Eid rush: Padma Bridge sees 16.25pc increase in traffic this year

Smaller rise in traffic through Bangabandhu Bridge

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Sadarghat tragedy: 'How will I feed my children?'

Says wife of one of the victims who was family's lone breadwinner

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Let's work together for a beautiful future, PM greets citizens on Pahela Baishakh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged all to forget past failures and work together for a beautiful future in the Bangla New Year-1431

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Madrasa student beaten to death in Habiganj

A madrasa student was beaten to death by unidentified criminals in Habiganj's Shayestaganj upazila last night

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One festival, myriad celebrations

One of the most significant and biggest social festivals for the indigenous communities of the Chattogram Hill Tract is the three-day-long Biju

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Mild heatwave sweeping Dhaka, 13 other districts

Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur, Moulvibazar, Feni, Chattogram, Rangamati, Bandarban, and six districts of Barishal division have been experiencing a mild to moderate heatwave from 9:00am today

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30 injured in Habiganj villagers’ clash

At least 30 people were injured as two groups of villagers clashed over a trivial matter at Goenhati village in Ajmiriganj upazila of Habiganj district this afternoon

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Death in Barguna pre-polls violence: UP chairman candidate among 5 sent to jail

A Barguna court today sent a chairman candidate for Amtali upazila’s Sadar Union Parishad election and four of his supporters to jail in a case filed over killing a supporter of another candidate in pre-polls violence on Wednesday

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Microbus driver dies after being hit by motorbike on Padma Bridge

A driver of a microbus died after being hit by a motorcycle on Padma Bridge this morning..The deceased was identified as Taiyab Ali, 34, from Bagia area of Kashiani Police Station in Gopalganj..He had stopped the microbus -- carrying passengers from Munshiganj Sadar to Kashiani in Go

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Fire at Hazaribagh slum under control

The fire broke out around 11:50am and was brought under control around 12:40am by six fire engines

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Dhaka’s air quality 5th worst in the world this morning

Dhaka has ranked fifth on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality with an AQI index of 158 at 10:33am this morning

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Fire at Ctg oil factory now under control

A fire that broke out at an edible oil refinery in Chattogram's Karnaphuli upazila today morning has been brought under control

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6 of a family suffer burns in fire at Bhasantek home

Six members of a family, including two children, suffered severe burns in a fire in their house in the capital's Bhasantek area today

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A tale of joy

As the sun hung low in the sky, casting a warm golden hue over the bustling streets of Dhaka in the afternoon of Eid, city residents -- both well-off and those with modest incomes -- visited the museums and other attractions in the city, determined to create memories

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Rohingya mark Eid in Indonesia limbo after treacherous sea voyage

At a damaged temporary shelter in western Indonesia, Rohingya men slick their hair with gel while women apply make-up and colourful hijabs to look the part for prayers at the start of Eid-al-Fitr festivities

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Myanmar troops retreat to Thai border bridge after days of fighting

Some 200 Myanmar military personnel withdrew to a bridge connecting the border town of Myawaddy to Thailand on Thursday following a days-long assault in the area by anti-junta rebels, according to an ethnic armed group spokesman and local media

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17 killed as truck carrying pilgrims plunges into ravine in Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed while over 40 sustained injuries after a truck carrying pilgrims plunged into a ravine in Balochistan’s Hub district on Wednesday, officials said

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Myanmar junta forcefully recruits over 1,000 Rohingya men, boys: HRW

The junta is using a conscription law that only applies to Myanmar citizens, although the Rohingya have long been denied citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law

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Indian PM extends Eid greetings to Bangladesh

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, and the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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BJP invites AL to witness Lok Sabha polls

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League is among the political parties of at least 25 countries, which have been invited by Bharatiya Janata Party to get a first-hand experience of India’s coming Lok Sabha polls

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Fire in packed Hong Kong building kills five,dozens in hospital

A fire broke out in a densely populated residential building in Hong Kong's bustling Kowloon district on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 35 others, the city's hospital authority and fire services said

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Kejriwal moves SC challenging his arrest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed a petition with the Supreme Court today challenging a High Court order that upheld his arrest in a money laundering case stemming from the alleged liquor excise policy scam

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No Security Council 'consensus' on Palestinian UN membership

Members of the UN Security Council failed to reach a consensus Thursday on a bid by Palestinians for full UN membership, meaning the longshot effort is now likely headed for a more formal council vote

12h ago

How Sudan fell apart: one year of war

Sudan has been brought to its knees by a war between the regular army and rival paramilitaries that has killed thousands of people and displaced 8.5 million more

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White House says 'we warned Iran' over Israel threats

White House said Thursday it had "warned" Iran after US President Joe Biden said Tehran was threatening a significant attack on Israel over a strike that destroyed an Iranian consulate building in Damascus

21h ago

OJ Simpson dies of cancer at 76

OJ Simpson, the American football star and actor who was acquitted in a sensational 1995 trial of murdering his former wife but was found responsible for her death in a civil lawsuit and was later imprisoned for armed robbery and kidnapping, has died at the age of 76.

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EU parliament adopts contentious asylum law reform

The EU parliament has adopted a contentious reform of Europe's asylum policies that will harden border procedures and force all the bloc's 27 nations to share responsibility.

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'External interference' cannot block China-Taiwan unification: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping today said that "external interference" would not stop Beijing from unifying with Taiwan, as he met the self-ruled island's former leader in a rare display of cross-strait dialogue

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Mass famine to prolong Gaza conflict: US defense chief

A deadly, mass famine in Gaza would likely accelerate violence and ensure a long-term conflict, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has told a Senate hearing.

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Israel bombs Gaza on ‘saddest’ Eid day

Israeli strikes hit Gaza on Wednesday as Muslims marked the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan and after US President Joe Biden labelled Israel's approach to the war a "mistake"

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What was Eid like in Dhaka 200 years ago?

You probably have not seen most of these rare paintings of Eid in Dhaka drawn about 200 years ago

Bannya, a devotee of Rabindra Sangeet

Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, one of the greatest Rabindra Sangeet exponents of our time, has spoken about her five-decade musical journey with The Daily Star.

Myanmar's junta faces another major defeat

After weeks of heavy fighting, ethnic Karen insurgents, allied with other anti-coup forces, have taken control of Myawaddy, a border town through which most of Myanmar's overland trade with Thailand is done

In conversation with Sugata Bose

Sugata Bose, gardiner professor of Oceanic History at Harvard University, is the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Kiev claims to have shot down 26 Russian drones

Russia has escalated its attack on Ukraine. Kiev claims to have destroyed 26 Russian drones

Gaza war death toll at 33,634

The health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said Friday that at least 33,634 people have been killed in the territory during more than six months of war between Israel and Palestinian militants.

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Ushering Baishakh with mishty

Most Dhakaites have a sweet tooth. We just cannot do without a sweet end to our meals, be it licking your fingers on Kashmiri mango achar, tomato chutney, or slurping up the daal (lentil soup) mixed with sweet, jujube and tamarind pickle.

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4 killed as two motorcycles collide in Panchagarh

Four people, including two teenage boys, were killed and two others injured when two motorcycles collided in Natunbandar area of Panchagarh's Debiganj upazila yesterday afternoon

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Eid brought sorrow for Bangladeshis: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said that this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims, has brought no joy for the country’s ordinary people due to exorbitant prices of all products

23h ago

A family wiped out on Eid day

All three family members, along with two others, died after being struck by the broken mooring line of a passenger launch.

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AL comes to power to give while BNP to take: PM

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has said her party comes to power to give something to the people while BNP assumes to take

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Elephant kills teen at Mirpur zoo

His father is a mahout of the zoo

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Three more held over Bandarban bank robberies

Three more people, including a woman, were arrested today in connection with the robberies at the Sonali Bank and the Krishi Bank of Bandarban's Thanchi upazila

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Wife of KNF chief, also nurse at Ruma hospital, transferred

Lal Sam Kim Bawm, wife of regional armed group Kuki-Chin National Front chief Nathan Lanchew Bawm and also a nurse at the Ruma Upazila Health Complex, has been transferred to Lalmonirhat 250-bed Hospital

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How was the royal Eid celebration in Dhaka a hundred years ago?

With the pomp and grandeur of the Nawabs of Dhaka, cannons shot at the sighting of the moon and elephants adorned in royal attire paraded the streets.

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