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Myanmar must not punish innocent people: Sushma tells PM

TBT NEWS: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said Myanmar must take back their nationals and it must not punish innocent people in clamping down terrorism as she called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Myanmar may punish the terrors, not innocent people,” premier’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted her as saying at a […]

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Over 300 immigrants saved by Spain’s maritime rescue

TBT NEWS: Spanish Maritime Rescue services confirmed on Sunday morning that they have rescued 346 immigrants from dinghies attempting to cross from North-Africa to Spain in a period of less than 48 hours. The return of calm weather to the area has seen a further wave of immigrants attempt to make the dangerous sea crossing […]

Sports

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3rd ODI: Tigers need 370 to avoid whitewash against Proteas

Dhaka – Bangladesh will have to score 370 runs to win the 3rd and last game of the three-match series against hosts South Africa at Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday to avoid the whitewash, reports AP/UNB.  Batting first after winning the toss, South Africa scored 369/6 in 50 overs riding on three quick […]

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Duchamp’s moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

One of Marcel Duchamp’s reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for 632,500 euros ($750,000) at Sotheby’s in Paris, reports BSS. It was part of the sale of a collection of surrealist works owned by American Arthur Brandt, with 110 pieces fetching 3.9 million […]

Abdul Karim’s 146th birth anniversary observed

Dhaka – Famous litterateur and historian Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad was remembered on his birth anniversary at Bangla Academy on Wednesday, reports UNB. Bangla Academy arranged a programme marking the 146th birth anniversary of the renowned researcher of medieval Bangla literature. A discussion was held at Shamsur Rehman seminar room of the Academy as part […]

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Duchamp’s moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

One of Marcel Duchamp’s reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for 632,500 euros ($750,000) at Sotheby’s in Paris, reports BSS. It was part of the sale of a collection of surrealist works owned by American Arthur Brandt, with 110 pieces fetching 3.9 million […]

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Duchamp’s moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

One of Marcel Duchamp’s reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for 632,500 euros ($750,000) at Sotheby’s in Paris, reports BSS. It was part of the sale of a collection of surrealist works owned by American Arthur Brandt, with 110 pieces fetching 3.9 million […]

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Disha Patani to star in ‘Sangamithra’

Producer Hema Rukmani of Thenandal Studios Limited has confirmed signing actress Disha Patani to play the lead role in fantasy-epic ‘Sangamithra.’, reports Times of India. Set in the 8th century AD, the movie, is a tale of the trials and tribulations of Sangamithraand her journey to save her kingdom. “We are delighted to have Disha […]

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Hindustani classical vocal music by Pandit Swarnamoy in city Saturday

DHAKA : An evening of Hindustani classical vocal music by Pandit Swarnamoy Chakraborty will be held at Bangladesh National Museum PM on Saturday, reports UNB. Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) in Dhaka will host the programme at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium at 6:30 pm. Pandit Swarnamoy Chakraborty is credited with numerous analytical writings on classical […]

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Belarussian student becomes first-ever Miss Wheelchair World

A psychology student from Belarus, Aleksandra Chichikova, was chosen Miss Wheelchair World in the first-ever edition of the beauty pageant held in Warsaw on Saturday, reports BSS. “Fight your anxiety and your fears,” the 23-year-old Chichikova said at a gala evening after the contestants had presented themselves in national costumes and evening dresses in elaborated […]

Lifestyle

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Durga Puja begins tomorrow amid festivity

DHAKA – Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangali Hindu community, begins with the incarnation (Bodhon) of the Goddess Durga at temples across the country tomorrow amid stringent security, reports BSS. On the occasion, preparations in all the Puja pandals have nearly been completed. In separate messages, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister […]

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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Pesto taste test

Tony Naylor: It is easy to imagine that pesto has been around for ever. In fact, Sacla’s jarred version of this basil sauce – the first mass-produced pesto distributed in the UK – only appeared on supermarket shelves in 1991. Even in Italy itself, pesto is a relatively modern creation. Historically, the Roman sauces agliata […]

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Durga Puja begins tomorrow amid festivity

DHAKA – Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangali Hindu community, begins with the incarnation (Bodhon) of the Goddess Durga at temples across the country tomorrow amid stringent security, reports BSS. On the occasion, preparations in all the Puja pandals have nearly been completed. In separate messages, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister […]

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Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 – April 20): Natives of Aries should be particularly careful today, as natives of this sign often find their own courage and enthusiasm to be their downfall. To execute a plan takes time and preparation, regardless of who is carrying it out. TAURUS (April 21 – May 21): Taureans, while often efficient […]

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DU ‘Gha’ unit results published amid question leak allegation

DHAKA : The admission test results of ‘Gha’ (D) unit of Dhaka University (DU) for 2017-18 academic session were published on Sunday afternoon amid the allegations of question paper leak, reports UNB. DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results at the central admission office of the university’s administrative building around 2:30 pm. A […]

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Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

TOKYO – Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer, in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of treatment, a report said Monday, reports AFP/BSS. If the scientists are able to safely produce “interferon beta”, a type of protein used to treat illnesses including multiple […]

DU ‘Gha’ unit results published amid question leak allegation

DHAKA : The admission test results of ‘Gha’ (D) unit of Dhaka University (DU) for 2017-18 academic session were published on Sunday afternoon amid the allegations of question paper leak, reports UNB. DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results at the central admission office of the university’s administrative building around 2:30 pm. A […]

‘Matlab Bridge’ in Chandpur now 80% complete

Chandpur – The long cherished ‘Matlab Bridge’ over the Dhonagoda river – a tributary of the Meghna river, is now 80 percent complete, reports UNB. The 304.51-metre bridge will be fully completed by June next year, the Roads and Highway Engineers hoped, adding that 80 percent works of this bridge have already done. Contacted, Md […]

Signal no 3 to continue for maritime ports

DHAKA : Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no three due to a land depression formed in the Bay. The depression over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Southwestern part of Bangladesh moved north-northeastwards and was centred at 9am yesterday over west […]

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Menstrual myths and taboos in different communities of Bangladesh

Sadia Haque Jui Menstruation, also known as period is a regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina. It makes hormonal balance and prepares the female body for pregnancy. It is a natural event but it has always been surrounded by some extreme taboos and myths […]

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Top Indian court rules sex with wife younger than 18 is rape

New Delhi – India’s top court has ruled that having sexual intercourse with a wife younger than 18 is rape, a decision that activists say is an important step toward ending child marriages, reports AP/UNB. Indian law says a woman must be at least 18 to marry and consent to sex, but there are exceptions […]

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ICT Expo-2017 begins tomorrow

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh ICT Expo-2017 will begin tomorrow at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) for letting the people know about the remarkable successes achieved so far in ICT sector, reports BSS. Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) are jointly organising the three-day event. Planning […]

Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It’s unacceptable and potentially illegal, reports UNB. But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks on social media are rewarded with worldwide attention. President Donald Trump’s most popular tweet to date is a video that shows him fake-pummeling […]

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