come to solve of different problems of everyday life. Among them some are teachers, some are students, and some are singers. The new drama series ” Torun Turki” is going to be made around of nine young men and women of different occupation. F S Nayem, Allen Suvro, Tawshif Mahbub, […]

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Dance speaks of human feelings, cultural identity: Speakers

RANGPUR : Leading cultural personalities have said dance always speaks of human feelings as well as life and living with love,affection, arts, devotion, emotion and cultural identity of any nation on the earth, reports BSS. They said this while taking part in a discussion organised in celebration of the International Dance Day- 2016, by Rangpur […]

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Strictly Come Dancing signs up youngest professional

Strictly Come Dancing has signed up its youngest professional dancer for when the show returns this autumn, reports BBC. Chloe Hewitt, 20, was aged eight when Strictly Come Dancing began airing on BBC One in 2004. She will be joined in the professional line-up by her dance partner AJ Pritchard, with whom she appeared on […]

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Star Wars firm admits charges over Harrison Ford leg break

A production company behind Star Wars has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges after Han Solo actor Harrison Ford broke his leg on set, reports BBC. The 74-year-old was hit by a hydraulic metal door on the Pinewood set of the Millennium Falcon in June 2014. Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Disney, admitted […]

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David Bowie musical Lazarus to open in London

Lazarus, a new stage musical featuring the songs of David Bowie, is to open in London this autumn , reports BBC. Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, the show premiered last November in New York Theatre – just a few weeks before Bowie’s death in January. Bowie co-wrote the show with […]

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Poet Rafik Azad hospitalized

Entertainment Desk DHAKA : Rafik Azad, one of the most prolific and versatile poets of the country, was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Friday from Anwar Khan Medical College Hospital at Dhanmondi in the capital for better treatment. The poet has been kept at the intensive care unit of BSMMU Hospital […]

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Business

Exchange rates batter Santander profits

MADRID : Banco Santander, the eurozone’s biggest bank by capitalisation, on Wednesday reported second-quarter profits plunged by 50 percent, hit by adverse exchange rates and one-off items, reports BSS. It said net profits for the period were 1.28 billion euros ($1.41 billion) compared to 2.54 billion a year earlier. Analysts polled by Factset had predicted […]

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Emily Blunt apologises for poking fun at her American citizenship

Janet Maslin The actor Emily Blunt has apologised for saying that she regretted becoming an American citizen after watching a Republican party presidential candidacy debate. The British-born Devil Wears Prada and Sicario star said the remark was a joke, after being attacked by rightwing commentators. During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto […]

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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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JU Butterfly Fair on Friday

Humaun Kabir, JU correspondent: If Butterflies fly in the sky, the nature will get new speed’’ bearing this slogan Jahangirnagar University will organize fifth butterflies fair on Friday . The fair will be held at University‘s Zahir Raihan auditorium.Convener of the program, Zoology Prof. Md Monowar hossain tuhin said at a press conference on Wednesday […]

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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Emily Blunt apologises for poking fun at her American citizenship

Janet Maslin The actor Emily Blunt has apologised for saying that she regretted becoming an American citizen after watching a Republican party presidential candidacy debate. The British-born Devil Wears Prada and Sicario star said the remark was a joke, after being attacked by rightwing commentators. During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto […]

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DNCRP fines 67 business houses Tk 3.86 lakh

DHAKA : Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) yesterday realized Taka 3.86 lakh as fines from 67 business establishments on charges of different offences including selling date-expired goods, packaging without MPR, preparing foods in unhygienic environment, mixing banned substance and not showing price list, reports BSS. DNCRP in Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Barisal, Madaripur, Jhalakathi, […]

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Higher Study in the UK, a milestone in life

Syed Rabius Shams Some may ask why ‘Higher Study in Abroad’ where there are several reputed educational institutions in the country? From my perspective, the as simple as answer is to explore international exposure, to know other country’s culture and people alongside to be acquainted with cutting edge researching technique and the latest and creative […]

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Street children are vulnerable in the country

Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad Children are the future of the nation. They are innocent by nature and rose of the paradise. Parents and guardians are liable for the sufferings children. Many people think family separation, poverty, inappropriate relationship between male and female, lack of moral values, unequal distribution of wealth  are the main causes behind […]

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Russian wildfires put key climate resource at risk

MOSCOW,  – Russia’s practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees, reports BSS. The blazes are consuming millions of hectares of pristine Boreal forests in Russia, which are second only to the world’s tropical jungles […]

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Unintentional abuse of drugs

Omer Fayshal Pavel In recent scenario, drugs or medicines are one of the unavoidable parts in our life. After observing scientifically drugs and medicines are not the same products that we think. In very simple way drug can be defined as any chemical agent that has effect of any biological system like human, animal or […]

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Plot to destabilize Bangladesh

Shamsul Huda A new plot is in the works to destabilize Bangladesh which has just overcome bloody political turmoil caused by the boycott of the January 5, 2014 parliamentary elections by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The prolonged violence left nearly 100 people dead and thousands injured. The victims in this case were local common […]

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