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IELTS is a standardized test to judge a person’s ability to use English. There are four modules in IELTS test namely Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Most of the students usually struggle in the Speaking section of the test. You can find many books in the market but the book written by Mohammad Irfan is […]

PM to visit Sylhet today

Sylhet : Prime Minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina will visit Sylhet on Tuesday from where she is likely to start campaign for next national polls and elections to five city corporations, reports UNB. She will visit the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) and Hazrat Shahporan (R) around 11am. The premier is set to […]

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Representing book production houses in film

Rashidul Hasan Every year the very first day we celebrate textbook festival as government provides students with new books free of cost from the first grader to tenth standard. On that day, students from every nook and corner of our country burst out with joy with fresh books holding high. But the strange thing is […]


Give more focus on academic activities: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the authorities concerned to give special attention to academic activities in their educational institutions. “Our students are talented ones. We’re giving them all sorts of facilities. Why cannot they pass examinations? So, I think special attention will have to given to all institutions whether academic activities are properly […]


Charles Dickens as a man of new thinking

Charles Dickens (Charles John Huffam Dickens) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, on February 7, 1812. Charles was the second of eight children to John Dickens (1786–1851), a clerk in the Navy Pay Office, and his wife Elizabeth Dickens (1789–1863). The Dickens family moved to London in 1814 and two years later to Chatham, Kent, where […]

Iranian scholar urges BD to promote own culture

DHAKA : Eminent Iranian scholar Seyed Javad Mazloumi said reflection of own culture in books, films and anything that convey the message will represent a different and positive Bangladesh, reports UNB. The Iranian scholar, who came to Bangladesh to give keynote speech at a discussion titled ‘Present Crises of Muslim Ummah and Islamic Unity’ held […]

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Virginia to test Natural Bridge arch for long-term stability

Rockbridge, Jul 25 – Virginia officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar to test the long-term stability of Natural Bridge, the landmark limestone arch that supports part of U.S. Route 11, reports AP/UNB. A spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Transportation, Sandy Myers, tells The Roanoke Times the tests could start this week. Workers will look […]

Holy Shab-e-Barat today

Many families will prepare traditional foods like handmade rice-bread with beef and halua both at rural and urban areas across the country on the occasion. A good number of Muslims will observe fast on the following day. They will distribute food and sweets among the neighbours and the poor. Besides, foods and money will be […]

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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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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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109 new books hit book fair

As many as 109 new books hit the Amar Ekushey Granthamela on the 8th day of the month-long mega extravaganza that began on February 1, Reports, BSS This year’s book fair already has so far drawn a huge number of visitors soaring sales of books on different genres of literature and other areas of knowledge. […]


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 […]

A look into the booming e-cigarette industry and the potential misinformation behind its growing success.

Investigating e-cigarettes

The e-cigarette industry is enjoying great success across the United States with over 10 percent of all American adults – an estimated 20 million people – currently vaping. Profits are high, with revenue from the vaping industry doubling in value from $1.75bn in 2013 to $3.5bn in only a two-year space of time. Based on […]